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ALL THE BATMANS - A Batman: The Animated Series Recap Pod
65 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
THE PENGUIN ORIGINS and I'VE GOT BATMAN IN MY BASEMENT Episode Recap!
Oh hey there, person scrolling down their podcast feed. It's us, your favorite Batman jokesters. If you like Batman, The Penguin, or that Batman kid's book with all the noise buttons, you're going to love this episode. Colin starts us off with some history of one of Batman's greatest villains: The Penguin! And THEN, Kieran recaps Batman: The Animated Series' "I've Got Batman In My Basement!" How fun. We talk about Batman's weird history helping children, what writers often get wrong about kid characters, and (of course) how Harvey Bullock's terrible eating habits are ruining his life. !!>>>>firstname.lastname@example.org
42 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
RUPERT THORNE HISTORY and IT'S NEVER TOO LATE RECAP!
WELL HEY THERE LITTLE BATMAN BABIES, it's us, with another podcast about a cartoon! Weeee! This week we've got a recap of IT'S NEVER TOO LATE, or THE ONE WHERE BATMAN TAKES IT EASY ON ANOTHER RICH WHITE GUY.
55 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
TWO-FACE ORIGINS and TWO-FACE PART II RECAP!
Oh hello again, it us, your 3rd-favorite BTAS podcast. We're back this week recapping part 2 of Batman: The Animated Series' very special TWO-FACE 2-PARTER! But before we get into the main course, Kieran starts us off with dessert (we are SO bad) and serves up some history of the Dark Knight's tragic half-scarred pal. Then, we get into the recap, where we dig into the rules of Two-Face's coin flips, Rupert Thorne's obsession with two-themed puns, and Batman's irrational fear of twins. Get at us @ALLTHEBATMANS or ALLTHEBATMANS at gee mail dot com! lylas
66 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
TWO-FACE, PART I RECAP and HARVEY DENT ORIGINS!
HEYYYYYY WE'RE BACK, BAT-NERDS! After a little holiday break (take a listen to our BATMAN RETURNS Recap if you haven't already) we're returning with part one of the very good and fun TWO FACE 2-PARTER! But don't be hasty, friends, because first, Kieran learns us all about Two-Face's more boring and law-abiding side, ol' Harvey Dent. We discuss Harvey's early history, and give our favorite actors to ever play Gotham's doomed DA. And after a super-real ad read by Colin, Liam recaps part one of "TWO-FACE"! Put it into your ears, it's what Batman would want. We also talk about what Harvey Bullock poops probably sound like. Get at us @allthebatmans and/or email@example.com
157 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
BATMAN RETURNS RECAP!
Well hey hot dang lookit here, a special magical Christmas episode of All The Batmans! Today, you can listen to us scream at each other about one of the best holiday films of all time, Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS! Don’t worry, it’s gentle, yuletide screaming. Colin kicks us off with some history and background of the movie’s production (2:30) before taking a look at Tim Burton’s legacy (6:00). Noble Kieran leads the recap of Batman Returns (17:00) and the guys discuss Penguin’s anti-Batman origin, some freaky real-world parallels, the incredible performances and scenes, and much, much more. Get at us at allthebatmans at gee mail dot com or @allthebatmans.
99 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
AQUAMAN MOVIE REVIEW and AQUAMAN ORIGINS!
Wowiieeeee lookit, we done did an Aquaman review. We start by giving our initial thoughts on James Wan’s latest film (1:21) before Colin lays down some brief history of the King of Atlantis and also one of the orangiest superheroes around (3:00). Then, the guys give some PRE-SPOILER takes and analysis (19:00) where they discuss blockbusters designed for an international audience, and how this movie compares to Iron Man and the Nolan Batman trilogy. And then and then, the guys give their SPOILER takes on the film (46:44), where they discuss the comic bookiness of D.C.’s most recent release, performances by Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, and Patrick Wilson, and what might still be missing from Warner Bros’ superhero franchises. We’re desperately trolling for followers at @allthebatmans, and spamming everyone’s work e-mails aa allthebatmans at gee mail dot com.
67 minutes | Dec 18, 2018
BE A CLOWN Recap and MAYOR HILL Origins!
