Batman: The Animated Podcast
By Justin Michael
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Welcome to an interview variety show for your ears hosted by Justin Michael. Each episode brings together a fan of Batman: The Animated Series or a special guest who worked on the TV show to discuss their favorite episodes from the legendary 90’s cartoon. Why? Because I love this show. You probably do, too.
||ExplicitA Bullet For Bullock - Robert Costanzo||The voice of Harvey Bullock himself joins the podcast! Robert Costanzo may have fallen into an acting career as an uncredited role in Dog Day Afternoon, but since then he's been in Totall Recall, Die Hard 2, Dick Tracy and played Joey's dad on Friends. We chat his career, voice work on Batman, and that one time he played an anthropomorphic vagina on Family Guy. Sponsored by Absolutely Disgusting Apartments! Rate + Subscribe via Apple Podcasts! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Bullet For Bullock - Oscar Montoya||Oscar Montoya (UCB comedian, Inside the Disney Vault podcast) pops by to talk about how learned to stop worrying and love the Bullock! We talk about A Bullet For Bullock's jazzy score, dialogue zingers, and why don't always need a colorful villain to make a great episode. Sponsored by Bullock Bullets! Rate + Subscribe in Apple Podcasts! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoker's Millions - Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion||The Dynamic Music Partners pop by to chat about composing music for Batman, Superman, Justice League and the rest of the DCAU! We discuss working with Shirley Walker, the different ways to approach scoring the Joker, as well as the potential for future live concerts for fans. Rate + Subscribe on Apple Podcasts! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoker's Millions - Joel Jensen||The Joker’s gone broke and Joel Jensen (Tiny Hamster videos, Tiny Hamster is a Giant Monster book, UCB’s The Dragons) is here to talk about it! We chat about the great, flat-out zany comedy in Joker’s Millions, and how to reconcile that with the darkness found in the villain’s other appearances. Sponsored by The Gotham Software Expo! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVendetta - Kevin Nowlan||Comic book writer, penciller and inker Kevin Nowlan joins the show to talk about his work as a freelance designer at the inception of Batman: The Animated Series, what Bruce Timm wanted out of early designs for characters like The Man-Bat, and why his Killer Croc design ended up being a favorite. We also dig into his career in comics - from Dr. Strange to Mike Mignola’s Lobster Johnson and Batman. Sponsored by Absolutely Terrifying Teeth! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVendetta - Jonathan Marks||Comic book artist Jonathan Marks (Wolverine, The Dark Tower) pops by to talk about one of his favorite Batman villains: Killer Croc. We deep dive into the reptilian villain’s animated origins, his absolutely terrifying teeth, and the episode’s beautiful storyboards and direction. Sponsored by The Gotham Zoo! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||11/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNothing to Fear - Henry Gilroy||Batman writer Henry Gilroy chats about writing Nothing to Fear, The Scarecrow’s first episode. We talk about how he transitioned from editing Batman: The Animated Series to becoming one of the first writers, why Scarecrow is one of his favorite villains, and how he carried what he learned on BTAS to other shows in the Marvel and Star Wars universe, not to mention 1990s The Tick. Sponsored by Enormous Gravestones! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNothing to Fear - Betsy Sodaro||Comedian, podcaster, and good buddy Betsy Sodaro (Bob’s Burgers, Netflix’s Disjointed) drops in for a spooky episode exploring The Scarecrow’s animated series origins. Along the way we chat about cartoonishly dumb henchmen, Bruce Wayne’s haunted past, and the true villainy of Dr. Long and his skeleton hands. Sponsored by Dumb Henchmen! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMad as a Hatter - Paul Dini||Paul Dini returns chat about the animated origins of Jervis Tetch AKA The Mad Hatter! We talk about how he turned your garden variety office creep into a worthy Bat-foe, casting Kimmy Robertson of Twin Peaks fame as Alice, and how Batman and Hatter are similar in using imagination as a coping mechanism. Sponsored by Foppish Turquoise Suits! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMad as a Hatter - Kyle Mooney||Kyle Mooney (SNL, Brigsby Bear) pops by to chat hat! We dig into the Mad Hatter’s origin episode, discuss the limits of his mind control, and by the end, somehow compare him to Weird Al in UHF. Plus, we talk a ton about Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue and Kyle shares his experience working with Mark Hamill on his recent feature, Brigsby Bear. Sponsored by Charlie Sheen and Victoria Jackson’s Hatology! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Dark Knight's First Night - Eric Radomski||I celebrate 50 episodes by chatting with co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series himself, Eric Radomski! Eric discusses how he helped create the architectural design and dark palette for the show, fought for the show's adult tone and working with Bruce Timm. Sponsored by Police Blimps! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCult of the Cat - Stan Berkowitz||I chat with Batman and longtime DCAU writer Stan Berkowitz (Justice League Action, Avengers Assemble) about working with Paul Dini to write one of the strangest Catwoman tales the series has to offer, why it’s harder to write for Superman, and working with the late Dwanye McDuffie on the grounded world of Static Shock. Sponsored by Genetically Modified Saber Tooth Tigers! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCult of the Cat - Travis Meidell||We’re back with @SaturdayMorningBatman himself, Travis Meidell! Travis dives into his love for Batman from a young age, how this podcast inspired him to start his wildly successful instagram account, and of course, a beat-by-beat deep dive into Cult of the Cat. Sponsored by Wolverine Hands for Cultists! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe 25th Anniversary Special - Kevin Altieri, Harry Chaskin||Today marks the 25th Anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series! We celebrate with a live episode from San Diego Comic Con 2017 with Batman director and storyboard artist Kevin Altieri (BTAS, Mask of the Phantasm) and Harry Chaskin (Netflix’s Buddy Thunderstruck). We talk about the lasting impact of the show, a deep dive into episodes about Clayface and Ra’s al Ghul as well as some scenes that got cut from Mask of the Phantasm. Plus, a Q&A with fans in the audience. Sponsored by Shirley Walker Walkers! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. Donate to the show at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEternal Youth - Kevin Altieri, Diane Pershing, Richie Root||Live from Long Beach Comic Expo! I chat with Kevin Altieri (Batman director) and Diane Pershing (voice of Poison Ivy) to talk about the tree people of Eternal Youth, the early Hitchcock influences of the animated series, and how Diane taps into her inner bad guy. Then I sit down with Bat-fan Richie Root (UCB, Tournament of Nerds) and take a deep dive into an Alfred romance to remember. Sponsored by Poison Ivy’s Hypno-Lipstick! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Support the show at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitP.O.V. - Ingrid Oliu, Clay Larsen||I chat with the voice of Renee Montoya, Ingrid Oliu (Stand and Deliver, Real Women Have Curves), about her role and career. I also chat with photographer and comedian Clay Larsen (Jash’s AristoCrits, UCB) to dig into the episode P.O.V. Sponsored by Rashomon! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast. Grab tickets for our first live podcast show at Long Beach Comic Expo on 2/19: www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBeware the Gray Ghost - Tom Ruegger, Ben Garant, Andrea Romano||Adam West teams up with Kevin Conroy in this fan-favorite episode and we’ve got the guests to back it up! Tom Ruegger, co-creator of Batman, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons and more talk about writing “Beware the Gray Ghost,” keeping Steven Spielberg happy, how improv made Freakazoid come alive, and the Road Rovers secret that’s hiding in plain sight. Then sketch comedy legend, screenwriter and Batman fan Robert Ben Garant (The State, Reno 911!, A Night at the Museum) discusses the importance of Thomas Wayne, the importance of aiming Batman at kids, and why Mask of the Phantasm is his favorite Batman movie. Lastly, Batman casting and voice director Andrea Romano pops by to chat about the Gray Ghost record session and casting Adam West. Sponsored by The Opera! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast. Watch my short Gleep-Glorp & Lasertag here!||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChristmas with the Joker - Kevin Kiniry||It’s the podcast's very first Holiday Special! I chat the Clown Prince o’ Christmas with DC Collectibles Vice President of Kevin Kiniry about what goes into making the new and upcoming Batman: The Animated Series and New Batman Adventures action figures as well as his love of the show and Christmas with the Joker. Plus, the very seasonal return of Kevin Conroybot, who has been gone far too long. Sponsored by Self-Gagging Candy Canes! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSee No Evil - Martin Pasko, Andrew Grissom||Invisible men and phantasms and Batman, oh my! Martin Pasko (Batman story editor and writer) returns to chat turning a second string DC villain into an emotionally driven character, why he’s most proud of his work on Mask of the Phantasm and his brief stint on the BTAS comic book spin-off Batman Adventures. I also chat with Andrew Grissom (Funny or Die, Buzzfeed) about why See No Evil stuck with him over the years, Lazarus Pits and what happens when Mr. Freeze hooks up with Madame Web. Sponsored by Deadbeat Dads! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast.||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaging the Crime Doctor - Martin Pasko, Zachary Sigelko, Chris Johnson||Batman story editor and writer Martin Pasko stops by to talk about an underrated gangland, how he helped shape failing episodes and how Batman: The Animated Series was knowingly marketed to the stoner cartoon crowd before Adult Swim even existed. I also chat with my old buddies Zachary Sigelko and Chris Johnson (ADPT Productions) about “Paging the Crime Doctor” and more Congo conversation than I’d like to admit. Sponsored by Crime Doctors! