Batman: The Animated Podcast
By Justin Michael
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Batman: The Animated Podcast is an interview variety show for your ears hosted by Justin Michael. Each podcast episode brings together a fan of Batman: The Animated Series and 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.
||Clean43. Christmas 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...||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42. See 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...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41. Paging 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...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40. The 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...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39. If 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....||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38. Growing 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...||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37. Joker'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...||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36. Double 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...||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35. Mean 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....||7/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34. Dark 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...||6/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33. Chemistry - 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...||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32. Judgment 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...||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31. Trial - 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!...||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30. The 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...||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29. Batgirl 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...||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28. Critters - 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...||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27. Read 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...||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26. Pretty 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...||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25. Mad 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,...||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24. Sub-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...||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23. The 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...||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREBROADCAST! 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...||12/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22. The 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,”...||12/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21. Harley'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!...||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20. Mask 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...||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19. Lock-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...||10/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18. Harley & 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...||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17. Be 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...||9/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16. Appointment 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...||9/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15. The 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...||8/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14. Perchance 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...||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13. Showdown - 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...||7/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12. Catwalk - 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...||7/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Baby-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...||6/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. It'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...||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. Legends 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...||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. His 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...||5/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Sideshow - 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...||4/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Old 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...||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. What 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...||3/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. On 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...||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. Never 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...||3/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Two-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...||2/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. I 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...||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.
Love the original animated series! Love this podcast! And I love how Justin Michael frames the classic cartoon in a new light with a perfect blend of critical discourse, insider anecdotes, and hilarious comedy. Can’t wait to listen to more of these and re-watch the show alongside it.
Can’t wait for more
The Seth Green interview was awesome— so fun to hear a true Batman nerd get to talk to his BTAS heroes!