37 episodes

Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman investigate every episode of Veronica Mars, from the beginning.

Find @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; the show’s official home is VMIpod.com.

FYI: there will be spoilers for the episode being discussed, but not for events that happen later in the series.

This show is supported by the good people at PRX.org.

Veronica Mars Investigations Veronica Mars Investigations

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 29 Ratings

Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman investigate every episode of Veronica Mars, from the beginning.

Find @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; the show’s official home is VMIpod.com.

FYI: there will be spoilers for the episode being discussed, but not for events that happen later in the series.

This show is supported by the good people at PRX.org.

    VMI 2.11 Donut Run

    VMI 2.11 Donut Run

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:


    Clue in, donut! Duncan kidnaps his own baby so the evil Manning grandparents can’t add her to their collection of emotionally abused children.
    Sheriff Lamb is on the case, and so is the FBI - Agent LUCY LAWLESS has come to town for this case! But mainly to neg Lamb.
    They search for Duncan in a boat, up at Big Bear, in the Mars apartment, in Mexico - but Duncan is GONE. You wouldn’t think he could outwit the law, would you? But…
    Veronica has aided and abetted him! They fake a breakup, steal from Celeste, double-cross pretty much everyone, and kiss goodbye forever.
    And as if that wasn’t enough for one episode, there’s Wallace’s hit and run case, and Weevil getting a new tattoo while tracking down the mole in the PCHers.


    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 11: Donut Run, and contemplate such mysteries as whether there is anyone who doesn’t get the better of Lamb this episode, how you get Kendall to come and take a shower in your bathroom when you’re not home, if she should eat a pizza bagel when in there, whether you can learn everything you need to know about sex from WikiHow, and, after SHOCKING REVELATIONS in the LoDown, why any of this episode happens at all.

    To make this bumper episode even more bumper, there are not one but TWO musical tributes, so gird yourselves.

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-11.

    Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode contains storylines concerning death, murder, kidnapping, suicide and drugs.

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. The show is distributed by PRX.org.

    Find the show @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and tell us what you imagine Sheriff Lamb is keeping in the trunk of his car when it’s not full of Duncans.

    We also have MERCH - get your pins to show your love for Weevil or non-love for milk at hellomerch.com/collections/veronica-mars-investigations.

    This month, VMI is sponsored by:


    Feals, premium CBD delivered to your door. Become a member today at Feals.com/VERONICA and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.
    Defending Jacob, the new Apple TV Plus limited series based on the New York Times bestseller, starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. Open the Apple TV Plus app and watch the first two episodes for free today.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    VMI 2.10 One Angry Veronica

    VMI 2.10 One Angry Veronica

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:

    ● OMG, Meg gives birth to Duncan’s baby and then DIES.
    ● And Wallace comes back from Chicago!
    ● But that’s all in just the last couple of minutes of the show! Before that, we’ve got Veronica doing jury duty and ruining everyone else’s holidays in her pursuit of The Truth…
    ● The sex tapes that implicate Aaron Echolls in Lilly Kane’s murder have been stolen from the evidence locker, and TWO of Veronica’s ex-boyfriends are involved…
    ● And Lamb is shirtless and sweaty and loving himself, merrrrry Christmas everyone.

    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 10: One Angry Veronica, and play judge and jury on such mysteries as the likelihood of Neptune being universally ridiculed as ‘Bozoville’, whether $50,000 is a high enough price for wrecking your whole career and a murder trial, why the Marses are so bad at not compromising evidence or tainting juries, and whether shirtless sweaty Lamb is hot or not.

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-10.

    Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode contains storylines concerning assault, death, murder, sex tapes, etc.

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. The show is distributed by PRX.org.

    Find the show @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and tell us the backstory you have invented for Sheriff Lamb.

    We also have MERCH - get your pins to show your love for Weevil or non-love for milk at hellomerch.com/collections/veronica-mars-investigations.

    This month, VMI is sponsored by:


    Feals, premium CBD delivered to your door. Become a member today at Feals.com/VERONICA and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.
    Defending Jacob, the new Apple TV Plus limited series based on the New York Times bestseller, starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. Open the Apple TV Plus app and watch the first two episodes for free today.

