How The Joker Came To Be

03 Apr 2024 • 32 min • EN
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Zap! Boom! Pow! This April fool’s week, comic book writer Evan Narcisse joins us for a history domino adventure. We trace how one hilarious 17th century scientific discovery shoots its way through gun history, card games and lands on the birth of an iconic and villainous comic book funnyman. And watch out! Along the way you might get kapow’d! This episode originally aired March 30, 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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