Best Cults podcasts we could find (Updated November 2018)
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Investigative journalist Elizabeth Vargas teams up with former members of controversial organizations to tell the stories of believers and leaders of cults in CULTS AND EXTREME BELIEFS. In our after show, we’re teaming up to explain the unbelievable stories revealed from those who’ve seen the other side of cult life. Tune in here for reviews, recaps and in-depth discussions of the latest episodes, as well as the insider scoop from cast and crew members on the show.
Robin Jackson
Robin Jackson, a former Jehovah's Witness, discusses issues surrounding the Watchtower organisation and cults in general.
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.
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.
Nameless Cults
A podcast about horror movies, weird fiction, and the dark bowers of man's domain.
Cult Faves
Cher and Gwenda are fascinated with cults. Cult Faves explores that fascination in all its dark (and sometimes ridiculous) glory. The show's net will be cast wide, encompassing cults both so real they could be fictional and so fictional (we hope) they could never be real. Come along as the ladies discuss why you should never, ever drink anyone else's Kool-Aid.
Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
Not Your Mother's Podcast (2017-09-17T19:58:55.000Z)
Tweester and co-hosts navigate different subjects and perspectives to better understand life, perception, and relations. Dark humor is a staple. Become a supporter of this podcast:
Every week we tell you something weird and we might be drunk. Hosted by Raygun and Sarah. We're the oddballs.
Dude It's a Cult
A poorly researched weekly show about cults, sort of cults, and any other nonsense in our heads.
Podcast by Afternoonified
Pretty Scary
True crime, conspiracy theories, ghosts, aliens, and things of that sort. Hosted by comics Adam Tod Brown, Caitlin Cutt, and Kari Martin. Bi-weekly episodes free on iTunes and Soundcloud. Weekly episodes at
Into horror movies, can't wait for the newest horror novel or graphic novel? Then the Fear Central Radio Show is for you. Every week we touch on all aspects of the horror genre from literature to movies and TV and video games, we talk about it all. New shows available every Monday. Also, check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (fearcentralnet) pages to keep up with what's going on in the Fear Central world. Subscribe to us as we will have opportunities for you to be part of th ...
Therapy Chat
Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Burnout Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, interviews therapista and other experts about perfectionism, worthiness, authenticity, self care, trauma, attachment, parenting, relationships, mindfulness and holistic psychotherapy methods. Laura brings you interesting discussions about our emotional experience of being human. You'll feel like a fly on the wall listening to Laura share her thoughts or discuss these top ...
Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.
That's a Cult?
The internet is unrecognisable when you remove talking to strangers from it. It feels suddenly less useful. You probably don't know most of the people you follow on Twitter, but you might have discussed each other's mental health. You're never going to meet everyone you upvote on Reddit, but you've shared in their best moments and eavesdropped on their worst.Thanks to this ability to connect with people, we don’t have to physically isolate ourselves to be part of a community anymore. The int ...
God Awful Movies
Eli Bosnick, Heath Enwright, and Noah Lugeons team up for a weekly attempt to prove that if god existed, his PR couldn't possibly be this bad.
Florida, 2007: A famous local weather man is found dead in his water bed. His brother calls 9-1-1 to report the murder. This sets off a shocking series of events involving cults, boy bands, horses, and mistaken identity. From CastBox and the comedy producers behind Stop Podcasting Yourself, CBC’s This Is That, and Dexter Guff comes a fictional story so believable it can't be true.
He's back on Radio X! Catch fresh unaired content and all the best bits of Russell Brand's brand new Radio X show on this podcast and tune into Radio X Sundays 11am-1pm. Contact the show at anytime day or night via
Join two former members of the Mormon church as they unpack some intergenerational trauma (hey, polygamy!) and explore what it was like to be gay and raised in a Christian cult.
Echo Zoe Radio
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Murder, infidelity, suicide, arson, overdose, religious cults, drug trafficking; this podcast explores the alleged true crime antics and criminal connections of musicians we love like Jerry Lee Lewis, Beck, The Rolling Stones, Tay K-47, Tupac Shakur, Mayhem, Van Morrison and many more. Why? Because real rock stars are more like feral, narcissistic animals than functioning members of society and that is precisely what makes them so damn entertaining. If you love true crime and you love music ...
