Saturday, March 23, 2024

Mazes and Monsters, The Satanic Panic, and Procter & Gamble

Podcast episode 56. An examination of the circumstances of the 1979 disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III and its significant impact on pop culture and society, inspiring a moral panic over the game Dungeons & Dragons and arguably kicking off the 1980s Satanic Panic.
Includes a review of the 1982 CBS TV movie Mazes and Monsters as well as the Satanic Panic and Procter & Gamble scare.
See if you can decode the secret message at the end.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode deals with themes related to mental health and suicide, as these are integral to the story. The subject of child abuse is explored in the Satanic Panic segment. Listener discretion is advised.

0:00 Intro/The story of Dallas Egbert
25:45 Panic over a tabletop game
55:10 Mazes and Monsters/behind the scenes
1:19:15 The Satanic Panic Begins
2:20:55 Procter & Satan
2:52:15 Next time on Forgotten TV/credits

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1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Great episode. Thank you for all the work you put into the podcast.