Podcasts in Review

December 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. Hearts of Kyber Episode 14
  2. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 268
  3. The Mando Roundup Secret Shriner Society
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 236
  5. Scavenger’s Hoard Episode 124

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…
Beskar’pod: Chapters 1 and 2 they share their observations and thoughts on Disney+, and The Mandalorian episodes one and two. If you’re looking for a good podcast focusing on The Mandalorian, this one is worth adding to your playlist.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeremy, and Johnamarie
Rating: Good

Beskar’pod: Chapter 3 they go over The Mandalorian episode three.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeremy, and Johnamarie
Rating: Good

Beskar’pod: Chapter 4 they go over The Mandalorian episode four, ponder whether this is a different sect of Mandalorians, and lots of love for the episode.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeremy, and Johnamarie
Rating: Good

Beskar’pod: Chapter 5 goes over The Mandalorian episode “The Gunslinger”. They talk about the poor use of Ming Na’s character, the pit droids and Amy Sedaris, the Mandalorian using baby Yoda to read people, and they go over listener feedback. Lot of criticism for this episode.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeremy, and Johnamarie
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Mando #5 is a Patreon exclusive episode as they talk about The Mandalorian chapter five. Nice breakdown, fun episode.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 198 is their holiday special as they talk toys, have on guests to share their Star Wars holiday traditions, and they have bits with DJ and Santa, Kylo Ren singing Silent Night, gift buying for Lady Proxima, visiting Chewbacca, Santa and explosions, and Sawta Gerrera. Fun episode.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 235 features special guest Mike as they talk about The Mandalorian chapter two. Fun 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 236 also features Mike, this time they discuss The Mandalorian chapter three. Another fun episode. I’m really enjoying the Blurrgs and Blasters episodes with Mike.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

DorkLair: Episode 115 Billy and Larry go over recent acquisitions, toy news, then review the S.H. Figuarts Sith Trooper. Good episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Bill, Chris, and Larry
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: The Force Awakens Review they talk about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, then they time travel back in time to watch The Force Awakens again for the first time. Really good production quality. Funny episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, IG-69, and Teeb
Rating: Funny

Fly Casual: Episode 250 they talk about Jedi: Fallen Order, Disney+, John Boyega, then they breakdown the first two episode of The Mandalorian. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Grand Moff Talkin’: Minilorian: Chapter 4 is just hosted by Jasmin and Riley as they go over The Mandalorian chapter four.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Hearts of Kyber: Episode 14 they talk about light side Force abilities from Obi-Wan and Ezra connecting with animals, to Force projection and shatterpoint. Plus there’s some bonus Manadalorian discussion at the end. Great episode.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 30 goes over Star Wars Resistance “The Voxx Vortex 5000”. Good discussion of the episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Mandalorian Aftershow #5 Jimmy, Jason, Billy Mac and special guest Matt go over The Mandalorian “The Gunslinger.” Plus there’s listener call ins as they talk about the first episode written by Dave Filoni, Amy Sedaris’ role, the mystery character and whether it’s Boba Fett or Cad Bane.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 124 they talk about Adam Driver and a recent article on him and The Rise of Skywalker, they go over some TROS clips and delve into some speculation, then they discuss The Mandalorian “Sanctuary” and Star Wars Resistance “Rendezvous Point.” Nice discussions of both shows.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Great

Skytalkers: The Mandalorian: Chapter 3 Discussion they talk about the impact of this episode having a female director, what they think the sin was, the arch and symbolism, the trackers, the lack of females in the show, him never taking his helmet off, and Greef saying he’s the Mando’s only hope.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: The Mandalorian: Chapter 4 they talk about some Star Wars products first, then they speculate that the Mando and Cara know each other. They talk about the color blue, which is dominant in the episode, the cozy fireplace feel of the episode, the time jump, and the trackers.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 268 they talk about what they’ve been up to, then they talk with special guest Craig Miller about his new book. Craig shares some fun stories. Definitely worth a listen.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1980 discusses The Empire Strikes Back.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1981 looks over the first four episode of The Mandalorian, the recurring story elements, and the hero’s journey.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1982 goes over The Mandalorian chapter five “The Gunslinger.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1983 goes over Return of the Jedi. The audio has some issues in this one.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1984 goes over Star Wars Resistance “Kaz’s Curse.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1985 begins the safe zone episodes as we head into The Rise of Skywalker. This means you can listen in safely without hearing any rumors or spoilers for TROS. In this one, Allen talks about how The Rise of Skywalker could be this generation’s Return of the Jedi.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1986 continues the safe zone discussions, this time going over how The Rise of Skywalker differs from Return of the Jedi.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 4 first they talk a little about Jedi: Fallen Order, then they discuss The Mandalorian chapter four. Plus there’s a Law and Order tangent, and they go over listener questions. Good episode.

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

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode 82 features guest Matthew Bortolin as they talk about his book The Zen of R2-D2, Star Wars fandom, outlooks on life and Star Wars, and redemption. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Mark 
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Don’t Get Bored on Christmas Vacation – Play Games! they go over board game jokes, news, they talk about the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and then they talk board games. Fun episode.

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

The Mando Roundup: Secret Shriner Society kicks off a Mandalorian focused spin-off show for Faking Star Wars Radio. The episodes are hosted by Storm Duper and Jemma as they breakdown the episodes, go over their likes and dislikes, and make predictions for the future. Definitely worth checking out. In this one, they go over chapters one and two of The Mandalorian. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, Jemma
Rating: Fun

The Mando Roundup: Smoothies Are the Way goes over The Mandalorian chapter three. They talk about the Ladyorian and her helmet lumps, the bounty hunters code and The Way, Mandalorian equipment, cloning, and their predictions.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, Jemma
Rating: Fun

The Mando Roundup: Only Mostly Dead! they go over The Mandalorian chapter five as they talk about the new bounty hunter, thoughts on Amy Sedaris, likes and dislikes, and predictions for the next episode. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, Jemma
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 86 they talk about The Mandalorian, Mandalorian merch, TROS and how they’ve stopped watching the trailers, then they talk toys, display shelves, recent acquisitions and a shoutout on Zack Ryder’s podcast. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Good

We Have Spoken: A Mandalorian Podcast: Chapter 3 is Children of the Force’s spin-off Mandalorian podcast as they go over episode three of the show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

We Have Spoken: A Mandalorian Podcast: Chapter 4 goes over The Mandalorian episode four. Good discussion. While there’s a lot of podcast out there right now doing coverage of The Mandalorian, this is one of the few podcasts where you’ll get the perspective of the younger generation of Star Wars fans and how they’re viewing the show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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