Episode 25 : Happy New Year

Hello team! Welcome to our discussion of Happy New Year, the first review episode of season two with Emily on board!

This is the part that Neal didn't do just yet, and will totally get changed and updated at some point! Exclamation Point!?

Stay tuned. Next week, we talk about episode 2 Earthlings!

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Discussion : Roy Westerman : Earth-27 Project

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave we have the mind behind the fantastic Earth-27 Project, Roy Westerman. Earth-27 is a fan fiction project by Roy and artist Phil Cho that reimagines the entire DC universe in a way that parallels Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti’s unique vision for Young Justice. Roy’s inspiration for creating the Earth-27 Project is a story that hits close to home for me, but I’ll let him share that story himself.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Roy 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

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Intel Update 5

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 news about Season Three. Some personal speculations about that topic come up. We also talk some about the MASKS Actual Play that is coming our way all too soon. We also thank our current Patrons and read our iTunes reviews.

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 : Cameron Bowen : Robin III - Tim Drake

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave, we welcome the incredibly talented, Cameron Bowen. Cameron’s Television and Film credits begin in 1996 with Law and Order, and stretches across voice and live-action parts on Touched by an Angel, Frasier, ER, Mystic River, Seabiscuit, Malcolm in the Middle, Avatar: the Last Airbender, and of course, as the 3rd Robin, Tim Drake, in Season 2 of Young Justice.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Cameron 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

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Discussion : Jeff Stormer : Superman and the 4th World

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

We are thrilled to welcome Jeff Stormer to the cave. Jeff is the host of the fantastic Actual Play podcast, Party of One. Party of One focuses on 2-player games, bringing guests on to tell intimate, and sometimes heartbreaking, stories from a variety of gaming systems. Recently Jeff invited me onto the show to play Dan Enders’ painfully brilliant, The Bite, in which Jeff and I played ourselves, trapped in a room during a zombie apocalypse. The twist? One of us may have been bitten and there’s only one gun with one bullet in the room. That game haunts me to this day in all the right ways.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Jeff 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.

Intel Update 4

Hello Team! Since Rich and Caleb 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 only currently confirmed news about Season Three. We also briefly touch on the soon-to-be-released Batman and Harley Quinn animated feature and our hate of a certain unnamed show on Fox that turned a very cool premise into a garbage fire. We also thank our current Patrons, answer Patron email questions, and read our iTunes reviews.

Oh yeah, and we release a huge, monumental, and exciting piece of information about the future of Whelmed. Tune in for this. You cannot miss it.

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 : Jason Spisak

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

We are thrilled to welcome Jason Spisak to the cave. Jason’s voice has graced many of our favorite shows, including Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Star Wars: Clone Wars, the Lego DC Universe, Justice League Adventures, and of course Young Justice. Jason has helped keep the memory of both Green Lantern and Young Justice alive through his personal YouTube channel by sharing amazing clips such as “Wally Reads the Classics”, “Sing Along with Razor”, and “Razor and Wally watch the DC Nation Finale”.

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

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

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

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Season One Bloopers

Welcome back to the cave.

Season one is done but there is one last thing to do before we move on to season two. It seems that someone kept recording while Rich and Caleb were goofing around. It might have been Red, but it was probably Robin. 

Get ready for almost an hour of bloopers, tangents, shenanigans, bits, and ramblings. You'll hear them in sequential order from way back when we started recording episode zero.

We honestly don't remember what happened during most of these, so we kicked on the explicit warning, just in case. We probably used some grown up swears and made some off-color jokes.

Stay tuned for a huge and extremely important Intel Update next week. After that, you'll get some extra bonus Discussion episodes and maybe even see the return of Secret Origins.

And of course, season two is right around the corner, getting ready for summer.

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

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Discussion : Joseph Z : Fan Filming

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today in the Cave we have Joseph Z. Joseph and I have been talking behind the scenes about Young Justice, it’s interpretation of the broader DC universe, and more specifically, about the Young Justice fan film he’s working on and about being a creator of fan-projects in the modern day.

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

Check out Joseph's Instagram here.

