One of the things I”ve noticed since returning to the land of podcasts, is that many of them involve going through every aspect of whatever the podcast is about. Sometimes it means discussing every episode of a favorite tv show, or going through an entire film franchise.
I like many of these podcasts because I’m always learning something new about a tv show or movie I’m a fan of. But it takes some big cajones for anyone to attempt a weekly podcast that tackles the X-Men comics from start to finish. But that’s exactly what Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men is doing.
Hosted by Jay Rachel Edidin and Miles Stokes, X-Plain the X-Men starts at the beginning and goes through the comic history of the merry mutants. This is no easy task because the X-Men have the most complex continuity in all of comics. You think the continuity in the movies is bad? You ain’t seen nothing.
One of the great things about Jay and Miles is that they take their time explaining the events in the comics. So even non-readers will know what the heck is going on. Jay and Miles even read straight from the comics, and they do it very well with some excellent voice over effects.
X-Plain the X-Men even a few episodes that were recorded at comic conventions, and some where Jay and Miles interview comic creators. Those episodes are also worth listening to, and check out Jay and Miles’ YouTube channel where they review the lasted X-Men Comics. I don’t know if they shoot their videos at a comic shop or in one of their houses, but I’m jealous of the book collection in the background.
I’m glad my best buddy Laneit told me about this podcast because it really is fun. This is also a great show to binge listen to, but it may take you a while to catch up. As of this writing there are 157 episodes to listen to, with the two most recent episodes discussing the famous X-Tinction Agenda crossover.
The good news it that Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men is currently on a summer hiatus, and won’t be back until August. So this is the perfect time to catch up on the adventures of Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men!