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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.




46. Eternal 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...

Duration: 00:55:59

45. P.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.

Duration: 01:05:53

44. Beware 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...

Duration: 01:33:01

43. 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 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...

Duration: 00:53:07

42. 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 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....

Duration: 00:13:45

41. 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 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...

Duration: 01:35:27

40. 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 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.

Duration: 01:44:13

39. 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. 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...

Duration: 00:34:16

38. Growing Pains - Bob Goodman, Emilia 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 Emilia 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.

Duration: 00:22:51

37. 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 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...

Duration: 00:13:42

36. 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 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...

Duration: 00:22:04

35. 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. 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!...

Duration: 00:18:45

34. 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 behind Batman: The Animated Series and Batman himself. Rate + Subscribe + Comment in iTunes! Follow @BTASpodcast on Twitter for updates. More at www.BTASpodcast.com.

Duration: 00:12:21

33. 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 (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...

Duration: 00:21:45

32. 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 Fogelabout writing the final episode of the series and his work onSuperman,Justice League andBatman Beyond.Then I showKevin 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 featuringJace Armstrong as Kevin Conroybot in Kevin Conroybot Korner....

Duration: 00:21:32

31. 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! 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...

Duration: 00:25:44

30. 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 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.

Duration: 00:25:44

29. 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 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...

Duration: 00:27:02

28. Critters - Joe R. Lansdale, Phillip Mottaz

Howdy! It's time for one ofthe mostdivisive 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...

Duration: 00:17:54

27. 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 90sX-Men. Then I sit down with writing legend Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Hap & Leonard, Jonah Hex) to chat about writing forBatman: The Animated Series, comics, horror and more! Lastly, a brand new segment is unveiled. Sponsored by the Zatara School of Ventriloquism! Rate + Subscribe...

Duration: 00:26:56

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