Bring Backup: A Veronica Mars Podcast

Bring Backup: A Veronica Mars Podcast
A Veronica Mars Podcast

3.01 Welcome Wagon
Oct 15 • 116 min
Hey everyone! Welcome back to Bring Backup, the podcast where we’re watching and discussing every episode of Veronica Mars. We are back with a brand new season, Season 3! Veronica is off to college and we are both so excited to watch her show a whole new…
2.22 Not Pictured
Sep 17 • 104 min
This week we’re discussing the season two finale, “Not Pictured.” This episode is a lot, to say the absolute least. But you know we never say the absolute least, so let’s just get on with it.
2.21 Happy Go Lucky
Sep 3 • 92 min
It’s taking us a little longer than usual, butwe are bearing down on the conclusion of Season 2! This week we’re covering the penultimate episode of season 2, Happy Go Lucky, but unfortunately, Lucky did not seem happy.
2.20 Look Who’s Stalking
Aug 20 • 98 min
This week, we’ve got Look Who’s Stalking, which is a reference to Look Who’s Talking, the 80s movie about the inner monologue of babies. In this episode we get the “years, continents, bloodshed” speech, so obviously there’s a lot to unpack. Email us…
2.19 Never Mind the Buttocks
Aug 6 • 97 min
This week we’re talking Season 2, Episode 19, Never Mind the Buttocks, in which a mooning against a car window is referred to as a Pressed Ham, and we clutch our pearls in horror!
2.18 I Am God
Jul 23 • 107 min
I. Am. God.
2.17 Plan B
Jul 10 • 110 min
This week, we’ve got Season 2, Episode 17 Plan B, and I tell you what, it is a classic Veronica Mars doozy! So much happens, and so many of our faves show up. We get Weevil, Mac and Cassidy, Woody and Gia Goodman, and even the real witness to Logan’s…
2.16 The Rapes of Graff
Jul 2 • 106 min
This week we’ve got a visit from the Arrested Development kids, the return of Troy Vandergraff, and the departure of preteen Hannah. And Sam and Meg missed each other so much, they talk about it all for a very long time!
2.15 The Quick and the Wed
Jun 11 • 82 min
This week we’re discussing Season 2, Episode 15, The Quick and the Wed. Spoiler alert, Sam and Meg hate it. Join us!
BONUS! 2.XX Quarantine Checkin
May 26 • 57 min
Meg and Sam have been on maternity leave, but Meg’s been handling the hard part of that leave! The world is in quarantine! Meg and Sam can’t be in the same room with each other! Join us for this bonus ep, as we catch up on life and try to remember how to…
2.14 Versatile Toppings
Feb 20 • 69 min
This week, we’re talking about Season 2, Episode 14 “Versatile Toppings,” aka, The Return of Corny! Our favorite stoner is back to help Veronica solve the mystery of the pizza boy muggings. But as much as we love Corny, the main mysteries of the episode…
2.13 Ain’t No Magic Mountain High Enough
Feb 11 • 58 min
This week, we’re talking about Season 2, Episode 13 “Ain’t No Magic Mountain High Enough.” We’ve got a super fun mystery-of-the-week, a little side bus crash development happening, and tons of appearances from some of our favorite series regulars.
2.12 Rashard and Wallace Go to White Castle
Feb 6 • 76 min
This episode has something for everyone! And by everyone, I mean us! We’ve got an investigation that focuses on my personal best friend Wallace Fennel, and we’ve got the Weevil/Logan best friendship front and center for Sam. And as a bonus, we get a Java…
2.11 Donut Run
Jan 23 • 84 min
This week we’ve got Season 2, Episode 11, Donut Run, in which we bid fond farewells to Duncan and his love child who gestated in the comatose body of his ex-girlfriend. Donut let the door hit ya on the way out!
2.10 One Angry Veronica
Jan 16 • 59 min
Today we’re discussing Season 2, Episode 10, “One Angry Veronica,” which Sam was dreading watching because she thought she hated it, even though Meg assured her it is a very good episode. How could anyone hate an episode that includes both Leo D’Amato and…
2.09 My Mother, The Fiend
Jan 9 • 85 min
This week’s episode is My Mother, The Fiend, and Veronica is absolutely overwhelmed with babies of both the robot and human variety. And you know what? So are we!
