Episode 29: Blue Beards, Gas Lights & Other Red Flags

Once upon a time there was a man who was anything but a Prince Charming. From Narcissus, to Bluebeard, to Henri Landrieu history is peppered with tales of guys who are really bad at relationships, and really, really bad for their partners’ health. What inspired stories of such toxic lovers? Join us this week as we take a look at the relationship cycles of narcissists, the myth that helped define a disorder, the roots of a fairy tale with a truly terrifying bad guy, and the origins of the term, ‘gaslighting’.

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Perrault’s Fairy Tales By Charles Perrault

Tall, Dark and Deadly: The Fairytale Bluebeard as Icon of Evil in Modern Story by Amy Lee Bell

Anthologizing Bluebeard: A Conversation with Miriam Bale

One Bad Husband – The American Scholar

Johann Hoch: The Lady Killer, 50 Possible Victims, 1890-1905 – Historical Crime Detective

Monstrous Arrogance: Husbands Who Choose Murder over Divorce By Cynthia Lewis

DO YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAVE PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSISM DISORDER?

When Life (i.e., True Crime) Imitates Art

HENRI DÉSIRÉ LANDRU: FRANCE’S SEDUCTIVE SERIAL KILLER

Henri Desirie Landru – “Bluebeard”

Who Was the Original Bluebeard?

 

 

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