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne - David Wise, Brea Grant, Jonathan Callan||Batman writer David Wise (Transformers, TMNT) and Jonathan Callan (Justice League Action, Ben 10) return to talk The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne, The Clock King a Batman animated story David’s always wanted to tell. Then chat with Brea Grant (Mystic Party podcast, Heroes, Dexter). Sponsored by The Dr. Hugo Stranger Danger Detector! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast.||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIf You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? - David Wise, Jonathan Callan||We talk Riddler origins with writers of Batman past and present! First I sit down with Jonathan Callan (Justice League Action, Ben 10: Omniverse) to discuss what it’s like to work with your heroes and write his very own Riddler episode years later. Then we both visit BTAS writer David Wise (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek) to talk about writing Batman, hanging out with John Lennon and what it was like to be an animation and filmmaking child prodigy. Sponsored by Flying Mechanical Hands! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast.||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGrowing Pains - Bob Goodman, Mia Resella, Omar Najam||Happy 24th Anniversary, BTAS! We celebrate by revisiting one of the best New Batman Adventures episodes with writer Bob Goodman (DCAU, Elementary) and nerdy superfine Mia Resella and Omar Najam (Sunnydale Study Group podcast) AKA 2BrokeGeeks. Plus, your questions for Bob answered at the end of the show. Sponsored by Staying Single! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJoker's Wild - Paul Dini, Mark David Christenson||Batman goes to Vegas! Well, sort of. I sit down once again with Batman writer Paul Dini (Dark Night: A True Batman Story, DCAU) about finding levity in writing the Batman rogues gallery in Joker’s Wild. Then I talk with comedian Mark David Christenson (I Will Watch Anything Once Podcast, UCB) about how his Mormon family justified watching Batman, the Joker’s limitless budget and why he loves this episode. Rate + Subscribe on iTunes! Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast.||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDouble Talk - Bob Goodman, Mike Levine||Scarface is back, dummies! I chat with Batman and DC Animated writer Bob Goodman (Elementary, Warehouse 13) about working as an assistant on Batman: The Animated Series before he quickly became a writer, the importance of good sci-fi and writing the wonderful and extremely underrated episode “Double Talk.” Then I chat with comedy writer Mike Levine (The Devastator, The Onion) about mental illness in the DC animated universe, Batman as a guardian angel, and the insanity of naming your child Hips McManus. Sponsored by Hips McManus: Dummy for Hire. Rate + Subscribe on iTunes! Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast.||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMean Seasons - Rich Fogel, Matthew Scott Montgomery||Happy 4th of July! Let's celebrate with a thematically appropriate episode: Mean Seasons. I chat with Batman writer Rich Fogel (BTAS, Batman Beyond, Justice League) about coming up with the story and working with the late, great writer Hilary J. Bader. I also sit down with actor and Bat-fan Matthew Scott Montgomery (Welcome to Deadcast) to dig into his obsession with the series, Gotham’s female rogues and Halloween. Sponsored by Yellow 4th of July Leotards. Rate + Subscribe on iTunes! Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast.||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDark Night - Paul Dini||Paul Dini is one of the best Batman writers out there. Today we take a break from the animated series to chat about his new graphic novel Dark Night, an autobiographical book from DC and Vertigo that stars Paul, the people behind Batman: The Animated Series and Batman himself. Rate + Subscribe + Comment in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. More at www.BTASpodcast.com.||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChemistry - Stan Berkowitz, Dan Lippert, Harry Chaskin||Batman gets married! For real! I chat about making the episode Chemistry with fantastic Batman and DC animation writer Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman Beyond, Superman). Then, I chat with my good buddies Dan Lippert (Big Grande, UCB's Winslow, Camp WWE) and Harry Chaskin (Robot Chicken, Friendship All-Stars) about Robin's cake eating habits, creepy plant people and Poison Ivy. We also discuss about our new stop-motion comedy short Monster Island! Sponsored by Tim Drake’s Cakes. Rate + Subscribe on iTunes! Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast.