Podcasts in Review

July 23, 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’ Star Wars: Hope’s Dawn
  2. Talking Bay 94 Terryl Whitlatch: Designing Jar Jar Binks, Sebulba and Dewbacks for Star Wars
  3. Force Material Ivan Manzella on designing Babu Frik, Snoke and more
  4. Blast Points Podcast Episode 225
  5. Rebel Force Radio The Bad Batch, Geoff Norcott & A Flagon of Spotchka

Honorable Mentions

  • Blast Points Podcast Episode 227 goes over origins to the prequels.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 225 features guests Tom Spina and Nick Maley as they talk with Nick about his creature effects and makeup work. He shares his thoughts on the business, working with Stuart Freeborn, his experience with Krull and Lifeforce, and his work on Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 227 they talk about the prequels and origins as they go over the early drafts of Star Wars and the elements therein that made it into the prequels.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 264 they talk posters, Joefest, Star Wars Squadrons, The Last Starfighter custom figures, Light of the Jedi excerpt thoughts, Star Wars books and more. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 265 they talk about coyotes, Star Wars coins, Mark Hamill, Jon Favreau, the freezing chamber playset and other toy news.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 266 they talk toys, custom baby Yoda Mandalorian figure, Joe’s lightsaber collection, Funkos, cons and dealers, customer Mandalorian figures, and bourbon.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Fun

Comic Book Noob: Etrigan the Demon they talk about the two origins of the character, the link to Jason Blood, its abilities, storylines and more. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Scott, Matt, and Regina
Rating: Good

Force Material: Ivan Manzella on designing Babu Frik, Snoke and more he talks about his interest in art and design, sculpting, his work on the TV show Dinosaurs, designing Babu Frik in The Rise of Skywalker, how he was originally going to die in the movie, designing other characters like the big eyeball creature in Solo, Rathgar Den, Bor Gullet, Grumgar, the Mimbanites, Lady Proxima, Snoke, and Bistan. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Rohan, and Baz
Rating: Good

Force Toast: Episode 39 they talk dreams, Star Wars background characters, news, Star Wars Battlefront 3, Chaos Rising excerpt, Doctor Aphra audio drama, listener feedback, and trivia.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 207 they talk about the new Chewbacca and C-3PO character, events and droids, and the trooper vs scoundrel squad.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Star Wars: Hope’s Dawn is a special audio drama by Riley featuring a full voice cast. It’s extremely well done…personally I thought it was better than the Doctor Aphra audiobook…definitely worth checking out.

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

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 144 they talk a little about Riley’s audio drama, Rian Johnson, excitement (or lack thereof) for new movies, video games, Queen’s Peril and more. Kind of a random topic show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 145 they answer listener questions – from terrifying Star Wars creatures, to who would you slice up with a lightsaber – lots of variety.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Mighty Marvel Geeks: Episode 301 they talk with Adam Bray about his work as a writer, getting into Star Wars, writing for Marvel, Marvel movies vs comics vs TV, and Marvel vs Lucasfilm. Good conversation.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay/Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Mike, Eric, and Kylan
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 126 features special guest Bill from DorkLair as they talk about The Empire Strikes Back. Bill shares his thoughts on the movie, and they go over Yoda and his teachings, the bounty hunters, Needa and Piett, and how Han outsmarted the Empire but Boba outsmarted Han. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Bad Batch, Geoff Norcott & A Flagon of Spotchka first they go over The Bad Batch news and their thoughts, then they talk about Giancarlo Esposito and The Mandalorian, Luke and his Jedi students, then they have on guest Geoff Norcott as they talk to him about his thoughts on all the Star Wars movies and TV shows, then run over the Yoda questionaire with him. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 2 hours 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 296 they talk about changes at Disneyland and Galaxy’s Edge, The Bad Batch news, virtual con plans, and guests Tyler Bucks and Frank D. Rich come on to talk about ForceFest.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2204 is a rundown on the Kenobi show and the Hayden Christensen rumor.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2208 is a review of Traveler’s Guide to Batuu.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2210 looks at Doctor Aphra and what Palpatine did to Vader after the Death Star’s destruction.

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

Talking Bay 94: Terryl Whitlatch: Designing Jar Jar Binks, Sebulba and Dewbacks for Star Wars Brandom speaks with Terryl Whitlatch about her background, film work, reconstructing the dewback, working on The Phantom Menace, designing the creatures and more. Great interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Great

Tatooine Sons: Who’s the Most Evil Star Wars Villain? is a quick but fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Fun

TechnoRetro Dads: FORE!-Tee years of Caddyshack they share golf jokes, news, they talk about The Bad Batch, Fletch remake, cereal, then discuss Caddyshack, Kenny Loggins’ single “I’m Alright”, and golf games. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: JediShua, and Jovial Jay
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 440 features special guest Garrison as they play a movie game, then go over their top five female movie character patriots. There’s a little bit of bonus audio at the end. You can skip the last five minutes.

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: GAL CHAT with Amy Ratcliffe she talks about her Star Wars fandom, getting to write Star Wars books, Women of the Galaxy, they talk about Ahsoka, The Clone Wars, her new book on mindfulness and writing a short story for the new From A Certain Point of View book, plus listener questions. There’s some bursts of static on Amy’s audio, otherwise good.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Ok/Good
Production Quality: Ok/Good
Hosts: Andrea, and Lauren
Rating: Good

The Main Street Electrical Podcast: The One With Jenn Returning Home goes over Disney news, and Jenn talks about her recent trip to Disney World and what’s changed in the park.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

The Star Wars Report: Episode 439 Riley goes over The Bad Batch news, then talks with J.W. Rinzler about Star Wars, Lucasfilm, Rick McCallum, the challenges of filmmaking, and his book All Up.

Podcast Network:  2nd Airborne Division
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Riley
Rating: Good

What The Force?: Power of Myth & Symbolism: Trials features guest Ty Black as they talk about Jedi Temple Challenge, trial in Star Wars and trials in mythology.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 171 features Charlie from Star Wars Through The Ages podcast. They play some Star Wars Family Feud, then talk with Charlie about his podcast, his thoughts on Star Wars, Kathleen Kennedy, The Bad Batch news, favorite characters, droids, video games and more.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks Network
Runtime: 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Derrick, Ken, and Mike 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: