#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.

Listen Up A-Holes #31: Captain Marvel HOT TAKE!

Higher, further, faster, baby!

For this Hot Take,  Joshua and Kelly gush about their newfound love of Captain Marvel, defer on how complicated Carol’s comic book backstory is, discuss how well this movie addressed identity-as-origin, and think a bit about compassion as a defining heroic trait.