The Great God of Depression
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.
Pagan and co-producer Karen Brown are creating this five-part documentary series for Radiotopia, an affiliate of the Public Radio Exchange. Look for it in the summer of 2018.