American Hysteria explores moral panics, conspiracy theories, urban legends, and how fantastical thinking has shaped our culture from the Puritans to the present. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, sometimes heartfelt, host Chelsey Weber-Smith tells the strangest stories from American history that have created the reality we share, or maybe more accurately, the reality we don't.
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Rituals. Religion. Sex. Murder. Hysteria. What happened in the 1980s that made the United States become a breeding ground for a Satanic moral panic? On this podcast, hosts Cameron and Hannah cover cases and topics that, when put together, created an interesting time in America. A time when daycare centers were accused of indoctrinating children into the occult and therapists were recovering violent and sexual memories from their naive patients. Tune in and discover the events that made up....The Satanic Panic!