Why (Do) We Love the Joker

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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

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The appeal of villains

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Villains or Anti-Heroes?

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What’s the point again?

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Music Included: “bad guy” by Billie Ellish

FURTHER READING

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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