September 11th, 2020 | 58 mins 2 secs
batman, brown hornet, bruce wayne, christopher nolan, dcu, superman
It’s the finale of our special 4-part ‘What If the Batman was a Black Man’ series! In this episode we put the spotlight on the fans themselves and discuss how an African-American Batman would be received by super hero fandom. We take a trip from the 60s TV series through the Reagan 80s and Frank Miller’s ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, all the way to the present day era of post-Christopher Nolan movies and pre-‘The Batman’ hype. Join Mad Unreal as we wrap up our exploration of this fascinating question.
September 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
batman, black panther, dc, matt reeves, mcu, robert pattinson, ryan coogler
In a very special episode of Mad Unreal, we give love to Chadwick Boseman and discuss his passing in the context of both Black Hollywood and Super Hero cinema. And before giving the actor a final farewell, we reveal the exact on-screen moment when we became true Boseman fans. To finish out the ep, we go deep on the first The Batman trailer and wonder: will a hyper-violent Bats be embraced by a #BLM world?
August 28th, 2020 | 48 mins
batman, bruce wayne, gordon, joker, penguin, riddler
Say hello to the bad guy. In part 3 of Mad Unreal’s special Batman series, we reimagine the Dark Knight’s rogues’ gallery by placing it in the context of a black Batman. Would aspects of the Joker’s “let the world burn” ideology appeal to a semi-radical Bruce Wayne? Would an African-American Batman agree to become a criminal to save the reputation of Gotham’s “white knight”? In this penultimate episode of our exclusive series, we explore the villains of Gotham City in a brand new light.
August 7th, 2020 | 53 mins 22 secs
batman, dcu, watchmen
Welcome to Part 2 of a special Mad Unreal series where we reconstruct the life and times of Bruce Wayne by asking a fascinating question: What if Batman was African American? In Part 1 of the series we looked at Batman’s “Origins” and put them in a new context. In Part 2 we move on to the #DarkKnight’s “Emergence” and imagine a Black Batman's views on criminality, while wondering how he himself would have been viewed by #Gotham's media.
July 17th, 2020 | 55 mins 34 secs
batman, blm, dc, gotham, superhero
After a short break, Arthur and Isaac are back, and ready to dig into more superhero drama! Should the Gotham City Police Department be defunded? On the heels of HBO Max’s announcement that a new Gotham PD-focused Batman series will hit the streaming service, Mad Unreal examines the show in the context of Black Lives Matter. Will this be more copaganda? Will Matt Reeves and DC use the series to explore racism and police brutality? Buckle up and listen to another great episode of Mad Unreal.
April 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
batman, comics, covid-19, race
On this Mad Unreal we discuss Mission Impossible 7 & 8! San Diego Comic Con! A new female-focused Disney+ Star Wars series! And most importantly, we present Part 1 of a fascinating conversation inspired by a random tweet: What if Bruce Wayne was African American? Listen as Arthur Turnbull and Isaac Perry explore the city of Gotham and the world of the Dark Knight from a very different point of view.
March 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
batman, clonewars, starwars
Mad Unreal is back with a show full of Mad Thoughts! We discuss the battle between Disney+ and Disney’s controversial past. We give love to the writers-of-color who are writing James Bond. We examine the toll Covid-19 is taking on the MCU. Plus: we review the Clone Wars episode, ‘Unfinished Business’!
February 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
batman, clonewars, startrek, starwars
Mad Unreal returns with a jam-packed show full of Mad Thoughts! We talk about The Batman costume reveal, Birds Of Prey box office, the debut of Star Trek Picard, & celebrate the return of Star Wars The Clone Wars! PLUS: we announce our brand new No Time To Die show ‘007 AND COUNTING’!
October 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
batman, bond, feige, joker, marvel, netflix, skywalker
Family: the past two weeks have been UNREAL. On this episode, Arthur & Isaac dive into the most interesting news, including #Joker, #TheBatman’s cast, #NoTimeToDie, #TheRiseOfSkywalker, #RaisingDion, and how #KevinFeige became #Marvel's #JoeClark!