In The Dark: The Runaway Princesses

5.0/5

Critic Rating

The wives and daughters of Dubai’s ruler live in unbelievable luxury. So why do the women in Sheikh Mohammed’s family keep trying to run away? The New Yorker staff writer Heidi Blake joins In the Dark’s Madeleine Baran to tell the story of the royal women who risked everything to flee the brutality of one of the world’s most powerful men. In four episodes, drawing on thousands of pages of secret correspondence and never-before-heard audio recordings, “The Runaway Princesses” takes listeners behind palace walls, revealing a story of astonishing courage and cruelty."The Runaway Princesses" is a four-part narrative series from In the Dark and The New Yorker.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Mar 17, 2024

"...this podcast features many accounts of female abuse. It is obvious it was not originally conceived as a podcast, and there is a stilted feel."

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Score: 5

The Crime Writers Squad • Crime Writers On Feb 8, 2024

"It asks great questions on whether they continue to be held against their will by a leader comfortable with abusing his diplomatic privileges. Well told, captivating, and suspenseful. The "In The Dark" brand seems to be in good hands."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Feb 5, 2024

"...fascinating, compelling, and expertly produced start..."

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