Podcasts in Review

February 13, 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 205
  2. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 276
  3. Wookiee Radio Episode 145
  4. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 131
  5. Force Toast Episode 28

Honorable Mentions

501stCast: Episode 121 they go over new costumes for the Legion, troop reports, events in Jordan, and The Rise of Skywalker premier events.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, Marcus, Nicky, and Todd
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 205 features guest Brandon from Talking Bay 94 as they talk about their love for John Knoll. They go over a bit of his bio, his film work, and memorable Knoll moments. Very fun episode.

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

Children of the Force: Episode 151 they talk about TROS, news, Star Wars show changes, EA Star Wars news, Death Star shrapnel flying through hyperspace, and their 5th anniversary plans.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Children of the Force: Episode 152 celebrates their 5th anniversary. They play some clips from past episodes, they look back at episode zero, and they have some listener feedback from Nick. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 259 starts off all over the place as they talk hair cuts, LEGO show, there’s singing, and some recent movie thoughts. Then they get to their main discussion – favorite rom coms. Their taste in romantic comedies runs the gambit as they go over movies like Roman Holiday, West Side Story, Silver Linings Playbook and Notting Hill. It’s a fun episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Force Toast: Episode 28 celebrates their one year anniversary. They go over some news and rumors, touch on books and book news, and then dive into Jedi: Fallen Order with a spoiler breakdown of the story. They also go over the end of Star Wars Resistance season two, and listener feedback. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 131 is part two of their KOTOR I discussion. They go over the companions, their reactions to Revan, traveling to Korriban, Jolee’s wisdom, Canderous’ war stories, and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Jedi Journals: February 2020 they go over recent acquisitions, comic news, Dennis and Jay review Doctor Aphra Vol 6, then they go over books news and other lit news.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 76 they talk about spin off films and rumors, The Mandalorian, baby Yoda, Kenobi, and they go over the Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer for the new season.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 57 is a Star Wars: The Clone Wars crash course as they review the show to catch people up for the new season.

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

Newcomers: Star Wars Ep VI – Return of the Jedi (w/ Emily Yoshida) after seeing ROTJ for the first time, they talk about it with their guest. They liked this one a bit better than the previous two and spend most of the episode going over the movie and their fun observations.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Clone Wars Preview/Rise of the Resistance Review they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and what we’ll be getting. They go over the unfinished arcs, they talk Star Wars comics, Obi-Wan show updates, then they talk about TROS and the Trevorrow cut. They also talk with David Sparks about the Rise of the Resistance ride at Galaxy’s Edge.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Steve Sansweet Blows Up The Death Star! Jason’s son Parker joins them for the beginning of the show as they talk about Force powers. Afterwards, Jimmy and Jason go over news, Iger’s investor call, then they talk with Steve Sansweet about his Death Star project. Jimmy and Jason talk about how the Star Wars franchise has been handled, Ewan’s latest comments, and the B.J. Hughes mystery.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 131 they talk about TROS/sequel stuff and reflections, Iger’s comments, the new Poe Dameron book and why?, Obi-Wan show update, more Project Luminous teases, then they talk about Star Wars snogging. They go through all the films and all the kisses. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 276 they go over Disney+ stuff, then they talk with Emily Swallow who played the armorer in The Mandalorian. They talk with her about getting the part, being on set, and playing the character. Great interview.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2042 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “To Catch a Jedi” from season five.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2043 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Wrong Jedi” from season five.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2046 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Conspiracy” from season six.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2047 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Fugitive” from season six.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2048 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Orders” from season six.

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

Superhero Suite: Episode 3 they talk about the upcoming Marvel TV shows teased during the Superbowl, some real world hero news, and they go over the Birds of Prey comics. They also touch on the WB TV show, and Jay saw the movie so he talks about it as well (no spoilers). Then they go over superhero TV news.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jay, and Josh
Rating: Good

Talkin’ Tauntauns: Mando “Lore” with Abel Peña starts off with some news discussion, then 18 minutes in they get to their interview with Abel G. Peña. They talk with him about how he got into Star Wars, how his article “The History of the Mandalorians” came about, the things he came up with like the mythosaur, and what he’s up to now. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Connor, Jim, and J.J.
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 54 features an interview with TyRuben Ellingson who talks about how he got into his career, his work at ILM, his work on Star Wars and the special editions, and his other film work.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

Technoretro Dads: The Wizard of Super Mario Bros. 3 they go over Mario jokes, Galaxy’s Edge news, DeLorians, Atari themed hotel, Superbowl commercials, cereal, Super Mario Bros. 3, the movie The Wizard, and romantic movies. Loved the lore behind the things in Super Mario Bros. 3.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Good

The Closing Credits Podcast: Episode 3 is hosted by Kristina Morss and features and interview with David Acord who talks about his background, sound mixing and editing, the difference between sound designers and rerecording mixers, the assembly cut, the director’s cut, not getting to work with composers, the difference with animated films, creatures vocals and other stuff. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Kristina Morss
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 416 goes over Oscar travesties as they talk about previous Oscar shows and movies, actors, directors, etc that lost that they think should have won. No Dr. Earl in this one.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 417 is their Valentine’s episode as they start off with Burgess doing his Burgetine movies. Then Dave, Mikey and Dr. Earl go over the movies they’ve recently seen, and the sprinkle in some of the Deucie nominations. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 145 features guest Emily Swallow, the armorer from The Mandalorian. She talks about how she got cast for the show, listener questions about the costume, seeing George Lucas on set, working with baby Yoda and more. Fun conversation.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Great

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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