Best Cults podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Cults
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Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults. Cults is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.
 
Killers, Cults and Nutjobs takes a look at the dark side of humainty. Each week, Scotty J and Phill takes a look at a true crime case and try to figure out the minds of those who commit these crimes.
 
A podcast about all the weird crap from history that sometimes can't be explained. From mysteries in ancient times to people missing in present day. From doomsday cults throughout history to Unicorn cults. From Bigfoot to Dropbears. If it's weird, we want to talk about it.
 
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Cults of Our Lives
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Every week, Halle and Stasie delve into the sometimes dangerous, always bizarre world of cults.
 
There's a lot of confusion in the world about religion, and what the right path is. Whether it's Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc., there must be an absolute path to take since all religions are diametrically opposed to each other. Is it one God? Or many gods? Are all the names equating to the same spirit? Or is it all a mixed bag of confusion? Since God is not the author of confusion, this series will make it absolutely clear by unraveling the truth behind each and answering the hard quest ...
 
Let's Talk About Sects is a 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.
 
Cults, Conspiracies and the Paranormal
 
There's a lot of confusion in the world about religion, and what the right path is. Whether it's Judaism, Christianity, Islam, etc., there must be an absolute path to take since all religions are diametrically opposed to each other. Is it one God? Or many gods? Are all the names equating to the same spirit? Or is it all a mixed bag of confusion? Since God is not the author of confusion, this series will make it absolutely clear by unraveling the truth behind each and answering the hard quest ...
 
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Coffee And Cults
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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.comTwitter: @coffeeandcultsSUPPORT US:You could buy us a cup of coffee: Ko-fi.com/coffeeandcultsor support us regularly and get access to bonus episodes and fun stuff:https://www.patreon.com/coffeeandcults
 
A podcast about all the weird crap from history that sometimes can't be explained. From mysteries in ancient times to people missing in present day. From doomsday cults throughout history to Unicorn cults. From Bigfoot to Dropbears. If it's weird, we want to talk about it.
 
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Nameless Cults
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A podcast about horror movies, weird fiction, and the dark bowers of man's domain.
 
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Episode 101 – On this episode of Surreal Talk, Eric and Everett continue their discussion on Science Fiction Technology this time focusing on War Tech! Included is talk on our favorite weaponry, from the phaser to the death star, and also our favorite types of defensive tech such as force fields. This and and a strange discussion on the school ...…
 
Episode 101 – On this episode of Surreal Talk, Eric and Everett continue their discussion on Science Fiction Technology this time focusing on War Tech! Included is talk on our favorite weaponry, from the phaser to the death star, and also our favorite types of defensive tech such as force fields. This and and a strange discussion on the school ...…
 
Synanon began as an addiction support group that gathered in a grimy Californian flat in the late 1950s. It would grow to become a well-funded utopian society throughout the late ’60s and early ’70s, before declaring itself a religion in 1974. This organisation would attract Hollywood stars like Leonard Nimoy and Jane Fonda to participate in it ...…
 
The Hernandez Brothers Cult was founded by Santos and Cayetano Hernandez in the early 1960s in a small, northern Mexico village. What started out as a simple scam for power and money from uneducated villagers descended into blood orgies and human sacrifices after the brothers hired a sex worker to impersonate a Goddess.…
 
Our first Patreon backer picked episode, courtesy of listener Erik (on twitter at @Unrealized_Tomb)! We check out the weird and silly 1977 psychological thriller Scalpel, along the way we discuss Carol Burnett, decaying new world aristocracy, and whether people were just straight up eating cat food in the '70s. Enjoy!…
 
Episode 100 – On this episode of Surreal Talk Eric, Everett and Armand are talking about some of our favorite Sci-Fi tech from all time. This is the first part of probably a 3 part show. In this first episode we focus mainly on entertainment tech, health and medicine tech and finally food and agriculture. From Sex Robots to Bacta Tanks to Star ...…
 
Episode 100 – On this episode of Surreal Talk Eric, Everett and Armand are talking about some of our favorite Sci-Fi tech from all time. This is the first part of probably a 3 part show. In this first episode we focus mainly on entertainment tech, health and medicine tech and finally food and agriculture. From Sex Robots to Bacta Tanks to Star ...…
 
Today episode is special cause its split into two parts!First Chelsea tells us some extreme stories pf polygamy and sadness. All aboard for bummersville!Next we have our great guest Erik leaving us on a cliffhanger! the outback of Australia just got more weird.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and review and e-mail us at cultscry ...…
 
Today episode is special cause its split into two parts!First Chelsea tells us some extreme stories pf polygamy and sadness. All aboard for bummersville!Next we have our great guest Erik leaving us on a cliffhanger! the outback of Australia just got more weird.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and review and e-mail us at cultscry ...…
 
Today we look at Dylann Roof and massacre he committed a few years ago.
 
