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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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 duality of Batgirl and Catwoman, bootleg action figures and what it was like to grow up a Batman fan in Russia. Rate + Subscribe in iTunes. Donate at Follow @BTASpodcast for updates.

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