Best Podcast About Sects podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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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. “A fantastic examination of sects, cults, and religion… a fact-based program that’ll hook you in and keep you coming back for more.”Zach Johnston, Uproxx, February 2019 “Cleverly named, meticulously rese ...
 
DELIVERANCE, OH— Four unlikely twenty-somethings are thrown headfirst into the hidden underworld of monsters that haunt their rural Ohio town, policed only by an arcane sect of monster-hunters masquerading as a nondenominational youth group. THE UNEXPLORED PLACES is an actual play podcast about exploring weird worlds and making bold choices. We are currently playing Monster of the Week by Michael Sands.
 
Join your friends Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert for a chronological and cromulent exploration of the greatest show ever made! Each podcast tackles a different episode of The Simpsons, breaking down every 22 minutes of animated entertainment into an embiggening discussion about Our Favorite Family.
 
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This week's podcast belongs to the Movementarians, and we're happy to welcome to our cult Conor Lastowka (Rifftrax, The Pole Vault Championship of the Entire Universe). We talk about the real-life roots of this episode, how appetizing lima beans are, our dreams of hoverbikes, and so much more on this week's podcast! Now out of our way, jerkass! ...…
 
Chung Moo Quan positioned itself as a superior martial arts school that taught eight different practices at once. Though this may have originally struck prospective students as a bargain-and-a-half, many who chose to take it up would come out the other end having lost thousands of dollars, personal relationships and job opportunities, and even ...…
 
This week we head to the carnival with Eric Szyszka, cohost of the podcasts We Hate Movies and Hooked on TJ Hooker! Homer and Bart become carnies and learn it's not all cotton candy and caramel apples! We also hear the voice of the irreplaceable Jim Varney as Cooder in what might be the grossest episode of the show yet! Obey the Carny Code and ...…
 
The sun begins to rise and the end of the story draws near. An explanation is finally at hand, and a crisis lies just beyond the coming dawn. Clarence saves a life. Cassandra feels the pull. Edgar has a bad brush with magic. Faith makes a sacrifice he'll never forget. twitter: @unexploredcast cover art by Chaz: @cicadahymns music by Andrew: htt ...…
 
We're so excited to announce our brand new Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/unexploredcast For just $1 a month, you get access to our new monthly bonus campaign, Florence DeWitt's Paranormal Detective Agency. Check out the page, pledge if you can, and share with all your friends!
 
It's a clip show but this week's podcast is all new, with tons of musical thoughts from our pal Matthew Jay, cohost of The Deep End podcast! We chat about Paint Your Wagon, renting videos, guns pointed at children, and even a few old episodes in this week's melodious season 9 episode! Listen now and start dancing like a big Broadway cast! Suppo ...…
 
One of most recurring guests, Dave Rudden, is back for another Xmas episode of the series, and this episode is quite an emotional roller coaster! We go from last minute shopping to burning trees to accidental grifts to town pariahs to Jeopardy to thievery all in the span of 22 minutes! All that, plus Tickle Me Krusty, undercoating, and vitamin ...…
 
Face to face with a mansion full of monsters, the clock begins to run out and the end of the world begins to draw near. Cora makes a dangerous acquaintance. Cassandra and Faith let the spirits guide them. Clarence sees something he'll never forget. Edgar gets help. CONTENT WARNING: body horror mentions twitter: @unexploredcast cover art by Chaz ...…
 
Marge gets a new job, Homer gets a new car, and Lionel Hutz makes his final speaking appearance in this very eventful podcast! And we're joined by the funny and informative Adam H. Johnson of the Citations Needed podcast! We chat about owning a home, getting arms cut off, and enjoying government social programs all in this eventful episode! Cel ...…
 
We're doing the full first King of the Hill in the Talking Simpsons! And you can only hear it if you are a subscriber at Patreon.com/TalkingSimpsons ! Sign up now and hear TalKing of the Hill, plus all our other great Patreon exclusives!
 
