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Utterly Nonsense

Utterly Nonsense

By Barely Irish Productions
Arriving at the table with our thoughts locked and loaded, we shoot from the hip at a multitude of topics, predominantly in the realms of comic book and science fiction media. It's not news; it's nonsense.
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#93 - WB Shake-up! Batgirl Dumped, The Flash Vanishing, & The Rock's DC?
Everyone's favorite media company is amidst a reckoning as finished films are shelved, multiple series are cancelled and/or ended, executives and staff are shown the door, and the ROCK takes over! Well, that last part was an exaggeration but here's a fact: we're talking about news again, in the usual nonsensical way which we're known for by tens of people! Will it be a recurring thing once more? Check out the episode and find out. All links available on
August 08, 2022
#92 - Thor 4, Ms. Marvel, & SDCC Reveals
Did we love Thor: Love and Thunder or was it a blunder? Was the Ms. Marvel series a CW-level teen drama? What was all that comic-con Marvel business about? Once again, we talk all things Marvel on this episode. As a heads up, we had some technical issues with the audio recording, but rest assured we are currently searching for a padded cell that Jack can record all future episodes in. Find all the links on
August 05, 2022
#91 - A MultiVersus Mulling of Madness
Warner Bros' new brawler game not named Warner Brawlers or Smash Warners has now unofficially but officially released as an "open beta." We had a chance to play it early, so now we can tell you, per the usual, our deepest thoughts, feelings, opinions, and expel copious amounts of hot gas in the form of rants no one wanted to hear. Also, we talk briefly about the recent Rolling Stone Snyder Cut article. Check out all the links on
July 26, 2022
#90 - Superman & Lois Goes Full CW, Obi-Wan Gets Shook
As we predicted a year ago, the 2nd season of the CW's Superman series unfortunately fell back on the network's staple tropes. In other news, the new Star Wars series "Obi-Wan Kenobi" was a series. Our thoughts, reactions, and tangential rants, as always, on this week's episode. Visit for more. Note: Paulie Walnuts actor Tony Sirico passed away the day after we recorded this episode. No disrespect was intended.
July 11, 2022
#89 - Young Justice Phantoms: A Forgettable Fourth Season?
That's right, back to talking about DC again. Will we ever cover anything that isn't Marvel or DC? Maybe at some point, we'll just have to wait and see. Not today though, because this episode we have a spoilers discussion about the latest season of Young Justice and whether the move to streaming-only has affected its quality. Find all our links at
June 14, 2022
#88 - Doctor Strange-love in the Spoilerverse of Nonsense
Spoiler! It's yet another Marvel review. The cycle repeats: we give our reactions, thoughts, theories, predictions, asides, struggle to not shout over each other, and go on unrelated rants about The Flash. Could there be another universe where we ever stay on topic? Find out on this episode! Check out all links at
May 23, 2022
#87 - Moon Knight: Just A Legion Rip-Off?
This week it's yet another episode about a Marvel series on Disney Plus, but this time the series is a bit more dissociated from the MCU continuity than the rest. Was the Oscar Isaac-led solo outing a potential new trendsetter for future Marvel projects? Listen now and find out! All links available on
May 17, 2022
#86 - It’s Morbin’ Time.
Was Morbius really that bad? It's the newest entry in Sony's Spider-less Cinematic Universe; it's not Venom, it's Morbius! This week, we discuss Jared Leto's latest role as a comic book character gone batty, and whether this film is actually as much of a dud as critic ratings have portrayed. Find all our links at
April 25, 2022
#85 - THE Batman 2022: Another Reboot Review
This episode we talk about the new superhero film from Warner Bros. Surprise, it's about Batman! Again. Was it the best one yet, or another entry in an endless stream of comic book movies that we'll forget about by the time they move onto the next reboot in 5 years? Find out on this week's podcast. Check us out on
March 18, 2022
#84 - Catching Up With: Super & Lois, Peacemaker, Bobalorian and More
Capes, mercenaries, and bounty hunters... the mission this week is to get up to speed on what we've been watching since the end of last year, and as is standard practice, to discuss our reactions, predictions, and of course go on plenty of rants.
