Satanic Panic

EPISODE 10: The Total Absurdity of the Satanic Panic

This episode was sort of a bummer, sorry folks.

Major take homes: the Satanic Panic was bonkers, go nuts with the heavy metal and DnD, and our memories, for the most part, suck.  

On this minisode, we talk about the 80s Satanic Panic and how insane and unjust it was. Also, some deeply cool science about memory and the risks of listening to smooth jazz.

Stuff we discussed:

Vox article on the Satanic Panic

Heartbreaking Texas Monthly article on Dan and Fran Keller

The Satanic Temple (a political advocacy group)

Totally ridiculous videos of backmasking

Enstrom and Schmaltz “A walk on the Wild Side: The Impact of Music on Risk-Taking Likelihood

Baker and Brown “Suicide, self harm and survival strategies in contemporary heavy metal music: a cultural and literary analysis” 2016

The Devil Wears Headphones: A Brief History of Baskmasking by Bill Demain

A Short History of the Rise, Fall and Rise of Subliminal Messaging by Victoria Stern

False Memory of Dr. Elizabeth Loftus and Human Memory by Lindsay Dogson