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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 • 355 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: Voluptuous Male Idiot (Play It Again Dick recap)

    VMI: Voluptuous Male Idiot (Play It Again Dick recap)

    A LONG TIME AGO ON THE VERONICA MARS SPIN-OFF WEB SERIES PLAY IT AGAIN DICK:
    Ryan Hansen persuades the CW suits to let him make a pilot for a Dick Casablancas spin-off show.
    So then he has to persuade the Veronica Mars actors to come back to reprise their roles...
    And then they all film Private Dick! Wherein Dick Casablancas is a private detective investigating the murders of several beloved Veronica Mars characters.
    There are masks! Punchings! Sexytimes! Pull-ups! Ghost Cassidy Casablancas! And bikinis as funeral-wear!
    And a catchphrase that never really takes off?
    Oh and a big dance number. Twice.

    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate the official but non-canonical Veronica Mars spin-off web series Play It Again, Dick, and contemplate such mysteries as why Madison Sinclair is the MVP of the piece, how there is so much filler in such a short show, and why the CW didn't commission a Wallace'n'cookies-focused spin-off The Great Wallace Bake-Off.

    Content note:Play It Again, Dick contains racist jokes and references to rape and suicide.

    For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/piad. And to keep posted about what's coming up on the show, follow @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and sign up for our mailing list at vmipod.com/vmimail.

    Next episode, our resident legal expert Lo Dodds will be LoDowning all the crimes that take place in Home Alone, so join us back on the pod for that mid-November!

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs.

    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.

    Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor episodes of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by:

    • If I Go Missing, The Witches Did It, a new thriller podcast where true crime and witchcraft meet! Listen to it wherever you obtained this podcast and at realm.fm.
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    • 1 hr
    VMI 1.01 Pilot: the RErecap

    VMI 1.01 Pilot: the RErecap

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS: 

    • We meet Veronica Mars! High school detective with tiny jackets and flowbee hair, plus a heartbreak, an absent mother, a murdered best friend and a rape to deal with.
    • We meet Logan Echolls, a rich boy with a rage problem.
    • We meet Duncan Kane, a human screensaver.
    • We meet Wallace Fennel, taped to a flagpole then recruited to do Veronica’s bidding for the next several years. Wallace, we have seen the future and you should run! Now! Run!
    • We meet Sheriff Lamb, local law enforcement with bad jokes and even worse morals.
    • And we meet Keith Mars, disgraced ex-sheriff, private investigator and dad of the century - but why’s he being so weird about Veronica surveilling beige billionaire Jake Kane?

    Join Jenny Owen Youngs, Helen Zaltzman and Sheriff Hrishikesh Hirway to reinvestigate Veronica Mars season 1 episode 1: Pilot, and to dive into such mysteries as why Sheriff Lamb sniffs Wallace, whether Veronica can learn from books by osmosis, what the hell Brits are doing making faces out of meat, why is Weevil wearing a polo shirt when IT COULD HAVE BEEN A HENLEY, and why wearing Speedos with a shirt is somehow more naked than just Speedos.

    You can hear our original recap, the first ever episode of VMI two years ago, at VMIpod.com/1-01.

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

    For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/1-01rerecap. And to keep posted about what's coming up on the show, follow @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and sign up for our mailing list at vmipod.com/vmimail. Next up, we'll be recapping the Dick Casablancas spin-off Play It Again, Dick - so watch that then join us back on the pod mid-October!

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs. Lo Dodds brings us the LoDown.

    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.

    Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor episodes of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by:

    • Dead Air, a new mystery podcast from Realm where podcasters have to investigate the murder of a horse heiress. Listen to it wherever you obtained this podcast and at realm.fm.
    • Girlfriend Collective, sustainable, ethically made, size-inclusive activewear made from recycled trash. Get $25 off your purchase of $100 or more when you shop at girlfriend.com/veronica.
    • Dipsea, the app full of sexy stories and somnolent soundscapes. Get an extended 30 day free trial at DipseaStories.com/veronica.

     

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Q&A and LoDown Special

    Q&A and LoDown Special

    Join Jenny Owen Youngs, Helen Zaltzman and our resident legal expert Lo Dodds to answer your questions, and find out all about why you shouldn't represent yourself in court, what you have to do to get a jury trial or a marriage license, whether Veronica has sadness-clothes, and whether showrunners could stop mining the traumas of young female characters for drama.

    Our next episode will be our rerecap of the pilot - join us to simulwatch one of the finest episodes of television of our lifetimes on 28 August 2021, at 10pm UK time, 5pm ET, 2pm PT - or breakfast-time on the 29 August for all you Australian heroes. We will be livetweeting at twitter.com/VMIpod, and using the hashtag #VMIwatch.

    After that, our Veronica Mars Investigating will be done, but the pod won't be! For updates about what we'll be recapping next, and to watch along with us, sign up to our mailing list at vmipod.com/vmimail, and follow @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/lodown-special. 

