Episode 41 : The Hunt

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 40 and our discussion of S02E17 – The Hunt. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: How much war could a war world war if a war world could war war!?

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:16

Mission Briefing – 2:13

Feeling the Aster - 6:24

Canary Debrief – 17:29

Crashing the Mode – 20:23 to 27:52

Our Fan Service this week is:

AMV from gtgrandom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=uUOxvdIIanE

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Discussion : Kat Kuhl : Judas Contract : Part 2

Today in the Cave we have part two of the discussion with Kat Kuhl. I’m honored to welcome one of my industry heroes. You know that feeling where you can’t tell if you’re excited or nervous or both? That’s me right now. Kat Kuhl is the co-founder of the One Shot Podcast Network and game company Paracosm Press, as well as being the Gamemaster behind the brilliant Star Wars Actually Play podcast, Campaign. I’ve been running and playing roleplaying games for coming on 40 years and every time I hear Kat run a game or play as a guest in one I learn something new. Luckily for us, Kat also happens to be a huge fan of the Titans and shares my love for one of the cornerstone mini-series in Titan’s history.

Check out the One Shot Network HERE and Kat's Twitter HERE.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Kat has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Episode 40 : Complications

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 40 and our discussion of S02E16 –  Complications. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: Wingdings isn’t just your favorite font anymore, now it’s your favorite thrown weapon too!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:43

Mission Briefing – 3 :05

Feeling the Aster - 7:54

Canary Debrief – 25:59

Crashing the Mode – 31:38 to 34:41

Our Fan Service this week is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBHRKrR7jlk

We Didn’t Come for a Playdate by kelso895

Cool instrumental AMV of both seasons.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Discussion : Kat Kuhl : Judas Contract : Part 1

Today in the Cave I’m honored to welcome one of my industry heroes. You know that feeling where you can’t tell if you’re excited or nervous or both? That’s me right now. Kat Kuhl is the co-founder of the One Shot Podcast Network and game company Paracosm Press, as well as being the Gamemaster behind the brilliant Star Wars Actually Play podcast, Campaign. I’ve been running and playing roleplaying games for coming on 40 years and every time I hear Kat run a game or play as a guest in one I learn something new. Luckily for us, Kat also happens to be a huge fan of the Titans and shares my love for one of the cornerstone mini-series in Titan’s history.

Check out the One Shot Network HERE and Kat's Twitter HERE.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Kat has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Episode 39 : War

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 39 and our discussion of S02E15 –  War. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: Maybe it took Mongul so long because he couldn’t find parking for the War World.

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:40

Mission Briefing – 2:30

Feeling the Aster - 8:15

Canary Debrief – 28:10

Crashing the Mode – 33:15 to 38:16

Our Fan Service this week is:

Absolutely stunning cosplay of Damian Wayne:

https://www.instagram.com/galacticspidey/

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Super Sweethearts : Spitfire

Welcome to the Cave, everyone, and welcome also to the second installment of “Super Sweethearts,” the series where heroes hold hands and we all know smoochie moments are important. Here, I’ll be talking about teen heroes in love and diving into the romantic arcs on the show and what we can learn as creators about portraying relationships in fiction.

Today we’ll be talking about those two stubborn teenagers who just refused to admit they liked each other: Spitfire! (Known simply as Wally and Artemis to the uninitiated.) And as a quick spoiler warning before we dive in, I will say that I’ll be talking about who ends up with who and how we get there, so be prepared for spoilers on that front.

As always, you can get in touch with us on Twitter @theYJfiles, on Facebook /crashingthemode, on our website www.crashingthemode.com, on Tumblr at theyjfiles.tumblr.com, and at our e-mail address whelmedpodcast@gmail.com. Don’t forget to #KeepBingingYJ and #BuyYJComicsOnComixology (there are actually some really cute SuperMartian moments in the comics if you want to check them out), and to tune in soon for the next episode of the Young Justice Files. And remember (smoochies moments are important!) and Stay Whelmed!

