Podcasts in Review

September 12, 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. The Soundtrack Show Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Music (Part II)
  2. Beltway Banthas Interview: Glenn Beck
  3. Star Wars Spelt Out Episode 68
  4. Fly Casual Episode 240
  5. Fly Casual Episode 239

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Glenn Beck Stephen talks with Glenn about Star Wars, the first time he saw it, thoughts on the prequels, the characters, allegories with history and religion, should Kylo Ren be redeemed, the new movies and characters, virtue signaling, generational change, and exploring the gray vs ignoring truths. Great conversation.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: Stephen Kent
Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: August 2019 – Ewoks Battle for the Sunstar they do a commentary for (episode of the Ewoks cartoon), and it’s pretty fun. This is one of their Patreon bonus episodes.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: August 2019 – More American Graffiti they talk about the sequel for American Graffiti. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Sept 2019 – The Matrix they talk about the first movie, the year it came out, Matrix 4, the franchise, how the story plays out and where the next one could go. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 186 they talk about The Phantom Menace, merchandising, Marfalump, and the commercials. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 224 they talk about the Nightsister Charal, Hasbro getting rid of plastic packaging, timelines, TSA and Galaxy’s Edge bottles, and listener emails. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Doing Talking: Episode 62 touches on Master & Apprentice, drama on social media, Hayden and Ewan seen together, shipping Poe and Zorri, Kelly Marie Tran on redemption, The Mandalorian and EW pics, NYCC news, the Snoke one shot comic, Dark Rey thoughts and listener feedback.

Podcast Network: The Audio Geekdom
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Madison Thames
Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 106 Bill and Chris go over toy news then review the S.H. Figuarts Yoda figure. Good toy review. Good episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, Chris, and Larry
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 238 they talk about the TV show Naked and Afraid, the book Thrawn: Treason, The Mandalorian trailer out of D23 and the Obi-Wan news, they talk about Rian Johnson a bit, then for their main discussion they talk about The Matrix. They talk about the first movie, the sequels, the animated vignettes, and the news for Matrix 4. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Fly Casual: Episode 239 they talk about She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and other marvel shows, Arcade1UP, Transformers toys, Apple’s streaming service, Far From Home getting a re-release, then for their main discussion they talk about the movie Hook. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Fly Casual: Episode 240 starts with a little booze talk, Gillian’s Island, their Star Wars Rebels rewatch, Bumblebee, Eddie Murphy, The Rise of Skywalker trailer from D23, Obi-Wan, Rey theory, Vader Immortal, what the game was like and the story (since they played it), an elaborate and thought provocative Thrawn theory (and also a recap of Zahn’s recent trilogy of Thrawn books), plus some possible TROS leaks. Some great theory discussion in this one.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Galactic War Report: Episode 170 is hosted by Sean and features guest Pico Burrito as they go over the Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Q&A, relics, various stuff, saving fleets, cheating, selling mods, as well non game stuff like The Mandalorian. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Shatterpoint Chapters 14-18 they go over the Wookieepedia article for Pod 17, talk about Knight Errant and Revan, The Rise of Skywalker trailer, the fleet, and dark Rey, Jedi Outcast coming to Switch, then their book discussion. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Shatterpoint Chapters 19-21 they ramble a bit then get to their book discussion. Good book discussion as always. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 259 includes some audio from John Williams at The Hollywood Bowl, which they talk about, they also discuss the Avengers campus D23 news, the Star Wars star cruiser hotel, and Vader Immortal with some various interviews from D23, and they talk with Rick Peralto about liningup.net.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1889 goes over movie code names, Episode IX, Carbonado Industries, black diamond and Kylo Ren.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1891 goes over EW’s coverage of The Mandalorian.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1892 goes over some news and notes on various things on 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 1893 begins a discussion of the nature of hope in Star Wars. Nice discussion.

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

Star Wars Spelt Out: Episode 68 is hosted by Josh Chapman and features guest Anthony “Rural Farmboy” Welling as he talks about his fandom, listening to podcasts and getting into social media. They talk about the Disney buy out, Solo, and Anthony talks a bit about himself. Great conversation. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Josh Chapman
Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars: Episode 183 they talk about locations in Episode IX, reboots, video games, fun Masters of Teras Kasi discussion, and they go into a Rey clone theory.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Brad, and Rob
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Bicycles: Breaking Away with American Flyers they go over bicycle jokes, cereal bowls with amplifiers and other cereal stuff, they go over the movie Breaking Away and other bike movies, and they share some bike stories, plus they go over the video game Paperboy. Fun episode.

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

The Soundtrack Show: Raiders of the Lost Ark: the Music (Part II) goes over the music of the opening of the film, how it’s two movies in one, Ben Burt’s sound work and how he got some of those iconic sounds, and the ark’s theme. Excellent episode. A must listen for Indy fans.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Excellent

The Star Wars Report: Dragon Con 2019 – The Mandalorian Speculation Panel is the audio of the panel hosted by Riley and featuring Michael and Christi Morris, Bryan Young and Peggy Eisenhower as they talk about The Mandalorian, the teasers and trailers, the characters and their thoughts on the show, plus audience Q&A.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Bruce, Mark, and Riley
Rating: Good

Who Talks First: Who Talks First about The Harbinger of Doom 2: Electric Boogaloo they talk about John Williams concert, then they dive into the harbinger of doom theory regarding Rey and Kylo.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Solo, and CT
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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