Discussions : Pranks Paul

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 are proud to welcome Pranks Paul, someone who just might be a real super hero and is definitely the host of Never Tell Me the Pods, a fantastic Star Wars podcast. Pranks is simply a wonderful human being and a pillar of the podcast community. He was also one of Rich's primary inspirations for starting Whelmed, so blame him for all these shenanigans.

Rich and Pranks sit down to talk about the Bat-Family, DC Comics as subject material for a class, and the CCA. Don't be surprised if they bring up Star Wars at some point.

If you haven't listened to Never Tell Me the Pods, we highly recommend it. Here are the links to episodes One, Two, and Three. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Neal for editing this episode!

Stay tuned for Friday's review episode. It's speeding its way here faster than you'd think.

Episode 18 : Misplaced

Hello team! Welcome to our discussion of Misplaced, an episode that Rich and Caleb love.

Be sure to keep an ear open for a Champion's tangent, Checkov's Helmet, and Rich having all the dad feels.

The episode segments are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:31
Mission Briefing - 2:39
Feeling the Aster - 8:23
Canary Debrief - 22:22
Crashing the Mode - 26:46 to 35:50

Our Fan Service this week is the Tumblr account nacholumpia, as suggested by @scarlet_catnip. Check out the archives for some great fan art. 

If you have a moment, please consider leaving us a 5 star review and rating. And check out the rewards on our Patreon campaign.

Stay tuned next week for a whole lot of Wally.

Thanks for listening, and stay whelmed.

Secret Origins : Superboy

Hello team. Welcome back to our Secret Origins series of bonus episodes where we discuss specific characters and their backgrounds in both DC and Young Justice. Please remember that these episodes cover the entirety of Young Justice and spoilers are fair game.

This week, Rich digs into the clone, the myth, the legend...Superboy.

For some Fan Service fun, check out this AMV created by MizzySweetLove on YouTube. It's mostly made of content from Season One, but as with all AMVs, mind your spoilers.

Special thanks to team member Neal for editing this episode!

If you have a moment, please leave us a 5 star review and rating. And don't forget about the Whelmed Patreon

Thanks for listening and remember, cool kids hate monkeys.

Intel Update 3

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.

In this update, we talk about what little Season Three news there is, Justice League Dark, our Patreon campaign, and whatever else happens to come up. We also read some reviews and thank all our current Patreon backers.

If you want to be recognized on air, leave us a review and/or support us on Patreon

Thanks for listening, and stay whelmed. 

Episode 17 : Secrets

Hello team. Welcome to episode 17. This is a bit of a silly, tangential episode, but it has some good moments. Rich talks a lot about the House of Secrets and Vertigo. Caleb's enjoyment of Zatanna and all versions of Superboy is matched only by his dislike of Gotham.

The episode segments are as follow:
Hello Megan - 1:35
Mission Briefing - 3:06
Feeling the Aster - 7:41
Canary Debrief - 20:10
Crashing the Mode - 24:44 to 35:10

This week's Fan Service is Nightwing : The Series, a fan-made production that can be watched on YouTube here

Stay tuned for an absolutely amazing (some might say magical) episode next week!

We appreciate all the continued support of you, our listeners. If you have a moment to help us out, please leave a rating and review on your podcatcher of choice or support us on Patreon

Thanks for listening and stay whelmed!

Discussions : James D'Amato 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 chat with James D'Amato from the One Shot podcast. 

The One Shot Podcast (and everything else in the One Shot Network) can be found here. Paracosm Press can be found here.

And Rich's suggested podcast episodes are as follows...
Pulp Cthulhu Part 1 and Part 2
Flight of the Robins Part 1 and Part 2
Legend of the Five Rings Series One Part 1Part 2Part 3, and Part 4
Legend of the Five Rings Series Two Part 1, Part 2Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5

Special thanks to Neal for editing these episodes!

Stay tuned for a Secret Origin next week!

Episode 16 : Disordered

Hello team. Welcome to our discussion of Disordered, the heavy follow up to the heavy episode Failsafe. Be prepared for the consequences of last week's episode. And also some goofy shenanigans.

Listen for Caleb making some good points about Conner, a dip into the crazy Fourth World, and a discussion of superhero therapy. There's also a Season Three tangent in there.

The episode segments are as follows:
Hello Megan - 2:20
Mission Briefing - 2:47
Feeling the Aster - 9:12
Canary Debrief - 32:52
Crashing the Mode - 36:23 to 47:19

Our Fan Service this week is the song Wonder by the Double-Clicks. Listen to it here, or just buy the album. Rich loves it. 