2.08 Ahoy, Mateys!
Jan 2 • 60 min
This week we’re on Season 2, Episode 8 - Ahoy, Mateys! This is the one where Veronica helps her dad solve a case involving her classmate no one has ever heard of - Marcos Oliveros. We also get to hang out with Mac again! And Meg returns to us too in…
2.07 Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner
Dec 26, 2019 • 82 min
Join us this week as we discuss Season 2, Episode 7, Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner. This one actually has nothing to do with Dirty Dancing, and a lot to do with Veronica taking on an investigation involving child abuse. So, if that’s a sensitive topic for…
2.06 Rat Saw God
Dec 12, 2019 • 85 min
This week we’re discussing “Rat Saw God,” which marks the return of SO. MANY. PEOPLE. - Abel Koontz, Aaron Echolls, and even Clarence Wiedman - but the only person I really want to see is my best friend Wallace, and he wasn’t in this episode! But we was…
2.05 Blast from the Past
Dec 5, 2019 • 91 min
This week we’re talking Season 2, Episode 5, Blast From the Past. There’s a lot happening, but you should mostly listen to hear Sam and Meg repeatedly say the phrase “gravy train with biscuit wheels.” It’s a great time!
2.04 Green-Eyed Monster
Nov 28, 2019 • 82 min
This week’s episode is Season 2, Episode 4, “Green-Eyed Monster.” We see Veronica dealing with her jealousy issues, and Sam and Meg dealing with being an adult watching a teen show, and disapproving of several of Veronica’s choices.
2.03 Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang
Nov 21, 2019 • 68 min
This week’s episode is Cheatty Cheatty Bang Band, and it’s mostly about how everyone in the Casablancas household is running some kind of scam.
2.02 Driver Ed
Nov 14, 2019 • 78 min
This week we’ve got Season 2, Episode 2, Driver Ed. Veronica digs into the bus crash investigation, and hangs out in a convenience store with Kevin Smith, while Walllace gets to hang out with Tessa Thompson!
2.01 Normal is the Watchword
Nov 7, 2019 • 70 min
We’re back with Season Two! This season premiere starts off with the beginning of Veronica’s senior year of high school. We get to talk about new cast members: Steve Guttenberg, Tessa Thompson, Krysten Ritter - We discuss Dick and Beaver’s addition to the…
4.08 Years, Continents, Bloodshed
Sep 26, 2019 • 99 min
Now that we’ve reached the final episode of Season 4, there are no spoilers left to keep! That is, until we go back to recap Seasons 2 and 3, but for now it’s open season on every shocking thing that ever happened in Neptune, CA, and y’all, it’s all VERY…
4.07 Gods of War
Sep 19, 2019 • 81 min
We are nearing the end of Season 4 y’all, and things are coming together! All the various metaphorical threads V and Keith have been chasing around the mad bomber come together in the very literal threads of Matty’s string art, and now they’ve got a…
4.06 Entering a World of Pain
Sep 11, 2019 • 78 min
In this episode, Logan finds Maloof’s hacker and teaches him what happens when you fight a stranger in the alps, the bombing investigation takes a million turns, and we see the triumphant return of both the Bring Backup Buffy Watch, AND Clarence Freaking…
4.05 Losing Streak
Sep 5, 2019 • 84 min
In this week’s episode, Veronica fights with Weevil, Leo only shows up via text message, the Mayor is a tripod, and V and Keith both make new friends, but there’s a chance that either or both friends are mass murderers. God, Neptune really is the worst!
4.04 Heads You Lose
Aug 22, 2019 • 86 min
This week we discuss more Dick Casablancas, selfie murder videos, we get - or excuse me, we HAVE - to see Mercer and Tim again, ew. But all of this is boring because the real reason to watch his episode is to see Leo D’Amato, fully grown up suit wearin…
4.03 Keep Calm and Party On
Aug 15, 2019 • 87 min
This episode gives us Veronica dancing to No Scrubs, the return of the Logan Echolls Inspirational Quote, and we even get to see Weevil! But it’s not all fun and games because people also get blown up. Perhaps we should talk about that.
