Under the Red Hood

July 5, 2023

Does Batman help or hurt the children he recruits to be Robins? Could one of them be more vulnerable to Joker’s One Bad Day than Bruce is? Where is the line between justice and vengeance? Paul and I dive into these questions, using Batman: Under the Red Hood, and Death in the Family Part I…

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DCs New Slate

March 7, 2023

Comics Guru Extrodinaire Jess Plummer joins us to talk about DC’s upcoming slate of new TV shows and movies. Jessica Plummer lives in New York and loves Superman very very much. You can listen to just how much on her Superman podcast, Flights and Tights. She also writes about comics and books in general at…

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Batman: The Long Halloween

January 31, 2023

Paul Hoppe joins me to talk about Batman: The Long Halloween, an animated movie based on the comics run of the same name. Paul Christopher Hoppe AKA ZenMadman is a writer, teacher, and student of poker, chess, language, and life. Find out more here: http://zenmadman.com/ https://patreon.com/zenmadman https://twitch.tv/zenmadman https://twitter.com/zenmadman

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Black Adam

November 22, 2022

Jessica Plummer joins me to talk Black Adam! We talk about the ethical questions and international political issues the movie comments on, and whether any of it was intentional! Here are the links Jessica mentioned during our episodeHawkman: https://bookriot.com/hawkman/Black Adam’s first appearance: https://bookriot.com/first-appearance-flashback-black-adam/Adrianna/Isis’s history: https://bookriot.com/who-is-isis/

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Kevin Conroy Memorial

November 15, 2022

Jessica Plummer and Paul Hoppe join me to mark the passing of a superhero acting legend by talking about what made Kevin Conroy’s portrayal of Batman so iconic, and some of our favorite moments of his work. Jess mentioned a number of articles worth checking out, and here are the links. Kevin Conroy Obituary: https://bookriot.com/kevin-conroy-iconic-voice-of-batman-has-died/Hawkman:…

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DC Superpets

November 1, 2022

Its a bird! Its a plan! Its… an animated movie about superpowered animals that raises a lot more questions, and a lot more laughs, than you might think. Matthew and Paul discuss DC Superpets, with a side of Appa’s Lost Days.

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Harley Quinn • S3

August 2, 2022

Can we find ethical questions to discuss in HarleyQuinn Season 3? Hells yes! Emily Cissel joins us, and Abby Neiman makes her first podcast appearance!

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Celebrity Culture and Fandom

May 31, 2022

Lets talk celebrities- or more specifically, why is everyone else talking about celebrities. Is there a trial of some kind going on, and should it impact how we feel about Aquaman 2? Why does the name Kathleen Kennedy evoke such strong feelings in certain parts of the Star Wars fandom,. and what role does misogyny,…

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The Batman and the Ethics of Emo

April 21, 2022

Our long road to Gotham has come to an end- we’re talking about The Batman! Paul and I talk about the nature of vengeance, the relevance of this version of the Riddler to our own world, and ask the age old question- is this our Batman? This episode is made possible in part by Manscaped!Get…

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Campy Bats Forever

March 15, 2022

What in the world was Joel Schumacher doing with the Batman movies? Are they just bad? Can they be enjoyed as campy Batman parodies? Paul, Ashley, and Matthew look at these questions as we discuss Batman Forever and Batman & Robin

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