Ep. 007 – “Bat in the Belfry”

Holy new episode, TMNT Fans!

(So sorry for the extra long delay!)

Welcome back to another episode of BooyakaShow! In this week’s episode I breakdown the very Batman ’66 inspired “Bat in the Belfry” (“bat” is even in the title). Listen in as I discuss April doing Gollum impressions, Mikey’s comic books coming to life, and a character from Ninja Turtle history who gets a caped crusader style makeover.

This is the last episode before Nick’s TMNT goes on their usual mini-hiatus. So be prepared to go through some backlogging with me as I do episodes of the podcast based on older episodes of the show, so BooyakaShow! can have a complete archive. Stay tuned for those, but in the meantime enjoy our recap/review of “Bat in the Belfry”!

– Zach

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Want to hear some other great TMNT podcasts? Then check out Turtle Flakes and Turtle Power Podcast!

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Here’s my article for The Hundreds where I ranked the TMNT movies.

Thanks again for all the listens, everyone! It means the world to me. Stay tuned!

Ep. 005 – TMNT Comics Review #1


We’re back, Turtle Fans! Sorry for the delay. I had some family in town for Labor Day weekend and while it was great having visitors and we were productive around the house, my podcasting schedule got set back BIG time. I’m still playing catch up and I apologize for that, but we’ll be back on schedule sometime this week!

This week’s episode is our FIRST COMIC BOOK EPISODE! Listen along as I breakdown the latest two issues of TMNT comics, TMNT #61 and TMNT Universe #1. These two issues were awesome and they’ve turned out to be great books to kick off our comic book review episodes. I’m excited to keep these episodes going, so I hope you dig ’em.

Thanks again for your patience, guys and girls! I appreciate it. Take care!

– Zach

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Comic Book Episode(s) Plans

What’s up Everybody?

Just wanted to throw a quick post out about my plans on how I’m going to tackle comic book episodes. As I said in the Intro Episode, I plan on doing comic book reviews of the ongoing TMNT series from IDW and also checking in on mini-series and other things they produce. Well, we’re in luck ‘cos the good folks at IDW are about to start a second Ninja Turtles ongoing title called “TMNT Universe” and it releases next week!

According to the team at IDW, the goal of the book will be to focus on and expand the world and other characters that fill the TMNT world. The series will have a rotating creative team, letting different artists and writers get a crack at producing Ninja Turtles stories.

I was originally going to record an episode with a review of TMNT #61 this week, but figured that with TMNT Universe dropping a week later I should just wait and let my comic book episode(s) have a little more content. So, my plan for now is to have the comic book episodes of the podcast contain the reviews for both series – book release dates permitting. If the releases stay within a week of each other than it won’t be a problem. If they start to get further apart than that, I may have to switch things up. We’ll see though.

I can’t wait to get into the first comics episode, but for now you’ll have to keep listening and enjoying the Nick show reviews. Thanks to any and all listeners! Your time, energy, and support is deeply appreciated!

– Zach

Ep. 002 – “City At War”


Our second episode! Welcome back Turtle Fans. Turns out, the second episode of BooyakaShow! is about a first episode (kind of). In today’s show, I discuss the first episode of the second half of season four – it’s not as confusing as it sounds – an episode titled “City At War”. Dig in with me as we witness April claim a new title, we meet a new character, Tiger Claw gets kicked by a dragon, and something is afoot (pun intended).


– Zach

P.S. Happy Birthday to my youngest brother, Lazarus! I love you, dude!

P.P.S. Soundbites are coming SOON! I’m worried I may be a bit boring by myself, so I’m going to work on adding snippets and/or quotes from the show to the podcast. I’m improving my recording and editing habits, skills, and techniques every episode. I promise I’ll get better and as a result, the show will get better!

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Intro Song : “Pump It” by Tyler Twombly (Edits by Me)

Ep. 001 – The Intro Episode

What’s good, Shell Heads?

Thanks for joining me for the DEBUT episode! It’ll be the first of many, so hopefully I make a strong enough impression to keep you guys coming back. You’ll hear more than a handful in the episode, so please forgive me any quirks and/or hiccups as I get the show up and running. I’m still learning!

In this episode I discuss, embarrassingly enough, myself. I try to give you guys a mini rundown on who I am and why I’m beginning this journey as a podcaster. You’ll learn more and more about me as time goes on, but this’ll be good for starters. The other main goal of the premier episode is to get you guys acquainted with how I plan to run the show. I do my best to explain how I’m gonna set up and pace each show, what I’ll do with our time, and what I hope to do going forward. It’s exciting stuff! Really though, the point of this episode is to give you guys an introductory experience and set up the future of the show.

I’d like to give a couple personal shout outs for this first episode. Many, many thanks to the people who helped me get this podcast going. I want to thank my wonderful fiancé Katie for her patience and support. I want to thank my friend Jay Huggins for answering questions and being encouraging. I owe a BIG thanks and probably a little cash to my friend Gilbert Benavidez for supplying me with the quick logo treatments. Thanks to my friends and co-workers at 9Five Eyewear for encouraging me to pursue my interests and also paying me enough to do so. Thanks to everyone else that’s been friendly, supportive, and encouraging!

– Zach

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My TMNT articles for The Hundreds :
TMNT Movies Ranked
Top 10 Comics of 2015
TMNT2 Out of the Shadows Trailer
Kevin Eastman Interview

I’ve got a lot of admiration and appreciation for the sites and podcasts below. Give them a shot when you’ve got a chance.
The Technodrome Forums
Turtle Power Podcast
Turtle Flakes
Bald Move – Game of Thrones
Twilight Pwn

Intro Song : “Pump It” by Tyler Twombly (with edits for time by me)

BooyakaShow! A TMNT Podcast

What’s up Ninja Turtle Fans?

Welcome to booyakashow.com, the home of the BooyakaShow! Podcast! My name is Zach Norris, and I’m the host. Our podcast is dedicated to delivering episode by episode breakdowns of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon on Nickelodeon. We’ll also work to keep fans up to date on news from in and around the TMNT world as well as conducting interviews with the many creators/contributors behind the Turtles media we know and love.

The site is a work in progress, so don’t fall in love with the basic setup just yet. Or do fall in love, just know that it’ll slowly but surely get changed and upgraded. Also, this is my first time running a podcast, so bear with me as I learn the ins and outs of podcasting and get used to spreading my voice all over the internet.

Our first episode should be up soon, so stay posted and share the site with other Turtle fans! Thanks!

– Zach