Podcasts in Review

March 19, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Stuck at home because of the coronavirus? Here’s some podcasts you can check out, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Blast Points Podcast Jan 2020 – The Phantom Menace Commentary
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 209
  3. Blast Points Podcast Feb 2020 – Clone Wars S7 Ep 2
  4. What The Force? Meta Music: The Mandalorian Part 1
  5. Newcomers Star Wars Ep. III – Revenge of the Sith (w/ Andy Daly)

Honorable Mentions

Blast Points Podcast: Jan 2020 – The Phantom Menace Commentary is a Patreon only episode. They do a commentary for the movie which features highlights such as the theme of plugging in cables, who invented electricity in the Star Wars galaxy, Neimoidians with no hats and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Feb 2020 – Clone Wars S7 Ep 2 is another Patreon only episode. They breakdown “A Distant Echo”. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 209 they talk about the Ahmed Best Attack of the Clones on location videos. They play all of them and discuss. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Comic Book Noob: Bloodshot no Regina in this episode. Scott and Matt talk about the character, his origins, powers, personality, history and movie thoughts. Good episode and good primer.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 263 they talk about mushrooms on pizza, butt cake, the Total Recall song, the Amazon show Hunters, The Rise of Skywalker novelization, The High Republic, the new batmobile, and then they discuss the movie Total Recall. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 191 they talk about Galactic Legends and unlocking ships.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Geeky Bubble: Clone Wars – Bad Batch Arc they talk about the Bad Batch, the episodes, the fortune cookies, favorite moments and highlights. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: The Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Johnamarie, and Maria
Rating: Great

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Episode 51 features Amy Richau who talks about her Star Wars fandom, collecting, and her project 365 Star Wars Women.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Newcomers: Star Wars Ep. III – Revenge of the Sith (w/ Andy Daly) Daly talks about his Star Wars fandom, and they talk about ROTS, which they all liked. Daly is a good guest. Makes for a fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Fun

Podcast Stardust: Episode 73 they discuss Star Wars: The Clone Wars “On the Winds of Keerdaks” as they breakdown the episode, share their thoughts, and speculate on where things might go.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 74 is a news episode as they talk about The Mandalorian season two, Wizard World con, Max von Sydow’s passing and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Book Review: The Rise of Skywalker Expanded Edition features Jimmy and Paul as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker movie, the novelization, the new scenes in the book, comparing Rey and Luke, the reforging of Kylo’s mask, Leia stuff, the Palpatine stuff, etc. They do go into details, so if you haven’t read it yet, and were wanting to keep anything a surprise, you’ll want to wait on listening to this one. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Mandalorian’s Emily Swallow and RFR Live is the audio from their two panels at Wizard World Cleveland. First up is their podcast panel where they discuss The Rise of Skywalker novelization, and goes into a couple spoilers. They also tackle listener questions on The High Republic and other stuff. Then there is their panel with The Mandalorian‘s Emily Swallow. She talks about baby Yoda, auditioning for the role of the armorer, what it was like, working with cast and crew, how the character almost had a death scene, theater vs. film and more. Great episode, and great panel with Emily.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 280 they go over the passing of Max von Sydow, Star Wars: The Clone Wars “On the Wings of Keeradaks,” then they talk with Margaret Kerry who shares how she fell in love again at 90 years old, which is a sweet story. Rich and Sarah also share some more highlights for Disney+.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2078 reviews The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2079 goes over Disney park closures and cruise cancellations due to coronavirus.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2080 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Unfinished Business.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2081 goes over the Bad Batch arc for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2082 goes over the timeline details from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2083 goes over planetary facts from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2084 goes over the character Ochi of Bestoon from The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars Sessions: SWS Extra – Three Generational Discussion From The Caravan of Courage FYI, this episode doesn’t have anything to do with the Ewoks: Caravan of Courage movie, which threw me off at first. Instead, they talk with guests Matt and Jack about the original cut of Star Wars: A New Hope, why they think the movie is special, and they talk some about The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Bly, Luke and Matt
Rating: Good

Superhero Suite: Episode 5 they talk about publishers’ role in comics, Batman, MCU locations, final Black Widow trailer, Bloodshot, new batmobile, Simpson’s Marvel episode, TV news, and Detective Comics #27, the first Batman comic.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jay, and Josh
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 57 features and interview with Anthony Skordi who played Admiral Garrick Versio in Battlefront II.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 58 features an interview with Steve Sansweet who talks about when Star Wars first came out, how he got into collecting, Rancho Obi-Wan and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode 94 they talk about The Rise of Skywalker novelization, how Palpatine survived, things they did and didn’t like, the extras, ship callouts and more. They do go into details so if you’re avoid spoilers, you’ll want to wait on this one. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Mark 
Rating: Good

Tatooine Sons: 5 Revelations from The Rise of Skywalker Novelization they talk about their recent trip, news, and reveals from the novelization.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.net
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Jonny Quest and the Return of Amazing Stories they share some adventure jokes, go over news, touch on Max von Sydow’s passing, talk cereal, then discuss the show Amazing Stories and the cartoon Jonny Quest. They also talk about The Muppet Show episode that featured Mark Hamill. Fun episode.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 422 they do the 2020 Deucie awards and discuss their top ten films of 2019.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The GALactic Podcast: We’re Talkin Project Luminous and #AskTheGals they go over news, and then discuss Project Luminous/The High Republic, their thoughts, and the possibilities.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Andrea, and Lauren
Rating: Good

The Geek State Podcast: The Batmobile Past and Present – Animal Crossing New Horizon Features, Star Wars Game from EA Motive, and James Plays Captain Skyhawk first they talk about the new batmobile, Star Wars: Project Maverick, Animal Crossing New Horizon, the video game Captain Skyhawk, then guests Jay and Josh from Superhero Suite come on to talk The Batman and a little about their podcast.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Chris, and James
Rating: Good

The Last Missions (Doing Talking/Friends of the Force): Episode #4: Unfinished Business they go over the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode, the characters, highlights and more. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CLXIX features lots of joking around and some Star Wars discussion. Bit of a chaotic episode, but a fun one.

Podcast Network: But Why Tho
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, Cole, Dakota, and Eva
Rating: Fun

The Trash Compactor Podcast: TCP Reacts: Clone Wars: The Bad Batch Arc they talk about the arc and share their thoughts.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: 2:2 IG-88 goes over IG-88 and his Legends back stories.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Fun

What The Force?: Meta Music: The Mandalorian Part 1 features guest Christy Carew as they review the music from the movie Earthquake to the theme for The Mandalorian. They talk about how the child doesn’t have a theme yet, and they dive into some of the music. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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