Podcasts in Review

August 20, 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 138
  2. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2236
  3. Star Wars 7×7 Episode 2235
  4. Blast Points Podcast Battle Beyond the Stars
  5. The Nerd Byword Episode 011

Honorable Mentions

Blast Points Podcast: Battle Beyond the Stars they do a commentary. It’s fun. If you’re a Patreon, enjoy it, and if you’re not a Patreon, you should really think about it.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 231 features guest Tom Spina as they talk about aliens and such, Celebrations, and they dive into the cantina and the set dressing for it.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Canon Fodder: August 2020: Forever Crimson they talk about what they’ve been up to, book news, From A Certain Point of View: Empire Strikes Back, Thrawn excerpt, Dark Legends, High Republic, other books, ComicCon@Home, magazines, Doctor Aphra audiobook, and Bounty Hunters comic.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brian, Mark, Mark, and Matt
Rating: Good

Cherry Bombs – The Underappreciated Movies Podcast: Waterworld they talk about the game, the toys, the original script, and they go through the movie and highlight the key scenes. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dustin, and Nick
Rating: Good

Coruscant Radio Underground: Episode 53 they talk about The Mandalorian and awards, Avatar and whether it’s overrated, Star Wars, marketing and competition, and some Solo rumors.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrew, and Merisha
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20.7 they talk about what they’ve been up to, news, ComicCon@Home, thoughts on the panels, Celebration memories, they ask each other questions, and talk a little shopping.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Sarah, Teresa, and Tricia
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 282 they talk about renting a house boat, Transformers toys, Umbrella Academy season two, and their main discussion is The Muppets.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

Force Material: Paul Hirsch on editing Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back they talk with Paul about how he got into editing, working with George Lucas and on Star Wars, his ideas, screenings and changes, then working on ESB and why he didn’t do ROTJ, plus his thoughts on the newer Star Wars projects.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Rohan, and Baz
Rating: Good

Friends of the Force: Poe Dameron: Free Fall – Spoiler Discussion they go over news, talk TCW and Bad Batch, Mandalorian books, Batuu VR game, then they discuss Free Fall. Was the book necessary? They talk about problems with the book, what worked, and issues with the writing.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Brad Whipple
Rating: Good

Friends of the Force: Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original features guests Meg and Bria as they talk about Aphra, the audiobook, what they liked, other thoughts and favorite moments.

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

Jedi Eternal: Episode 26 they talk news, comics, listener questions, and they discuss Poe Dameron: Free Fall at the end, no spoilers.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Andrew, and Brexton
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: OSW Interlude #13 lots of random topics as they talk video games, books, comics, posters, Wookieepedia, TROS and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 138 they talk with Lauren Mary Kim about her mocap work as Ahsoka for The Clone Wars, being The Armorer in The Mandalorian, wearing the armor, working with Ray Park and choreography, getting into stunt industry, martial arts experience, Baby Yoda and more. Great interview.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 45 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Great

Rebel Force Radio: When The Lights Go Out On Dagobah Jason talks about his grandma who recently passed, they talk about Hayden’s acting, play a clip of Billy Mac doing some Lando impersonations, Rush Hour clip of Jason tossing some f-bombs, and then they talk with Paul about his top 30 Star Wars movies which includes things that aren’t Star Wars.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2228 goes over some reveals for Tales From Galaxy’s Edge.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2232 discusses George Lucas’ comment about continuity being for wimps and whether that is where the franchise is heading.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2235 features and interview with author Sarah Kuhn as they talk about the Doctor Aphra audiobook. This is part one of the interview.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 24 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2236 is part two of the interview with Sarah Kuhn. Of the interviews I’ve heard so far, this was the best, and part two is particularly good.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2237 goes over the winning characters in The Force Awakens.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Retro Tech…no problem they share jokes, Knight Rider news, cereal, futuristic TV shows, Automan, Max Headroom, Street Hawk, Air Wolf, Knight Rider, and games.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: JediShua, and Jovial Jay
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 444 features guest Joe Tavano as they play a movie game then discuss the best of the worst for the 1980’s. Fun episode.

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

The Nerd Byword: Episode 011 features an interview with author John Jackson Miller. First they cover the news, then 15 minutes in is the interview. John talks about his writing career, comics, Star Wars, Star Trek, thoughts on characters, his new Star Trek novel, gaming and books. Afterwards the hosts talk about some gaming and shows.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Chris, and Dave
Rating: Good

Two Sons of Tatooine: Episode 14 they talk about Sith in the prequels and ancient Sith.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jonathan, and Nathan
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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