    • 45 min
    VMI 2.09 My Mother, The Fiend

    VMI 2.09 My Mother, The Fiend

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:

    ● After 1½ seasons about daddies, we get an episode about mothers!
    ● Veronica investigates whether her own mom, Lianne, was the high school mean girl.
    ● She also investigates whether, 25 years ago, mean girl for life Celeste Kane gave birth on prom night and dumped the baby in the school bathroom.
    ● And all this leads to Trina Echolls, Logan’s adopted sister, discovering who her biological mom is. 
    ● Veronica herself has to practice being a mother, as a school assignment forces her to take care of a robot baby…
    ● But brewing up a real, actual, non-robot baby is...Meg!??! And she’s waking from her coma???!!!!!

    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 9: My Mother, the Fiend, and probe such mysteries as whether schools really make students look after robot babies, why Kendall would go for car gears as a Duncan-seduction gambit, what the what is going on with the alternate ending to this episode, and why you’d keep dead fauna in the freezer.

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-09.

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. The show is distributed by PRX.org.

    Find the show @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    We also have MERCH - get your pins to show your love for Weevil or non-love for milk at hellomerch.com/collections/veronica-mars-investigations.

    This month, VMI is sponsored by:


    Feals, premium CBD delivered to your door. Become a member today at Feals.com/VERONICA and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.
    Defending Jacob, the new Apple TV Plus limited series based on the New York Times bestseller, starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. Open the Apple TV Plus app and watch the first two episodes for free today.

    • 56 min
    VMI 2.08 Ahoy, Mateys!

    VMI 2.08 Ahoy, Mateys!

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:


    Get ready for some violence: Veronica follows the trail of the murder witness right to the crime family the Fighting Fitzpatricks, and nearly gets an unwanted face tattoo for her trouble.
    Plus: Logan is clonked on the head, bundled into a van and masked interrogators play Russian roulette with his body parts - yes, the PCHers are also investigating the murder, in their own way.
    Keith’s trying to find the person who is harassing the parents of Marcos, a student who died in the bus crash. Who’s been leaving toy schoolbuses around their home and voice recordings of their dead son?
    ...that happen to be from their son’s pirate radio show, a cult favourite amongst the kids of Neptune. Psychics on local TV and this, sure.
    And Duncan has some dreams about Meg and finally gets round to reading that letter he found in her air vent.


    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 8: Ahoy, Mateys!, and delve into such mysteries as pairing chocolate milk with fish sticks, getting cockblocked by your own subconscious, stitches as some kind of badge of honour, Mac’s terrible taste in countercultural radio, and the care and maintenance of ankle tags.

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-08.

    Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode contains storylines concerning violence, drugs, murder and gay-shaming.

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. The show is distributed by PRX.org.

    Find the show @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and remember to join us at twitter.com/VMIpod on Saturday 30th May 2020 to simulwatch and livetweet Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

    We also have MERCH - lovely soft Tshirts, and lovely pointy pins for Weevil fans and milk non-fans. Check it out at hellomerch.com/collections/veronica-mars-investigations.

    This month, VMI is sponsored by:


    Feals, premium CBD delivered to your door. Become a member today at Feals.com/VERONICA and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.
    Defending Jacob, the new Apple TV Plus limited series based on the New York Times bestseller, starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. Open the Apple TV Plus app and watch the first two episodes for free today.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    VMI 2.07 Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

    VMI 2.07 Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:


    We have a new Duncan: Detective Duncan! Meg had written about a kid she babysat being psychologically abused, and he and Veronica set out to find who it is.
    Veronica takes on all of Meg’s babysitting gigs, and let’s just say the toxic masculinity of Neptune is flourishing in the under-10s.
    She also befriends Gia Goodman, which entails going to the sleepover of nightmares - if your nightmares include seeing a child punished, having your boobs mocked, and enduring some extremely basic-bore chat about pizza.
    In all that free time Veronica has left over, she investigates the plastic surgeon who claims he witnessed Logan murdering Felix.
    And the Casablancases deal with the repercussions of Richard’s scams and escape: the boys get trust funds, and Kendall gets nothing. And things aren’t looking good with her backup career of Logan. But… what about her backup backup Duncan?


