Podcasts in Review

January 16, 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. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 412
  2. Around the Galaxy Episode 49
  3. Bounties and Blasters Season 1 Recap
  4. Skytalkers Three Year Anniversary Special
  5. Brews and Blasters Episode 242

Honorable Mentions

  • 501stCast Episode 120 includes a story from one of the 501st troopers who was in The Mandalorian.

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review…

501stCast: Episode 120 they go over current Legion strength, new costumes, and troop reports including a trooper who was in The Mandalorian.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, Marcus, Nicky, and Todd
Rating: Good

Around the Galaxy: Episode 49 features Star Wars comic editor Heather Antos as she talks about translating for droids, working with artists, writers, Poe Dameron’s new backstory, working with story group, and they go over the Star Wars questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 201 they talk about George’s TROS cut, the sequel trilogy and Disney, George’s nine part saga, George and Episode VII, the defining moments of the sequel trilogy, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Bounties and Blasters: Season 1 Recap first they go over some news, baby Yoda getting a name in season two, then they share their thoughts on season one of The Mandalorian. They also talk about possible story threads for season two, and they do a Mando Globe Awards for best of’s for season one. It’s a fun way to discuss the best of the show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 242 they talk hot dogs, Jedi Fallen Order, and then they get into some toy discussion as they go over some figures. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 149 they talk about the Secrets of the Void ride, go over listener voicemails, and talk more about The Rise of Skywalker. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 317 goes over The Mandalorian chapter six with guests Dr. Annalise Ophelian and Ryder Waldron as they share their thoughts on the episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dan Zehr
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Crisis on Infinite Earths they talk about why the series came about, it’s impact and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 124 is their TROS talkthrough episode as they talk about the things they did and did not like about the movie having seen it again. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 125 they take time to watch The Force Awakens again, now having seen TROS, and they do a new movie commentary for it. This episode is part one.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 126 this is part two of their new commentary for The Force Awakens in the post-TROS world.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 46 they talk box office and reviews for The Rise of Skywalker, award nominations, TV news, air date for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Tours and other Star Wars news.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Three Year Anniversary Special celebrates their third year as a podcast as they look back at what they’ve done, favorite episodes of 2019, Celebration, their plan for a newsletter, updated Star Wars dinner question, and they go over listener questions. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 2 hours 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2016 goes over Rogue One and family.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2017 goes over The Last Jedi and how family does or does not play into the film.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2018 goes over Solo and family themes.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2019 goes over The Rise of Skywalker since the episode number matches the release year. There’s a family theme focus for this one. Good episode.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2020 goes over the box office results for weekend number four for The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2021 goes over the Oscar nominations for The Rise of Skywalker as well as past Star Wars nominations.

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

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode 88 features guest Dan Z. as they talk about the possibility of Episodes 10-12, the sequel trilogy and satisfaction, the wait for the next film, questions they’d like answered in the novelization and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Mark 
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Herbie Goes Bananas While Anticipation Grows For The Empire Strikes Back they talk cars, car jokes, cereal, the movie Herbie Goes Bananas, and the anticipation back in the day for The Empire Strikes Back.

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 412 is a reflicktions episode as they go over the movies they’ve recently seen including The Rise of Skywalker, Cats, Jo Jo Rabbit, 6 Underground, Marriage Story, Little Women, Uncut Gems, Jumanji: The Next Level, Bombshell, and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 413 features special guest Burgess as they talk about what a grip is, what they’re looking forward to, and they go over their tops ten movies they saw last year that did not come out in 2019. Fun movie discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Fandom Files: Warwick Davis on his Star Wars return and Willow sequel they talk with Warwick Davis on the phone (5 minutes in) about various things, including Maleficent 2, Star Wars and his brief cameo in The Rise of Skywalker, and he shares some Willow stories.

Podcast Network: SyFy Wire
Runtime: 26 minutes, 
Audio Quality: Good 
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Emily, and Jordan 
Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CLXVI features guests Eva and Alexandra as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker. I did not finish this one as there was a lot of TROS negativity and complaints and I’m choosing not to listen to any podcasts that turn into that. That said, for the 22 minutes that I did listen, they talk about Kylo Ren’s redemption, and overall thoughts on the movie.

Podcast Network: But Why Tho
Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Ben, and Ash
Rating: N/A

The Star Wars Report: Episode 415 Riley and Bruce go over The Rise of Skywalker in the movie lobby after seeing it, and Riley’s fiance Savannah also chimes in. Good episode.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bruce, Mark, and Riley
Rating: Good

The Star Wars Report: Episode 416 they talk about The Rise of Skywalker, theater experiences, the Skywalker story, Rey’s journey and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bruce, Mark, and Riley
Rating: Good

The Star Wars Report: Episode 417 they talk about Ben Solo and redemption, Kylo’s journey in TROS, and the Force dyad.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bruce, Mark, and Riley
Rating: Good

The Story Geeks: The Influence of Buddhism & Christianity on Star Wars features guests Matthew, and Rett as they join Nick and Sandra to talk about the Christian and Buddhist elements in Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Daryl, Jay, and Nick
Rating: Good

TumblingSaber: Always in Motion they talk about Jar Jar being in the Obi-Wan show, how they feel about Star Wars today, fandom, thoughts on sequel trilogy and choices made, Star Wars myth or fun first, and thoughts on the future.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Carlos, Cory, and Kyle
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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