Joseph Laycock on vampires, gaming and social panics, spirit possession and exorcism, and more

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In this episode we explore an overview of the work of Joseph Laycock. Laycock is an assistant professor of religious studies at Texas State University. He has written several books on new religious movements and American religious history. He is also a co-editor for the journal Nova Religio.
Books we discuss in this podcast include Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampires, Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds, Spirit Possession Around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion Across Cultures, Speak of the Devil: How The Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk About Religion, The Penguin Book of Exorcisms, and Religion, Culture, and the Monstrous: Of Gods and Monsters. We also briefly talk about the paranormal and a special edition on this in Nova Religio.

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