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Episode 113: Hostage Criminal

    • Personal Journals

One summer in 1973, two men robbed a bank in Stockholm. They held four people hostage for six days. Swedish psychiatrist and criminologist Nils Bejerot coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome" to describe the response of the hostages. One of the bank robbers, Clark Olofsson, told us, "It was fun."

Special thanks to Terence Mickey, of the podcast Memory Motel, for allowing us to share audio from his interview with Kristin Enmark. Listen to the full Memory Motel episode here, and check out his new podcast, Self? Help! 

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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

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One summer in 1973, two men robbed a bank in Stockholm. They held four people hostage for six days. Swedish psychiatrist and criminologist Nils Bejerot coined the term "Stockholm Syndrome" to describe the response of the hostages. One of the bank robbers, Clark Olofsson, told us, "It was fun."

Special thanks to Terence Mickey, of the podcast Memory Motel, for allowing us to share audio from his interview with Kristin Enmark. Listen to the full Memory Motel episode here, and check out his new podcast, Self? Help! 

Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

If you haven't already, please review us on iTunes! It's an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow.

Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for The Accomplice.

If you'd like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions.

Artwork by Julienne Alexander.

Sponsors:


BetterHelp Get 10% off your first month with discount code CRIMINAL at betterhelp.com/criminal.
Progressive Start a quote online and see all the discounts for yourself. Visit Progressive.com today.
Quip Go to GetQuip.com/Criminal right now and get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush.
Robinhood Robinhood is giving listeners a FREE stock to help build your portfolio. Sign up at criminal.robinhood.com.
Simplisafe Protect your home today and get free shipping at SimpliSafe.com/CRIMINAL
Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code INVISIBLE to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.
Sun Basket Go to SUNBASKET.com and enter promo code CRIMINAL60 today to get 60% off your first order.

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