Podcasts in Review

October 8, 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. The Steve Austin Show UFC Hall of Famer & WWF’s Ken Shamrock
  2. The Main Street Electrical Podcast The One with More Imagineer Stories
  3. Scavenger’s Hoard Episode 142
  4. University of Coruscant 3:5 Exar Kun
  5. Blast Points Podcast Episode 238

Honorable Mentions

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 238 features guest Steve Sansweet as they talk about his Star Wars work with QVC and the Star Wars specials. Fun episode.

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

DorkLair: Episode 150 they talk toys and recent purchases, Four Horesemen stuff, Hasbro Pulse con reveals, Star Wars, GI Joe, S.H. Figuarts Star Wars, Sideshow, then they review the S.H. Figuarts Beskar Mandalorian. Good figure review as they compare it to the standard version.

Podcast Network: RetroZap
Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Bill, Chris, and Larry
Rating: Good

Force of Light Entertainment: Stranger Things S1 Discussion they discuss the first season of Stranger Things as they go over the characters and highlight the things they liked about the show. Not real spoilery, so if you’ve never seen the show, might be a good one to listen to to see if it’s something you’d be interested in. This was my first time listening to this podcast. Good hosts and discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 54 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Michelle, and Natalie
Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 286 they talk about stealing pumpkins, braiding hair, The Boys season two, doc on the making of The Island of Dr. Moreau, Yellowstone, Bill & Ted Face the Music, news, The Mandalorian season two trailer, then they talk horror movies.

Podcast Network: Betterkind Media
Runtime: 2 hours 28 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Corey, Garrick, Mike, and Steve
Rating: Good

Force Toast: Episode 45 they talk about The Mandalorian, news, Star Wars Squadrons, the Solo deluxe soundtrack, Holiday Star Wars figures, Charles Soule interview on The High Republic, turducken, and they go over listener feedback and do some trivia.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Good

Galactic War Report: Episode 218 they go over upcoming events, they have an interview with C.G. Miller and S.J. Crumb, they talk about Galactic Challenge characters, Luke and the Emperor, their skills and abilities.

Podcast Network: Radio Free Tatooine
Runtime: 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: John, and Sean
Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 91 is their live episode from ForceFest where they talked about Star Wars moms and their influence and impact.

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

Making Tracks: Episode 56 they talk about Hasbro Con, the HasLab Razorcrest, figures, holiday figures, other news, Star Wars and Star Trek, nostalgia and fan service.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Making Tracks: Episode 57 they talk Star Wars Squadrons, The Mandalorian, D23, conventions and movie theaters.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Obroa-skai Walkers: Shadows of the Empire Chapters 29-36: Increase Jade Optics they talk about Star Wars Squadrons and some other stuff, then discuss Shadows of the Empire. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Ben, and Cole
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 160 is a new episode as they talk about the comic book return of Tarkin, Empire Strikes Back news, the new group watch feature on the Disney+ app.

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

Rock Out Loud: The Music of Almost Famous they go over all the songs featured in the movie. I’ve never seen the movie, but it was a pretty good discussion, some technical issues though.

Podcast Network: Geek Out Loud
Runtime: 2 hours 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Steve, and Kristin
Rating: Good

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 142 they talk about The Mandalorian season two trailer, Emmy wins, then they discuss the Doctor Aphra audiobook.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2279 goes over the history of the dark saber.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2281 goes over what’s coming in October for Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2282 goes over the character reveals for The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of view book.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2283 goes over Pre-viz secrets of The Mandalorian.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2285 talks about the return to live action filming for soap operas, their workarounds, and if this could be done for Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2287 goes over the character reveals for The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of view book.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Allen Voivod
Rating: Good

Talking Bay 94: Emily Swallow: The Story of the Mandalorian’s Armorer Emily talks about being the armorer and working on the show. Good interview.

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

Tatooine Sons: The Greatest Villains in Star Wars: Emperor Palpatine they talk about Star Wars LEGO, Star Wars Squadrons, and they discuss the Emperor.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.net
Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: David, Nate, and Samuel
Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: The Price is Right they talk cereal, Starlog Magazine from October 1980, Oingo Boingo, horror movies with Vincent Price, and toys.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Jay
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 450 features guest Jeremy Burgess as they play a game for actors and breakout roles, then discuss actors and their breakout movies. Plus recommendations for Mike’s Miketober watchlist.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Main Street Electrical Podcast: The One with More Imagineer Stories McNair Wilson is back as he shares more Imagineer stories about the Disney parks and being an Imagineer. He shares stories about Michael Eisner, Mel Brooks, the Hollywood Tower of Terror, his books and more. Definitely an interesting interview and worth checking out.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dave, and Jen
Rating: Great

The Steve Austin Show: UFC Hall of Famer & WWF’s Ken Shamrock he talks about keeping in shape, surgeries, he talks about his kids, what he’s been up to, his childhood, how at 10 years he was living in a car, got stabbed, and how that led his life down a different path. He talks about meeting Bob Shamrock, the turnaround, playing football, learning to read while a junior, wrestling in school, breaking his neck, college football, toughman competitions, dealing with serious issues, his brother Frank, trying to help others, and more. One of the best interviews I’ve listened to yet on the show.

Podcast Network: PodcastOne
Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Steve Austin
Rating: Great

The Steve Austin Show: UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock Pt. 2 Ken talks about going into professional wrestling, training, wrestling in Japan, Pan-am Express, UWF, UFC, first rivalry in UFC, various matches, retiring, and working in WWF. Great interview.

Podcast Network: PodcastOne
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Steve Austin
Rating: Great

The Steve Austin Show: Ivan Koloff “The Russian Bear” they talk surgeries and injuries, Ivan’s work as a tag team, winning the title, Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer and drugs, prison, the Iron Sheik, Andre, Nikita, becoming a born again Christian, what he’s up to now and lots of stories. Good interview.

Podcast Network: PodcastOne
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Steve Austin
Rating: Good

University of Coruscant: 3:5 Exar Kun goes over the character’s comic book and book history.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dr. Ravencourt 
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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