#11 Bennett Braun, Satan and Your Brain
37 min
Hannah and Cameron start this episode off with the story of Pati Burgus.  Pat went to see a doctor named Bennett Braun after experiencing signs of depression and fatigue after having children.  He quickly convinced her that she was part of a violent Croatian bloodline that worshiped the devil. She was suppressing her memories of abuse as a coping mechanism.  Pati luckily stopped following Brauns orders and realized that nothing he told her could possibly be true.  Crazy right? But even crazier is the fact that he is still peddling these ideas in 2019.

How can these ideas of memory regression and false allegations of Satanic Ritual Abuse still be around today?  Now what? Where does the psychiatric world stand on False Memories? And what happened to all those gosh danged Satanic Cults?

We answer these questions and look to the future on the final episode of The Satanic Panic.
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37: Variola Birmingham
In 1978 on the cusp of the eradication of SmallPox a Medical Photographer became infected and would ultimately die from the Variola virus. We look at how admiration, promotion and delegation led to a wholly avoidable outcome. With John Chidgey. Investigation Report: * The Shooter Report (PDF) Medical Analyses: * CDC Analysis of the R0 of SmallPox (PDF) Links of Potential Interest: * SmallPox * History of Smallpox * Biosafety Level 4 * A Bioweapon Expert Explains Four Ways A Pathogen Can Escape From A Lab * Review of Medical Errors in Laboratory Diagnostics and Where We Are Today * Pathogens Sometimes Escape the Lab With Deadly Results * 1970s Chinese pandemic was a lab mistake * Bio-Unsafety Level 3: Could the Next Lab Accident Result in a Pandemic? * SmallPox is not Dead * Caroline Foulkes looks back at the 1978 outbreak * Smallpox virus retention debate * Lessons learned from smallpox outbreak Support Causality on Patreon Episode sponsors: *Soulver.App:* You’ve tried a calculator and a spreadsheet but if you haven’t tried Soulver yet you’re missing out on a great app that fits perfectly with the way your brain actually thinks. Soulver is available from Soulver.app and also through the Mac App Store. Visit soulver.appto learn more.*Many Tricks:* If you’re looking for some Mac software that can do Many Tricks remember to specifically visit the URL below for more information about their amazingly useful apps. Don’t forget the return of Usher with the Usher 2 Pre-Sale! Visit manytricks.com/pragmatic and use the Coupon Code *(listen to the episode to get the code)* for 25% off the total price of your order. Hurry it's only for a limited time! Episode Silver Producers: Mitch Biegler, John Whitlow, Kevin Koch, Oliver Steele, Lesley Law Chan, Hafthor and Shane O'Neill. Episode Gold Producer: 'r'.
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