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Let's Talk About Sects

Let's Talk About Sects

Sarah Steel

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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, and on Pozible.
“A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and the charismatic leaders behind them.”Peter Wells, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2019
“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 researched.”Elena Nicolaou, Refinery29, December 2018
“The best podcast of its kind – I can’t wait for another episode!”Apple Podcasts review from a US listener
“I study cults and sects and for this reason listen to many podcasts on these subjects. This one is by far the best.”Apple Podcasts review from a US listener
“Best podcast about cults I’ve found.”Apple Podcasts review from an Australian listener


Latest Episodes

Two by Twos / The Truth

ELaura McConnell was born into a fundamentalist Christian sect that claims it has no name. Former member Elizabeth Coleman told Nathan Jolly for news.com.au earlier this year that, “It is of utmost importance to them that they do not have an official name or headquarters or centrally identifiable presence anywhere on earth.” From his investigative reporting in 2013, journalist Chris Johnston estimated there were 20,000 members in Australia, and hundreds of thousands around the world. Sometimes referred to as The Truth, the Two by Twos, or the Friends and Workers, the sect has seen multiple leaders face accusations of child sexual abuse, some of which are currently in court. Laura and many former members believe that this highly secretive group should certainly be considered a cult. Special Guests: Laura McConnell, Chris Johnston Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia, or find your local crisis centre via the International Association for Suicide Prevention website at www.iasp.info. Credits: Written and hosted by Sarah Steel Research by Haley Gray and Sarah Steel Music by Joe Gould Links: - Wings for Truth — support site for sexual assault survivors of the Two by Twos - Laura McConnell’s website — including various blog posts and Links & Articles Related to The Truth Sect - Friends and enemies, truth and lies — by Chris Johnston, The Age, 23 September 2013 - Secrets, lies and sex abuse as ex-sect leader chooses life on the inside — by Chris Johnston, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2014 - The Truth Church: Inside the nameless church cult where TV and dancing are "the devil's work" — by Amy Clark, Mamamia, 21 April 2019 - Woman recounts life raised in secret Australian religious sect — by Nathan Jolly, news.com.au, 8 February 2020 - Cutting ties with a cult: 'It’s a grief I will carry for life' — by Rebecca Baillie, SBS Insight, 29 June 2020 - Two By Twos — Christian Research Institute, 13 April 2009 - Submission to Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations — by WINGS, 30 August 2012 - Chris Allan Chandler’s Death Notice — The Advertiser, Herald Sun, 6 May 2020 - Supporting environment to the end — by Keith Platt, The Mornington Peninsula News, 12 May 2020 - The Secret Sect — by Doug & Helen Parker, self-published, 1982 - Samantha Fraser escaped religious cult before alleged murder by former husband, court told — by Kellie Lazzaro, ABC News online, 23 October 2019 - I Was Raised In A Christian Religious Sect Called ‘Two By Twos’ — by Cody Boyte, Thought Catalog (first published on Quora), 31 July 2015 - Allan Kitto's CSA letter on Professing Open Air — Truth Meetings Board (‘The Truth’), 13 May 2019 - Telling the Truth — a website curated by a former member that collects and makes available historical documents relating to the Two by Twos - Workers Sect — a website curated by non-profit corporation Research and Information Services, Inc. - Two by Twos — entry on World Religions and Spirituality website, curated by various academics from universities around the world See acast.com/pri...

75 min1 w ago
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Two by Twos / The Truth

Zendik Farm

EHelen Zuman describes herself as “a tree-hugging dirt worshipper devoted to turning waste into food and the stinky guck of experience into fertile, fragrant prose.” Her memoir ‘Mating in Captivity’ details her experiences joining Zendik Farm, a commune in North Carolina with the motto ‘Stop Bitching, Start a Revolution’, which she came across in 1999. Helen stayed until 2004, but it wasn’t until the following year that she recognised she’d been in a cult. Special Guest: Helen Zuman Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia, or find your local crisis centre via the International Association for Suicide Prevention website at www.iasp.info. Credits: Written and hosted by Sarah Steel Music by Joe Gould Links: Mating in Captivity: A Memoir — by Helen Zuman, She Writes Press, 2018 The Green Alternative At Zendik Arts Farm, a Commune Strives for a Dollar and Change — by Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post, 22 January 2006 Who Are These People? — by Ryan Grim, Washington City Paper, 4-10 November 2005 Commune Unplugs From the World to Save It — by Tom Gorman, Los Angeles Times, 19 April 1987 Leaving Zendik Farm — by Alison Rooney, The Highlands Current, 9 May 2017 Wulf Zendik — Facebook page Arol Wulf-Zendik — Facebook profile The Work of Wulf Zendik — online archive of Wulf Zendik’s writings Zendik — thread on The Hip Forums, with posts from various former members A Tangled Web: Sex at Zendik Farm — by Helen Zuman, Global Ecovillage Network US, 11 June 2019 Fifty Shades of Community — by Helen Zuman, Foundation for Intentional Community, 5 April 2020 Zendik FAQ — blog post by Helen Zuman, 27 December 2011 God Rocks — by Darcy Steinke, SPIN, July 1993 Carolina Commune: Just who are these Zendiks? — by Joe Tarr, Metro Pulse, Vol. 11, No. 22, 31 May 31 2001 Marketing the Revolution – My 13 Years at Zendik Farm — by ObbieZ, purpleearth blog, 21 March 2013 Cult Comfort — by Helen Newman, Washington City Paper, 6 January 2006 Zendik Farm For Sale: West Virginia Commune, Maybe Cult, On The Market For $950,000 — HuffPost, 21 February 2013 How to Join a CULT (Zendik) — YouTube video by Triad Travelogues, 5 August 2019 Zendik: The Album — Wulf Zendik, 1972 Wulf Died This Day 11 Years Ago — blog post by Arol Wulf-Zendik, 12 June 2010, see also Is Zendik Farm a Cult? (11 September 2009) and Is Zendik Farm a Cult? part 2 (31 October 2009) Helen Newman’s Apocalypse — Observer, 8 May 2006 Customer Reviews of Mating in Captivity: A Memoir — Amazon, accessed August 2020 Fawn Wulf: The Zendik Perspective — archived video of Fawn speaking about the Zendik approach, unknown date See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

112 minSEP 15
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Zendik Farm

Bonus Episode: Posadism –an interview with A.M. Gittlitz

Journalist A.M. Gittlitz released his book I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism earlier this year. In it, he explores the fascinating world of the Posadists – a Latin American Trotskyist group who are best known today for their zany beliefs around extra-terrestrial and dolphin intelligence. But their movement had a lot more to it than this, and in its later days would devolve into a cult around the authoritarian leadership of J. Posadas. Gittlitz drew on considerable archival research and numerous interviews with ex- and current Posadists in writing his book, and he spoke to me about the more cultic elements of this unusual socialist movement. Special Guest: A.M. Gittlitz. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). Links - I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism — by A.M. Gittlitz, 2020 (Use code POSADAS20 for 20% discount) - J. Posadas, the Trotskyist Who Believed in Intergalactic Communism — an interview with A.M. Gittlitz by David Broder, Jacobin, 5 April 2020 - A.M. Gittlitz on Twitter, and on The Antifada podcast - Promo: The Troubles podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

63 minJUL 21
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Bonus Episode: Posadism –an interview with A.M. Gittlitz

Children of God – Part 2

The Children of God, later known as The Family, became notorious for their practise called “flirty fishing”. They believed in bringing up their children to have no inhibitions around sex, but the ramifications of their approach to this would echo through the generations as trauma, and result in a shocking murder-suicide committed by the very son prophesied as the Prince who would lead them through the End Times. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.i...

65 minAPR 21
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Children of God – Part 2

Children of God –Part 1

The Children of God, later known as The Family, became notorious for their practise called “flirty fishing”. They believed in bringing up their children to have no inhibitions around sex, but the ramifications of their approach to this would echo through the generations as trauma, and result in a shocking murder-suicide committed by the very son prophesied as the Prince who would lead them through the End Times. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.i...

59 minAPR 14
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Children of God –Part 1

The Living Word Fellowship

John Robert Stevens wrote when he was just 14 years old: “My joy must be in doing His will, in being His slave, in the confidence that whatever comes to me, when following Him, is His doing. In a real sense, I make Him responsible for my life.” He was writing about Jesus Christ, but it would turn out in the decades following that he could well have been writing to his future devotees as to how they should feel about himself. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Associati...

84 minMAR 17
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The Living Word Fellowship

The New Kadampa Tradition

In 1996, journalist Madeleine Bunting wrote for The Guardian UK: “Most of the 130,000 Buddhists in this country are in the caring professions, or are academics, or are part of an ex-hippy culture; they are trusting, idealistic and naive. They thought Buddhism was immune to the fanaticism and hypocrisy which riddles all religions. The controversy surrounding the NKT is shattering illusions that Buddhism was the one fail-safe religion.” Twenty years later, clinical psychologist Dr Michelle Haslam joined the NKT under that very same illusion – one that she now feels obliged to help truly shatter herself. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate ...

93 minFEB 11
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The New Kadampa Tradition

The Garden Ashram

Hare Krishnas are often seen as joyous, harmless people, dancing their way through the streets, chanting to bells in their colourful robes. But in one particular Australian offshoot, a young woman named Lina told me about her not-so-harmless experiences. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). Australian bushfire crisis appeals: Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery (www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate), WWF's...

53 minJAN 14
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The Garden Ashram

Ideal Human Environment

WANTED: families to volunteer to live for six months in the Australian outback “to advance the frontiers of social science.” Be part of a cutting edge research project to test the ideal human environment. In a country known for a population that loves to travel, the write-ups appealed to plenty of adventurous spirits. Little did they know the reality of what they would be getting themselves into. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). Cr...

47 min2019 DEC 17
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Ideal Human Environment

The Move

Followers of The Move rejected mainstream society and headed into the wilderness in the 1970s, building isolated communities that were to set them up for the coming Apocalypse. Many ex-members would later tell stories of physical hardship, beatings, and worse, experienced in these communities. Move leader Sam Fife told devotees that should he ever die, they could consider it proof that he was a false prophet. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsaho...

56 min2019 NOV 12
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The Move

Latest Episodes

Two by Twos / The Truth

ELaura McConnell was born into a fundamentalist Christian sect that claims it has no name. Former member Elizabeth Coleman told Nathan Jolly for news.com.au earlier this year that, “It is of utmost importance to them that they do not have an official name or headquarters or centrally identifiable presence anywhere on earth.” From his investigative reporting in 2013, journalist Chris Johnston estimated there were 20,000 members in Australia, and hundreds of thousands around the world. Sometimes referred to as The Truth, the Two by Twos, or the Friends and Workers, the sect has seen multiple leaders face accusations of child sexual abuse, some of which are currently in court. Laura and many former members believe that this highly secretive group should certainly be considered a cult. Special Guests: Laura McConnell, Chris Johnston Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia, or find your local crisis centre via the International Association for Suicide Prevention website at www.iasp.info. Credits: Written and hosted by Sarah Steel Research by Haley Gray and Sarah Steel Music by Joe Gould Links: - Wings for Truth — support site for sexual assault survivors of the Two by Twos - Laura McConnell’s website — including various blog posts and Links & Articles Related to The Truth Sect - Friends and enemies, truth and lies — by Chris Johnston, The Age, 23 September 2013 - Secrets, lies and sex abuse as ex-sect leader chooses life on the inside — by Chris Johnston, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2014 - The Truth Church: Inside the nameless church cult where TV and dancing are "the devil's work" — by Amy Clark, Mamamia, 21 April 2019 - Woman recounts life raised in secret Australian religious sect — by Nathan Jolly, news.com.au, 8 February 2020 - Cutting ties with a cult: 'It’s a grief I will carry for life' — by Rebecca Baillie, SBS Insight, 29 June 2020 - Two By Twos — Christian Research Institute, 13 April 2009 - Submission to Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations — by WINGS, 30 August 2012 - Chris Allan Chandler’s Death Notice — The Advertiser, Herald Sun, 6 May 2020 - Supporting environment to the end — by Keith Platt, The Mornington Peninsula News, 12 May 2020 - The Secret Sect — by Doug & Helen Parker, self-published, 1982 - Samantha Fraser escaped religious cult before alleged murder by former husband, court told — by Kellie Lazzaro, ABC News online, 23 October 2019 - I Was Raised In A Christian Religious Sect Called ‘Two By Twos’ — by Cody Boyte, Thought Catalog (first published on Quora), 31 July 2015 - Allan Kitto's CSA letter on Professing Open Air — Truth Meetings Board (‘The Truth’), 13 May 2019 - Telling the Truth — a website curated by a former member that collects and makes available historical documents relating to the Two by Twos - Workers Sect — a website curated by non-profit corporation Research and Information Services, Inc. - Two by Twos — entry on World Religions and Spirituality website, curated by various academics from universities around the world See acast.com/pri...

