That Time Geraldo Exposed Satan's Underground...

That Time Geraldo Exposed Satan's Underground...
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In our podcast episode "Satanic Panic," guest-host Christian Sager and I explore the Satanism-fueled moral panic of the 1980s and 90s. We deal a good bit with the cultural kindling underlying the panic, as well as how popular media fanned the flames. Geraldo Rivera's 1988 prime time special on the perceived -- but bogus -- threat of Satanic ritual abuse played an important role in fanning those flames. So we present it to you here for anyone interested in such a retronautic journey into Satanic Panic.

And be sure to explore our mini-gallery on Satanic Panic as well.