THE ARKHAM SESSIONS, by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a weekly podcast dedicated to the observation and clinical analysis of the characters in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.
Robin learns a tough lesson when he disobeys Batman and goes on his own to pursue a mysterious case involving a young, lost girl by the name of Annie. In this episode of The Arkham Sessions, we explore the notion of "personhood" and identity development. First, how do we define a person? What characteristics must one have in order to be considered a sentient being? Reviewing various definitions of personhood and sentience, we ponder where Annie fits by reviewing the criteria: Is she self-aware? Intelligent? Has the freedom to choose? If she has the moral right of personhood, then should Robin have given her a chance to live apart from Clayface?  Listen to the episode below for our full analysis of this unique Batman episode!
Direct download: The_Arkham_Sessions_Episode_103_Growing_Pains.mp3
Category:Pop Culture Psychology -- posted at: 4:23pm PST
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  • I feel as thought you did not actually watch this episode. You keep referring to Robin as Dick, but in this season of BTAS, this Robin is Tim Drake. I like your show, but it makes me doubt your analysis when you get fundamental details like that incorrect.

    posted by: Jason Rage on 2017-09-06 20:21:09

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