Urban Spinster
Celebrating the SINGLE life without judgement and redefining the word “Spinster” Become a supporter of this podcast:
The Korea File
Interviews on music, history and society from across the Korean peninsula and around the world.
Eyes Up Here
Blonde, busty and…brainy? Model and Social Media Superstar Lindsey Pelas is here to end social stereotyping one topic at a time. Inspired by a life of being misunderstood, this modern-day bombshell is guaranteed to have you seeing past the bikini and why we can all use a little Eyes Up Here.
Trinity Radio exists to bring Christian theology, biblical studies and sound philosophical considerations to worldview issues and current events. If you're a Christian or a skeptic interested in how Christians respond to the cultural climate of the 21st century - you found the right podcast.
Welcome to the Cognitive Engineering podcast. Occasionally coherent musings of Aleph Insights. We hope you like listening to them as much as we like recording them.
First, We Drink!
"The podcast about everything that means nothing." FWD is a podcast about friends comically discussing anything and everything for your entertainment!
We're not like other comedy podcasts. We're not a bunch of straight dudes. We don't explain our inside jokes from college for hours on end. We're three queer comedians (and one token straight friend!) bringing you tightly edited, sharp humor writing with the energy of a live show. With guests Maeve Higgins, Ziwe Fumudoh, and James Folta, this debut season is not one to miss! All episodes dropped July 30th. To preview the episodes in a web browser, visit
John August and Craig Mazin discussing things screenwriters talk about.
Brute Norse is a blog and podcast about ancient Scandinavian apocrypha and Viking Weirdness by Eirik Storesund.
The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange.Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, and Simon Theobald, with s ...
A very good podcast about real life crime and fictitious villains. Help us figure out what makes the ultimate bad guy.
TV executive Lynette Carolla, wife of comedian Adam, along with comedy writer and best-selling parenting author of Sippy Cups are Not For Chardonnay - Stefanie Wilder-Taylor are two mothers of twins breaking it down parenting style. In this raucous hour of conversations they cover a range of topics from their marriages and kids, to the pros and cons of ferberizing to which one of the Real Housewives have had too much filler (all of them). The format is informative, loose and most of all ente ...
Confessional is a podcast delving into the dark, creepy and often haunting stories of our listeners. is a website dedicated to video games and those who play them. We often interview people from the world of games as well as offer a variety of commentaries on the games industries past and future.
An L.A. based podcast brought to you by two forensic psychologists who dissect the intersections where true crime, forensic psychology, and entertainment meet.
Evolutionary Divas
Can we just Evolve already?
Karl and a rotating cast of guest hosts offer their opinions and honest feedback on popular and not-so-popular podcasts.
JESSE WAUGH RADIO is a program dedicated to investigating and interpreting the iconography, iconology, and symbolism of visual art in an attempt to understand and discern its Meaning. From
Space Wizards
Join Zainabb and Dziugas on their adventures through space, time, pop culture, and beyond. Throw glitter around! Wobble the system! We ARE the queerdos, mister!
From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from
(Email me a podcast so I can get better at speaking and make someone laugh. I'm from San Antonio Texas so reach out if you would want to record a episode with me. For now I do this for free while being a full-time student. The format is not structured at all and I follow any thought where it goes because good and bad content is born from the same place
Discussing the Bizarre, Mysterious, & Unexplained
Occult Confessions
Rob C. Thompson, doctor of occult history and ritual, hosts an in-depth exploration of supernatural mysteries, beliefs, and rituals. He’s joined by the Alchemical Actors, a ragtag crew of occult initiates who bring these stories to life by re-enacting major moments in the history of the paranormal. We cover black magic, lady magic, immortal magic, secret magical orders, and everything in between. Episodes post bi-weekly on Fridays.