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

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

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Episode 24 : Usual Suspects and Auld Acquaintance

Welcome, team. Welcome to the last episode of season 1. This monumental occasion is being celebrated with a double episode. Hey, we started the season this way. It's almost like we planned it.

Before we go any further, thank you. Thank you for being a part of this amazing journey and encouraging us to follow our crazy dreams.

And with the emotional stuff out of the way, let's get on to our discussion of Usual Suspects and Auld Acquaintance. 

These episodes wrap up all the threads, deliver all the payoffs, and drop off a few amazing teases for season 2. In this episode, get ready for a lot of long lists of names and special appearances by Rich's garbage truck and some very timely birds.

The episode segments are as follows:
Hello Megan: 2:07
Mission Briefing: 3:46
Feeling the Aster: 13:07
Canary Debrief: 51:04
Crashing the Mode: 56:03 to 58:43

We also have 2 Fan Service features this week.

First is the art of Kelly Hartman. This was submitted to us by listener Bo Hartman. Hey, I think they're related. Check it out here.

Second is the AMV The Final Mission created by Lukequin90. This gorgeous video is a framed as a wrap up to the series when it originally went off the air. With that in mind, this AMV spoils pretty much everything that happens in season 2, so be warned. Enjoy it here

Lastly, please remember #vandalsagavedidnothingwrong #lexluthorisagoodguy #redson

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

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Discussion : Crispin Freeman : Part 2

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

We are thrilled to welcome Crispin Freeman home to the cave. Crispin is the voice of Speedy, Red Arrow, Guardian, Roy Harper and more in Young Justice. He has been a voice actor since 1997 and has more credits to his name than we can mention here. He hosts the Voice Acting Mastery Podcast and is also a mythology scholar. What can't this guy do?

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

Listen to his podcast Voice Acting Mastery here.

Visit his site Mythology and Meaning here.

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

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

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Episode 23 : Performance

Hello team! Welcome to our discussion of Performance, the 3 ring, high-flying, Robin-focused episode that takes us right up to the last 2 episodes of season 1.

In this episode, we get Rich's favorite moment of season 1 and a long discussion about mystery games, elephants, and using in media res in storytelling. We also learn that Rich doesn't know pop songs.

The episode segments are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:39
Mission Briefing - 2:37
Feeling the Aster - 6:24
Canary Debrief - 16:20
Crashing the Mode - 24:14 to 30:31

For Fan Service this week, check out Remember Robin's Name, an AMV made by Ms94Baby, here

Stay tuned. Next week, we talk about the action-packed end to season 1.

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 : Crispin Freeman

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

We are thrilled to welcome Crispin Freeman home to the cave. Crispin is the voice of Speedy, Red Arrow, Guardian, Roy Harper and more in Young Justice. He has been a voice actor since 1997 and has more credits to his name than we can mention here. He hosts the Voice Acting Mastery Podcast and is also a mythology scholar. What can't this guy do?

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

Listen to his podcast Voice Acting Mastery here.

Visit his site Mythology and Meaning here.

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

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 22 : Insecurity

Hello team! Welcome to episode 22 and our discussion of Insecurity.

This is Artemis' spotlight episode and the big reveal of the secret that has been haunting her through season one. There is a lot of exposition in this episode, but it all serves to build towards the approaching season finale. Be sure to listen for some interesting season three speculation. There's also a mention of the biggest season one secret that has yet to be revealed. We've kept it mostly quiet so far, but this time, we just couldn't edit around it. Beware Crashing the Mode if you care about spoilers.

The episode segments for this week are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:44
Mission Briefing - 2:20
Feeling the Aster - 7:50
Canary Debrief - 19:09
Crashing the Mode - 21:37 to 29:14

The Fan Service for this week is an AMV done by lukeqin90 set to the song Phenomenon by Thousand Foot Krutch. You can watch it on YouTube here. As always, AMVs are spoiler-heavy.

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 : Emily Buza : Part 2

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

This week, we conclude Rich's with friend of the show Emily Buza.

