Podcasts in Review

May 21, 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. Doing Talking Episode 85
  2. Fly Casual Episode 273
  3. Force Toast Episode 34
  4. Lipstick and Lightsabers The Siege of Mandalore Part 2 | Makeup and Mandalore Part 5
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland Episode 289

Honorable Mentions

501stCast: Episode 122 they go over garrison reports and virtual troops, virtual events, and a cool overseas trip to Jordan for the filming site of The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, Marcus, Nicky, and Todd
Rating: Good

Ask the Bards: Episode 12 features guest Chuck Wendig as they talk about body hair, improving productivity, writing, planning, getting to the end and finding your muse. Having Chuck on definitely spiced things up a bit. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 58 minute
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Delilah, and Kevin
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 24 they talk video games, do a Star Wars quiz, and discuss The Empire Strikes Back. Fun episode.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Blast Points May 2020 – Disney Gallery Mandalorian 3 Cast is a Patreon only episode as they go over the third episode of Disney Gallery. Fun one as usual.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 219 features special guest Tom Spina as they talk about the hats of Star Wars. They focus in on the original trilogy and try to differentiate between helmets and hats. It’s a pretty fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Comic Book Noob: Stargirl they talk about her origin and inspiration, the belt, the staff, characters in the show, and their reading recommendations. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Doing Talking: Episode 85 focuses on Boba Fett as Madison goes from the character’s origin to their possible future in season two of The Mandalorian. She touches on the concept and inspiration for the character, first appearances, Fett’s role in the films, the prequel dynamic between Jango and Boba, Mandalorians becoming a culture, Dave Filoni’s thoughts on the character and the culture, Boba’s history in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the storytelling possibilities to come. Great episode, and the audio clips sprinkled throughout were excellent. Some really nice bits from Dave Filoni diving into Fett and the Mandalorians.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Madison Thames
Rating: Great

Fly Casual: Episode 273 they talk video games, TV shows and music, news, Star Wars news, casting news, and a Filoni and Favreau tangent. Then they discuss Star Wars: The Clone Wars and dive into the last season arc-by-arc. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Great

Force Toast: Episode 34 they talk booze, restaurants and other podcasts, Star Wars news, The Rise of Skywalker junior novelization, Dr. Aphra audio drama, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Siege of Mandalore arc (note: this was before the last episode aired), their May 4th plans, listener feedback and some fandom menace stuff. Very fun and entertaining episode. FYI – there is language.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Fun

Force Toast: Episode 35 they talk about what they’ve been up to, Star Wars news, casting news and rumors, Marc Thompson’s Instagram video, Mickey Mouse ears, the finale for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and some Star Wars trivia. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Fun

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 142 is part two of their re-writing The Rise of Skywalker project. They do some dramatic readings of the scenes they’ve rewritten, and Riley plays with a new voice changer thing which is pretty entertaining. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Fun

It’s True. All of It.: Episode 19 they talk about the final arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, discuss some Mongolian Jedi Fallen Order music, LEGO ships and more. Later on they have on guest Reed from Sio Bibble’s Babble Bubble podcast. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dale, and Michael
Rating: Good

Journal of the Jedi: Episode 4 features guests Mike, Ken, and Derrick from Wookiee Radio. They talk Star Wars, animation and film projects, whether Filoni should be the Kevin Feige of Star Wars, what made Star Wars Resistance not click, potential animated shows, thoughts on Rex and Fett in The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson being Ahsoka, a Yoda clone army and more. The audio is a little rough as there are some times when it cuts in and out a bit, but there’s some really good discussions.

Podcast Network: Realm of the Mist
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Good
Production Quality: Okay to Good
Hosts: Chris
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: The Siege of Mandalore Part 2 | Makeup and Mandalore Part 5 they talk about what’s been going on, Star Wars news, Disney Gallery and their thoughts on the first two episodes, Dave Filoni talking Star Wars, Mandalorian casting rumors, and then they go over the last two episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Great

Newcomers: Star Wars Day & Star Wars Toys! (w/ Connor Ratliff) they talk about Oprah and underwear, Connor talks about Star Wars, they do a Star Wars quiz, and they talk Star Wars toys.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Fun

Newcomers: The Mandalorian (w/ Griffin Newman & David Sims) they talk Star Wars, baby Yoda, Watto cosplay, they talk about Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian, and toward the end they tangent off into fan fic and other stuff. After the credits, there’s some bonus audio of some non-Star Wars stuff. Fun episode and fun guests on this one. Note: the hosts only watched the first three episodes so they didn’t delve into the rest. They also get a bit saucy when they talk fanfic, so don’t listen with the kids around (NSFW).

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Fun

Podcast Stardust: Episode 100 features special guest Vanessa Marshall. First up, Jay and Dennis talk about season seven of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Then Vanessa comes on 15 minutes into the show. They talk about Star Wars, her voice work, and more. Good episode and discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rock Out Loud: Space Jams? they talk about the pandemic, go over listener emails and some new songs, then they talk about space songs ranging from Savage Garden to Styx. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Steve, and Kristin
Rating: Fun

Skytalkers: Vanessa Marshall on Family in Star Wars they talk with Vanessa about Star Wars: The Clone Wars, playing Rook, and then they talk about family in Star Wars, the pandemic, connecting with others, and dealing with isolation.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 289 they do some shoutouts, talk about Shanghai Disney being open, then they have on guest Din to talk about the Star Wars: The Clone Wars fortune cookies (the little opening line quotes that each episode featured). Din brings his A-game and it’s a fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Fun

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2141 goes over the important question of whether Boba Fett is a Mandalorian or not.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2144 features guests Bryan and Chris from Sixth Scale Scavengers. They talk about how their podcast started, other podcasts they enjoy, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2145 compares The Empire Strikes Back to The Last Jedi.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2146 compares the hardest things for the characters in The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2147 goes over the Timothy Olyphant rumor/news.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: Dual of the Fates: Should Jedi be Allowed to Reproduce? Alex and Chris debate the pros and cons of Jedi reproduction and the fallout of the Skywalker line.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Episode 63 features an interview with Dan Madsen. He talks about how Star Wars Insider magazine started, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, his cameo in The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Celebration, Her Universe, and more. Good interview, worth a listen.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 431 features guest Garrison as they play the Denzel game, then do their movie draft for “this guy”/”that gal”, ie. lesser known actors.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Trash Compactor Podcast: Boldly Going takes a break from Star Wars in order for them to talk about Star Trek – from their favorite shows and films to what they’ve been watching recently. Note: there’s some language in this episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Fun

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 1 is hosted by Jonathan and Nathan as they talk about their favorite things in Star Wars, the theme of redemption, their Star Wars influences, their love for the movies, shows, and books, and the goals for their podcast. Good first episode. Looking forward to more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 161 features comic artist John Tyler Christopher, and guests Andrea and Lauren from The GALactic Podcast. First they play some Star Wars Family Feud, then Andrea and Lauren talk about how their podcast started. They tackle some listener questions, discuss their favorite Star Wars helmets, favorite 80’s/90’s animated and live action shows, thoughts on Star Wars and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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