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Episode 135 "Joker"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

Release Date: 10/25/2019

Episode 150, Episode 150, "Doom Patrol: Penultimate Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

In the realm of narrative psychology, our life story isn't just a mundane list of facts--it's the way we integrate our experiences and events internally. Drea and Brian explore the second-to-last episode in their analysis of Doom Patrol: Season 1! You can find our Comic-Con @ Home panels .

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Episode 149 Episode 149 "Doom Patrol: Flex Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

The Doom Patrol finally meets Flex Mentallo, Man of Muscle Mystery! As we continue to discuss these characters and their feelings of deep regret, we talk about the importance of looking back at mistakes and the dilemma of "cancel culture." With Doom Patrol giving us good--yet still chaotic--role models, we address these challenges and give some tips that might help listeners manage their own spaces toward safety and self-betterment. 

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Episode 148 Episode 148 "Watchmen: It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

  To celebrate Juneteenth, we've decided to analyze the first episode of HBO's WATCHMEN; which introduced many people to the existence of the very real Tulsa Race Riots (or "Black Wall Street Massacre") of 1921. In this episode, we take a look at this historical event and discuss its use in this series, by showrunner Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers). We also cover what it means to be an ally, correctly and incorrectly.

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Episode 147 Episode 147 "Doom Patrol: Cyborg Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

How reliable are our memories? Science and fiction intersect in interesting ways in this episode of The Arkham Sessions!

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Episode 146 Episode 146 "Doom Patrol: Frances Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

In this episode, we draw upon the experiences of Doom Patrol heroes, Negative Man and Robot Man, as they revisit their mistakes and discover how to end the pain they're holding onto. For Cliff, this means meeting his estranged daughter and facing some hard decisions about whether to be in her life. For Larry, he has an opportunity to tell the man he has loved all his life what he truly meant to him. And Cyborg? Well, he's doing a little psychological dissecting of his own as he forcefully slices into his bicep out of fear of finding out whether he is more machine than man. Hear what we have to...

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Episode 145 Episode 145 "Doom Patrol: Hair Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

The term pogonophile refers to a person who has an obsessive love of beards. We discuss this concept and go down a few hairy rabbit holes in this episode centering around a new character, The Beard Hunter.  TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-arkham-sessions?ref_id=11228

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Episode 144 Episode 144 "Doom Patrol: Jane Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

This episode of Doom Patrol centers entirely around (and in) Jane's psyche. With 64 different personalities, Jane could easily be a textbook example of the mental health condition known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (or Multiple Personality Disorder). But there's far more to this story.  Hero's Journey Fitness can be found . 

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Episode 143 Episode 143 "Doom Patrol: Danny Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

When asked for help, Larry and Vic visit Danny the Street, a benevolent, sentient street--yes, street--that acts as a mecca for the disenfranchised; with abilities to help you become the person you truly are. Additionally, Cliff and Rita find themselves trying to stop the wedding of Karen--a lovesick alter of Jane's--and the poor soul she has trapped in her spell. This episode is about the importance of honoring your true, authentic self and we even explore the possibility of a familiar disorder for Karen.   As mentioned in the show, we're supporting some folks whose businesses are...

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Episode 142 Episode 142 "Doom Patrol: Therapy Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

The gang has learned that Mr. Nobdy is using its members' sordid pasts against them. Determined to avoid collapsing the way the original Doom Patrol once did, Cliff demands the group sits down for "therapy." Drea discusses the concept of group therapy, while she breaks down each member's own trauma. Plus, we unveil the options for what we analyze next! Tune in, to learn how you can help us decide! And, yes; you heard correctly... Brian's dad has written a book! If you love the idea of dragons existing in the real, present-day mountains of North Carolina, you're gonna love . Finally, this...

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Episode 141 Episode 141 "Doom Patrol: Doom Patrol Patrol"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

In examining this episode of Doom Patrol, we talk about the ethics of entangling romance with psychotherapy. We also discuss the field of psychology and the emerging counseling interventions known under the umbrella of "energy psychology."  From healing crystals to tapping, we examine various fringe psychotherapeutic practices in order to better understand the real from the fantasy.

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After a couple of weeks at the top of the box office, Drea and Brian finally get to cover Joaquin Phoenix's take on the Clown Prince of Crime in Todd Phillips' Joker. Up first, we get into a little conversation about our thoughts on the film; followed by Drea's complete Los Angeles Comic Con panel with History of the Batman's Londyn Jackson!