Podcasts in Review

February 20, 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. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 132
  2. Adolescence After Alderaan Episode 46
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 206
  4. The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 418
  5. Hearts of Kyber Episode 16

Honorable Mentions

  • Talking Bay 94 Episode 55 featuring an interview with Denis Muren.
  • Rock Out Loud The Black Parade marks their triumphant return after a long break.

Adolescence After Alderaan: Episode 46 they go over the Young Jedi Knights book Trouble on Cloud City. They talk about the cover and 90’s stars, centaurs, D.A.R.E., character archetypes and more as they have fun discussing the book.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 206 continues Saga Year as they discuss Attack of the Clones. They talk about how outrageous fun the movie is, then they discuss the movie A to Z, picking their favorite things about the film starting with each letter of the alphabet. It’s a fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 153 they go over some listener questions and feedback, they talk about Legends, they tease their Finn and Poe song, they talk a little about Star Wars character relationships and shipping, and they go over their favorite Star Wars movies rank list.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Nightcrawler they go over the initial thoughts when creating the character, the character’s origins, the use and growth of the character, death and resurrection, and reading recommendations.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Doing Talking: The Last Missions: Season 7 Preview features special guest Brad from Friends of the Force as they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars in preparation for the new season. They touch on the micro series, how TCW came about, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka, Anakin, some of their favorite episodes, and what we’ll be getting in the new season. Good episode and good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Madison 
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 188 they talk about Grand Arena strategies, the floppy D defense, and good undersized teams.

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

Geek Out Loud: Episode 254 Steve and Shazabazzar talk about Star Wars mini-rigs, toys, The Mandalorian, what happened to Yaddle, the ultimate Star Wars playset of all time and more.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 2 hours 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Steve Glosson
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 132 kicks off their discussion of KOTOR II as they talk about the cut content for the game, how the story plays out, the characters, how the dialog options were used to tell the back story for the main character, the uber message of “stop meddling in other people’s lives”, the planets, and more. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Great

Hearts of Kyber: Episode 16 they discuss dark side Force abilities, which is a fun discussion. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Christy, and Rae
Rating: Great

Kessel Run Weekly: Clovis, Clones, and the Brain Invaders Summer and Cheyenne talk about Clovis, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Ahsoka, Luminara, Geonosians and more as they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Summer’s audio is a little rough in this one as it can be hard to hear her, otherwise a good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Cheyenne, Danny, and Grace
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 47 features Charlotte from Skytalkers as she talks about her Star Wars fandom and what she’s looking forward to.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 58 is a news episode as they talk about The Mandalorian spin-off thoughts, the Poe book, Thrawn book delay and blue pages, and leaked Star Wars Underworld footage.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 59 they go over The Rise of Kylo Ren #1 and #2 comics. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 60 they talk about romantic couples in Star Wars, from Han and Leia to book and comic characters. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Radio Free Endor: Award Season features special guest Mark Newbold as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker, the sequel trilogy, and the Trevorrow script. There’s also a nice opening Jawa bit, and Jamie goes over award news. Good episode, and good discussions.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Jamie
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Duel of the Fates Script Review/Star Wars Underworld Footage they talk about Valentines, listener gifts, listener questions, the sequel trilogy and its purpose, Trevorrow’s Episode IX script, the Star Wars Underworld footage, and some sound stuff.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Rock Out Loud: The Black Parade Kristin and Steve are back for the Goliverse Cure marathon and maybe some future episodes? In this one, Kristin talks about a Bruce Springsteen event, they talk recent concerts they went to, other music stuff, they talk about the movie The Joker, then they talk about My Chemical Romance and do a track-by-track discussion of their album The Black Parade. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 2 hours 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Steve, and Kristin
Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2049 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “An Old Friend” from season six.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2050 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Rise of Clovis” from season six.

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

Star Wars Sessions: Episode 51 they go over the news, then they talk with Ken Napzok about Star Wars, his book, what’s next for Star Wars, they talk about Collider and Jedi Council, then afterwards they go over listener questions and feedback, and they play a game. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Bly, Luke and Matt
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 55 features an interview with Dennis Muren as they talk about his focus on effects, getting into Star Wars, his work on Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, adding energy to shots, Willow, Terminator 2, and the original Star Tours.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 418 features special guest Burgess as they play a Rotten Tomatoes movie score game, then discuss their favorite movies of the last 10 years by genre. This is part one of the discussion as they go over their favorite dramas, animated films, family films, comic movies, independent films, and horror films. Great episode.

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

The Nerd Room: Episode 206 they talk toys, they go over Birds of Prey, Cheetah news, Spider-Man theories, movies rumors and Oscars.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tim, Troy, and Sunjay
Rating: Good

The Star Wars Report: Episode 421 features guest Stephen Kent (Beltway Banthas) as he and Riley talk about Star Wars, politics, the Disney era of Star Wars, fringe movements, the sequel trilogy and brand management. The episode is actually split into two parts, one recorded earlier than the other, but they fit together really well. Worth a listen.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bruce, Mark, and Riley
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Office Hours 1: Trandoshans goes over Trandoshans. A quick, funny, and informative little episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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