Podcasts in Review

March 12, 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. Beyond the Outer Rim Rad Ross & The High Republic
  2. Coruscant Radio Underground Episode 44
  3. TechnoRetro Dads Mario and Joe vs The Volcano
  4. University of Coruscant 2:1 Dengar
  5. Blast Points Podcast Episode 209

Honorable Mentions

  • Around the Galaxy Episode 57 featuring Steele Saunders

Around the Galaxy: Episode 57 features guest Steele Saunders as he talks about his fandom, they talk Star Wars, the new movies, merch not coming out when things are hot, their Episode IX ideas and a whole lot more. Interesting and entertaining.

Podcast Network: Making Star Wars
Runtime: 2 hours 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Great

Beyond the Outer Rim: Rad Ross & The High Republic they talk about the inappropriate behavior of some fans attacking author Rae Carson, the misinformation around Project Luminous from certain sites, and some other frustrations with fandom. They they shift gears to discuss The High Republic, it’s placement in the timeline, the books and comics, writers and authors, whether Galaxy’s Edge might someday change to this era, and whether we’ll see Yoda or Maz Kanata. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Cinema Shelf
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jon, and Ross
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 209 they discuss the Tales of the Jedi comics, how they started, and their thoughts on them. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Coruscant Radio Underground: Episode 44 they talk about Project Luminous\The High Republic. Really good discussion. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrew, and Merisha
Rating: Great

Lattes With Leia: Star Wars and Theme Parks Amy talks about going to Walt’s Barn, they talk about Podcast the Ride, they talk about the first theme parks they went to, their 1st time at Disneyland, they talk about Star Tours, Star Trader, Galaxy’s Edge, and favorite memories.

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

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 50 features Shannon (Postcards From the Galaxy’s Edge) as she talks about her Star Wars fandom, how it started, and where it is now.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 28 they talk about the new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and a little about The High Republic.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Newcomers: The Star Wars Holiday Special (w/ Oscar Montoya) watching it for the first time, they liked it. They talk with Oscar about the bizarreness of the thing, and they even touch on the song “What to Get a Wookiee For Christmas”. Of course, they also get weird when they wonder what Chewbacca is packing down there. Not a podcast for young kids.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Dark Force Rising – Chapters 27-End they talk about space ogres, then finish their discussion of Dark Force Rising.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 67 they talk about The High Republic, their thoughts on it, and all the titles revealed.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 69 they talk about underdogs in Star Wars, how they don’t always win, and how they’re not always the good guys. Good disucssion.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 70 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “A Distant Echo”. They talk about Rex and Anakin, the weird droids, Wat’s voice being fine, and more as they breakdown the episode. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 71 is a news episode as they talk about the 16 bit version of The Rise of Skywalker, Kathleen Kennedy at work on the upcoming Star Wars series, series names, video game awards, Star Wars: Project Maverick and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Rise of Skywalker Film Commentary Track features special guest Billy Mac as they first talk a bit about home releases for The Rise of Skywalker and the bonus content, then they do their commentary for the movie, and afterwards share their thoughts on it and the sequel trilogy as a whole.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Rock Out Loud: Greetings Aerosmith they talk rock songs, then do a double album discussion going head-to-heat with Bruce Springsteen’s Greetings From Asbury Park and Aerosmith’s debut album simply called Aerosmith. They go song-by-song through each album. Don’t let the runtime fool you. It may say 4 hours and 50 minutes, but the episode is actually only 2 hours and 25 minutes then it repeats itself.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Steve, and Kristin
Rating: Good

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 133 they go over The High Republic news, Bob Iger news, and listener questions.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: The Clone Wars: A Distant Echo they talk about the episode, the possible deeper meaning behind the look Anakin gives Obi-Wan, whether they’ll explore the tease about the Bad Batch not knowing where their orders come from, and more.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 279 they talk about the panel they’re doing at Ontario Comic Con, then they discuss Star Wars: The Clone Wars “A Distant Echo.” They touch on the passing of James Lipton, and then discuss what on Disney+ is worth watching and worth skipping.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2071 discusses whether The High Republic could go beyond publishing.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2072 goes over some fast facts from The Galactic Guide book.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2074 more fast facts from The Galactic Guide book.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2075 goes over Star Wars, International Women’s Day, and women in Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2076 goes over the passing of Max von Sydow.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2077 discusses news outlets and fake controversies.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: What if Wes Anderson Made a Star War? they talk about who Wes Anderson is, their movie pitch, which actors would be in it and who they would play, plus iconic scenes.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Mario and Joe vs The Volcano they share volcano jokes, talk cereal pancakes, then go into a fantastic discussion of the movie Joe vs. the Volcano. Afterwards they talk about volcanoes and lava in video games like Battlezone and Mario. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Great

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 421 is a reflicktions episode as Mikey, Dave and Dr. Earl go over movies they’ve recently watched like Just Mercy, Ma, Bad Bays for Life, The Gentlemen and many more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Fantha From Down Under: Episode 44 features Erik Onkenhout as they talk about the Tales From the Old Republic comics. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Adam O’Brien
Rating: Good

The GALactic Podcast: We’re talking about the first two episodes of The Clone Wars, don’t be rude and skip the intros and #AskTheGals the name of the episode pretty much sums it up. Very positive discussion of “The Bad Batch” and “A Distant Echo”, as they go over the characters, animation and more. Plus they tackle some listener feedback.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Andrea, and Lauren
Rating: Good

The Star Wars Report: Episode 424 features guest Mark von Ohlen as they talk about The High Republic, Jedi Fallen Order and other Star Wars stuff.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Riley
Rating: Good

The Trash Compactor Podcast: Project Luminous Revealed they talk about Project Luminous/The High Republic and their thoughts on it and what was revealed.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: 2:1 Dengar is a fun episode discussing the bounty hunter Dengar which dips into some of his Legends storylines. If you haven’t checked these out, they’re very fun and done in-universe with fantastic production quality. This one kicks off semester number two.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Fun

We Serve Droids: ConAir Heist (Mando Ch. 6) they talk about The Simpson‘s and Moe’s bar, then discuss The Mandalorian Chapter Six. They keep it fun.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Scott, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Wookiee Radio: Episode 149 they talk with Casey O’Connor, the designer of the Bitty Boomers Bluetooth speakers. He talks about developing them, what they’ve done, some of the challenges, what they’re planning on, working on, and more. Interesting discussion.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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