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs. 

    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.

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    • 40 min
    VMI second birthday celebrations!

    VMI second birthday celebrations!

    Join Jenny Owen Youngs, Helen Zaltzman and our resident legal expert Lo Dodds to celebrate the completion of the second year of Veronica Mars Investigations, with a parade of outtakes - about what happens to police dogs when they retire, how old is too old to join the FBI, gambling with pasta, and the very real dangers of huffing petrol (especially at any point in time since the Great Depression).

    Also! We have news about what we’ll be doing for the grand finale of Veronica Mars Investigations! We will be ending at the beginning, with a rerecap of the pilot - and before we do, we want to watch it with YOU. Join us to simulwatch one of the finest episodes of television of our lifetimes on 28 August 2021, at 10pm UK time, 5pm ET, 2pm PT - or breakfast-time on the 29 August for all you Australian heroes. We will be livetweeting at twitter.com/VMIpod, and using the hashtag #VMIwatch.

    For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/second-birthday. 

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs. 

    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.

    Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor one of the few remaining episodes of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads.

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TWQYZDRGZUGH8&source=url

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    • 27 min
    Veronica Mars Investigations Investigations season 4

    Veronica Mars Investigations Investigations season 4

    Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman are joined again by Special Agent LaToya Ferguson to investigate Veronica Mars season 4 and try to solve its many remaining mysteries, including (but not limited to): who is the fifth lady of Veronica Mars? Will we ever get more Veronica Mars, and in which forms? Why has it taken so long for Veronica to have a fun night out?? Was Logan fridged? What IS 'fridged'? And was Jane The Therapist the criminal mastermind behind all of it???

    Content note:Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode includes discussions referring to murder, rape and violence. 

    For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/investigations4. 

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs. 

    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.

    Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor one of the remaining episodes of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    VMI 4.08 Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    VMI 4.08 Years, Continents, Bloodshed

    A LONG TIME AGO ON VERONICA MARS: 
    A thing happens that turned the Marshmallows into Burnt Marshmallows, turned Veronica into a widow, and turned our twitter mentions into a shitshow whenever we said anything even slightly critical of Logan. But before that: this season wraps up some plots!
    Dodie and Alonzo behead Richard Casablancas, with Matty looking on, and Clyde smiling the tiniest hint of a smile, even pauses on eating his sandwich for a moment.
    Matty sells the Maloof ring to fund the reopening of the Sea Sprite, the only bit left of the Old Neptune boardwalk, because Big Dick’s plans to gentrify the town still happened even with him gone.
    Keith’s medical problems are solved offscreen - just a bad combination of meds! He’s back to Keithing around! Although he has to dump Clyde as a friend, although we thought he already did that last episode? Is it our memory that is on the blink?
    Denouement time: Penn’s the bomber! Or is it murderhead Don? No, he’s a last minute red herring, albeit a herring that has been murdered in an abandoned power plant and made to look like a suicide, and the bomber is definitely Penn and the Marses are stuck in a remote location with him - wait, wasn’t that last episode? Seriously got to get the doctor to check our memory...
    Tick tick tick can the Marses find the limerick bomb in time? Yes! Keith is the town hero once more, after defusing the bomb Penn had planted at Kane high school. 
    But oh no, that’s not Penn’s last limerick or his last bomb; and after a quick pitstop for a Loganica wedding, Chekhov’s “don’t forget to move your car for street cleaning” blows up and takes Logan with it.
    And Veronica, at last, goes to therapy, and leaves Neptune.

    Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars season 4 episode8: Years, Continents, Bloodshed, and get stuck into such mysteries as why the show didn't choose Jenny's sexier alternative ending, or Lo's sexier abandoned power plant, or Helen's Big Dickier decor for Big Dick’s house.

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

    For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast’s official site http://VMIpod.com/4-08. 

    We have completed our recapping of Veronica Mars, but the pod isn't over yet! Go to vmipod.com/investigations to send us questions for Special Agent LaToya Ferguson to deal with in the impending end-of-season loose-ends-tying episode, as well as for Lo about legal stuff, and Jenny and Helen about any other business you are curious about.

    This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs. Lo Dodds brings us the LoDown.

    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.

    Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor one of the remaining episodes of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads.

    Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TWQYZDRGZUGH8&source=url

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    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
355 Ratings

355 Ratings

shannersjwilson ,

Funny and brilliant

I’m a longtime fan of VM, and was thrilled to discover this podcast earlier this year. So fun and witty, and the energy between Helen and Jenny is fantastic.

Sonomarina ,

Total Mars Nerdfest

Deep dives into every possible detail of this great TV show. The sharp, witty hosts keep me entertained with their commentary on everything from costumes, music, characters, social class to Southern California culture- nothing is left out

fallpartykate ,

Love it!

Found this podcast from listeing to Jenny on Buffering

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