The Joker is arguably the most celebrated and infamous comic book villain, if not outright villain, in all entertainment history, with the character attracting some serious acting talent to portray him cinematically from Jack Nicholson, to Heath Ledger and now to Joaquin Phoenix whose current portrayal in the film Joker has been lauded as brilliant and the film itself a masterpiece. The film has also courted controversy amid its themes of lone wolf violence associated with mental illness, and the overall dire statement of the corruption of society that the film leaves the audience with as they exit the cinema. Steve and Ben examine Joker and its current impact on the world, and discuss the film against the age-old debate of whether or not a film can actually inspire the right type of person to follow the ideas it presents in the real world.

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