Podcasts in Review

April 23, 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. Rebel Force Radio Dee Bradley Baker is All the Clones
  2. Fly Casual Episode 267
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 215
  4. Newcomers More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro)
  5. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2116

Honorable Mentions

Ask the Bards Podcast: Episode 8 they talk about querying, genres, too much description or too little, writing outside your wheelhouse, and they plot a story that becomes a disgruntled elf who is in love with machines and who journeys with his betrothed. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Delilah, and Kevin
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 18 they talk about what they’ve been up to, then discuss Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Dangerous Debt.”

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 19 Ellie joins them as they catch up on what they’ve been doing, and then they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Together Again,” the new TCW trailer, and listener questions.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – Kenner Toy Commercial Commentary they watch the vintage Kenner Star Wars toy commercials and do a commentary. Love the Jake the Snake Yoda.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 215 they talk about time in Star Wars, then go through A New How, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi day-by-day as they try to figure out how many days went by in each film. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 253 they talk food, Rosario Dawson, Michael Biehn, and the Bad Batch arc.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 254 Joe and Chris continue their discuss of the Bad Batch arc.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 267 they talk Ozark, Tiger King, Mandalorian news, new Obi-Wan writer, then they discuss the movie Tombstone. Lot of love for the movie. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Fun

Fly Casual: Episode 268 they talk Arcade1up, Walmart, King G’s Pizza, records, murder mystery movies, theater industry, new Marvel movies, then they talk pizza. They talk deep dish, local, national chains, how special their Pizza Hut is, Pizza King, Little Caesar’s, other ones, pineapple on pizza, college pizza, Jack’s frozen pizza, taco pizza and more.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 269 they talk about what they’ve been watching like To Catch a Predator, and LEGO Masters. Then they talk some Dune, and go off on a theater rant. For their main discussion, they talk about the movie Clue. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

Newcomers: More Star Wars Fanfiction (w/ Betsy Sodaro) first they talk about Star Wars with Betsy, then they talk about fanfiction. They read some fanfics from the web (“If It Weren’t for the Falcon” by reylolove44, and “Star Wars: The Deceived” by Darth Vicium), then they read some Star Wars fanfics they wrote. Fair warning, they get raunchy, so don’t listen with the kids around. It’s worth a laugh.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Funny

Obroa-skai Walkers: The Last Command – Chapters 14-17 they talk about The New Jedi Order, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Emperor’s Shield, and then The Last Command.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Fun

Podcast Stardust: Episode 88 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Together Again.” They talk about the nuance in the dialog, how well Raffa was done, and more. Nice breakdown of the episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Clone Wars: Declassified “Ahsoka’s Journey” features guests Grant Gould and Steve Glosson as they talk about Ahsoka’s walkabout, the story value with the arc, Trace and Raffa, the Kenner characters, the Toongs, and there’s listener call-ins. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Dee Bradley Baker is All the Clones around the 15 minute mark they talk with Dee about the Bad Batch arc, how most of the audio was used from the original recordings, voicing the different clones, and they do the Yoda questionnaire with him. Great conversation with him. Afterwards they go over some listener feedback, and then go over some comments from Daisy Ridley and Ahmed Best.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Great

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 137 they talk about books, news, editors comments on Star Wars sequel films from the Mission Impossible podcast, and they go over the Kylo Ren comics.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Maul: Son of Dathomir, ft. Katie first they talk about Darth Maul, the twin aspect, the recurring theme of being split in half, and Katie even compares Maul to Luke. Very interesting discussion. Then they move to to discuss the Son of Dathomir comic, which does go into full spoilers. They wrap up with their thoughts on what will happen to Maul in the last arc of TCW, as well as what they would like to happen. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 2 hours 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2116 features Alyce and Laura from the Force Toast podcast as they talk about their podcast and their inspiration. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2117 Allen shares his thoughts on Star Wars Celebration and whether it will still happen or not now that San Diego Comic Con has been cancelled.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: What if Christopher Nolan Made a Star War? they talk about Christopher Nolan and his movies, then pitch a Star Wars movie by him, cast it, and discuss the Hans Zimmer factor.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 60 features an interview with Duwayne Dunham who talks about wearing the Boba Fett white prototype outfit, his film work, working on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, his David Lynch connection and his work on Twin Peaks. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 427 features guests Scott and Garrison as they play “See this, not that” then they discuss their top five movie openings.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 92 features special guest Jake as they talk about living in coronavirus, Dan talks about his painful experience getting tested, they talk some Star Wars: The Clone Wars, non-spoiler discussion of “Old Friends Not Forgotten,” then they talk collecting, collectors, and Power of the Force figures.

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

The Soundtrack Show: Superman: the Music (part II) goes over the love theme, the march of the villains and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Episode 2:6 covers Bossk, his species, his dad, the score and the scorekeeper. Fun episode.

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

University of Coruscant: Episode 2:7 goes over Jango Fett and his legacy.

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

Wookiee Radio: Episode 157 features guest Casey Johnston, the host of Sith and Giggles. They play Star Wars Family Feud, talk about his podcast, Star Wars, and discuss what would have happened if Qui-Gon hadn’t died. Fun conversation.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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