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7-4: Current and Past Events

AV and Peon spend some time discussing the events of the past year. Contents may include: paleontology, a patented Ness down-air, cultural optimism, and why you should...

7-3: Sora and the DLC Retrospective

AV and Peon embark on a journey to talk about Sora, slowly descending into madness as they look back at all the DLC characters that have been released for Super Smash ...

7-2 Back in the Saddle, Again

After a lengthy hiatus, Peon and AV return to discuss reengaging with Smash as the pandemic subsides. Tournaments have returned, and with them, the insatiable urge to ...

7-1: Starting Melee in 2021

The dream team is back and ready... to play Super Smash Bros. Melee. The two discuss the joys of learning Melee in 2021 with the fewer matchups, plethora of training r...

6-1: Some Guy Named Steve

AV and Peon wake up from their collective fever dream and realize that Steve from Minecraft has in fact been confirmed for Smash. Suspending their disbelief, they addr...

5-16: The Art of Confidence ft. Coach Zeke

Coach Zeke, the legendary coach behind many top players' rise to prominence, comes on the show to teach AV and Peon a thing or two. Listen to the trifecta talk about t...

5-15: Why We Smash 2

In the season finale, AV and Peon revisit the original premise of Beyond the Metagame. The two reflect on the benefits of pursuing competitive Smash as a hobby and exp...

5-14: Patch 8.1 and Small Battlefield

Out of nowhere, the Smash community has been blessed with a new stage, upgraded online functionality, and updates to Elite Smash requirements. Listen to the BTM hosts ...

5-13: Pandemic Sitrep

As the dust slowly settles around our changed world, AV and Peon ponder the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on competitive Smash, training routines, and th...

5-12: Patch 8.0 and Min Min

With AV and Peon having a few weeks to take in the patch, the fearless duo are ready to share their opinions on Sakurai's recent shake-up. Tune in to hear their though...

5-11: The Eternal Student ft. Dabuz

The name Dabuz in the Smash community is synonymous with consistent, methodical, and intelligent. This week, listen in to hear us pick the brain of Smash's most studio...

5-10: Min Min and Rollback Netcode

With Sakurai blessing us through another character reveal, AV and Peon take to the airwaves to discuss their first thoughts. After a long discussion about the new char...

5-9: Coaching Done Right ft. TSM Charles Thoren

Today the BTM hosts get the opportunity to speak with Charles Thoren, TSM's coach for Smash. Listen in to hear him drop knowledge about his coaching strategies with Tw...

5-8: Talent vs. Hard Work

AV and Peon address the Smash community's obsession with the overblown question of nature vs. nurture in their attempt to end this conversation once and for all.

5-7: Aggression

AV and Peon are all fired up due to one of the most notoriously abused concepts in the Smash community: aggression. Where is it useful? What is it? Are you too aggress...

5-6: What's Your Problem? ft. The People

This week, AV and Peon take some calls from the BTM community. We chat with each caller about a problem they may be having, and we get to the bottom of it.

5-5: Cheating on Smash

This week, AV and Peon talk about cheating on Smash. At what point is spending time with other games or other hobbies detrimental to Smash goals? How do we best levera...

5-4: Camping and You

AV and Peon talk camping. What about defensive play makes it so frustrating to deal with? What does this say about our mid-match psychology? When can camping be best u...

5-3: Should You Play Project+?

AV and Peon breakdown the newest iteration of Project M, "Project+." Who is this game for, what are our impressions, and is it worth your time?

5-2: Are You Carried?

This week, AV and Peon discuss whether the concept of being carried is something we should give any credence to, and if so, how to know if you are carried. The team di...

5-1: Flying Solo

With the recent global pandemic, your home is now the main venue for improving at Smash! In this topical season opener, AV and Peon dive into getting the most out of p...

4-18: Switching Mains

Thinking about switching mains? What's gonna be different? What will stay the same? AV and Peon tackle all the hard questions for you in your journey to make one of th...

4-17: Patch 7.0 and Byleth

Byleth and their arsenal have been deployed to the Smash battlefield. Join AV and Peon as they discuss the new addition to the smash roster, the gamut of balance chang...

4-16: Let Byleths be Byleths

Peon and AV react to the newest addition to the roster, Byleth! Who is this character for? What will their place in the meta be? All will be answered and more in this ...

4-15: Slumpbusters

Peon hits the therapy couch again as AV walks him through his recent slump. Through this, the two lay down a game plan for diagnosing, accepting, and treating rough pa...

4-14: Smash Through the Decade

Our co-hosts take on the challenge of producing a retrospective on the narratives, development, and highlights of Super Smash Bros. through the last ten years. In this...

4-13: Demystifying Cheese

This week, AV and Peon discuss GimR's new technology and its relevance to the metagame. Later, the two breakdown the concept of cheese, and debate when and if it is wo...

4-12: 1 Year of Smash Ultimate

Beyond the Metagame celebrates Smash Ultimate's one year anniversary with a retrospective on expectations, lessons learned, and game experience highlights.

4-11: Thankful for Smash

This week, Peon and AV have some fun with their second annual Thanksgiving special. The hosts give thanks regarding their favorite aspects of Smash Bros in and out of ...

4-10: Performing Under Pressure ft. Sports Psych Steve

Today, Sports Psych Steve returns to share his wisdom regarding how to bring your "A" game even when the pressure is at its highest. The hosts and Steve also explain t...

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