Podcasts in Review

April 16, 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. Star Wars Sessions Episode 58
  2. Blast Points Podcast Bonus Episode – QVC 1996 Star Wars Collectibles Show Commentary
  3. Rebel Force Radio Master Yoda Tom Kane & Rey Says “Uggh”
  4. Blast Points Podcast Episode 214
  5. Blast Points Podcast Clone Wars S7 EP8

Honorable Mentions

Blast Points Podcast: Star Wars Word Association With Skytalkers they have on Caitlin and Charlotte from Skytalkers as they throw out words and do word associations. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – QVC 1996 Star Wars Collectibles Show Commentary is pretty much what the title of the episode says it is. They watch the entire 1 hour and 49 minute episode of the QVC Star Wars show and do a commentary for it, which is surprisingly entertaining. They talk about the two Steve’s, the products they’re selling, and they have a lot of fun. There is a little bit of sound interference, but it’s pretty minor. I think it might have been coming from the YouTube video, so kind of hard to escape that.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Clone Wars S7 EP8 they go over “Together Again.” They talk about whether it’s better to watch the show episode to episode or arc to arc, the charm of the show being character exploration, the Pyke’s spice goatee and some Pyke love, the Toongs, and the interesting aspect of how Maul can sense things via hologram. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – Quest of the Jedi Commentary they do a commentary for an old Star Wars fan film which featured death troopers and red armored troopers similar to Sith troopers. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 214 they talk about Star Wars toys, specifically the cancelled Kenner Star Wars line for “The Epic Continues.” Pretty cool as I don’t recall anyone else ever talking about that on a podcast.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Children of the Force: Episode 157 they talk about their new house, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and The Rise of Skywalker novelization.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Comic Book Noob: Sgt. Rock they talk about the character’s origin, how he doesn’t have any superpowers, Rock’s characteristics, his fate, and their reading recommendations. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 266 they talk math, What We Do In the Shadow, Cats, then they discuss vampire stuff, from RPG games to film and television. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Galactic War Report: Episode 195 they talk about new mod packs, floppy D results, Galactic Legends stuff, and who they’re grinding.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 138 is part two of their commentary for The Rise of Skywalker. Bit more negativity and criticism from Riley in this half, not as much positivity from Jasmin, leaving Jake as the sole defender of the movie. As someone who liked TROS, it made it a bit harder to listen to and enjoy.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Okay

Jedi Journals: April 2020 they talk about comics and cover variants, Sam and Max, and the April comics being delayed indefinitely, plus some High Republic stuff. Jay and Dennis review Star Wars Vol. 13: Rogues and Rebels, then Jay and Chris go over upcoming releases. The audio during Jay and Dennis’ portion is a little rough, but the rest is great.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 81 they talk about the new writer for the Obi-Wan show, they talk a little TCW, then they talk The Rise of Skywalker and the documentary. Nice, positive, refreshing discussion of TROS.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Good

Newcomers: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (w/ Mano Agapion) Mano talks about his Star Wars fandom, the hosts talk about what they did and didn’t like about Rogue One, having a hard time with the time placement since there was no crawl, not liking CGI Tarkin or Leia, not liking the music, and more. Fun episode.

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

Obroa-skai Walkers: The Last Command – Chapters 1-4 they share some thoughts on Legends and telling more stories, then they talk about The Last Command. Pretty funny discussion about roommate Thrawn. They also talk a little about TROS and TLJ.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Fun

Obroa-skai Walkers: The Last Command – Chapters 5-9 they talk about sound and space, Pierce Brosnan Thrawn, Ree Yees April Fool’s, Task Force Quick Fire, and then The Last Command.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Fun

Obroa-skai Walkers: The Last Command – Chapters 10-13 they talk about the Padme books, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, ships, then they discuss the chapters for The Last Command.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Fun

Podcast Stardust: Episode 85 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Dangerous Debt.” Good discussion of the episode. It’s always enjoyable hearing Dennis and Jay break it down and share their observations.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Master Yoda Tom Kane & Rey Says “Uggh” they talk Indiana Jones, Me TV collector show, then they talk with voice actor Tom Kane about voicing Yoda, his first Star Wars roles, getting voices and voicework, and the new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Great conversation. Afterwards they go over some listener feedback on the TROS doc, Rey’s outfit, Samuel L. Jackson’s new bedtime story, and more.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Great

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 284 they talk about face masks, Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Dangerous Debt,” then they have on guest Jess Walz to talk Onward.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2106 goes over Kylo Ren’s childhood memories.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2107 goes over Palpatine’s survival, the voices Rey hears, and the ships that show up in the novelization.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2108 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Together Again.” I did not realized the voice actor who voices Neeku did the Toongs in this episode.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2109 features an interview with audio book narrator Marc Thompson. He talks about doing The Rise of Skywalker novelization, how he was able to see the movie and read the book before he had to do the recordings, and how the secrecy was handled. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars Loose Canon: How Jedi Training Works with Perri Nemiroff they talk about betting on sports, drone racing, then they move on to Jedi training and discuss things like whether the Jedi age restriction is morally acceptable, the Jedi tests, and what’s wrong with the Jedi that could be fixed. Plus they go off on a canon tangent. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

Star Wars Sessions: Episode 58 features an interview with Ahmed Best as they talk with him about how he got the role of Jar Jar Binks, the mocap suit, first time meeting George Lucas, getting the voice and first table read, turning an ending into a new beginning, the upcoming game show, and he answers some Star Wars questions. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Bly, Luke and Matt
Rating: Great

Talking Bay 94: Episode 59 features an interview with Roger Guyett, visual effects supervisor and second unit director at Industrial Light and Magic. He talks about computer animation, the innovations they came up with, the movies he’s worked on and the people he’s worked with.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 426 features special guest Clay Shaver as they play a movie game then go over their top five comfort movies. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CLXXIII they talk about Kylo Ren and how he’s a Darth Vader lite. They share their thoughts on the character, the pull between light and dark and how the writers struggled with that, how Rey never told Ben what to do, instead she gave him the choice, Kylo and the comics, and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: But Why Tho
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, Cole, Dakota, and Eva
Rating: Fun

The Soundtrack Show: Superman: the Music (part I) Dave talks about the movie and its success, the earlier films and television show, John Williams and his music, creative direction, and the fan fare. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Great

What The Force?: The Searchers! Star Wars Influences features guest Amy Richau as they talk about The Searches, it’s influences on Star Wars, and similarities. They talk about the themes of obsession and revenge, the polar opposites between Ethan and Martin, the cinematography, the homestead burning ala A New Hope, there being a Lars homestead in the movie, they compare Ethan and Han Solo, and Ethan and Anakin, as well as the Mandalorian. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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