    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 7: Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner, and probe such mysteries as the French maid trope and the Milk Tray Man; which is more tedious at Gia’s sleepover, the boob insults and Pretty Woman chat or the pizza carbs chat; and why this episode would mention a bachelor auction fundraiser for the sheriff’s department but not actually show us the frantic bidding for a date with Lamb and Deputy Sacks. So cruel!!!

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-07.

    Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode contains storylines concerning child abuse and murder.

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; the logo is by Hrishikesh Hirway; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. The show is distributed by PRX.org.

    Find the show @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook but don’t show up nude and ready to scratch. It's too forward.

    We also have MERCH - lovely soft Tshirts, and lovely pointy pins for Weevil fans and milk non-fans. Check it out at hellomerch.com/collections/veronica-mars-investigations.

    This month, VMI is sponsored by:


    Feals, premium CBD delivered to your door. Become a member today at Feals.com/VERONICA and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.
    Defending Jacob, the new Apple TV Plus limited series based on the New York Times bestseller, starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. Open the Apple TV Plus app and watch the first two episodes for free today.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    2.06 Rat Saw God

    2.06 Rat Saw God

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:


    Logan gets arrested for Felix’s murder, is put in a jail cell with his dad, and his house is burned down. Oof!
    Abel Koontz turns up - he needs Veronica to find his daughter Amelia DeLongpre, so he can see her before he dies.
    Amelia took her $3m of Kane fake confession payout, and spent it on international good times - then disappeared in the midst of a foam party in Ibiza.
    Keith loses the sheriff race, but keeps sniffing around the bus crash case - and finds a strange clue in the wreckage.


    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 6: Rat Saw God, and probe such mysteries as Clarence Wiedman’s computer setup, Clarence Wiedman’s dressalike assistant, Clarence Wiedman’s JOKE, Clarence and Veronica’s buddy road trip movie (well in our dreams)... We also wonder about the PCHers’ supposed Panty Club, dads vs dads, Cliff being the best worst lawyer, and Weevil’s tattoo of a dog in a hat.

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-06.

    Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode includes storylines concerning murder, death from cancer, and violence.

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; the logo is by Hrishikesh Hirway; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. The show is distributed by PRX.org.

    Find the show @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and ask for your personalised road trip route around California.

    We also have MERCH - lovely soft Tshirts, and lovely pointy pins for Weevil fans and milk non-fans. Check it out at hellomerch.com/collections/veronica-mars-investigations.

    This month, VMI is sponsored by:


    Feals, premium CBD delivered to your door. Become a member today at Feals.com/VERONICA and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.
    Defending Jacob, the new Apple TV Plus limited series based on the New York Times bestseller, starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell. Open the Apple TV Plus app and watch the first two episodes for free today.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Emma Isabella 126 ,

Amazing

I love both of these ladies and their various podcasts! I am a long time Veronica Mars fan and was so excited to hear this podcast announced. The hosts have awesome banter and play off one another in a delightful way. I give this podcast 5 snickerdoodles nestled into a spirit box out of 5.

PiperPepperSalt ,

Great!

Loved this podcast! Looking forward to season 2!

Motjaba ,

Invested in Investigations

I would like to award both Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman with the Veronica Mars super power of being full named by absolutely everyone *drink!

I’m here for the word play, here for the hunk watch and here for the commentary on pond inspired clothing!

The Lo Down is an amazing addition that indicates that these content creators truly know their genre and the vocalized saxophone outro of this segment has me laughing every time.

I have listened to both hosts’ other projects first and I can truly say that their dynamic together amplifies and compliments their humour, intellect and passion.

Lots of extra bits of information, which makes me believe they have access to Private Eyez or something like it.

I love this podcast and hope that this pair can find more things to collaborate on!

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