Podcasts in Review

December 19, 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 Soundtrack Show Morricone, “Spaghetti Westerns” and The Man With No Name (Part I)
  2. The Soundtrack Show Morricone, “Spaghetti Westerns” and The Man With No Name (Part II)
  3. Star Wars Loose Canon Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 6
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 237
  5. The Mando Roundup Mando Gump Shrimp Company

Honorable Mentions

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Beskar’pod: Chapter 6 they share their thoughts on The Mandalorian “The Prinsoner.” They go over likes and dislikes, listener feedback and more. Good discussion.

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

Blast Points Podcast: The Mandalorian CH 6 is a Patreon episode as they go over The Mandalorian “The Prisoner.” They talk about how the Mandalorian has realized he’s changed, the crew, director squadron and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Bounties and Blasters: Chapter 3 “The Sin” they talk directors, what the sin is, speculate where all the Mandalorian are, and they go over all the easter eggs. Bounties and Blasters is hosted by Brad (Friends of the Force) and Madison (Doing Talking) as a special team-up podcast covering The Mandalorian. Their good, upbeat, positive discussions of the episodes with excellent audio quality and production value. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

Bounties and Blasters: Chapter 4 “Sanctuary” they go over the similarities to The Magnificent 7 and Pale Rider, The Clone Wars episode, the need for this new Mandalorian culture to reform, Cara, and water and fish symbolism.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

Bounties and Blasters: Chapter 5 “The Gunslinger” they talk about what the episode might have been building out for the future, the mystery character, Fett theories, easter eggs, and their favorite westerns.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

Bounties and Blasters: Chapter 6 “The Prisoner” they go over the Vulture article on who is playing the Mandalorian in the suit, they talk about the sound effects at the end of episode five, then they go over “The Prisoner.” They talk about the crew, the horror elements, the action, and the easter eggs.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 237 (Blurrgs and Blasters – Chapter 4) they discuss The Mandalorian “Sanctuary,” from Bryce Dallas Howard’s directing, to the Battle For Endor vibes. Nice coverage of the episode. They also get into the article about how Pedro Pascal is not the primary guy in the Mando armor. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 238 (Blurrgs and Blasters – Chapter 5) they go over The Mandalorian “The Gunslinger.” Lots of love for the episode. They talk about returning to Tatooine and how it’s changed. The new bounty hunter. Whether it could be Boba Fett at the end. Three Stooges and New Year’s tangent.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Cherry Bombs – The Underappreciated Movies Podcast: Howard the Duck is a great discussion of the film. The show is hosted by Dustin and Nick. They talk about the comics, George Lucas’ interest in the character, how he wanted to do an animated film but was contractually obligated to do a live action movie, how the movie got made, the people in it, the suit, the music, Duckworld, duck nudity, and then they breakdown the movie from beginning to end. There’s some adult discussion, so fair warning. This is a great conversation on the movie, and that’s coming from someone who has never seen it. Worth a listen.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dustin, and Nick
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 182 features John and special guest Dan as he talks about his site and the new data they’ll be able to share about Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Plus they also talk about the new characters from The Rise of Skywalker that are in the game.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Millionaire Interviews: Episode 155 features Patrick Montgomery owner of the KC Cattle Company. He talks about his overnight success and exposure from an article, the different kinds of advertising he tried, finding what made their business unique, being a vet, how he got to opening his business, starting a cattle business, and his plans for expansion. It’s an interesting interview, and a well done show with excellent audio and production quality.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Austin Peek
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 18 goes over Star Wars Resistance “From Beneath.” They talk about the nods to Lord of the Rings and Jurassic Park. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 26 goes over Star Wars Resistance “Rendezvous Point.” Nice breakdown of the episode.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 27 they talk about the Jedi and the line between Yoda and Rey as they go through all the apprentice pairs that lead from one to the other.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 28 goes over The Mandalorian “Sanctuary.”

