Why (Do) We Love the Joker


This episode starts off with the guys attempting to dissect the public’s fascination with villains, devolving speedily into what doesn’t work about the Todd Phillips film Joker. Here there be SPOILERS, so beware.

To listen…click here!

Topics brought up in this episode include:

The appeal of the Joker


The appeal of villains


Villains or Anti-Heroes?


What’s the point again?


Music Included: “bad guy” by Billie Ellish


Manly High Quality Jokes (become a patron of Noah Berlatsky to read)

Who Watches the Taxi Driver? (same)

12 Minutes to Midnight

Why Do We Love The Killing Joke? (Or Do We?)


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