The Joker Then & Now- Let Your Geek Sideshow Podcast

This week, we are diving into the mind of madness and taking a look behind one of the most twisted smiles in pop culture, and Batman’s most iconic adversary. From his debut to his latest cinematic solo outing, this is The Joker Then & Now.


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Let Your Geek Sideshow presents… Then & Now– a pop culture podcast!

This week, we are diving into the mind of madness and taking a look behind one of the most twisted smiles in pop culture. Though it’s hard to see the tears of a clown, fans across generations have clambered for more exploration into the mysteries of Batman’s greatest foe.

The Joker and his motivations are about as complex as they come with regard to comic book adversaries. It is impossible to imagine him without Batman on the other side of his countless schemes, proving just how deeply he is ingrained in the life of one of the most iconic heroes.

Many writers, artists, and actors have left their mark on The Joker and how he is portrayed. He’s been a puckish prankster and a sadistic psychopath with nuanced personality traits in between, giving fans a burning desire to know all of his deepest secrets. While we may never truly wipe away the makeup or the smile, The Joker remains a keystone character in the monolith of modern pop culture.

From his own cinematic solo outing to starring in one of the most infamous comic books of all time, all he wants to do is watch the world burn- and have a laugh while doing it.

This is The Joker Then & Now.


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