Whelmed: The Young Justice Files

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  • A personal thank you from us on the air! 
  • Message us your superhero name and power set (Family Friendly please) for our own Whelmed Team Roster!

Gamma Squad

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  • Access to the outlines of our episode-review and "Secret Origins" episodes. Get a glimpse behind the scenes of how our episodes come together!
  • A personal thank you from us on the air!
  • Message us your superhero name and power set (Family Friendly please) for our own Whelmed Team Roster!

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  • You will receive a free PDF copy of the superhero RPG, Masks, from Magpie Games.
  • Shoot us a "Letters Page" question we'll answer on the show. Curious about your favorite hero or villain? Confused about a particular story arc or plot twist? Want to know our opinion on a live-action or animated film, TV show, or short? We'll answer it on the show!


  • Access to our episode-review and "Secret Origins" outlines
  • A personal thank you from us on the air!
  • Message us your superhero name and power set (Family Friendly please) for our own Whelmed Team Roster!




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About Whelmed: The Young Justice Files

Welcome to Whelmed: The Young Justice Files, a weekly podcast that discusses the brilliant DC Animated series Young Justice. In addition to reviewing each episode, we connect each episode's storyline to the tightly-woven metaplot, crack open Easter Eggs and shine a light on subtle foreshadowing, produce in-depth "Secret Origins" episodes for the show's characters, and analyze what storytellers of all kinds can learn about their craft from the show. We also invite creative professionals, production staff, and cast members on for Discussion Sessions about what they do, how they do it, and what it is about Young Justice and DC heroes that inspires them.

Whelmed is, and always will be, free to everyone with a podcatcher. Having said that, each episode takes 4-8 hours of outlining, recording, and editing. 

But believe it or not, we want to do MORE! And that's where you come in.

In addition to helping us pay for backup editing, original music, special effects, and updated recording equipment, we want to bring you even more material, including:

  • Young Justice and DCAU-inspired Actual Play RPG podcasts, guest starring both gaming and animation-industry professionals
  • Original Commissioned Artwork
  • More Discussion Sessions 
  • More "Secret Origins" episodes covering the villains and supporting cast
  • In-Depth Reviews of other DC Animated Universe movies and series
  • On-Site Production and Cast Interviews 
  • And much more

Your support will help us pay for our expenses and allow us to bring even more to the table. And in exchange, we're offering behind-the-scenes looks at our episodes, free articles and gaming PDFs, the chance to play in tabletop roleplaying game sessions with us and some of your Whelmed Teammates, and even a Discussion Session with YOU!

If you can't back us monetarily, we completely understand. Telling a friend about the show, leaving ratings and reviews on your podcatcher of choice, and sharing posts on social media are amazing ways to help and never forget that we appreciate every one of them.

Thanks Team for all the support and encouragement so far, and remember...Stay Whelmed.

Co-Hosts: Rich Howard and Emily Buza
Producer and Senior Editor: Neal Powell
Webmaster: Ryan Boelter
Support Editor: Richard Kreutz-Landry
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Watchtower Access

At this level, we can invest in gear to record multiple guests on location, perfect for recording showrunner and cast interviews in Burbank, as well as on-site interviews and Actual Plays at conventions.

In addition, once a month, Rich will bring you a bonus-bonus Secret Origins episode for a supporting cast character voted on by YOU. Afraid your favorite, esoteric character from Season 1, Season 2, or the Comics isn't going to get enough love? Now they will.
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