The Batman: Identity, Loss, and Betrayal w/ Special Guest Dr. Travis Langley
In this episode we are firing up the Nirvana and exploring the theme of Something In the Way as we travel back to Gotham City to discuss the newest iteration of the caped crusader in 2022’s The Batman. We are joined by Dr. Travis Langley, author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight. We explore the theme of trust in how we can be betrayed by systems. We also break down this film’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne as someone who is still figuring out his purpose as a crime fighter in the early days of being Batman. Lastly, we discuss the importance of caregivers, not just with Bruce as an orphan being raised by his butler, but also with The Riddler and Catwoman as fellow adults struggling in a world in which they were abandoned as children.