Guide to the Unknown 101: The Joker Part 1

On Episode 101 of Guide to the Unknown:

WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY!

The Joker has been making a lot of waves recently, lots of controversies, and it’s landed him on our radar!

This week, Will talks about the creation of the character, and the ways The Joker has grown and changed over the course of 80 years. Comic books, cartoons, video games, there’s a lot to share, and some really odd interpretations of the character. Also some spoilery conversation about the new Joaquin Phoenix movie. The Pale Man, The Man Who Laughs, what’s his deal?

Next week: the movies and the people who played him. That’s right, this topic is too big for a single episode!

SOURCES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joker_(character)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comprachicos

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_smile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Laughs_(1928_film)

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