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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On Episode 2 of The Satanic Panic, Cameron and Hannah chat about the life of Anton Lavey and how he created the Church of Satan. From a circus performer to a ghost hunter to the arm candy of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Lavey had a life that many would say was unbelievable. We dive in and decide for ourselves. The creation of the Church of Satan in 1966 sparked rumors of Satanism seeping into the culture of the youth. But what's the truth behind the Church of Satan? Are they really that bad?We also bring the Church into the modern times by explaining the difference between The Church of Satan and The Satanic Temple. Here's a hint: The Satanic Temple isn't appreciated as much as it should be.