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Squad Goals

Squad Goals – A Mass Effect Legendary Edition Podcast is a discussion of the story of the Mass Effect trilogy as experienced by three guys playing through the remaster. With each person taking their own journey through the game, be it as male or female Shepard, Paragon or Renegade, we look to analyze and dissect our experiences as we go from trailing Saren to combatting a full-on Reaper onslaught. From Citadel to Omega and beyond, join us as we cover the Mass Effect universe.

Executive Producer
Jarret Redding
Nick Zielenkievicz
Jarret Redding
Nick Zielenkievicz


Nick Zielenkievicz

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Chip Locke

Chip has a boring adult day job and then burns as much free time as possible playing the videos james. Fond of a variety of MMOs, JRPGs, and action games without active time button mashing.

Cory Treadway

Cory has been gaming ever since he fished an NES out of a trash can. A broad gamer who enjoys everything from FPS, Racing, RPGs, MMOS, RTS, World Building, Puzzles, Dating, Horror, Cooking, Sports. If its a game I will give it a try.

Season 1

#1: Introduction
May 13th, 2021

Meet Nick, Chip, and Kurabara who will be taking the galactic journey through the Mass Effect games.

#5: Paging Doctor T'Soni
June 10th, 2021

Liara finally shows up to complete the party and we return to the Citadel only to encounter some... uh... mean people.

#6: Feros, Reaper's Day Off
June 17th, 2021

No Reapers this week as we instead deal with the ancient, mind controlling plant known as the Thorian.

#7: The Space TSA & The ESRB
June 24th, 2021

Noveria is cold but the hotel is hot with corporate intrigue as Shepard must find a way into the garage.

#11: On Virmire: Massacre Effect
July 23rd, 2021

The squad finally arrives on Virmire, where Mass Effect becomes MASS EFFECT. Goodbye, full team-selection screen.

#17: The End of the Beginning
September 2nd, 2021

We head to Ilos for some exposition and then return to a burny Citadel to finish the game. Find out who survives!!!

Season 2

#22: Dr. Okeer, I Presume?
October 14th, 2021

We head off to recruit the krogan scientist Dr. Okeer, but who comes back to the Normandy with us?

#24: Horizon, For Bitchy Pests
October 29th, 2021

Kaiden is back and WOW WTF DUDE I THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS, A--HOLE! Unless its Ashley who is also standoffish.

#28: Reunions (On Liara and Tali)
December 2nd, 2021

We finish up Illium (for now) by finally meeting with Liara, and then its time to fight some Geth and reunite with Tali!

#35: Fire Walk with Me
February 3rd, 2022

Shepard gets a new hovercraft called the Hammerhead and has fun with the Blood Pack and Blue Suns!

#39: Human Reaper
March 14th, 2022

The Collectors invade the Normandy so Shepard invades the Collector Base.

Season 3

#42: On Paragon Lost
April 4th, 2022

We pause before starting Mass Effect 3 to learn the backstory of James Vega and the tragedy of Fehl Prime.

#44: Mars Attacks!
April 14th, 2022

Its a Mass Effect 1 reunion as Liara joins up to help fight Cerberus while Kaiden or Ashley get their ass KICKED.

#48: On Sur'Kesh
May 23rd, 2022

Wrex! Kirrahe! Mordin! Eve! A Yahg! Sur'kesh puts everyone under Cerberus attack and results in an awesome mission!

#50: Sex and the Citadel
June 16th, 2022

Shepard's just trying to finish some side quests but there's some coupling going on around the Citadel...

#56: Legion is the new Archer
October 6th, 2022

Quarians! Geth! Legion stuck in a ball! Plus Traynor beats Shepard at chess, James is being promoted, and Allers!

#57: Philosophy Goals
October 13th, 2022

Shepard has to rescue a Quarian Admiral and then shuts out the lights on a Geth server. And how old is Legion?

#58: Canadian Lager
October 20th, 2022

Between Rannoch missions, we spend time with the crew. Javik is an asshole, Donnelly is, well, Donnelly, & EDI is weird!

#60: Asari, Not Asari
November 3rd, 2022

As Thessia falls, Javik flashes a glimpse of humanity while the Liara learns how little she knows about Asari history.

#61: Prothean Cerberus!!!
November 10th, 2022

There must always be a Cerberus, so that the Crucible is never completed. Also, Shepard struggles after a bad loss.

#65: Horizon: Zero Deal
December 15th, 2022

Miranda doesn't mince words with her father, while he pretty much minces up the refugees of Sanctuary.

#69: The End of the End
January 19th, 2023

It is time for us to finally discuss the Mass Effect 3 ending. Lets shoot some Reapers and confront the Illusive Man!

#70: Looking Back at the Trilogy
March 16th, 2023

Jarret joins the Squad to look back over the Mass Effect series, its development, and how the games relate to each other.

N7 Day 2023
November 30th, 2023

The guys check in from their hiatus to talk about the recent N7 Day teaser! Who's under the mask???