Episode 244 LIVE: The Manson Family

On this grimly groovy installment, Tom and Jenny travel back to the heady, hippie-filled days of 1969, when a psychopathic ex-con by the name of Charles Manson orchestrated the savage murders of several innocent people, including up and coming actress Sharon Tate. Manson’s brainwashed followers, known as the Family, had perhaps come to believe in their leader’s bizarre predictions about Helter Skelter, a coming race war that would ostensibly result in Manson and his followers running the world. Or maybe there were even more complicated motives involving money, drug dealing, and petty revenge. Put on your love beads and tune in, turn on, drop out as we talk about the infamous Manson Family and the Tate-LaBianca murders on a LIVE episode 244.

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Episode Two: Satanic Panic!

In the 1980s, the moral scolds of America were suddenly whipped into a frenzy, convinced that everything from Dungeons and Dragons to heavy metal music to Saturday morning cartoons were irrefutable proof that an organized cabal of Satanists was roaming the land, kidnapping and molesting children, sacrificing puppies, and eating juicy babies with a side of devilled eggs. On this episode, Tom and Jenny break down (and make fun of) the tragicomic period of recent history known as the Satanic Panic.