Weird World Weekly #19 – Historical Manias That Gripped Societies

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On this episode of Weird World Weekly, the wheel of weird lands on the “grab bag” category, and the guys talk about historical manias that gripped societies, like The Deadly Dancing Mania of the Middle Ages and Motor Hysteria.  What are they and how did they affect people?

 

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http://mentalfloss.com/article/13097/5-historical-manias-gripped-societies-then-disappeared

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice