Kids Love Batman - About the Podcast
The Kids Love Batman podcast is a deep-dive into the Bruce Timm-produced “DC Animated Universe” family of shows, which includes Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock, Batman Beyond, The Zeta Project, Justice League and JLU. It is co-hosted by Maggie Rowbotham and Ron “AAlgar” Watt, and is the second such project they have undertaken. The first, The Post Atomic Horror podcast, set out to review the entirety of Star Trek, from the 1966 pilot to the most current episode. Upon completing this task (at least until further Star Trek is produced), the two turned their attention to the DCAU.
KLB features the same tone (a unique blend of reverence and mockery) as PAH, features many of the same guests and uses the same general format, but should be treated as its own independent entity.
Maggie Rowbotham and Ron “AAlgar” Watt have been writing and performing together since 2007. Maggie and AAlgar have worked together on the Sarcastic Voyage family of podcasts (first as a chat/interview show; then as a series of comedy sketches, serials and radio plays) and the Post Atomic Horror podcast (to date, the only podcast to have reviewed the entirety of the Star Trek franchise).
In 2019, they launched Endeavor, a Star Trek fanfic audio drama series, with new episodes releasing monthly.
In 2018, they co-wrote and co-starred in the free comedic point-and-click adventure game The Adventures of Nick and Willikins, based on characters created for Sarcastic Voyage. The game was produced by Pinhead Games, and received positive reviews from Kotaku and PC Gamer, among others.
They performed their sketch comedy live to capacity crowds at the Emerald City Comicon in both 2015 and 2016.
In 2012, the pair created a short YouTube video poking fun at legendary comics creators Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. Thanks in part to coverage by Comics Alliance, Topless Robot, Newsarama and other prominent “nerd news” sites, the video went viral, racking up over 10,000 hits in under a week.
They also co-produced a series of webcomics from 2007-2009 (one of them with Kevin “Flonk” Lynch), which they hope everyone has since forgotten about.
Maggie Rowbotham is a Portland-based comedy writer-performer. She was the co-host of The Post Atomic Horror podcast and, currently, the Kids Love Batman podcast. She formerly co-hosted, co-wrote and performed on the Sarcastic Voyage podcast and continues to make regular contributions to that show’s more recent incarnations. She is also the co-creator of the Star Trek fanfic project Endeavor.
On her own, Maggie has made appearances on Destroy All Podcasts and Tinseltown with Brian Lynch. She also produced the Forbidden to Interfere blog regularly for two years, wherein she provided comedic commentary on Marvel’s classic What If? series.
Ron “AAlgar” Watt
Ron “AAlgar” Watt is a Seattle-based comedy writer-performer. He is the co-host of The Post Atomic Horror podcast and the Kids Love Batman podcast; as well as the creator/producer of the ongoing comedy podcast Sarcastic Voyage. He is also the co-creator of the Star Trek fanfic project Endeavor.
On his own, he has produced a series of comedic reviews of the 80s Transformers and GI Joe series, as well as the sporadic interview podcast More Bits and, with Amanda Smith (his wife and regular PAH guest), the We’re Trying podcast and The Death of Podcasts, which reviews all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books.