Hosted by Tony Sindelar
Batman University is a seasonal podcast about you know who. It began with an analysis of episodes of “Batman: The Animated Series” but has now expanded to cover other series, movies, and media. Your professor is Tony Sindelar.
Batman University is back in session! James Thomson and Nathan Alderman join Tony for a discussion of Fox’s “Gotham.” Tune in to hear our thoughts on how a half-baked comic book show was reborn into an unmissable train wreck.
August 4, 2018 “The Lego Batman Movie”
18 “The Lego Batman Movie”
Batman University is back for a panel discussion of the Lego Batman Movie. We pull apart why this movie is such a great (and important!) depiction of Batman and do an impromptu draft of a our favorite Lego Batman moments.
September 12, 2017 “Mask of the Phantasm”
17 “Mask of the Phantasm”
It’s final exam week here at Batman University, which means it’s time to expand our podcast to an entire panel for a discussion of the animated movie “Mask of the Phantasm.” Tony is joined by Chip Sudderth, Dan Moren, David Loehr, and Philip Mozolak.
We attempt to remember back to what life was like in 1993, someone compares Tony to Harvey Bullock, and we determine how this movies stacks up against the other Batman animated movies.
Many classic “Batman: The Animated Series” episodes are referenced. Links in the show notes.
September 5, 2017 “Beware the Grey Ghost”
16 “Beware the Grey Ghost” with Glenn Fleishman
Glenn Fleishman joins Tony to discuss the classic Batman the Animated Series episode “Beware the Grey Ghost.” We discuss childhood experiences with Batman and comics stores, the obsolete technology available in Batman the Animated Series, and of course we have to talk a bit bout Star Trek.
We also acknowledge a lot of references.
August 29, 2017 “The Man Who Killed Batman” with Aleen Simms
15 “The Man Who Killed Batman” with Aleen Simms
Aleen Simms joins Tony to discuss the classic Batman the Animated Series episode “The Man Who Killed Batman.” We discuss Gotham career opportunities, Batman without Batman, and where to get a cape and cowl on short notice, and just how bad is the bureaucracy in Gotham?
August 22, 2017 “Rebirth” with George Peckham-Rooney
14 “Rebirth” with George Peckham-Rooney
George Peckham-Rooney joins Tony to discuss the Batman Beyond pilot and two parter “Rebirth.” We discuss the Batman Beyond series in general, origin stories, and pilots.
August 15, 2017 “Knight Time” with Joe Rosensteel
13 “Knight Time” with Joe Rosensteel
Joe Rosensteel joins Tony discuss the Superman Animated Series episode “Knight Time,” the visual redesign of DC animated characters, super villain group dynamics, and villain reveals that may or may not be surprising.
August 8, 2017 “Mystery of the Batwoman” with Sam Einhorn
12 “Mystery of the Batwoman” with Sam Einhorn
Sam Einhorn joins Tony to discuss the animated movie “Mystery of the Batwoman,” the history of Batwoman, LGBT characters in comics, and Bruce Wayne’s dating life.
August 1, 2017 “World’s Finest” (Superman)
11 “World’s Finest” with Dan Moren
Dan Moren joins Tony to discuss the Superman three parter “World’s Finest,” the Batman-Superman relationship, and Batman’s role as a team player.
July 25, 2017 “The Color of Revenge” (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
10 “The Color of Revenge” with Jason Snell
Jason Snell joins Tony to discuss Batman The Brave and The Bold episode “The Color of Revenge,” why we like this version of Batman, and the challenges of being Robin.
July 17, 2017 “Wild Cards” and “Epilogue” (Justice League)
9 “Wild Cards” and “Epilogue” with Lisa Schmeiser
Lisa Schmeiser joins Tony to discuss three “Justice” League episode (“Wild Cards” parts 1 and 2 and “Epilogue”), the Justice League in general, and our favorite versions of Batman.