By 1960, the Lumpa Church was the most influential religion in Zambia and seen as a political threat by Prime Minister Kenneth Kaunda. To avoid escalating violence, the Lumpa Church moved out of the villages to establish new settlements, but Kaunda demanded they return. When they refused, Kaunda destroyed the settlements and murdered its residents.…
 
Episode 99 – On this week’s episode of Surreal Talk, we welcome the Ochoman to talk over a littany of topics for another edition of All of the Place! Topics include Dinosaurs, A man with no brain and a 126 IQ, Area 51 Help Wanted and much more on this episode of Surreal Talk! You can find a video cast of this podcast on YouTube at: https://www. ...…
 
Episode 99 – On this week’s episode of Surreal Talk, we welcome the Ochoman to talk over a littany of topics for another edition of All of the Place! Topics include Dinosaurs, A man with no brain and a 126 IQ, Area 51 Help Wanted and much more on this episode of Surreal Talk! You can find a video cast of this podcast on YouTube at: https://www. ...…
 
Today Cristina discusses the past religious climate in South Korea. Sadly the world didn't end like some had hoped.Chelsea brings up two famous locations that go deep down to hell. Like literally there is no joke here they go to hell.And Mal's story time involves his possibly haunted car.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and revi ...…
 
Today Cristina discusses the past religious climate in South Korea. Sadly the world didn't end like some had hoped.Chelsea brings up two famous locations that go deep down to hell. Like literally there is no joke here they go to hell.And Mal's story time involves his possibly haunted car.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and revi ...…
 
Continuing our look at Teachers Who F***ed Their Students, we bring you Debra Lafave who also originated the "I'm too pretty for prison" excuse.
 
Episode 98 – On this week’s episode of Surreal Talk, we’re doing an Armand topic. Are Americans getting weaker? Is this generation weaker than the last, and in turn is that generation weaker than the one before it. Political correctness, whining, skinny jeans: this and more on this episode of Surreal Talk! You can find a video cast of this podc ...…
 
Episode 98 – On this week’s episode of Surreal Talk, we’re doing an Armand topic. Are Americans getting weaker? Is this generation weaker than the last, and in turn is that generation weaker than the one before it. Political correctness, whining, skinny jeans: this and more on this episode of Surreal Talk! You can find a video cast of this podc ...…
 
After a life-changing vision turned her into a prophetess, Alice Lenshina rose from one of the minor tribal houses of Zambia to become the founder and leader of the Lumpa church, one of the most powerful organizations in the entire country. At its height, it had over 150 thousand followers, until it became too big a political threat for the gov ...…
 
Episode 6- The Abode of LoveJon tells Sam about the Agapemonites and their Abode of Love in Victorian England. Featuring naughty Messiahs, crazy church services and the unconventional use of a billiards table. Was Henry James Prince the messiah? Could John Hugh Smyth-Pigott walk on water? Find out all this and more in our new episode.email: cof ...…
 
Today Chelsea talks about a few beasties that may or may not exist. your favorite creature may be a cryptid.Leigh from History is Gay graces us with their presence as a guest. Lets learn about bees and pheromones together and what war crimes we can commit with them.Cristina brings up a well known cryptid that is loved and hated by many - the Je ...…
 
Today Chelsea talks about a few beasties that may or may not exist. your favorite creature may be a cryptid.Leigh from History is Gay graces us with their presence as a guest. Lets learn about bees and pheromones together and what war crimes we can commit with them.Cristina brings up a well known cryptid that is loved and hated by many - the Je ...…
 
Continuing our look at Teachers Who F***ed Their Students, what do you do when a teacher is attracted to you and asks you to kill her husband? That's what happens in today's show with Pamela Smart.
 
In our August Bonus Episode we look at mother and child killer Darlie Routier.
 
Sahaja Yoga continues to prosper with more than 30,000 members worldwide despite allegations of child abuse, tax evasion, and harassment from ex-disciples. How has the cult managed to remain so strong and what role did the death of Shri Mataji play in that success?
 
Cristina takes vacationing into the wilderness to a whole new level. If you meet some old Russians in your nearby forest just welcome them is all. Chelsea get deep into the problems Exorcism causes to your mental health. Remember always seek help if you need it. Just maybe not from the church.Support our Patron at https://www.patreon.com/cultsc ...…
 
Cristina takes vacationing into the wilderness to a whole new level. If you meet some old Russians in your nearby forest just welcome them is all. Chelsea get deep into the problems Exorcism causes to your mental health. Remember always seek help if you need it. Just maybe not from the church.Support our Patron at https://www.patreon.com/cultsc ...…
 
It's back to school time and we thought we would take a look at the teacher that started the whole sleeping with the student incident Mary Kay Letourneau.
 
