06 Nov Issue #141 – “Psychology” (w/ Dr. Travis Langley)
In this week’s issue we sit down with HSU distinguished professor, psychologist, and “Batman & Psychology” author Dr. Travis Langley to discuss the psychology of DC.
Intro Music by Aaron Barry
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
Dr. Travis Langley
Meet Dr. Travis Langely
(9:32) Dr. Langely’s first introduction to comicbooks.
(12:41) Dr. Langely’s books overview.
(15:45) Why Wonder Woman has such a prolific publishing history.
(19:00) “Joker Psychology” and Grant Morrison’s re-interpretation.
(23:59) Grant Morrison stands up Dr. Langley.
(24:46) Harley plays a large part in “Joker Psychology.”
(30:46) What makes Two-Face tick? Random chance, good versus evil, the number 2.
(37:09) Is Joker romantically interested in Batman?
(46:03) What is the psychological appeal of the superhero genre?
(51:37) How would Dr. Langley categorize The Creeper aka Jack Ryder?
(57:28) “Joker Psychology” and what’s next for Dr. Langley.
Characters, Places, Things
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