Podcasts in Review

November 16, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

8 For VIII: Episode VIII covers Kylo and redemption, Rey falling to the dark side, directions Rian Johnson can go and other speculation.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 14 minutes, Rating: Good

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 95 is an older episode, but I’ve finally finished From A Certain Point of View so I came back to it. They start out with news (The Last Jedi and trailer observations), then they go through every story in From A Certain Point of View with a summary and a rating. It’s not super spoilery, but it’s a little spoilery so I’d recommend checking it out after you’ve read the book. The discussion will probably resonate with you more if you read the book first. Great episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes, Rating: Great

DorkLair: Episode #13 starts with a little bit of discussion about the Praetorian guards and what their role in The Last Jedi might be. Then they review the S.H. Figuarts figure pack of the First Order Executioner, Resistance BB droid 2BB-2 and the Praetorian Guard. They cover the pros and cons of each, and this one in particular would be worth checking out before buying the figures as there are some issues with them.

Podcast Network: RetroZap, Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes, Rating: Good

Fangirls Going Rogue: Priority Transmission #8 features Teresa, Tricia and Sarah as they share some more content from GeekGirlCon. They talk with the My Little Pony Jedi crossover cosplayers. They talk with Jordan Dene about geek clothes. They talk some about Harry Potter and bounding ideas. And they talk with Catherine Elhoffer about fashion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes, Rating: Good

Fly Casual: Episode 159 includes comic reviews for Doctor Aphra #13, Poe Dameron #20, Captain Phasma #4, and Star Wars Adventures #3. They discuss Star Wars Rebels “Heroes of Mandalore” with some interesting observations. And they wrap up with rumors and speculation on Leia, Kylo, The Last Jedi poster, J.J. Abrams and Episode IX.

Podcast Network: Better Kind MediaRuntime: 1 hour 26 minutes, Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCXL features Mike, Holly and Bryan as they talk about John Mollo and his recent passing. Then they cover the first four episodes of Star Wars Rebels. Excellent discussion. My only nick pick is that Holly and Bryan’s audio is a little staticky/clippy for some reason.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes, Rating: Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCXLII features Mike, Holly and Bryan as they talk about the news, Holly’s Presidio tour and trip to the Rancho Obi-Wan Gala. They also talk about the Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy news, the live action Star Wars TV Show news, and some other stuff. Good discussion, but there is still some issues with Bryan and Holly’s audio.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes, Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 38 covers things that could ruin The Last Jedi, which is an interesting topic for discussion. It’s not a negative episode predicting doom and gloom, but it does touch on the things they hope doesn’t happen in the movie.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 28 minutes, Rating: Good

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 18 kicks off with recent things, Rian Johnson, Billie Lourd, Star Wars Rebels, and then they get to their main discussion on Snoke. They shift through the information we know, play a clip from the audiobook of The Force Awakens novelization showing additional dialog between Snoke and Kylo and what those extra bits might mean, explore Leia’s dreams from the Aftermath trilogy, and go through the possible connections and the repetition of history. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: RetroZap, Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes, Rating: Good

Magic on a Dollar: Episode 6 actually starts with genuine intro music. Dave covers the news, and some anniversaries which leads to some quick history recaps for Song of the South, The Little Mermaid and some other stuff. Dave also talks about the once a year hidden Mickey for Mickey’s birthday, the Fox purchase rumors, Spider-man and Sony rights, X-Men and Fox, and Dave share’s his Disney story.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 47 minutes, Rating: Good

Rebel Yell: The Occupation and Flight of the Defender features Steve, Teresa and Erich as they go over both episodes of Star Wars Rebels. I have to say, this episode gets them back on point for some excellent Star Wars Rebels discussion. They get into some really interesting topics. Definitely recommend this one.

