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Bat Minute '89 is a podcast investigating Tim Burton's 1989 movie 'Batman' one minute at a time! Your hosts are Jon Parker and Niall McGowan. Episodes release on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Inspired by the one and only 'Star Wars Minute'.

Bat Minute '89 is a podcast investigating Tim Burton's 1989 movie 'Batman' one minute at a time! Your hosts are Jon Parker and Niall McGowan. Episodes release on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Inspired by the one and only 'Star Wars Minute'.
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Bat Minute '89 is a podcast investigating Tim Burton's 1989 movie 'Batman' one minute at a time! Your hosts are Jon Parker and Niall McGowan. Episodes release on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Inspired by the one and only 'Star Wars Minute'.








Ƭ̵̬̊ Under the Cherry Moon (with Joel Torres and Sarah Roberts)

Everyone come behold the Bat Minute parade! The boys are back and this time they're tackling an investigation Under a Cherry Moon. Give what you can, all you can stand, and all of your life will be made. This is a Bat Minute promise. Come and witness the hubris of His Purple Majesty as he attempts to plot and scheme his way to riches! Along the way we'll encounter weird familial chemistry, a gaggle of irritating upper-crusters and a trip to the good ol' wrecka stow. What are you waiting...


Ƭ̵̬̊ Purple Rain - Part 2 (with Dael Kingsmill and Omar Najam)

PART 2 of 2 Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to finish off the greatest story ever told. The Kid is back to turn things around, wow the crowd and save the day. Will he learn to treat women right? Will he learn to treat ANYBODY right? Yes, the Bat Boys are concluding Purple Rain! Back once again to assist in the investigation are the masters of 'The Bird' - it's the Sex Shooter's themselves, Darling Dael Kingsmill and 'The Revolution' Omar Najam! Come and get down and funky on...


Ƭ̵̬̊ Purple Rain - Part 1 (with Dael Kingsmill and Omar Najam)

PART 1 of 2 Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to go crazy. One could even say "nuts". We are here to Take U Beautiful Ones on a purple ride through Erotic City and F.U.N.K. you up. We would Die For U, listeners. Yes, the Bat Boys watched Purple Rain! Joining them on this adventure, after they purified themselves in the waters of Lake Minnetonka, are a couple of returning champions - it's Dael Kingsmill and Omar Najam! Baby, they're stars! You can thank us all for the funky...


Batman Ninja - ニンジャバットマン (with Stephanie Palacino)

The Bat boys are back in action! Only this time they've been transported back to feudal Japan! Thankfully, Special Guest Investigator, film maker and YouTuber Stephanie Palacino (aka Caffine Jedi) also got caught in the time warp and is on hand to help us solve the case, reassemble the Quake Engine and get back to our own time! How else will we ever move on to Batman Returns otherwise? Along the way we will encounter mechas, monkeys... and mechas FIGHTING monkeys! This is a bonus episode...


Minute 121: Enter the Void

"This is the end, beautiful friend This is the end, my only friend, the end" Back for one last time this season, Jon and Niall take a look at the remaining credits and wrap things up. There's still plenty to discuss and fun to be had as our dynamic duo prepare to exit the stage... for now! That's right, folks - our heroes WILL be back... in Bat Minute Returns! The next episode follows... soon. Same Bat Pod, different Bat Minute! Image by Joseph Burke. Join us on Facebook at the...


Minute 120: Scandalous Discussions (with Darren Husted)

As the list of names inches closer to a conclusion, we are played out by the smoooooth stylings of everybody's favourite sexy beast... no, not our Jon, but PRINCE, ladies, gentlemen and everybody else. Along the way you may just learn a thing or two about sculptors and standbys! Joining our Justice League as our FINAL Special Guest Investigator is one of the most prolific podcasters going. He is the mastermind behind 'Prince: Track by Track', 'I've Made a Huge Mistake' and 'A Talking...


Minute 119: Seance For A Potentially Dead Hairdresser (with Jessi Milestone)

The credits roll on and take us gasping and wheezing towards the finish line. Will our team make it or collapse at the last second? Hopefully they'll get all of their wonderful facts about these names out of the way first! Joining our dynamic duo as Special Guest Credits Investigator is the wonderful actor, stand-up comic and musician Jessi Milestone! She can also FENCE, so who better to take a stab at skewering these names with razor sharp wit? The next episode follows on Friday. Same...


Minute 118: Batman Triumphant (with Chrysanthe Tan)

The action is over, folks, but certainly not the scintillating Bat chat! We get one final shot of our victorious hero, the man of the hour himself and then... WE'RE BACK IN CREDITS TOWN! But that doesn't mean the fun has to end... Joining the team to wrap up this visual investigation is the musical maestro, the string-based superstar - it's composer, violinist and singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Chrysanthe Tan! The next episode follows on Wednesday. Same Bat Pod, different Bat...


Minute 117: I Am Vicki's Complete Lack of Surprise (with Brad Mendenhall and Eric Deutsch)

Does Vicki look up at the Bat signal thinking of her lovely future with Bruce, or does she glance upon it and realise that their courtship is already doomed? No matter - Alfred has brought the drinks, bay-bay! Mr Wayne is late? Who cares! Joining our team today to help save the DC universe are the Hawkmen themselves - it's Brad Mendenhall and Eric Deutsch of Flash Gordon Minute! They don't fly into this minute blind but they certainly have the relentless momentum of a rocket cycle and...


Minute 116: Signal O' The Times (with Ralph Attanasia)

Public safety used to be a laughing matter, it seems... but no longer! Thank god! Or the Borg, at least. Vicki blows off Allie with a "see ya, sport" as Lando reveals a letter and rather special gift from the Bat himself... Joining our crew as Special Guest Investigator is the Sultan of Sweet (Talking) himself - it's Ralph Attanasia of TLC's hit TV show Cake Boss! Ralph kneads the truth, so what better way than by helping us crack the egg that is this case wide open? He's here to get a...


