Podcasts in Review

August 27, 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. University of Coruscant: 3:1 Marka Ragnos
  2. Talking Bay 94: Silas Carson: The Man Behind Nute Gunray, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Droid Attacks on Wookiees
  3. Skytalkers: E. Anne Convery On The Clone Wars, Myth, & Fairy Tales
  4. Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 140
  5. The Living Force: Episode 72

Honorable Mentions

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 232 they go over Once Upon A Galaxy: A Journal of The Making of The Empire Strikes Back by Alan Arnold. Interesting episode as I’ve never read this book.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 270 they talk about renting movies, the A-Team, Star Wars film titles, VHS and Wilford Brimley. There’s some audio noises in this episode, otherwise a good one.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Good

Brews and Blasters: Episode 271 they talk food, pizza, Palaptine and Snoke, Avatar 2, Trandoshan Jedi, need’em got’em and more. Chris’ audio is a little funky, but otherwise okay.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 55 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay/Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Joe, and Chris
Rating: Good

Children of the Force: Episode 171 features a bunch of guests as they talk Star Wars, Force powers, thoughts on the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special news, the question and answer council and more. With over 10 kids on the episode, this one is a fun one.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Al, Anna, and Liam
Rating: Fun

Force Toast: Episode 42 they talk about various stuff, rumors around a Kylo Ren spin-off, what they want to see in The Mandalorian season two trailer, they talk Star Wars books, thoughts on Free Fall, the Clone Wars book, and they go over some listener feedback and do trivia. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 212 they go over events, galactic challenge, rewards and more.

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

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 148 Riley reviews some new album that was released, then Jazmin plays through part of the campaign mode for Star Wars Battlefront 2 while the others provide commentary. Believe it or not, the commentary and play through section was pretty good and entertaining. Could have done without the non-Star Wars album review.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jake, Jasmin, and Riley
Rating: Fun

Lipstick and Lightsabers: Why We Love the Darth Vader Comics they talk about the Star Wars Holiday Special, non-Star Wars books dealing with asexuality, and then they go over the Darth Vader 2020 comics.

Podcast Network: Network 1901
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Alex, and Shannon
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 50 they go over their thoughts on the Cassian show, prop store catalog, Dave Tree joins them to talk about the success of Empire 40, they talk about the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, movies and television.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 139 is a news episode as they talk about Disney+, the Cassian show, book news and excerpts, runDisney news and VR games.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 140 goes over Star Wars Rebels “Vision of Hope.”

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 31 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 141 is a “World Between Worlds” episode as they go over new Star Wars merchandise, clothing, candles, magnets, facemasks, cozi pads and more.

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

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 140 they talk about Cassian rumors/news, Star Wars film news, and some other stuff. Then they discuss the novelization for The Empire Strikes Back. They talk about the author and his thoughts on the book, they breakdown their own thoughts, and highlight what it got wrong and what it did right. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Great

Skytalkers: E. Anne Convery On The Clone Wars, Myth, & Fairy Tales they talk with her about her studies and education, her thoughts on mythology, they talk about her short story “Bug” which is in The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark, the Nightsisters, and even some fun Dave Filoni cosplay discussion. Fun conversation.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Fun

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2238 goes over the seven losers of The Force Awakens.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2242 goes over the seven winners of The Rise of Skywalker.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2243 goes over the seven losers of The Rise of Skywalker.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2244 is a non-spoiler review for the book The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2245 is a non-spoiler review of the audiobook for The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark.

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

Talking Bay 94: Silas Carson: The Man Behind Nute Gunray, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Droid Attacks on Wookiees Silas talks about how he got into acting, Star Wars, being a stand in and doing small roles, seeing the Ki-Adi-Mundi sculpt, working in prosthetics, the voice of Ki-Adi-Mundi, having him fight with one hand, working with other actors, lots of stories from working on the films, and even some about Phantom Thread.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 47 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Great

Talking Bay 94: Kev Jenkins: Concept Artist and Production Designer for the Sequel Trilogy he talks about his influences, his work on films, and his work on Star Wars.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Brandon Wainerdi
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Are You Scared of the Dark, Man? they talk about food as a kid, share jokes, go over the news, latte flavors, then talk about the movie Dark Man and video games with Liam Neeson.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: JediShua, and Jovial Jay
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 445 they play a movie game, then do a movie bracket for Bill Murray’s best film roles as they narrow it down to just one ultimate winner. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 29 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Fun

The Living Force: Episode 72 features an interview with author Sarah Kuhn as they talk about the hornyness of The Courtship of Princess Leia, her love for Aphra, find Aphra’s voice, tackling an audiobook, creating a planet and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 53 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Charles, Cory, Eric, and Wes
Rating: Good

The Main Street Electrical Podcast: The One with Skywalking to Disneyland features guests Sarah and Richard from Skywalking Through Neverland as they all talk about Disneyland, attractions, and which are overrated or underrated.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Good

The Mouths of Madness: Up Wolf Creek Without A Paddle is hosted by Andy and Jeremy and is a relatively new podcast that focuses on horror movies. In this episode, they talk primarily about Wolf Creek 2 and a little bit about the franchise as a whole. They also talk about collecting horror movies. Good episode and good discussion. Audio quality and production quality is great. If you like horror movies, it’s a good podcast to check out.

Podcast Network: Emotionally 14
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Andy, and Jeremy
Rating: Good

The Mouths of Madness: They Tricked Us in this one they talk about the movie Us, as well as Straw Dogs, 13 Cameras and more.

Podcast Network: Emotionally 14
Runtime: 35 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Host: Andy, and Jeremy
Rating: Good

The Nerd Room: Bonus Episode: DC Fandom First Reactions they talk about what was shown, the Wonder Woman 84 panel, Flash, Suicide Squad, Justice League, video games, and The Batman.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tim, Troy, and Sunjay
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: 3:1 Marka Ragnos kicks off a new season of University of Coruscant as Dr. Ravencourt goes over the Sith. This episode focuses on Marka Ragnos. Great episode.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 17 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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