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Pop Life: Getting Up Close and Personal with The Joker

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From Cesar Romero to Jack Nicholson to Heath Ledger and finally to Joaquin Pheonix, the role of the Joker has taken on a number of appearences. On this episode of Pop Life, Joe Lee takes a look at the various iterations of the famed gotham villain and the pyschological profile of the character himself.

First up, Joe is joined by  Dr Kendall R. Phillips, Professor of Communications and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University to chat about the various joker cinematic appearances and discuss some of their favorites.

Then, Travis Langley editor of The Joker Psychology, joins the show to breakdown the mental and emotional state of the joker. 

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