Products of the Panic is back for its second installment. This time we look at a 60 minutes segment on the dangers of Dungeons & Dragons that aired in 1985. This irresponsible slampiece tried to prove it was driving children to commit murder or kill themselves. It’s a pretty astounding example of terrible journalism.
Crazy enough, this episode wound up digging into some deeply personal territory for me. I also have all the information and facts regarding the murder/suicides they claim to have been caused by playing Dungeons & Dragons.
“Products of the Panic” a recurring segment on this podcast. Show regular Troy Brownfield (The Saturday Evening Post) and I use this series to take a look at some of the media and propaganda created during the height of the Satanic Panic in the 1980s. Troy is very much an expert in the field and we’ve discussed it on more than one occasion.
The Brandon Peters Show will return Wednesday (2/9) with Old Space Show
Brandon – Shure SM58-LC
Troy – Laptop Microphone (Recorded with Zoom)
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NCH MixPad Masters v5.22
The Levelator 2
RUNTIME: 77 min
The 60 Minutes with Ed Bradley segment on Dungeons & Dragons from 1985 is available on archive.org.