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1. Siding with the Enemy

Best-selling author Matthew Syed reexamines the origin of a peculiar psychiatric disorder.

Best-selling author Matthew Syed explores the ideas that shape our lives with stories of seeing the world differently.

A criminal walks into a Swedish bank brandishing a machine gun. He takes a handful of bank workers hostage. The police lock the victims and their captors in the vault and then things start to get weird. Despite being held captive and threatened with violence, the hostages side with the criminals.

Stockholm Syndrome is born.

In this episode, Matthew Syed reexamines the birth of this peculiar psychiatric disorder and discovers that all is not what it seems.

Producer: Gemma Newby
Music, Sound Design and Mix: Benbrick
Series Editor: Russell Finch
Executive Producers: Sean Glynn and Max O'Brien

A Novel production for BBC Radio 4

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29 minutes

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Mon 15 Feb 2021 00:15

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  • Wed 10 Feb 2021 16:00
  • Mon 15 Feb 2021 00:15

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