Podcasts in Review

December 10, 2020 at 10:47 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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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. Blast Points Podcast The Mandalorian Chapter 13
  2. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 154
  3. Blast Points Podcast The Mandalorian Chapter 14
  4. The Sandcrawler Episode 104
  5. Skytalkers The Mandalorian: Chapter 14 “The Tragedy”

Honorable Mentions

  • I highly recommend checking out the Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary podcast episodes that Del Rey is putting out. They’re pretty good and give a lot of insight into the stories.

Around the Galaxy: Episode 92 features an interview with Hal Hickel. This is part one of the interview and covers his work with Pixar, getting into the business, and transitioning to Star Wars. It does not cover his work with The Mandalorian as that’ll be in part two.

Podcast Network: Beyond the Blast Doors
Runtime: 43 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Pete Fletzer
Rating: Good

big T & Lil t: Episode 42 features guest Garrick as they talk about The Mandalorian “The Jedi.” Good episode.

Podcast Network: WSTR Media
Runtime: 37 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Todd, and Trent
Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: The Mandalorian Chapter 13 they go over “The Jedi,” parallels to “Sanctuary,” prequel vibes, where Ahsoka is in her story, whether Grogu needs a father more than a teacher, Thrawn connections, Rosario as Ahsoka, Michael Biehn, the two duels, and how Lang would be Din in the future without Grogu. Great discussion. Note this is a Patreon only episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Great

Blast Points Podcast: The Mandalorian Chapter 14 they talk about how Boba is Jango and Jango is Boba, how he’s not a bad guy, they ponder what Jedi will answer Grogu’s call, they talk about Robert Rodriguez and the action, they break down the episode, share some Boba impersonations, talk about robot guts, Boba being a tank with knee darts, the Grogu Force attacks, how the message of the show is how to love, and whether Din will get a new ship. Fun episode. Note this one is Patreon only.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 246 they go over The Art of The Mandalorian book as they talk about what the book covers and the concept art in it. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Jason, and Gabe
Rating: Fun

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 373 features guests Tessa Smith and Dennis Keithly as they talk with Dan about The Mandalorian “The Jedi.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dan Zehr
Rating: Good

Doing Talking: The Clan of Three #6: The Tragedy Madison talks about how Gina Carano joined them for their live watch of The Mandalorian, then they talk about the episode, the blue butterfly, Stonehenge in space, and all their thoughts on the episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Austin, Madison, and Megan
Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Episode 20.10: Ahsoka Live They go over The Mandalorian “The Passenger,” “The Heiress,” “The Siege,” and “The Jedi.” They talk about how it was a test for Din to trust Ahsoka, Ahsoka’s reaction to attachment, how the Rebels‘ epilogue fits in, Filoni interview comments, and they touch on an Anthony Daniels’ interview. Good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Sarah, Teresa, and Tricia
Rating: Good

Force of Light Entertainment: The Mandalorian Chapter 13 Discussion they share their initial thoughts, they talk about how awesome it was, they talk about how Ahsoka was handled, Grogu’s backstory, thoughts on where things could go, and who might train Grogu.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Michelle, and Natalie
Rating: Good

Force of Light Entertainment: The Mandalorian Chapter 14 Discussion they talk about how Boba Fett was handled, why he might fear the Empire, what the final two episodes might be, and more.

Podcast Network: Red5 Network
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Michelle, and Natalie
Rating: Good

Force Toast: Episode 49 they talk about what they’ve been up to, go over the news, discuss From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back, LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, The Mandalorian “The Siege,” “The Jedi,” the look of Ahsoka, Fett being cool or lame, and they do some trivia.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alyce, and Laura
Rating: Good

Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 154 they go over “The Siege” and “The Jedi.” Variety of opinions as they talk about the choreography, Ahsoka connecting with Grogu, Yoda boned or Yoda cloned, and more. Fun episode.

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

Making Tracks: Episode 65 they remember Dave Prowse, talk about Disney Gallery returning, their thoughts on The Mandalorian “The Jedi” and where the show could head, plus Obi-Wan news.

Podcast Network: Fantha Tracks Radio
Runtime: 42 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Mark, and Mark
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 185 they go over news, Grammys, Mandalorian music and more.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 26 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dennis, and Jay
Rating: Good

Podcast Stardust: Episode 186 they go over the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special.

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

Rebel Force Radio: The Mandalorian After Show #13 features guests Dan Madsen and Paul Bateman as they discuss The Mandalorian “The Jedi.” They talk about Grogu, who might have rescued him, whether he has trauma from that, the look of Ahsoka, droid design, whether Grogu can be trained, Ahsoka’s actions, and they tackle listener call-ins.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 2 hours 20 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Mandalorian After Show #14 features guests Paul Bateman and Adam Bray as they talk about “The Tragedy,” the Razorcrest blowing up and Haslab, and they do some listener call-ins.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force Radio
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Audio Quality: Okay
Production Quality: Okay
Hosts: Jason, and Jimmy
Rating: Okay

Scavenger’s Hoard: Episode 148 they go over news, discuss whether Bo Katan could double cross Din, they talk about Rosario Dawson and her legal case, and share their thoughts on The Mandalorian “The Jedi.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Kirsty, and Rachael
Rating: Good

Skytalkers: The Mandalorian: Chapter 14 “The Tragedy” they talk about shooting on location, how Star Wars is tragedy, their thoughts on Boba, Boba emphasizing honor and Din relating to that, what will be the reward when Grogu and Din reunite, thoughts on Fennic, Fett’s archetype in the hero’s journey, and who will answer Grogu’s call.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods Network
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte
Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 311 they talk about Dave Prowse, then they discuss The Mandalorian “The Jedi” as they go over their thoughts on the episode and listener feedback.

