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“I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman.” 

Yassir Lester — comedian and writer/actor on Showtime’s Black Monday — joins Sandy to dissect the beautifully dark and twisted Saturday morning cartoon, Batman: The Animated Series. They discuss Arkham Asylum’s model of mental healthcare, Batman’s own mental health, and whether Batman and Robin count as a Thing. 

Want to dive deeper into the dark history of mental health treatment in the US? Join our second Mad Chat Book Club meeting on Thursday, October 3rd at 8:30 pm on Instagram Live! This time around we’re reading Robert Whitaker’s Mad in America

The next episode of Mad Chat will be out in three weeks, but in the meantime, keep chatting with us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. And let us know #WhatsHelpingToday! 

Transcripts, resources and recommendations related to this episode available at madchatshow.com.

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