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The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #93: “Holiday Knights”

It is a new beginning! But what has changed? We’re reintroduced to some old Bat-friends and Rogues, as we begin our analysis of THE NEW BATMAN ADVENTURES–an animated television series… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 91: “Live! The Psychology of Harley Quinn with Jimmy Palmiotti”

Harley Quinn has evolved from The Joker’s sidekick to a kick-butt protag with agency, tenacity and personality that leaps off the pages of comics.  For this special edition of our… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 90: “Batman Day”

As many of you know, I have a special ‘bond’ with Batman, and it all began with Batman: The Animated Series! Now, as a psychologist, I often turn to comic… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 89: “Suicide Squad”

In this special episode of The Arkham Sessions, we give our psychology-focused review of the 2016 film, Suicide Squad, offering up our thoughts about Jared Leto’s Joker, Margot Robbie’s Harley… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 88: “The Killing Joke”

How could we not analyze the most controversial and divisive Batman story ever written?! Love it or hate it, The Killing Joke is one of the most influential and consequential books… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 85: “Make ‘Em Laugh”

This week, we learn that Batman doesn’t have much of a sense of humor.  OK, we sort of already knew about that. But for the first time, we’re introduced to… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 72: “Harlequinade”

Harley Quinn is predicted to be the number 1 Halloween costume in the U.S. this week, and it is without a doubt she’s one of the most intriguing characters in… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 68: “Trial”

Once again, Batman finds himself in a straight jacket!  He’s been captured by the super-villains of Gotham City and taken into Arkham Asylum, the facility for the “criminally insane.”  And… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 57: “Harley and Ivy”

Why do we stay with people who hurt us? Why are so-called “toxic” relationships sometimes the hardest ones to leave? And what can we do when those relationships become too… 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 »