“Overall, I loved this podcast. I learned of it AFTER the hoax was uncovered. In a lot of ways, I found the fact that the main interviewee lied speaks to an interesting aspect of his psychopathology.
The only thing that I absolutely cringed about was when the interviewer had the victim speak over the phone to her captor. That was incredibly dangerous and possibly traumatic. I could not believe that risk being taken for the sake of a good story. In the end, the interviewer claims the victim found the experience empowering. That can be the case, absolutely. But typically there needs to be periods of support and stability before that can be helpful. I wonder if the victim was conflicted due to unconscious coercion from the interviewer. Either way, that could have been incredibly harmful. A story should never trump the well being of this victim.”
jade erickson via Apple Podcasts ·
United States of America ·