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Truth, Lies, And Psychopaths

Need a bad guy for your novel?
No problem. Grab yourself a crazy, hell-raising, face-mask-wearing, serial killer psychopath.
Perfect. Right?

Maybe not.
For many reasons. Juliet and Jon discuss what psychopaths probably really are and why we write about them.

Podcasts that Jon mentioned in the show:

From Radio Lab several years ago: http://www.radiolab.org/story/91616-people-who-lie/
This is more about the con artist Hope Ballantyne from the Radio Lab Story: https://www.craigslist.org/about/press/encounters_with_hope
This is Actually Happening: 78: What if you narrowly escaped with your life?


Books about psychopaths that Jon liked:

Books Jon didn’t like as much: