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Cults

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Cults
Cults

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.

Latest Episodes

"The New Forest Coven" Pt. 1: Gerald Gardener

September 1939: Occultist Gerald Gardener makes contact with what he believes to be a remnant of the long rumored "Witch-Cult." His experience with The New Forest Coven would reshape his understanding of paganism, and inspire him to chart a new course for his life.

49 MIN2 days ago
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"The New Forest Coven" Pt. 1: Gerald Gardener

Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer

On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.

12 MIN6 days ago
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Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer

“Tensegrity” Pt. 2 - Carlos Castaneda

After he was publicly humiliated when his memoirs were exposed as a hoax, Castaneda retreated into seclusion. But he brought with him a few dozen committed followers, who were sexual slaves and unquestioning adherents. Although he predicted that he was immortal, Castaneda's fatal cancer diagnosis rocked his followers to the bone: resulting in even more untimely deaths.

48 MIN2 weeks ago
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“Tensegrity” Pt. 2 - Carlos Castaneda

All Cults Episodes Now Available!

Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

1 MIN3 weeks ago
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All Cults Episodes Now Available!

“Tensegrity” - Carlos Castaneda

In 1960, anthropology student Carlos Castaneda followed a Native American Yaqui guide into the desert. There, he received a divine revelation about the subjective nature of reality - a revelation Castaneda could only share by exerting extreme levels of control over every student he encountered.

51 MIN3 weeks ago
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“Tensegrity” - Carlos Castaneda

“The Fall River Cult” Pt. 2 - Robin Murphy

Members of the Fall River Satanic cult were suspects in the murder of a young woman in 1979, but detectives couldn't find anyone who was willing to testify against them. Then, as the investigation continued, another body was found. The leaders of the Cult, Carl Drew and Robin Murphy, were escalating their violence and disturbing rituals at a shocking pace.

49 MINSEP 17
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“The Fall River Cult” Pt. 2 - Robin Murphy

“The Fall River Cult” - Robin Murphy

In 1979, biker and pimp Carl Drew joined sex worker Robin Murphy to create a Satanic cult in Fall River Massachusetts. Though some claimed the weekly meetings were harmless, the cult was soon implicated in the murder of a young woman.

44 MINSEP 10
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“The Fall River Cult” - Robin Murphy

“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” Pt. 2 - Ervil LeBaron

In the 1970s, Ervil Lebaron broke with his brother’s church to form his own polygamous fundamentalist sect known as the Lambs of God. By reinstating the religious doctrine of Blood Atonement, Ervil compelled his followers to murder dozens of his opponents and family members in his name.

50 MINSEP 3
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“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” Pt. 2 - Ervil LeBaron

“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” - Ervil LeBaron

In 1971, Ervil LeBaron received a revelation from God: he had inherited the mantle of Joseph Smith, and was destined to rule over God’s Kingdom on earth. There was just one problem: Ervil’s older brother Joel just had the same revelation about himself. Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!

40 MINAUG 27
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“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” - Ervil LeBaron

“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Donald DeFreeze

From within the confines of the Vacaville prison medical center, Donald DeFreeze started recruiting young, idealistic Berkeley radicals for his leftist political cult. The US needed to change. And radical change, DeFreeze knew, demanded radical action. He was willing to do whatever it took to wake Americans up to the revolution, whether that meant murder, theft, or the kidnapping of a newspaper heiress. Sponsors! Modsy - Go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use code CULTS to get 20% off.

45 MINAUG 20
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“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Donald DeFreeze

Latest Episodes

"The New Forest Coven" Pt. 1: Gerald Gardener

September 1939: Occultist Gerald Gardener makes contact with what he believes to be a remnant of the long rumored "Witch-Cult." His experience with The New Forest Coven would reshape his understanding of paganism, and inspire him to chart a new course for his life.

49 MIN2 days ago
Comments
"The New Forest Coven" Pt. 1: Gerald Gardener

Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer

On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.

12 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer

“Tensegrity” Pt. 2 - Carlos Castaneda

After he was publicly humiliated when his memoirs were exposed as a hoax, Castaneda retreated into seclusion. But he brought with him a few dozen committed followers, who were sexual slaves and unquestioning adherents. Although he predicted that he was immortal, Castaneda's fatal cancer diagnosis rocked his followers to the bone: resulting in even more untimely deaths.

48 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
“Tensegrity” Pt. 2 - Carlos Castaneda

All Cults Episodes Now Available!

Thank you for being a loyal listener! We’re excited to announce all Parcast Network episodes older than 6 months are now available for free on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.

1 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
All Cults Episodes Now Available!

“Tensegrity” - Carlos Castaneda

In 1960, anthropology student Carlos Castaneda followed a Native American Yaqui guide into the desert. There, he received a divine revelation about the subjective nature of reality - a revelation Castaneda could only share by exerting extreme levels of control over every student he encountered.

51 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
“Tensegrity” - Carlos Castaneda

“The Fall River Cult” Pt. 2 - Robin Murphy

Members of the Fall River Satanic cult were suspects in the murder of a young woman in 1979, but detectives couldn't find anyone who was willing to testify against them. Then, as the investigation continued, another body was found. The leaders of the Cult, Carl Drew and Robin Murphy, were escalating their violence and disturbing rituals at a shocking pace.

49 MINSEP 17
Comments
“The Fall River Cult” Pt. 2 - Robin Murphy

“The Fall River Cult” - Robin Murphy

In 1979, biker and pimp Carl Drew joined sex worker Robin Murphy to create a Satanic cult in Fall River Massachusetts. Though some claimed the weekly meetings were harmless, the cult was soon implicated in the murder of a young woman.

44 MINSEP 10
Comments
“The Fall River Cult” - Robin Murphy

“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” Pt. 2 - Ervil LeBaron

In the 1970s, Ervil Lebaron broke with his brother’s church to form his own polygamous fundamentalist sect known as the Lambs of God. By reinstating the religious doctrine of Blood Atonement, Ervil compelled his followers to murder dozens of his opponents and family members in his name.

50 MINSEP 3
Comments
“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” Pt. 2 - Ervil LeBaron

“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” - Ervil LeBaron

In 1971, Ervil LeBaron received a revelation from God: he had inherited the mantle of Joseph Smith, and was destined to rule over God’s Kingdom on earth. There was just one problem: Ervil’s older brother Joel just had the same revelation about himself. Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!

40 MINAUG 27
Comments
“Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God” - Ervil LeBaron

“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Donald DeFreeze

From within the confines of the Vacaville prison medical center, Donald DeFreeze started recruiting young, idealistic Berkeley radicals for his leftist political cult. The US needed to change. And radical change, DeFreeze knew, demanded radical action. He was willing to do whatever it took to wake Americans up to the revolution, whether that meant murder, theft, or the kidnapping of a newspaper heiress. Sponsors! Modsy - Go to Modsy.com, start a design project, and use code CULTS to get 20% off.

45 MINAUG 20
Comments
“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Donald DeFreeze