Podcast

Just Us Weirdos

Strange superpowers start emerging among a group of pre-teens from Quadropolis, and they’re going to have to figure out how to use them to save the city. It starts as a simple effort to become the sidekick of the local superhero, but these kids discover a role that goes far beyond sidekick. Listen as they uncover villains, find creative ways to use their powers, and realize that titles “hero” and “villain” are more complicated than they first seem.

Episodes

  • Issue 24: The Secret Origin of Fish out of Water (Part 2)

    May 19 2019

    Issue 24: The Secret Origin of Fish out of Water (Part 2) Listen Now! Speaking of Aquaman... wait, was someone actually talking about Aquaman? Oh no -- we are! Gaffer Sam is punishing us for missing an episode by making us... compliment... this "hero." Later, in the episode, we find out what happens when a Binary Consolidated AI takes over a nuclear submarine with 3 kids on it! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best exper...more

  • Issue 23: The Secret Origin of Fish out of Water (Part 1)

    May 12 2019

    Issue 23: The Secret Origin of Fish out of Water (Part 1) Listen Now! OK, I guess if they made a feature film out of Aquaman, we should at least TRY to tell our aquatic avenger's heroic journey tale. Tune in for this two-part origin story to learn how Jules Jones became Fish Out of Water! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! ...more

  • Issue 22: Jefferson “Gigajoule” Jones

    Apr 28 2019

    Issue 22: Jefferson “Gigajoule” Jones Listen Now! How do you escape the world's most powerful corporation when your secret lair is a treehouse and you're not even old enough to drive? Find out if Jules' parents are really as cool as he thinks they are in this week's episode! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! ...more

  • Issue 21: The Treehouse of JUSTICE!!!

    Apr 16 2019

    Issue 21: The Treehouse of JUSTICE!!! Listen Now! Dagny, Kirby, and Jules hide out in the treehouse at the Jones family home. Kirby wants to plan as a team, but Dagny pursues her own plans involving Mrs. New-Text-Message ... er, Mrs. Pawnson. The kids are interrupted first by the kindly Dr. Jones, who brings them lemonade -- then by something more sinister! We're continuing with shorter episodes this season to better fit your listening habits. Let us know what you think at hero@justusw...more

  • Issue 20: Won-Dar Undies

    Apr 07 2019

    Issue 20: Won-Dar Undies Listen Now! ITGirl, Baninja, and Fish Out Of Water catch their breath in an old Kurmoto communication center in the city storm tunnels. But they can't stay hidden from Binary Consolidated forever -- and they can't go out in public with their compromised identities. We're experimenting with shorter episodes this season to better fit your listening habits. Let us know what you think at hero@justusweridos.com BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, ...more

  • Issue 19: Sewer Chase!

    Mar 31 2019

    Issue 19: Sewer Chase! Listen Now! Welcome to Season 2! We pick up right where Season 1 left off. ITGirl, Baninja, and Fish Out Of Water have regained consciousness and/or hearing, and now flee under Quadropolis from the searching mechanical eyes of Gwennifer Work at Binary Consolidated! We're experimenting with shorter episodes this season to better fit your listening habits. Let us know what you think at hero@justusweridos.com BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and ...more

  • Issue 18: There Are No Heroes – Part 2

    Feb 02 2019

    Issue 18: There Are No Heroes – Part 2 Listen Now! Part 2 of the season finale. All the Weirdos show up to to stop NSE/Genesis from destroying the fortress of Binary Consolidated! They're finally working as a team -- but will it be enough? BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES Subscribe i...more

  • Issue 17: There Are No Heroes – Part 1

    Jan 28 2019

    Issue 17: There Are No Heroes – Part 1 Listen Now! PART 1 of the explosive 2 part season finale of Just Us Weirdos Season 1! Lots of people say things like "explosive finale," but we mean that literally here. And also figuratively! Come to think of it -- the figurative explosions will be more earth-shaking than the literal ones. Figuratively speaking, of course. But don't worry: there will also be literal explosions! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new epi...more

