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The Diarist is a psychological drama exploring the alluring side of power and sexual attraction. Andrea Davies hopefully enters the paradoxical world of 1950s womanhood but she soon veers into an increasingly menacing extramarital affair with Richard Hayes, a dominant ad executive. However, the Diarist is no 50 shades of gray, more like a Hitchcock Love Story with a dose of David Lynch. The story starts innocently enough but soon turns bizarre as the inner worlds of the characters are revealed. The Diarist immerses listeners into the 1950s world of Madison Avenue advertising. Secrets are exposed, darkness descends, and for Andrea all roads appear to lead to a harrowing fate.

Created by: Donna Barrow-Green, Co-Produced by Donna Barrow-Green, Beth Ricketson, Ryan Bowen . Starring: Beth Ricketson, Ryan Bowen, Corrine Elena, Darlene Sorenson, Eric Schniewind, Nikki Flynn, Heather Dowling, Pierson Rintz, Shelly Bryant, Emerson McRaven
Sound Engineering by Donna Barrow-Green & Ben Green. Creative consulting: Chad Thumann.

 

 

Aug 11, 2018

** This bonus content is stand alone so listening to the whole series is not required. However, if you are a Diarist fan then this will add to the story! 

Sit in on a lecture with Dr. Walter Freeman the world's most famous lobotomist in the 1940s and 1950s. This lecture is based on an actual peer-reviewed journal article in the Yale Medical Review in the 1940s. Dr. Freeman (played by Pierson Rintz) provides a short lecture in this film and then introduces a successful lobotomy subject to the class, Miss Dorothy Linden (played by Darlene Sorenson). You may remember Miss Linden -- or Dotty as an old friend of Margaret Hayes, one who in episode 13 Richard claimed never existed.

If you are fascinated by this chilling subject check out this incredible lecture & video by Dr. Miriam Posner "The visual Culture of Lobotomy" http://www.miriamposner.com/lobotomy.html

From Dr. Posner's website "My work on Freeman focuses on a less well-known aspect of his career. The neurologist was also an avid photographer, obsessively documenting his patients before and after their procedures. Freeman also made a series of films showing lobotomies and their effects. After he stopped performing lobotomies in the early 1960s, Freeman crossed the country in his van (nicknamed the Lobotomobile), tracking down former patients and snapping their photographs."