Podcasts in Review

May 14, 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. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 288
  2. Rebel Force Radio Stephen Stanton and a Cast of Thousands!
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 218
  4. Blast Points Podcast Blast Points May 2020 – Disney Gallery Mandalorian 2 Legacy
  5. University of Coruscant Episode 2:9

Honorable Mentions

big T & Lil t: Episode 23 they talk about the first episode of Star Wars Resistance, and some other stuff.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Bonus Episode – Disney Gallery The Mandalorian Episode 1 – Directing they go over May 4th stuff, news, then the Disney Gallery episode. Fun episode.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Blast Points May 2020 – Disney Gallery Mandalorian 2 Legacy is a Patreon only episode as they go over episode two of Disney Gallery. From John Knoll love to uber-Filoni, this is a fun one.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 218 they talk about The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner. They go over the search for a director, Kershner’s work on ESB, problems making the movie, what was on the line, getting Yoda to work, plus there’s audio clips of Kershner spread throughout the episode. Fun episode.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 256 they talk about egg sandwiches, the beat lab, and the first two episodes of the Ahsoka arc (not the Siege of Mandalore arc).

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 257 they talk about eating rabbit, then the third and fourth episode of the Ahsoka arc (not the Siege of Mandalore arc).

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

Children of the Force: Episode 160 they share their thoughts on the finale for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, go over listener feedback, and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 340 features an interview with Ahsley Eckstein as she talks about doing the voice work for The Rise of Skywalker, doing Star Wars: The Clone Wars season seven, where Ahsoka is on her journey, her new Golden Book I Am A Padawan. Doesn’t touch on the finale as this came out on the day of release for it.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dan Zehr
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 270 they talk West World, Humans, Scrubs, news, then they talk pets. They talk about the pets they’ve had, good and bad stories with pets, and the tragic ends of their pets. Could be a tear jerker for some.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 141 they talk about Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Siege of Mandalore, it overlapping Revenge of the Sith, Maul and how they added so much to the character, the music, chilling moments, Rex, the plight of the clones, and Ahsoka.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 83 they talk about Celebration update, Star Wars Day releases, Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Shattered”, and they do some Star Wars quizzes. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Becca, and Devon
Rating: Fun

Obroa-skai Walkers: The Last Command – Chapters 26-End: Dark Side Punching Bag first they talk a little about the Galaxy of Fear books, Star Wars Day news, Boba Fett, then they finish their discussion of The Last Command. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Fun

Ones With The Force: Star Wars Clone Wars S07E12 – “Victory and Death” they share their thoughts on the finale as they break it down and analyze it.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dave, George, and Phil
Rating: Okay

Podcast Stardust: Episode 93 features guest Jovial Jay as they continue their discussion of The Empire Strikes Back. Jay talks about his first time seeing it, favorite characters, how it ranks and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Cuarantine Cay 5k they talk about the virtual race, then they talk with the organizers.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 94 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “The Phantom Apprentice.” They talk about Ahsoka’s blue lightsabers, her conversation with Obi-Wan, and the fight with Maul.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 95 they talk about their Star Wars Day plans, Star Wars Day news and releases, Cassian casting news and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 96 they go over the old Dark Horse comic mini-series Son of Dathomir, which is still canon.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 97 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Shattered.” Nice breakdown of the episode as they go over Maul’s transport block, the identity of the Sith Lord being in the inhibitor chip the whole time, the Order 66 build up and more.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 98 goes over what they did for Star Wars Day, the news, movie news, TV news, and more.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 99 they go over Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Victory and Death.” They talk about Ahsoka being included in Order 66, what did Rex think of Ahsoka letting Maul go, the change between the show and the book, the importance of Vader showing up, and their final thoughts. Good breakdown and discussion.

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

Rebel Force Radio: Clone Wars: Declassified: Series Finale features guests Kyle Neuman and F.J. Desanto as they analyze and breakdown the last episode of the series. They talk about Ahsoka’s compassion for the clones even after Order 66, whether she is still a Jedi, the convor and time placement for the last scene, overall thoughts on the show and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Stephen Stanton and a Cast of Thousands! first they talk about Hayden’s speech cadence in the prequels, then at the 22 minute mark they have on voice actor Stephen Stanton. Stephen does a bunch of voices which keeps things fun throughout. He talks about the various roles he’s done, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the final season, Star Wars Rebels and voicing Obi-Wan, his Treasure Island project, and he does the Yoda questionnaire. Great conversation. Afterwards, Jimmy and Jason touch on the news.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Great

Skytalkers: The Clone Wars: Siege of Mandalore Part IV (finale) they talk about their feelings, being emotional, then they dive into the finale, overall thoughts, highlights, and more.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 288 features guest Din as they talk about the finale for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They talk about how the Jedi are the keepers of the peace no soldiers, Mace and Yoda and how they treat Ahsoka, the music, how it makes time stop and puts you in mythic space, the Rex scene and how underneath the anger someone is crying, Ahsoka leaving her lightsabers, some Lord of the Rings connections, the symbolism in the helmet as Vader walks away, and other great observations. Excellent discussion of the finale. Plus listener feedback.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Excellent

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2136 goes over the Siege of Mandalore arc for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2137 celebrates mother’s day with different types of moms in Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2138 features guests Joe and Chris from Brews and Blasters as they talk about how their podcast started, what it’s about, Star Wars podcasts they like and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2139 goes over the Boba Fett Mandalorian rumors and whether Daniel Logan could be involved.

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

Tatooine Sons: Why Ahsoka is the Perfect Jedi they go over news, Disney Gallery episode one, the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cassian Andor show thoughts, then they talk about why they think Ahsoka is the perfect Jedi.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Post MomDay Monday with Mothers to Remember they share mom jokes, go over some Tron and Goonies stuff, they talk cereal, Billy Mitchell, the game Kangaroo, and they highlight some different types of moms seen in movies.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 430 is a reflicktions show as they go over the movies they’ve recently seen from old classics like The French Connection and Rosemarie’s Baby, to newer movies like Platform and Trolls World Tour. Plus their top five movies of the year.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 28 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 12 goes over the finale for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They talk about the music and intro music, Ahsoka’s themes, the murder of the droids, the importance of Rex’s helmet removal, the ship and the symbol of the Republic falling and lying in ruin, the meaning of Ahsoka leaving her weapon behind, the convor, and more. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad, and Madison 
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 93 they talk about the Wookiee Cookie Cookbook, TROS Dengar guy, Boba Fett news, toy news, IKEA, Hasbro’s Fan First Friday, lack of Mandalorian figures and vintage, lots of misc toy stuff, news, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and their thoughts on Disney Gallery.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

University of Coruscant: Episode 2:9 goes over Boba Fett, from his origin to his bounty hunting history. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Fun

What The Force?: Clone Wars Special Report: S7E12 “Victory and Death” features Marie-Claire’s husband Kyle as they discuss the final episode of TCW. They talk about the moral implications of stun settings, all the clone’s knowing who Darth Sidous was, the last lines of dialog in the show, the lack of dialog in the final stretch of the episode, the differences with the novel, kill counts, directors for this season, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 160 features guests Anthony (aka Ruralfarmboy), Chris (Journal of the Jedi), Seth (Geekville Radio), James (The Toy Insider), and me as we discussed the final arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as a few TCW tangents. It’s a fun discussion with a variety of viewpoints, and worth checking out.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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