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 the first episode of The Satanic Panic, Hannah and Cameron discuss the case that started them on this journey. Paul Ingram was a man from Washington State that was sent to jail for the satanic ritual abuse of his two daughters. We discuss the media outcry and what really happened to this family in 1988. Because this is our first episode, we want to inform our listeners about what is to come and explain what the Satanic Panic is. We define it as a mass hysteria in the '80's where people believed that a Satanic Cult was invading America. Many were jailed in the Panic, and families were routinely ripped apart in fear. In this first episode we explore the socio-cultural events that were the roots of the Panic.