February 08, 2022
#83 - The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Retrospective
With the release of Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the game now considered to be a completed project by Nintendo, it was time for us to take a long, nostalgic look back on the series and our respective experiences playing through each iteration, including what we thought of all the DLC fighters as well as who we wished could have made it into the roster, but were ultimately left out. Cover art by: All our links:
November 25, 2021
#82 - Halloween Special V: KILLS & CARNAGE!
This year, there will be carnage when Halloween kills Utterly Nonsense! Evil comes home again as we review the sequel to the latest reboot of the Michael Myers saga, in addition to the second installment of Sony's Venom film series. Were our predictions from 3 years ago accurate, and have our opinions changed since then? Find out on this episode of the podcast. Check out for links to all our platforms, and if you like the show, give us a rating on Apple Podcasts!
October 27, 2021
#81 - What If... We Dig On Marvel Multiverses?
Alien rings, a trip through time with Tom Hiddleston, and a series of questions that lead to different worlds. As you probably guessed, we're talking about Shang-Chi, Loki, and What IF in a single Marvel-themed episode focused on connecting the dots of where the MCU could be heading with the introduction of the multiverse concept, and whether or not it's still exciting after seeing the whole alternate-Earth idea played out with DC's television shows. Check out for links to all our platforms, and if you like the show, give us a rating on Apple Podcasts!
October 06, 2021
#80 - Superman & Lois Season One: Finale Review
The CW's take on the Man of Steel has aired its full first season, which naturally means it's time for us to get straight into it about how the series held up throughout all its episodes thus far, and whether the finale delivered a satisfying climax to what was a highly promising start.
August 26, 2021
#79 - James Gunn's THE Suicide Squad: Better or Worse than 2016?
Years after the whole fiasco that was Gunn's firing by Marvel and subsequent hiring by DC (and then re-hiring by Marvel), the long-awaited quasi-reboot/semi-sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad has finally come out in theaters and on HBO Max. In this episode we discuss our thoughts on the Troma alum's take on the property, character moments that stood out, the not-so subtle themes, background details, and more.
August 12, 2021
#78 - Was Black Widow Worth The Wait?
We're back it again reviewing another installment of the MCU, and this time it's the long-awaited solo outing for the series' most popular female Avenger... post mortem. Did Scarlett Johansson's late heroic alter ego get a fair shake at leaving her mark on the franchise, or did the film lose its bite due to excessive sterilization of the intended darker undertones in addition to numerous delays resulting from the pandemic? Find out on this episode! Check us out at
July 20, 2021
#77 - We BROKE QUARANTINE to Discuss Nonsense!
Reaching what finally seems to be the tail end of a year-long pandemic, we convened once again to talk about Zack Snyder zombies, Marvel trailers no one is interested in, and a couple DC shows.
June 09, 2021
#76 - What Do We THINK About INVINCIBLE?
Departing from our usual cycle of covering DC and Marvel properties, this time we're talking Amazon's newest R-rated and animated superhero series, Invincible. Is it really as good as critics have been saying, and of course, how does it compare to the source material from Image Comics? As always, these questions and more answered on this episode. All links on
June 04, 2021
#75 - Mortal Kombat '21: Flawless Victory or Franchise Fatality?
MORTAL KOMBAT is once again a new film in theaters, and we've kome to test its might. How well does it utilize the now vast amount of source material from the games, and how does it kompare to the original movie version from 1995 and the web series from 2011/2013? Also, who the hell is Cole Young and why does anyone care? Get all the details on this episode.