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 31 they talk about the Sith, Darth Bane, the origin of the rule of two, Darth Plagueis, Sidious, Maul, and Dooku. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 32 they go over The Mandalorian “The Gunslinger.” They talk about the fan service, going back to Tatooine, the rookie bounty hunter, Ming Na, Amy Sedaris, and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 34 they go over Star Wars Resistance “Kaz’s Curse.” Great discussion of the episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 35 is a “World Between Worlds” episode as they go over Star Wars fashion stuff and other items. From insta pot and build a bear, to shoes and more, they cover a wide range of items.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Radio Free Endor: The Mando and The Child features special guest Jason Christman as they talk about The Mandalorian not being available in the UK, the Star Wars Arcade1Up cabinet, the Drunk series, and building their own droid. Then they talk about chapters 1 and 2 for The Mandalorian. Fair warning, the intro in this episode is a little quiet so be patient and you’ll hear it fade in. Some nice little Mando audio bits throughout the episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Jamie
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Mandalorian Aftershow #6 features special guest Steve Glosson as they go over “The Prisoner.” They talk directors, end credit music, some general discussion and love for the show, whether Ran wanted those people dead, the cameos, listener call ins, and the Mando’s back history. Always good to hear from Steve.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Sixth Scale Scavengers: Episode 36 is hosted by Brian, Chris and TC as they talk movies trailers, then dive into Hot Toys figures. They focus on Marvel and Star Wars and talk about new figures, recent purchases, displaying them, managing their collections, and they go over the Iron Man Mk VII figure. Lot of general, free flow discussion rather than being heavily segmented and organized. If you’re looking for a podcast that focuses on Marvel and Star Wars sixth scale figures, this one is worth a listen.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brian, Chris, and TC
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1989 goes over The Mandalorian “The Prisoner.” Allen goes over the surprises, easter eggs, and looks forward to the last two episodes.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1990 is part one of the interview with author Christian Blauvelt. They go over his Be More… Star Wars books, how they came about, how Leia and Vader are both very hands on people, and Lando’s art of persuasion. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1992 is part two of the interview with author Christian Blauvelt. They go over his book How Not To Get Eaten By Ewoks. Some fun tidbits about writing from a hospital bed and what it was like working with the story group.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 5 is hosted by Nick, Patrick, Chris and special guest Ryan as they talk a little Home Alone, then discuss good and bad fan service. Then they dig into The Mandalorian “The Gunslinger”. Good discussion of the show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

Star Wars Loose Canon: Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 6 is hosted by Alex, Nick, Chris and special guest Storm Duper from Faking Star Wars Radio. They talk about fat Tom Waits, lumpy Twi’leks, New Republic droids, and they even go off on a Finn sleeper agent tangent. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Fun

Star Wars Sessions: Episode 42 Matt and Luke go over the news, the Rise of the Resistance ride, John Boyega’s comments, Richard E. Grant’s reaction to TROS, they talk about The Mandalorian chapter five, TROS speculation, new Force powers, and listener questions.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Bly, Luke and Matt
Rating: Good

Still Watching: The Mandalorian“Chapter Six: The Prisoner” first they touch on the mystery character from episode five, then go over episode six. They also touch on their expectations for The Rise of Skywalker. I’m probably going to drop this podcast as I’m not enjoying it that much. There’s a lot of people doing Mandalorian podcasts, and in my opinion, other people are doing it better.

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

Talking Bay 94: Episode 53 is an interview with Craig Barron who talks about his work on The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Willow, and his company Matte World and other film work. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

The Mando Roundup: Mando Gump Shrimp Company they talk about the shrimp raiders, Cara, Omera, and the Mando three-way, plot holes, and predictions. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, Jemma
Rating: Fun

The Mando Roundup: Mando’s Motley Crew they talk about the single hard working dad trying to take care of a kid aspect of the show, and they share their criticisms on The Mandalorian “The Prisoner.” While it’s not all positive, it is a good discussion of the show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, Jemma
Rating: Good

The Soundtrack Show: Morricone, “Spaghetti Westerns” and The Man With No Name (Part I) Dave talks about Ennio Morricone, how he went from trumpet player to composer, and how the movie A Fistful of Dollars came together. He talks about Leone and close-ups, the man with no name, the soundtrack and how it doesn’t match the film, and more. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

The Soundtrack Show: Morricone, “Spaghetti Westerns” and The Man With No Name (Part II) goes over For A Few Dollars More, the main theme, the degree of evil of the bad guy, the stop watch theme and the big showdown. Dave also goes over The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

The Soundtrack Show: Return of the Jedi: the Music (Part I) goes over the opening of the film and the significance of the music swell as Luke makes his plunge. Dave talks about George’s work on the script, Jabba the Hutt’s theme, the Emperor’s music, the Ewok Music, and Luke and Leia’s theme. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

The Soundtrack Show: Return of the Jedi: the Music (Part II) Dave goes over different themes, Max Reebo’s music, Yoda’s death theme and more. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

University of Coruscant: Class 6 goes over blaster rifles, stun mode and how that works, the popularity of the E-11, knock offs, the Wookiee bowcaster, Geonosian sonic blasters, and the disruptor rifle. Nice mixture of fun and informative.

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

University of Coruscant: Class 7 goes over mounted weapons.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Good

We Have Spoken: A Mandalorian Podcast: Chapter 5 and 6 they start with “The Gunslinger”, speculate on the mystery character, and then go over “The Prisoner.” Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 138 they talk about what they’ve been up to, they go over Star Wars Resistance “Kaz’s Curse,” they talk about The Mandalorian, baby Yoda, Star Wars gifts, they go over some Star Wars trivia, and Star Wars McDonald’s toys.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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