Podcasts in Review

October 24, 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. Blast Points Podcast Episode 192
  2. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 117
  3. Star Wars Loose Canon Hoth Topic
  4. The Soundtrack Show Danny Elfman: from Boingo to Beetlejuice
  5. Wookiee Radio Episode 131

Honorable Mentions

  • Adolescence After Alderaan Episode 44 is a fun book discuss episode to check out.
  • Brews and Blasters Episode 229 is a fun mix of food, whiskey and Star Wars.
  • Scavenger’s Hoard Episode 118 is a good TROS trailer discussion episode to check out.

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Adolescence After Alderaan: Episode 44 they go over The Young Jedi Knights book Return to Ord Mantell. They talk about Kyp joking about genocide, all the new crushes, Han still being a terrible parent and almost being portrayed as Hugh Grant, troubles with the Jedi academy, Luke’s thoughts on Uncle Owen, and afterwards they talk a little break to say which Star Wars characters would go in which Harry Potter houses. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caroline, and Meg
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 192 they talk about the new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, with a brief break for Snoketoberfest. Of all the trailer episodes I’ve listened to so far, this one was the most fun.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 229 kicks off with some sandwich talk, spilling whiskey, TOBASCO whiskey, the deluxe soundtrack for Howard the Duck, farewell for Diahann Carroll, then they get into Force Friday, their toy hunts and Gamestop. This is part one of their Force Friday discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 230 is part two of their Force Friday discussion as they open up some toys and reviews them. This one is an all toy episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Doing Talking: Episode 68 features special guest Megan as they discuss the new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker.

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

ForceCenter: The Rise of Skywalker trailer! Jennifer joins them for the first 16 minutes to talk about the trailer, then Joseph and Ken do their deep dive.

Podcast Network: ForceCenter
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Ken, Jennifer, and Joseph
Rating: Good

Friends of the Force: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Final Trailer Reaction & Initial Thoughts Brad shares his thoughts on the trailer.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad Whipple
Rating: Okay

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 117 they do a fun commentary for Ewok Adventure Caravan of Courage.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Keepers of the Fringe: Episode 116 is a show hosted by Chris and Derrick and, judging by this episode, they talk about movies and video games, from the news to their thoughts on specific games and films. In this one they talk about some video games news, movie news, Leto’s Joker, Stephen King’s favorite horror movies, they talk some music, then discuss Friday the 13th Part 6. There is some cussing so keep that in mind if you listen to podcasts with your kids around. If you’re looking for a movie discussion podcast you might want to give this one a try.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Chris, and Derrick
Rating: Good

Radio D’Qar: The Rise of Skywalker Final Trailer Reaction Doug shares his thoughts on the trailer.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Okay
Host: Doug
Rating: Okay

Rebel Force Radio: The Rise of Skywalker: Final Trailer Reaction Show LIVE! was a listener call in show to discuss the trailer, so variety of opinions on this one.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Sabers and Spells: Scoops Ahoy America: Stranger Things Season 3 they discuss how it compared to the previous seasons, talk about what they liked and didn’t like, and delve into some listener feedback. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Christy, and Teresa
Rating: Good

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 118 is their thoughts and observations on the new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. This was one of the better TROS trailer discussions I listened to.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Resistance: A Quick Salvage Run they go over their highs and lows for the episode, their thoughts on it, observations, the mention of conditioning for Tam, Doza’s ownership of the station, and more.

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

Skytalkers: The Rise of Skywalker Full Trailer Reaction they share their thoughts on the trailer.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1931 goes over the nature of hope in The Force Awakens.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1936 Allen does a breakdown of the new The Rise of Skywalker trailer.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1937 goes over the most shocking moments in the new TROS trailer.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars Loose Canon: Hoth Topic feature Nick, Patrick, and special guest producer Chris as they talk about Hoth. They talk about the design choice of the planet, the military strategy of the Empire’s attack, the practicality of walkers, the leaders, and their own Hoth attack strategies. Fun conversation. If you get tired of hearing people talk about the trailer, this is a good one to break up the monotony.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Fun

Star Wars Sessions: Episode 34 they talk about Star Wars Resistance season two, Rian Johnson’s latest comments, Allegiance #1, merch, the conversation between Luke and Yoda in The Last Jedi, and they go over some listener questions.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Bly, and Matt
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 48 features Juan-Luis Sanchez who was a visual effects artist for Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. He talks about how he got into the movie business, working on the prequels, using digital costumes, and he shares some stories from working on the films. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Space Camp with JediShua and Scary Robots Shazbazzar talks about the Cheap Trick concert he went to, they go over robot jokes, cereal, Shua talks about his trip to Space Camp, then they talk about the movie Space Camp, and they discuss scary movie robots. 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 401 is part two of their virtual film festival featuring guests Joe Tavano, Clay Shaver, Jennifer Novotny, Scott and Garrison Ryfun.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Geek State Podcast: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker final trailer reaction and quick review Chris solo hosts this one as he shares his quick thoughts on the trailer.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Chris, and James
Rating: Good

The Organa Digest: S3 Ep 4 they talk about the new The Rise of Skywalker trailer, then bring on guest Sarah to talk about it some more. Audio is a little glitchy.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Laura, and Susan
Rating: Okay

The Sandcrawler: Episode 83 features guest Jake Stevens as they talk about Thanksgiving movies, the visual guide books, then they talk toys and local shops, the 3-3/4 inch figure line, Jurassic Park dinos, Power of the Force and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Soundtrack Show: Danny Elfman: from Boingo to Beetlejuice goes over Danny Elfman’s childhood, playing violin in a circus, touring Africa, being in the band Oingo Boingo, breathing fire, and his early filmwork. Dave talks about Danny’s work for Weird Science, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Back to School, and Beetlejuice. Great episode.

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

Wookiee Radio: Episode 131 they talk about Heroes & Villains merch, Star Wars Resistance “Salvage Run”, then they’re joined by guests Richard and Sarah from Skywalking Through Neverland. They play a Star Wars Family Feud game, Rich and Sarah talk about their podcast, the differences between the Disneyland and Disney World Galaxy’s Edge parks, Star Wars Resistance, various Star Wars stuff, Disney+, books, comics, and more. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Fun

WSTR Galactic Public Access: TROS Final Trailer Breakdown! Aaron does a recap of the trailer and shares his thoughts on it.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Aaron Houillon
Rating: Okay

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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