Manage episode 273772931 series 2125603
Ok, so it wasn't a world-historical level disaster, or maybe even close to the dumbest thing humans have ever believed.
But it was pretty stupid.
Nations gripped by a fear of covens of witches, repressed memories of ritual Satanic abuse, demonic rock-and-roll, ouija boards stealing your soul, and don't forget those blue-as-death animated corpses, the Smurfs!
All, of course, without any credible evidence whatsoever.
If you wonder where the Q phenomenon began, and how it can possibly have legs, look no further than the Satanic Panic.
This is an interview I did with Paul Corupe (http://www.paulcorupe.com/) since I seem to mostly interview men named Paul(?!). It was originally produced for the series on mob behaviors and mass delusions but I am releasing it now due to some sound glitches that took me a while to correct (and since it applies to this series also).
Cover Art by Ian Armstron