Episode 38 : Runaways

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 38 and our discussion of S02E14 –  Runaways. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: Remember everyone, hate is only a sometimes word!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:35

Mission Briefing – 2:37

Feeling the Aster - 8:12

Canary Debrief – 33:32

Crashing the Mode – 40:314 to 47:19

Our Fan Service this week is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzz-B_zXJEI

Welcome to the Show, Young Justice by Listen2ourHearts

Just a fun little video that shows the Team being awesome and gets you pumped.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Discussion : Gameable Podcast : RPGs and Inspiration

Today in the Cave, we have one of the hosts of Gameable Saturday Morning, Kris Newton. Kris is a freelance game designer in Northern California. Along with his wife, Katrina, Gameable Saturday Morning analyzes movies and animated series and mines them for roleplaying game story arcs, characters, and ideas. I was introduced to them through one of our listeners telling me about their deep-dive into Batman the Animated Series, and as we speak they are dedicating an entire month to Gargoyles!

Gameable's Info: Podcast Twitter Tumblr

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Kris has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Episode 37 : The Fix

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 37 and our discussion of S02E13 –  The Fix. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: Oh Lagoon Boy, at least this time it wasn’t your fault.

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:22

Mission Briefing – 2:30

Feeling the Aster - 8:52

Canary Debrief – 40:01

Crashing the Mode – 42:36 to 33:26

Our Fan Service this week is:

http://battysketches.tumblr.com/tagged/young-justice  

Also this little comic is super cute: http://battysketches.tumblr.com/post/71149070468/yj-exchanges-title-oh-you-want-to-be-loved

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Discussion : Cheyenne and Dianna : Female Representation

Today in the Cave, we welcome the amazing co-hosts of the equally amazing Fictional Females podcast. If you’re all caught up, you’ve heard Rich and I mention these ladies during Fan Service as well as when I got to be a guest on their show to talk about my favorite cheerleading Martian, but outside of that Cheyenne and Diana have discussed so many awesome female characters from movies, TV, literature, comics, and so much more. With deep dives into each character’s personality, character arc, and place in the larger world of pop culture their show is both insightful and entertaining.

Fictional Females Website: https://fictionalfemales.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fictionalfemalespodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fictionalfemale

Tune in to hear Emily geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Cheyenne and Dianna have to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Intel Update 7

Hello Team! Since Rich and Emily record episodes in advance, these quick Intel Updates will serve to let you all know in real time what's happening and what we're working on. These are much more casual than our regular episodes, so expect a little less editing and a little more joking around.

This update talks about the conventions that we have been to and are going to once again, and we talk about the other cool things that the YJFiles has going on. Particularly on our Patreon there will be a ton of free content coming available.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 36 - True Colors

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 35 and our discussion of S02E12 –  True Colors. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: And Father of the Year goes toooooo … Sportsmaster!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:23

Mission Briefing – 3:04

Feeling the Aster - 9:41

Canary Debrief/ Crashing the Mode – 31:10 to 47:52

Our Fan Service this week is:

She Makes Comics

A fantastic documentary about the history of women in the comic book industry. Writers, artists, publishers, and fans all talking about the role women have played in this industry through the decades.

Available on Amazon, iTunes, and cable on demand, I believe. 

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Discussion : Morgan Jenkins : Rich Storytelling : Part 2

Today in the Cave, we have an example of the wonder of living in the future. The brilliant and charismatic Morgan Jenkins, host of the “Going in Blind” podcast. “Going in Blind” is a Dungeons and Dragons actual play podcast whose players are Visually Impaired. Morgan has guested on such industry podcasts as the Dungeon Master’s Block and DM-Nastics discussing the art of storytelling through rich, detailed, and emotionally poignant description. Morgan also happens to be a new fan of Young Justice!

