Category Archives: Podcast Episode

E55 – Batman The Animated Series Part 5



Batman’s… a ROBOT!?

Ro-Batman discovers his true identity as we finish the first broadcast season of Batman The Animated Series. Meanwhile, Michael surprises himself by liking a potentially terrible episode, Peter plugs Heart of Ice, and both hosts discuss Harley Quinn.

Also included: behind the scenes with Batman, Harley Quinn’s response to catcalling, an ice pun

Next episode: G-Saviour

[NOTE: at 28:50, we have a brief discussion about abuse narratives as they relate to Harley Quinn and Joker in the episode “Harley and Ivy”. It is also marked as a chapter, “Abuse Narratives re: Harley Quinn and Joker”. If you may find this content distressing, please skip ahead to 32:24, or the chapter labelled “Thoughts Overall”. Thank you for listening.]


E54 – Batman The Animated Series Part 4



Batman fights a werewolf. No, it isn’t a direct-to-DVD bootleg, this actually happens.

While Penguin enjoys some opera, Michael talks up some weird visuals in a Riddler episode, Peter is tired of Man-Bat, and both hosts discuss the dark end of Clayface.

Also included: Penguin’s All That, bootleg Martian Manhunter, Killer Croc’s boasting

Next week: Batman TAS S2E25-S3E09


E53 – Batman The Animated Series Part 3



Batman withholds information from Robin, in the name of protecting him. Surely, this won’t lead to trouble down the road…

Meanwhile, Michael talks about his thoughts on Justice League, Peter feels corporate villains getting away with everything is a little too real, and both hosts try to figure out what went wrong with “Cat Scratch Fever”.

Also included: Batman’s no-kill policy, our villain alter-egos, Bruce Wayne in high school

Next episode: Batman The Animated Series S2E12 – E24


E52 – Batman The Animated Series Part 2



Batman’s rogue’s gallery continues to grow as we get two fantastic origin stories.

The Caped Crusader has his work cut out for him cleaning up the streets of Gotham. Meanwhile, Michael takes a moment to discuss the sympathetic nature of villains in this show, Peter confesses that he would wear the Batman & Robin Mr. Freeze costume, and both hosts highlight some unorthodox episodes.

Also included: Which pro wrestler would make a good Batman villain, the best line of the series (so far), Peter ragging on Killer Croc

Next week: Batman TAS S1E27/28, S2E01-S2E11


E51 – Batman The Animated Series Part 1



Crazy to think we could have a Batman show that doesn’t start with an origin story, isn’t it? How are we supposed to know how he became Batman?

Supervillains wreak havoc on Gotham City, and only one man can stop them. Meanwhile, Michael reveals some less-than-informed old opinions about Batman TAS, Peter questions Penguin’s effectiveness, and both hosts remember what it’s like to look forward to watching a show.

Also included: Bat-steed, a discussion about Urkel, Batman & Kids

Next week: Batman TAS episodes 14-26


E50 – Voltron Grab Bag



Fighting RoBeasts with a giant robot made of other, smaller giant robots. How much further into the Super Robot genre can we get than that?

In our second Grab Bag episode, we talk about Voltron: Defender of the Universe, specifically the episodes in the Netflix Voltron 84 collection. Meanwhile, Michael has Dragon Ball Z Flashbacks, Peter questions how five people all pilot Voltron, and both hosts somehow forget to mention the space mice.

Also included: evil spa planet, Pidge is a maniac, a quick Alex Jones impression

Next week: Batman The Animated Series episodes 1-13


E49 – Dragon Ball Z Part 10



With Frieza defeated, it’s time for the next villain to be introduced: Garlic Junior. Remember him?

The Garlic Junior Saga takes a surprisingly Halloween-y turn, and it results in something a little different. Meanwhile, Michael is frustrated by the mechanics of the MacGuffin, Peter is irritated by Garlic Junior’s ultimate defeat, and both hosts breathe a sigh of relief that they can watch a different show now.

Also included: Turtle’s birthday, Goku in a Gundam, Dragon Ball Z romances

Next Week: Voltron ’84 (Netflix)


E48 – Dragon Ball Z Part 9



Frieza’s dead! Frieza’s dead! Everybody celebrate!

Dragon Ball Z puts forth its most interminable block yet, and Michael and Peter start to run out of ways to explain why it’s bad. Meanwhile, Michael makes a decision on a tattoo, and Peter tries out a King Kai impression.

Also included: Dragon Ball Z skateboard, Dragon Ball errata, Frieza’s infamous “5 minutes” declaration

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 91-102 (broadcast), 106-117 (Funimation)


E47 – Dragon Ball Z Part 8



The final battle between Goku and Frieza begins, and it would cool if it didn’t take so long.

As Goku punches Frieza and vice versa, Michael discusses the supposed death of Frieza, Peter talks about a Master Roshi figurine he once bought, and both hosts find they really prefer the Japanese episode titles.

Also included: Catching Up With Kai, The Big Green Wedding, Vegeta and Goku/Romeo and Mercutio

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 81-90


E45 – Dragon Ball Z Part 6



We return to Dragon Ball Z and find it much like we left it: tediously slow and occasionally hilarious.

Goku finally arrives on Namek, and starts burning through the Ginyu Force like we always knew he would. Meanwhile, Michael shares an anecdote about Philadelphia, Peter defines different types of filler, and both hosts struggle with the knowledge of how long the fight against Frieza is going to last.

Also included: alternate names for Namek, a proposed one-act play, and the dub transition

Next week: Dragon Ball Z episodes 61-70