Podcasts in Review

March 26, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here’s 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. Doing Talking Episode 83
  2. University of Coruscant Episode 2:3
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 211
  4. The Sandcrawler Episode 91
  5. Skytalkers Star Wars Food

Honorable Mentions

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Gene Park of the Washington Post they talk about how he wound up at the Washington Post, his The Phantom Menace ticket story, and they talk about The Rise of Skywalker which neither one of them really liked.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Stephen Kent
Rating: Okay

Beyond the Outer Rim: Guide to the Galaxy: Kuat is an interesting episode that takes a deep dive into the planet Kuat. They talk about its location, the ships it manufactured, history, and all kinds of in-universe facts. Very informative episode.

Podcast Network: Cinema Shelf
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jon, and Ross
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: The Skywalker Legacy Documentary Experience they discuss the crazy stuff in the new doc for The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Clone Wars S7 Ep3 is a Patreon only episode as they talk about how this one was the shortest TCW episode yet at just 19 minutes. They speculate about Palpatine and Ahsoka, and talk about the changes from the animatics. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Clone Wars S7 Ep4 is another Patreon only episode as they go over the episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They compare Echo to the Borg and even have a moment of silence for Admiral Trench. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 211 is about feet and it features guest Tom Spina. So one hour of Star Wars feet? Yeah, it’s great. Go figure. From Chewbacca and C-3PO, to the Millennium Falcon and the creatures in Jabba’s palace, they have a lot of fun with it. It’s just random and enjoyable.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 251 Joe talks about his fancy steak dinner, they talk about The Rise of Skywalker novelization, the 16 bit TROS video, rocket firing Fett auction, Gina Corano’s posts, Project Maverick, music, and Max von Sydow’s passing.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Doing Talking: Episode 83 features an interview with Tasia Valenza who talks about how she got into acting, voice over, the pros and cons of each, doing the voice of Shaak Ti, animation and video games, and working on Star Wars Resistance. Great interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Great

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20.3 they talk Frozen 2, Onward coming to Disney+, coronavirus and movie releases, The High Republic, thoughts on Iger, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Animal Crossing, stuff they’ve been up to, and Coruscant. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Sarah, Teresa, and Tricia
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 192 they talk about the Rey Galactic Legend character in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Then they go over Kylo and all of his abilities. I have to admit, I really don’t like all the nicknames they give the characters.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 135 they talk about the Rise of the Resistance ride at Galaxy’s Edge, then delve a little into The Rise of Skywalker novelization, and touch on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Lattes With Leia: Star Wars ‘Ships the apostrophe is important with this one as I thought they were going to talk space ships at first, but they actually talk about shipping (as in relationships). They touch on Star Wars shipping, but also talk about shipping in other fandoms as well.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Amy, and Andrea
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 77 they talk about the new Galaxy of Adventures episodes, they touch on The Rise of Skywalker novelization a little, Star Wars Commander shutting down, and other news.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Clone Wars: Declassified: The “Bad Batch” Arc features Jason and guest hosts Kevin Leil and Josh as they talk about the arc, the clones, the Clone Wars and the Separatists, and callers share their thoughts as well.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Sabers and Spells: Episode 10 they talk about what’s going on and what they’ve been up to, they touch on The High Republic Star Wars stuff, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Frozen 2, Baby Yoda frappes and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Christy, and Teresa
Rating: Fun

Skytalkers: Star Wars Food they talk about the food in the films and in animation. From drinks and fruit to Rey’s bread and fungus. Interesting and fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Fun

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2085 goes back to the physics questions surrounding The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2086 takes a look at The Rise of Skywalker and the sacred Jedi texts.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2087 goes over the Rosario Dawson news for The Mandalorian season two.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2088 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Gone With a Trace.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2089 goes over the coronavirus, Lucasfilm and podcasting, and what might be affected by it all.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2090 is an update on The Mandalorian season two and what we know so far.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2091 goes over probable storylines for The Mandalorian season two.

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

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode 110 they talk about podcast changes, The High Republic news, then they go over the book Black Spire and some of their Galaxy’s Edge experiences with Vi.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Teresa, and Aaron
Rating: Good

Star Wars Loose Canon: What Is The First Order? They talk about the name, who they are, the political origins, and more as they explore what The First Order is in retrospect. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

Tatooine Sons: Fear in Star Wars they talk about the coronavirus, the despecialized version of Star Wars, some other stuff, they talk about The Rise of Skywalker novelization, Padme stuff, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, then they talk about fear, both in reality with the pandemic, and in Star Wars. Good episode.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.net
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 423 Dave, Mikey and Garrison play a movie game, touch on the movie Color Out of Space, then do their director draft for their fictitious movie studios. Good episode.

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

The Last Missions (Doing Talking/Friends of the Force): Episode #5 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Gone With a Trace.” Nice breakdown of the episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 91 some F-bombs at the start, they talk about the pandemic, share some Kermit impressions, talk Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rosario Dawson, toy news, toy stuff, Power of the Force figures and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CLXX kicks off without Cole as they talk about the Bad Batch arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Nute Gunray, and then they dive into some old episodes of TCW. Cole jumps on near the very end of the episode.

Podcast Network: But Why Tho
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, Cole, Dakota, and Eva
Rating: Fun

The Trash Compactor Podcast: Movie Highs and Lows they talk about their least favorite Star Wars movies, and their favorite Star Wars movies. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Episode 2:3 goes over 4-LOM and Zuckuss, covering their legends adventures and backstory, and their lives of crime. Fun episode.

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

Wookiee Radio: Episode 150 features the hosts from ConverSWations as they play Star Wars Family Feud, talk about Star Wars, their podcast, favorite Star Wars moments, cosplaying, reading recommendations, and Galaxy’s Edge. Fun episode.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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