4.02 Chino and the Man
Aug 8, 2019 • 71 min
Today we’re talking Chino and the Man, the second episode of Season 4! In this ep, V and Keith start to investigate the bombing of the Sea Sprite, which means we get to meet tons of new characters, all of who may potentially be murderous bombers. But you…
4.01 Spring Break Forever
Aug 1, 2019 • 74 min
We’re back! And we’re skipping seasons 2 and 3 so that we can talk about season 4 that just dropped on Hulu! This week we’re discussing episode 1: Spring Break Forever. And just to warn you, there will be spoilers from all three of the first seasons, the…
1.22 Leave it to Beaver
Jun 27, 2019 • 84 min
Guess what y’all? Tonight is the night that we finally find out who killed Lilly Kane! Tonight we’re discussing Leave it to Beaver, the season 1 finale! And even though we have been diligently tracking this investigation, they leave us guessing all the…
1.21 A Trip to the Dentist
Jun 20, 2019 • 96 min
This week we’re discussing the penultimate episode of season 1: A Trip to the Dentist. Despite what you may think, this episode is not, in fact, about dental hygiene, but we do get some lovely BFF bonding between Veronica and Wallace. That’s about the…
1.20 M.A.D.
Jun 13, 2019 • 77 min
This week’s episode is M.A.D., the 20th episode out of 22 this season. We are in deep now, folks, and we’re barreling towards some kind of conclusion. Keith’s serving Lianne notice via the classified ads, Clarence Wiedman knows Veronica planted a bug on…
1.19 Hot Dogs
Jun 6, 2019 • 92 min
This week’s episode is Hot Dogs, and HOT DOG is it a crazy one! Duncan’s on the run, Weevil’s busted for breaking into Lilly’s bedroom, Aaron Echolls beats a man, Veronica breaks up with Leo and kisses Logan again, and she still finds time to take down a…
1.18 Weapons of Class Destruction
May 23, 2019 • 88 min
This week, we’re talking about Weapons of Class Destruction, and prior to my most recent viewing, I had forgotten every last thing that happens in this episode, except for the fact that Logan punches Jonathan Taylor Thomas and then he and Veronica KISS!…
1.17 Kanes and Abel’s
May 16, 2019 • 70 min
This week we’re discussing Kanes and Abel’s, and true to the title, we get so much speculation about Lilly’s murder, the Kanes’ potential involvement, and how Abel Koontz fits into all of it. But what’s a Veronica Mars episode without Veronica working…
1.16 Betty and Veronica
May 9, 2019 • 68 min
This week’s episode is Betty and Veronica, and while we get some pretty major movement in the Lilly Kane case, the best part of this episode is obviously that it’s all about Wallace, our favorite best friend, the second best man in Veronica’s life (after…
BONUS! 4.0 Trailer Breakdown
May 2, 2019 • 50 min
We got a surprise trailer drop for Veronica Mars’s Hulu debut, so you know we both dropped all our plans to break it down second by second. FYI - This episode is ~~ SPOILER CITY ~~ ! Do not listen if you haven’t consumed alllllll of Veronica Mars,…
1.15 Ruskie Business
May 2, 2019 • 67 min
Privyet! This episode has it all – from Meg Manning’s secret admirer to Logan’s emotional breakdown.. From Keith getting stalked by the Russian mob to Veronica’s phone blowing up with a crank caller… and let’s not forget A FIRST KISS WITH DEPUTY LEOOOO!…
1.14 Mars vs. Mars
Apr 25, 2019 • 71 min
This week we’ve got our two favs on either side of a case. Veronica is pissed, but Keith seems pretty… unbothered. There are also two side cases, and two big guest starts: Adam Scott and Leighton Meester. Meg announces her plan to become the type of…
1.13 Lord of the Bling
Apr 17, 2019 • 64 min
This week we discuss Lord of the Bling, which originally aired on February 8, 2005. We follow Veronica’s search for the missing daughter of a very scary hip hop mogul, Sam fondly reminisces about doing karaoke to Camron’s “Hey Ma,” and Meg bides her time…