Our Big Dumb Mouth
OBDM a weekly conspiracy, paranormal, news show. If you take Coast to Coast AM and mixed it with Howard Stern, you have OBDM. UFOs, Bigfoot and explicit content. If you listen to 3 episodes, you'll get it.
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Seth Andrews on Christmas music, physics, apologists, and the "Answering Atheists" conference coming in 2019. YouTube version at Facebook Live version at
From the secret signs of homeless communities to Toynbee tiles, the world of advertisement and even the US dollar, the world is chock-full of hidden signs, languages and symbols. Recently, the guys hit the road, traveling across the northeast and exploring these secret images on their first live tour. Tune in to learn more about the strange wor ...…
Ladies and gentlemen welcome once again to the Pause Resume Show! In this episode we discuss are on-going adventures with Red Dead Redemption 2, talk about our assassination attempts in Hitman 2, digest the 'news' from Xbox's XO18 event, invite Ryan Reynolds onto the show and talk about the recently announced nominations for the Keighley awar . ...…
John and Craig review three new Three Page Challenge entries with the help of Lindsay Doran (producer of Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee, Dead Again) and Jewerl Ross (manager and founder of Silent R Management). They then invite the writers up to discuss the notes, including the importance of geography, setting up rel ...…
John and Craig review three Three-Page Challenge entries with the help of Lindsay Doran (producer of Stranger Than Fiction, Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee, Dead Again) and Jewerl Ross (manager and founder of Silent R Management). They then invite the writers up to discuss the notes, including the importance of geography, setting up relatio ...…
In May 2017, a sect that started in Melbourne, Australia, 50 years ago, and has been highly secretive over the last few decades, decided to change its closed-doors policy and go public with a website. Whilst up until now very little has been known about the group except by direct conversations with former believers, its members go to government ...…
This week, the guys team up for an atheist review of "The Killing of Satan", the story of... something that doesn't lend itself to summary. For more details about Vulgarity for Charity, click here: If you’d like to pick up a copy of our latest ebook; Diatribes Volume 2: 50 More ...…
Seth Andrews was the featured guest on Minneapolis' KTNF AM950. This is the recording of that interview. Support Seth on Patreon at
The rapid rise to power and fame went to Lavey’s head resulting in followers abandoning him and a loss of control over the Church. How did the Church of Satan fare after his death in 2001? The results will surprise you. Sponsors! Calming Comfort - Go to and use Promo Code “CULTS” at checkout to receive 15% off the disp ...…
Stefanie opens this week’s first episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about being annoyed by Elby getting snubbed at her Basketball awards ceremony. Then the ladies talk about the kids using curse words. After that, Lynette talks about her close relationship with her former sister-in-law. This leads Lynette to wrap up the show talking about g ...…
On this, a very special episode of Confessional, we try something a little different; no confessions, but lots of booze. No Mike didn't fall off the wagon, but Kayla is nice and toasted, mumbling, and screaming about serial killers! Insane but fun.
Episode 107 – Everett, Eric and Armand sit down to discuss some of the stranger religious practices out there! From cliff diving to back piercing, we found no end to the strange things that religion will make people do. Part 1 of 2. You can find a video cast of this podcast on YouTube at: About us: Ch ...…
It may be mid November, but we believe in keeping the holiday spirit alive in our hearts year round. That's why we are back on our spooky shit with these witchy women.Villains Discussed:The Wicked Witch of The West (The Wizard of Oz)Allison BalfourThe Witches of Morva (The Black Cauldron)Mary BatemanBellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter)Angela Sanf ...…
Lindsey chats with producer, influencer and political host Hannah Cranston: You may know Hannah from The Young Turks, FoxTV, Huffington Post and YouTube's famous "ThinkTank." The two talk guns, taxes, rich people and the unique experiences of women in media.
Dr. Scott & Dr. Shiloh psychsplain the diagnosis of Dissociation and relate it to season 1 of The Sinner and the docuseries The Keepers, while touching on several forensic psychology topics such as competency evaluations and malingering.
