Podcasts in Review

January 7, 2016 at 12:00 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Kicking off another year, here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Bombad Radio: Episode 219 is their The Force Awakens discussion with Jeremiah, James, Jason, Matt and author Adam Bray. Some of them liked it, some of them loved it, so there’s a mixture of opinions. Jason goes into all the reused elements, while James tries to defend it. It’s an interesting discussion.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #49 covers the premiere of The Force Awakens with both pre and post show discussion, getting thoughts from other fans, and their initial thoughts on the film. Fun episode.

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode #50 features Dan and Corey as they rank The Force Awakens then get into a roundtable discussion with Jeff, Matt, Randy, Luke and Aaron as they touch on the characters that spoke to them most, least, their favorite moments, scenes, and more. Excellent discussion.

Full of Sith: Episode CXLVII starts with a great fake out from Mike as he totally had me thinking they were going to discuss The Hateful Eight. Instead, they have guest Chris Taylor on to talk about the TFA red carpet event he went to, a special event he went to in Brazil with author Timothy Zahn, and their thoughts on The Force Awakens. They talk about Kylo’s mention of clones, Unkar Plutt, callbacks vs remakes, the art book, original title for the movie, and some interesting observations about Kylo’s grief and Rey’s lineage. Great episode with excellent sound quality and discussion.

Full of Sith: Episode CXLVIII features Mike, Bryan and Bethany as they talk about The Force Awakens and fandom. Bethany shares her thoughts on the film, they talk a little about Star Wars politics, and then dive into fandom and the treatment of others. It’s a nice discussion on an important topic, making for a great episode.

Geek Out Loud: Episode 166 features Steve and special guest Erich Schoeneweiss as they discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They start with criticisms then get to the good stuff: the things they loved. Great discussion analyzing the film, speculating, and having fun. Overall good audio quality, great hosts, and a good flow to the discussion. Definitely worth checking out.

Geek Out Loud: Episode 168 features Steve, Erich and Ethan as they go all out with Pass the Corn and talk nothing but movies. From their biggest letdowns of the year to their top five and the movies they’re looking forward to most, they cover a lot of films. They talk Jurassic World, Creed, Mad Max, Ant-Man, Batman v Superman, Doctor Strange and much more. There’s some audio issues on Erich and Ethan audio lines, but it’s still a fun discussion. Afterwards the show keeps going with a bonus The Force Awakens roundtable with Bethany, Teresa and Riley as they talk about the movie, the experience seeing it, the Alamo Drafthouse, and the roadtrip. It’s almost like two episodes in one, and both are fun.

My Star Wars Story: Episode 17 highlights the Star Wars story of Anthony Breznican, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and the guy who hosted The Force Awakens panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Anthony recounts the first time seeing a Star Wars movie in the theater, the part Star Wars played in his childhood, moving on, coming back to it, and how it came to fit in with his professional career. Really good conversation, plus there’s some fun bonus material at the end of the episode. If you’ve heard other interviews with Anthony, this one is still worth listening to as it covers new ground not touched elsewhere.

Peggy Carter Podcast: An Interview with Hayley Atwell features a great interview with Peggy Carter herself. They talk about the character, season two, how the character has inspired her, and what to look forward to. Pretty good audio quality and great questions. Even if you don’t watch the show (like me) it’s still a fun listen.

Rebel Force Radio: TFA Review Show #3 features guests Pete Nadel, and afterwards, David Weiner, the editor of Famous Monsters magazine, then artist Kevin Lyle. The convos with Kevin and David are great, but the conversation with Pete suffers from some audio issues as Pete phoned in from a gymnasium. Otherwise, good episode.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 105 starts out with guests Tricia Barr, Joe Tavano and Bryn MacK­in­non as they talk Star Wars and the year in review. Then they talk with Donald Wicks about his tour at Disneyland and how they brought up the Holiday Special at one point. Good episode with fun guests, entertaining discussion, and top notch audio quality and production.

Skywalking Through Neverland: Classic Marvel STAR WARS Comics #6 is a special standalone episode of their regular Marvel Star Wars comics feature with artist Randy Martinez. In this one, they discussion the 1977 Mar­vel Star Wars Comics Issue #6. It’s filled with fun observations, fun discussion, and is great stuff. I believe they confirmed in episode 105 that this will be spinning off into its own separate show, so looking forward to it.

Star Wars Action News: Episode 464 includes the usual collectibles news and a full rundown of Jason’s Rey story–from taking a picture of an early released Rey figure, to getting banned from Facebook–it’s a fun story. Plus they review the Star Wars Topps trading card book.

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode #50 features special guest author Adam Bray as they step away from books to talk Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, they do tie it in a little bit by bringing in the references from Lost Stars and Aftermath. From seeing the movie, to easter eggs and speculating on Rey, they cover a lot of fun topics. Afterwards, Aaron talks with his son Quin about the movie. Great episode overall.

Steven and Stephen on Steven: Bonus Episode The Force Awakens includes spoilers and has two different points of view on the movie. Once host liking it with reservations, and the other loving it. They give a good defense of the new superweapon, ponder the unanswered questions, discuss Kylo Ren as a villain, compare the 3D to the 2D, list the Game of Thrones cameos, and bring up a good point about Max von Sydow’s character possibly showing up in Rogue One as Mads Mikkelsen’s character. Overall, great review, especially for just 20 minutes.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.


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