Episode 115: The Death of Dr Frank Olson


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In the early morning of November 28, 1953, 42-year-old Army scientist Frank Olson "went out the window" of a room in New York City’s Statler Hotel. Did he jump or fall? Was it an accident or was it murder?

The #RCP team discuss and analyse this case using the arc of Wormwood, the Netflix true-crime documentary re-enactment series from Academy Award-winning documentarian director Errol Morris.

Two-plus years in the making, this innovative narrative from the director who pioneered many true-crime techniques is narrated by Dr Frank Olson's now Harvard graduate clinical psychologist son, Eric. Eric was nine years old when his father's boss came to the house to tell to them that his father was dead - and he has been consumed with questions and the search for truth about what really happened to his father ever since.


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