A new MP3 sermon from Plainfield Bible Church is now available on with the following details: Title: The Great Confession Speaker: Kevin Kottke Broadcaster: Plainfield Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 11/11/2018 Length: 50 min.
"The body of the people is in that landscape so when its mined and crushed and dug up, you’re not just doing it with rock, you’re also doing it with people, with the remains of people, and we know that happened on Banaba.”Katerina Teaiwa, Associate Professor at the School of Culture, History and Language at ANU, author of ‘Consuming Ocean Islan ...…
It's the long awaited return of Cros and he does not disappoint. We discuss Amy Schumer's podcast, a show that would be more appropriately titled: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. We revisit a music/true crime podcast that Cros is responsible for us reviewing in the first place. Then we get to the big controversy of the day - Opie uploading a v ...…
A new MP3 sermon from Plainfield Bible Church is now available on with the following details: Title: But God... Subtitle: Ephesians Study Speaker: David McManus Broadcaster: Plainfield Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 11/11/2018 Bible: Ephesians 2:4-6 Length: 48 min.
69-Year-Old Dutch Man Seeks To Change His Legal Age To 49 Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers Man Who Writes Bigfoot Erotica Now a U.S. Cong ...…
What's that, Oddballs?! This week we get into some mysteries of the disaster variety. Sarah tells us about the Bhopal gas leak and Raygun covers the dust veil of 536 A.D. Pop a bottle (or box) of wine and hang with us. Stay Weird. Website: Facebook: Instagram: @TheOddballsPod ...…
Lies damn lies and profiles! You're going to exaggerate, that's a given. So what's the best strategy?Image: Carlo Chiostri via Wikimedia commons
When most people hear the phrase "concentration camp" we immediately think of the atrocities of World War II. Sadly, that's not the end of the story. Despite global efforts to cover up the existence of detainment, re-education and concentration camps, the practice of detaining, capturing and torturing groups of people continues in the modern da ...…
When relationships end, sometimes without warning, we want to know where it went wrong. But is that really the best thing for our emotional health? Become a supporter of this podcast:
Lynette opens this week’s second episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about Sonny kicking ass in the Carolla Digital fantasy football league. Then Lynette talks about snooping on Natalia while she was on the phone with a boy. Before they wrap, Stefanie talks about accidentally hitting someone on a bike with her car. And Please Support Our Spo ...…
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This week, Gwenda and Cher talk about alleged psychic medium and The Montel Williams' regular Sylvia Browne, whose false visions and declarations preyed on grieving families and criminal activities led to her being convicted of fraud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Seth Andrews recently returned from a multi-city European trip, and he has questions. Join him for a romp through the Queen's Guard, the chocolate shops, and Amsterdam's Red Light District. Facebook video of this at Support Seth on Patreon at
Did you know that there are non-Christian references to Jesus from sources outside the Bible as early as 55 AD? In this episode we take a look at that material, and discuss what value it has for making a case that Jesus existed, and that the Christian message is true. Learn formally: Learn casually: Music by: Da ...…
Welcome to episode 158 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today’s episode is a solo episode where Laura discusses the importance of self-care, avoiding chronic stress and keeping tabs on your health and well-being before issues start. Resources: Episode 110 with Kyle Davies: http://traffic ...…
It's the 51st episode and there was pretty much only one thing our consciences would let us do for this! Skepticism is abound as Emily and Ryan try to explain the timeline and some of the conspiracies surrounding this government facility. Because that's what it is...a f*cking government test facility.…
Music is one of the first human languages, and today it's also a multi-billion dollar industry. Each year, multitudes of would-be superstars pour blood, sweat, cash and tears into their dream of making it big on the public stage. So what sets the successful music stars apart from the rest? Why do certain songs get played more than others? Who r ...…
John and Craig investigate actual villains in this installment of How Would This Be a Movie? From the eerily prescient writer of “How to Murder Your Husband” to the dark comedy of Jacob Wohl, sometimes reality provides the character — now you just need an actual story. We also look at the craft behind writing for ensemble, plus follow-up on the ...…
John and Craig investigate actual villains in this installment of How Would This Be a Movie? From the eerily prescient writer of “How to Murder Your Husband” to the dark comedy of Jacob Wohl, sometimes reality provides the character — now you just need an actual story. We also look at the craft behind writing for ensemble, plus follow-up on the ...…
This week, the guys team up for an atheist review of "The Trump Prophecy", the story of a mentally ill person being exploited by a college of imaginary education. For more details about Vulgarity for Charity, click here: If you’d like to pick up a copy of our latest ebook; Diatr ...…
Seth Andrews explores the many faces of Jesus (and other gods), and the strangely coincidental resemblance to human faces and desires. VIDEO of this presentation is here (link coming soon). Support our sponsor at
This week we discuss the John Frum cult and the One Taste mlm/cult (though we never got to the bottom of WHY THE F@%# IS IT CALLED ONE TASTE???)
