162 episodes

THE ARKHAM SESSIONS, by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a podcast dedicated to the observation and clinical analysis of the characters in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.

The Arkham Sessions: Psychology of Batman & More Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 223 Ratings

THE ARKHAM SESSIONS, by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a podcast dedicated to the observation and clinical analysis of the characters in BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES.

    Episode 162 "Iron Man"

    Episode 162 "Iron Man"

    We begin our dive into the MCU with 2008's IRON MAN. We discuss the personality similarities and differences between Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne; his damaged ego and shift in vision; assess for post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction, and depression; and weigh in on why his candid, unapologetic nature serves as less a cover for his unease and more of an indicator of his unstoppable drive toward social action.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 161 "The Snyder Cut"

    Episode 161 "The Snyder Cut"

    At the request of our loyal Patrons, Dr. Drea and Brian finally take the opportunity to break down the psychology of Zack Snyder's Justice League!

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 160 "Steven Universe Season 1 Finale"

    Episode 160 "Steven Universe Season 1 Finale"

    We wrap up our coverage of the inaugural season of Steven Universe and notice that, compared to earlier episodes, the storytelling is more arc-forming and that the stakes are higher--disasters, losses, and crises have very clear consequences. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 159 "Steven Universe 31-40"

    Episode 159 "Steven Universe 31-40"

    Things are kicking into high gear! In this batch of episodes, we're finally able to analyze Garnet; Stevonnie; and the traumatic past of Amethyst. Steven Universe has it all!

    • 45 min
    Episode 158 "Steven Universe 21-30"

    Episode 158 "Steven Universe 21-30"

    We descend further into the Steven Universe adventure with our coverage of 10 more episodes of the beloved series. During this episode, Drea picks up on a pattern in Steven's social interactions--when others make jokes or use sarcasm, Steven often misses the intent and takes the comments seriously. His literal approach prompted us to wonder if he has features of Autism.

    • 49 min
    Episode 157 "Steven Universe 16-20"

    Episode 157 "Steven Universe 16-20"

    Brian and Drea focus on Pearl, the maternal or "big sister" figure to the group. Best characterized as very organized, mature, and responsible, Pearl is also seen as overly rigid, perfectionistic, stern, and domineering. In our discussion, we share why this personality profile can lead to rejection; and yet, when more deeply investigated, Pearl's personality is quite layered and nuanced.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

derfgramd ,

Best bat-cast out there

Far and away the best bat-cast I’ve seen ever, and it helps bring out my inner child, also it!s great to see more people who share my love of btas just as much as I do, and although I do have my gripes here and there I diffidently think this is a great podcast

Apple Dev. Reviewer ,

So niche, but great!

Not a whole ton of people will appreciate it, but this podcast is so amazing. I love the hosts, and I’m a big of fan of keeping the episodes short and packed. Honestly, one of the best batman pods out there. 6/5

Kraytdragonborn ,

Personally not into Stephen Universe but I love the Batman analysis

Great show. Congratulations on getting married.

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