Joseph Laycock

Joseph Laycock


Joseph Laycock is an assistant professor of religious studies at Texas State University. He has written dozens of articles and books on supernatural and paranormal topics including vampires, Marian apparitions, and exorcism. Thousands of people believe in these phenomena, yet they have traditionally been ignored by historians of religion. With other scholars, Dr. Laycock has suggested that paranormal beliefs and practices should be taken more seriously.



Past Shows:

  • Vaccine Risks & COVID-19 / Exorcisms Across Cultures

    Producer and host Del Bigtree spoke about vaccine safety concerns and COVID-19. Followed by Prof. Joseph P. Laycock on his cross-cultural study of exorcism.More »
  • Demon Possession & Exorcism

    Richard Syrett welcomedJoseph Laycock, who teaches a class called "Demonology, Possession, and Exorcism" at Texas State University. Laycock discussed why there is such a strong belief in demon possession, along with his research that shows exorcisms are on the rise. In the...More »