The BatLabels Label-Cast

The BatLabels Label-Cast


Aaron Reynolds (@BatLabels) and Chris Cardinal (@chcardin) talk about comic books, movies and TV (especially Batman '66) while making each others' lives difficult.


27: A Dozen Cowboy Hats From China  

A special episode recorded around a fire pit in the woods at Fireside Conference ( ). Aaron's stories include:

a mysterious, life-sized cardboard George Clooney getting banned from No Frills repeatedly mentioning Zoodles on the CBC that time the Department of Homeland Security asked about Aaron's Twitter accounts
26: Remembering Adam West  

Aaron guests on 1310 News' Ottawa Today, hosted by Mark Sutcliffe, to talk about Adam West.

25: Watermelon  

Chris and I saw tonight's preview showing of the new Wonder Woman film, and we have a lot of thoughts! Plus, I re-tell my Number 12 Bus Suitcase Bread Man story from Twitter.

24: Diamonds In His Face  

Batman 66 superfan Aaron (@BatLabels) and comic book omnivore Chris (@chcardin) hang out and talk about crop-stealing aliens, Jack Ryan's reverse aging process, TVOntario's Saturday Night at the Movies and Magic Shadows, James Bond as a family business, the brilliant psychology of Lego Batman, and finding out that your coworker's dad is the Polkaroo. Music by Chris Seibel (@seibeltron).

23: Fifth Dimensional Impish Alien Guy  

Holy extended absence! We're back to talk about The Lego Batman Movie, nods to the weirder parts of DC's history on TV's Supergirl, movies Aaron has not seen, that John Woo movie where a dude bodychecks a horse, Superman III vs Superman IV, Kraven's Last Hunt and the unrelenting grimness of all 1987 comic books, Friday the 13th The Series, and much, much more. No wonder it's a double length episode, and it's only part one of our conversation.

22: Batman hates nutrition  

Aaron (@batlabels) visits Chris' (@chcardin) house to play Batman: Arkham VR. Mostly Aaron throws stuff at Alfred and is terrified. Other discussion topics include all the Planets of the Apes films and TV shows, Doctor Strange, Batmen that are not our Batman, and that time that coffee saved Aaron's life.

Video highlights of Aaron's disastrous time as Batman can be found on YouTube: search for "Batman Hates Nutrition", or on Vimeo at

21: Return of the Caped Crusaders commentary  

Batman 66 superfan Aaron ( @BatLabels ) and comic book omnivore Chris ( @chcardin ) deliver a running commentary on the new animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, starring Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar. References and cameos are spotted, labels are catalogued, and laughs are shared.

20: To The Orbachmobile  

For this special, double-length 20th episode, Aaron (@batlabels) talks to one of his favourite artists, Brandon Bird (@brandon_bird), about art, pop culture, Kickstarter, colouring books, Eric Roberts, Hello Kitty lunchboxes, yelling at Colin Farrell, and an elaborate tribute to Jerry Orbach of Law & Order.

19: Uncle Who Won't Get Off Your Couch  

Aaron has completely lost his voice, so here are highlights from the cast Q&A for The Expanse, from FanExpo in Toronto. If you're not watching The Expanse, stop listening and come back after running a ten hour marathon to get caught up.

Featuring Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Frankie Adams.

18: Origin Story  

Aaron visits Fireside Conference and gives a talk on the roller-coaster ride of BatLabels, sudden internet notoriety, meeting Adam West and getting comfortable with hugs.

17: Blue Sunday Salt Vampire  

Aaron (@batlabels) and Chris (@chcardin), with a cameo from Marco (@pmveltri) discuss cosplay discomfort, the highlights and lowlights of FanExpo in Toronto, the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and how the NBC suits were right, Aaron's love for The Expanse, coffee vs tea, and Salt Vampires. Plus, William Shatner tells a story about prostitutes (really!).

16: Guys Who Are Really Macho  

Find out why Batman himself hates the Batmobile in these highlights from Adam West and Burt Ward's Q&A at FanExpo in Toronto! Plus, Aaron, Chris and Krissy talk about Bob Peak posters, that time that James Bond rode an elephant, plans to reanimate King Kong using the brain of a criminal who knows parkour, and Vin Diesel as Hamlet.

15: Time Travel Research  

Aaron is joined by Marco Veltri and Krissy Myers at FanExpo in Toronto, where they talk about nostalgia for nostalgia, experiential marketing, Stan Lee's preferred beverages, time travel, chicken nuggets, fan service, and waiting in lines.

14: Plush Like a Muppet  

A quick mini-episode before FanExpo in Toronto: Aaron daydreams of being punched in the face by Adam West; Chris makes the recording more difficult; special guest Evan challenges Chris and Aaron to a contest that everyone will lose. Topics include iPhone cases of dubious utility; that time Aaron dressed up as George Lucas; Chinese bootleg eBay; and for basically no reason, everyone tries to say "Festivus Episode".

13: Planet McGuffin  

Batman 66 superfan Aaron (@batlabels), comic book omnivore Chris (@chcardin), and hypercritical Grant (@angrybittergay) review Star Trek Beyond. Discussion topics include Federation standard-issue pointy sideburns, futuristic mining technology that also prolongs life, cat vomit, the current-day Extreme Level of Vin Diesel, what the three Xs in xXx stand for, trailers that look like piles of poop, and Pokémon Go.

Celebrating 50 years of Batman: The Movie  

Streamed live for the 50th anniversary of Batman: The Movie, and with the participation of hundreds of Twitterati and Tumblrians, here's to a half century of being unable to get rid of a bomb. Fire up your copy of Batman's 1966 movie (it's on Netflix in North America) and listen along with us as we answer Twitter's questions about bad villain plots, Adam West as the American Roger Moore, whales vs dolphins, and much, much more.

12: Star Trek Outta There  

This week, Aaron, Chris and special guest Grant go to see Star Trek Beyond. Discussion topics include cheese-to-nacho ratios, the film of Batman: The Killing Joke, sleep away camp vs regular camp, Texas Francophones, and the unrated director's cut of Monkey Trouble.

11: Ultimate Perdition - the Batman v Superman commentary track  

It's the not the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition commentary track that you need, but it's the one that you deserve: Adam West Batman superfan Aaron Reynolds (@batlabels) and comic book omnivore Chris Cardinal (@chcardin) discuss plot holes that can be explained away by Bat-Mite, Superman's inability to decorate his apartment like a human being, Perry White's sitcom-boss obsession with Clark Kent's football article, how Batman applies his eyeliner so quickly, sweet guitar licks, and much, much more.

Because this movie is three hours long.

10: Welcome to Earth Four  

Canon, continuity and fan service: Aaron and Chris talk about Archie, Star Trek, Batman, Captain America and James Bond, and contrast how those franchises deal with their long histories and built-up back stories. Also in this episode: dozens of Spectre Easter Eggs, the exact price of a 1983 Panasonic Omnivision front-loading VHS VCR, Game of Thrones spoilers, and why Mr. Lodge continues to let Archie caddy for him even though it always ends in disaster.

9: Double-Knit Nylon is Hot  

Aaron and Chris take the Kobayashi Maru test. Discussion topics include enjoying Archie comics as an adult, stealing shopping carts, refitting a pair of Aquaman Converse, why Aaron doesn't trust Mark Waid, hidden zippers in Star Trek uniforms, Frank Miller's Dark Knight books, Captain America's big reveal, and John Milius screenplays that may or may not be satirical.

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