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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'.








Minute 34: Seven Years Bad Luck

It's the start of a new week so you know what that means... IT'S BAT MINUTE TIME, BABY! The crew are back for more shenanigans as they metaphorically slice and dice their way through a visit to a shady surgeon. Along the way they discover the fate of poor old Mr Napier... I don't trust this doctor to do a good job! Joining the Bat Boys is the wonderful YouTube mythology vlogger Dael Kingsmill! Make sure to check out her fantastic work over at Monarchs Factory for all your mythological...

Duration: 00:39:17

Minute 33: Butler Banter

Alfred's bland food (also known as: English food) galore as we head into the end of yet another week here at the BatMinuteCave. Touching childhood memories aren't enough to stop the team-up of Jon, Niall and Kit going completely off the rails yet again! The house is not Bruce. Who is Bruce? What is Bruce? Who am I? Who are you? What is love? BRUCE THE BOOZEHOUND! CONFIRMED! Or is it? We are joined once more, for the final time this week, by everybody's favourite accordion noise...

Duration: 00:41:42

Minute 32: Of Kelex, Polka and Cool As Ice...

The further exciting adventures of Jon, Niall and Kit! This mid-week episode features non-stop action, suspense, drama, fun! We cover all of this and a whole lot more! As mentioned, the dynamic duo are joined once again by the accordion-playing RATman himself, Kit Flemons of the band Rat Bit Kit. I'm sure you already know that this means it's a doozy! The next episode follows on Friday. Same Bat pod, different Bat minute! Kit Flemons - Rat Bit Kit

Duration: 00:36:11

Minute 31: Souper-bowl Monday!

Bruce and Vicki have their date night... at Wayne Manor itself! You want talk about soup? You'd better do because, oh boy, there's soup, soup and MORE damn soup! It genuinely makes for one of our favourite episodes yet! Joining Jon and Niall is the punk rock accordion destroyer Kit Flemons, of the band Rat Bit Kit. Things may go off the rails somewhat. CHAOS! The next episode follows on Wednesday. Same Bat pod, different Bat minute! Kit Flemons - Rat Bit Kit

Duration: 00:43:17

Minute 30: Give 'im a Hand

It's the big 3-0 as Bat Minute '89 heads into the dirty thirties. Speaking of dirty... a filthy hand claws up from beneath even filthier water! Who could it be? WHAT could it be? SUICIDE BY CHEMICAL BATH! The Bat has a flight pattern and Vicki dons her specs to deduce its intricacies. DATING WOES! DELICIOUS SOUP! If you can't get enough of the soup... wait until you get a load of next week, folks! There'll be enough to go around. Join us for the next episode on Monday, Same Bat...

Duration: 00:36:38

Minute 29: Between a Bat and a Vat

Continuing the old-school feel today it's the Bat Boys and ONLY the Bat Boys on this episode. I think I'm going to drop this Bat Boys thing, jeez... Minute 29 sees a sliced and diced Napier clinging to the Bat for dear life, while he himself pulls a face like he's trying to open a jar of sauce. JACK TAKES A TUMBLE! JACK MAKES A SPLASH! Does he survive? Does he die? He certainly won't be turned insane and into an even worse crook by it, that's for sure. Batman has one other foe to...

Duration: 00:41:10

Minute 28: Red Six is Down!

The Bat Boys are taking it old school this week as they are working as the original dynamic duo. What excitement is in store? Jack and the Bat are keen to swap fashion tips, but things take a turn for the worse when Napier decides to reach for his BULLET gun rather than his GLUE gun. The Bat makes himself elusive... A Prince reference can't console us as our beloved Porkins takes one for the team YET AGAIN! Can this guy catch a break? NAPIER IN DANGER! Will The Bat step up to save him...

Duration: 00:47:08

Minute 27: Bat Minute Does Gordon

COMEDY BULLETS EVERYWHERE! SURPRISE BAT FISTS! PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT GUNS, TALKING ABOUT GUNS! These are just some of the thrilling topics being discussed on this Friday's can't-miss episode of your favourite show: Bat Minute '89. See: DRAMATIC CAPE SWOOSHING! Witness: THE BAT DESCEND WITH GRACE! Marvel: AS THE DARK KNIGHT LIFTS JACK WITH EASE! Bob the Goon attempts to 'do' Gordon as Napier fights for his life. For the final time this week we are joined by Dan Kampling, the...

Duration: 00:41:58

Minute 26: Hang Time

A VICIOUS MONSTER DESCENDS FROM THE RAFTERS! It is impervious to bullets! TO PAIN! It grapples its enemies and dangles them precariously over ledges! A MAN LOSES HIS HAT! And then... it is gone. Meanwhile, Jack Napier spills chemicals and walks Ripley's path as another exciting shootout begins! What a minute folks! Once again we are joined by the exceptionally knowledgeable Bat Computer himself, Dan Kampling, so make sure to tune in for his smooth-talking, Jesse Ventura ways. The...

Duration: 00:37:12

Minute 25: Twirling Towards Freedom!

Action galore as the cops and crooks engage in a violent shootout! Gordon finally looks cool! Levers will be twirled! Can Jack outrun his pursuers? Can Gordon get his man? Will Xenomorphs get everyone in sight? The answers to these questions and more can be found on today's exciting edition of Bat Minute '89! We are joined by Bat super-fan Dan Kampling who will be dropping his words of wisdom and bestowing us with knowledge while we generally just make a mess of everything. Not to be...

