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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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 Thomas Wayne, the importance of aiming Batman at kids, and why Mask of the Phantasm is his favorite Batman movie. Lastly, Batman casting and voice director Andrea Romano pops by to chat about the Gray Ghost record session and casting Adam West. Sponsored by The Opera! Rate + Subscribe on iTunes. Updates on Twitter at @BTASpodcast and @heyjustin. Donate at Watch my short Gleep-Glorp & Lasertag here!

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