Episode 97 – On this week’s episode of Surreal Talk, Eric and Everett discuss perhaps the most well known conspiracy theorist of all time, Alex Jones. With over 20 years of pot stirring under his belt, Alex has discussed perhaps every conspiracy you’ve ever been interested in. Recently deplatformed by every major tech news and social outlet, we ...…
 
Episode 97 – On this week’s episode of Surreal Talk, Eric and Everett discuss perhaps the most well known conspiracy theorist of all time, Alex Jones. With over 20 years of pot stirring under his belt, Alex has discussed perhaps every conspiracy you’ve ever been interested in. Recently deplatformed by every major tech news and social outlet, we ...…
 
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is the founder of the Sahaja Yoga Movement, a form of meditation meant to help practitioners unlock an inner awareness. She began with good intentions, as an activist in the Indian independence movement of the 1940s. As she gained a reputation for healing the sick, she grew in prominence as a spiritual leader. How did t ...…
 
Join Chel as she talks about a super ancient group of knowledge seekers. You'll have to grab this one by the horns.Cristina discusses the mystery behind a famous aviator who may have gone missing. Spoiler alert she does in fact disappears. Mal Also has a small story about praying to the god of electronics versus Jesus. Thanks for listening and ...…
 
Join Chel as she talks about a super ancient group of knowledge seekers. You'll have to grab this one by the horns.Cristina discusses the mystery behind a famous aviator who may have gone missing. Spoiler alert she does in fact disappears. Mal Also has a small story about praying to the god of electronics versus Jesus. Thanks for listening and ...…
 
If you were to see Elliot Rodger on the street, you would notice a nice looking guy. But what many didn't know was he had problems with the ladies. Problems that eventually led him to murder people and become a hero to
 
Elizabeth Clare Prophet was the charismatic leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant who had no problem recruiting members. Not even her incorrect prognostication that the world would end by nuclear war in March of 1990 could shake her members’ devotion. But could their faith withstand the public disillusionment and exit of the cult by her ...…
 
Today let Cristina wow you with a San Diego historically spooky site. Proof that ghosts can both be sad and harmless. Chelsea talks about a famous island that honestly deserves an episode all to itself. Did the indigenous people pull a fast one on historians? Listen find out.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and review and e-mail ...…
 
Today let Cristina wow you with a San Diego historically spooky site. Proof that ghosts can both be sad and harmless. Chelsea talks about a famous island that honestly deserves an episode all to itself. Did the indigenous people pull a fast one on historians? Listen find out.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and review and e-mail ...…
 
Robert Stroud was a hardened criminal, but he also had a passion for birds and their care. Listen as the guys talk about the Birdman of Alcatraz.
 
Episode 96 – This week on Surreal Talk we’re taking a candid look at the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. As we welcome Armand back to the show, we’ll discuss the purported triumphs and alleged shortcomings of the Trump Administration. From possible collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 Presidenti ...…
 
Episode 96 – This week on Surreal Talk we’re taking a candid look at the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. As we welcome Armand back to the show, we’ll discuss the purported triumphs and alleged shortcomings of the Trump Administration. From possible collusion with the Russian government during the 2016 Presidenti ...…
 
When Mark Prophet died suddenly of a stroke in 1973, Elizabeth Clare Prophet usurped his position as the leader of Summit Lighthouse, and changed its name to Church Universal and Triumphant. After several visions and messages from her masters, Elizabeth Prophet declared to her followers that the Apocalypse was approaching rapidly. Would they be ...…
 
Chelsea talks about a mysterious event in Brazil! She also butchers the Portuguese language.Cristina discusses the religious implications of a travelling Jesus. It's all about that fish and bread.Also Mal is here for the laughs.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and review and e-mail us at cultscryptidsconspiracies@gmail.com or Tw ...…
 
Chelsea talks about a mysterious event in Brazil! She also butchers the Portuguese language.Cristina discusses the religious implications of a travelling Jesus. It's all about that fish and bread.Also Mal is here for the laughs.Thanks for listening and remember to like, rate, and review and e-mail us at cultscryptidsconspiracies@gmail.com or Tw ...…
 
Today we look at the cult known as NXIVM. I had no idea this existed until Allison Mack was arrested and the sex cult practices were made public.
 
COFFEE AND CULTS: Episode FiveSam tells Jon about Charles E Dederich's revolutionary rehab facility- Synanon. Listen out for place names we like, haircuts, dream transportation and count how many times we hear Jon gasp! Do you want to play a game? (no.)Warnings for strong language. To contact us: coffeeandcults@gmail.com@coffeeandcults…
 
Hosts Juliet Vibert and Taylor Gates discuss “The Survivors Speak: Part 2.” Survivors from the Children of God, Unification Sanctuary, and FLDS came together to discuss the similarities they experienced growing up in a cult. Among the topics covered were how splitting families apart helped manipulate the members, the hypocrisy of the leaders, a ...…
 
Raël recruited members through his media appearances. The more appearances he made, the more books he sold, and the more followers he got. Controversy over sexual practices at Raelian events crossed the line for some, and drove interest for others. But what would his members do when they learned of his quest to make human clones?…
 
Episode 95 – This week on Surreal Talk we welcome Armand back to the show! This week we’ll be discussing medical related topics that more or less grind our gears. The show will likely be less informatory and more inflammatory. Consider this episode almost a rant on modern medicine in no particular order and with no particular agenda. You can fi ...…
 
Episode 95 – This week on Surreal Talk we welcome Armand back to the show! This week we’ll be discussing medical related topics that more or less grind our gears. The show will likely be less informatory and more inflammatory. Consider this episode almost a rant on modern medicine in no particular order and with no particular agenda. You can fi ...…
 
This is our first bonus episode!!! In this one we look at Casey Anthony and her parents 10 years later.
 
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