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ShortHand: Why Madeleine McCann?

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When Kate and Gerry McCann put their three-year-old to bed on a family holiday in Portugal, they could never have imagined how the next 15 years of their lives would unfold. The horror of their daughter’s sudden disappearance was followed by the most infamous missing-child case in history. In that time, millions have been raised, and Maddie’s name has barely left headlines.

But when more than 600 people disappear without a trace around the world every day, what was it about this story that has kept Maddie’s name in the public eye? On the first episode of our brand new show, we ask: why Madeleine McCann?

Huge thanks to The Franklys for our shiny new ShortHand intro music!

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Sources:https://www.netflix.com/title/80194956
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https://www.jstor.org/stable/20461232
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-long-american-history-of-missing-white-woman-syndrome
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8668848/madeleine-mccann-case-famous-investigation/
https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/article/why-are-we-still-fascinated-with-madeleine-mccann
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/05/madeleine-mccann-lost-child-new-suspect-british-media
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61244880
https://www.theweek.co.uk/madeleine-mccann
https://www.thedailybeast.com/madeleine-mccann-was-sold-to-a-pedo-ring-who-killed-her-says-prosecutor
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/29/the-missing-white-woman-syndrome-still-plagues-america

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