The Arkham Sessions, hosted by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a weekly podcast dedicated to the psychological analysis of Batman: The Animated Series. Nostalgic, humorous, and even a little educational, each episode promises to lend some insight into the heroes, villains, and classic stories of the Dark Knight!
The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 96 "Double Talk"
The Arkham Sessions is back with another exciting look at the Psychology of Batman! Arnold Wesker, a.k.a. the Batman villain known as The Ventriloquist, is released from inpatient care after six months of rehabilitation. His treatment team at Arkham is confident he'll be fine, as long as his "alternate personality remains suppressed." Wesker is set up with employment, therapeutic residential living assistance, and a decent aftercare plan; however, he soon finds himself plagued with trauma reminders, intrusive thoughts, and nightmares about his old pal, Scarface. He becomes miserably anxious, distracted, and hypervigilant. But is Scarface a product of his own mind, a separate personality, or an actual living figure??? On this episode, we explore the possibilities! Additionally, we discuss the concept of a "trigger," as well as the benefits and misuses of "trigger warnings."
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