Cover art for podcast Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

155 EpisodesProduced by Capes on the Couch: Where Comics Get CounselingWebsite

Saving the world doesn't necessarily mean you go home happy. How's the mental health of your favorite superhero? A comic aficionado and a board-certified psychiatrist look at the various neuroses of your favorite heroes and villains and provide options for treatment.


Issue 5 - Harley Quinn

Anthony and Dr. Issues tackle the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn, her thoughs on Mistah J and Ivy, and how she could function in society. And as usual, Doc has a major repair bill by the end of it.

Show notes:

  • Introduction
  • Background on Harley Quinn
    • Introduced in Batman: The Animated Series, originally intended as a one-off
    • Batman Adventures: Mad Love expands background as Joker's psychologist
    • Came from dysfunctional family, studied psychology as a way to understand her situation
    • Once she left the Joker's side, joined Poison Ivy
    • Ends up back in Arkham, convinces Bruce Wayne to help with parole
    • Gotham City Sirens - joins Catwoman & Ivy, but betrays them to help break Joker out
    • New 52 - Becomes part of Suicide Squad, uses resources to get Joker's face back
    • Conner/Palmiotti series - works at Coney Island, now antihero
    • Rebirth - Inmate at Belle Reve, leader of new Suicide Squad
  • Primary issues
    • Obsession with Joker - co-dependent relationship
    • Dysfunctional family background
    • Relationship with Ivy - non-monogamous romantic
    • Strong impulsive streak, exacerbated by relationships
  • How to address issues
    • Improve self-esteem
    • Reduce dependency on others
    • Focus on professional background

Google Play: here
iTunes: here
Stitcher: here
TuneIn: here


Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens