Podcasts in Review

March 15, 2018 at 12:30 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Beltway Banthas: Interview: Dan Wallace of The Rebel Files kicks off with a little Star Wars Rebels discussion, then 14 minutes in, they hand it over to John Liang who interviews Star Wars author Dan Wallace. Dan talks about reading the scripts for Rogue One and The Last Jedi before the films came out, working with the storygroup, tackling the book and the various characters, his thoughts on the Rebel Alliance, New Republic and the Rebel leaders, the politics of the Rebel Alliance, and the extras included in the deluxe edition of The Rebel Files. Great interview.

Podcast Network: RetroZapRuntime: 1 hour 5 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Stephen, Swara, and John Liang, Rating: Great

Brews and Blasters: Episode 158 has Chris beating Joe to the Star Wars party yet again! Joe plays with his Panda Baba figure, they talk about the different versions of The Last Jedi home release, then they get into Star Wars Rebels. Specifically, they cover “Wolves and a Door” and “World Between Worlds” and they make some spot on predictions for the finale. They also go over the new Solo books and comics that are coming out, and they do some need’em got’em featuring the Black Series Captain Rex. Plus there’s listener feedback. Fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Brews and Blasters: Episode 159 tries out some new music, heads into a burger discussion, then they dive into the Star Wars Rebels finale. They talk about Ryder’s betrayal, Hondo, the wolf battle, the royal guards, Thrawn’s end, the epilogue ending, Rex, and what could be done with the Unknown Regions. Another fun episode.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 10 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Joe, and Chris, Rating: Fun

Comic Book Noob: I Kill Giants discusses the graphic novel which is getting a movie release. They’re very careful to avoid spoilers on this one, which means it’s kind of hard to figure out just what this comic is about. They talk about the way the comic was released, the way the story is presented, the main character, and the accolades the comic earned. While I still don’t know what the story is about, they did convince me to go buy a copy of the graphic novel, so I’ll soon find out.

Podcast Network: Assembly of GeeksRuntime: 26 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Scott, Regina, and Matt, Rating: Good

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 50 touches on Marvel Star Wars comic news, then they review Doctor Aphra #17. Plus there’s a little spoiler-free Black Panther discussion at the end.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 44 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Matt, and Jeff, Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 51 covers the Jaxxon news, then they review Darth Vader #12. Matt also translates the list of names that were featured in the comic on Vader’s watch list. And there’s some listener feedback on Dark Horse comic recommendations.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 51 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Matt, and Jeff, Rating: Great

Comics With Kenobi: Episode 52 covers Marvel staff changes as Heather Antos is leaving, as well as Chris Ryall stepping down over at IDW. They touch on some other comic news, then they review Star Wars #44.

Podcast Network: Coffee With KenobiRuntime: 51 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Matt, and Jeff, Rating: Great

Fangirls Going Rogue: Priority Transmission #10 features the Q&A audio Dave Filoni did with a group of podcasters for Star Wars Rebels pre-finale. If you’ve listened to the version Full of Sith released, then you’re already covered, but if you haven’t listened to it yet, you can check it out here.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 36 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Host: Tricia, Rating: Good

Hyperspace PodBlast: Episode 55 features guest Sugi from the Knights of Ren Podcast as they talk about the Star Wars Destiny card game. This discussion gets a bit technical as they delve into the stats and play styles for the game, so if you’re not familiar with the game, this episode may not be for you.

Podcast Network: Hyperspace PodBlastRuntime: 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Bryan, and Shelby, Rating: Good

Rebel Force Radio: Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: The Final Four Episodes features Jimmy, Jason, Kyle Newman, and Paul Bateman. They start off discussion Fanboys merchandise that never happened, then they switch gears and dive into Star Wars Rebels. They share their thoughts on the show as a whole, the legacy of Rebels, the finale, liberating Lothal, Palpatine and mysticism, Mortis, the Jedi Temple on Lothal, Ahsoka, Thrawn and more. There’s some minor mic noise and they lose Kyle at one point, but it’s an okay discussion.

Podcast Network: Rebel Force RadioRuntime: 2 hours 30 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Good, Hosts: Jimmy, and Jason, Rating: Okay

San Diego Sabers Radio Podcast: Episode 60 talks about the basic categories of sword fighters. They break it down into the flailer, the fighter and the duelist and how that breaks down into experience and techniques. At the end, they talk a little about Form Zero. Interesting discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 37 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Steve, Eric, and Robert, Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Fulcrum Files: Wolves and a Door & A World Between Worlds covers their highs and lows for the episodes, the Indiana Jones connections, connections between the Mortis son and daughter and Rey and Kylo, and they dive into the characters. Good Star Wars Rebels discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte, Rating: Great

Skytalkers: Fan-Created Media, Ft. Amy Richau and Danny Pirtle kicks off with some discussion of the VR experience Secrets of the Empire. Then they talk with Amy Richau about Star Wars and her project #365StarWarsWomen. Thirty six minutes in, they switch guests and talk with Danny Pirtle about his site Porgology. Afterwards Caitlin and Charlotte discuss fan fic and fan videos.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 56 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte, Rating: Good

Skytalkers: Fulcrum Files: Finale covers the last two episodes of Star Wars Rebels, “A Fool’s Hope” and “Family Reunion – and Farewell.” They talk about the episodes, the characters, the show as a whole, and they go through some listener feedback. Good discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars Escape Pods NetworkRuntime: 1 hour 57 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Caitlin, and Charlotte, Rating: Great

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 204 covers news, then they talk with guest Mark Marshall who talks about his work for Bantha Tracks, cast and crew interviews for The Empire Strikes Back, working on Raiders of the Lost Ark, Goonies, the historical documentary he did, and lots of stories in between. After the credits there’s some bonus discussion, too. Mark’s audio is pretty good, though not excellent. Still fun episode to listen to.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 24 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sarah, and Richard, Rating: Good

Skywalking Through Neverland: Episode 205 covers news items, the new Marry Poppins Returns trailer, then they talk with guest Sal Perales about the Star Wars Rebels finale. They talk about the Lucasfilm screening, cosplaying the characters, and they delve into the final episodes of the show. Afterwards they talk with Eliza who kept the secret about Chopper. Nice discussion.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 45 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Sarah, and Richard, Rating: Great

Star Wars 7×7: Bonus Episode: Jon Favreau Helming New Star Wars Live Action TV Series is pretty much what the title entails. Allen talks about the new and speculates on when we might see it.

Podcast Network: N/A, Runtime: 3 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Allen, Rating: Good

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1345 tackles the Star Wars Rebels finale epilogue, and also touches on the mention of early Episode VIII and IX scripts written by J. J. Abrams.

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

Star Wars 7×7: Episode 1346 focuses on Rex and whether or not he’s the bearded guy on Endor.

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

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 49.5 goes over Star Wars Rebels “Wolves and a Door” and “A World Between Worlds.” Good discussion of both episodes. Worth checking out.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 9 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dennis, Darth Taxus, and Jay, Rating: Good

Starships, Sabers, and Scoundrels: Episode 49.75 covers the Star Wars Rebels finale. They share their thoughts, go over the episode, discuss the wolves, the epilogue, and everything in between. They also touch on the discrepancies between Rebels Thrawn and Zahn Thrawn. Lots of great discussion.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 1 hour 23 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dennis, Darth Taxus, and Jay, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars: Episode 110 features Marc and Rob. Marc starts off sharing his trip to the hospital, then they talk about Snoke’s death, Plagueis, Chewbacca, John Williams stepping down, Solo poster controversy, Michael K. Williams’ comments on his role in Solo that was cut, and the importance of Han’s dice.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 12 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, and Rob, Rating: Great

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.8.18 covers Andy Serkis knowing the backstory of Snoke, John Boyega’s comments on Finn, and another deleted scene for The Last Jedi.

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

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.9.18 covers the Jon Favreau news, Solo name reveal via Funko, Hamill’s star ceremony, and some future project rumors and facts.

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

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.12.18 covers a Wired article on Star Wars TV show speculation for Star Wars Underworld, George’s comments at Mark Hamill’s star ceremony, Han’s funeral details from The Last Jedi novelization, and David Collin’s new podcast the Soundtrack Show.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 12 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

Talk Star Wars Daily: Episode 3.13.18 covers new The Last Jedi feature preview on IMDB which shows Mark meeting Yoda again, and Marc goes over the new Solo standee.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 14 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

TechnoRetro Dads: Flashback to the Ready Player One Lazy Book Club starts off with cereal and millenials, music jokes, news, John Williams retiring after Star Wars Episode IX, video games on Ready Player One site, Disney agreement with McDonalds, John Favreau Star Wars news, and Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy news. Afterwards they jump back to a segment from an older episode that featured their review of the novel Ready Player One. It’s a two hour discussion, so it takes up most of the episode, and this episode runs longer than usual. They delve into spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book yet and you plan on doing so, you might want to skip it.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 2 hours 38 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Shazbazzar, and JediShua, Rating: Good

The ForceCast: March 9th – Taylor Gray Returns is hosted by Ryan and special guest host Charlotte from Skytalkers. Now if you are just tuning in for their interview with Taylor Gray, that starts at 6 minutes. They talk with Taylor about Freddy not being at the final recording sessions, Dave working on the lines, what he did and didn’t know with the epilogue ending, the pergils, and his plans to cosplay Ezra. It’s a good interview and definitely worth checking out. Afterwards Ryan and Charlotte talk about the Jon Favreau Star Wars news and concerns over the lack of diversity with Star Wars creators. That eats up most of the episode, but they do cap off with Charlotte’s Star Wars favorites as they delve into her Star Wars fandom. Depending how invested you are with the topic of diversity with the creators of Star Wars, you may or may not want to tune out after the Taylor Gray interview.

Podcast Network: ForceCast.NetRuntime: 1 hour 49 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Ryan, and Charlotte, Rating: Good

The Sandcrawler: Episode 47 begins with some Batman & Robin, they go over Star Wars Funko Pop news, sail barge update, they get side tracked on Waterworld, and then they talk about how their Star Wars collecting focus has changed. Good discussion for collectors. There’s also some listener feedback. Lot of fun.

Podcast Network: RetrozapRuntime: 2 hours 14 minutes, Audio Quality: Excellent, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Dan, and Mac, Rating: Fun

TSW Comics: Issue 10 features Marc, Rob and Tim as they talk a little about the DJ comic and its problems, they talk Doctor Aphra, Thrawn, go over some comic news for The Last Jedi adaptation and the new Lando series, then they review Darth Vader #10 and Darth Vader #11. Great discussion.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 1 hour 42 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Hosts: Marc, Rob, and Tim, Rating: Great

TSW Kessel Run: Star Wars Moments: Toy Mods is actually a pretty interesting episode as Marc talks about his father, military modelers, and some of the custom Star Wars figures and vehicles he had as a kid.

Podcast Network: Star Wars CommonwealthRuntime: 15 minutes, Audio Quality: Great, Editing: Excellent, Host: Marc, Rating: Good

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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