Podcasts in Review

April 30, 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. Talking Bay 94 Episode 61
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 216
  3. Blast Points Podcast Bonus Episode – Interview With David Zaritsky, The Mind Behind Quest of the Jedi
  4. Brews and Blasters Episode 255
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 286

Honorable Mentions

  • Pizza and Parsecs Episode 14 new Star Wars podcast that came out this year that’s worth checking out.

Ask the Bards Podcast: Episode 9 they talk about considering genre when coming up with stories, humor, using different names with publishing, and plotting. Plus they do some more plotting with their elf idea.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Delilah, and Kevin
Rating: Good

big T & Lil t: Episode 21 they talk about what they’ve been up to, then they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Phantom Apprentice.” Good episode.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – Interview With David Zaritsky, The Mind Behind Quest of the Jedi David talks about how his fan film came about, Bud Wars, how his wife played Jaina, how he did all the creature voices, the work that went into the fan film, and they talk about his Star Wars fandom. Great interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 216 continues Saga Year as they talk about Revenge of the Sith. As a bonus, no only do they talk about the movie, but they talk about the novelization as well. Jason shares a cool Matthew Stover story and an idea Stover had for a Plagueis and Qui-Gon novel. Great episode.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 255 features guest Mike Conty as they talk a little wrestling, Star Wars trivia, then they do a commentary for Spaceballs. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Children of the Force: Episode 158 they go over some listener feedback, talk about Disney Gallery and other news, Liam shares a song, and some eating on mic noises at the end from Liam which I could have done without. Minus that, good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20.4 they go over the news for The Mandalorian, they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Ahsoka arc, new Hallmark ornaments, making face masks, and they have a character discussion for Rafa and Trace.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Sarah, Teresa, and Tricia
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 197 Sean solos this episode as he talks about the new Mandalorian characters in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 140 they talk about The Mandalorian. They share their overall thoughts on the show, favorite episodes, the music, favorite characters and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 34 they talk conventions, TCW, Maul, new intros for episodes, intro music and crawls, and Celebration thoughts.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Newcomers: Star Wars: Ep. IX – The Rise of Skywalker (w/ Matt Gourley) Matt talks about his Star Wars fandom, they break down the movie to try to better understand it, they talk about the granddaughter reveal, the Ben and Rey moments, and all the stuff they liked. Fun episode. Lots of swearing.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Fun

Pizza and Parsecs: Episode 14 kicks off with some discussion of anniversaries and dating, then they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars, specifically the Young Jedi arc. This is my first time checking out this podcast and I was really impressed with the quality of the show. They’ve got great sound and great host chemistry. The show is hosted by Dave and Liv, a husband and wife team. The podcast is definitely worth a listen.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, and Liv
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 72 they talk about R2-D2, his roles in each of the movies, some highlights from the comics, and his importance in the story. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 84 they discuss The Rise of Skywalker novelization/audiobook. They talk about what it improves from the film, Zorri’s expanded story, Palpatine, the life transference theme, Ben’s sacrifice, and more. Good discussion. Good episode.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 90 is a world between worlds episode as they go over Star Wars items and products, as well as virtual marathons.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 91 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Old Friends Not Forgotten.” Good breakdown and discussion of the episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 92 is a new episodes as they catch up on what’s been going on. They talk about The Mandalorian season three and season two news, actors reading books, and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 286 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Old Friends Not Forgotten,” then they have guest Russell Chong who was a design and concept artist for both Clone Wars and The Clone Wars. Plus they talk about some Disney+ stuff. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2110 wraps up the second arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season seven with some more thoughts on the arc.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2111 goes over the nature of hope in Rogue One.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2112 goes over the nature of hope in The Last Jedi.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2113 goes over the nature of hope in Solo.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2114 goes over the nature of hope in The Rise of Skywalker. All of the “nature of hope” episodes are worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2115 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Old Friends Not Forgotten.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2118 goes over an older episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Allen takes a look at some of the Maul episodes. This one covers “Brothers.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2119 covers Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Revenge.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2120 covers Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Revival.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2121 covers rumors on the new Star Wars Disney series.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2122 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Phantom Apprentice.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2123 features guests Andy and Josh from the Holochronicles podcast. They talk about how their podcast came about, what it’s about, and other podcast stuff.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2124 continues the Maul coverage going over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Eminence.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2125 goes over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Shades of Reason.”

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

Star Wars Report: Episode 428 features Riley and special guest Chris Taylor as they talk about Mandalorian news, the upcoming documentary series, sequel trilogy thoughts, TROS issues, George Lucas, writing, and The Empire Strikes Back.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Riley
Rating: Good

Star Wars Splash Page: Episode 172 they talk a little comics, some TCW, some news, then they go over Valence the hunter and the TPB Forever Crimson.

Podcast Network:  N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Jeff, and Matt
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 61.5 features an interview with Corey Dee Williams and his manager Derek Maki as they talk about conventions and share some stories. Fair warning, there’s an f-bomb in this one. Nice little chat.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 61 features an interview with Sam Witwer. Sam talks about his first time watching Star Wars, working on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, getting the part for The Force Unleashed, doing the Son in TCW, Maul, George’s ideas for Force ghosts, the new season, and the portrayal of Maul and his take on the character. Great interview.

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

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 428 features guests Jennifer Kaufman and Jennifer Novotny as they play a movie game, then discuss the best of the worst movies in the 2000’s.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CLXXV they talk about the rumors of a new Star Wars series, they discuss some TROS novelization stuff, then they discuss their favorite and least favorite stuff for various Star Wars things like Jedi, ships, species, etc. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: But Why Tho
Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, Cole, Dakota, and Eva
Rating: Fun

The Soundtrack Show: Superman: the Music (part III) goes over the Zod music, longer versions of the film that contain more music by John Williams, the Smallville melody, and other music moments.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David Collins
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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