Podcasts in Review

August 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Coffee With Kenobi Episode 290
  2. Wookiee Radio Episode 121
  3. Making Tracks Making Tracks at London Film and Comic Con 2019: An Interview with Corey Dee Williams
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 220
  5. The ForceCast The ForceCast Author Series with Special Guest Zoraida Cordova

Honorable Mentions

  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 183 focuses on Jabba the Hutt

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 183 is their Jabbapalooza episode as they talk all things Jabba the Hutt. They talk about the earl script drafts and descriptions, the puppet vs the CGI versions, and even his appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as other Hutts. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 220 they go over listener voicemail, talk food, toys, books, some non-spoiler discussion of Thrawn: Treason, and they go over some publishing news and info. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 290 features guest Cavan Scott as they talk about his audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost, understanding the core of Dooku, the dragon, showing Dooku as a padawan, Rael and Sifo-Dyas. Great conversation. Plus Dan and Tom go over the news.

Podcast Network: Coffee With Kenobi
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dan Zehr
Rating: Great

Doing Talking: Episode 58 goes over the newly announced book The Secrets of the Jedi and the pages revealed from the book, thus diving into some of the information revealed and the artwork. Could this be the perspective of Force ghost Luke? Good coverage of what was revealed. This episode also touches on Star Wars Rollout and listener feedback.

Podcast Network: The Audio Geekdom
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Madison Thames
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: Spaceballs they kick off with the news segment, talk about The Secrets of the Jedi book, do the Fakeometer and Duel of the Fakes, go over listener feedback on the comedic moments in Star Wars, then they talk about Spaceballs and Hardware Wars. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Storm Duper
Rating: Fun

ForceCenter: Episode 180 features Ken, Joseph and special guest Tony Thaxton as they talk about what they’ve been up to, Disney+, The Mandalorian, comic news, then they talk about the music of Star Wars and the various themes. Okay episode.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Okay

Full of Sith: Episode CCCXXVIII Bryan and Holly talk about midi-chlorians in this episode in response to some fans arguing that midi-chlorians demystified the Force. They also talk about the aspects of controlling the Force versus being controlled by the Force. It’s an okay discussion as both of them are very much okay with midi-chlorians so it’s pretty one sided and doesn’t delve too deeply into the topic and its potential.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Bryan, and Holly
Rating: Okay

Galactic War Report: Episode 166 is soloed by John as he goes over the Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes cheating scandal, territory wars, Geonosians, and what he’s grinding. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Geek Out Loud: Episode 246 Steve is joined by Shazbazzar as they play some parody songs, talk steelbooks, Infinity Gauntlet collectible, and then they’re joined by Cam as they do some Brian Johnson impersonations, talk Mumra, cartoons, themes, Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Skrulls, X-Men and comics. It’s a very random episode with a lot of Spider-Man discussion later on. It’s fun at times but it’s a long episode.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 2 hours 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: Steve Glosson
Rating: Okay

Jedi Journals: August 2019 they talk about Star Wars comic variants, comic news, Jay and Dennis discuss the Doctor Aphra TPB Worst Among Equals, Jay and Chris go over comic releases, the Batuu cook book, and they review Master and Apprentice, plus some other publishing news. Good episode.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 62 they go over stuff, do their “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” segment on the Gentle Giant Ahsoka statue, then they talk about the Skywalkers, the Mortis gods, Force ghosts and Chiss skywalkers (some possible spoilers for Thrawn: Treason, I skipped ahead to avoid them).

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Making Tracks at London Film and Comic Con 2019: An Interview with Corey Dee Williams is the audio of the panel Mark hosted as he talks with Corey about his work in Return of the Jedi and the character of Lando. Pretty good panel. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, and Mark
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Shatterpoint – Chapters 1-5 they touch a little on how there’s adult content in Shatterpoint, then delve off into some thoughts on Thrawn: Treason which may or may not have included spoilers, I went and skipped past them. They share their thoughts on upcoming books, Galaxy’s Edge tie-in stuff, and they read a Wookieepedia article on a skiff guard. At 40 minutes in, they finally get to their book discussion for the first five chapters of Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover. Good book discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars: Galaxy’s On the Edge they talk about Jason’s vacation, Jimmy’s trip to Galaxy’s Edge, park attendance, the Disney investor’s call, JC’s Scum & Villainy bar, artist Otis Frampton and his Jawa comic ideas, Favreau and The Mandalorian, and Kevin Smith’s comments on Episode IX.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1861 goes over the book A Crash of Fate, when it takes place, and the state of affairs on Batuu.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1863 goes over Batuu and its importance.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1864 goes over Vi Moradi’s hair style and whether she is in A Crash of Fate.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1865 goes over the importance of romance in Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1866 discusses the idea of speculation without attachment, how speculation was when the Emperor appeared in the original trilogy vs the speculation with Snoke and fan reaction, and taking all of that into mind when looking ahead toward The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1867 remembers Star Wars podcaster Steve Kirk who recently passed away.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Cloak & Dagger, Red Dawn, and Uncle Buckaroo Banzai they go over theater jokes, movie news, The Matrix 20th anniversary, cereal, and then they discuss the movies Buckaroo Banzai, Cloak & Dagger, Red Dawn, and Uncle Buck. They also go over the video game Crazy Climber and listener feedback. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Fun

The DeuceCast Movie Show: Episode 391 features Dave, Mikey, Dr. Earl and Pinky as they rank and discuss their top ten favorite Quentin Tarantino films.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The ForceCast: The ForceCast Author Series with Special Guest Zoraida Cordova they talk about her Star Wars book A Crash of Fate, working in Galaxy’s Edge, the timeline and working Delilah’s Black Spire, why Vi was not included, and she goes over her own characters, the story and they do get into some spoilers. Good interview.

Podcast Network: ForceCast.Net
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Steve Dunk
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 79 they talk about a weird piece of Leia merch, recent purchases and acquisitions, figure displays, lighting, they have their retrospective segment on TPM figures, and they share a concert story. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Saturday Morning Super-Cast: Episode 2 features Jeff, Cory and special guest Dan Zehr as they talk about Pac-Man cereal, Kix, Dan talks about his Pac-Man fandom, and they talk about the Pac-Man animated series. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Marvin Dog Media
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Cory, and Jeff
Rating: Fun

Wookiee Radio: Episode 121 features Mike Derrick and special guest me as we talk about Galaxy’s Edge and the conversations about the attendance. We talk about the release dates of the Star Wars films and our thoughts on the timing, plus thoughts on Star Wars shows and Star Wars Rollout. We go over the theory that the Sith Troopers are Revan’s troops from the Old Republic, and an article on recommended Star Wars reading. We have a lot of fun in this one.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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