This week, we're handing the ZINE keys over to our Senior Designer, Leanne Watkinson.
"I’ve always been interested in human behavioural psychology – especially when it has a criminal edge to it (try not to read into that!).
Here are a few of the things I’ve been devouring on these themes".
1. Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding In Plain Sight
I’ve just started reading this after a couple of recommendations, and I’m already hooked.
It’s a work of non-fiction, written by a diagnosed high-functioning, non-criminal sociopath. M.E. Thomas works as a very successful Lawyer in the USA, thanks in large part to her sociopathic tendencies. In this memoir, she reveals the inner workings of her mind in everyday situations – and in some less ordinary situations she creates for her own manipulative amusement.
2. Hannibal (Netflix series)
I was definitely a latecomer to this series but if you haven’t seen it, it’s a must.
Based on the film ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, it's visually stunning and psychologically thrilling.
Seeing the duplicity of the lead character - Hannibal Lecter- slowly unfold as he calculatedly manipulates everyone around him is totally gripping.
A brilliant podcast presented by a host who remains anonymous.
This true crime podcast details a different case from around the globe in each episode. Some are solved cases, others are cold cases – each is a horrifying reminder of what human beings are capable of.
If you’re into less criminally-inclined human behaviour, The Joe Rogan Experience episode #1218, with evolutionary behavioural scientist Gad Saad, is a worthy (if intense) listen.
4. Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy TapesA 1970’s killer of over 30 women, the series promises another deep dive into the mind of a serial killer, with a mix of present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings of Bundy whilst on death row. I’m already halfway through the series – get watching!
For more ZINE takeovers, check back every Wednesday. And be sure to catch our issues over on Instagram @ehupLOVE.
Or, if you want to talk human behavioural psychology, you can drop Leanne a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.