Podcasts in Review

June 18, 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. 501stCast Episode 123
  2. Force Toast Episode 37
  3. Blast Points Podcast Disney Gallery Mandalorian 7 Score
  4. Wookiee Radio Episode 165
  5. The Sandcrawler Episode 95

Honorable Mentions

501stCast: Episode 123 they go over troop reports, new costumes, and they have a great interview with Greg Grunberg who talks about The 501st Legion, being in The Rise of Skywalker, doing the Leia scenes, scenes that didn’t make it into the movie, J.J.’s love for magic, and a bunch of great stories. Plus he talks about the project he’s working on.

Podcast Network: N/A 
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Joe, Marcus, Nicky, and Todd
Rating: Great

Around the Galaxy: Episode 69 features guest Marc Thompson who talks about how he got into voice over, his process for doing an audiobook, voicing Thrawn, voicing female characters, other projects, and then they go over some various Star Wars questions and Marc does some voices. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Beyond the Blast Doors
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Disney Gallery Mandalorian 7 Score is a Patreon only episode going over the episode of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Another fun discussion as always as they joke around about buying recorders, trying to find Dave Filoni’s Mandalorian t-shirts, and looking forward to season two.

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

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 222 goes over Bantha Tracks. They talk about the first issues, the newsletter, some of the fan letters, and fanzines. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Force Toast: Episode 37 they go over news, Star Wars: Squadrons and other stuff, then they discuss Queen’s Peril. Pretty thorough discussion so there is spoilers. They wrap up with trivia. Good episode, they keep it fun.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Fun

Galactic War Report: Episode 203 they talk about an account that was banned, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, and other stuff.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Jedi Eternal: Episode 19 they go over Star Wars news, rumors, upcoming releases, listeners questions, whether Ryan Reynolds will ever be a Jedi, what if Obi-Wan died and Qui-Gon lived, and then they have a Queen’s Peril discussion that’s spoiler free. Good book discussion, good episode. This was my first time checking this podcast out. Worth a listen.

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

Marvel’s Pull List: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Reading Club! they talk Ghost Rider, then they talk with guest Alyssa Wong, the comic writer for the upcoming Doctor Aphra comics.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ryan, and Tucker
Rating: Good

Newcomers: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (w/ Preeti Chhibber) they watched a couple episodes of TCW and talk with Preeti Chhibber about being an author, they go off on an Amazon tangent, then they talk about the episodes they watched, Ahsoka, and some of their confusion.

Podcast Network: Headgum
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Lauren, and Nicole
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: OSW Interlude #12: Snoke and Mirrors they talk video games, the new From A Certain Point of View book, Wookieepedia stuff, books, legends, New Jedi Order, Mandalorian rumors, they ponder what threat Palpatine was preparing for in the Aftermath trilogy now that we know the threat was him, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 111 they talk about the biggest jaw dropping moments of Star Wars, from baby Yoda and Gideon having the dark saber, to Maul’s double bladed lightsaber, Palpatine’s return and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 112 they go over t-shirt winners, then cover the news, people knowing baby Yoda’s name, Jedi Temple Challenge and Ahmed Best, upcoming book Dark Legends, the Running Stormtrooper, and a virtual con they’ll be participating in.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Holiday Special: A Disturbance in the Force features guest Steve Kozak as they talk with him about his work, his dad, Bob Hope, The Holiday Special, Bea Arthur, and the documentary he wants to do. Then Jason and Jimmy go over news, rumors and Mandalorian stuff. Jimmy’s audio sounds muffled during the interview portion, otherwise the audio is good.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Nostalgia they talk about nostalgia, what the word means, different types of nostalgia, Dave Filoni on nostalgia and returning to TCW, George’s nostalgia that inspire Star Wars, what they’re nostalgic for, fan service vs nostalgia, nostalgic moments in the films, and when nostalgia doesn’t work. Good episode and topic, but I have to be honest that I lost interest in the end when they started talking about what didn’t work in terms of nostalgia as it kind of turned into a TROS/J.J. Abrams bashing segment. Rest was good.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 2 hours 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good (for the most part)

Skywalking Through Neverland: Classic Marvel Star Wars Comic #22 “To the Last Gladiator” they go over the cover art, the interior art and story, and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2169 goes over Disney parks re-opening and Celebration thoughts.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2170 continues the discussion of Queen’s Peril and focuses on trade routes and taxation. Some slightly spoilery stuff.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2171 goes over Queen’s Peril and the handmaidens. Some spoiler stuff if you haven’t read the book.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2172 goes over Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian episode 4 “Technology.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2173 talks about ILMxLab, VR games and virtual storytelling.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2174 goes over the news for the newly announced video game Star Wars: Squadrons.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2175 goes over the cancellation of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020.

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

TechnoRetro Dads: Take Off with Bob and Doug’s Strange Brew they share hiking jokes, talk about a MAD Magazine artist, and the new Bill and Ted movie. Special guest Sheldon joins them as they talk about Strange Brew, then they talk about the video game Root Beer Tapper. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: JediShua, and Jovial Jay
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 435 features guest Mac from The Sandcrawler as they talk about his Star Wars collection, they talk Star Wars collectibles, then they play a movie title game. Afterwards they discuss movies they like that they can watch at any time.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The GALactic Podcast: GAL Chat with the Bombadcast features guests Gerry and Scotty as they talk Star Wars what if’s like what if Vader lived, if Padme lived, if Ahsoka didn’t leave the Jedi Order, what if Luke went to Alderaan and Leia to Tatooine, if Ezra went dark? Etc. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Andrea, and Lauren
Rating: Good

The Mainstreet Electrical Podcast: The One with Christine in Fantasyland features special guest Christine as they play rated/overrated/underrated for attractions and restaurants in Fantasyland.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 95 features special guest Jake as they talk toys, Mac’s latest find, other acquisitions, and they go over some toys like Max Reebo’s backup singers, and the Owen and droids set. Plus some tangents on American Gladiators, Guts and such. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 6 they go over Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Some static white noise in the audio, but otherwise okay. It’s a good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 165 is a special Empire Strikes Back roundtable featuring guests John Tyler Christopher, Neil Johnson, James, and me. We talk about our earliest memories of ESB, trivia and background info, changes with the various versions, the toys, the comics, and more. It’s a fun discussion, worth a listen even though I didn’t have much to add to the discussion. The other guests, however, we’re really cool and interesting.

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

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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