You’ve been CLAMORING for it, and now you’ve FINALLY got the Mayor Hill origin pod to listen to every night for the rest of your life. ur wlcm. But for reals, in this episode we recap the delightful 3rd Joker episode of Batman: The Animated Series…BE A CLOWN! In this one, Joker tries to blow up children and then later is creepy to one. 90s! But before things get too creepy, Liam takes us on a magical journey into the origins of the most wonderfully corrupty, then whimsically incompetentful Mayor Hamilton Hill (2:30). Then Kieran clears our PALLATES (sp? WHO CARES) with some super real ads (17:00). Later, Colin holds out little boy hands and shows us how to swallow a sword as he recaps season 1, episode 9 of BTAS…BE A CLOWN! CAPS! (19:00). We talk about some fun easter eggs in the episode, Batman’s evolving relationship with children, and lament for Mayor Hill’s poor, elderly indentured (sp? WHO CARES) servant, Franklin. Find us becoming sexy travel bloggers/influencers at @allthebatmans and get at us with comments and birthday wishes at allthebatmans at gee mails dot com.
66 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
ALFRED PENNYWORTH ORIGINS and THE FORGOTTEN Episode Recap!
This is so laaaate and it's all Liam's fault. But he's too proud to apologize, so we've suspended him until next Monday. Yr wlcm. THIS WEEK! We're looking at season 1, episode 8 of Batman: The Animated Series...THE FORGOTTEN! Sorry, another week without a super villain, just a big fat guy who sounds like he always just finished drinking milk. BUT FIRST! Colin takes us on the journey that is Batman's loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth (4:00) and Liam reads a few very very real ads (34:00). THEN! Kieran takes us on a break neck journey of THE FORGOTTEN, a very super fun episode of BTAS (36:00) that shows us Bruce's whimsical closet of disguises, his questionable concern for the homeless, and the long-running storytelling shorthand of fat bad guys. We also did more Michael Caine impressions than normal, if you're into that. Get at us @allthebatmans and allthebatmans at gee mail dot com.
64 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
HARVEY BULLOCK ORIGINS and P.O.V. Episode Recap!
The guys drop some history and recap Episode 7, Season 1 of BTAS: P.O.V.! This is one of our favorite episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, and we have a blast recapping it. But first, Colin regales us with a Question of the episode (you'll get it--2:50), before Kieran reveals the history and origins of our own Baby Meatsweats - Detective Harvey Bullock (3:40). Then, Liam sets up the premise of the episode (16:40) and Colin reads some totally real ad copy (19:00). After THAT STUFF, Liam recaps P.O.V. (21:00), discussing Bullock's trustworthiness, where that redheaded cop went after this, the glory that is Renee Montoya, and Ron Perlman's delightfully squishy face. The guys finish off the episode with some final thoughts (58:00) and the legend of TableFace, blessed be he. Get at us @allthebatmans or allthebatmans at g mail dot com! Bye!
67 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
THE SEWER KING ORIGINS and THE UNDERDWELLERS RECAP!
The guys take you deep underground as they recap episode 6, season 1 of Batman: The Animated Series…THE UNDERDWELLERS! So, ok, this is one of our least favorite episodes of BTAS, but hot dang was it fun to talk about. Liam kicks us off with some history of The Sewer King, including his brief comic appearance as well as possible inspirations for the character (4:00). THEN! Kieran reveals why he’s all about GOTHAM X-TREME PETS and why you should be too (12:00)! AND THEN! Colin recaps the episode (14:40) and discusses such dazzling topics as 90s struggles of animation studios, the thickening plot of Alfred and Bruce’s complicated relationship, how Batman’s solemn oath doesn’t extend to alligators, and much, much more. Make sure to follow @AllTheBatmans on Instagram and Twitter, and get at us a AllTheBatmans@gmail.com.
43 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
POISON IVY ORIGINS and PRETTY POISON Recap!
This week Kieran, Colin, and Liam recap PRETTY POISON, the 5th episode of Batman: The Animated Series. BUT FIRST! Kieran lays down the storied origins of Poison Ivy (1:48), including telling us how Milton Berle's 'Louie the Lilac' robbed us of an Ivy appearance in the 1960s Batman TV show, and how Ivy connects to the other "green" characters in the DCU. Then, Liam drops a commercial for the very famous and rich and definitely real WAYNE FOUNDATION (9:30). THEN!, Colin LEAVES US LIKE A JERK and Kieran continues with a recap of PRETTY POISON (11:30). It's a fun episode. We see the first notable appearances of Renee Montoya and Harvey Dent, discover why Batman has a red hot hate for Moe from the 3 Stooges, and how Bruce Wayne's fashion sense is eerily similar to Dwight Schrute's. Remember to rate, subscribe, and follow us @AllTheBatmans and get at us at AllTheBatmans@gmail.com.
