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Cult Podcast

Paige Wesley, Armando Torres, and Andrea Guzzetta

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A podcast. About cults. Duh. Tune in each week as we cover groups ranging from Japanese Death Cults to the Violent Alt-Right. A perfect way to remember: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid!
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Sounds Like A Cult

Amanda Montell & Isa Medina

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A podcast about the modern-day “cults” we all follow. Each episode asks the culty questions we’re all wondering… Do you think SoulCycle is a cult? What about Elon Musk stans? Or the Royal Family? What about spiritual influencers? Is Instagram itself a cult? Sounds Like A Cult, hosted by Amanda Montell, author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, analyzes a different zeitgeisty group every week to try and answer the big question: This group sounds like a cult, but is it really? And if so, ...
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A podcast about cults, extreme belief, and manipulation – from two hosts who’ve actually lived it. Hosted by Lola Blanc and Meagan Elizabeth. Got your own story about cults, extreme belief, or manipulation? Leave a voicemail or text us at 347-86-TRUST (347-868-7878) OR shoot us an email at Trust Me Pod @gmail.com INSTAGRAM: @TrustMePodcast @oohlalola @meaganelizabeth11 TWITTER: @TrustMeCultPod @ohlalola @baberahamhicks TIKTOK: @TrustMeCultPodcast
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Cultish

Jeremiah Roberts, Andrew Soncrant

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Enter the Kingdom of the Cults with Cultish; a program that explores the impact of the cults from a theological, sociological, and psychologicalperspective. Immerse yourself in the thinking, teaching, strategies, and consequences born out of the nefarious leaders of these movements.
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A Little Bit Culty

Sarah Edmondson & Anthony “Nippy” Ames

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Think you might be in a cult? Want to know the signs? Join Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames to talk about things that are..a little bit culty. Or in their case: a whole bunch of culty. As whistleblowers documented in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “The Vow,” Sarah and Nippy have a lot to say about their experience, and burning questions to ask people with similar stories. They’re here to help people understand, heal from, and avoid abusive situations one little red flag at a tim ...
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Cults

Spotify Studios

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Doomsday predictions. Religious doctrines. Extraterrestrial orders. What really goes on inside a cult? Step into the minds of those who led and joined the most controversial organizations in history. Cults is a Spotify Original from Parcast.
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Two friends decided to make podcast about all the weird crap from history that sometimes can't be explained. Chelsea is here for political conspiracies, Cristina is here for the history and the science behind it all. From mysteries in ancient times to people missing in present day. From doomsday cults throughout history to international politics. From Bigfoot to Dropbears. If it's weird, we want to talk about it.
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Once a month Sam and Jon get together to drink coffee and tell each other about cults and fringe religious groups. Grab a cup and come and join us.....JOIN US! Email us: coffeeandcults@gmail.com Twitter: @coffeeandcults SUPPORT US: You could buy us a cup of coffee: Ko-fi.com/coffeeandcults or support us regularly and get access to bonus episodes and fun stuff: https://www.patreon.com/coffeeandcults
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Let's Talk About Sects is an award-winning monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence. You can support us on Patreon, with a one-off donation, or grab some merch. Sarah Steel's debut book Do As I Say is available now. “A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and th ...
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Hosted by Tyler Measom and Liz Iacuzzi, Was I In A Cult? is a documentary-style podcast showcasing individuals who have been in, and most importantly, successfully left a cult. Told first-hand by the experiencer themself, these are raw, riveting and inspirational tales of what it means to be a survivor. Using levity and info-tainment, the show humanizes the cultic experience and may leave some of our listeners asking themselves…“Wait…Was I In A Cult?” If you or someone you know has been in a ...
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Cult Liter with Spencer Henry

Spencer Henry | Morbid Network | Wondery

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Cult Liter Podcast Host Spencer Henry brings the bizarre every Tuesday. Each week we'll dive into a new story of cults, crime, televangelists gone wild, you never really know what you're going to get, just a guaranteed good time.
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Dear Franklin Jones

