#40. Jessica Jones (S1.09-10)

We wish we had a Mother of the Year Award so we could bludgeon you with it.

Joshua and Lani enter the soggy back third of Jessica Jones and, friends, it isn’t pretty. The plans are half-baked, the characterization is maybe a quarter-baked, and the plot is still basically dough. It’s a rough ride but at least it starts with Four Color Facts about the Jobs of Jessica Jones.

#39. Jessica Jones (S1.07-8)

We’re drawing your initials with a big heart around them on our Etch-A-Sketch.

For this installment of Jessica Jones, Joshua talks about the Four Color Loves of Jessica while Lani uses the lens of two upstairs neighbor weirdos bringing pathos to discuss the show as a whole. Jessica’s childhood home is turned into a mad house as she tries to tempt Kilgrave to the good side and our hosts to the math on heroism.

#38. Jessica Jones (S1.05-6)

The beauty of what we do is that it can’t be explained. And if it can’t be explained, it can’t be believed

For this week’s episode, Joshua and Lani discuss the many comic book superheroic identities of Jessica Jones and finally hear about the Purple Man. Then, moving onto the episodes, they chat dive into the joys of Malcolm and Luke, the tragedy that is Simpson, and try to decide if they’re supposed to like Trish or not.

#37. Jessica Jones (S1.03-4)

We don’t waste time circle jerking with a bunch of whiners.

For the next set of Jessica Jones episodes, Joshua writes a love letter to his favorite superhero of all time and maybe even convinces Lani to read some comics. They go on to discuss the highs and lows of Luke and Jessica together, the mixed bag of these two episodes, and finally come face-to-face with Kilgrave.

#36. Jessica Jones (S1.01-2)

Our greatest weakness? Occasionally we give a damn.

For their first foray into Jessica Jones, Joshua and Lani discuss hardboiled detectives, the burden of being special, and begin to dig into fiction’s place in helping us confront trauma in ourselves and others.

#35. Avengers: Endgame Hot Take with Rob Heiret

Until this exact moment, we thought you were Build-A-Bear.For Avengers: Endgame, Joshua and Lani welcome Metaphors Be With You’s Rob Heiret to talk about meaningful deaths and time travel shenanigans in the most anticipated LUA hot take ever!

#34. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S2.20-22)

We’re the guys who kill Gordon. (Accidentally.)

In this episode, Joshua and Lani discuss psychic vampires and how the pulp fantasy of the 1930s influenced superhero comics even into the modern day. They also wrap up the second season of Agents: Jiaying is evil, Cal is sympathetic, Skye is competent, and May is going on vacation. It’s a madhouse!

Listen Up A-Holes #33. Avengers: Age of Ultron

There are no strings on us.

Joshua and Lani have a come to Whedon conversation about Age of Ultron. Spoiler: they didn’t like it much, so if you loved it, they still love you, but you might want to give this episode a miss. But if you do tune in, get ready for some comic book revelations about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch’s true father, Ultron’s true creator, and just how Oedipal a robot can get.