59 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
JOKER ORIGINS and THE LAST LAUGH Recap!
The guys deliver the third straight Joker story to your podcast feed with this recap of Batman: The Animated Series’ THE LAST LAUGH! Colin kicks us off by giving us the (various) origins of the Clown Prince of Crime himself, the Joker (1:13), including how he was almost killed after his second appearance, but was saved thanks to his massive popularity (5:00). Later, Colin takes us through the evolution of the character from scary murderer, whimsical jester, and something in between (12:48), before the guys reveal some of their favorite Joker stories of all time. Then, after a super real ad read—special thanks to Sexy Bruce’s Mid-Thigh Lounging Robes (27:30), Liam dives into the recap of episode 4 of Batman: The Animated Series—The Last Laugh (28:30)! Later, the guys discuss Captain Clown, one of the most tragically under-appreciated characters in Batman lore (37:45) and possible lover/motivation for HARDAC’s upcoming campaign to exterminate the whole human race, and the production team’s continued dominance of 3rd act set pieces (46:28). Afterwards, they discuss the changing and confusing relationship between Bruce and Alfred (52:10), before finishing off the episode pondering what Captain Clown’s voice sounds like. Remember to follow us @allthebatmans on Instagram and Twitter!
154 minutes | Nov 12, 2018
BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM 25th Anniversary Recap!
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’s theatrical release, Kieran, Liam, and Colin recap the very first BTAS film in this super-extra-long-bonus pod! The guys kick it off by getting pumped up about seeing Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on the big screen (0:06), before shouting out the production team and giving some ~tantalizing~ production history (6:30). Then, they kick off recapping Batman: Mask of the Phantasm including the best anecdote from composer Shirley Walker about the movie’s opening credits (17:30). Later, Liam explains the next-level storytelling the film uses to get us on Phantasm’s side (26:10), they discuss the very first Batman training origin story in film (43:30), and Colin questions the thematic impact of the discovery of the Batcave in various Batman origin stories (1:31:30) and how different color choices subconsciously differentiate between good and bad characters (2:02:30). Then, they finish off the pod by recapping the film’s incredible third act finale between Phantasm, Batman, and the Joker (2:14:58). Remember to follow us @allthebatmans on Instagram and Twitter!
60 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
CHRISTMAS WITH THE JOKER Recap!
Liam conducts some #PODCASTBUSINESS (0:00) before the guys jump into a special holiday recap of Christmas with the Joker (3:30). Within the recap they discuss Mark Hamill legendary portrayal of The Clown Prince of Crime (4:07), the socio-economic complexities of the Awful Lawful Family (17:00), the long hours of planning and construction that goes unappreciated in the Joker’s holiday plot (28:00), Colin’s twisted love for the Farmer Brown episode (38:00), and finish out the episode reading a super real sponsor read (46:00), questioning the Joker’s true intentions, and giving their most Batman-y moments (53:30). Remember! Next Monday we’ll have a special BONUS recap of Mask of the Phantasm in honor of the 25thanniversary theatrical re-release! See you then. Get at us at firstname.lastname@example.org
76 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
SCARECROW ORIGINS and NOTHING TO FEAR Recap!
In this special Halloween episode, the guys skip ahead to recap the very first appearance of The Scarecrow in Batman: The Animated Series: NOTHING TO FEAR! Liam starts with a brief history of The Scarecrow (AKA Jonathan Crane) in comics, movies, and TV (1:10) and explains why the world should weep for the Coolio and Nicolas Cage Scarecrow depictions we’ll never see :(. Then, Colin recaps season 1, episode 3 of Batman: The Animated Series, NOTHING TO FEAR (14:10), and tells us why Scarecrow episodes are an Art Director’s dream.
67 minutes | Oct 29, 2018
Welcome and ON LEATHER WINGS Episode Recap!
In the first episode of Batman: The Animated Series (and the first of ALL THE BATMANS!), "On Leather Wings" pits The Dark Knight against Man-Bat, AKA Kirk Langstrom. Batman must defeat the bat-human hybrid while simultaneously surviving close calls with Harvey Bullock, Commissioner Gordon, and the rest of the Gotham City Police Department. Colin, Kieran, and Liam recap (and also do bits, duh).
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