Podcast Network: Skynet
Runtime: 56 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Richard, and Sarah
Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2338 goes over Moff Gideon links.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2339 goes over The Mandalorian “The Jedi.”

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2342 is a memoriam for David Prowse.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2343 goes over what’s coming in December for Star Wars.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 2344 ponders whether Ahsoka is one and done with The Mandalorian.

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

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “No Time For Poetry” by Austin Walker following along with the release of the book, Del Rey has been doing some podcast interviews with the authors of the short stories. In this one, host Tom Holler talks with author Austin Walker about his story, why he wanted to do one on the bounty hunters, and diving into their heads.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 16 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tom Holler
Rating: Great

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “Beyond the Clouds” by Lilliam Rivera they talk about Cloud City and her short story.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Tom Holler
Rating: Good

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “But What Does He Eat?” by S.A. Chakraborty they talk about the chef on Cloud City idea, and what would you cook for Darth Vader.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 14 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tom Holler
Rating: Good

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “Fake It Till You Make It” by Cavan Scott he talks about Jaxxon and his interest in the character.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 15 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Tom Holler
Rating: Good

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “There Is Always Another” by Mackenzi Lee they talk about writing ghost Obi-Wan.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Good
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Alex Davis
Rating: Good

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “Standard Imperial Procedure” by Sarwat Chadda they talk about the Imperial garbage man and the parallel with Han.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 13 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Good
Hosts: Alex Davis
Rating: Good

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “Wait For It” by Zoraida Cordova they talk about Boba Fett and his history.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 11 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Elizabeth Schaefer
Rating: Good

Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back: Author Commentary: “STET” by Daniel Jose Older they talk about banana pants, the diner element, and the names.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 12 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Alex Davis
Rating: Good

Star Wars Loose Canon: Ride the Blurrg – Chapter 13 features guest Storm Duper as they share their thoughts on Ahsoka, whether it’s a pitch for a spin off show, and more as they discuss The Mandalorian “The Jedi.”

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 50 minutes
Audio Quality: Great
Production Quality: Great
Hosts: Alex, Chris, and Nick
Rating: Good

Tatooine Sons: Ahsoka and Grogu and Thrawn? OH MY! they talk about the passing of Dave Prowse, discuss The Mandalorian “The Jedi,” go over some listener call-ins, and talk a little about BB-8.

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

TechnoRetro Dads: Home Alone Together they share jokes, go over the news, then talk about the movie Home Alone, gifts and such, and they go over their toy bracket.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: JediShua, and Jay
Rating: Fun

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 458 they play a movie game, then they go over most anticipated December release movies. Good discussion. There is some bonus audio at the end after the silence.

Podcast Network: Retrozap
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Dave, Mikey, and Dr. Earl
Rating: Good

The Deucecast Movie Show: Episode 459 they go over movie releases, HBO Max and theaters, then they do their reflicktions for the movies they’ve recently watched. Good episode.

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

The Mando Roundup: Mando, I Snatched the Kid they have some fun with F’ing Fett, they talk about who might help Din, who will answer Grogu’s call, and their predictions for the next episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, Jemma
Rating: Fun

The Mando Roundup: Crouching Tano Hidden Grogu they discuss “The Jedi.” Fun episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 23 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Storm Duper, Jemma
Rating: Fun

The Sandcrawler: Episode 104 first off, they give warning that there’s no editing for the swear words in the episode as they have a little fun with language and the Razorcrest being blown up as they feared it would. They talk about that, the Haslab Razorcrest, the Slave I, how awesome Boba Fett was, and they even talk a little bit about “The Siege.” Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Commonwealth
Runtime: 39 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Host: Dan, and Mac
Rating: Fun

What The Force?: Once Upon A Time in the Outer Rim: Episode 13 they go over “The Siege” and their mixed reactions to that episode, then they discuss “The Jedi.” They talk about the juxtaposition of the polluted world with the Magistrate’s garden, how there wasn’t enough conflict in the episode for them, how Ahsoka didn’t fit the role of the crone, wanting context on where Ahsoka is at, and having a problem with the Magistrate being everything. They also delve into the sword and the shield, lightsaber and beskar, Jedi being defenders but Ahsoka being the attacker, the convor, Grogu, similarity to Cal in Jedi Fallen Order, moon symbolism, the spear prepping Din for Gideon, and a lot of criticism for the episode.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould, and Ty Black
Rating: Good

What The Force?: Once Upon A Time in the Outer Rim: Episode 14 they talk about the connection between Din and Grogu, the music, being Boba converts, butterflies and their significance, the seeing stone and its design, the parallels between Din and Percival and wanting him to get stabbed by the spear, Boba being a son of a knight and taking over his father’s armor, Fennic the fox, Mayfield and the symbolism there with greed and as a shadow of Din, and more.

Podcast Network: N/A
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
Audio Quality: Excellent
Production Quality: Excellent
Hosts: Marie-Claire Gould, and Ty Black
Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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