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S3, Ep 9: Soda Wars

On today's episode of The Young Ones, we learn the answers to some tough questions, such as: "Which version of Mountain Dew is the best?", "What is going on with Extinction and X-Men: Disassembled?" and, "Why is Charles Xavier the worst?" We also answer some of your questions from Twitter.


S3, Ep 8: No Exit From Subway

On today's episode: We do another X-Comics roundup! This time covering Multiple Man #1-3, Mr. & Mrs. X #1, X-Men Gold Annual #2, and Cable #159. (CW: discussion of PTSD/panic attacks in Cable) Topics Discussed: Sprite Remix; Coca Cola Freestyle; Charlie's Subway Opinions; A Black Box Theatre Concept; What the Fuck, Jamie Madrox; Bringing Readers Up to Speed; The Best & Worst Ship Names; Cable Emotions; Suffering in Fiction


S3, Ep 7: How to Survive as a Warrior/Landlord Without Really Trying

On today's episode: Tim Seeley (@HackinTimSeeley) joins us for a Q&A to discuss his upcoming Shatterstar miniseries. Cover art done by @PPitteArt.


S3, Ep 6: How To Hide in The Dark Dimension & Other Life Lessons

On today's episode: We talk with our friend Chris (@strictlyworse) about nostalgia, childhood toys & stuffed animals, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Topics Discussed: SDCC Breakdown; DC Says "Hold My Beer"; The Raddest Theme Song; A Brief Summary of All the Power Rangers Iterations; Bulk & Skull; "Looks Like a Space Dumpster to Me!"; We're at the Combination Gym & Juice Bar; TFW You Leave the Power Rangers to Train for the Olympics; Weird + Bad Power Rangers Behind-the-Scenes; Chris'...


S3, Ep 5: The Best Teen Titans Show

It's a very timely episode of The Young Ones this week, as we talk about the 2003 cartoon Teen Titans (and not any of those other ones, we don't talk about those). Topics Discussed: Number Problems; Shatterstar News We Never Thought We'd Get; Comics We've Read; X-Men: Days of Future Stay In the Past; The Geography of Comic Book Universes; Toxic Waste Buffets & Cement Transformers; Why You Shouldn't Put a Prequel at the End of a Series; Kiss to Learn English; Heroes for Hire Don't Always Get...


S3, Ep 4: Dial 1-800-Young-Ones

On today's episode, Charlie espouses the virtues of restaurants with free salad and bread, Mikey admits to his leftovers problem, and we talk about some of the teen-adjacent comics we've been enjoying recently. Topics Discussed: The Chaotic Neutral of Podcasts; Charlie's Pinboard Theories; How to Not Interact with Creators; New Mutants: Dead Souls #4; The Mechanics of a Nightmare Realm; The Most Relieved Hug in all of Comics; Trauma & "Strong Female Characters"; What Does "Abrasive" Mean,...


S3, Ep 3: We are the Crystal Gems!

On today's episode, Charlie emerges from an internet-less void, Mikey sings (badly), and we take a spoiler-filled deep-dive into Steven Universe. Topics Discussed: Podcast Birthdays; Becoming a Under-40 Shatterstar Luminary; Aqua, the Verve, and More 90s One-Hit-Wonders; Lestat the Vampire Prince vs Weird Twitter; The World of Steven Universe; A Silly Shatterstar Reference; Who Are the Crystal Gems?; Why Lars is the Best; The Visual Theming of Rose Quartz; What Happens When Space Rocks and...


S3, Ep 2: Two Mutants, Deadpool and a Pizza Place

Have a minisode! Where we talk about Deadpool 2 kind of. And some other things. The real episode 21 will come to you two weeks from now!


S3, Ep 1: To Batman... And Beyond!

On today's episode: Mikey talks late 1990s cereal prizes, Charlie thinks there's too many Spider-Men, and we reminisce about Batman Beyond. Topics Discussed: Someone Take Lewis Tan's Phone Away, Still Alive, A Brief Discussion of Late 90s Pop Culture, Batman (Don't) Get Your Gun, The Gotham Aesthetic, Tracer from Overwatch, A Batman with a Life, The Return of HitClips, A Case of Mistaken Jokerz Identity, A Future Slang Primer, Cop vs. Punk, "Right in the Bruce Wayne feels," Mr. Fixx the...


S2, Ep 9: Weirder and Worse

On today's episode: Mikey gets pulled back from the brink of an internet rabbit hole, Charlie has an X-Corps epiphany, and our good friend Casey (@caseycrook) joins us to talk about the end of Runaways Volume 1. Topics Discussed: Slime & Slime Accessories, We're Not Starting a Stephen King Podcast, A Chili's at the End of Reality, Street Fighter Vs X-Force, Runaways Vol 1 #17-18, Nico Minoru's Spell Spreadsheet, Alex's Ill-Conceived Morrowind LARP, A Typical Villain Monologue, How Now to...


The Monster at the End of the Book

On today's episode: Mikey tests a new cold intro idea, Charlie helps us remember the themesong to Pyramid, and we're talking spoilers for New Mutants: Dead Souls #1-2 & Cable #155. Topics Discussed: Predictably Left Hanging on a Cliff, Sportsball, Podcasting Is Just Weird Radio, New Mutants: Dead Souls #1-2, Comics ASMR, What the New Mutants are Made Of, Millenials: Just Older Teenagers?, Supernatural-Style Cold Opens, Freeing Yourself From Continuity and Making it Work, Casual Gay vs Tired...


