Susannah Cahalan is a news reporter at the New York Post whose award-winning work has also been featured in The New York Times. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey. When she woke up alone in a hospital room at age 24, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk.
Host Dave Schrader (email) welcomed reporter Susannah Cahalan, who shared her remarkable story of how, in a matter of weeks, a mysterious illness transformed her from a healthy 24-year-old into a violent, psychotic, and dangerously unstable individual. In the first hour,... More »