This week we're joined once again by Ian Jones-Quartey, the creator of OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes and animation expert, to chat all about Lisa navigating the worlds of science and religion! After discovering an angel skeleton, the entire town is in an uproar about a religious quandary, before they get scared of the possible end times! Listen now ...…
 
The Order of the Solar Temple was a secret society that would go down sharing the pages of history with Jonestown, the Branch Davidians and Heaven’s Gate. But is it fair to compare the groups? When it comes to incidents of mass violence and cults, perhaps it may be unavoidable. Because whether they ended in mass murder-suicide or a different fo ...…
 
As the newly-assembled group takes a moment to gather their wits, Cassandra looks for a path to take and Cora finds herself in deeper than she expected. Clarence expresses hesitation. Florence tries to keep things under wraps. Faith provides some comfort. Edgar visits an old friend. CONTENT WARNING: body horror mentions twitter: @unexploredcast ...…
 
Our funny friend Shivam Bhatt (co-host of the Commanderin' podcast) returns, and he's here to share his knowledge of Hindu weddings and religion in this week's podcast! Apu is the focus of another episode, where he lies to his mother to avoid an arranged marriage. Will the lie set him free or will Homer's many schemes hurt the hotblooded bachel ...…
 
We return to the gridiron for another sports-focused Talking Simpsons, which means the return of our football fan friend/USG Editor-In-Chief Kat Bailey to the podcast! Bart puts down the pop-tarts and grabs the pigskin while Homer gets to cutting players (the easiest part of being a coach). Can Bart deal with his own reeky playing to become the ...…
 
Cornered in an alleyway and faced with a disturbing surprise, our heroes press on in an attempt to cope with what they've seen. Faith makes a sacrifice. Edgar loses a beloved friend. Florence makes a disturbing discovery. Clarence examines a body. Cora gets carried away. CONTENT WARNINGS: body horror, child death twitter: @unexploredcast cover ...…
 
The Mike Scully era truly begins with this very political episode of The Simpsons. We're joined by Will Sloan, cohost of the podcasts Michael And Us and The Important Cinema Club, to discuss gun control, soccer, the King of England, and how this episode has aged. Plus some legitimately hilarious jokes as the venerable show enters another era, a ...…
 
It's Halloween time again on Talking Simpsons, and we've got returning guest Dan Ryckert (from Giant Bomb and Panning the Stream podcast)! He joins us to chat about Omega Man, The Fly, the Crucible and all the classic media that inspired 1997's Treehouse of Horror! Listen now to learn all about Edgar Winter AND French neutron bombs! Support thi ...…
 
A New Zealand-born man who moved to Australia in the 1970s and started a sect, telling his eventual 9 wives and 60-plus children that he was Jesus Christ, was put behind bars for 7 years in Victoria in 2000. In spite of the fairly sensational nature of his lifestyle and crimes, his name is not well-known here, and his polygamous group gained th ...…
 
The unfolding mystery begins to pull our heroes together, and a vision of a burning city plagues them each in their own way. Florence asks for Edgar's help. Clarence accompanies Faith on a house call. Cassandra does a reading that takes them by surprise. Cora receives an offer she simply cannot refuse. CONTENT WARNING: supernatural mental manip ...…
 
Once again we're joined by Giant Bomb's own Alex Navarro, and he's here to lend a musician's insight into this story of childhood. This tale of Lisa's saxophone and Bart starting school is certainly touching, even if some jokes are better than others, but it's all a fun trip back to childhood in 1990 for all of us in this week's podcast. So sto ...…
 
So it's come to this... We've finally reached one of the most infamous episodes of The Simpsons, and we're giving it the deluxe podcast treatment! Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott of the great podcast Everything's Coming Up Simpsons join us live at the Gateway Theatre for our 2019 San Francisco Sketchfest show to discuss the Seymour Skinner stor ...…
 
Old Man Jenkins relays the tale of the Chrysalis to Lance. Over a century ago, Fight-the-good-fight-of-faith Fayerweather hears an equally unsettling tale – one that echoes a strange nightmare he can't explain. Faith gives some guidance. Florence takes a case. Content warnings: supernatural mental manipulation, memory loss. twitter: @unexplored ...…
 
