Podcasts in Review

June 11, 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. Blast Points Podcast Episode 221
  2. Pizza and Parsecs Episode 21
  3. Two Sons of Tatooine Episode 5
  4. Force Material Roger Christian on building George Lucas’ galaxy
  5. Mighty Marvel Geeks Episode 296

Honorable Mentions

Beltway Banthas: E.K. Johnston on Padme, Trade Wars and the politics of Naboo Stephen talks with Johnston about building the politics and history of Naboo, trade politics, and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Stephen Kent
Rating: Good

big T & Lil t: Episode 26 they talk a little about a video game they’re playing, then they discuss Star Wars Resistance “Triple Dark”. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Blast Points Reviews – Gallery Mandalorian EP4 fun conversation as they talk about episode four of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, John Knoll and taste level. Note this is a Patreon only episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Blast Points Reviews – Gallery Mandalorian EP5 goes over episode five of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, Star Wars school, and not being able to tell what’s real and what isn’t. Note this is a Patreon only episode.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Blast Points Reviews – Gallery Mandalorian EP6 goes over episode six of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and all the previz. Note this is a Patreon only episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 221 they talk with Phil Szostak about his first time seeing Star Wars and his early Star Wars memories, his art background, he talks about how he went from comic book shops to animation, what it’s like working on the Star Wars projects, being the creative art manager, doing the art of books as side gigs, how he took those over from J.W. Rinzler, the process behind those books, and they do some general questions. They also have a lot of fun.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 260 Joe talks about a virtual concert for Clutch that he watched, they talk food, they go over the trailer for Jedi Temple Challenge, talk virtual races, book delays, Celebration, recent deaths, Disney Gallery, the last scene of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, TV show ideas, the 40th anniversary for The Empire Strikes Back and the 15th anniversary for Revenge of the Sith.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 261 is a need’em got’em show as they talk Star Wars toys for the whole episode. They go over the Hasbro petition to make more 3-3/4 inch action figures, the retro collection and shipping horror stories, plus Joe opens up the probot. Good episode.

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

Fly Casual: Episode 275 they talk about what they’ve been watching, Community, The Great, Cowboy Beebop, then they touch on news, HBO Max, the Snyder cut, and for their main discussion they cover the TV series Band of Brothers.

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

Force Material: Roger Christian on building George Lucas’ galaxy they talk with Roger about the used future aesthetic of Star Wars, making the prop guns, making Leia’s blaster with George, the landspeeder, working with George, Luke’s binoculars, the lightsaber, Harrison Ford and how he helped with carpentry on Star Wars, working on the Ewoks, plus some John Travolta and Quentin Tarantino stories, and Black Angel. Great interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Rohan, and Baz
Rating: Great

Force Material: Phil Szostack on The Art of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker they talk with Phil about his job, what visually makes something Star Wars, when his involvement started, influences on Star Wars, Palpatine in TROS and Rey’s lightsabers, concept art and more. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Rohan, and Baz
Rating: Good

Force Material: Benton Jew on Star Wars and Martial Arts Movies they interview Benton Jew about how his career started, his work at ILM, illustrating The Glove of Darth Vader, working with George Lucas and doing the storyboards for The Phantom Menace, and more. Good interview.

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

Force Toast: Episode 36 they talk about celebrating graduation, recent guest spots they’ve done, Thrawn book being released earlier, some spoiler free Queen’s Peril discussion, High Republic being delayed, TV shows and thoughts, other book stuff, Free Fall, Disney Gallery, listener feedback and some Star Wars trivia. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Fun

Mighty Marvel Geeks: Episode 296 features comic writer Ethan Sacks as they talk with him about Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, Star Wars, comics, his spec script for Greedo’s murder investigation and how that got him into comic writing, Galaxy’s Edge, and his other Star Wars comics. Fun interview.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mike, Eric, and Kylan
Rating: Fun

Pizza and Parsecs: Episode 21 features special guests Andrea and Lauren from The GALactic Podcast as they all talk about Revenge of the Sith. They share their thoughts of when they first saw it, they talk about what The Clone Wars added to it, they touch on the soundtrack, the things the appreciate, Palpatine and his grooming of Anakin, whether Palpatine was evil from the start, the novelization and some listener questions. They also do some general questions. Fun episode. Long one though.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 2 hours 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, and Liv
Rating: Fun

Podcast Stardust: Episode 108 they go over the book Force Collector. Great discussion.

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

Podcast Stardust: Episode 110 goes over Star Wars Rebels “Droids in Distress.” Good discussion of the episode.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2166 talks about violent revolutions in Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2167 is a non-spoiler book review of Queen’s Peril.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2168 dives into the book Queen’s Peril and the later chapters that overlap with The Phantom Menace. This one gets kind of spoilery if you haven’t read the book and plan on doing so. You might want to skip it in that case.

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

Star Wars Splash Page: Episode 180 is a short one as they just cover some comic news.

Podcast Network:  N/A
Runtime: 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: Jeff, and Matt
Rating: Okay

Tatooine Sons: Understanding Prophecy Like Qui-Gon Jinn they talk news and Mandalorian casting rumors, thoughts on Fett, dropped lightsaber plotline for Rey, then they talk about Qui-Gon and the chosen one prophecy.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

Tatooine Sons: A Look At New Canon from the Perspective of an Expanded Universe Fan (with Adam Lance Garcia) Adam and David talk about The Last Jedi, legends books, exploring what it means to be a Star Wars story, what does and doesn’t work, thoughts on the future of Star Wars, and some general Star Wars questions. Good coversation.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: A Totally Total Recall of Summer Toys and Ah-nuld! they share some summer temperature and Arnold jokes, touch on news, the Labyrinth sequel, cereal, then talk Arnold movies and dive into Total Recall, plus video games and outdoor toys. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Shazbazzar
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 434 is a reflicktions episode as they go over all the movies and documentaries they’ve recently watched. Lot of recommendations in this one, and a few movies you might want to skip.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Living Force: Bonus – E.K. Johnston Interview she talks about Queen’s Peril, the things she wanted to do, squeezing characters in, and more. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Charles, Cory, Eric, and Wes
Rating: Good

The Mainstreet Electrical Podcast: The One with Disney Did-You-Knows they talk fast passes, then dive into some Disney trivia and fun facts.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 5 no Nathan in this episode but Jonathan is joined by special guest Becca Benjamin from Kanata’s Castle and Tarkin’s Top Shelf. They talk Star Wars books, what works and what doesn’t, things that certain books have done right, some of their favorite books, YA books and more. Good discussion and good episode.

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

Wookiee Radio: Episode 164 features author Cole Horton as he talks about writing Batuu, book of lists, Falcon owner’s guide, and more. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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