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.

Episode 32: Satisfaction

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 32 and our discussion of S02E08 –  Satisfaction. 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: Don’t forget to look into buying a customized desk. It can really do wonders for your health!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:36

Mission Briefing - 3:31

Feeling the Aster - 9:46

Canary Debrief – 29:30

Crashing the Mode – 32:52 to 39:55

Our Fan Service this week is: Some great fan art

http://emkayohh.tumblr.com/post/154446285670/youve-heard-of-keepbingingyj-now-get-ready-for  

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.

MASKS AP : Relations : Episode 04

It's finally here! The hype train has left the station. We bring some amazing people into the cave and we get to play the characters we love in the world we love, and it is so much fun!

Welcome to Episode 04 the finale of our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today we're honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

The players:

Darcy L. Ross - Aqualad

Emily Buza - Miss Martian

I-Hsien Sherwood - Superboy

Neal Powell - Kid Flash

Rich Howard - Robin (Dick Grayson)

Hope you loved this series, and considering supporting us on our Patreon so we can make even more!

Episode 31 : Depths

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 31 and our discussion of S02E07 –  Depths. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Honesty, kindness, generosity, … murder. These are the values we teach our children. – Emily

Yes, welcome to the Light. – Rich

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:51

Mission Briefing - 4:44

Feeling the Aster - 12:27

Canary Debrief – 27:30

Crashing the Mode – 32:05 to 36:35

Our Fan Service this week is: YJ By the Numbers

Infographic of some crazy interesting statistics throughout both seasons of the show. http://tigatog.tumblr.com/post/161039523592/by-the-numbers-young-justice

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.

MASKS AP : Relations : Episode 03

It's finally here! The hype train has left the station. We bring some amazing people into the cave and we get to play the characters we love in the world we love, and it is so much fun!

Welcome to Episode 03 of our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today we're honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

The players:

Darcy L. Ross - Aqualad

Emily Buza - Miss Martian

I-Hsien Sherwood - Superboy

Neal Powell - Kid Flash

Rich Howard - Robin (Dick Grayson)

Hope you love this third episode. The next one is only a week away!

MASKS AP : Relations : Episode 02

It's finally here! The hype train has left the station. We bring some amazing people into the cave and we get to play the characters we love in the world we love, and it is so much fun!

Welcome to Episode 02 of our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today I’m honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

The players:

Darcy L. Ross - Aqualad

Emily Buza - Miss Martian

I-Hsien Sherwood - Superboy

Neal Powell - Kid Flash

Rich Howard - Robin (Dick Grayson)

Hope you love this second episode. The next one is only a week away!

Episode 30 : Bloodlines

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 30 and our discussion of S02E06 – Bloodlines. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Remember folks: Don’t take your kids into ninja zones unless they can protect themselves. – Emily Buza

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 2:17

Mission Briefing - 3:20

Feeling the Aster - 11:32

Canary Debrief – 27:55

Crashing the Mode – 27:55 to 44:20

Our Fan Service this week is: Young Justice--How Far We’ve Come created by YoungTitan213. A fun little emotional retrospective of season one set to an awesome song by Matchbox 20.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBNt4wZv0nA

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.

MASKS AP : Relations : Episode 01

It's finally here! The hype train has left the station. We bring some amazing people into the cave and we get to play the characters we love in the world we love, and it is so much fun!

Welcome to our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today I’m honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

The players:

Darcy L. Ross - Aqualad

Emily Buza - Miss Martian

I-Hsien Sherwood - Superboy

Neal Powell - Kid Flash

Rich Howard - Robin (Dick Grayson)

Hope you love this first episode. The next one is only a week away!

 

Episode 29 : Beneath

Hello team! Welcome to Episode 29 and our discussion of S02E05 – Beneath. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Would you have felt the need to justify the need for an all-male squad for a given mission? I think not! On to the show!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 2:24

Mission Briefing - 3:49

Feeling the Aster - 9:41

Canary Debrief - 28:36

Crashing the Mode – 33:08 to 44:20

Our Fan Service this week is: Fictional Female Podcast---the podcast that brings fabulous fictional females to the forefront. Every week, Cheyenne and Diana discuss a different female character, diving into what makes her interesting, the role she plays within her narrative, and the role that her narrative plays in our larger world of stories.

