Podcasts in Review

December 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Episode VIII, Movies, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 2 Comments

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review featuring lots of The Last Jedi discussions. Keep in mind all of the episodes have spoilers for The Last Jedi.

Blast Points Podcast: Episode 104 breaks down The Last Jedi from beginning to end. They give some nice farewells to the characters we lost, they nickname Bootleg Asti — which is perfect, and boy did they make me laugh about the caretaker party deleted scene speculation. This episode is just the thing to bring a smile to your face. Terrific episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, and Gabe, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 148 is their roundtable extravaganza for The Last Jedi as they get into spoilers and have on a bunch of guests. Chris and Joe kick things off as they talk about the collectibles at the theater, the John Williams featurette, and their initial impressions. They play some of the soundtrack in the background, then start breaking out the guests. First up is Dennis, Taxus and Jay Krebs from Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels. Then Stephen and Swara from Beltway Banthas, followed by Mike from The Sandcrawler, Kendall, Courtney, Jay and Josh from Green Justice: An Arrow Podcast, Rich and Sarah from Skywalking Through Neverland, Becca and Devon from Kanata’s Castle, and Joey from Animanicast. Great discussions covering everything from the bomber run to the broom stick boy. It’s a long one, though.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 3 hours 33 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe and Chris, Rating: Great

Card Trader Illuminerdy: The Last Jedi Spoiler Debrief is one big, chaotic but fun discussion of The Last Jedi. The topics are random, but the conversation is entertaining from beginning to end. And it’s all The Last Jedi focused as they delve into the characters, the scenes, the music and random things like square watermelons, porg turkey legs and fun with microphones. It’s not a very polished podcast, but it’s fun.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 2 hours 3 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Good, Hosts: Mike, Tommy, Rhett, and Earl, Rating: Fun

Fly Casual: Episode 165 covers The Last Jedi, gets into spoilers, and fair warning, they’re very negative. If you liked the movie, you’ll want to skip this one as it’s pretty painful to sit through as they bash the movie for almost 2 hours. If you didn’t like The Last Jedi, however, you mind find this one cathartic as they share your opinion.

Podcast Network: Betterkind MediaRuntime: 1 hour 44 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Great, Hosts: Corey, Steve, Garrick, Mike, Josh and Petri, Rating: Not Good

Full of Sith: Episode CCXLVII features Mike, Bryan, Holly and Bobbie as they talk The Last Jedi and get into spoilers. Bobbie actually brings up an interesting point how people seem to like it better the second time around and whether staying spoiler free was really the way to go or not. They talk about the differences seeing it a second time, they cover the new characters, Rian Johnson’s choices, and more. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing:Excellent, Hosts: Holly, Bryan, Mike, and Bobbie, Rating: Great

Kanata’s Castle: Episode 21 is their final episode in their Pathways to The Last Jedi series. They talk about Mark Hamill’s appearance on Ellen, the Empire magazine covers, Rey, Kylo, The Rolling Stone articles, Star Wars Battlefront II, spoilers, and info on DLC. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 32 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Becca, and Devon, Rating: Good

Less Than 12 Parsecs: Bonus Episode 8 is very different from normal due to the length. Generally episodes of Less Than 12 Parsecs are around five minutes or less, and generally it’s just Tim. But this one breaks both of those boundaries and features guest Ryan Dassing as he and Tim talk about The Last Jedi for just about an hour and a half. They give their overall opinions, go into spoilers, and do a breakdown of the entire film. They talk about what they liked, and what they didn’t like. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Tim, and Ryan, Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: The Last Jedi Review Show #1 features Jason, Jimmy and Billy Mac as they talk about the movie and get into full spoilers. They touch on various topics, themes and elements. I liked their observation about how the movie explored the theme of trust with the characters, often toying with the audience in regards of who you could and couldn’t trust as the story progressed. Plus their Lando hibernation discussion cracked me up.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 1 hour 44 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Jason, Jimmy, and Billy Mac, Rating: Great

Skytalkers: Our Immediate Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reaction episode does go into full spoilers as they discuss the movie. They start with some discussion right before seeing the movie, then they come back with their post-viewing thoughts after seeing it the first time. They then go and see it a second time and record some more thoughts. They talk about the connection between the characters, the big moments, the ending, the humor and whether it worked, what didn’t work, and more. Great discussion, but it is audio recorded in their car and later in the parking lot, so the audio quality isn’t on par with their usual episodes. Worth checking out, though.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 4 minutes, Audio Quality: Good, Editing: Good, Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte, Rating: Great

Star Scavengers: Episode 29 starts with them talking about looking forward to The Last Jedi and their recent LEGO builds. Then they talk with the creators of the Freemaker Adventures, Bill Motz and Bob Roth. They talk about designing the Arrowhead, the Wheel, casting, Beckie Smoochenbacher, and other elements of season two. Great interview, very causal and fun discussion.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Johnamarie, and Aaron, Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1259 continues the coverage of the single player campaign story for Star Wars Battlefront II.

