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Shoot This Now

Jun 13, 2018

In 1973, a robber who looked like Bill Skarsgard took hostages in a Swedish bank. He demanded money, a fast car, and the release of a "pop gangster" prison buddy who looked like Armie Hammer. The Swedish government delivered.

Reunited within the bank, the criminals quickly won over their captives -- a situation that coined the phrase "Stockholm Syndrome." We sometimes hear it today in reference to Patty Hearst and everyone living in America in 2018.

If you enjoy this episode, we recommend Jeffrey Toobin's terrific "American Heiress," his account of Patty Hearst's kidnapping.