Next week's episode is on the silly side, but the week after that is one of Caleb's favorites. Stay tuned and stay whelmed!

Discussions : James D'Amato 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 talks to James D'Amato from the One Shot podcast and a whole bunch of other related projects. They chat about tabletop gaming, improv, voice acting, and the villains of Young Justice.

The One Shot Podcast (and everything else in the One Shot Network) can be found here. Paracosm Press can be found here.

And Rich's suggested podcast episodes are as follows...
Pulp Cthulhu Part 1 and Part 2
Flight of the Robins Part 1 and Part 2
Legend of the Five Rings Series One Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4
Legend of the Five Rings Series Two Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5

Stay tuned for the conclusion of this Discussion next week!


 

Episode 15 : Failsafe

Hello team. Welcome to our discussion of Failsafe. 

This is an intense, heavy episode with consequences that impact the team deeply and permanently. The results of this episode echo through season two and possibly further. We do our best to keep this episode focused on the positive, but it's tough. If you've watched the episode, you know what we're talking about. If you haven't, hold on tight.

In this episode, keep an ear open for the number 16, a surprise appearance by Caleb's feelings, two mini secret origins, and a discussion of unrelenting heroism. Caleb also points out a detail that Rich has missed after all these years.

The segments in this episode are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:59
Mission Briefing - 4:10
Feel the Aster - 9:50
Canary Debrief - 33:38 to 48:08

As a point of clarification, we mention in the episode that we are planning to feature Nicole Dubuc, the writer of this and several other episodes. This was recorded before Season Three was announced and since then, much of the Young Justice creative staff has entered into contracts with the powers that be. We will make every effort to talk to these fantastic people as soon as we are legally allowed to.

Fan Service this week focuses on the Earth 27 Project which can be found here, here, and here. Do yourself a favor and recover from Failsafe by checking out this amazing art project immediately.

And while the worst is over, next week we dig into consequences with Disordered. Prepare yourself and stay whelmed. 

Secret Origins : Miss Martian

Hello team. Welcome back to our Secret Origins series of bonus episodes where we discuss specific characters and their backgrounds in both DC and Young Justice. Please remember that these episodes cover the entirety of Young Justice and spoilers are fair game.

his week, Rich discusses Miss Martian, aka M'gann M'orzz. While she is a relatively new character, she has a deep story and Rich covers all of it.

For all Miss M details, check out the very informative wiki page here.

Special thanks to Neal for editing this episode! 

Get prepared for Friday's episode. It's intense. 

Episode 14 : Humanity

Hello team! Welcome to the cave and our discussion of Humanity.

A lot happens in this episode, including Caleb demonstrating his lack of skill at reading backwards while sharing Robin's crush, Rich talking about old comics and making a fantastic Kid Flash pun, and a discussion of the problem with Wally.

The episode segments in this episode are as follows;
Hello Megan - 1:30
Mission Briefing - 2:24
Feeling the Aster - 7:30
Canary Debrief - 29:26
Crashing the Mode - 32:54 to 38:49

This week's Fan Service is the book Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon. Rich highly recommends listening to the audio version of this book, which is available on Audible. (Who is not a show sponsor, but is a fantastic company anyway.)

Lastly, we have launched our Patreon campaign! Any support is greatly appreciated and will go completely towards improving everything that is part of Whelmed. But don't worry, the podcast will continue to be disturbed freely.

Thanks for listening, and stay whelmed!

Discussions : Steve Kenson

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 talks to Steve Kenson, an experienced game designer who you may know from his work on Mutants and Masterminds or the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying Game.

The boys talk about gaming in general, and specifically gaming within the superhero genre. They also talk about Steve's blog series Re: Animated where he recaps Young Justice and applies lessons from the show to tabletop gaming.

Check out Steve's blog here. Steve works as a designer for Green Ronin Publishing. Mutants and Masterminds can be found here and ICONS can be found here

Special thanks to team member Neal for editing this episode! Thanks for listening!

Episode 13 : Revelation

Hello team! Welcome to episode 13! We are discussing the episode Revelation, where for once, the viewers know more than the characters.

You'll hear a few audio glitches int his episode. We're sorry. Rich needs a pop filter and a new mic. Stay tuned for details on that front. You'll also hear Caleb's one good impression, a mini secret origin about Blue Devil, the love of hating on Guy, and a deep discussion about player agency in a tabletop game.

The episode segments are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:37
Mission Briefing - 2:23
Feeling the Aster - 6:25
Canary Debrief - 23:29
Crashing the Mode - 30:21 to 38:31

This week's fan service is the excellent podcast DC Squadcast. They are a fantastic resource for the current Rebirth story lien and they're a part of a podcast network dedicated to DC.