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

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 12.14.2017 Marc talks a little bit about the screening experience for The Last Jedi, and his thoughts on the film after seeing it twice. He also touches on film critic and audience scores. Does get into spoilers.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 27 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 12.18.2017 covers box office numbers for The Last Jedi, film scores like Rotten Tomatoes, Abrams pitch for Episode IX, Mark Hamill’s other role in The Last Jedi, and then Marc talks with Steve and Paul about The Last Jedi, which does get into spoilers. Great little discussion, though.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 33 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, Paul, and Steven, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 12.19.2017 has an update on box office numbers for The Last Jedi, working title for Episode IX and name of production company, Rian Johnson on Leia’s story, Mark on Luke, and Rian on Luke. Get’s into spoilers for The Last Jedi. Good episode.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 16 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 12.20.2017 update on box office numbers and ratings, touches on Obi-Wan, the petition to remove The Last Jedi from canon, Rian Johnson addressing fan reactions, and Luke using certain power in Dark Horse Comics.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 26 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Great, Hosts: Marc, Rating: Good

Tarkin’s Top Shelf: Episode 27/Idiot’s Array: Episode 57 features Mark, Becca, Ryder and Alan as they start off discussing the novel Star Wars: Canto Bight then get into The Last Jedi. They share their initial thoughts, then dive into the various elements, scenes and characters in the film.

Podcast Network: MakingStarWars.netRuntime: 1 hour 24 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Becca, Mark, Ryder, and Alan, Rating: Great

The Geek Supreme: Comic Culture Convention Expo Extravaganza covers Star Wars Christmas gifts, SDCC suing SLCC and winning, Quentin Tarantino Star Trek film, Wolverine story via podcast, Jessica Jones news, and Star Wars trivia. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 53 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Darth Taxus, Scott, Jeff and Regina, Rating: Fun

The Sandcrawler: Episode 41 covers The Last Jedi with spoilers, and befitting a collecting podcast, they talk start out talking about the items they collected at the theater. They share their initial thoughts, they talk about the World War II elements, the humor, the non-Star Warsy words, times they teared up, the perfect amount of porgs, the caretakers, their attempts to avoid spoilers and lots of other observations.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 38 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dan, and Mac, Rating: Great

Toy Run: Episode 89 starts off with Star Wars tattoos, then they talk The Last Jedi hype and promotions, Jimmy Kimmel giving Rian Johnson a Black Series figure of himself, toy runs, news, Tokyo Comic Con, Kenner cardback clothes and the Disney/Fox deal. Some minor echo noises at one point, but otherwise good episode.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 1 hour 27 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Criz, and Jake, Rating: Good

Western Reaches: Episode 34 touches on the Star Wars: Canto Bight novel, then they discuss all the other books they’re reading or have recently read. They cover games they’ve been playing lately, then they get to their main topic, the new DLC The Frozen Wilds for Horizon: Zero Dawn. They cover the story, the characters, side quests, and the good and the bad.

Podcast Network: Tosche StationRuntime: 1 hour 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Megan, and Saf, Rating: Good

Wookiee Radio: Episode 46 features author Beth Revis as they talk with her about Rebel Rising. She goes over the pokemon easter eggs, how the project came about, approaching the story, the amount of freedom, what her first Celebration was like, working on From A Certain Point of View, what she’s looking forward to with The Last Jedi, and working on the Forces of Destiny comics. Great interview covering a lot of topics. Definitely worth a listen.

Podcast Network: We Be Geeks NetworkRuntime: 58 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Ken, Derrick, and Mike, Rating: Great

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.


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  1. You’re misrepresenting “Fly Casual”. Their opinions good and bad were backed up with with reason and explanations each time. You might not agree with their opinions, but it doesn’t fall into a “Not Good” rating. It’s one of the few immediate review podcasts that is expressing well thought out opinions on what they liked and didn’t like.

  2. Well the rating is also my opinion, and I didn’t enjoy it. But I also made that clear in the review and I also stated that if you didn’t like the movie, that you might like this episode. And let’s be honest, those guys were having fun bashing the movie. I’m not holding it against them, but it’s something to keep in mind before you listen to the episode.

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