Podcasts in Review

April 9, 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. Newcomers Solo: A Star Wars Story (w/ Shaun Diston)
  2. Rebel Force Radio Hello There! It’s James Arnold Taylor
  3. Podcast Stardust Episode 81
  4. Tatooine Sons The High Republic Jedi with Dan Z from Coffee With Kenobi
  5. Blast Points Podcast Clone Wars S7 EP6

Honorable Mentions

  • big T & Lil t Episodes 0 through 17 new podcast I started listening to and I highly recommend them
  • Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2102 features a conversation with Dan Z
  • The Deucecast Movie Show Episode 425 ton of great recommendations for movies and TV shows that are streaming

Ask The Bards Podcast: Episode 7 they talk about playlists and outlines, chapter summaries, going outside the outline, co-writing experience, frequent mistakes for 1st time authors, and common writing advice that didn’t work for them.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Delilah, and Kevin
Rating: Good

Beyond the Outer Rim: Doug Chiang’s Pure Soul they talk about what they’ve been up to, news and rumors, they talk about the podracer aliens, the webbish bog creature, Ahsoka and Rosario Dawson, and they do some Star Wars trivia.

Podcast Network: Cinema Shelf
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jon, and Ross
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 0 kicks off the podcast which came out in November last year. The podcast is hosted by Todd and his son Trent and they often have on special recurring guest Ellie (Todd’s daughter). It’s a fun podcast that focuses on Star Wars and sometimes includes a little wrestling. They’ve got great audio quality and production quality. In this episode, the kids talk about how they got into Star Wars and their favorite characters.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 1 FYI, I binged the whole podcast, so get ready for a lot of reviews. In episode one, they began their coverage of The Mandalorian as they go over chapters one and two, and they begin their coverage of Jedi: Fallen Order.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 2 goes over The Mandalorian chapter three, they talk about their favorite parts, and they talk more about Jedi: Fallen Order.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 3 goes over The Mandalorian chapter four, Jedi: Fallen Order, and some trailers for The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 4 goes over The Mandalorian chapter five, and a new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 5 goes over The Mandalorian chapter six and their predictions for The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 6 they talk about The Rise of Skywalker which they just saw.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 7 they talk about their Christmas, the last episodes of The Mandalorian, and some Jedi: Fallen Order.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 8 they talk about their favorite episode of The Mandalorian, Jedi: Fallen Order, and TCW Zillo beast episode.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 9 they talk about Mandalorian culture as they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars Mandalore plot episodes and darksaber episodes.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 10 continuing their coverage of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they talk about the Maul Shadow Collective episodes.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 11 they talk about Superbowl commercials, TCW “Lawless” and some Star Wars Rebels.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 12 continues covering the history of the darksaber as they go over some older episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 13 dives into the new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as they talk about “The Bad Batch.”

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 14 they talk about C2E2 which they wen to, and TCW “A Distant Echo” and “On the Wings of Keeradaks.”

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 15 they talk about TCW, Admiral Trench, and their favorite parts of “Unfinished Business.”

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 16 they talk about what they’ve been up to, they go over TCW “Gone With a Trace,” and some audio from the Star Wars 1313 teaser trailer.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 17 they go over TCW “Deal No Deal.” This was actually the first episode I listened to and which had me hooked. From here, I binged the rest. They’re relatively short episodes so it’s real easy to binge a bunch to catch up. They’re also really fun to listen to, so it’s a great listen. The kids and Todd all have a lot of fun, Trent has some great insight and opinions, and Ellie is just adorable. If you’re not listening to this podcast, I highly recommend checking it out.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Clone Wars S7 EP5 they go over “Gone With A Trace.” They touch on how Ahsoka’s voice has changed, the 1313 stuff, and thoughts on an Ahsoka spin off show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Clone Wars S7 EP6 they go over “Deal No Deal.” Some fun Regis Philbin side discussion in this one.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Clone Wars S7 EP7 they go over “Dangerous Debt.” Was one of the Mando’s the armorer?

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 213 they go over The Art of The Rise of Skywalker book, how there’s no art for Palpatine, nothing on Exegol or Rey Palpatine, and they go over their favorite stuff in the book.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Coruscant Radio Underground: Episode 45 they talk about Rosario Dawson and Ahsoka news, their thoughts on her appearing in the show, the Kylo Ren comics, The Rise of Skywalker and ranking.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrew, and Merisha
Rating: Good

Faking Star Wars Radio: Last Jedi Fixed & More!! w/ Sir Kal Storm Duper talks with Kal about his Star Wars fandom, his reaction to The Last Jedi re-edit, dealing with copy right infringement, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, IG-69, and Teeb
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 194 they talk about Secrets and Shadows event and Nightsisters, test accounts going away, and other stuff.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 137 they do a commentary for The Rise of Skywalker. This is part one. Wide range of opinion here going from not liking the movie to liking it.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Newcomers: Solo: A Star Wars Story (w/ Shaun Diston) Shaun talks about how he got into Star Wars, they talk about Solo, he explains to them how Maul is still alive, and it gets a bit adult when they talk about the Han and Chewie shower scene. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Fun

Podcast Stardust: Episode 79 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Gone With A Trace.”

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 80 they talk about what they’ve been up to, then they go over the news, The Art of the Rise of Skywalker book, and they touch on the news and rumors for The Mandalorian season two.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 81 they go over the comics The Rise of Kylo Ren #3 and #4. Nice observations. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 82 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Deal No Deal.”

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 84 they talk about what they’ve been up to, then go over news and updates.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Hello There! It’s James Arnold Taylor they talk with James about Star Wars: The Clone Wars, his voicework for The Rise of Skywalker, and James shares some fun stories. Great conversation. Afterwards, Jimmy and Jason go over some listener questions, talk about Rey, Snoke, Palpatine and more. Plus there’s a birthday greeting from Kaz.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2095 is a mid season review for Star Wars: The Clone Wars season seven.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2097 Allen shares his thoughts on the coronavirus, and talks about emotions and reactions.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2098 breaking news about The High Republic, make sure to listen to the whole thing.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2099 is an update on The Mandalorian season two.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2100 talks about the new writer for the Obi-Wan show, and Andrew Jack’s passing.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2102 is a conversation with Dan Z. He talks about how he got into podcasting, Star Wars and fandom, and other podcasts.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2103 goes over Leia and her training with Luke.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2104 goes over Palpatine and the info on him in The Rise of Skywalker novelization.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2105 talks about Rey and her Force lightning.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: Dual of the Fates: Ideal Star Wars Viewing Order Alex and Nick talk about the proper viewing order for a new person watching Star Wars – release order versus chronological order.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

Tatooine Sons: The High Republic Jedi with Dan Z from Coffee With Kenobi they go over the news, then talk with Dan about The High Republic, some general Star Wars stuff, how he became a teacher and the importance of that change in his life.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.net
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 425 is a reflicktions and TV time episode as they talk about the movies they’ve recently seen. Then they talk television shows. Ton of great recommendations for stuff to stream. With everyone stuck at home, this one is well worth checking out.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Last Missions (Doing Talking/Friends of the Force): Episode #7 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Dangerous Debt.” They talk about Ahsoka and her journey, Trace and Raffa’s history with the Jedi, and the middle path.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Episode 2:5 goes over the bounty hunter Aurra Sing.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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