Season Nine of The Simpsons has begun, and to official explain New York City to us, we're joined by Stephen Sajdak, a native New Yorker (and cohost of the great We Hate Movies podcast)!! The family hits the Big Apple where everyone except Homer has an amazing time, while Homer hangs out at the World Trade Center. We talk the history of this epi ...…
 
Surprise! Before we begin season 9, we've got a special episode about the major animation debut that happened during season 8! Matthew Jay from [the deep end] podcast joins us to chat about Mike Judge and Greg Daniels' King of the Hill and its very first episode. Is it one of the best first episodes ever made? What characters are similar and wh ...…
 
It is the morning after Halloween and all is not well in Deliverance. A contract has been broken, the leader of the Kindred is missing, and every answer comes with even more questions than before. With an increasing number of mysteries surrounding them, our heroes dig deep into the history of the Kindred of the Faith in hopes of finding some wa ...…
 
Joy Kuo and her husband moved to Sydney from Taiwan in 2000, and the couple both began working for the University of Sydney Library the following year. They both studied for and gained their masters degrees, and enjoyed their work. By 2012 they had had a son together, and Joy found herself wanting to help humanity in some greater way. She was l ...…
 
We're closing out season 8 with a story ripped from the headlines of the mid-'90s, and Kat Bailey from USGamer is joining us for the fun. After a bad trip to the Museum... of CRIME, Bart gets sent to military school and Lisa joins him. Too bad a butt load of sexism means Lisa has a horrible time there. Learn all about that and the real-life new ...…
 
This week's episode of The Simpsons is all about television history, so it's the perfect time to welcome Mike Drucker, the professional comedian and TV comedy writer! We chat all about spinoffs through the decades, sweet lady gumbo, All Quiet On The Western Front, sweet sweet candy, and a tiny green alien named Ozmodiar that only Homer can see. ...…
 
A possessed frat boy, a tense stand-off, and a magnificent self-destruction join alongside childhood trauma and familial disagreement to create... a fairly typical Christmas in Deliverance. Will XMS make back the money they spent on Slavoj Žižek? Will Remedy finally get the respect she deserves from Ashleigh? Will Meredith ever sell a goddamn C ...…
 
It's one of the most controversial and dark episodes of Simpsons ever, making it the perfect time for a return appearance from Chapo Trap House hosts Matt Christman and Virgil Texas. Frank Grimes, or Grimey as he liked to be called, lived quite a life, and we chat about the existential dread that comes up when we see Grimes reckon with the uniq ...…
 
This week we're banished to the land of wind and ghosts, and we're joined by talented artist/Simpsons expert Nina Matsumoto to explain it all! Yes, this week is the iconic Mr. Sparkle commercial, but also Marge starts being a professional Listen Lady, Timothy Lovejoy explains why he doesn't care, and Ned Flanders might have his skin eaten! Now, ...…
 
Grace J. Adams and Poia Alpha are two sisters from New Zealand, who joined David Koresh’s Branch Davidians in the 1980s along with their other sister, the younger Rebecca. Poia left the sect in early 1990, and Grace in late 1991. Rebecca remained with the group at the compound in Waco, Texas, and perished in the fire of April 1993. Grace and Po ...…
 
It's Christmastime in Deliverance and despite the decorations, the gingerbread lattes, and the gently falling snow, all is not well in this sleepy Ohio town. The Kindred have detected a dangerous presence -- or, dangerous presents -- lurking somewhere inside of the Super Walmart, a presence somehow tied up in the feud between two warring Christ ...…
 
Burns loses all his money and learns all about recycling, plus pro wrestling legend Bret Hart appears, meaning we needed a guest that was an expert in Simpsons AND wrasslin'! Joining us is Maffew, creator of the fantastic Botchamania videos, and we chat with him all about Bret Hart's interesting history in this classic episode. Plus recycling, ...…
 
The perfect dog has arrived for this week's podcast, and our special guest Imran Khan from Game Informer talks all about the crossover between dog ownership and medicinal marijuana. Not to mention we cover the shaky production of this episode, what got cut, and how there are still some great jokes alongside the weaker plotting. We hope you like ...…
 
