Batman: The Animated Podcast

Batman: The Animated Podcast is 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.


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Justin Michael is a comedian, writer / director and voice actor. You can see him every Friday night at UCB Franklin with the improv group Winslow and in his science-fiction sketch show with Jace Armstrong, Fear the Hypercube. He currently writes for Cartoon Network and has previously written / directed for Adult Swim, Nickelodeon, Funny or Die, Sitcher Premium, Audible, Above Average and Comedy Central. He co-created the Annie nominated stop-motion series Friendship All-Stars of Friendship with L Studio and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Recent acting credits include Netflix’s Buddy Thunderstruck, Amazon’s Danger & Eggs, The UCB Show and Adam Ruins Everything.

In the audio world, he also co-hosts Before You Were Funny with Jacob Reed and co-created Hoot Gibson: Vegas Cowboy with Eric Martin for Stitcher Premium starring Andy Daly, Paul F. Tompkins and Weird Al.

He’s a big ol’ fan of pulpy adventures, horror, giant monsters and theme parks.


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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

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