25 episodes

Witch Hunt explores history's most infamous witch hunts (literal and metaphorical) and the history of scapegoating. Season one examines the Salem Witch Trials and season two covers the Great Satanic Panic of the 1980's and 90's.

Witch Hunt Podcast Brainy Byrd Media

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 133 Ratings

Witch Hunt explores history's most infamous witch hunts (literal and metaphorical) and the history of scapegoating. Season one examines the Salem Witch Trials and season two covers the Great Satanic Panic of the 1980's and 90's.

    The Great Satanic Panic

    The Great Satanic Panic

    The premiere episode of season two explores how what we believe and how we react to allegations of child abuse fueled a moral panic that destroyed thousands of lives. Featuring an interview with The Intercept's Jordan Smith.

    • 21 min
    The Big 80s

    The Big 80s

    Episode two explains Satan's big social comeback in the 1980s. Featuring experts Professor Megan Goodwin and Mary DeYoung.
    Episode Music
    Levantara`n el vuelo (Piano Solo) by Circus Marcus
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/CIRCUSMARCUS/~/Levantarn_el_vuelo_Piano_Solo
    Ice Where Your Parents’ Love Should Be by Kyle Preston
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kyle_Preston/Geo/Ice_Where_Your_Parents_Love_Should_Be
     
    Show Notes
    https://www.brainybyrdmedia.com/wh-episode-12

    • 23 min
    What Michelle Remembered

    What Michelle Remembered

    We unpack, "Michelle Remembers," the harrowing, horrible hoax that started the "satanic panic" of the 1980s/90s.
    Episode Music: 
    Seeker by Kai Engel: 
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/The_Run/Kai_Engel_-_The_Run_-_01_Seeker
    Amelie by Royalty Free Music Lab
    https://itunes.apple.com/tm/album/cinema-tv-and-spot-vol.2/id632397129
    Melancholy by Lucas King
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/emotional-piano-music-ii-royalty/id1014292638
    Sunset Piano by Royalty Free Music Club
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/royalty-free-music-club/id547510897
    Ice Where Your Parents’ Love Should Be by Kyle Preston
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kyle_Preston/Geo/Ice_Where_Your_Parents_Love_Should_Be
    Show Notes:
    https://www.brainybyrdmedia.com/season-two-episode-three

    • 16 min
    McMartin

    McMartin

    The story behind the most famous case of satanic ritual child abuse that never happened. Featuring RetroReport Producer Barbara Drury.
    Episode Music: 
    You Promise, by Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/Soul_Breaker/08_alex_mason___the_minor_emotion_-_you_promise
     
    Hope, by Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/Soul_Breaker/01_alex_mason___the_minor_emotion_-_hope
     
    The Way the World Ends, by Lucas King
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/emotional-piano-music-ii-royalty/id1014292638
     
    Three Kites Circling by Axletree
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Axletree/Cormorant_EP/Three_kites_circling
     
     
    Whisper, by Lucas King
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/emotional-piano-music-ii-royalty/id1014292638
     
    End, by Royalty Free Music Lab
    https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/royalty-free-music-for-cinema/id566281456?l=en
    Show Notes:
    https://www.brainybyrdmedia.com/season-2-episode-4
     

    • 33 min
    Cult Cops

    Cult Cops

    Retired police detective Duane Gonyon sheds light on how the Satanic Panic got out of control.
    Episode Music:
    Whisper, by Lucas King
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/emotional-piano-music-ii-royalty/id1014292638
     
    Seeker, by Kai Engel
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/The_Run/Kai_Engel_-_The_Run_-_01_Seeker
     
    Sunset Piano, by Royalty Free Music Club
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/royalty-free-music-club/id547510897
     
    Hope, by Alex Mason & The Minor Emotion
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/Soul_Breaker/01_alex_mason___the_minor_emotion_-_hope
     
     
    Three Kites Circling by Axletree
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Axletree/Cormorant_EP/Three_kites_circling
     
    Show Notes:
    https://www.brainybyrdmedia.com/season-2-episode-5-show-notes

    • 27 min
    Medical Evidence

    Medical Evidence

    We reveal how medical experts got it wrong.  Warning: adult content.
    Episode Music:
    Melancholy, by Lucas King
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/emotional-piano-music-ii-royalty/id1014292638
     
    Levantara`n el vuelo (Piano Solo) by Circus Marcus
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/CIRCUSMARCUS/~/Levantarn_el_vuelo_Piano_Solo
     
    Ice Where Your Parents’ Love Should Be by Kyle Preston
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kyle_Preston/Geo/Ice_Where_Your_Parents_Love_Should_Be
     
    The Way the World Ends, by Lucas King
     https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/emotional-piano-music-ii-royalty/id1014292638
     
    You Promise, by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotion
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Alex_Mason__The_Minor_Emotion/Soul_Breaker/08_alex_mason___the_minor_emotion_-_you_promise

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Babs602 ,

So Good!

Stories are well told and really enjoy the guest speakers. So glad I found the podcast and highly recommend!!

PBalla84 ,

Enjoyed until

I found out who and what she was and what she supported. Such a disappointment.

FindtheCookieintheJar ,

Fantastic & informative

I could listen to the host’s calming voice all day! Even when talking about upsetting topics she doesn’t sensationalise!

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