Podcasts in Review

December 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. Podcast Stardust Episode 20
  2. Podcast Stardust Episode 17
  3. Brews and Blasters Episode 233
  4. Star Wars Loose Canon Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 2
  5. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 405

Honorable Mentions

  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 196 gets a mention for being the most bizarre as they talk about facial hair in Star Wars.
  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 197 also earns a mention for being a really good one focusing on the love for TPM.

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 196 features Tom Spina as they talk about facial hair in Star Wars. Yes, they dive into beards and sideburns for the characters in the original trilogy.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 197 they wrap up Phantom Menace year as they talk about the movie, why the love it, what makes it stand apart, the hidden gems in the movie, and they go over listener feedback on TPM. Good episode.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 233 is their Blurrgs and Blasters episode as they talk about The Mandalorian chapter one. Fun episode. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 234 they talk food delivery, then go over their experience at Rhode Island Comic Con and all the people they met. Plus they talk some toys.

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

Full of Sith: Episode CCCXLII covers a lot of ground with some good discussions of each topic. They talk about Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Resistance, and The Mandalorian chapter three.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bryan, and Holly
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 121 they talk about Jedi: Fallen Order – first with a non-spoiler discussion, then they go into spoilers. They talk about the things they like about the game and the things they don’t like. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Minilorian: Chapter 3 is hosted by Jake and Riley as they share their thoughts and observations on the third episode of The Mandalorian and make some predictions for where the show is going.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 70 they talk about The Mandalorian as they cover both episode one and two, the funny moments, awesome moments, and their thoughts and observations. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 24 they talk about The Mandalorian covering the first three episodes as they discuss the things they liked, the things they didn’t, and more. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, and Mark
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 14 goes over Star Wars Resistance “The Engineer.” Nice breakdown and discussion of the episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 15 is a fashion and lifestyle episode as they go over new Star Wars products and items.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 16 is a news episode as they talk about the maclunky edit, the Disney+ app, Mendelsen’s comments about returning as Krennic, Anthony Daniels news, and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 17 goes over The Mandalorian chapter one as they share their thoughts and observations. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Great

Podcast Stardust: Episode 20 they go over The Mandalorian chapter two “The Child.” They talk about how Kuiil always looks for the best solution and how he brings out a different side of the Mandalorian. They talk about baby Yoda being Force sensitive, and they dive into the music. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Great

Podcast Stardust: Episode 24 goes over The Mandalorian chapter three “The Sin.” They talk about the ice cream maker, the signet and helmet stuff, the complexity of the characters, what was the sin, Mandalorian culture, the Mandalorian’s connection to the child, and more. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 25 they go over the news, new footage for TROS, J.J.’s comments, the international poster, new images from Empire magazine, the runtime, celebrity stormtroopers, the novelization cover, new books, Adam Driver and more. Good episode to catch up on what’s going on.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Baby Yoda Merch, Flying Stormtroopers & TROS Hints they talk about baby Yoda stuff, the demand and no supply, the camtono, new TROS clip, J.J.’s comments, Daisy Ridley’s comments, and more.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1974 discusses the stopping point of not needing to see anymore from The Rise of Skywalker until it comes out, ie. all the TV spots and clip promotions. Fair warning, if you’ve already drawn your line in the sand like I have and are boycotting all the new footage, you might not want to listen to this one as Allen does talk about some of the stuff revealed in some of the recent clips.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1975 goes over The Mandalorian chapter five “Sanctuary”.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1976 goes over the month of December and what’s coming with Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1977 talks about the theme of family in Star Wars: A New Hope.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1979 tackles the question of whether the Mandalorian is a Mandalorian and what is a Mandalorian.

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

Still Watching: The Mandalorian – “Chapter Four: Sanctuary” they talk about baby Yoda, Mandalorian culture and the fallout of their traditions, Yoda and the frog, the monster element of the AT-ST, and they have and interview with Gina Carano.

Podcast Network: Vanity Fair
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Anthony, and Joanna
Rating: Good

Star Wars Loose Canon: Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 1 is a special episode focusing on chapter one of The Mandalorian. This one is hosted by Alex and Nick with special guests Chris and Logan. They talk about Disney+, The Mandalorian, some general stuff then they get into the first episode, and they dive into the Star Wars restrooms, bounty hunting and gear, the aliens and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

Star Wars Loose Canon: Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 2 goes over the second episode of The Mandalorian and is hosted by Alex, Patrick and Nick and features guest Chris. Patrick catches up and shares his thoughts on the show so far, they talk about what to call baby Yoda, then they share their thoughts on episode two. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Fun

Star Wars Loose Canon: Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 3 features Nick and guests Chris and Mike as they talk about episode three of The Mandalorian. There’s some silent parts in the episode where I think someone’s audio was cutting out, so if you hear it go quiet, that’s what’s going on.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Okay

TechnoRetro Dads: The Holiday Special Strikes Back at the Mandalorian on Life Day they talk about Life Day, go over jokes, then discuss The Monkeys, they have a Holiday Special skit, then they talk The Mandalorian and they have on guest Chris Luby.

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

TechnoRetro Dads: The Forty Year Mission of the Starship Enterprise they talk about the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture with Jovial Jay, they talk about the Star Trek Sega game, and they talk about the planet Pluto.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 404 they talk a little about The Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian, then they play a movie game, and for their main discussion they go over their favorite battle scenes in films. Good episode.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 405 features Dave, Mikey, Dr. Earl and Garrison as they play a movie game then do an actor draft. They each take on the fictional role of head of a studio and then go round robin as they pick what actors they would want on their rosters. Some interesting choices and a fun episode.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 406 they play a movie game then do their Deucegiving discussion as they go over what their thankful for this year in regards to movies. No Dr. Earl in this one.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Class 4 goes over explosives, from thermal detonators and proton bombs, to seismic charges and pyro dentons. If you haven’t check this podcast out, it’s worth a lesson. The in-universe perspective combined with the production value makes it pretty unique and cool.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Class 5 goes over bounty hunter weapons with a focus on Boba Fett’s gadgets. It goes over his wrist weapons, his flamethrower, his jetpack, vibro blades, and dart launchers.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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