Podcasts in Review

June 4, 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 any honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 143
  2. The ForceCast The ForceCast Author Series With Special Guest E.K. Johnston
  3. Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast Episode 29
  4. Two Sons of Tatooine Episode 3
  5. Podcast Stardust Episode 105

Honorable Mentions

Brews and Blasters: Episode 259 is part two of their discussion of The Siege of Mandalore arc for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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

Coruscant Radio Underground: Episode 50 Daniel joins them as they discuss The Mandalorian and Disney Gallery, plus they go over the casting news and rumors. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrew, and Merisha
Rating: Fun

Galactic War Report: Episode 202 they talk about upcoming events, grinding and territory wars.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 143 they talk about bad names in Star Wars. First they choose some random bad Star Wars names for themselves, then discuss what makes a good Star Wars name, and what makes a bad one. They go over the podracer names, Jedi, worst names of the prequels, OT and sequels, book characters and Darths. Fun and funny episode.

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

Jedi Journals: June 2020 Jay and Dennis review Star Wars #108, Target Vader and discuss Valance. Then Jay and Chris go over comic news, upcoming releases, book and magazine news as well as delays.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Newcomers: Ewok Adventures (w/ Joel Kim Booster) Joel talks about his Star Wars fandom, then they go over the Ewok movies.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Fun

Podcast Stardust: Episode 104 they go back to Star Wars Rebels to discuss the first episode. They talk about revisiting the show and share their highlights of “Spark of Rebellion” part one.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 105 continues their discussion of The Empire Strikes Back, this time with guest Jeff McGee. Jeff shares his thoughts on Empire, they talk about Han and Leia’s banter, the humor that went over their heads as kids, and Yoda and Luke on Dagobah.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 106 is a new episode as they go over Rey’s prop lightsaber on Instagram, upcoming Jedi Hidden Temple Challenge, The High Republic being delayed and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Scarif Scuttlebutt Podcast: Episode 29 they have on guest Claudia Gray. She shares her earliest Star Wars memory, talks Lost Stars, the pitch she was given, Lost Stars 2 thoughts, Bloodline, the info they gave her on that one, Qui-Gon and Master & Apprentice, Cienna doubling down on failure and more. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex, and Brad
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2148 compares the structure between The Empire Strikes Back and 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 2149 goes over the shared theme of failure in The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2150 compares The Empire Strikes Back and The Last Jedi and goes over recontextualizing.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2151 goes over Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian episode one “Directing.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2152 compares Return of the Jedi to The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2153 compares the timeframe and the big bads of Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2154 goes over the over arching themes of Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2155 compares the structures of Return of the Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode 112 they talk about the novelization of The Rise of Skywalker, and review the trade paperback for Age of the Resistance: Heroes. Good episode.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 1 hour
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Teresa, and Aaron
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: A Summer of Monkeys and Chevys no Shaz in this episode but Jovial Jay fills in for him. They go over news, cereal, discuss Paul Simon, they Chevy Chase movie Fletch, and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 432 they go over box office mojo numbers, then discuss their summer movie goals.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 433 features special guest Mike Ellis as they talk about DC. They play actor name game, then go over their top five DC films. Fun episode.

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

The ForceCast: The ForceCast Author Series With Special Guest E.K. Johnston they talk about what it’s like launching a book now, virtual events, they touch on the finale for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, what she knew when she wrote Ahsoka, how Queen’s Peril came about, structuring the book, inspiration and more. Good interview.

Podcast Network: ForceCast.Net
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Steve Dunk
Rating: Good

The Mainstreet Electrical Podcast: The One with the Meet n Greet kicks off the new reincarnation of the Magic on a Dollar podcast as Dave joins forces with co-host Jennifer Novotny to talk Disney. They talk about Disney’s re-opening plans, they share Disney memories, talk favorite characters, restaurants, bringing back extinct attractions and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

The Mainstreet Electrical Podcast: The One with Imagineer Stories first they talk about Disney re-opening, then they talk with guest and former Imagineer McNair Wilson. He talks about meeting Walt Disney and shares some fun stories. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 94 they talk about Simon Pegg and Dengar, toy news, new Black Series 6″ figures and Rebels repackaging, other figures and pre-orders, the ILM Q&A, and the carbon freeze playset. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Good

The Trash Compactor Podcast: Clone Wars Season Seven they skip the first arc since they’ve discussed that already and jump right to Ahsoka’s walkabout arc. Then they discuss the final arc, The Siege of Mandalore. Couple F-bombs. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Emcee, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 2 they take a look at the Jedi and consider the state of things before and during the prequels. Good episode and discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Good to Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 3 they go over The Siege of Mandalore arc for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They break down the episodes, touch on the highlights, the tragic near misses, the importance of them using Jesse with the symbolism on his helmet, and more. Good discussion. Definitely worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Good to Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 4 they talk about why the Jedi fell, going over their mistakes, as well as Anakin’s fall. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Good to Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

We Serve Droids: Best of the Sequel Trilogy first they draft their Star Wars Scooby Doo team, then they go over the best things in the sequel trilogy, from best new characters, best ship, best space battle, to best action scene, minor villain and more. Plus they have a few Star Wars themed drink ideas. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Editing: Excellent
Host: Scott, and Chris
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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