Check out Morgan's Twitter and Going In Blind's website

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Erica has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 35 : Cornered

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 35 and our discussion of S02E11 –  Cornered. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: Kryptonian-spalining is indeed the worst!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:43

Mission Briefing – 3:20

Feeling the Aster - 10:27

Canary Debrief/ Crashing the Mode – 27:30 to 33:26

Our Fan Service this week is:

Another AMV by heymonwebejammin “Superboy + Miss Martian The Last Time.” SuperMartian AMV set to a song by Taylor Swift and Gary Lightbody.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YEc-tDkjjE

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Discussion : Morgan Jenkins : Rich Storytelling

Today in the Cave, we have an example of the wonder of living in the future. The brilliant and charismatic Morgan Jenkins, host of the “Going in Blind” podcast. “Going in Blind” is a Dungeons and Dragons actual play podcast whose players are Visually Impaired. Morgan has guested on such industry podcasts as the Dungeon Master’s Block and DM-Nastics discussing the art of storytelling through rich, detailed, and emotionally poignant description. Morgan also happens to be a new fan of Young Justice!

Check out Morgan's Twitter and Going In Blind's

Part 2 Next Week!

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Erica has to share.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 34 : Before the Dawn

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 34 and our discussion of S02E10 –  Before the Dawn. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: How in the world does Batman keep attracting people to the bat family!?

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 2:15

Mission Briefing – 3:34

Feeling the Aster - 9:48

Canary Debrief – 29:49

Crashing the Mode – 38:29 to 48:08

Our Fan Service this week is: Nitai Dasa

Twitter @Nitai_Dasa a linguist rewatching the entire series!

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Produced by: Neal Powell

Super Sweethearts : Supermartian

Welcome to the Cave, everyone, and welcome also to the first installment of “Super Sweethearts,” the series where heroes hold hands and we all know smoochie moments are important. Here, I’ll be talking about teen heroes in love and diving into the romantic arcs of the show and what we can learn as creators about portraying relationships in fiction.

Today we’ll be talking about the adorable aliens who had a bit of a falling out in season two. SuperMartian! (Or Conner and M’gann for the uninitiated.) And as a quick spoiler warning before we dive in, I will say that I’ll be talking about who ends up with who and how we get there, so be prepared for spoilers on that front.

As always, you can get in touch with us on Twitter @the YJfiles, on Facebook @crashingthemode, on our website www.crashingthemode.com, on Tumblr at theyjfiles.tumblr.com, and at our e-mail address whelmedpodcast@gmail.com. Don’t forget to #KeepBingingYJ and #BuyYJComicsOnComixology (there are actually some really cute SuperMartian moments in the comics if you want to check them out), and to tune in soon for the next episode of the Young Justice Files. And remember (smoochies moments are important!) and Stay Whelmed!

Episode 33 : Darkest

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 33 and our discussion of S02E09 –  Darkest. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Producer’s note: We all know Rich said “Kaldur is DEEP undercover” on purpose right? Pun intended!?

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:49

Mission Briefing - 5:13

Feeling the Aster - 11:36

Canary Debrief – 32:55

Crashing the Mode – 40:30 to 51:56

Our Fan Service this week is: Enrique Betancourt

Young Justice Suites of Music, also JL vs TT suite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCX4AIqXx_4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH5-gyHFUsI

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here.

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Discussion : Brendan Conway : MASKS AP Post Interview

Hello team! Welcome to the end of our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. We were, and still are, honored to have had Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) run this game for us!

In this conclusion interview we’re going to talk to Brendan about what makes Masks different from other RPGs, and a little about how the games works at the table. Also, more like our typical discussions we will learn more about Brendan himself, and how MASKS came to be, as well as what was going on behind the scenes of our actual play.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Brendan has to share.

Also, check out Magpie game website and Twitter.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Intel Update 6

Hello Team! Since Rich and Emily record episodes in advance, these quick Intel Updates will serve to let you all know in real time what's happening and what we're working on. These are much more casual than our regular episodes, so expect a little less editing and a little more joking around.

This update talks about the conventions that we have been to and are going to. Also, check out the ENnies here www.ennie-awards.com  and vote for some of the people involved with Whelmed. A few details about season three, and our MASKS actual play series.

As always, thanks for listening and all your support. We appreciate each and every one of you more than we can express. If you have a moment to add some additional support, a rating and review on iTunes or your pod catcher of choice would help immensely. And if you have the ability to support us monetarily, we have a Patreon here

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.