S2, Ep 8: Bogies, Breakfasts, and Betrayals

On today's episode: Charlie gives us a rundown on PGA feuds, Mikey talks about brunch struggles, and we finally discover the identity of the mole in Runaways #15-16. Topics Discussed: Wrestlemania vs The PGA Tour, A Cursed Breakfast Adventure, Runaways Vol 1 #15-16, A Grossly-Colored Sewer, Remaining Positive While Goth, Space BDSM, A Ghost Trap with a Face, Hit Clips, The Merits of Waiting For Murder, 2000s Mecha, Everyone's Least Favorite Game Level: The Water Temple, The Bends,...


S2, Ep 7: Live Up To My Family Name

On today's episode: Mikey brings up an old meme, Charlie talks childhood TV shows, and we take a look back into the past in Runaways #13-14. Topics Discussed: Avengers vs X-Men: Consequences, Ghost Branding™, Romance Movies in Science Class, An In-Depth Discussion of Street Sharks Animation Budgets, Xenomorph Pizza Marketing, Even More Shatterstar News, The Fandom Paradox aka Schrodinger's Shatterstar, Runaways Vol 1 #13-14, Storytime: Runaways Style, Quentin Quire is a Nazi & Daken's...


S2, Ep 6: Spider Demons and Street Sharks

On today's episode: Mikey issues a challenge, Charlie has some questions about the Darkforce Dimension, and we meet Cloak & Dagger in Runaways #11-12. Topics Discussed: Mikey Goes to the Movies, Singing the Praises of New Mutants: Dead Souls, A Sad Alien Crisis, A Modest Podcast Proposal, Runaways Vol 1 #11-12, Heroes Who've Been Hired, A Brief Return of Mutant Drugs, B-List Heroes and Why You Should Love Them, Service Revolvers, Yet Another Slight Genre Shift, Banter as a Display of...


S2, Ep 5: Oops! All Drama

On today's episode: Mikey lives his best life via theatrics, Charlie has their suspicions about Topher come to pass in unexpected ways, and it's only Teenage Wasteland in Runaways Vol. 1 issues 9-10. Topics Discussed: A Highly Likely Cereal Debacle, Legacy Numbering: All Ups No Downs, Runaways Vol 1 #9-10, A Slight Genre Pivot, How To Be A Bad Friend Ft. Alex Wilder, Acquiring Coffee When You're A Runaway, Coming To Terms with Being a Mu--An Alien, Fans Who Only Watch the Movies, The...


S2, Ep 4: A Lovingly-Rendered Soda Fountain

On today's episode: Mikey spreads the gospel of Todd Howard, Charlie gives a brief tutorial on crime, and we both get frustrated with teen boys in Runaways #7-8. Topics Discussed: jeff_kaplan.png, Even the Podcast Cannot Escape Contrived Numbering Systems, The Mon-Stars of Limbo, Method Roleplaying, The Italian Job–But Bad, Aliens Make Bad Fashion Choices, Villain Cognitive Dissonance, Not That Nextwave, Being Fake Woke: Just Don't, Don't Trust This Boy, Pelicans On Parade, You Were Looking...


S2, Ep 3: Heroes Never Die

On today's episode: Charlie wonder why Karolina's mom is so terrible, Mikey cuts Chase some well-deserved slack, and we realize that parents really just don't understand. David Collins (@DungeonCommandr) joins us to talk about Runaways Vol 1 #5-6, as well as things we've been loving recently, what Overwatch characters the Runaways would main, how to portray strategist masterminds in the modern day, and his X-Men-inspired tabletop roleplaying game, Mutants in the Night.


Skateboards, Swords, and American Dollars

On today's episode: Mikey doesn't know the rules of Iron Chef, Charlie forgets that the main characters on the Dukes of Hazzard were all related, and we both take a walk down the Wildways. Topics Discussed: The Rad Cosplay That Started It All, The New Mutants of Hazzard, Magical Girl Monster of the Week, Mikey Can't Pronounce Giles, A Case for a Good Daken, Teenage Gambit: Maybe Worse Than Regular Gambit, Rachel Summers Is the Sarah Connors of the Marvel Universe, In the Mojoverse You Take...


S2, Ep 2: Aliens, Ghostbusters, and Jurassic Park, Oh My!

On today's episode: Charlie brings us more Shatterstar news, Mikey thanks Machine Man for his contributions to society, and we see the kids aren't alright in Runaways: Pride and Joy. Topics Discussed: Gay Mutant Developments - Deadpool Edition, Accent Excitement, The Voracious Venom-Dog, Danny Rand aka The Terrible RPG Character Nobody Wanted, Runaways Vol 1 #3-4, The Worst of All Possible Dimensions, Calming the Savage Beast Chris Pratt-Style, CGI vs Holograms, You Too Can Have...


S2, Ep 1: The Curious Case of the Murder in the Basement

On today's episode: Mikey is a 2000s pop culture encyclopedia, Charlie wants Chase Stein to think about his life choices, and we finally break into Runaways Volume 1. Topics Discussed: Overwhelming Gay Mutant Developments, Revolutionary Boy Shatterstar, Backwards Listening, Runaways Vol 1 #1-2, A Brief Tsunami History, Gothic Lolita Fashion, MMORPG Memes, Nightmare Parents, Hot Vegan Culinary Tips, A Baby-Sitter's Club Pop Quiz, Questionable Security Methods, Is It One-Way or Two?, Twister...