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Like many who grew up in the '60s and '70s (and perhaps even '80s and later), Tim and Paul had the course of their lives changed by the 1966 Batman TV show, from the types of play they did growing up to their present-day interests.

In this series, they discuss the show's allure and its failures, the arc of the show from satire to sitcom, its influences (the '40s serials and the comic books themselves) and the things it, in turn, influenced.

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Oct 3, 2019


While Batman and Robin never had their own show back in the "Golden Age of Radio," they did appear from time to time on The Adventures of Superman. Sometimes it was because Superman actor Bud Collyer was taking the day off, but in the case of "Batman's Great Mystery", he appears in all eleven episodes as Batman (Stacy Harris) has disappeared, and Superman helps Robin (Ronald Liss) try to locate him. WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Tune in to this podcast, fellas and girls, for the intriguing answer!

Plus, the Superhero Suite version of the theme, and your mail about Ross's final Shame!

Hear the entire story (without the contest winners etc) on YouTube

Access nearly every Adventures of Superman episode on

Jessica Plummer's writeup of the AoF series (and racism therein) on

Wikipedia on The Adventures of Superman

"Batman's Great Mystery" discussed on the Classic Horror Film Board at