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Titan Up The Defense

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In which our intrepid heroes (Hub and Cory) endeavor to read and discuss the entire New Teen Titans series AND the entire Defenders series. Using only their wits, Hub's comic book collection, and a not insignificant amount of alcohol, these brave men attempt the Sisyphean task of wringing coherence from the four color world of 70's/80's comics. Which is to say that my brother Cory and I get our swerve on and read some comics. Join us, won't you?

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In which our intrepid heroes (Hub and Cory) endeavor to read and discuss the entire New Teen Titans series AND the entire Defenders series. Using only their wits, Hub's comic book collection, and a not insignificant amount of alcohol, these brave men attempt the Sisyphean task of wringing coherence from the four color world of 70's/80's comics. Which is to say that my brother Cory and I get our swerve on and read some comics. Join us, won't you?

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150 Ratings
Average Ratings
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3
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4

Still fun

By Jeneye111 - Jan 22 2020
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This is the worst football podcast ever.

The best!

By TeeArrWilliams - Dec 26 2019
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Titan Up the Defense is like two baby angels sent from heaven. Big recommend!

iTunes Ratings

150 Ratings
Average Ratings
139
3
3
1
4

Still fun

By Jeneye111 - Jan 22 2020
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This is the worst football podcast ever.

The best!

By TeeArrWilliams - Dec 26 2019
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Titan Up the Defense is like two baby angels sent from heaven. Big recommend!
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Titan Up The Defense

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

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In which our intrepid heroes (Hub and Cory) endeavor to read and discuss the entire New Teen Titans series AND the entire Defenders series. Using only their wits, Hub's comic book collection, and a not insignificant amount of alcohol, these brave men attempt the Sisyphean task of wringing coherence from the four color world of 70's/80's comics. Which is to say that my brother Cory and I get our swerve on and read some comics. Join us, won't you?

Rank #1: Titan Up the Defense 85- Defenders #32

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Dive into the deep end of the Bronze Age comic book nonsense pool with us as we take a look at Defenders #32. Our heroes continue their epic struggle against those nightmarishly noggined ne'er-do-wells the Headmen, and our hosts continue their epic struggle to figure out what the heck is going on! Surrealism and strange super villains abound! What role will Cam'ron's 'Hey Ma' play in saving the future of our planet? Tune in to find out!

Jun 14 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #2: Titan Up the Defense 101- Tales of the Teen Titans #42

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It's finally here! Our hosts start their coverage of the Judas Contract as they read Tales of the Teen Titans #42! Topics include: Gar is the worst, Häagen-Dazs ads of the 80's, the English Beat, and Hub's idea for a new horror anthology series. Enjoy! Enjoy!

Oct 04 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #3: Titan Up the Defense 97- Defenders #37

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Horticultural hijinks abound when Plant Man attacks! We take a look at Defenders #37. Topics include: the return of Luke Cage, Hulk breaks Namor's record, Plant Man hates getting punched in the dick, and Nebulon's clown cult has some pretty fun rides. All this plus an all new Hostess Snack Cake Theater! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Sep 06 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #4: Titan Up The Defense 24- Avengers #116

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The Avengers/Defenders War is underway! Our hosts take a look at Avengers #116. Tangents include: the danger of cartoon eye shapes, Hub has a way with telemarketers, script problems with Legally Blonde 2, rock lyrics are dumb, wing hat envy, and Cory gives Hub way too much homework. All this plus probably some superhero stuff! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Mar 22 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #5: Titan Up the Defense 151- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #6

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Titansmania is running wild! We join Mayor Ed Koch in celebrating the Teen Titans as we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #6. Topics include: Oregonian Ewoks, unlicensed wig vendors, the price of celebrity, and the disguise choices of mayoral assistants! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you enjoy the show please consider supporting us at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Oct 23 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #6: Titan Up The Defense 28- Avengers #117

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The Avengers/Defenders War is nearing its conclusion! Hub shares some Easter fun facts, Cory wishes the issue was frothier, we introduce new lucrative characters The Boodle Bandit and Lil' Jimmy, that Evil Eye still looks like a robo-vagina, and Cory uses a veto which forbids Hub from editing out an embarrassing admission. All this, plus the best way to kill a nazi, a battle of the tiny winged heroes, and an actual conversation between adversaries! It's a frothy breeze! I'm sorry, Cory, but it is!

