Podcasts in Review

July 30, 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. Podcast Stardust Episode 127
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 228
  3. Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 20.6
  4. Jedi Journals July 2020
  5. TechnoRetro Dads Shake and Bake the Retro Disaster Movies

Honorable Mentions

big T & Lil t: Episode 31 they talk Jurassic Park movies, video games, then go over a couple episodes of Star Wars Resistance.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Todd, and Trent
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 228 they talk about the sound for A New Hope, the lead up to it with the sounds of THX-1138 and American Graffiti, and they go over a bunch of the sounds Ben Burt used for ANH.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 267 they go over Solo sequel rumors, Willow 2/TV show rumors, Mark Hamill and A New Hope deleted scenes, and they talk about Doomcock and the ridiculous made up rumors.

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

Children of the Force: Episode 167 they talk about what they’ve watched, listener feedback, and Bad Batch news.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Good

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 352 features guests Aaron Harris and Ryder Waldron as they talk about Star Wars Rebels and the five most important things about the show.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dan Zehr
Rating: Good

DorkLair: Episode 144 they go over ComicCon@Home, the toy news, and acquisitions. From Hasbro and Mezco to G.I. Joe and Neca, they cover a bit of it all.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, Chris, and Larry
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20.6 they talk about virtual con plans, Jedi Temple Challenge, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, and Her Universe. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Sarah, Teresa, and Tricia
Rating: Good

Force Toast: Episode 40 they talk about The Bad Batch news, beard watch, Solo rumors, Natalie Portman rumors, they talk a little about books, then do some listener questions and trivia.

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

Friends of the Force: Interview with Christopher Sean – Voice of Kazuda Xiono on Star Wars Resistance Sean talks about voice acting, working with Oscar Isaac, voicing Kaz, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad Whipple
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 208 they talk events for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, changes to characters, and the new character – Mon Mothma.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 146 goes over ideas for their Episode IX rewrite, with some bonus bloopers at the end.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Good

Jedi Journals: July 2020 they talk about what they’ve been up to, Dennis and Jay review Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, they go over new releases, acquisitions and lit news, and Dennis and Jay review The Rise of Skywalker novelization.

Podcast Network: TheForce.net
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jay, and Chris
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Republic Commando: Hard Contact – Chapters 17-End: Star Wars Morsel they talk about Balance Point, Dawn of the Jedi, Narsh watch, Wookieepedia article, Masters of Teras Kasi, art looking like real people, then they finish off their discussion of Hard Contact. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 45 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 127 Dennis and Joe (Brews and Blasters) host this one as they talk about The Bad Batch news, Doctor Aphra excerpt, then they discuss Shadow Fall which does go into spoilers. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Great

Podcast Stardust: Episode 128 they review two stories from From A Certain Point of View. Shorter episode than usual, but a good one nonetheless.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 27 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 129 features guests Joe and Matt from The Nerd Asylum as they talk with Dennis and Jay about The Empire Strikes Back, middle movies in a trilogy, favorite lines, The Mandalorian and more. There’s some audio break up on Matt’s line, otherwise good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay/Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: A Date with The Duchess: Clone Wars Actor Anna Graves they talk about some stuff, then they speak with voice actress Anna Graves (42 minute mark) about her work in The Clone Wars, her thoughts on The Mandalorian, and they do the Yoda questionnaire. The interview is worth checking out.

Podcast Network: Evergreen Podcasts
Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2202 goes over The Bad Batch news.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2205 goes over the Alden Ehrenreich Solo sequel rumors.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2206 is an update on the Cassian Andor series.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2207 goes over Solo rumors.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2209 is a non-spoiler review of Doctor Aphra, the audiobook.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2211 goes over unreliable narrators in relation to the Doctor Aphra audiobook.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2212 goes over Doctor Aphra, the extra content in the audiobook compared to the comics, the school flashbacks, and the relationship with Sana.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2214 interview with Cole Horton, author of The Traveler’s Guide to Batuu.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Good
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Shake and Bake the Retro Disaster Movies they share disaster jokes and talk about experiencing disasters, go over some news with Jim Varney and King Kong, then discuss the video game Missile Command and talk disaster movies. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: JediShua, and Jovial Jay
Rating: Fun

The Living Force: Episode 66 they kickoff with a bunch of podcast stuff, Youtini stuff, then about 20 minutes in they switch gears to discuss Shadow Fall. Good discussion of the book. They do go into spoiler territory.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Charles, Cory, Eric, and Wes
Rating: Good

The Main Street Electrical Podcast: The One with Big Fat Panda & the Disney Heroines features guests John and Christine as they go over news then discuss Disney heroines.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 12 they go over the news for From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, Mandalorian publishing news, then they discuss Master & Apprentice. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: Office Hours 5: Yoda’s Species kicks off teasing season three of the podcast, then dives into Yoda’s species.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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