1.12 Clash of the Tritons
Mar 28, 2019 • 67 min
This week we discuss the 12th episode of season one, Clash of the Tritons, but unsurprisingly, we don’t really get too into discussing the Tritons themselves because they’re just a bunch of boring 09ers. We’re more interested in Veronica’s eavesdropping…
1.11 Silence of the Lamb
Mar 21, 2019 • 79 min
On this week’s episode we’re discussing Veronica Mars Season 1 Episode 11, Silence of the Lamb. This is the one where Keith tracks down a serial killer, Aaron Paul makes an appearance as a sweaty creep (perhaps some Jesse Pinkman foreshadowing), Mac…
1.10 An Echolls Family Christmas
Mar 14, 2019 • 53 min
This week’s episode is “An Echolls Family Christmas,” which originally aired on December 14, 2004. This week Logan and Weevil are back together! But then Logan and Duncan break up! And Aaron Echolls gets stabbed! And Veronica confronts Jake Kane! The boys…
1.09 Drinking the Kool-Aid
Mar 7, 2019 • 59 min
This week’s episode is “Drinking the Kool-Aid,” which originally aired on November 30, 2004. We’ll be discussing tech bros who sell their stocks and start a cult, as well as whether or not Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls can play Jackass as well as Logan…
1.08 Like a Virgin
Feb 28, 2019 • 74 min
Today’s episode is “Like a Virgin,” which originally aired on November 23, 2004. This week we’ve got fresh, online purity tests for sale! We meet Wallace’s mom and fall ever more deeply in love with Keith Mars! We meet Meg Manning and Cindy “Mac”…
1.07 The Girl Next Door
Feb 21, 2019 • 58 min
Today’s episode is “The Girl Next Door,” which originally aired on November 9, 2004. In this episode, Veronica’s neighbor, Jessica Chastain, goes missing and V fears the worst as she looks into the rude boyfriend, André. She meanwhile does a lot of…
1.06 Return of the Kane
Feb 7, 2019 • 66 min
Today’s episode is “Return of the Kane,” which originally aired on November 2, 2004. SO. MUCH. HAPPENS. But don’t worry, we make sure to spend a disproportionate amount of time talking about the introduction of Logan’s parents, and how hot they are! We…
1.05 You Think You Know Somebody
Jan 31, 2019 • 75 min
In today’s episode we discuss “You Think You Know Somebody,” which originally aired on October 26, 2004. This episode has got everything - a trip to Tijuana, a former American Gladiator trafficking steroids, and Sam revelling in Troy’s downfall, while…
1.04 Wrath of Con
Jan 24, 2019 • 69 min
In today’s episode, we discuss “Wrath of Con,” which originally aired on October 19, 2004. In this episode, Wallace has a crush on a damsel in distress, and Veronica reluctantly helps out. This somehow leads to Veronica dressing up as an anime character!…
1.03 Meet John Smith
Jan 17, 2019 • 80 min
In today’s episode, we discuss the third episode of season 1, “Meet John Smith,” which originally aired on October 12, 2004. In this episode, Veronica begrudgingly helps out a freshman with a big time crush on her, and we discuss what kids give their…
1.02 Credit Where Credit’s Due
Jan 9, 2019 • 59 min
Today’s episode is “Credit Where Credit is Due,” which originally aired on September 28, 2004. Veronica investigates credit card fraud, and we investigate our newfound love and appreciation for Paris Hilton! Also, Wallace becomes an office aid, a plot…
1.01 Pilot
Jan 2, 2019 • 75 min
Today’s episode is all about the Pilot of Veronica Mars which originally aired September 22, 2004. Veronica conducts a stakeout, we meet Wallace on the flag pole, Keith Mars says, “Who’s your daddy?,” and so much more. On our show, Sam does a solid…
Bring Backup Trailer
Dec 20, 2018 • 1 min
Bring Backup is a weekly rewatch podcast about California teen noir Veronica Mars. Longtime Veronica Mars fans Sam NeSmith and Meg Lindsay will be watching and discussing every episode of the show, beginning with the mystery that started it all, the…