Apr 20 2017

59mins

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Rank #7: Titan Up the Defense 157- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #9

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It's a titanic tussle of mythological proportions when our heroes mix it up with the Ancient Greek Pantheon in New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #9! We talk about: crystal uses, Hub's ideas for the Christmas Prince franchise, and the gorgeous art of Jose Luis Garcia Lopez! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you enjoy the show, please consider donating at patron.com/ttwasteland

Dec 12 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #8: Titan Up The Defense 30- Defenders #10

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The Avengers/Defenders War rolls on! Hulk and Thor have a grand old time punching the bejeezus out of each other, and our hosts have a grand old time reading about it. Topics of discussion include: Hub and Cory are marketing geniuses, actual beach bunnies can be a real menace, Hawkeye and geese are the worst, nothing is tougher than a confident hugger, and a potential new segment. All this, plus Steve Strange's lizard pal, Hub slanders Uatu's hosting skills, and the hot new catchphrase "By my whole Dad!" Enjoy! Enjoy!

May 04 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #9: Titan Up the Defense 155- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #8

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We read the gorgeous New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #8! It's an epic adventure featuring the entire pantheon of Greek Gods, so naturally we talk about: a cappella groups of the 80's, pie baking, the dangers of eye contact, and Osiris' detachable penis. It's one of those. If you enjoy the show, please consider donating at patron.com/ttwasteland

Nov 28 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #10: Titan Up The Defense 2- Marvel Feature #1

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It's our first Defenders episode! Cory and Hub talk some Defenders! For a while. Then they get distracted. Our hosts discuss jujitsu on ecstasy, why Dr. Strange is the personification of privilege, and Hub pitches a Sub-Mariner/Aqualad buddy cop movie. Oh, and Cory does a pretty solid Maine accent!

Oct 19 2016

55mins

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Rank #11: Titan Up The Defense 3- New Teen Titans #1

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It's New Teen Titans #1! Hub and Cory disagree over which New Titan is the creepiest, but agree that this comic is super rad. Hub recommends the films Halloween III: Season of the Witch and Death Bed: The Bed That Eats People. Cory shows off his beautiful singing voice. Then they both talk a surprising amount of shit about the moon.

Oct 26 2016

1hr

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Rank #12: Titan Up the Defense 72- Tales of the New Teen Titans #3: The Changeling

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Cory accidentally ate a magic amulet. While he waits for it to pass, Hub is joined by his brilliant wife Lisa! They read the Beast Boy issue of Tales of the Teen Titans. Topics of discussion include: inconsistent mask technology of the DCU, Lizzie Borden was a terrible hot dog chef, Space Trek 2022, the chili ratings system, and nobody understands how porcupines work! All this plus Hub's new David Cronenberg themed cooking show! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Mar 15 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #13: Titan Up The Defense 1- DC Comics Presents #26

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Good golly, it's finally here! The first episode of Titan Up The Defense! Hub and Cory tackle the New Teen Titans' first appearance in DC Comics Presents #26. There's a lot to cover, so naturally our hosts drink too much "podcast juice" and talk about how much they love "The Golden Girls" and that one Nelson video. New podcast, same old podcast.

Oct 13 2016

54mins

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Rank #14: Titan Up the Defense 141- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #1

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Our titular teens underwent a pajama inspired format change, so we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #1! We get a little goofy as we discuss: Perry Mason; dropkicking jackets; Cyborg's VERY specific taste in pornography; and that one time Cory beaned himself in the junk with a bag of cheese. Enjoy! Enjoy! If like what you hear, you can donate at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Aug 14 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #15: Titan Up the Defense 100- Skateman #1

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It's our 100th episode! We decided to celebrate this milestone episode of our silly self indulgent podcast by doing something silly and self indulgent! We read Neal Adams' 1983 masterpiece, Skateman! Topics include: Skateman; the time Skateman handed a bag of grenades to an 8 year old; Skateman killing his best friend in a Roller Derby; and the greatest line ever spoken in a comic book! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Sep 26 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #16: Tales From the Haunted Disco Barn!

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Happy Halloween! A young couple in Maine breaks into an abandoned barn and is surprised to encounter that the owner is a farmer, disco enthusiast, and oh yes...a vampire! He shares a tale of terror, love, and dance music from the barn's former heyday as a discotheque with a rather peculiar clientele. Tales from the Haunted Disco Barn stars: Laura Cross, Cory Whitney, Lisa Winters, Nathaniel (Hub) Hubbard, and introducing Ezekiel P. Shadowmaven as himself.

Oct 31 2018

54mins

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Rank #17: Titan Up the Defense 94- New Teen Titans #39

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Cory is back from the Diet Moxie dimension. He and Hub read New Teen Titans #39 in which Wally finally makes good on his threat/promise to quit the team! Topics include: Walrus fun facts, Hub hates goose related word problems, and why you shouldn't invite Robin to your wedding! All this plus an exciting fishing pole related business opportunity! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Aug 16 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #18: Titan Up The Defense 26- Defenders #9

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Lordy, Lordy, look who's incredibly hung over. Hub and Cory are still recovering from celebrating Hub's 40th birthday, so this is an...interesting episode. Our hosts take a look at the latest chapter of the Avengers/Defenders War, so topics of discussion include: money lending bears, Hub's mastery of the Spanish language, Dr. Strange's bizarre refusal to form Voltron, and why super-hero archers are always sexually harassing their teammates. Enjoy! Enjoy!