May 03, 2021
#74 - Captain The Falcon and The Winter Yadda, Yadda Yadda
The Mike, The Jack, and The CJ unite once again to review, rant, rave, rage, and ramble about the newest Marvel series to stream on Disney+. As you would likely expect, they explore how it compares to WandaVision, draws on elements from the comic books, and what its implications are for the inevitable next 40 installments of the MCU. Find all our social media and alternative platforms on:
April 30, 2021
#73 - The MonsterVerse Crossover: Godzilla vs Kong Review
Two titans collide as we're joined on the mic by Mike and Mike from the Mikes on Mics podcast to talk all about this year's biggest Celebrity Deathmatch - King Kong vs Godzilla! No, not the 1962 one, the 2021 one... well, both actually, but mostly the new one. Expect a large dose of trivia, rambling, questions, and of course nonsense. Follow Mikes on Mics @mikesonmics_podcast on Instagram. Check out all our links on
April 10, 2021
#72 - Zack Snyder's Justice League v Josstice League
At long last, the Snyder Cut of Justice League has been RELEASED! Thus, it was time for us to come together once again and discuss it in all its 4-hour long glory, detailing our likes, dislikes, and how it overall compares to the Whedon-directed theatrical version. Links to all our various social media and podcasting platforms can be found on Follow our new Vero account:
March 21, 2021
#71 - A WandaVision of the Future MCU - Finale Review
The first streaming series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has aired its finale, and naturally that means we must discuss it! Per the usual, we compare how the show stacked up to our expectations going in and get into the nitty gritty details of how it draws from the comics, connects to the rest of the MCU, and what it's potentially setting up for future film entries in the franchise. To see the full list of links to our other platforms, head to
March 09, 2021
#70 - Superman's Return to TV: Did It Land or Fall Flat?
We're stepping once again into the CW's Arrowverse, but this time it's SUPERMAN who's taking center stage. Does this new family drama driven outing fall victim to the many tropes typical to the network's usual fare, or does it show promise that it could become a new mainstay series for DC properties on television? We're discussing these questions as well as our usual plot analysis, detailed nitpicks, and predictions on this 70th episode of the podcast. Find us on all podcasting and social media platforms by visiting our website:
February 28, 2021
#69 - Utterly Nonsense Gets CANCELLED?!
We've spouted a lot of nonsense over the years, and it was only a matter of time before we got cancelled for it. Now, that time has arrived, because we're talking all about how cancel culture itself needs to be cancelled, and it's undoubtedly going to offend somebody who might hold a grudge. Send us a message: Check out
January 14, 2021
#68 - Good Riddance 2020! Year-End Round Up
It's the final podcast of 2020, and this time we live-streamed it on camera! On this hefty year-end episode, we talked about a whole mess of things, including the huge list of upcoming Disney+ projects, spoilers from The Mandalorian finale, the whole Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco, Left 4 Dead 3 (seriously), and the big HBO Max 2021 announcement. Settle in and get ready for a completely unrefined nonsense-fest. Check out our YouTube and Twitch channels to watch the full livestream! Find all our links at
December 23, 2020
#67 - The Mandalorian is the Future of Star Wars, & HBO Max vs Disney+
The war of the streaming services has begun as we discuss the recent decision by Warner Bros to release Wonder Woman 1984 directly to HBO Max this Christmas to compete with Disney+, which along with its own upcoming major releases, serves as home to what could potentially be a new hope for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Follow & Subscribe:
November 26, 2020
#66 - Halloween Special 2020
It's our fourth late-October spine-chilling seasonal special, but this time the most terrifying thing about it is we didn't have any idea what to do before hitting record. How did we manage to scare up an hour's worth of conversation? Listen and find out! Find us on all the platforms at
October 31, 2020
#65 - Top 5s: Avatar The Last Airbender Episodes
In this boulder of an episode, we reconvene to once again talk about one of our absolute favorite tv shows, and this time around, break down each of our personal top 5 episodes. Dig your feet into the ground and listen up, it's gonna be a rocky ride. Album art by: Find all our links at!
October 03, 2020
#64 - Belated DC FanDome Hot Takes
You didn't think we'd forget, did you? Yes, we're talking about DC, yet again, this time to give our thoughts on what was shown during the brand's new digital comic-con-like event last month. Stay tuned, there's more nonsense coming soon. Check us out at
September 29, 2020
#63 - Avatar The Last Airbender: As Good As We Remember?