Stitcher & Jonathan Hirsch

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Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.
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Join Ty and Bailey on Cult Talks: Conspiracy, where no theory is too wild to explore. From monster sightings to government secrets and the space-time continuum, we'll #QuestionEverything and take you on a journey through the strange and unexplained. So grab your tin foil hat and join us now on Cult Talks: Conspiracy!
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Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology -- if it has something to do with teaching, we're talking about it. Jennifer Gonzalez interviews educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you'll never learn in a textbook. For more fantastic resources for teachers, visit http://www.cultofpedagogy.com.
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heretics. | andrew gold

Andrew Gold & Glassbox Media

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What makes you a heretic? Journalist Andrew Gold believes that, in an age of group-think and tribes, we need heretics - those who use unconventional wisdom to speak out against their own groups, from cancelled comedians and radical feminists to cult defectors and vigilantes hunting deviants. Learn from my guests how to rebel, think differently and resist social contagion. From Triggernometry's Francis Foster and the world's most cancelled man Graham Linehan to ex-Hasidic Jew Julia Haart and ...
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“Surviving Bob Jones University: A Christian Cult” is a limited podcast by Andrew Pledger. The show is a thought-provoking podcast that explores the fundamentalist Christian college BJU, which is located in Greenville, SC. The series covers the history of BJU, the psychology of fundamentalism, the criteria for cults, and survivors experiences. The podcast also features cult experts who offer their opinions on the university. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Small Town Murder

James Pietragallo, Jimmie Whisman

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Two comedians look at a small town, what makes it tick, and a murder that took place there. In depth research, horrible tragedy, and the hosts' comedic spin on the whole thing. New episodes every Thursday!!
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Can We Cult

Can We Cult

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BFFs talking about cults, fringe groups & charismatic leaders who scare us (but, comedy?). Find us every Thursday on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud. Stitcher, and various other podcatchers. Please connect with us! You can email us at canwecult@gmail.com, or find us on social media at CanWeCult!
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End Of Days

BBC Radio 5 Live

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The story of David Koresh: the prophet whose cult in Waco, Texas preached an apocalypse – and the 30 Britons taken in by his message. This is how they got to Waco, and how they lived and died for him.
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Radio Rental

Tenderfoot TV & Audacy

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Discover real-life horror stories, from bizarre crimes to paranormal activity. These true stories are set inside the fictional world of Radio Rental, an 80’s video rental store run by an eccentric shopkeeper, Terry Carnation (Rainn Wilson). This imaginative, cult classic-inspired horror brand blurs the lines of reality, with cutting-edge documentary storytelling and a splash of comedy. From the mind of Payne Lindsey, this is Radio Rental.
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Feet of Clay – Confessions of the Cult Sisters – What's it like to live in a Christian cult commune? How the hell do smart people get brainwashed into crazy beliefs and behaviors? Tracey & Sharon share their parallel journeys into and out of Last Days Ministries, led by Christian music super-star Keith Green (and later his wife Melody Green). Plus they interview others who also got out of high-control groups and toxic churches. Arranged marriages? Purity culture virgins? Religious trauma? Su ...
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Kitchen Table Cult Pod

Kitchen Table Cult Pod

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Kitchen Table Cult unpacks all the things Kieryn and Eve learned at the kitchen tables of their childhoods in conservative Christian homeschooling families. Every week we take your questions and drill down on various topics about Quiverfull, the Religious Right, and our childhoods in high-demand groups (otherwise known as cults). We’re not surprised about the rise of Trump, Christian fascism, or evangelical white women voting for someone like Mike Pence, and we want to take you back through ...
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Stories of claiming independence after leaving high-control groups. Hi! I’m Shelise Ann Sola— former devout Mormon. On C2C, my husband Jonathan and I dive deep into the nuance of culty organizations. From Extreme Christian Fundamentalism, FLDS Polygamy, Amish, Mennonite, Mormonism, Scientology, Ultra Orthodox, and Jehovah's Witnesses, to cults featured in popular docu-series, we interview cult experts, survivors, advocates, therapists, way-showers, authors, and more, to uncover how they find ...
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The Video Cult

Nathan Stone, Josh Carmody

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Discover some of the most weird and wonderful movies ever to grace the silver screen. The Video Cult crew brings you scene by scene breakdowns of B-movie masterpieces and cult classics.
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Conspirituality

Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker

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Dismantling New Age cults, wellness grifters, and conspiracy-mad yogis. At best, the conspirituality movement attacks public health efforts in times of crisis. At worst, it fronts and recruits for the fever-dream of QAnon.As the alt-right and New Age horseshoe toward each other in a blur of disinformation, clear discourse, and good intentions get smothered. Charismatic influencers exploit their followers by co-opting conspiracy theories on a spectrum of intensity ranging from vaccines to chi ...
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Newly-ish married couple, Amanda and Kyle, discuss Amanda’s upbringing in the IBLP cult of Duggar infamy. Through sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking stories, Amanda and Kyle explore the cult’s ideology, the strange rules that surrounded Amanda’s childhood, what it takes to break free, and what gets left behind.
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In this remastered conversation, I speak with former co-leader of the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA). Unfortunately, I found out recently that Kerry passed away last year. It was a very quiet event, with no mention of it in the anti-cult community. This deeply saddened me as Kerry spent so much of his life attempting to reconcile…
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Eric Hunley turns the mic on me, asking me everything I know about secrets and psychology. He’s a great interviewer so please check out his channel Eric Hunley: https://www.youtube.com/@erichunley Get my book The Psychology of Secrets: My Adventures with Murderers, Cults & Influencers here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Psychology-Secrets-Adventures-Mur…
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TGIF! This week I sat down and just started yappin' till Madison Reyes knocked on my door and I said hey sit down, talk about the time you got arrested at Mervyns and she delivered! We're talking about our troubled youths, relationships with alcohol and rollercoasters. Buy my book: prh.com/obitchuary Merch! Merch! Merch!: wonderyshop.com/cultliter …
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What do censorship, homeschooling, intellectual freedom, and libraries have in common? We get into it today with Eddie Kristan about the fight libraries are seeing with parental-rights extremist groups trying to censor books and the impact that has on children's rights to access information. Show Notes:Institutions on the job: Freedom to Read Found…
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TODAY: We discuss the recent Simpsons episode, “Night of the Living Wage,” in which the class warfare is laid on thick and a billionaire gets crushed by a non-union bulldozer operator. The show hits on numerous miserable realities for modern workers as Marge is forced to get a job at a ghost kitchen, enduring myriad dystopian Silicon-Valley abuses …
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JAMA stands for "Jesus Awakening Movement for America/All Nations". (Nothing new under the sun...) The song we were (trying!) singing along to was "Elya" by Silverwind. It came up because we were going to reconnect with one of the members of the trio who was in the area that day. Grublet's Cafe - an allowable indulgence in an otherwise bleak area o…
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On this random discussion, we talk about our experience making a short film as part of a 37 Hour Film Festival hosted by Kevin Smith's Smodcastle. Don't forget to check us out on Patreon for even more content: https://patreon.com/almostcultclassics You can also find us on Twitter: Joe: https://twitter.com/joeramoni Ryan: https://twitter.com/ryanlan…
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Host Amanda's new book The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality is out TODAY!!! Get your copy wherever you buy books (including audiobooks). The book is about magical overthinking in the Information Age—how our deep-rooted cognitive biases are clashing with contemporary culture to create a new era of delulu. Themes covered in …
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Wanna chat about the episode? Or just hang out? Come join us on discord! --- I am the mediocre architect of my afterlife. - Glen Nesbitt Chris & Kayla take a tour of the very cool place they were headed to last episode. --- *Search Categories* Science / Pseudoscience; Common interest / Fandom --- *Topic Spoiler* Cryonics --- Further Reading https:/…
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Joined for a second time by Mary (former Amish) and Hannah (former Holdeman Mennonite), we discuss the ways in which being gay/bi in their settlements harshly affected them and how queer plain people are generally erased from society. Bringing awareness and visibility to the LGBTQ community, they share their experiences openly and shed light on the…
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Tyler Measom, your fearless co-host, stopped by the studio in his magic underwear to chat with Liz about his cultic upbringing as a good (clean) Mormon Boy in Pleasant Grove, Utah. It’s everything you could hope for and less… or more… more or less. LINKSFollow Tyler: @tylermeasomFollow us: Instagram @wasiinacultWant Tyler’s Magic Underwear? Support…