As our heroes return to the mortal realm, uncomfortable truths begin to come to light. Chase checks his messages. Byrdie makes a call. Rowan asks for help. Lance meets an old friend. twitter: @unexploredcast cover art by Chaz: @cicadahymns theme music by Andrew: http://andrewperricone.bandcamp.com/
 
Good gravy! This week we're joined by The Comedy Button's own Max Scoville, and he helps us talk about love and birthday parties in this week's podcast. This is one of the sweetest episodes of The Simpsons ever, and we chat all about oysters, wearing Armour Hot Dogs, and Henry & Bob get into a heated discussion of whether Skinner really is a vi ...…
 
In case you missed the news, there's a new perk for $10+ patrons of What A Cartoon and Talking Simpsons! We're doing a monthly What A Cartoon Movie! podcast where Henry and Bob cover a different animated film classic in the same style as the animated series we cover! The premiere episode is about Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and we have a litt ...…
 
St. Patrick's Day is here a little early on the podcast, and we're joined by Ireland's own Jay Hunter and Stephen "V1" Roe of OSW Review, the old school wrestling video podcast. They share with us their love of The Simpsons, as well as their thoughts on the shows tributes(?) to the Irish in this four-leaf clover of an episode. We chat about pro ...…
 
Laura left Outreach International when she was 32 years old, having been born into the sect in the late 1970s. Hear her story as she relates the experience of being a young woman in a highly patriarchal and controlling organisation, the difficult decision to leave, the trauma of starting her life from scratch, and the joy that she's found in th ...…
 
On the other side of the portal, our heroes grapple with moral dilemmas beyond their understanding, and the time pressure begins to grow dire. Lance has a crisis. Byrdie tries to out-charm a charmer. Chase buys the group time. Rowan rushes to the rescue. Content warnings: supernatural mental manipulation, discussion of uncertain consent. twitte ...…
 
Our good buddy (and Editor-in-Chief of USGamer) Kat Bailey returns for another Lisa-centric episode, where we all diagnose her with bad babysitting! While Homer and Marge make their yuppie dreams come true on the waterfront, Lisa babysits Bart and Maggie with disastrous results. Can Lisa find a quiet way to fix this problem? Will we be able to ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Having come together and consulted, our heroes have no choice but to confront what lies through the portals. Chase gets choked up. Lance dives in headfirst. Byrdie rushes after. Rowan finds an unwelcome guest. twitter: @unexploredcast cover art by Chaz: @cicadahymns theme music by Andrew: http://andrewperricone.bandcamp.com/…
 
This week, we're interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you our live Halloween show, recorded on October 20th at Kelly's Olympian in Portland. And, during this performance, we were joined by none other than former Simpsons writer and showrunner Bill Oakley! Listen in as Bill sits down with us in front of a packed house to sha ...…
 
Three different discoveries bring our heroes closer to the truth of the disappearance of Mike Burden, and also to the peril that lies beyond. Rowan makes a friend. Lance gets a boost. Byrdie leads the way. Chase has a whale of a time. Content warnings: heavy consumption of alcohol twitter: @unexploredcast cover art by Chaz: @cicadahymns theme m ...…
 
Simpsons artist extraordinaire and our good friend Nina Matsumoto is back, and she's bringing her deep love of Frasier with her for this Sideshow Bob classic. We meet Cecil (who sounds a lot like Niles Crane) as he takes in the seemingly reformed Sideshow Bob in this anti-mystery story. All that plus smell hounds, Maris, and the surprising Japa ...…
 
Searching for information about the last known whereabouts of Mike, our heroes partake in an ancient, sacred ritual: beer pong. Byrdie tries something risky. Chase gets a win. Rowan ignores the signs. Lance rushes off. Content warnings: supernatural mental manipulation, heavy consumption of alcohol twitter: @unexploredcast cover art by Chaz: @c ...…
 
It's time to get tragically ludicrous AND ludicrously tragic this week with our special guest, Drew Mackie from the Gayest Episode Ever Podcast! We explore Simpsons' most queer episode ever, we chat about how it influenced us both in our sexuality and tolerance, as well as how much we became obsessed with pop culture camp. Learn all about that ...…
 
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