||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJudgment Day - Rich Fogel, Kevin Manwarren, Jace Armstrong||It's the very last of Batman's animated solo outings! I chat with series writer and story editor Rich Fogel about writing the final episode of the series and his work on Superman, Justice League and Batman Beyond. Then I show Kevin Manwarren (the very great band TUFT, @kevinmanwarren) the episode for the first time and he teaches me some humiliatingly basic information about football. Sponsored by Split Personality Plus! Also featuring Jace Armstrong as Kevin Conroybot in Kevin Conroybot Korner. Rate + Subscribe on iTunes! Donate at www.patreon.com/btaspodcast. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrial - Dan Riba, Andrea Romano, Mike Carlson||Batman’s put on trial in Arkham Asylum by almost all of his greatest foes! First I talk with Mike Carlson (@phatcarlson, Screenjunkies MovieFights, Tournament of Nerds) about his love for this series and the episode. Then it’s two mini-interviews! First, the show’s voice director Andrea Romano shares how she cast and directed the voices behind Batman’s villains and Tim Curry’s take on the Joker. Then series director Dan Riba returns to share behind the scenes tidbits about every episode he directed before The New Batman Adventures. Rate + Subscribe iniTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast for updates. Donate at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Demon's Quest - Denny O'Neil, Deb Tarica||Legendary Batman writer Denny O’Neil talks about why he thinks Batman is one of the best storytelling tools around, what went into the creation of Ra’s al Ghul, and how he shifted Batman from campy policeman to dark vigilante detective in the 1970s. But first, Deb Tarica (UCB, @instantdeborah) and I talk about the animated Ra’s, goopy lazarus pits, and Burt Ward’s actual brand of dog food. Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! Follow @BTAS for updates. Donate at patreon.com/btaspodcast.||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBatgirl Returns - Dan Riba, Rustam Hasanov||Batgirl gets the spotlight in today’s episode! Series director and DC Animated Universe veteran Dan Riba (Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League) shares behind-the-scenes stories about making the show, upholding an attention to detail in each episode, and the secret references to other DC characters that were snuck into Batman before there was a Justice League cartoon. Then art director Rustam Hasanov (Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters, Frankenweenie, The Strain) talks about the sexual duality of Batgirl and Catwoman, bootleg action figures and what it was like to grow up a Batman fan in Russia. Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Donate at www.patreon.com/BTASpodcast. Follow @BTASpodcast for updates.||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCritters - Joe R. Lansdale, Phillip Mottaz||Howdy! It's time for one of the most divisive episodes of the series: Critters. That’s right, the episode where Batman fights a bunch of giant praying mantises on a rocket silo! I continue chatting with episode writer and pulp veteran Joe R. Lansdale (Sundance’s Hap & Leonard, Bubba Ho-Tep) about imbuing BTAS with a touch of 60s charm, parodying the show from within and gothic horror. Then I chat with Phillip Mottaz (Ramones of the Day and Superpunk Radio podcasts) about why he loves Critters, jetpacks and all. Sponsored by Creepy Talking Goats! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Follow @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin for updates. Donate at www.patreon.com/BTASpodcast.||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRead My Lips - Joe R. Lansdale, Amanda Meadows, Geoffrey Golden||It's time to talk Scarface, dummies! First I sit down with Amanda Meadows and Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator Press, McSweeney's, Disney Comics) to chat Read My Lips, The Ventriloquist and a healthy dose of 90s X-Men. Then I sit down with writing legend Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Hap & Leonard, Jonah Hex) to chat about writing for Batman: The Animated Series, comics, horror and more! Lastly, a brand new segment is unveiled. Sponsored by the Zatara School of Ventriloquism! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Donate at www.patreon.com/BTASpodcast and follow @BTASpodcast for updates.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPretty Poison - Diane Pershing, Alana Gospodnetich||The voice of Poison Ivy AKA Diane Pershing talks about her experience as a central Batman villain, how it spurred an interest in becoming a fan of watching superhero shows in real life, not to mention her writing and singing careers and the good ol’ days of looping porn! I also chat with Alana Gospodnetich (These Are My Friends, LA City Municipal Dance Squad) about Ivy’s animated origin, vaginal plant monsters and a man named Claudio. Sponsored by Poison Ivy’s Hypno-Lipstick! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Donate at www.patreon.com/BTASpodcast. Follow @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin for updates on Twitter.||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMad Love - Arleen Sorkin, Paul Dini, Chris Tallman||It's a one year anniversary spectacular! I celebrate by interviewing Arleen Sorkin (voice of Harley Quinn) + Paul Dini (creator of Harley Quinn), chatting with Chris Tallman (The Thundermans, Buffy, Spontaneation) about Mad Love, and featuring segments with my Mom, my robot assistant and YOUR TWEETS. Also featuring Marissa Strickland and Casey Trela. Sponsored by Police Blimp Ultra! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Donate at www.patreon.com/BTASpodcast. Follow @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin for updates on Twitter.||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSub-Zero - Randy Rogel, Paul Jay||Mr. Freeze is the star of today’s episode as we dive into Batman’s second animated feature. First, I sit down with LA stand-up Paul Jay (@PaulJayComic) to discuss 90s CGI, diamond thievery, and the pathos of Victor Fries. Then, I interview Emmy Award Winning Batman writer Randy Rogel (Animaniacs, Disney’s 7D, 1,001 Nights) to talk about writing Sub-Zero, how the story didn’t originally feature Mr. Freeze and unmade episodes of the animated series... not to mention a step by step breakdown of the Batman writing process! Rate + Subscribe + Comment in iTunes. Donate via PayPal to email@example.com. Follow @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin for updates.||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Man Who Killed Batman - Maurice LaMarche, DC Pierson||VO superstar Maurice LaMarche (Pinky & The Brain, The Simpsons, Adventure Time, every single cartoon ever) chats about his brief appearance on Batman, why he left stand-up to pursue voice over, and what it takes to be the go-to Hollywood fake burp pro and funniest impressionist around. I also sit down with author and comedian DC Pierson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Crap Kingdom, The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To) to watch and dig into The Man Who Killed Batman. Sponsored by The Ace Chemical Plant! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Donate on PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @btaspodcast on Twitter for updates. More at www.BTASpodcat.com.||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitREBROADCAST! On Leather Wings - Andrea Romano, Roxy Radulescu||Listen to one of my favorite early episodes of the podcast in which we tackle the very first episode of BTAS in style! First, designer and musician Roxy Radalescu (Movies in Color, TUFT / Hi Ho Silver Oh) pops by to talk about the use of color in the pilot and the Man-Bat’s extremely perfect pants. Then I sit down with legendary voice director Andrea Romano (every show in the DCAU, TMNT, Spongebob Squarepants, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, DuckTales) to discuss the joy of making cartoons, how she originally cast Batman, inside jokes from Mask of the Phantasm and what a keep-alive groan is. Also featuring Drew Tarver, Dan Lippert, Harry Chaskin and Jace Armstrong. Hosted and produced by Justin Michael. Sponsored by The Gotham Wharf! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Follow @BTASpodcast or go to www.BTASpodcast.com to donate and keep things free.||12/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Clock King - Carlos Rodriguez, Tim Neenan, Drew Tarver||I sit down with Batman composer Carlos Rodriguez (Hellboy, The Royal Tenenbaums) and comedy writer Tim Neenan (Filthy Preppy Teen$, Newsreaders) to talk clock. We discuss making a character named The Clock King “a motherf*cker,” influences of Hitchcock and Miyazaki, and what’s at stake when Batman has to save a wiener from a wiener. Plus, The Mayor o’ Podcasts (Drew Tarver) returns to bother me. Sponsored by Clock King’s Clocks n’ Things! Donate at www.BTASpodcast.com. Follow the show on Twitter @BTASpodcast and myself @heyjustin.||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHarley's Holiday - Paul Dini, Cheyenne Curtis||Paul Dini (writer, creator of Harley Quinn) is back to talk about everyone’s favorite villainess. We discuss finding comedy in a show that takes Batman seriously, writing Harley as a human rubber band and the lost direct-to-video BTAS anthology! I also chat with artist and character designer Cheyenne Curtis (Powerpuff Girls, Star vs. The Forces of Evil) about her love of Harley, how Bruce Timm draws women and why this version of Batman is a better dude than others. Sponsored by Fish Nunchucks! Rate and leave a comment in iTunes. Follow @BTASpodcast for updates. Donate at www.BTASpodcast.com.||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMask of the Phantasm - Kevin Conroy, Alex Fernie, Alan Burnett||I celebrate 20 episodes by sitting down with the voice of Batman himself: Kevin Conroy. We discuss everything from how he stumbled into the role of a lifetime and channeled his inner darkness to hanging out with his neighborhood bartender, Bruce Willis. I also go behind the scenes of Mask of the Phantasm with writer Alan Burnett to talk about the genesis of the film and how it went from direct-to-video to last minute theatrical release. PLUS, comedy writer / director Alex Fernie (Hulu’s Hotwives, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) pops by to discuss the movie in detail and explore the logic behind things like using a saw-horse to escape the cops and whether or not the Joker is doinking a 1964 World’s Fair robot. Sponsored by Dating Batman Style! Follow the show on Twitter @BTASpodcast and find more / donate at www.BTASpodcast.com.