Hysterical

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Publisher:
Pineapple Street Studios, Wondery

Hysterical

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Hysterical investigates a mysterious illness that spreads among a group of high school girls in upstate New York. What is causing their sudden, often violent symptoms? Is there something in the water or inside the school? Or is it “all in their head?” The series examines the outbreak in LeRoy, NY, believed by some to be the most severe case of mass hysteria since the Salem Witch Trials. In his search for answers, Dan Taberski (9/12, Missing Richard Simmons, Running from Cops) explores other seemingly inexplicable events of the last few years – CIA officers being crippled with nausea and vertigo; cops OD'ing f...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Jul 13, 2024

"It’s a fascinating story, and host Dan Taberski makes it more so....an immensely enjoyable presenter, charming his interviewees and us listeners alike. It’s Taberski who moulds this slight story into something gripping and bingeable: clear, intriguing and fun..."

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Score: 5

Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org Jul 8, 2024

"This show has plenty of buzz around it...Hysterical’s host Dan Taberski (Running from COPS, 9/12) asks important questions about whether an illness that’s “all in your head” can be real as he unravels the bizarre events surrounding this mysterious malady."

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