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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Joker' Director Todd Phillips; 'American Oligarchs'

Phillips explores mental health in his Batman villain origin story. Author Andrea Bernstein discusses the power and influence of the Trump and Kushner families. John Powers reviews HBO's The Outsider.

Joaquin Phoenix is Arthur Fleck, a party clown and aspiring stand-up comic who struggles with mental illness and turns violent in Joker. Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Entertainment hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Joker' Director Todd Phillips; 'American Oligarchs'

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