  • Issue 16: The Secret Origins of Baninja

    Jan 21 2019

    Issue 16: The Secret Origins of Baninja Listen Now! You name a kid Hiro, and have certain expectations. But five generations of the Kuromoto family pass before the foreshadowing pays off. Follow the origin story from great great grandfather Kuromoto Hiro in Japan, to his daughter Youko and her journey to America, to her son Genesis and his adventures becoming the most powerful businessperson he can, to his daughter Andrea the adventuring food podcaster -- and finally to Kirby. And the sec...more

  • Issue 15: Farewell Master Baninja

    Jan 14 2019

    Issue 15: Farewell Master Baninja Listen Now! Emergency in Quadropolis! A helicopter has crashed into the dam, and it threatens the whole city! Graphene and Fish Out of Water team up with Mrs Work (?!?!?!), while the grounded ITGirl and Baninja team up with Butlerbot and find their own ways to help. Only three episodes remain in Season 1! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher,...more

  • Issue 14: A Force of Nature

    Jan 06 2019

    Issue 14: A Force of Nature Listen Now! Graphene takes up Fish's invite to visit Mrs. Work and discuss the super-team she is assembling. She gets a mini-lecture on the economics of superheroics, and encounters some troubling ideas about the value of a person relative to their superpower ... or their bank account. Is this really the way the world works? BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes...more

  • BONUS – Happy Holidays 2018

    Dec 16 2018

    BONUS – Happy Holidays 2018 Listen Now! The Weirdos have won a mission and trapped the alleged supervillain Fish Out Of Water in a pot! But they've trashed the mansion of Mrs. Work in the process. Now, Graphene, Baninja, and ITGirl need to figure out what to do (and what it means about themselves) since they've taken a prisoner/hostage. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitche...more

  • Issue 13: Family Like Business

    Dec 10 2018

    Issue 13: Family Like Business Listen Now! The Weirdos have won a mission and trapped the alleged supervillain Fish Out Of Water in a pot! But they've trashed the mansion of Mrs. Work in the process. Now, Graphene, Baninja, and ITGirl need to figure out what to do (and what it means about themselves) since they've taken a prisoner/hostage. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, ...more

  • Issue 12: Spies Just Like Us

    Dec 03 2018

    Issue 12: Spies Just Like Us Listen Now! The Weirdos are looking for a villain! Graphene has discovered that Fish out of Water seems to be a lackey for Mrs. Work, and Baninja has learned that Bernie Conners is really a superhero named Boa Convictor. Together with ITGirl, they turn their attention back to Mrs. Work to discover if she is really a supervillain. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in ...more

  • Issue 11.2: The Secret Origins of Boa Convictor part 2

    Nov 25 2018

    Issue 11.2: The Secret Origins of Boa Convictor part 2 Listen Now! Bernie Connors has the ability to make people believe ANYTHING he says -- as long as it's about a superhero! After a young girl injures herself by trying to copy a hero Bernie made up, he gives up the extravagant life of a comic book writer for the life of a superhero -- with the power of lying. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe ...more

  • Issue 11.1: The Secret Origins of Boa Convictor part 1

    Nov 18 2018

    Issue 11.1: The Secret Origins of Boa Convictor part 1 Listen Now! 20 years ago in Greece, a young Bernie Connors contemplates what it means to have given up on his dream of writing comic books to become a textbook editor. He meets the Greek god Hermes, who has some opinions on this life decision. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app...more

  • Issue 10: Mind My Own Business

    Nov 12 2018

    Issue 10: Mind My Own Business Listen Now! As Graphene and ITGirl go to confront Fish Out of Water and Mrs Work (disrespectfully and respectfully, respectfully), Baninja decides to look into Quadropolis reporter Bernie Connors. Baninja suspects he is being used by a mind controller. But will Baninja be able to hold on to his own memories? BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Po...more

  • Issue 9: Brainwashing, Boy-Fish, and Binary, Oh My

    Nov 05 2018

    Issue 9: Brainwashing, Boy-Fish, and Binary, Oh My Listen Now! Remember that cliffhanger from 2 issues back? Shall we wait another issue to resolve it? No? Ok, then let's dig in to our fledgling superhero team figuring out the next steps. Baninja is sure he has the best idea for a way forward, but so does Dagny. For that matter, Ameenah thinks her idea is pretty good as well. So they do what every horror movie has taught them to never do: they split the team. This issue tracks Ameenah ...more

  • Issue 8: The Secret Origins of Graphene

    Oct 27 2018

    Issue 8: The Secret Origins of Graphene Listen Now! Not every superhero has powers that come from a science experiment or nuclear accident. Sometimes, an origin story is more unusual. More illogical. More… spooky. On this episode, we’ll travel back in time to the moment when Ameenah Amparo received her superpowers. These powers have made her into the superhero known as Graphene. But the powers did not come for free. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode...more

  • Issue 7: Trust Me, You’re a Hero

    Oct 22 2018

    Issue 7: Trust Me, You’re a Hero Listen Now! Kirby "Baninja" Kuromoto finds the memory-wiped tweens Dagny and Ameenah on the playground at their school. His goal is to remind them that they are superheros -- but he might not be able to do it without insulting them first! Hopefully Butlerbot's manners can keep them in line. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts,...more

  • Issue 6: Proof of Memories Past

    Oct 15 2018

    Issue 6: Proof of Memories Past Listen Now! Dagney and Ameenah have had their brains erased, and they don't even remember that they wanted to be superheroes! But Baninja is on the case. Listen as he and Butlerbot track the weird fish-boy to Binary Towers and heroically cling to truth! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! ...more

  • Issue 5: The Secret Origins of ITGirl

    Oct 08 2018

    Issue 5: The Secret Origins of ITGirl Listen Now! ITGirl is the master of Technopathic Communication, which lets her hear what is wrong with a computer and reboot it with her mind. But how did she come by this power? Learn the answer -- and see just how nefarious her mom, Mrs. Work, can be! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! ...more

  • Issue 4: Out Of Water

    Sep 30 2018

    Issue 4: Out Of Water Listen Now! Graphene finds herself stuck in a ship with a guard carrying a gun to make her puke on one side, and the cold, empty ocean on the other. She has to find a way out of the ship and back to shore, and not lose her best friend in the process! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! SUBSCRIBE IN...more

  • Issue 3: Feeling Green

    Sep 24 2018

    Issue 3: Feeling Green Listen Now! Hey weirdos! Issue 3 resolves two cliffhangers: first, what happened at the beginning of Issue 1, and second, what happened at the end of Issue 2! Follow Graphene as she enters the EcoDirect ship and meets a strange new super... villain? Hero? Listen and find out! BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting ap...more

  • Issue 2: Follow the Lead-Ar

    Sep 17 2018

    Issue 2: Follow the Lead-Ar Listen Now! Hey weirdos! In the second episode of this serial podcast for kids, 12 year-old superhero Ameenah Amparo gets ready to go on her first mission. Step 1 -- Ameenah and her super-powered best friend Dagny must decide on the all-important question of superhero names. Step 2 -- they have to break onto a high-tech ocean liner docked at the world's most successful company. Easy peasy, right? BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new ep...more

  • Issue 1: The Making of a Hero

    Sep 10 2018

    Issue 1: The Making of a Hero Listen Now! SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES Subscribe in Stitcher Subscribe in Google Play Subscribe in Pocket Casts Subscribe to RSS BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts...more

  • Issue 0: Trailer

    Aug 09 2018

    BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! Just Us Weirdos - ISSUE 0Season 1 Trailer BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode is launched each week. For the best experience, subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, PocketCasts, or your favorite podcasting app! SUBSCRIBE NOW The post Issue 0: Trailer appeare...more