One day, the author William Styron made a terrifying discovery – his writing hand had “gone dead" and wouldn't obey him. His doctors said he was delusional. And then he met someone who believed him. Dr. Alice Flaherty had suffered from the opposite problem: her hand had been possessed by a kind of demon, and she couldn't stop writing. So begins this true story of literary genius and American madness. This six-part podcast won the 2019 Webby Award for best miniseries. It received praise from The New Yorker, The Guardian and many other outlets.
Pagan and co-producer Karen Brown created this podcast for Radiotopia. Our sound designer was Ian Coss. Our visionary and secret weapon was Radiotopia’s Julie Shapiro.