Monday, September 23, 2013 | Categories: Episodes |
Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky by Vasily Perov, 1872.
Fyodor Dostoevsky was one of the world's most celebrated writers, and he had a debilitating gambling problem. Sociologist Lorne Tepperman examines Dostoevsky's life to understand what led to this addiction and draws comparisons to problem gamblers today. Lorne Tepperman is the co-author of The Dostoevsky Effect: Problem Gambling and the Origins of Addiction.