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A podcast from Chelsey Weber-Smith

American Hysteria

chelseywebersmith.com

79 Episodes • Released Weekly

79 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from Chelsey Weber-Smith

American Hysteria

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79 Episodes • Released Weekly

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Description

American Hysteria is a podcast exploring the fantastical thinking and irrational fears of Americans through the lens of moral panics, urban legends, and conspiracy theories, how they shape our psychology and culture, and why we end up believing them. Poet-turned-podcaster Chelsey Weber-Smith explores the sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying stories of historical and modern American freak-outs, and the real social issues they act to cover up. An in-depth alternative history, the show also analyzes how issues of race, gender, sexuality, and class have informed our beliefs from the Puritans to the present. Subscribe now on Apple, Google, Spotify, or where ever you get your podcasts.

Latest Episode

7 Aug 2020 • 48 mins

Introducing Uncover: Dead Wrong

Presenting the first episode of the latest season of Uncover: Dead Wrong from CBC Podcasts. It dives deep into a botched police investigation, missing evidence, and a wrongful conviction in a city plagued with more than a hundred unsolved missing and murdered cases. Dead Wrong takes you through the twisting, unbelievable story of Glen Assoun who spent more than 17 years in prison for the murder of Brenda Way, a crime he did not commit, and asks who really killed Brenda? Listen to the rest of the season now!