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.

What can cause a virtuous citizen to transform into a destructive villain? It's the first time we analyze Two-Face, one of Gotham City's most interesting baddies! The amazing two-part episode of Batman: The Animated Series portrays one of the most memorable origin stories. On this week's show, we tackle Part 1 and discuss issues of multiple personalities, bipolar disorder, and hypnotherapy. It's the ultimate story of good vs. evil, moral vs. corrupt, loyalty vs. betrayal!

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Category:Pop Culture Psychology -- posted at: 7:18am PST
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Gotham's most dangerous villain is back--this time, with something to prove!  We deconstruct yet another episode of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES which features The Joker! This portrayal of the "psychotic clown" shows both his callous, destructive side as well as his jovial, charming nature. In this episode of The Arkham Sessions, we talk about the Joker's most likely mental health condition, discuss the personality trait known as "risk-taking," and question why clowns freak us the bat out!

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Category:Pop Culture Psychology -- posted at: 12:35pm PST
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The Arkham Sessions, Episode 8 "The Forgotten"
Bruce Wayne gets hit over the head by a street thug and develops amnesia in "The Forgotten," a memorable--see what we did there?-- episode of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. We discuss memory disorders, traumatic brain injury, and ridiculously high-waisted pants in this episode of The Arkham Sessions, a podcast dedicated to the psychology of Batman!

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Category:Pop Culture Psychology -- posted at: 7:16am PST
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It's a classic case of "He Said/They Said," when Detective Bullock rushes into a building before his back-up's arrived. And, naturally, the Batman's at the center of the truth and the lies. Or is it all about perception and how we remember events? Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward dive into episode 7 to find out!

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Category:Pop Culture Psychology -- posted at: 7:15am PST
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