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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 55: “Zatanna”

How did Batman learn that vanishing trick in which he seems to disappear into thin air (usually in mid-conversation)? He could have learned this technique from Zatara, an extraordinary, esteemed… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 54: “Paging the Crime Doctor”

Yes – there is a crime doc in Gotham City. He’s Dr. Matthew Thorne, a brilliant surgeon who operates on the thugs and thieves who don’t dare hobble into a regular… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 53: “Mudslide”

The last time we discussed Clayface, we compared his dependency on “Renuyu” –the substance he uses to transform his flesh– to an addiction.  Much like untreated substance use disorders, Clayface’s condition has worsened… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 52: “The Man Who Killed Batman”

What would Gotham City really be like without the Batman? We’ve all thought about it at some point, but in this classic episode from Batman: The Animated Series, the city gets… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 51: “Off Balance”

The supervillain Vertigo steals a powerful, dangerous sonic weapon straight out of the hands of the Gotham City Police Department with his dizzying, vertigo-inducing superpower. Batman teams up with the… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 50: “I Am the Night”

It’s been another year since the death of Bruce’s parents and, like every year, Batman visits the site in Crime Alley with his old family friend Dr. Leslie Thompkins. But… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 49: “What is Reality?”

The Riddler is back, and this time he’s equipped with a virtual reality game so dangerous that it could actually kill Commissioner Gordon, Robin, and the Caped Crusader himself! As… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 48: “Birds of a Feather”

Are there really any villains in the world? Or is “bad behavior” shaped by how society treats us?  Hurtful primary relationships? Childhood neglect? Can we really put blame on a… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 47: “Mask of the Phantasm”

Happy New Year! It also happens to be the 1-year anniversary of this podcast, The Arkham Sessions, a show dedicated to the psychology of Batman: The Animated Series! On rare… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 46: “Almost Got ‘Im”

What happens when some of the most violent villains in Gotham get together in the same room? They compare stories of how they almost took down the Caped Crusader, of… Read the Rest »