When it comes to DC, they’ve already covered Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, and by the time this episode comes out my guest appearance talking about my favorite alien cheerleader, Miss Martian will already be out. So go listen to them on itunes or their website: https://fictionalfemales.com/

Emily’s guest episode: https://fictionalfemales.com/podcast/miss-martian-young-justice/

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 Pre Interview

Hello team! Welcome to our first Young Justice inspired roleplaying game Actual Play special. Today I’m honored to welcome Brendan Conway, the creator of Masks: A New Generation, the roleplaying game (aka: RPG) we’ll be playing today. Brendan was also kind enough to run this game for us as well!

In this introductory 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. Hopefully this will give you a foundation for the Actual Play you’re about to listen to. But that isn’t all. After the game we will be posting a special Discussion Session with Brendan talking about the game, how he ran it, how he set it up, his love for Young Justice, and more.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Brendan 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 28 : Salvage

Hello team! Welcome to episode 28 and our discussion of S02E04 – Salvaged. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Freshman, definitely do the homework! An Apple-laxative seems like a costly mistake to make!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:42

Mission Briefing - 2:42

Feeling the Aster - 7:42

Canary Debrief - 27:07

Crashing the Mode – 31:36 to 38:32

Our Fan Service this week is: @GameablePodcast : Basically our Canary Debriefs turned to 11. Chris and Katrina do deep dives into Disney movies, Saturday Morning Cartoons through the decades, animated series, and more, pulling from them ideas for story arcs, characters, and more. They focus on Roleplaying games, but since they aren’t focused on a particular system, their breakdowns can inspire any storytelling endeavor.

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 : Max Scholbeck : Facebook Group and Social Media

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 creator and administrator of the most successful Young Justice group on FB. Young Justice Needs a Season 3 has well over 400,000 followers and I am convinced that it’s sheer weight in numbers and active participation in the fan community is one of the reasons we can all look forward to a Season 3.

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

Young Justice Abduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93WzS5xfqxE

Young Justice Needs a Season 3: https://www.facebook.com/YoungJusticeNeedsAseason3/

Young Justice Needs a Season 3, Twitter: @YJneedsaSeason3

Thank you all, and stay whelmed.

Episode 27 : Alienated

Hello team! Welcome to episode 27 and our discussion of S02E03 – Alienated. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Did not see that coming! Kaldur, how could you!?

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 1:55

Mission Briefing - 2:55

Feeling the Aster - 7:41

Canary Debrief - 29:22

Crashing the Mode – 32:29 to 42:10

Our Fan Service this week is the amazing art from Mermurnator. Check out her amazing 60s take on the team right here. http://murrmernator.tumblr.com/tagged/young-justice%3A-ceasefire/

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.

Edited by: Neal Powell @joatmoniac

Discussion : Eric Lopez : Blue Beetle

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’re honored to welcome, Eric Lopez. Eric’s voice credits include work on Star Wars: Rebels and Spectacular Spider-man, and the video games Infinite Crisis, Young Justice: Legacy, and How to Train Your Dragon 2, and of course, as Jaime Reyes, Young Justice’s Blue Beetle.

Tune in to hear Rich geek out and then stick around and listen to everything Eric 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 26 : Earthlings

Hello team! Welcome to episode 26 and our discussion of S02E02 - Earthlings. This is a really great episode of the show and there's a lot to talk about, so let's get to it!

Climb aboard the SuperMartian ship and get ready for a ride!

The episode segments are as follows:

Hello Megan - 2:16

Mission Briefing - 2:55

Feeling the Aster - 8:18

Canary Debrief - 41:54

Crashing the Mode - 44:29 to 49:48

Our Fan Service this week is the MASKS Actual Play podcast Nerds On A Roll. Check out their Twitter or their website.

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 : GTGRandom (aka Erica Gallegos) : AMVs

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, finally, someone I became an enormous fan of because of my own show! If you’ve listened to our Fan Service, you’ll have heard this name many times. GTG-random (aka: Erica Gallegos) has created many of my favorite AMVs based on Young Justice, Dick Grayson, and DC comics. From Shattered, Demons, Lost Boy, Young Stars, Renegades, What I’ve Done, and a brilliant tribute to both seasons of YJ we will talk about in detail in a few minutes.

Check out all of GTGRandom's amazing AMV's here on her YouTube Channel

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.