Podcasts in Review

October 17, 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 Nerd Room Episode 189
  2. Around the Galaxy Episode 35
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 191
  4. Kanata’s Castle Episode 66
  5. The Fantha From Down Under Episode 36

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

501stCast: Episode 119 they go over new costumes, mission reports and upcoming events. Great rundown of what the 501st Legion has been up to.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, Marcus, Nicky, and Todd
Rating: Good

Around the Galaxy: Episode 35 features Becca Benjamin (Tarkin’s Top Shelf, Kanata’s Castle, Planet Leia) as she talks about her Star Wars fandom, finding wonder in Star Wars, fandom in general, the character of Leia, the key to Star Wars stories, Obi-Wan, Padme, and more. Plus they go through the usual Star Wars questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 191 they do their Snoketoberfest segment, then they talk about The Art of Revenge of the Sith book. They talk about the development and design process, highlight some of the artwork from the book, and dive into some of the fun details mentioned therein. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 116 they talk games, books, Riley gives an honest review of Black Spire, Jake talks some about the Battlefront II story mode, and there’s a little bit about Making a Murderer.

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

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 66 they touch on some of the comments from the Bob Iger memoir, they talk a little Vader Immortal, and they get into some memorable, horrible moments in Star Wars like Luke fighting the rancor or Vader’s lightsaber scene in Rogue One. They also highlight some of the main villains in Star Wars. Good episode. They cover a lot of territory in this one and a variety of discussions given the broadness of the topic.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Me and My Padawan: Episode 33 back from a hiatus, they tackle what’s coming down the line in Star Wars for the next couple months including Star Wars Resistance season two, The Mandalorian, and some of the upcoming books and comics.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ryan, and Braden
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Wedge Returns! And, George Lucas’ Side of the Story they talk toys, Force Friday, and Star Wars being eclipsed by Frozen 2. They go over trailer rumors, voicemails, then they touch on George Lucas’ interview with Charlie Rose to see how George’s side of the story compares with Bob Iger’s. They also dive a little into the voice of Palpatine.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Weird Force Stuff they talk about miscellaneous elements of the Force that fall on the weird side, from Mace Windu’s shatterpoint ability, to Quinlan Vos and pschometry. They talk about Ezra talking to animals, Kylo and Rey’s Force bond, the Guardians of the Whills, the Bendu, Palpatine and blood sacrifices, and more. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 2 hours 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 262 they go over the Jungle Cruise trailer, then they talk Walt Disney World as they go over the Pandora theme park, the International Food and Wine Festival, the gondolas, Toy Story land and more.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1923 discusses the role of hope in Revenge of the Sith.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1924 discusses the fate of Kylo Ren, and Rey’s parents.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1927 goes over the comic Age of Resistance: Rose #1.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1928 goes over some info from the Age of Resistance comics.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1930 goes over episode two of Star Wars Resistance season two.

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

TechnoRetro Dads: The Long Lineage of the Addams Family they share Halloween jokes, touch on the news, share a Halloween recipe, then talk about The Addams Family, from the comic strip to the films. Afterwards they talk about Halloween costumes. Fun episode.

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

The 602 Club: Episode 252 Matt, Christy and John Mills talk about Joker. This one is a full spoiler discussion as they dive into the various layers of the film, the progression into violence which leads to less crazy and more evil, what’s funny and what’s not, collective decision making and majority rules, Thomas Wayne’s role and what he spins into motion. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Trek.fm
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Christy, and Matthew
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 400 kicks off part one of their Deucecast virtual film festival as they talk about some films and documentaries and have on guests to highlight more noteworthy films. Guests in this episode include Jennifer Kaufman, Pinky, Jeremy Burgess, Shaz and Shua. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Fantha From Down Under: Episode 36 features guest Din as they talk music, The Tragically Hip, being inspired to mix Star Wars in his music, and the hero’s journey. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Adam O’Brien
Rating: Good

The Nerd Room: Episode 189 Carlos, Tim, Troy and Sunjay start off with a spoiler free discussion of Joker, then they talk about DC’s Black Label and their thoughts on more movies like this. From there things shift to spoiler territory as they dive deeper into the movie. They talk about the director, Gotham as a character in the film, Thomas Wayne’s role, the mind bending aspect to the movie, Joaquin Phoenix, his laugh, transitioning to the Joker, his delusions, exerting control through violence, what’s real and what isn’t, not being able to see through the makeup, and some really great, spoilery observations I can’t go into further here. If you’ve seen the film, this episode is a great one to check out as it will help you process the film and some of the deeper layers within it. This one is my pick of the week.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tim, Troy, and Sunjay
Rating: Great

The Saturday Morning Super-Cast: Episode 8 features Jeff, Taylor and Cory as they talk about The Real Ghostbusters cartoon and Ghostbusters cereal.

Podcast Network: Marvin Dog Media
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Cory, and Jeff
Rating: Good

The Soundtrack Show: The Goonies: the Music Dave talks about the composer, the main theme, the Goonies theme, chase music, Data’s theme, the deleted octopus scene and the music for it, the nod to The Great Escape, and other nods and themes. Great discussion of the movie and its music.

Podcast Network: HowStuffWorks
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

What The Force?: Ring Theory, Reverse Anidala & Vader Immortal features guest Chelsea as they talk about Star Wars video games and storytelling, ring theory – small rings, momentary rings, iterative rings, then they get back to Vader Immortal and the various layers to the game. There are some dead air segments where they’re suppose to plays some audio from the game but there’s nothing but dead air, so if you hit one of those, just wait a minute or two and they’ll start talking again.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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