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Show Notes for Episode 4: The Fog of War

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

The Memory Wars of the 1990s, from Freud to Geraldo



Collage art by Jena Martin, featuing the Sphinx from the painting Oedipus and the Sphinx by Francois-Xavier Fabre 1808


Show Notes


Frederick Crews is a professor emeritus of English at the University of California at Berkeley. His many books include The Critics Bear It Away: American Fiction and the Academy, The Random House Handbook (currently in its sixth edition), and Postmodern Pooh.

Interview, 6/28/2023



The Freudian Cover Up




Mark Pendergrast



Interview 6/14/2023

Quotes from Prodigy, early internet chat room, taken from his book Victims of Memory.

His more recent and comprehensive book on this subject is Mind Warp:








Ms. Magazine Cover Story - Believe it. Cult ritual abuse exists



The article is unavailable on the Ms. Magazine website archives; a PDF copy can be accessed here (2 parts):


Ms. Magazine Surviving Part 1 of 2
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Download PDF • 96.66MB

Ms. Magazine Surviving Part 2 of 2
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Download PDF • 84.20MB

Trenchant reaction to the Ms. Magazine article (but terrible formatting):


Somehow, other horrifying crimes (for argument's sake, let's imagine the mass slaughter of 11 million Jews, Gypsies, gays, dissidents, and their children) haven't created this widespread psychological block; but a few unsubstantiated accounts of ritualized baby-eating are enough to send legions of experts into psychotic states of "denial." And, yes, I have heard one SRA therapist compare her critics to Holocaust revisionists.



Melody Gavigan’s story of retraction appears in Time Magazine, in an article Lias of the Mind from 1993


Statements from professional organizations disavowing recovered memory therapies: Americal Medical Association




Decision in the Holly Ramona legal case:


Geraldo Rivera, as quoted in The Day Care Ritual Abuse Moral Panic, 2004

-from CNBC 12/12/1995


The False Memory Syndrome Foundation





War of Remembrance, Philadelphia Magazine, January 1994


Pam Freyd Interview with David Calof in Treating Abuse Today 1994


Clips from the Documentary Making Memories used with permission of Patrick Clancy

Access it here:


Pam Freyd’s article, published anonymously: How Could This Happen? Coping with A False Accusation of Incest and Rape, Jane Doe


The Cut chooses Jennifer Freyd

Rebuttals



Beware the Incest Survivor Machine, New York Times, Carol Tavris 1993





Cover image collage from

Lilah McCarthy as Jocasta, by Harold Speed, 1907, Victoria and Albert Museum


The tragic story of Oedipus

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