This week we emerge from the iceberg we've been trapped in to talk all about the Avatar series (the good one). Is it still as good as we remember? Is the sequel series a worthy successor? Was that one time they tried to make it into live action really a horrible mess that should never be repeated despite the fact that Netflix is going to try it again anyway? Find out the answers to these questions on this episode. Check us out at
August 18, 2020
#62 - Another DC Episode: The Snyder Cut, HBO Max, & DCTV Reviews
The time has finally come to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut! This week we go over the major announcement from HBO and what it could mean for the future of the DCUniverse streaming service, and then give our thoughts on the most recent seasons of a few Arrowverse shows. Check us out on all the platforms:
June 09, 2020
#61 - Random News: Quarantine Edition
Got nothing better to do? Neither do we! So we talked about a variety of things including news about the Joe Rogan Podcast, some TV news and controversy, and a bit of gaming news, as well as a follow up on how we've been passing the time since the last episode. Find Utterly Nonsense anywhere:
May 22, 2020
#60 - The Days The Earth Stood Still
Catching up with what's been going since the start of the quarantine, we discuss the recent release of the new Animal Crossing, give some final thoughts on Star Trek Picard, and share how we've each been personally coping with the lockdown. Follow Utterly Nonsense on any platform:
May 01, 2020
#59 - What Makes A Good Video Game Movie?
An old friend returns to compare notes on the Sonic the Hedgehog movie and explore the topic of what can make a film adaptation of a video game actually good. Follow Utterly Nonsense on any platform:
February 27, 2020
#58 - Ranting About: Rise of Skywalker, Picard & More
This week we finally have a meeting of the minds on the Star Wars sequel trilogy, discuss the current states of the DCEU's latest shot in the dark and Star Trek Picard, then speculate on the future of Crash Bandicoot. Check out Utterly Nonsense anywhere:
February 15, 2020
#57 - CRISIS on Infinite Finale (Parts 4-5)
Today we close out our multi-part coverage of the big CW crossover by recapping crucial events, giving our critiques, asking questions that are bound to go on unanswered, and drawing the usual comparisons to the comic book source material. Check us out on any platform:
January 28, 2020
#56 - The Top 10s of the 2010s
In honor of the decade's passing, we look back on the most memorable superhero, science fiction, and action films of the past 10 years. It's our very first New Year's Spectacular! Follow us anywhere:
December 31, 2019
#55 - CRISIS On Infinite Plot Holes (Parts 1-3)
The first 3 parts to DCTV's #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths crossover are out; the paragons of nonsense are here to face the challenge of finding every wink to the audience and nod to past DC properties, as well as give an honest run down of how well the episodes actually played out. Follow us anywhere:
December 17, 2019
#54 - Lead-In To Crisis On Infinite Earths
The Crisis has begun! Today we round up all the news of this past week, then delve deep into #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths lore to prepare for the DCTV mega-crossover. Crisis talk begins at the 27:00 minute mark. Follow us anywhere:
December 07, 2019
#53 - Why It's A Good Thing to Complain
When the fans come together to speak out, it's in the studios' best interest to listen. On this episode we discuss #ReleasetheSnyderCut, #SonicMovie, and Terminator's #DarkFate. Follow for updates:
November 20, 2019
#52 - That Which Scares Us (Halloween Special 3)
It's our third Hallow's Eve podcast, and we're taking you on a harrowing journey through the ages as we discuss what makes horror great, and what makes horror films great. Follow for updates:
October 31, 2019
#51 - How Bout Another Joke, Murray
Put on a happy face, because we're reviewing Todd Phillips's #JokerMovie, the season premiere of #Batwoman, and briefly anticipate what's to come for the CW's #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths. Follow for updates:
October 21, 2019
#50 - Life After Endgame
It's our 50th episode, and not all of us will make to the end this time. We give our Rambo Last Blood and Swamp Thing trailer reactions followed by a lengthy speculation as to what direction the Marvel Cinematic Universe will take moving forward.
