Podcasts in Review

June 25, 2020 at 12:05 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. The Living Force: Episode 62
  2. Blast Points Podcast: Episode 223
  3. Brews and Blasters: Episode 262
  4. Podcast Stardust: Episode 114
  5. Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 293

Honorable Mentions

Beyond the Outer Rim: I Can’t Get Up the Ice Slope, Ahmed Best they talk about various things, Celebration, whether we’ll feel comfortable in 2022 with cons and large gatherings, merch refunds and other refunds, From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back and the first one, plus Jedi Temple Challenge.

Podcast Network: Cinema Shelf
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jon, and Ross
Rating: Good

big T & Lil t: Episode 27 they talk about Star Wars: Squadrons, Battlefront 2 master plan, and Jedi Temple Challenge.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

big T & Lil t: Episode 28 they go over episode four and five from season one of Star Wars Resistance, and they talk a little about Return of the Jedi, Maneater, and Jedi Temple Challenge. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ellie, Todd, and Trent
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 223 they talk about the Ewok books and do an audio drama reading of The Baby Ewok Picnic Surprise, The Ewok Who Was Afraid, and Three Cheers for Kneesaa. Fun episode.

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

Brews and Blasters: Episode 262 they talk about the rocket launch, Space Force, the Bill and Ted trailer, Jedi Temple Challenge, the some footage from the making of Return of the Jedi, toys and collectibles, food, and lots of goofing around that makes this one a fun one.

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

Faking Star Wars: Star Wars Expanded Universe with Callum Johns Callum talks about the EU that he’s into, thoughts on The Mandalorian and integrating EU characters, timelines, and they do a Star Wars quiz.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, IG-69, and Teeb
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 277 they talk Stargirl, grills and woodworking, Spider-Man game, and Tales From the Loop, cover a little news and rumors, comics, and then pick out music for a road trip. One of them is eating on mic a little toward the beginning, so you might find that annoying.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Okay

Force Material: Jake Lunt Davies on designing BB-8, Porgs and more concept artist Jake Lunt Davies talks about his work, getting on Star Wars, what they were given for some of the characters like Maz, Ello Asty, keeping performers in mind, his work on BB-8, Constable Zuvio, rathtars, working with different directors, a Caretaker assassin, the Eye of Webbish Bog, designing Kylo’s rebuilt helmet, the Aki-Aki, Rey’s speeder and more. Nice interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Rohan, and Baz
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Revisiting Dark Disciple first they go over news, they talk about the authors for From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Squadrons, Celebration being cancelled, upcoming books, then they discuss Dark Disciple. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Lords of the Sith Podcast: Book Recommendations for Reylo Fans Mary and Denise go over some books they like that might be perfect for Reylo fans. All of their recommendations are non-Star Wars books that have themes in line with the whole Rey/Kylo romance subplot. From fantasy romance novels to female friendships, enemies to lovers tropes, and arranged marriages, there’s a bit of everything on the romantic side.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Denise, Lee, and Mary
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Republic Commando: Hard Contact – Chapters 1-4: Likking Magic Grandmas they go over the excerpt from Light of the Jedi, the Star Wars: Squadrons trailer, a Wookieepedia article, then discuss Hard Contact.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 113 goes over Star Wars Rebels “Fighter Flight.”

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime:
27 minutes

Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 114 continues their ongoing discussion of The Empire Strikes Back, this time with guest Johnamarie Macias. She talks about her memories and thoughts on ESB, then they talk about the Emperor’s hologram scene, Yoda and Luke, the asteroid field and mynock scenes, the Han and Leia relationship, and the cave scene. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime:
1 hour

Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 115 is a news episode as they talk about Celebration being cancelled, the announcement for From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, and they go over listener feedback.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime:
38 minutes

Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 293 they talk about Celebration being cancelled, Artemis Fowl, and they have on guest Kim Simmons to talk Kenner Star Wars toy photography (for the packaging of the original figures). He shares some stories and talks about his Kickstarter project. They wrap up with some discussion of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2176 goes over Vader Immortal Episode II (non-spoiler review).

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2179 goes over the types of dads in Star Wars to help celebrate Father’s day.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2182 goes over the connections between Shadow Fall and Star Wars: Squadrons.

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

Star Wars Loose Canon: What Are the Lightsaber Combat Forms? Alex, Chris and special guest Andres Cabrera talk about the lightsaber combat forms as they go over each one.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 49 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Alex, Nick, and Patrick
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Honey, We Shrunk the Dads Quiz they talk Father’s Day, dad jokes, School House Rock now on Disney+, Celebration being cancelled, then they have on Shane to talk cereal. Afterwards they do a dad quiz, and talk about Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: JediShua, and Jovial Jay
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 436 features guest Aussie Nate as they play the Denzel game then discuss good movies that fly under the radar.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The GALactic Podcast: Episode 41 they talk about Celebration being cancelled, Star Wars: Squadrons, new book From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars TV show rumors, and listener questions.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrea, and Lauren
Rating: Good

The Living Force: Episode 62 features author Alexander Freed as they talk to him about his experience with Star Wars, writing for BioWare, EA, and writing novels. They talk with him about Twilight Company, the Rogue One novelization, how Alphabet Squadron came about, working on the trilogy, and From A Certain Point of View. Great interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Charles, Cory, Eric, and Wes
Rating: Great

The Main Street Electrical Podcast: The One with Pixar Attractions they talk airlines, Artemis Fowl, and they they discuss Pixar attractions that don’t exist but could.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 7 features Jonathan and special guest host Mike as they talk about The Rise of Skywalker novelization.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay to Excellent
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

What The Force?: Interview with Charles Soule he talks about the project he’s doing, how he approaches Star Wars, and story choices.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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