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American Hysteria

By Skylark Media

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American Hysteria is a podcast exploring our moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them. Host Chelsey Weber-Smith explores the sometimes hilarious, sometimes distressing stories of modern and historical American freak-outs, why we fear the wrong things, and what these bizarre panics might be covering up. Subscribe now on Apple, Google, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts.

Customer Reviews


This could be a fantastic podcast. Could be but isn’t. Every third or fourth word is Like”. I actually started counting the “likes” after three or four minutes of listening. When I got to 112 I turned it off deleted it from my library and wonder how on earth anyone can take these pre pubescent speakers seriously. Between the “likes” and the vocal fry I think this podcasts only value is to be used in a torture chamber.

Could that be true???

Chelsey does a great job of exploring the origins and often pernicious effects of panics, conspiracy theories and urban legends. She has a great talent for condensing topics without sacrificing relevant content. Great presentation- hope she doesn’t get discouraged by the haters who are bound to come out of the woodwork when she tackles the more controversial topics.

Looking forward to more

Seems like a great start.

Just FYI: you don’t pronounce either S on Des Moines, Iowa. Never have.

American Hysteria
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  • Category: History
  • Language: English

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