June 02, 2019
#49 - The Trouble With Time Travel
This week we get chronologically confused as we react to the new trailers for Terminator Dark Fate and Star Trek Picard, the season 4 finale of Legends of Tomorrow, and a possible crucial plot point revealed by EW for Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
May 24, 2019
#48 - The Good, The Bad, and The Cancelled
Talking spoilers on the Flash finale and what's potentially in store for the next DCTV crossover, a sad report on The Tick series, a glad report on the Picard series, and some Bat-related news.
May 17, 2019
#47 - Gotta Go Fast
Today we answer the question of the week: what the hell is up with that Sonic trailer? We also get into the possible ramifications of the events from Endgame, the newly announced Ghost Rider series, and the current state of Star Trek.
May 03, 2019
#46 - Avengers Endgame Full Review & Discussion
Today we express our thoughts on the most monumental cinematic superhero event in history, 11 years and 22 films in the making.
April 29, 2019
#45 - Shazam Review, Star Wars Leaks, Disney Discussions
The nerd crew gives their honest opinions of Shazam, addresses some undoubtedly outdated and probably inaccurate Star Wars leaks, goes over the list of Marvel shows officially announced for Disney+, and provide thoughts on the recent trailers for Lion King and Aladdin.
April 12, 2019
#44 - Peele's Twilight Zone, Snyder Cut "Done", Joker Trailer
On this lengthier than usual podcast, we give full disclosure on our thoughts about the first episode of Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone, discuss the Snyder Cut news, the Joaquin Phoenix Joker trailer, and a bit about the Black Widow movie, and respond to comments from our most controversial video.
April 05, 2019
#43 - Captain Marvel Retrospective, Terminator 6, Alita 2
This week we take yet another look at how Captain Marvel's been doing before warping into an upcoming cosmic MCU entry, check Shazam's critic ratings and the status of the next Terminator film, and draw some parallels with Alita Battle Angel's box office numbers.
March 29, 2019
#42 - Gunn Regains Guardians, DC & Marvel's Possible Future
Discussing whether James Gunn's rehiring at Marvel may lead to a new bridge with DC, WB's future plans for the DCEU, Quentin Tarantino's 9th film, how X-Men could factor into the MCU, and a possible main villain for season 6 of The Flash.
March 22, 2019
#41 - Female-Led Tentpoles, Endgame Trailer, DC Rumors
After finally seeing this year's two biggest female-led action films, we compare and contrast our takeaways, go over what stuck out to us in the latest Avengers 4 trailer, address the newest DCEU rumor, and briefly rehash a crossover topic.
March 15, 2019
#40 - DCTV Shakeup, Captain Marvel Critics, & Brand Loyalty
Jon is joined by special guest Mike to talk about the recent news of Arrow ending after a short eighth season, the rumors surrounding the future of the other Arrowverse shows, the current critic ratings for Captain Marvel, and the pitfalls of having brand loyalty.
March 08, 2019
#39 - CBS Sci-Fi, Kevin Feigi Comments, Harbour's Hellboy
 Today we cross over into familiar dimensions as we discuss Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone revival, Star Trek Discovery, the last Orville episode, Kevin Feigi's statements about Captain Marvel, the new Dark Phoenix trailer, and David Harbour's Hellboy. 
March 01, 2019
#38 - Netflix, Nostalgia, & Feminist Critics
This week we cover the fate of Marvel shows on Netflix, another installment of a popular crossover, another revival of a once popular franchise, a potential solo venture for a Star Wars character, and the political double standard with female-led films.
February 22, 2019
#37 - DC News and Dark Phoenix Woes
Talking Aquaman 2 and the Trench spinoff, what's going on with Dark Phoenix, Captain Marvel vs Shazam, the newly announced TMNT Batman animation, and Doom Patrol.
February 15, 2019
#36 - DCTV's Elseworlds: Prelude to Crisis On Infinite Earths
Now that the CW's latest DC crossover special has come and gone, CJ and Jon discuss the standout moments, some flaws, and the next big step in the Arrowverse continuity.