He is known as the real-life incarnation of the devil and would be responsible for spreading satanism into the mainstream during the 60s and 70s. Anton LaVey would go on to publish the first Satanic Bible which continues to influence people all over the world today. Sponsors! Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Chil ...…
Stefanie opens this week’s first episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about doing phone banking for the mid-term elections. Then Stefanie talks about being upset at one of her kid’s basketball coaches. This leads her to talk about a super loud mom at one of their games. Before they wrap, Lynette talks about Sonny being put on a reserve spot o ...…
Well, Luke Null from SNL was supposed to be our guest on this one...but he never showed (he later apologized). Anyway, Mike, Kayla, and Jimmy discuss spooky, Listener-submitted, Halloween tales. We have one about "Gore Orphanage" from Ohio, real life surgery horror from Chicago, and a prank gone wrong from Pennsylvania! Plus, we discuss the lat ...…
A new MP3 sermon from Plainfield Bible Church is now available on with the following details: Title: Alone at Last Subtitle: Life of Christ Speaker: David McManus Broadcaster: Plainfield Bible Church Event: Sunday - PM Date: 11/4/2018 Length: 51 min.
A new MP3 sermon from Plainfield Bible Church is now available on with the following details: Title: The Walking Dead Subtitle: Ephesians Study Speaker: David McManus Broadcaster: Plainfield Bible Church Event: Sunday Service Date: 11/4/2018 Bible: Ephesians 2:1-3 Length: 51 min.
Oh boy, it's another show featuring nonsensical improv comedy. The epidemic is so big that it has even spread to Canada. Speaking of our northern neighbors, Gavin joins the show from Buffalo. I'm pretty sure that's in Canada. After we learn that nonsense tickles Gavin's funnybone, we move on to Opie and Stuttering John. This might be our best O ...…
Adam, Caitlin, and Kari discuss the mystery surrounding an author who may or may not have buried millions of dollars worth of treasure somewhere in the United States Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of IMAGINED LIFE takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But onl ...…
#### ALIEN | SPACE NEWS #### UFO frenzy as mystery object hurtles across moon in ‘clearest video evidence EVER’ Mysterious interstellar asteroid ’Oumuamua could be a giant solar sail ‘sent from another civilization to look for signs of life ...…
Why do we have so many remakes? Why are some movies remade and others are not? Why are some so bad? Everett Collection
Content warning: mention of domestic abuse and abuse culture in our Ant-Man discussion, mention of violence during our cults discussion including reference to mass suicide and murder. Things get weird in this episode as we chat about cults. What are they? Who makes them? And what would our roles be if we joined (or started) a cult? All this and ...…
Gilles de Rais was the marshal of France, companion-at-arms to the medieval saint Joan of Arc, and responsible for staging a billion-dollar pageant in honor of the miracle at Orleans. He was also tried and convicted for murdering over one hundred children as part of an alchemical ritual to summon a demon and restore the fortune he spent away. B ...…
Stubborn, determined and tenacious, Gary Webb was the quintessential investigative journalist. In his work for a newspaper called The Mercury News, Gary explored the relationship between right-wing revolutionary Contras in Nicaragua, the crack cocaine epidemic in the United States, and the actions of the Central Intelligence Agency. While the s ...…
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