Duration: 00:30:33

Minute 024: Axis of Evil

As Porkins prepares to penetrate enemy lines, Jack and his goons realise that something is amiss... IT'S A TRAP! Have they been ratted out? Set up? Jack knows the score but there's no time for this nonsense as a deadly shootout with the cops ensues! For the final time in this stint we are joined once again by Hong Kong-based punk rockin' Bat-Mite GAZ FLINT of the band 'Pumpkin Bomb'. Join us as we bid him adieu... for now! That's also all from us in general for the week! How will you...

Duration: 00:35:46

Minute 23: Pause (and Rewind) For Reflection

Camera crazy Bruce has a little spying problem on today's minute! Or should that be cameraS crazy - emphasis on the plural for sure! As he stalks and creeps on his guests we see some other shady shenanigans taking place over at the chemical plant... Once more we are joined by musician, globe trotter, red panda enthusiast and Bat fanatic GAZ FLINT for chat that will ricochet back and forth like an errant Batarang in a bounce house. Make sure to check out his band 'Pumpkin Bomb' and his...

Duration: 00:28:04

Minute 22: The Suave Mr. Pennyworth

Bruce decides his new flirting tactic should be to belittle Vicki's current job. Nice one, Mr Wayne. In reality, it's all to cover up his Batlife, of course! GORDON HAS LEFT THE SCENE! Bruce must act quickly. Will Knox get his grant? BRUCE'S PEEPHOLE REVEALED! In addition to all this excitement we are joined from all the way in Hong Kong by musician (with the band 'Pumpkin Bomb') and world-traveller Gaz Flint to shoot the bat breeze. He's a longtime fan of the movies, the comics,...

Duration: 00:34:33

Minute 21: The Vale is Lifted

We're creeping through Bruce's halls and admiring his balls as we finish off another exciting week of Bat Minute '89. Master Wayne reveals himself to Vicki and Knox! Worst of all? A CHAMPAGNE EMERGENCY! For the final time (for now!) we are joined by special guest Rikky Wiley - the DLA-deviant is bringing it RAW. Say bye to him, good listeners! The next episode follows on Friday! Same Bat Pod, different Bat Minute!

Duration: 00:38:55

Minute 19: Gamblin' Gordon

We return to Wayne's makeshift casino as Knox harasses ol' Gamblin' Gordon. He says there is no Bat but Knox is having none of it! He wants those files! Ghosts and goblin's ain't a problem for Harvey - this cool customer is far too smooth to let anything like that Dent his enjoyment of the evening's entertainment. NAPIER'S PLAN IS IN MOTION! What else, you say? We are joined by OUR FIRST EVER GUEST! Rikky Wiley is on the line with us for Bat chat. You may know him from his rapping...

Duration: 00:38:44

Minute 18: Theatricality and Needless Deception

Knox is out of his depth and failing to blend in. Alfred just wants rid of the guy! Vicki Vale enters the fray complete with sleeves, sleeves and more sleeves. What a dress! Bruce has his eye on her for sure as he takes a shot of dutch courage and swoops in for the kill! How did we get here? What twists and turns could there be in only sixty seconds? Tune in to find out, Bat Minute Mites! The next episode follows on Monday! Same Bat Pod, different Bat Minute!

Duration: 00:32:40

Minute 17: Meanwhile, at Stately Wayne Manor...

That vile snake Grissom is up to no good and getting Eckhardt in on his schemes. Meanwhile, at Stately Wayne Manor, Bruce is throwing a party to save the festival. Why he doesn't just donate a bucket of cash himself is anybody's guess. Alfred and Knox FINALLY MEET! It's what we've all been waiting for... What happens between these two titans? The only way to be sure is to head over to 1007 Mountain Drive or to listen to day's BAT MINUTE '89! The next episode follows on Friday! Same...

Duration: 00:35:09

Minute 16: We Are Ready For The Floor

Saucy Jack seems suspicious of a setup but Grissom says he needs somebody he can trust. Will his lucky deck deal him a winning hand, or does the house always win? All this and more on today's Bat Minute '89! The next episode follows on Wednesday! Same Bat Pod, different Bat Minute!

Duration: 00:32:21

Minute 15: He's a Card, This Guy

Huge buildings can't cheer up Grissom and his fury at the current crime crackdown. Jack tries to play his cards right but is sent on an important errand. Alicia's shopping habits ruin a perfectly lovely gangster meeting. Whatever next? All of this AND MORE is covered right here on today's BAT MINUTE '89! The next episode follows on Monday! Same Bat Pod, different Bat Minute!

Duration: 00:35:23

Minute 14: Pulchritudinous Photojournalist

REVOLUTION! CORTO MALTESE IN TURMOIL! The real scoop, however, is Knox and his presumptuous ways with the ladies. Can he woo Vicki Vale? Not on your life! She's more into BATmen than regular men, that's for sure. The PEWlitzer price is on the line as the two agree to form a sleuth super group. Will they end up getting married? There's only one way to find out folks... tune in to today's BAT MINUTE '89! The next episode follows on Friday! Same Bat Pod, different Bat Minute!

Duration: 00:39:08

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