In The Arkham Sessions, a new podcast available on YouTube, Dr. Andrea Letamendi has embarked on a series of discussions with Brian Ward regarding character depictions in Batman: The Animated Series, a television program considered by many to be one of the finest TV series of any kind. Dr. Drea blends clinical analysis and nostalgia, treating the material seriously and respectfully even as she reveals her fine sense of humor along the way.
In episode one, "On Leather Wings," Dr. Letamendi and Mr. Ward examine one of the lesser known Bat-villains, Man-Bat.
For episode two, "Christmas with the Joker," they "sat around in our Bat-jammies, drank hot cocoa, and talked about the relationship between Batman and the Joker."
Batman: The Animated Series (Warner Bros.) "Christmas with the Joker"
As previously mentioned, Dr. Letamendi is the real-life psychologist who has been advising comic book writer Gail Simone regarding Batgirl's recovery from trauma, and she has also appeared in the Batgirl comic book series as Barbara Gordon's therapist. Andrea Letamendi, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA, has treated combat veterans and other individuals experiencing the process of trauma recovery. An expert on both psychology and comics, she has taken part in convention panels covering the psychology of superheroes at various fan conventions like San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon, and New York Comic Con.