The psychology behind why people do crazy things for love

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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 because he wanted them to fall in love with him. They’re among the many patients of psychologist Frank Tallis. He tells us their stories and the mental roots of lovesickness.

Credits

Guest:
Frank Tallis - author of “The Incurable Romantic: and Other Tales of Madness and Desire”

Hosts:
Madeleine Brand, Duarte Geraldino

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir