Podcasts in Review

February 6, 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. Blast Points Podcast Episode 204
  2. The Soundtrack Show Return of the Jedi: the Music (part III)
  3. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 275
  4. Comic Book Noob Birds of Prey
  5. The Trash Compactor Podcast Star Wars Comics Phase One

Honorable Mentions

  • Wookiee Radio Episode 144 features an interview with Del Rey Star Wars editor Tom Hoeler.

Around the Galaxy: Episode 48 features guests Mark Newbold and Marshall Julius as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker, their likes and dislikes, the sequel trilogy as a whole, and fan service. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 204 kicks off with their song “Let’s Put the X in Hux” as they being their episode focusing on General Hux. As their discussion gets underway, they go over Hux’s most flirty scenes from the sequel trilogy. Plus there’s a mention of Kylo Ren’s version of Love Boat. It’s a fun and funny episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 246 they finish their discussion of The Rise of Skywalker. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 320 features Riley Blanton and Tom Gross as they talk about The Mandalorian season one finale. There’s a break for news, and some discussion with Drew Taylor about TROS, then they come back to their Mandalorian discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dan Zehr
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Birds of Prey they touch on their excitement for the upcoming movie, then talk about the comic characters, the team members, and their reading recommendations. Great episode.

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

Fly Casual: Episode 258 they joke around about Arnold Schwarzenegger, talk about what they’ve been up to, touch on Trevorrow’s leaked Episode IX script, news, and then they dive into the Terminator franchise. Fun episode. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Force Toast: Episode 27 starts with some random non-Star Wars stuff, then they talk about Galaxy’s Edge, Rise of the Resistance, The Void and the Millennium Falcon ride, then they dive into the Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer for the new season, they touch on the Obi-Wan show rumor/news, the leaked Trevorrow script for Episode IX, and they go over the last couple episodes of Star Wars Resistance. Plus there’s listener feedback. Good episode. This was my first time listening in and the hosts have a lot of fun. I’ll definitely be listening to more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 187 they talk about new content for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, requirements, signal data, and galactic legends.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 130 they talk about Knights of the Old Republic and the first video game. They talk about fan movie casting, the Reven character they created, the story and the game, the characters, locations, and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Making Tracks: Episode 26 features Mark Mulcaster as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker. There’s an interview with Joonas Suotamo, Domhnall Gleeson, Chris Terrio, Callum Greene, Warwick Davis, Hassan Taj, and Shirley Henderson from the TROS blue carpet premier. Mark and Mark also talk about the future of Star Wars stories. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Newcomers: Star Wars Ep. V – The Empire Strikes Back (w/ Jon Gabrus) no commentary for ESB, instead they go straight to talking with a guest after they’ve both seen the movie for the first time. At least they liked it better than A New Hope. They talk it through with Jon as they try to understand the movie better. Lot’s of F-bombs in this one.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 50 they go over Star Wars Resistance episodes “The New World” and “No Safe Place.” Nice discussion of both.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 53 they go over Star Wars Resistance “Rebuilding the Resistance.”

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 54 since 2020 is the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, they begin their coverage of ESB by going over the beginning of the movie with guest Ryder Waldron.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 56 they go over Star Wars Resistance “The Escape”. Great discussion of the finale for the show.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast: Episode 19 features guest Dominic Pace as they talk about season one of The Mandalorian, working on the set, and some general Star Wars discussion. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Imperial Fancast Network
Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Alex, Brad, and Ro
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Resistance: Saying Goodbye (Finale) they touch on a few episodes, go over highs and lows for the finale, Kylo’s appearance, the settings, characters, stories, ships and more.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 275 they go over news, the end of Star Wars Resistance and their thoughts on the show, Star Trek: Picard, and they talk with Mike Quinn about his work on Star Wars and The Rise of Skywalker. He talks about playing Nien Nunb, his puppeteering work, and some of the cut scenes. Afterwards they go over some Disney+ news.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2036 is a Patreon Q&A episode covering different topics like the Holiday Special, TROS rumor, First Order troops and Force sensitivity, and more.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2037 is another Patreon Q&A episode going over Master & Apprentice prophecies and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2038 looks at what’s coming in February for Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2039 talks about the end of Star Wars Resistance and whether there is a future for the show to return.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2040 in preparation for the return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Alan goes over some of the old episodes. In this one he goes over “Sabotage.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2041 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Jedi Who Knew Too Much.”

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

The Fantha From Down Under: Episode 43 Adam talks about The Rise of Skywalker a little bit, then goes into the news, the latest on the Obi-Wan show, then after seeing TROS a second time, he shares his thoughts on it.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Adam O’Brien
Rating: Good

The Living Force: Episode 41 Eric and Charles finish up part two of their discussion of Queen’s Shadow. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Charles, Cory, and Eric
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 89 they talk about the Sideshow life-size baby Yoda, Superbowl commercials, 1988 Power of the Force figures, and other toy discussion. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Soundtrack Show: Return of the Jedi: the Music (part III) Dave goes over the battle of Endor music, the action version of Leia’s theme, different versions of yub nub song, and more. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

The Star Wars Toy Podcast: The Galaxy that Britain Built Interview features David Whiteley as they talk about Star Wars, his favorite Star Wars stuff, toys, and his book. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: Darth Marc 
Rating: Good

The Trash Compactor Podcast: The Mandalorian Season 1 they talk about the show and share their thoughts. This is a podcast I’ve just started listening to and I’m liking it a lot so far. It’s hosted by Emcee and Sarah with each episode having one topic they focus on. Their episodes run under an hour (at least the ones I’ve listened to so far) which is nice. Definitely worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Good

The Trash Compactor Podcast: Star Wars Comics Phase One features guest Matt Moore as they talk Star Wars comics. The go over most of the Star Wars comic titles and series as they share their thoughts, and they discuss the comics they’d like to see. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Good

The Trash Compactor Podcast: The Rebels Continuation they talk about rumors of a continuation of Star Wars Rebels and their thoughts on possibilities for a new show. Good discussion and episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 144 they talk with Del Rey editor Tom Hoeler about Star Wars. He’s been with Del Rey since A New Dawn and starting editing with Lords of the Sith. He talks about working on projects like Dooku: Jedi Lost, the Alphabet Squadron trilogy, working with Marvel, the writers, storygroup, and more. Good episode. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

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