The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 80: “Showdown”

What can 50 years of punishment do to the human mind? Psychological experiments as well as real-life harrowing stories of captivity reveal that social isolation and sensory deprivation can have some significant effects on psychological functioning. In this episode of The Arkham Sessions, we focus on the character Jonah Hex, an Old Western bounty hunter whose adventures take place in the late-1800’s. While this sounds like it has little to do with Batman, the real discussion occurs when we realize Jonah Hex is after the Bat’s nemesis, Ra’s al Ghul, who is behind a huge scheme that puts many lives in danger.  An introduction to a more brutal character, Arkady Duvall, opens up the discussion to an exploration of what truly characterizes villainy. Deep revelations and psychological assessments are made in this special episode!

The Arkham Sessions is a podcast dedicated to the psychology of the show, Batman: The Animated Series.  Have psychology related questions about Batman? Write to us via twitter @ArkhamSessions or on Facebook. Or visit our official website.

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