The Satanic Panic, as it is known today, centered around the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons which was released in 1974. The fear and rumors surrounding the evil nature of the game were fanned by the masses of youth that seemed unnaturally enticed by the mystical nature of the stories and lore.
The timing was almost too good to be true which lent itself to a clashing of ideals between the youth trying to make their own mark on the world and the adults who were trying to reel in a world which they saw as changing for the worst. The rise of metal music, the Satanic Church, televangelists, and sham psychology caused a clash between between two worlds trying to set the future on a more desirable course.
One half of the Grogtalk Podcast hosts join us in the form of James who shares with us his personal experiences with the phenomenon. Between having to balance his own understanding of what was going on and living in a world where everything he enjoyed was seemingly tainted by satanic influence, according to the media, James had some interesting insight into the situation.
This episode also breaks our longstanding streak of talking about Hitler and Nazi's, however, we do get sidetracked so we still have that going for us.
What do you think the current Satanic Panic of our time is?
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