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Amanda shares some of the most embarrassing moments from her military career. Turns out growing up in the IBLP cult means there's a lot of slang and innuendo that goes right over your head. A best practice is probably not to repeat any new phrases until you Google them, but sadly that is not what happened. Amanda also tells Kyle about some of her g…
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Nathan is off his rocker if he thinks this is a cult. Please let us know what you think by going to thenicecult.com The Good: Entertainment Amazing Athletes The Bad: Stomping with every punch People think that it is real Can die doing moves incorrectly The Culty (is there anything in this cult worth incorporating into our own?): We have taken on Wr…
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This week we continue our long journey into the Octopus Murders. Part five has us getting into the looming danger for our main cast. With this episode ending in a cliffhanger we decide to give Cristina a break next week while she is on vacation. We wish Cristina a lovely trip in France and to the FBI man listening to this episode, How you doin'? Th…
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Remember cultists, you have to trust the fungus. In this week's episode, we are back from our little hiatus as we dive into that goopy mushroom soup that is the Super Mario Bros. (1993). And boy is that soup mighty scrumptious. You got David Byrne-inspired goombas, an interdimensional dino princess that needs to learn to brush her hair, and finally…
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In part two with Zoe and Lilly, survivors of Midwest Academy, one of the abusive troubled teen programs in the same organization that was spotlighted in the docuseries The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping, we dig deeper into Lily’s experience. She’ll tell us how she was in solitary confinement for two months, and how her reaction was to rebel i…
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Jeremiah and Andrew continue their interview with Wess Huff on the claims of John Marco Allegro who claims that Christianity began as a Mushroom Fertility Cult. Is it true? Did Christianity originate from Hallucinogenics? Tune in to find out! You can find out more about Wes here: Website YouTube Wess also has a new series out on YouTube that you do…
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This land is their land! We live here because the Sasquatch allow us. #JoinTheTalk as Bailey and Ty take a trip across this great land of America to uncover the vast and varying legends of giant hair covered beasts stalking the backwoods. We’re hitting the East, North and South but only scratching the surface of the tales of these creatures in Amer…
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Many states are seeing record high numbers of teacher turnovers and vacancies. While the problems that caused this shortage have not gone away, there are groups of people who are coming up with some creative ways to address this situation, new and surprisingly affordable pathways for training good, enthusiastic teachers. Two of these programs are O…
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Join us for part one, as Sam tells Jon the story of Aum Shinrikyo, who were responsible for a huge terrorist attack in 1995. This episode we get into their origins, their founder and their beliefs and practices- and you can tick some things off your cult bingo card! We’ve been away for a little while so the first 6 mins is catching up with where we…
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We’re back for a one off before Panic Fest! Join us as Paige takes Mando and special guest GRIFF MILTON through the origins of the word “thug” and also a cult of Thuggees! Also do you want to see us in Kansas City, MO on April 7th at 7pm? Good news! You can get tickets here! Or google Panic Fest and learn about the whole fest. Also also we have a P…
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Cultists, long before Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar, she cut her teeth in the world of Cult Cinema. This episode your Horror Hosts will be putting her solo directorial debut 1987’s Near Dark on the Exam Table. This Revisionist Western Vampire Thriller is a little hard to find these days but is well worth trac…
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JESUS ROCKS! Hosts Dominic Lawton & Ken B Wild are celebrating Easter by getting all religious whilst hitting those high notes as they cover the 1973 classic - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! The guys discuss the amazing voices of Ted Neeley & Carl Anderson, sexy lepers and the 13th apostle - Jimmy Flannel! Meanwhile, Dom invents the game "Who's Been Playi…
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Yes, we are back! We're kicking off Season 4 with a conversation with Grace. She grew up in a little-known Christian fundamentalist group referred to as the Geftakys Assembly and, although her family left when she was young, she was impacted greatly by leadership's harsh rules regarding women and children. So greatly was Grace impacted that she dov…
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Listen to 'Beyond BJU: Exposing Fundamentalism' on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Other Platforms Join Andrew Pledger as he exposes Bob Jones University's dark history and teachings while amplifying other survivors’ stories. BJU is a fundamentalist college with its roots in white supremacy and is known for its culture of indoctrination, conformity, a…
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