Squaring the Strange #166: Episode 165 – Moral Panic Series: LITERATURE AND COMIC DANGER!

by | Jan 18, 2022 | Benjamin Radford, Folklore, Gender Issues, Media Literacy, Podcasts, Psychology, Skepticism, Squaring the Strange | 0 comments

Our last Squaring the Strange episode of 2021 is out, and unlike other podcasts, we are giving you fresh episodes… even a BONUS episode like this one, well ahead of our usual biweekly schedule. Our final episode of the moral panic series deals with panics surrounding literature and comics. From the big boss battle between Bill Gaines and Fredric Wertham to the murders attributed to Catcher in the Rye, we go through some historical examples… as well as the philosophy behind worries our forefathers had about how literature might affect “weaker minds.” Get your fainting couches and/or swear jars out and enjoy, you can listen HERE.



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