34 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
    • 4.6, 198 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 2.08 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
    Special Investigation: Pride and Prejudice

    Special Investigation: Pride and Prejudice

    A LONG TIME AGO ON THE BBC 1995 MINISERIES OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE:


    Bonnets!
    Balls!
    Wet shirt!!!!
    Cousin-marriage?!
    Rude rich boy is into sassy girl with tiny jacket!


    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to recap the BBC 1995 miniseries of Pride and Prejudice, which Jenny had never seen, nor indeed had she experienced Pride and Prejudice in any form. Until Helen made her. Because if Wallace, Jackie, Veronica and Duncan are congregating to watch it in S2E03, then so shall we. Thanks to all of you who joined us to watch together and tweet along! It was a very fun and distracting six hours.

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

    Find the show @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and let us know which other classic TV and film you’d like to simulwatch with us (pleasenotBrigadoonpleasenotBrigadoon).

    We also have MERCH - pins for Weevil fans and milk non-fans, and soft soft Tshirts. Check them 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.

    • 50 min
    2.05 Blast From The Past

    2.05 Blast From The Past

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:


    Veronica and Jackie sort of become friends when Jackie asks Veronica to find out who stole her credit card and bought a load of vanilla-scented candles.
    But they are promptly enemies again when Jackie humiliates Veronica during a televised psychic reading, AND slow-dances with Logan.
    That’s not even the worst thing our blessed Wallace is dealing with this episode, as he reels from the information that for the past 18 years, his mother covered up who his father is.
    The contest is heating up between Sheriff Lamb vs past and maybe future Sheriff Mars, and Lamb has found a way to pin the bus crash on Keith.
    And it’s time for the Homecoming dance - no emotionally cathartic skinnydipping this time, just emotionally painful fallout.


    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 5: Blast From The Past, and consider such mysteries as why it’s kinda pleasing to have Lamb back even though he’s pure awful; what it means to be not the brightest bulb on the bush; and whether it is prudent to google ‘Celebrity Boners and Gaffes’, spoiler no it is not.

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-05.

    Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode includes storylines concerning a bus crash and drug use.

    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 tell us how we’re going to do in the baton-twirling tryouts.

    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.

    • 55 min
    2.04: Green-Eyed Monster

    2.04: Green-Eyed Monster

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS:


    Veronica’s latest client, Julie, is rich pretending to be not rich and hires Veronica to investigate her boyfriend, who she fears is not-rich pretending to be rich - keep up!
    Keith is reluctantly investigating Alicia, who’s lying about a man from her past.
    And Weevil’s earrings are more than very shiny: they’re important to the plot.
    Meg is still in a coma, but nonetheless coming between Veronica and Duncan, who has been visiting her every day.
    But before Veronica can get into that, she needs to get into Meg’s secret laptop before her controlling parents get wind of it.


    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 2 episode 4: Green-Eyed Monster, and delve into such mysteries as how, if you’re on potential engagement/converting to Judaism terms with your beloved, would you not know whose home they live in; why ‘dim sum and then some’ is so very unappetising despite dim sum being on offer; how the hauntedness of a haunted house is measured; how to make an American Girl Doll’s cardigan fit an adult human; and why magical time-travelling shit is always happening in Scotland.

    See more about this episode, and read the transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/2-04.

    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 tell us what you would wish for if you rubbed Weevil’s head and he granted you three wishes.

    We also have new MERCH - a pin for all you Weevilians out there! Shiny as one of his incriminating earrings! 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.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
198 Ratings

198 Ratings

Citizencyborg ,

Just the right amount of skepticism

Look I love Veronica Mars as much as the next girl, but a recap podcast that didn’t acknowledge that most of the time (post season 1) it is a bonkers show that narratively barely holds together, would be doing a disservice to the listeners and the show itself. I love this podcast BECAUSE it takes the good with the bad and Jenny and Helen have shown that they can love something and also point out its obvious flaw. Laughing with/at VMars with them is truly one of my favorite pastimes right now. Can’t get enough!

Mikey Eighty Nine ,

Confusion

I can never tell whether you are being critical of the writing or of the characters. It makes the whole podcast feel condescending, like you’re snidely lowering yourself to even bother talking about Veronica Mars.

100 Watt Walrus ,

Yes, you can love a show and criticize it too

Amazing to me some of the reviews here taking the hosts to taks for actually criticing the show. That's part of ANY fandom. It's possible — I'd argue necessary — to acknowledge a show's flaws and still love it, like the hosts do here. I subscribe to Jenny's and Helen's other shows too, but I think this one's my favorite among them, and it fits right in with my other favorites that also make fun of the shows they love, "The Greatest Generation" and "Who Back When."

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