Minute 115: Hit the Road, Jack (with Suzen Tekla Kruglnska)

A near-death experience is followed by a sweet bit of romantic hugging and deep stares. Aww. Things quickly change as we see it... the body of the fallen one himself - Joker lies dead. It's over, Jack. In his typical fashion, however, he can't go out without one last laugh... Joining the dynamic duo as Special Guest Investigator is somebody who can really take care of the business we have discussed - it's Suzen Tekla Kruglnska of The Shining 2:37 Podcast! Heeere's Suzen, ready to bash...


Minute 114: Clown Goes Down (with Pete Mummert)

Gargoyles? No! THE TRUTH WILL SHOCK YOU! Or not, I dunno. Joker clings to dear life as he dangles dangerously in the air, holding on to the ladder! Will he fall? Does he deserve this fate? Will Batman and Vicki make it up in one piece? Here to dig his way to the truth, straight out of Marshall College (or is it Barnett College?) is a man seeking fortune and glory - it's Pete Mummert of Indiana Jones Minute! We always knew Pete would come walking through our door and he's here to solve...


Minute 113: Jack's Retirement Party (with Travis Bow)

Tonight, a clown may die in Gotham. High above the city, the one-time Jack Napier is dancing like a maniac! BUT CHECK OUT THOSE BUNS! His suit changes colour, he retires AND he loses his hat! What a day for ol' Joker. He also says how he kills himself as Batman attempts to do it for him! Joining the crew as Special Guest Investigator and explaining his master stroke is the Minuteman himself - host of Watchmen Minute and the Reel Comic Heroes podcast - it's Travis Bow! Travis is here to...


Minute 112: Making a Spectacle(s) (with Mitch and Dando)

You wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would you? This movie shows us that Batman is just the type of guy to go against the grain on that one! As Joker appears to fall to his grisly end, he makes a last ditch effort to take Bats and Vicki with him! Complete with funny little jigs and japes-a-plenty, this is one minute not to miss! Joining our dynamic duo as Special Guest Investigators are Mitch and Dando of the Simpsons-themed Four Finger Discount podcast! Acting as our own Radioactive Man...


Minute 111: Return of the Mecha-Joker (with Omar Najam)

BAT MINUTE '89 - THE SHOW THAT YOU MADE, DEAR LISTENERS! A comedy 'dong' is the funniest thing going as Batman's attempt at a 'cool' line falls totally flat. Shame. Shame. BATMAN PUNCHES JOKER'S TEETH RIGHT OUT OF HIS SKULL! GOOD LORD! "You made me first..." Back to deliver one final verbal stake through the heart is filmmaker, writer and host of the Sunnydale Study Group podcast - it's Omar Najam! With Omar on the scene you know that this show will be five by five and Joker and co....


Minute 110: Start Wearing Purple (with Omar Najam)

It's the beauty of the Joker up against the beastly Vicki Vale - at least, in Jack's mind! There's also the possibility of a Blood Eagle on offer - lovely stuff. Vicki grimaces as she gets a mouthful of Joker's purple and Bats prepares his attack... Back again to say such beautiful things is filmmaker, writer and host of Sunnydale Study Group - it's Omar Najam! This seasoned Watcher is going rogue and he doesn't have any damn Council to hold him back! Omar is here to bring it Once More...


Minute 109: For Goon The Bell Tolls (with Omar Najam)

D-VON! GET THE TABLES! Or the wooden staircase, at least - Batman is about to take a tumble! Bats takes a vicious knee and BAH GAWD, HE'S BROKEN IN HALF! Amidst the carnage, Joker continues his devilish dance... Joining our dynamic duo as Special Guest Investigator is writer, filmmaker, podcaster and knowledge keeper of anything whatsoever to do with both Buffy and Tegan & Sara - it's Omar Najam! Can Omar help our team slay these demons, or will he prove to be more of an Angelus than an...


Minute 108: False Flag (with Molly Bailen)

BANG BANG! HAVE A NICE DAY! Joker clasps Vicki tight and waltzes through the beautiful brutality of Bat vs bodyguard. Quickly, the clown comes to the conclusion that without Ms Vale, life has no point... so points a gun at his own noggin! Here to cleanse these crooks of ignorance and sin... kind of... is the ever-so-wonderful host of Cabin Minute Cast - it's Molly Bailen! Molly has already tackled a Zombie Redneck Torture Family so a few cheap gangsters can't stop her on this quest! The...


Minute 107: Let BATtle Commence (with Molly Bailen)

There's a Bat in the belfry but Joker is more concerned with having a wee dance - his goons will take care of the rest! IN FLIPPING FASHION! As our hero takes care of business, a new challenger appears... and falls for Bats! Goon after goon is failing... not much stands in Bruce's way now! Back to crack this case with our Dark Knights is the f-bomb-dropping-yet-dharma-studying, artist, screenwriter and host of Cabin Minute Cast - it's Molly Bailen! The scenario has been chosen and these...


Minute 106: Gotham's Finest at Work (with Molly Bailen)

Hell's bells! This thing is trying to send Bats and the cops straight down below! Can Gordon shift it solo? Not a damn chance! His new plan? Just shine some lights... that'll do it. Meanwhile, out hero is relentless in his pursuit. The showdown awaits... Joining the dynamic duo as Special Guest Investigator is none other than Whedonverse expert, artist, cat aficionado and host of Cabin Minute Cast - it's Molly Bailen! The ritual has begun and this Joker had better run! The next episode...