Apr 06 2017

52mins

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Rank #19: Titan Up the Defense 153- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #7

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Airborne antics abound when we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #7!The New Teen Titans run afoul of a not-so-New-not-so-Teen-Titan named Thia. Topics include: Parrots, Paul McCartney, drama club pose offs, and bad bridge songs. Enjoy! Enjoy!

Nov 13 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #20: Titan Up the Defense 116- Defenders #45

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It's a real "Rush" as we read Defenders #45! Topics include: sexy mummies; horse drugs; Neal Peart lyrics; and an exciting investment opportunity for a super villainous family restaurant! Plus a new Hostess Theater presents! Belinski!

Jan 31 2019

1hr 17mins

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Titan Up the Defense 163- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #12

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Boo! That's the scary ghost kind of "Boo," not the noise of disapproval kind, because we just read the spooky detective tale that is New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #12! Topics include: the shape of time; fun mafia names; and because this is a podcast, the movie Cats! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you like the show, please consider supporting us at patron.com/ttwasteland Contact us at ttwasteland @gmail.com Or Titan Up the Defense PO Box 20311 Portland, OR 97294

Jan 22 2020

1hr 18mins

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Titan Up the Defense 162- Defenders #66

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Aesir antics are abundant when Valkyrie returns to Asgard in Defenders #66! Topics of discussion include: the importance of cartography, Street Sharks, half remembered Norse Mythology, and Nighthawk's checkered past! It's a Hela good time! If you enjoy the show, please consider becoming a donor at patreon.com/ttwasteland We can be reached at ttwasteland@gmail.com or Titan Up the Defense PO Box 20311 Portland, OR 97294

Jan 15 2020

1hr 25mins

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Titan Up the Defense 161- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #11

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Bugs Ahoy! Insects abound when we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #11! Topics include: nuclear nightmare diplomacy, bugs, New Years Resolutions, bugs, Kole's unorthodox approach to problem solving, and bugs. Enjoy! Enjoy! If you like the show, please consider supporting us at patron.com/ttwasteland Or contact us at ttwasteland @gmail.com Or Titan Up the Defense PO Box 20311 Portland, OR 97294

Jan 08 2020

1hr 25mins

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Titan Up the Defense 160- Defenders #65

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Should old acquaintances be forgot? No! We ring in 2020 by checking in on some old friends in Defenders #65. Topics include: pretentious astronauts, hypothetical modeling agencies, sign making, and a bold new idea for a chain of suburban nightclubs. Happy New Year! If you enjoy the show and would like to support us, please consider donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland Or contact us at: Titan Up the Defense PO Box 20311 Portland, OR 97294

Jan 02 2020

1hr 24mins

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Titan Up the Defense 159- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #10

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Merry Whatever! We celebrate by reading New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #10. Topics include: Hub's recommendations for terrible Christmas movies, cleft chins, and the debut of a dramatic new minutiae category! Happy Whatnot! If you'd like to support the show, you can check us out at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Dec 25 2019

1hr 30mins

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Titan Up the Defense 158- Defenders #64

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There goes everybody! It's the dramatic conclusion of the Defender for a Day storyline! Defenders #64 features no less than 38 costumed characters, but we get kinda derailed by heavy hitters like Joe the Gorilla and the Shocker. Other topics include truck nuts, stock trading tips, and unfortunate nicknames. Enjoy! Enjoy! If you like the show, please consider donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Dec 18 2019

1hr 23mins

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Titan Up the Defense 157- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #9

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It's a titanic tussle of mythological proportions when our heroes mix it up with the Ancient Greek Pantheon in New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #9! We talk about: crystal uses, Hub's ideas for the Christmas Prince franchise, and the gorgeous art of Jose Luis Garcia Lopez! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you enjoy the show, please consider donating at patron.com/ttwasteland

Dec 12 2019

1hr 20mins

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Titan Up the Defense 156- Defenders #63

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Here comes everybody! Our coverage of the Defender for a Day story continues as we read Defenders #62. Topics of discussion include: bear slumber parties, rolling 6 deep in a Miata, and more heroes and villains than you can shake an uprooted tree at! If you like the show, please consider supporting us at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Dec 05 2019

1hr 22mins

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Titan Up the Defense 155- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #8

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We read the gorgeous New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #8! It's an epic adventure featuring the entire pantheon of Greek Gods, so naturally we talk about: a cappella groups of the 80's, pie baking, the dangers of eye contact, and Osiris' detachable penis. It's one of those. If you enjoy the show, please consider donating at patron.com/ttwasteland

