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Yelling in my Car: A Specialist Critique of Big Savage (Season 2)

Appalachian Mysteria

Jam Street Media

Documentary, True Crime, Society & Culture

4.82.6K Ratings

🗓️ 8 May 2024

⏱️ 32 minutes

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After the Mysteria crew receives a concerned email from a professional working on sexual assault issues, we invite her on the show to critique Season 2, Big Savage. What follows is a discussion of Megan Shaffer’s poor defense, the biological response to trauma, how the absence of expert testimony may have worked against her, and some ways that language affects how we perceive issues surrounding rape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Until 18-plus, T's and C's apply, exchange fees and fair usage limits supply. It's 2024 and that means it's time for season 4 of Appalachian Mysteria.


As you may have heard, we're going to be doing something a little different this year.


Last season we put out a call for stories from the Appalachian region that you folks are most


interested in hearing about and y'all delivered.


Season 4 will be a series of those stories told in one to three episodes each.


That all begins this month.


Today, as you might be able to tell from the music, we have a show related to season


two Big Savage.


Not just a narrative update, but a listener critique of how we handled some things in that season.


If you haven't listened to Big Savage and you still want to,


here's your spoiler alert.


The end of the show will be revealed in this conversation.


We strongly recommend listening to the season first


by starting with episode one titled a significant event.


We'll put a link to that in the show notes or you can just search in your favorite podcast


player. Today we're speaking with Kristen Rapp who has worked in the field of victim advocacy for 30 years.


The stories we cover often contain instances of sexual assault, and in season 2, that meant covering the claims of Megan Schaefer, that she had been


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