Continuing the theme of the month and last week's talk about parasitism, this week we're talking exorcism in media and history. While often considered through the monocle lens of priests, holy water, demonic possession and the cloistered atmosphere of Catholicism, our conversation leads us beyond the reductionist understanding and places demonic possession and exorcism along a continuum of attempted therapeutic and medical treatments that have versions and variations across all traditions and time. We're also quick to point out that most of it is b******t.
Interlude: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Pt. I
Outro: Rhythm & Noise - Schismatic