Podcasts in Review

August 13, 2020 at 12:20 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. For the Nerd The Back to the Future Trilogy
  2. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 147
  3. Blast Points Podcast Episode 230
  4. The Steve Austin Show Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura Pt. 1 | SAS Classic
  5. TechnoRetro Dads Conspiracies R Us

Honorable Mentions

  • The Living Force Episode 69 features an interview with the author of Poe Dameron: Free Fall

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 230 is all about Ki-Adi-Mundi. From a “Mundi Mundi” song to putting him on trail for his actions, they have a lot of fun with it. Definitely a must listen.

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

For the Nerd: The Back to the Future Trilogy starts with some news coverage, TV shows, and then Scott plays some interview clips from various actors from The Back to the Future movies. Then Scott speaks with Chris Clew as they talk about the trilogy. Afterwards, they interview Burton Gilliam to talk about his film work and his role in Back to the Future III. Great episode for Back to the Future fans. FYI – For the Nerd is a new podcast Scott has kicked off, and as always, he pours a lot of work and attention into them to turn out great stuff. Be sure to check it out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Scott Murray
Rating: Great

For the Nerd: Who is James Hampton? kicks off with some news, reviews, and then Scott talks about Condorman. Matt Moore joins Scott to talk about the Condorman comics, then Scott has a brief interview with James Hampton, and an interview with James’ wife Mary as they talk about James’ career and film work.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Scott Murray
Rating: Good

Force Toast: Episode 41 they talk about some random Star Wars stuff, they go over the new Thrawn excerpt, they talk about The Mandalorian and news, they go over the Doctor Aphra audiobook, listener questions, and a little Umbrella Academy.

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

Galactic War Report: Episode 210 they talk grand arena in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, teams, strategies, turn meters and leaders.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 147 is a new episode of fan fiction theater as they read some fan fics and give them the audio drama treatment. Fun episode.

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

Legends Library: Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover they go over some news, then they talk about Stover, his writing, his other stories, and they dive into Shatterpoint for a full discussion. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Spoken 4 Audio Productions
Runtime: 2 hours 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Cole, and Lisa
Rating: Good

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Aphra, Vader, and Poe | Star Wars is One Story they go over the Emmy nominations, the Darth Vader comic, Poe Dameron: Free Fall and their issues with the book, and they go over the Doctor Aphra audiobook which they really liked. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 48 features guest Becca Benjamin (Kanata’s Castle) as she talks with Mark about Shmi Skywalker. This is part of their discussion. Afterwards Mark and Mark talk about film and the future of film. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 49 they touch on the news, then there’s the second part of Mark and Becca’s discussion on Shmi. Afterwards Mark and Mark talk The Mandalorian and toys. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 135 they talk about Jedi wisdom and go over some of their favorite quotes, their meaning and their resonance.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 137 they go over Star Wars Rebels “Idiot’s Array.” Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 298 they talk about Mulan heading to Disney+, they talk about movie theaters and etiquette, then they talk with Cole Horton about writing the Traveler’s Guide to Batuu. Afterwards they talk with guest Fernando del Rosario about comics and turning comics into art. Good episode.

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 2225 dives into Poe Dameron: Free Fall and the riff between Poe and Zorii. Does go into some spoilers.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2226 reviews the audiobook for Poe Dameron: Free Fall and the quality of the voice work.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2229 Allen shares his thoughts on Star Wars live action production.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2230 is a non-spoiler review for Star Wars: Dark Legends.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2231 goes over unreliable narrators in Star Wars.

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

Talking Bay 94: Noah Segan: From Brick and Looper to The Last Jedi and Knives Out (and Beyond) Brandon talks with Noah about Brick and getting into acting, Looper and the gun scene, The Last Jedi and his other work. Good interview. Couple F-bombs scattered throughout.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 52 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Conspiracies R Us they share jokes, talk about Galaxy’s Edge holidays, then dive into conspiracy movies and TV shows. Plus they have a little conspiracy game for guessing board games. 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 443 is a reflicktions episode as they talk about all the movies and documentaries they’ve recently seen. Lot of movies and docs covered. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 2 hours 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Living Force: Episode 69 features an interview with author Alex Segura. He talks about his Star Wars fandom, his relationship with Archie comics, getting the Poe Dameron: Free Fall project, his thoughts on Poe and coming up with the story, and they go over some general Star Wars questions. Good interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Charles, Cory, Eric, and Wes
Rating: Good

The Main Street Electrical Podcast: The One with the runDisney they talk about the entertainment industry and Mulan heading to Disney+, guest Sarah Bergman joins them to talk about Disney World, runDisney, how it works, why they do it, and running the marathon. If you’re looking to learn more about the runDisney events and how they work, this is a good one to check out.

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

The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode CLXXXIX they talk Solo, music, Rogue One, the Cassian show, then they discuss a couple episodes of The Clone Wars. No Dakota in this episode.

Podcast Network: But Why Tho
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, Cole, Dakota, and Eva
Rating: Good

The Steve Austin Show: Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura Pt. 1 | SAS Classic features Steve Austin interviewing Jesse Ventura. They talk about surgeries and working out, Mexico and Jesse’s experiences there, the old wrestling days, trademarking his name, being a commentator, memorizing dialog, acting and choosing Minnesota over LA and acting career, his work on Predator and more. If you’re a wresting fan, or a Predator fan, definitely worth a listen if you haven’t heard this one yet.

Podcast Network: PodcastOne
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Steve Austin
Rating: Great

The Steve Austin Show: Jesse “The Body” Ventura Pt. 2 | SAS Classic is the second part of their interview as they cover being a baby face (good guy), talk about Vince and his dad, wanting a union for wrestling, being a referee, and his book The Marijuana Manifesto. Good interview.

Podcast Network: PodcastOne
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Steve Austin
Rating: Good

What The Force?: Discussion Poe Dameron: Free Fall with Bea Caicoya they share their thoughts on the book, what the story covers, and the issues with the book. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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