Podcast Network: Geek Out LoudRuntime: 1 hour 10 minutes, Rating: Great

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 190 starts with a recap of their Halloween, they then cover their trip to the park in San Anselmo, Lucasfilm tour and the Rancho Obi-Wan Gala, which includes lots of guests. They also touch on the Star Wars VR experience, Disney California Adventure news, and the passing of John Mollo. Overall, fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetroZap, Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes, Rating: Fun

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1225 covers Bob Iger’s earnings call and the announcement in The Star Wars Show of Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy and the Star Wars live action TV show.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 16 minutes, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1228 continues to discuss the big news with an actual clip from Bob Iger’s earning call and more discussion of the Rian Johnson movie trilogy and trusting him with that large of an investment.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 11 minutes, Rating: Good

Star Wars Bookworms: Episode 82 starts with a little LEGO discussion, some Star Wars Rebels, they talk Star Wars Card Trader, and then they discuss the Phasma novel. They do get into some spoilers I suppose but I’m pretty sure they didn’t spoil any of the big surprises, nor did they delve too deeply into the plot so you could probably check this one out whether you’ve read the book or not and still be okay to read it afterwards. It’s a good discussion as they share their thoughts on the story and the characters and there’s listener feedback on it as well.

Podcast Network: 2nd Airborne DivisionRuntime: 1 hour 3 minutes, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 11.14.17 features Marc and special guests Robert Cast and Tim Truax as they talk about the Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy and live action TV series news.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 29 minutes, Rating: Good

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode #23 starts with a little bit of discussion on their hopes for Thrawn: Alliances, then they begin their discussion on From A Certain Point of View by discussing the first 10 stories in the book. They touch on each one, some of the highlights and what the stories are about, and their thoughts on each. Overall, pretty positive.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.Net, Runtime: 49 minutes, Rating: Good

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode #24 starts with some news and updates, then they cover the next 10 stories in From A Certain Point of View. Since they are breaking up the book into 10 story chunks, that means there will be two more episodes, but not necessarily the next episodes coming out as they’re planning on taking a break to review some other books like the new Luke book. Regardless, I’m enjoying these episodes and look forward to the next two on From A Certain Point of View. It’s fun hearing their opinions on the stories as short stories can be very divisive among readers.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.Net, Runtime: 46 minutes, Rating: Good


TechnoRetro Dads: Kickin’ It on the Griddle with Pigs and a Dragon starts with cooking, jokes, news, new Hershey bar, Back to the Future comic mini-series, new articulated Disney figures, the Queen’s cereal of choice, Pigs in Space on The Muppet Show, the game Pigs in Space, the original movie Pete’s Dragon and other stuff.

Podcast Network: RetroZap, Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes, Rating: Good

The Geek Supreme: Witches, Ghosts, Spiders and Bert With A Beard is their Halloween episode. They talk Strangers Things 2 (no spoilers), possibility of Ghostbusters series, Star Wars critic article, who would be in their haunted house, Pokemon, ghost stories and nightmares. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 57 minutes, Rating: Fun

The Resistance Broadcast: Episode 91 covers the news of the Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy and the live action TV show announcement, Mark Hamill’s comments on dark side Luke, a Kelly Marie Tran interview, cost of Disney streaming service, Matt Moore shares a few quick thoughts on Star Wars #38, and they talk with Vanessa Marshall about Star Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Hera. They touch on the rumors for Disney buying Fox, new excerpt for Canto Bight novel, John Boyega’s comments on Jedi, and listener feedback on funniest moments in Star Wars via gifs.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes, Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode #37 they talk Halloween costumes, Filoni TV show rumors, they discuss Star Wars Rebels “Heroes of Mandalore,” recent acquisitions, cereal spoons, A-Wing, Stranger Things collectibles, new Funko items, Tag and Bink and more.

Podcast Network: RetroZap, Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Rating: Fun


The Skyhoppers Podcast: Episode LXVIII starts off with some discussion of Imperial guards, Sheevy McSleaze, and pumpkin spice not being at Starbucks anymore. Then they transition around their main topic, Palpatine. They talk about Dark Empire and his role in that comic series, the possibility of his return, the Inquisitors, whether Vader was more powerful than him, the need for an apprentice, the special editions, and a few tangents along way as usual. Fun discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 17 minutes, Rating: Fun

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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