Nov 28 2019

1hr 15mins

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Titan Up the Defense 154- Defenders #62

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It's a cavalcade of costumed crimefighters as we read Defenders #62, starting our coverage of the much anticipated Defender for a Day storyline! The Defenders ranks swells to 23 members and our podcast length swells accordingly as we conduct our first Defenders Fantasy Draft! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you enjoy the show, please consider donating to us at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Nov 20 2019

1hr 35mins

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Titan Up the Defense 153- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #7

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Airborne antics abound when we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #7!The New Teen Titans run afoul of a not-so-New-not-so-Teen-Titan named Thia. Topics include: Parrots, Paul McCartney, drama club pose offs, and bad bridge songs. Enjoy! Enjoy!

Nov 13 2019

1hr 12mins

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Titan Up the Defense 152- Defenders #61

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Avast, me listeners! We read Defenders #61, guest starring Spider-Man! Topics of discussion include: Statue choices; the Old Spaghetti Factory, cape capers, and pirate hairdressers! All this plus the return of Snorffles and a brand new way to get into touch with us! If you enjoy the show, please consider donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Nov 06 2019

1hr 20mins

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Tales from the Haunted Disco Barn- The Disco Call of Chthulu OR The Twerking Fear

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Return with us for another tale of terror from the hottest supernatural discotheque 1970's rural Maine had to offer. Owner and proprietor of the Haunted Disco Barn, Ezekiel P. Shadowmaven, regales us with a story of lobsters, Lovecraftian horror, and friendship. Happy Halloween! If you like the show, please consider donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland.

Oct 30 2019

1hr 5mins

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Titan Up the Defense 151- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #6

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Titansmania is running wild! We join Mayor Ed Koch in celebrating the Teen Titans as we read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #6. Topics include: Oregonian Ewoks, unlicensed wig vendors, the price of celebrity, and the disguise choices of mayoral assistants! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you enjoy the show please consider supporting us at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Oct 23 2019

1hr 18mins

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Titan Up the Defense 150- Defenders #60

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This is the final outrage! The Blue Öyster Cult Saga comes to its dramatic conclusion as we read Defenders #60. Topics of discussion include: the most heavy metal fruit; gassy lizards are up to no good; and, of course, Steve Guttenberg. If you enjoy the show, please consider donating at patron.com/ttwasteland

Oct 17 2019

1hr 18mins

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Titan Up the Defense 149- New Teen Titans (Vol2) #5

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Our coverage of the Terror of Trigon saga comes to it's climactic conclusion! We read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #5. Topics of discussion include: misleading lettuce names, the economics of soul based pyramid schemes, and 80's movies. Enjoy! Enjoy! If you like the show, please consider donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Oct 09 2019

1hr 16mins

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Titan Up the Defense 148- Defenders #59

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Ort! Ort! The Blue Öyster Cult saga continues in Defenders #59! Topics of discussion include: semantic satiation; murder machines; poor handrail decisions; optimism infused slavic yoghurt, and of course, Snorffles! If you like the show, please consider supporting us by donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Oct 02 2019

1hr 25mins

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Titan Up the Defense 147- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #4

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The Teen Titans just can't seem to let Trigons be bygones, as their struggle with the big red four eyed jerk continues! We read New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #4. Topics include: mayonnaise mascots; the effects of pooping on height; and the 80's metal band, Venom! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you like the show, consider supporting us by donating at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Sep 25 2019

1hr 10mins

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Titan Up the Defense 146- Defenders #58

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Were you planning on fearing the reaper? Well, don't! Blue Öyster Cult references abound when we read Defenders #58! Topics include: Atlas Comics; The Garfield Club; initial based super powers, and of course, bears. All this, plus the surprising origin of a popular baseball mascot! Beaky coming! If you like the show, consider supporting us at patron.com/ttwasteland

Sep 18 2019

1hr 24mins

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Titan Up the Defense 145- New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #3

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Grab your magic rings and turn on a nightlight, because things are about to get spooky! We read the surprisingly frightening New Teen Titans (Vol 2) #3. Topics include: the importance of tiny pliers, using your senses, stone toilets, and the comic that doomed our planet! Enjoy! Enjoy! If you'd like to support the show, visit us at patreon.com/ttwasteland

Sep 11 2019

1hr 28mins

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iTunes Ratings

150 Ratings
Average Ratings
139
3
3
1
4

Still fun

By Jeneye111 - Jan 22 2020
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This is the worst football podcast ever.

The best!

By TeeArrWilliams - Dec 26 2019
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Titan Up the Defense is like two baby angels sent from heaven. Big recommend!