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Episode 182 "Avengers: Infinity War"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

Release Date: 04/04/2022

Episode 194 Episode 194 "Andor, Eps. 1-4"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

The new Star Wars series, ANDOR, serves us a mature drama without the wholesomeness of lightsabers, Jedi wizards, and baby Yoda. Cassian Andor is a marginalized laborer in a small mining town who uses his resourcefulness and tenacity to survive during the slow, vicious rise of the Imperial dictatorship. Diving into Andor's story requires a candid and nuanced look into violent behavior; Dr. Drea reviews the main "modes" of violence and names the drivers leading to targeted violence seen in the show. To hear the rest of our analyses of Andor, join the "Batman Beyond" tier at...

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Episode 193 Episode 193 "Star Wars: Rogue One"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

In our discussion about Star Wars: Rogue One, Dr. Drea discusses how both American history and psychological research point to non-violence as the most effective approach to sustainable social change; but nothing about an equal rights fight is ever truly, fundamentally, peaceful.

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Episode 192 Episode 192 "SDCC 2022: Creating Stories with Mental Health in Mind"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

We has such an amazing time at San Diego Comic-Con, and were so thankful to have some very special guests join us for our panel. Melissa Flores is the writer of the brand-new comic, The Dead Lucky, from Image Comics; Livio Ramondelli is the writer/artist of The Kill Lock, from IDW Comics; and Jeremy Adams is doing some of his very best work as the writer of DC's The Flash comics. Together, they share how they keep mental health in mind when writing for a diverse, complicated audience. It's fun and insightful, and we're thrilled to share our first live panel after a three-year hiatus...

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Episode 191 Episode 191 "Obi-Wan Kenobi"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022) is a series that takes place 10 years after the uprising of the Sith, and the birth of Darth Vader. When Kenobi faces his old apprentice--now, an unrecognizable masked, dark figure--he searches for a connection with Anakin.

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Episode 190 Episode 190 "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

In the ambitious 2018 film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, there's some familiarity about this younger version of Han Solo. But is it necessary? And did we learn anything new about this original trilogy's character?

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Episode 189 Episode 189 "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

The final film of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), shows us the final deterioration of Jedi Anakin Skywalker and his fall to the Dark Side.

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Episode 188 Episode 188 "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) takes place ten years after Anakin Skywalker was rescued from slavery by the Jedi community and taken in as an apprentice. But he is increasingly angry, frustrated, and embittered, and his impatience and selfishness grow to a worrisome level. Dr. Drea explains the complex factors that can lead to the kind of destructive behavior seen in Anakin.

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Episode 187 Episode 187 "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

Enough criticism has been voiced about "the prequels," but what does Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) offer in lessons of personal, relational, and spiritual well-being?

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Episode 186 Episode 186 "Avengers: Endgame"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

Avengers: Endgame (2019) is heavy and full of heartache. The "snap," the massive extermination of billions of people, amounts to the kind of interpersonal trauma not yet seen in the MCU, but certainly one we can relate to now.

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Episode 185 Episode 185 "Captain Marvel"

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More

Brian and Drea rewatch Captain Marvel with the explicit intention of picking up on its problems and check their own biases, perspectives, and expectations. How does a story of resilience--one that shows the power of endurance, grit, and self-confidence--fall so flat?

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