December 14, 2018
#35 - DCTV's Elseworlds: Everything You Need To Know
In anticipation of the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event, we discuss all the details you need to know before it airs on Sunday.
December 08, 2018
#34 - Talking About Ourselves
What's the deal with all this nonsense? Jon and CJ recant how the channel got started and discuss the major influences that shaped their interests.
November 21, 2018
#33 - In Memory of Stan Lee
In honor of Stan Lee's passing, Jon and CJ review his contribution to the world of comics and media while also speculating what the future of the MCU may be in a post-Stan cameo era. 
November 16, 2018
#32 - The Halloween Special 2
In this second Utterly Nonsense Halloween Special, Jon and Mike analyze the two franchise hits of October 2018, and the inevitable possibility of sequels.
October 28, 2018
#31 - The James Gunn Fiasco
After being fired from Marvel, James Gunn has been hired at DC to write (and possibly direct) Suicide Squad 2. We discuss what led up to this point and the outlook for the sequel film in light of this development.
October 11, 2018
#30 - DC News: 3 Jokers, Black Label, Static's Return
After a brief hiatus, we're back with guess what... more news about DC, as per the usual. This time we discuss the start of a new print label and the return of an old one, what this means for the future of some well known DC properties, and explore a theory about the Joker's identity.
September 13, 2018
#29 - Hollywood Reboots 80's Sci-Fi
Serve the public crap, protect the shareholders, uphold the copyright law; Jon and CJ discuss Hollywood's latest prime directive to bring back old school sci-fi/action franchises, including Terminator, Robocop, Predator, Alien, and more. "If it sells, we can profit."
August 14, 2018
#28 - What Disney's Getting From the Fox Deal
It's official - Disney's about to own a huge chunk of 20th Century Fox and its various properties... Jon Cags and CJ De Leo go in-depth to discuss what Disney is getting out of the deal, and why Sony might be next.
August 09, 2018
#27 Part 2 - SDCC 2018: All the Other Stuff
The San Diego Comic Con 2018 special continues! In this part, we're breaking down the new trailers for Godzilla, The Orville, Star Trek Discovery, Steven Universe, and more.
July 26, 2018
#27 Part 1 - SDCC 2018: All the DC Stuff
San Diego Comic Con has come to a close, so it's time for us to discuss the good stuff! Breaking down the announcements into two parts, first we go deep into DC's biggest reveals, including what gave us hope and what gave us bad gas.
July 25, 2018
#26 - How to Save the DCEU
WB's DC Films franchise has so far largely failed to meet the expectations of fans and critics alike. On this episode of the podcast, we break down how the DCEU has failed, and what can be done to save it.
July 20, 2018
#25 - Disney Star Wars Controversy
In the aftermath of the disappointing box office returns on the latest work of Disney's Star Wars franchise, Jon Cags, CJ De Leo, and Eric Barlow examine the root causes of Star Wars's shortcomings, and what Disney can do to improve.
July 04, 2018
#24 - Fallout 76: Everything You Need to Know
The whole nonsense crew gather to discuss Fallout 76 and the legend, lore, and future of the doomed, retro-cultured society that is the world of the Fallout series.
June 25, 2018
#23 - E3 2018: Everything You Need to Know
Get the scoop on all the stand-out reveals from 2018's E3 conference, including: Anthem, Halo Infinite, Devil May Cry 5, Just Cause 4, Kingdom Hearts 3, Smash Bros Ultimate, & more.
June 21, 2018
#22 - Reviewing The Flash Season 4
After doing some thinking, we decided to divulge our unfiltered thoughts on the fourth season of The Flash while examining the results of a few polls we ran on Twitter. Warning: the audio came out messy due to some dark matter interference caused by an incident at Star Labs.
June 12, 2018
#21 - Dishing on Deadpool 2 | Audio-Only Debut
Welcome to Utterly Nonsense. In our first audio-only episode, we go deep into spoiler territory on Deadpool 2 while discussing how well it stacked up to the first film. Episodes 1-20 are available exclusively on our YouTube channel, check it out:
June 04, 2018