Thanks for listening!

Discussions : Quinn Wilson : Linguistics 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 is part two of the conversation started last week between Rich and Quinn.

Today, we are thrilled and proud to welcome Quinn Wilson from the Swallows of the South podcast to the cave! Quinn is a talented improv performer and a fantastic part of the tabletop gaming community. He also has a wealth of information about language and its impact on storytelling in general. He's here to talk to Rich about Young Justice and how it uses language through the entirety of the series.

Special thanks to Quinn himself for volunteering his time and helping us out by editing these episodes.

As always, thanks for listening and stay whelmed!

Episode 12 : Alpha Male

Hello team! Welcome to episode 12!

This week, we discuss Alpha Male, a very fun episode. Make sure to listen for Sleepy Rich and French Rich. Darcy Ross shows up again and Caleb gushes about his love for Wolf. We also dig deep into our roots of tabletop game advice during our Canary Debrief. Speaking of which...

The show segments are as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:32
Mission Briefing - 2:21
Feel the Aster - 6:58
Canary Debrief - 17:22
Crashing the Mode - 27:01 to 32:26

Our Fan Service this week is another fantastic AMV by gtgrandom. This time, it's set to Black Parade by My Chemical Romance. Watch it here, and please remember that AMVs do contain spoilers. 

Lastly, there are two quick corrections to note from this episode. At the time of recording, we had not yet heard about Season Three, thus our speculation about it. This episode was also recorded before we started conversing with gtgrandom herself (sorry about that incorrect pronoun use in the show) and will be featuring Erica very soon in our Discussion series.

Stay tuned next week for the conclusion of Quinn's Discussion!

Discussions : Quinn Wilson : Linguistics 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.

Today, we are thrilled and proud to welcome Quinn Wilson from the Swallows of the South podcast to the cave! Quinn is a talented improv performer and a fantastic part of the tabletop gaming community. He also has a wealth of information about language and its impact on storytelling in general. He's here to talk to Rich about Young Justice and how it uses language through the entirety of the series.

This is also the first two part episode here on Whelmed! Stay tuned next week for the conclusion of this brilliant conversation.

Special thanks to Quinn himself for volunteering his time and helping us out by editing these episodes.

As always, thanks for listening and stay whelmed!

Episode 11 : Home Front

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 11!
This week, we get taught and discuss Home Front. We focus on the non-powered members of the team this week, highlighting their skills and the amazing way this episode uses this situation to further develop their stories.
The segment breakdown is as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:38
Mission Briefing - 2:34
Feel the Aster - 7:28
Canary Debrief - 19:51
Crashing the Mode - 26:58 to 31:35
For our Fan Service, we have two AMVs about Robin, both set to the song Lost Boy by Ruth B. The first is by our old friend gtgrandom, and the second is by Kayla McCormick. Both can be watched on YouTube. Remember that AMVs will spoil secrets of both seasons of Young Justice.
As always, thanks for listening and stay whelmed!

Intel Update 2

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 week, there is no new news about Young Justice Season 3. So we discuss the recent announcement about Young Justice and its LGBTQ members. We read reviews from our listeners on iTunes. We talk about our Fan Service Segment and ask for help from your our listeners to find more cool things to highlight as we move forward. Lastly, we talk very vaguely about some upcoming interviews that are being scheduled.

As always, thanks for listening and stay whelmed!

Discussions : Neal Powell : Young Justice Legacy

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 talks to new team member Neal Powell. Even with their lack of pancakes, Rich and Neal talk about the Young Justice video game, Young Justice Legacy. Prepare to listen to Rich getting his mind blown. They also briefly discuss the Young Justice comics.

Don't forget to check out Neal's podcast over on the Block Party Podcast Network which can be found here

Episode 10 : Terrors

Hello team! Welcome to the first episode of 2017! Today, we're talking about Terrors, a really awesome quasi-bottle episode that still manages to develop the ever-expanding universe of Young Justice. Be sure to listen for an ironically heated argument about a chilly super villain, another of Rich's amazing accents, and Caleb blowing Rich's mind about Conner.

The segment breakdown is as follows:
Hello Megan - 1:32
Mission Briefing - 4:52
Feel the Aster - 11:27
Canary Debrief - 21:45
Crashing the Mode - 31:11 to 40:44

For Fan Service this week, we recommend the AMV Demons by show favorite gtgrandom. Check it out here. Remember that as usual, AMVs tend to spoil the entire series. Be careful.

Stay tuned next week for a Discussion with new team member Neal!