Podcasts in Review

October 3, 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. What The Force? How to Female Fandom
  2. Hearts of Kyber Episode 12
  3. Skytalkers Destiny & Fate
  4. Star Wars Bookworms Episode 105
  5. Rebel Force Radio Bob Iger Book Bombshells/Kevin Feige Joins Star Wars

Honorable Mentions

  • Skytalkers Lost Stars Discussion
  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 189 which highlights Trisha Biggar’s work with the costumes for TPM.
  • Wookiee Radio Episode 128 features an interview with author/artist Jeffrey Brown.

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 189 they do Snoketoberfest, talk about the Babu Frik news, and then discuss the costumes of The Phantom Menace with a particular focus on costume designer Trisha Biggar. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 227 features guest Jay from Yak Face as they talk Triple Force Friday and Star Wars toys. They talk about the different box variants and figure variants, what will be out, the convention exclusive Luke, opening and not opening, and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Good

Children of the Force: Episode 142 they talk about a TV show they’re watching, Jon Favreau’s comments on a Star Wars holiday special, Iger on George Lucas’ Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge and a tie-in book.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 243 still no Corey, but Sancho is back. They talk a little Fringe, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Pokemon, podcast Prime Mates, news, Star Wars thoughts and some Zach Synder. Then they discuss the show Legion. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

ForceCenter: Episode 187 they talk about what they’ve been up to, covers for Star Wars Insider, great Star Wars comic moments and misses as the main series is coming to an end, Rey answering the hero’s call, the Age of Resistance: Rey #1 comic, and there being a time to run and a time to stand. Plus listener questions. Good episode, but no Jennifer in this one.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 172 they talk about advantages and critical immunity, Grievous stuff, Negotiator and ships, and clone character abilities.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 115 they talk about cats, video games, Control, Bob Iger’s book, Kylo’s broken mask and other random stuff. This one’s a casual episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jake, and Riley
Rating: Good

Hearts of Kyber: Episode 12 they discuss cynicism in Star Wars. They look at Rogue One, Jyn’s cynicism at the beginning of the film, and the cynicism of the other characters. They move on to Solo, Q’ira and Beckett, Kanan in Star Wars Rebels, Zeb, Sabine and Ezra, Han Solo in the OT, Hux and the First Order, old Luke and DJ, Owen Lars, Tarkin, Leia at the end of TLJ, Yoda and Obi-Wan in ESB, Palpatine, Asajj Ventress, and other cynicism in TLJ. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Christy, and Rae
Rating: Great

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 30 features Catey’s story as she talks about getting into Star Wars, her love for The Last Jedi, calligraphy, fan fic, and cosplay.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Making Tracks at London Film and Comic Con 2019: Ross Sambridge and Steve Grad they talk with Ross about playing Snoke and sharing the character with Andy Serkis, as well as being a wookiee in Solo and working with Ron Howard. Then they talk with Steve about collecting autographs and getting them authenticated.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, and Mark
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Bob Iger Book Bombshells/Kevin Feige Joins Star Wars they talk about Bob Iger’s memoir, go over some listener voicemails, discuss Luke in The Last Jedi and talk toys, then return to Iger’s book. They play some excerpts from the audiobook, talk about George’s deal with Iger, his thoughts about betraying George, and they also touch on the Kevin Feige news. Nice in-depth discussion of Bob Iger’s book.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Great

Skytalkers: Destiny & Fate they talk about various things, then they discuss fate and destiny in Star Wars. They talk about Anakin, his destiny, and a greek goddess with a similar name. They talk about Rey and what her destiny might be. They talk about Ezra and altering destiny with the World Between Worlds. And they talk about Kylo. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 2 hours 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Lost Stars Discussion they talk about the book and Claudia Gray, they reminisce about reading it when it came out, where it ranks, thoughts on the book and a sequel. They talk about the characters, themes, romance, and they share their favorite quotes. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Kintsugi is soloed by Caitlin as she reads a meta she wrote on Kintsugi and Kylo Ren’s mask. While the subject of Kintsugi is pretty interesting, I have to admit the episode suffers a little from just being read from an article. It’s a lot of info to take in within the short amount of time.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Okay

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1909 takes a look at Han’s rescue from Jabba the Hutt.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1910 goes over Leia’s action hero status in Return of the Jedi.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1911 goes over the Force Friday livestream reveals.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1912 goes over the latest trailer for Jedi: Fallen Order.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1913 goes over the Kevin Feige Star Wars news.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1914 is a Patreon question episode go over various things like armies in Star Wars and top five beards.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1915 goes over what’s coming in October for Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1916 goes over Yoda’s last words before he died and what might be yet to come.

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

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode 105 is hosted by Aaron and special guest Megan as they talk about Force Friday, Jedi: Fallen Order, The Mandalorian, and their main topic – Alphabet Squadron. They talk about the story and the characters but they focus mostly on the characters and some of the themes of the book rather than the plot, so it’s relatively spoiler free. Good discussion.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Teresa, and Aaron
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: October Looms on the Horizon with Movie Monsters from the 80’s they go over October jokes, news, cereal, the video game King of the Monsters, and monster movies. Fun episode.

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

The Star Wars Report: Episode 395 Riley, Mark and Bruce talk about The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo’s helmet, Motley Fool on EA and Star Wars license, they talk comics, Bob Iger’s comments on Star Wars, then Riley talks with Jamie Stangroom about his interviews and his documentary The Empire Strikes Door. Afterwards they talk some more about Star Wars comics and they talk about the Skywalker Saga book. Good episode, though Mark and Bruce are a little hot on the mic at times. I really liked the interview with Jamie as it convinced me to go watch the documentary. It’s worth checking out.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Bruce, Mark, and Riley
Rating: Good

The Soundtrack Show: Casablanca: the Music and History Dave goes over the history of the movie, Warner Bros. making anti-Nazi movies, the story of Casablanca, the use of “As Time Goes Bye”, and Max Steiner’s dislike of the song. Dave goes into the importance of the song and how the story makes it an integral part of the film, plus he goes over the other music in the movie. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Good

What The Force?: How to Female Fandom features guest Natasha Fox as they talk about transformative and curative fandom, female fandom, their participation and contribution, Ahsoka and the way she is used and portrayed, fandom and issues in fandom, podcasts, themes and aspects with characters and Star Wars, homo social contact, gender and roles, power in the darkness within, the shadow side, the heroine’s journey, female buying power and media, issues with male fandom, and more. Great discussion. Definitely worth a listen.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Great

Wookiee Radio: Episode 128 Zoe joins them at the beginning as they talk with author Jeffrey Brown about his Star Wars books and his non-Star Wars books. They go over how he got on board with Star Wars, the approval process, sharing Star Wars with his son, and his other books like Incredible Changebots. Afterwards they go over news, Bob Iger’s memoir and they do a Star Wars quiz. Good episode.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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