||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLock-Up - Echo Kellum, Robert N. Skir||Let’s talk up Lock-Up! First Echo Kellum (Mr. Terrific on Arrow, Rick & Morty) pops by to share his experience playing a DC superhero on TV, getting to be an extra in The Dark Knight and why Batman has “the finest rogue’s gallery.” Then BTAS scribe Robert N. Skir walks me through the writing process and creation of Lock-Up. Also featuring Jeffrey Combs and Marissa Strickland. Sponsored by Arkham Singles! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. More at @BTASpodcast and www.BTASpodcast.com.||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHarley & Ivy - Paul Dini, Julia Vickerman, Marissa Strickland||Paul Dini returns to talk everyone's favorite Gotham gals! We discuss the genesis of Harley Quinn, the cruelty and manipulation of Poison Ivy and how Harley brings out the best in her. I also sit down with animation creator and artist Julia Vickerman (Twelve Forever, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Powerpuff Girls) to talk about the importance of funny female characters and how Batman influenced her career in animation. Plus, the grand twisty turny musical finale of #PodQuestCast featuring Marissa Strickland, Jace Armstrong and Casey Trela. Donate to the show at btaspodcast.com. Follow the show on Twitter at @BTASpodcast. Rate + Subscribe in iTunes!||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBe A Clown - Michael McCuistion, Jace Armstrong, Alex Berg||Happy Batman Day! On today’s surprise episode we talk Joker with Batman composer Michael McCuistion (Superman, Batman Beyond, Justice League) and comedian Jace Armstrong (Nathan For You, The Birthday Boys). Also featuring Alex Berg (Hell Baby, UCB’s Convoy) in the penultimate chapter of #PodQuestCast. Sponsored by Obviously Terrifying Clowns! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. More at www.BTASpodcast.com or @BTASpodcast on Twitter.||9/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAppointment in Crime Alley - Gerry Conway, David Kantrowitz, Dan Lippert, Ryan Rosenberg||Comic book legend Gerry Conway may have created The Punisher and killed off Gwen Stacy, but today he’s here to talk Batman and writing Appointment in Crime Alley. He shares the importance of bright spots in a dark narrative, why he likes Dr. Leslie Tompkins, and the two ways to deal with a cliche. He’s joined by artist and comedian David Kantrowitz (@midnight, Plot Twistagram). Also featuring Dan Lippert (Workaholics) and Ryan Rosenberg (Playing House) as The Ammo Bros and Alex Berg who returns as a literally groundbreaking return as Rid Ler. Sponsored by The Crime Alley Chamber of Commerce! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. More at www.BTASpodcast.com and @BTASpodcast.||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Demon Within - Paul Scheer, Jim Fletcher, Drew Tarver, Jace Armstrong||Paul Scheer (The League, Crash Test, How Did This Get Made?) swings by to talk magic, demons and little boys trapped in crystal balls in the weirdest Batman episode yet! Then we take an inside look at what goes into making a Batman: The Animated Series action figure with DC Collectibles design director Jim Fletcher. Also featuring Drew Tarver as The Mayor o' Podcasts and Jace Armstrong as Kevin Conroybot in the next chapter of #PodQuestCast! Sponsored by Witch Boy Trapped In A Crystal Ball.com! Special thanks to Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Pat Janssen. Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! More at www.BTASpodcast.com.||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPerchance to Dream - Alan Burnett, Jake Goldman, Drew Tarver||Jake Goldman (Powerpuff Girls, Futurama) stops by to talk about extreme recoiling, compare Perchance to Dream to Calvin & Hobbes, and share why Batman's uniquely greatest asset is learning from his mistakes. Then, the incredible BTAS writer and producer Alan Burnett (Justice League: Gods & Monsters, Mask of the Phantasm, probably all of your favorite cartoons) explains how Hitchcock influenced this episode, why villains bring out the best in Batman stories, and shares details on a script that was never produced. Also featuring Drew Tarver's triumphant return as The Mayor of Podcasts in #PodQuestCast: Part 4. Sponsored by Perchance to Cream. Rate + Review + Subscribe in iTunes! More at www.BTASpodcast.com and @BTASpodcast.||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitShowdown - Kevin Altieri, Eric Martin, Natalie Palamides||The show flashes back to the Old West and I sit down with Eric Martin (This American Wife, Audie Nominated narrator) and Batman director / storyboard artist Kevin Altieri to talk Jonah Hex, Ra’s al Ghul and an actual U.S. politician who played a part in the making of this episode. Also featuring Natalie Palamides (Powerpuff Girls, Uncle Buck) as Dolores Dumply in PodQuestCast part 3. Sponsored by Jonah Hex-Mex! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes and donate at www.BTASpodcast.com.||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCatwalk - Kristopher Carter, Casey Trela, Betsy Sodaro||Catwoman and Scarface team up in this episode and we talk all about the music with Emmy-nominated Batman composer Kristopher Carter (BTAS, Superman Batman Beyond, Justice League) and musician Casey Trela (Hi Ho Silver Oh, Dark Rooms). I also visit a cave to seek out the Ghost Witch AKA Betsy Sodaro (Monsters University, Another Period, Big Time in Hollywood, FL) in the second thrilling installment of PodQuestCast. Sponsored by The Gotham City Natural History Museum! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. More at www.BTASpodcast.com.||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBaby-Doll - Paul Dini, Mark Rennie, Kirby Howell-Baptiste||The legendary Batman writer and creator of Harley Quinn stops by the podcast for an incredible interview! But first, Mark Rennie (The Onion, UCB) talks about his love of Baby-Doll, the potential happy ending of a tragic character, and the desperate need for a tumblr focused on the shoes of the DC Animated Universe. Then, Paul Dini (BTAS, Lost, Arkham Asylum, Arkham City) talks about injecting comedy into Batman, learning to trust the collaborative process and the never before heard origin of creating Baby-Doll. If that’s not enough for you, today marks the beginning of #PodQuestCast, a new multi-part story arc that will continue next episode! Also featuring Kirby Howell-Baptiste (House of Lies, 2 Hot Dogs), Marissa Strickland (Newsreaders, Happy Endings) and Harry Chaskin (Adult Swim). Sponsored by Mary Dahl’s Adult Dollpers! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Donate on the About Page of www.BTASpodcast.com.||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt's Never Too Late - Lolita Ritmanis, Mark Schroeder||10 time Emmy Nominated composer Lolita Ritmanis (Batman, Superman, Justice League, The Brave and the Bold) pops by to share how she created music for Batman and the theme song for Justice League, what it was like to get mentored by Shirley Walker and how she met her colleagues at Dynamic Music Partners while working on DC animated shows. She's joined by actor and comedian Mark Schroeder (Private Street, UCB's Dunk Tank) to talk priests, trains and why he's grown to like It's Never Too Late even more now that he's older. Also featuring Jace Armstrong (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Nathan For You) as Kevin Conroybot. Sponsored by the Gotham Train Museum! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. More at www.BTASpodcast.com and @BTASpodcast on Twitter.||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLegends of the Dark Knight - Nick Mundy, Arlen Schumer, Jacob Reed||BTAS gets its Frank Miller, Dick Sprang and Bill Finger on as I tackle the fan-favorite anthology episode "Legends of the Dark Knight." First Nick Mundy (Conan, Comedy Central's Nothing to Report, Screen Junkies, Wonder Twins) digs into the episode and how this cartoon introduced him to The Dark Knight Returns and discusses the logistics of a building that houses giant musical instruments. Then I speak with comic historian and graphic designer Arlen Schumer about his love of the Fleischer Superman, the enduring storytelling of BTAS and what it was like to design merchandise for the show. Also featuring Jacob Reed (Before You Were Funny, Buzzfeed) as The Ol' Podspector. Sponsored by Police Blimps! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. More at www.btaspodcast.com.||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHis Silicon Soul - Marty Isenberg, Justin Donaldson||Robot Batman! Need I say more? First, Justin Donaldson (Tournament of Nerds, The Screen Junkies Show) talks "His Silicon Soul," action figures, and what it was like to visit the Batman Returns set as a kid. Then Marty Isenberg (Guardians of the Galaxy, Ben 10, Superman: The Animated Series) talks about writing a robot Batman episode, pitches that never made the cut, and how he straddled being a receptionist and writing for BTAS at the same time. Sponsored by Rossum Farms! Rate + Comment on iTunes. Donate to the show at www.BTASpodcast.com.||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSideshow - Whit Hertford, Shelby Fero, Marissa Strickland||It's an episode full of circus freaks and Batman geeks as we tackle the Killer Croc episode "Sideshow." First, comedian Shelby Fero (Key & Peele, @midnight, Other Space) pops by to talk about why this episode is a bummer, compares it to Shakespeare and accidentally renames Alfred. Then actor, writer and director Whit Hertford (Wildlife, Jurassic Park, How I Met Your Mother) discusses what it was like to play Billy the Seal Boy, being a child actor when your contemporaries are Elijah Wood and Leonardo DiCaprio, and working with Phil Hartman on an Elmyra pilot. Also featuring Marissa Strickland (Newsreaders, Happy Endings) as a stinky old egg. Sponsored by The Croc Rock! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. More at www.BTASpodcast.com.||4/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOld Wounds - Loren Lester, Hector Navarro, Jessica McKenna||We dive into Dick Grayson's past with the voice of Robin and Nightwing himself: Loren Lester! Loren explains why he loves Old Wounds, guides us through his approach to voicing both characters, and even shares info on some never produced Batman animated spin-offs. He's joined by Bat-nerd and comedian Hector Navarro (Geek & Sundry), who discusses the importance of Robin in the Batman universe and asks all the right questions along the way. Also featuring Jessica McKenna (The Goldbergs, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Zach & The Jess) and Jace Armstrong. Sponsored by The Nightwing Insta-Mullet! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes.||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat is Reality? - Robert N. Skir, Yak Manrique, Alex Berg||Riddle me this: how does a podcast showcase its first Riddler episode? By celebrating the brains behind the show and interviewing our first BTAS writer: Robert N. Skir (Gargoyles, Superman: The Animated Series, Beetlejuice). Bob guides us through his career in animation, from how to write the perfect Riddler riddles to what it's like to be a comic book nerd working on your dream show. He's joined by comedian Yak Manrique (Private Street, UCB), who shares what it was like to take improv classes with his comic book and cartoon heroes. Also featuring Alex Berg (Key & Peele, Children's Hospital, UCB's Convoy) and Jace Armstrong. Sponsored by Daggett Cosmetics! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes.||3/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOn Leather Wings - Andrea Romano, Roxy Radulescu, Drew Tarver||It’s time to tackle the very first episode of BTAS in style! First, designer and musician Roxy Radulescu (Movies In Color, Hi Ho Silver Oh) pops by to talk about the use of color in the pilot and the Man-Bat’s extremely perfect pants. Then I sit down with legendary voice director Andrea Romano (TMNT, Spongebob Squarepants, Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, DuckTales, every show in the DCAU) to discuss the joy of making cartoons, how she originally cast Batman, inside jokes from Mask of the Phantasm and what a keep-alive groan is. Also featuring Drew Tarver, Dan Lippert, Harry Chaskin and Jace Armstrong. Hosted and produced by Justin Michael. Sponsored by The Gotham Wharf! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Follow @BTASpodcast or go to www.BTASpodcast.com for updates.||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNever Fear - Jeffrey Combs, Brett Bayonne, Zach Reino||It's Scarecrow time, baby! First, comedian Brett Bayonne and I discuss why the excellent episode "Never Fear" proves The New Batman Adventures are just as good as BTAS. Then I sit down with actor Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, Star Trek, Gotham) and talk about what it's like to be a cult triple threat and how he developed his voice for The Scarecrow. Also featuring Jace Armstrong, Echo Kellum, Zach Reino and Marissa Strickland. Hosted and produced by Justin Michael. Sponsored by Arkham Singles! Rate + Subscribe! Follow @BTASpodcast or go to www.BTASpodcast.com.||3/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTwo-Face - Murphy Cross, Harry Chaskin||It's a Two-Face second episodestravaganza! Stop-motion animation guru Harry Chaskin (Adult Swim, Friendship All-Stars) nerds out with me and explains why he thinks "Two-Face" influenced his career in animation. Then, Murphy Cross (Night Court, Cheers) joins us to talk about how she was cast as Two-Face's wife Grace and what it was like working with one of her best friends: BTAS voice director Andrea Romano. Plus, the Title Card Game with Murphy's daughter and UCB comedian Fiona Landers (Batman Beyond, Animaniacs). Also featuring Ian Pfaff (Nickelodeon, Funny or Die) and Zach Reino (The Zach & The Jess, UCB). Hosted and produced by Justin Michael. Sponsored by The Crime Alley Playhouse! Rate + Subscribe in iTunes! More at www.BTASpodcast.com||2/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Am The Night - Seth Green, Clare Grant||Welcome to Batman: The Animated Podcast with Justin Michael! In the very first episode Seth Green (Family Guy, Robot Chicken) talks about his role as Wizard in the BTAS episode I Am The Night, Clare Grant (Team Unicorn, Hulk and the Agents of Smash) shares the giddiness of working with her childhood heroes and my mom tries her damndest to guess what this episode is about based on the title card. Hosted and produced by Justin Michael. Sponsored by Police Blimps! Rate + Subscribe! More at www.BTASpodcast.com.||2/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Please get better!!!
MAN i really wanted to like this podcast.
I’ve been a fan of BTAS since i was a little guy.
But i can’t make it to the meat of the podcast.
When you only have one host for a podcast they better be entertaining.
The episode goes off the rail really fast.
(Title Card game.)
Keep making this podcast though Justin.
I applaud any plug of Batman the Animated Series.
And as a big ole comics nerd i’m sorry to pick on you so much.
While it's nice to have in-depth conversations about BTAS, the host takes a great premise and waters it down with a bunch of weird stuff. Weird voices, weird trains of conversation -- I get the impression he's trying to be funny, but it comes off as more of the awkward wanna-be comedian from high school.
They also don't talk too much on the actual subject of a given episode. I would say about 1/3 of the show is on topic and the rest is weird voices and filler that have nothing to do with Batman.
If you loved The Batman Animated Series (and still do) this podcast is what you've been looking for. It contains an awesome breakdown of episodes, along with great guess, and brilliant charisma.