A married woman was convinced her dentist was secretly in love with her and drove him out of the country. A married man squandered his giant fortune on 3000 prostitutes because he wanted them to fall in love with him. These are among the many patients of psychologist Frank Tallis. He explains the mental roots of lovesickness.
True stories of love driving people to literal madness
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A married woman was convinced her dentist was secretly in love with her and drove him out of the country. A married man squandered his giant fortune on 3000 prostitutes...
Hosts:Madeleine Brand, Duarte Geraldino
Producers:Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir
Book cover art for “The Incurable Romantic: and Other Tales of Madness and Desire” courtesy of Frank Tallis.