You might have seen Emily blow Rich's mind on Twitter as @emilyofarden. Emily is just a wonderful person. But she's also a super-fan, and a writer, and an actor. How she had time to chat with Rich, we don't know. But she had so much to say that we had to split their conversion into two parts! 

Stay tuned for an amazing discussion about shipping, fan fiction, and the deep relationships expired in Young Justice.

If you'd like even more proof of Emily's pure awesome, read this.

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

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

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Episode 21 : Agendas

Hello team! Welcome to episode 21 and our discussion of Agendas. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

This is Conner's spotlight episode, and it delivers the secret that has been lurking over season one since the pilot. This is also the infamous Board Room episode. Be sure to also listen for some great Guy time and for how much Rich loves the Hawks.

There are unfortunately a few glitches with Caleb's audio this week. We apologize. They are very minor. We blame Wally.

The episode segments are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:44
Mission Briefing - 2:55
Feeling the Aster - 9:26
Canary Debrief - 30:17
Crashing the Mode - 32:52 t0 38:43

Our Fan Service this week is the cosplayer dynamitewebber. You can check out his brilliant work on Instagram

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 : Emily Buza : Part 1

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

This week, Rich welcomes friend of the show Emily Buza. You might have seen her blow Rich's mind on Twitter as @emilyofarden. Emily is just a wonderful person. But she's also a super-fan, and a writer, and an actor. How she had time to chat with Rich, we don't know. But she had so much to say that we had to split their conversion into two parts! 

Stay tuned for an amazing discussion about shipping, fan fiction, and the deep relationships expired in Young Justice.

If you'd like even more proof of Emily's pure awesome, read this.

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

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 20 : Image

Hello team! The end of season one is drawing ever-closer with today's review of Image.

This is M’gann's spotlight episode and the time for what might be the biggest reveal about her character development. This episode adds another layer to the suspicious activity being built in the meta-plot. And there's a lot of love for Garfield!

Also, be sure to listen to Rich reveal a shocking secret about the hero he wants to be.

The segments for this episode are as follows:
Hello Megan - 2:01
Mission Briefing - 2:38
Feeling the Aster - 8:18
Canary Debrief - 18:39
Crashing the Mode - 20:56 to 33:22

Our Fan Service for this week is the amazing work by Estrella-Angel on Young Justice fan art and speculation art about the future of the series. Check it all out on DeviantArt here

And if you want to listen to the Druid-filled Detention episode from The RPG Academy podcast that Rich  mentions, it can be found here

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 : Christopher Jones

Hello team! Welcome to Discussions, our bonus episodes where we bring a special guest into the cave and talk about topics that relate to Young Justice as an entire series. Because of that, there are spoilers for both seasons everywhere. Consider yourself warned.

Today, Rich welcomes Christopher Jones to the cave. Christopher is the artist responsible for the majority of the Young Justice tie-in comics. He's also done about a million other amazing comics. Rich was crazy excited for this interview, and you should all be even more excited to listen! Buckle up for a fantastic discussion!

Christopher is currently the artist on a Doctor Who: The Third Doctor for Titan Comics, written by long-time Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell. He also recently drew the sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel called Also Known As. He also works on Dr. Blink, Superhero Shrink, which can be found here. Christopher's artist website can be found here. And you can check out the Young Justice comics on Comixology here

Special thanks to Neal for his awesome editing work on this episode.

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 19 : Coldhearted

Hello team! Welcome to episode 19 and our discussion of Coldhearted! 

This Wally-centric episode, has some great moments but it's not the best episode overall. But Wally does start growing up here, which is long overdue. Listen for our discussion of all the monologuing that happens and a little bit about the Doctor Watson audience point of view writing device.

There are still some moments of popping in Rich's audio. We apologize, but they could not be edited out. Never fear, we are quickly catching up to the point where Rich has obtained a pop filter and things get much better.

The segments in this episode are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:37
Mission Briefing - 4:27
Feeling the Aster - 8:45
Canary Debrief - 20:55
Crashing the Mode - 26:33 to 35:18

This week's Fan Service is is DC Showcase: Green Arrow animated short which is on YouTube here. Do yourself a favor and watch it as soon as possible.

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.