Podcasts in Review

September 5, 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. Brews and Blasters Episode 222
  2. The Sandcrawler Episode 80
  3. The Soundtrack Show Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Music (Part 1)
  4. The Living Force Episode 19
  5. Around the Galaxy Episode 29

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Around the Galaxy: Episode 29 features an interview with Star Wars Resistance voice actor Christopher Sean. He talks about being an on camera actor and getting into voice acting, how he got the role for Kaz in Star Wars Resistance, representation, the ending of the show with season two being planned and how it will lead right up to The Rise of Skywalker, working with Oscar Isaac, recording the episodes, his experiences at Star Wars Celebration, charity work and more. Fun interview.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 222 they talk about the wedding they went to, Fan Expo Boston, meeting Vanessa Marshall, and then they dive into all the D23 Star Wars news, trailer breakdowns, plus a funny purrgil impression. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 223 they talk action figures, Sy Snootles, SDCC exclusives, and more as they dedicate this whole episode to need’em got’em. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Galactic War Report: Episode 169 they talk about Grand Arena teams, team strategies, relic amplifiers, character archetypes, and what they’re currently grinding in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Jedi Journals: September 2019 they talk about Disney+, the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, comics, then Jay and Dennis go over Age of Rebellion: Heroes and Age of Rebellion: Villains. Then Jay and Chris go over upcoming comics, books, and magazines.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 63 they talk wine, Star Wars news, share their thoughts on the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, touch on storytelling and how young people in Star Wars are thrown into war, discuss if the Sith Troopers could be clones, and talk some Star Wars Resistance. Plus there’s a potty humor story. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Fun

Skytalkers: DragonCon 2019: Episode IX Speculation Panel is the audio from their panel at DragonCon which featured Caitlin, Charlotte, Alex and Molly from Star Wars Explained, and Thomas from The Legal Geeks as they talked about what the title means, dark Rey thoughts, stormtrooper rebellions, C-3PO and his red eyes, what Rose will be up to, the new characters, the legacy characters, Kylo, the Knights of Ren, Palpatine and crowd questions. Good panel.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 258 they talk about D23, which they went to, and they share some audio from the convention. They go over the Disney+ content, reveals, guests, TV shows, trailers, posters and more. They cover not just the Star Wars stuff, but he Marvel and Disney stuff as well. Good recap of everything. Great coverage.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 2 hours 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1882 goes over some info on Moff Gideon from interviews with Giancarlo Esposito.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1887 goes over what’s happening in September for Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1888 discusses the ring dark side Rey is wearing in the TROS trailer.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 85 they go over the news, Secrets of the Jedi book, Star Wars Resistance season two trailer, then discuss Thrawn: Treason which does go into spoilers. Good discussion. They also touch on listener feedback. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 86 is a That’s SO Wizard episode as they go over various Star Wars merchandise, clothing, collectibles and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Fun

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 87 they go over what they’ve been up to, news, Galaxy’s Edge stuff, Mavel’s main Star Wars comic title coming to an end, Run Disney events, and then they go over all the Star Wars stuff that came out of D23 – the trailers, the posters and the reveals. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dennis, Jay, and Taxus
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 44 features an interview with Bill Slavicsek going over his work for West End Games, Wizards of the Coast, and his new book. He talks about his work on the RPG books and the sourcebook, adding to the Star Wars universe and developing the aliens, working with Lucasfilm, his work on the Guide to the Star Wars Universe books, and how WOTC actually had a partnership with Bioware for the Knights of the Old Republic game. Interesting interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Max Headroom, Network 23, and D23 Star Wars Updates they theme this one around Max Headroom as they share computer jokes, go over the D23 Star Wars news and trailers, then discuss Max Headroom, the character’s backstory, and the difference between how the shows were done in the UK and the US with the character. 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 393 features guests Jennifer Kaufman and Jennifer Novotny as they play a movie game then go over their top five Jennifers in movies..

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 394 features Dave, Mikey and Dr. Earl as they go over all the upcoming movies this Fall. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Living Force: Episode 19 Cory and Charles talk with author Delilah S. Dawson about writing, her projects, her pseudonym, stories she likes to tell, her Star Wars fandom, and her latest book Black Spire. She talks about how the book came about, what she was given to go off of, the difference between it and Phasma, integrating things from her kids, why knitting is in Star Wars, sneaking in a nod to Kylux, and her next book The Skywalker Saga. Great interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Charles, Cory, and Eric
Rating: Great

The Sandcrawler: Episode 80 they talk about Disney+, The Mandalorian, and the Obi-Wan news out of D23. They speculate on what Mandalorian figures we might get, and what the Obi-Wan show might be about. They go over some listener feedback, touch on replacing collections, and Dan shares a toy disaster. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Soundtrack Show: Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Music (Part 1) touches on how Lucas and Spielberg came up with Indiana Jones, the difference between the music of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, and a closer look at the main theme and Marion’s love theme. Great episode.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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