Podcasts in Review

January 9, 2020 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. Awards Chatter Al Pacino – ‘The Irishman’
  2. Hearts of Kyber Episode 15
  3. The Story Geeks The Rise of Skywalker – REACTION
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 240
  5. Doing Talking: Episode 75

Honorable Mentions

  • Full of Sith Episode CCCXLIV is a TROS discussion episode featuring Vanessa Marshall.

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

Ahch-To Radio: Episode 23 is hosted by Alden Diaz as he goes over The Rise of Skywalker. It starts off spoiler free first, then switches to spoilers at the 15 minute mark. Good discussion. Excellent audio and production quality. This is a shorter episode so it might be easier to squeeze into your playlist.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alden Diaz
Rating: Good

Awards Chatter: Al Pacino – ‘The Irishman’ is a live show as Scott interviews Al Pacino. Al talks about his childhood, acting as a kid, The Actor’s Studio, his thoughts on acting, getting his first gigs, The Godfather, Serpico, Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface, Godfather Part III, Scent of a Woman, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and The Irishman. Great interview.

Podcast Network: THR Podcasts
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Scott Feinberg
Rating: Great

Beskar’pod: Chapter 8: Redemption they go over the last episode of The Mandalorian season one. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jeremy, and Johnamarie
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 240 (Blurrgs and Blasters Ch. 6) they go over The Mandalorian “The Prisoner.” Fun breakdown of the episode as they talk about their love for Bill Burr and Xi’an, Vampire movies, and chameleon bounty hunters.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 241 (Blurrgs and Blasters Ch. 7) they go over The Mandalorian “The Reckoning.” Fun breakdown of the episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 148 is their immediate reactions after seeing The Rise of Skywalker and they do go into spoilers. This one is recorded in their car but still sounds pretty good.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Spider-Woman they talk about her powers, the character, other versions, her new outfit, and their recommended reads.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Coruscant Radio Underground: Episode 37 they go over The Mandalorian chapters one through five, and they talk about The Rise of Skywalker tie-in books Force Collector and Resistance Reborn. Daniel joins them for this episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrew, and Merisha
Rating: Good

Coruscant Radio Underground: Episode 38 they talk about The Rise of Skywalker and they do go into spoilers. They talk about how they felt going in, and their thoughts on the movie.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrew, and Merisha
Rating: Good

Doing Talking: Episode 75 features guest Maegan as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker. Madison didn’t like it, but Maegan did, so you get a balanced discussion. As someone who personally liked the film, I really appreciated Maegan’s positive input in the episode. Worth a listen.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Madison 
Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCCXLIV has a quiet intro bit, so fair warning. Mike and Vanessa Marshall join Bryan and Holly for this one as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker. They share their thoughts on the film, they do go into spoilers, and Vanessa even shares a little about the voices she did for the film. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bryan, and Holly
Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCCXLV Bryan and Holly talk about The Mandalorian and the Rise of the Resistance ride at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. They do go into spoilers for both.

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

Hearts of Kyber: Episode 15 they talk about The Rise of Skywalker and their thoughts. They do go into spoilers. It’s a positive discussion as they talk about the things they loved, the things that fell short or were misses, and the variety of opinions. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Christy, and Rae
Rating: Great

Jedi Journals: January 2020 they talk about upcoming books and comics, and recent acquisitions. Jay and Dennis go over the Rebels & Rogues TPB. Afterwards they talk more comics, books, magazines, they go over The Mandalorian and The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 42 they continue their discussion of The Rise of Skywalker as they talk about Rose and her role, Zori Bliss, General Pryde, Lando, Snap, and the Jedi voices.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 43 they breakdown The Mandalorian chapter eight. Good episode.

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

Rebel Force Radio: The Fallout of The Rise of Skywalker they talk about TROS, reactions, the Iger cut, leaving possibilities open on the table when talking about storytelling, more TROS thoughts, broom boy, audio from J.J. Abrams commenting on the movie, and the Emperor’s message from Fortnite.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Sabers and Spells: Episode 8 is all about Star Wars. They talk about Disney+ making Star Wars readily available to kids, the saber in their name, how they got into Star Wars, earliest Star Wars memories, their journey in Star Wars fandom, they talk about what they love about Star Wars, their favorite Star Wars things, and some Star Wars geek fashion stuff.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Christy, and Teresa
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2007 is a preview episode for Star Wars movies in 2020. While there aren’t any coming out this year, we could see production/development start on some.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2008 is a preview episode for Star Wars live action in 2020.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2009 is a preview episode for Star Wars animation in 2020.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2012 goes over box office numbers for The Rise of Skywalker and the J.J. Abrams cut rumors.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2014 is a preview episode for Star Wars books in 2020, and what’s not been revealed yet.

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

Star Wars Spelt Out Podcast: Episode 83 starts with some audio at the theater with friends before seeing the movie, then 19 minutes in switches to the responses after seeing the movie. Good audio quality and a variety of people weigh in with their thoughts.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: Josh Chapman
Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars: Episode 194 features guests Rob Cast and Marc Godsiff as they talk about their thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker. Unfortunately they didn’t really like it so there’s a lot of negative discussion which was too much for me. I made it an hour in before I stopped. From the first hour that I did listen, they go over their initial thoughts, some of them knowing spoilers going in, their spoiler-free thoughts on the movie, then they dive into spoilers and the issues they had with the movie.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 3 hours 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Brad, and Rob
Rating: N/A

The Resistance Broadcast: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spoiler Review! they talk about what it was like on their second viewing, their thoughts on the movie, their likes, and their dislikes.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: James, John, and Lacey
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 87 they talk about The Rise of Skywalker. They don’t edit the language out of this one, so fair warning. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Story Geeks: The Rise of Skywalker – REACTION Jay and Nick go over their thoughts for The Rise of Skywalker with a storytelling focus which results in an interesting discussion. It’s different than everyone else. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Daryl, Jay, and Nick
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Class 9 goes over the first Death Star, from the size and crew, to the length of time to build it, plus some fun humor as usual.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 140 they go over what Star Wars stuff they go for Christmas, then they go over the latest episode of Star Wars Resistance and The Mandalorian Chapter 8.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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