Episode 114: “A dead person can’t see anything”

A plane full of Chinese diplomats and the “in-flight entertainment” has crashed somewhere in the back nine of a Maryland golf course, but the Squint Squad can’t be bothered to care. Much to the chagrin of your cohosts, the investigation into a national security crisis is derailed when a floppy-headed, dead-eyed man named Jessie shows up claiming some bones found with the crash might belong to his father. Hijinks ensue as our heroes repeatedly go behind the incomparable Goodman’s back to investigate the clearly less important mystery bones. Meanwhile, Emily, Marshall, and James, amidst audible sighs in this tangent-laden episode discuss Charlie the Dog’s auto-fellator proclivities and the struggle with spicy poops. So crack a few beers and sidle on up to another cuckoo-bananas episode of Bones Zone as we discuss Bones episode 114: “The Man on the Fairway.”

Episode 113: “Am I interrupting a female moment?”

Bullets are flying as Bones and Booth investigate a series of murders connected to a Salvadoran crime ring. Unafraid of raising the level of public discourse, this episode of a Fox crime procedural bravely and boldly tackles issues of wealth inequality, organized crime, and America’s foreign policy in Central America (Hodgins has a thing or two to say about death squads). Somehow despite these heavy topics, your hosts Emily, Marshall, and James manage to find time to crack a few beers, explore incredibly “Safe-Search-off” Google results, and reenact much of Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman. Why is Bones so unafraid of drug lords? What is the senator and his army of house staff hiding? And which one of your co-hosts is a proven sociopath? Listen on to find out as three unremarkable people discuss the remarkable episode Bones 113: “The Woman in the Garden.”

Episode 112: “I’ll see you in the comic books, buster”

Tonight, a cos-player died in Washington. Somebody knows why. Somebody knows. It’s Emily, Marshall, and James — joining you yet again to get into the nitty-gritty of another sub-culture themed episode of Bones. This time, Bones and Booth dive into the nerdy underworld to solve the murder of a real caped crusader (only kidding, merely a troubled youth from the burbs), and his LARPing mates seem to only want to help by making us cringe. Meanwhile, the Squints back the lab are devoid of any memorable subplot, leaving ample time for your cohosts to rave about the first unanimously perfect Beer of the Ep! Join us, won’t you, to explore the finer distinctions of LARP vs. cos-play, geek vs. nerd, and comic book vs. *graphic novel* on this very special episode of Bones, “The Superhero in the Alley.”

Episode 111: “Wicker, the new leather?”

After another totally intentional hiatus, The Bones Zone team (Emily, Marshall, and James) are back, and this time there’s a child in danger! A former defense-engineer-turned-protected-witness goes missing and Bones, Booth, and the Squints must race against the clock to find him and his son. This brutal episode tactfully combines child torture with a campy B-plot involving an NSA agent grilling the team on their checkered pasts. Which of our favorite supporting characters is revealed to be secretly married? Will B+B find the kid before it’s too late? And how many listeners and co-hosts will James and Emily alienate by discussing their family vacation? All this, and more, will be answered right here, right now, on Bones episode 111: “The Woman in the Car”.

Episode 110: “I do four boob jobs a day — of course I have a boat”

Bones and Booth are hitting the road again! This time to none other than lovely Los Angeles — a town apparently swimming in boob jobs, facial reconstruction, and coyotes. Come listen to James really struggle with this episode (from getting locked out of his apartment to inventing entire plot points). It’s a alcohol-infused, sunbaked laugh-riot with Emily, Marshall, and James on this, like, so totally rad episode of, like, literally the best murder procedural on TV: Bones 110: “The Woman at the Airport”.

Episode 109: “You are stoned, Agent Booth”

Deck the halls with death and virus! The Bones Zone crew celebrates our very first, very special Christmas episode of Bones (recorded in July, released in February). The show runners figured we hadn’t seen much character development in a while, so they locked all the characters in the Jeffersonian with a deadly bacteria (and Brennan is being a real grinch about it)! Who is Angela’s surprise guest father? What secret has Booth been keeping from the team? And what in the Santa-sack is a Goodman bo-bo? Unwrap this gift of an ep to find out! So grab a hot cocoa, spike it with Jack, and come celebrate the magical, potentially lethal holiday masterpiece of Bones episode 109: “The Man in the Fallout Shelter.”

Episode 108: “She has an obvious personality disorder”

This Monday, Monday, Monday: It’s a battle of the forensic anthropologists on this Summer Smackdown edition of Bones. In the blue corner, it’s our own beloved Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). In the red corner, some smarmy old professor of hers named Dr. Coopertown (Josh Hopkins). Come watch the two geniuses duke it out in the courtroom as we finally get to see some of the legal aspects of the “medicolegal” work of the Jeffersonian. Will Bones’ sudden lack of personality destroy her credibility as an expert witness? Will host Emily become so furious she reaches into the TV and knocks Josh Hopkins down a peg? Or will both student and teacher fall prey to some of the most cringe-worthy pillow talk we’ve seen on air? Grab a beer and join the Emily, Marshall, and James as they tap in to take on Bones episode 108: “The Girl in the Fridge.”

Episode 107: “I’m picking up a bit of a sex vibe”

In this unintentional “24”-“Bones” crossover episode, the gang is racing against the clock to stay the execution of convicted felon Howard Epps (at the behest of some random attorney). While the Squint Squad scrambles to discover the true nature of April Wright’s murder, we are treated to a breakneck episode of Rain Man Zack Addy, naked judges, and body swamps. Will Howard Epps be proven innocent, or will this whole goose chase turn out to be wild? Grab a beer with Emily, Marshall, and James and get ready to suss it all out on Bones episode 107: “The Man on Death Row.” BONUS: Stick around to the end to hear a special new outro by our friend Gavin Reagins!

Episode 106: “Murder is whacked”

It’s a post-9/11, pre-Obama world, but Bones makes it feel like 1990 with its treatment of African-American culture. Of course, the one night Angela finally gets Brennan to go out would involve insulting an entire music genre, finding a mummy in a wall, and getting super high on meth. It’s DJ Rulz vs. DJ Mount in the most epic hip-hop feud since Biggie and Tupac. So cozy up with this heavily-edited, beer-induced episode of a podcast and explore the cringe-y wonders of Bones episode 106: “A Man in a Wall.”