75 min1 w ago
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Two by Twos / The Truth

Zendik Farm

EHelen Zuman describes herself as “a tree-hugging dirt worshipper devoted to turning waste into food and the stinky guck of experience into fertile, fragrant prose.” Her memoir ‘Mating in Captivity’ details her experiences joining Zendik Farm, a commune in North Carolina with the motto ‘Stop Bitching, Start a Revolution’, which she came across in 1999. Helen stayed until 2004, but it wasn’t until the following year that she recognised she’d been in a cult. Special Guest: Helen Zuman Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support right now, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia, or find your local crisis centre via the International Association for Suicide Prevention website at www.iasp.info. Credits: Written and hosted by Sarah Steel Music by Joe Gould Links: Mating in Captivity: A Memoir — by Helen Zuman, She Writes Press, 2018 The Green Alternative At Zendik Arts Farm, a Commune Strives for a Dollar and Change — by Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post, 22 January 2006 Who Are These People? — by Ryan Grim, Washington City Paper, 4-10 November 2005 Commune Unplugs From the World to Save It — by Tom Gorman, Los Angeles Times, 19 April 1987 Leaving Zendik Farm — by Alison Rooney, The Highlands Current, 9 May 2017 Wulf Zendik — Facebook page Arol Wulf-Zendik — Facebook profile The Work of Wulf Zendik — online archive of Wulf Zendik’s writings Zendik — thread on The Hip Forums, with posts from various former members A Tangled Web: Sex at Zendik Farm — by Helen Zuman, Global Ecovillage Network US, 11 June 2019 Fifty Shades of Community — by Helen Zuman, Foundation for Intentional Community, 5 April 2020 Zendik FAQ — blog post by Helen Zuman, 27 December 2011 God Rocks — by Darcy Steinke, SPIN, July 1993 Carolina Commune: Just who are these Zendiks? — by Joe Tarr, Metro Pulse, Vol. 11, No. 22, 31 May 31 2001 Marketing the Revolution – My 13 Years at Zendik Farm — by ObbieZ, purpleearth blog, 21 March 2013 Cult Comfort — by Helen Newman, Washington City Paper, 6 January 2006 Zendik Farm For Sale: West Virginia Commune, Maybe Cult, On The Market For $950,000 — HuffPost, 21 February 2013 How to Join a CULT (Zendik) — YouTube video by Triad Travelogues, 5 August 2019 Zendik: The Album — Wulf Zendik, 1972 Wulf Died This Day 11 Years Ago — blog post by Arol Wulf-Zendik, 12 June 2010, see also Is Zendik Farm a Cult? (11 September 2009) and Is Zendik Farm a Cult? part 2 (31 October 2009) Helen Newman’s Apocalypse — Observer, 8 May 2006 Customer Reviews of Mating in Captivity: A Memoir — Amazon, accessed August 2020 Fawn Wulf: The Zendik Perspective — archived video of Fawn speaking about the Zendik approach, unknown date See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

112 minSEP 15
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Zendik Farm

Bonus Episode: Posadism –an interview with A.M. Gittlitz

Journalist A.M. Gittlitz released his book I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism earlier this year. In it, he explores the fascinating world of the Posadists – a Latin American Trotskyist group who are best known today for their zany beliefs around extra-terrestrial and dolphin intelligence. But their movement had a lot more to it than this, and in its later days would devolve into a cult around the authoritarian leadership of J. Posadas. Gittlitz drew on considerable archival research and numerous interviews with ex- and current Posadists in writing his book, and he spoke to me about the more cultic elements of this unusual socialist movement. Special Guest: A.M. Gittlitz. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). Links - I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism — by A.M. Gittlitz, 2020 (Use code POSADAS20 for 20% discount) - J. Posadas, the Trotskyist Who Believed in Intergalactic Communism — an interview with A.M. Gittlitz by David Broder, Jacobin, 5 April 2020 - A.M. Gittlitz on Twitter, and on The Antifada podcast - Promo: The Troubles podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

63 minJUL 21
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Bonus Episode: Posadism –an interview with A.M. Gittlitz

Children of God – Part 2

The Children of God, later known as The Family, became notorious for their practise called “flirty fishing”. They believed in bringing up their children to have no inhibitions around sex, but the ramifications of their approach to this would echo through the generations as trauma, and result in a shocking murder-suicide committed by the very son prophesied as the Prince who would lead them through the End Times. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.i...

65 minAPR 21
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Children of God – Part 2

Children of God –Part 1

The Children of God, later known as The Family, became notorious for their practise called “flirty fishing”. They believed in bringing up their children to have no inhibitions around sex, but the ramifications of their approach to this would echo through the generations as trauma, and result in a shocking murder-suicide committed by the very son prophesied as the Prince who would lead them through the End Times. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.i...

59 minAPR 14
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Children of God –Part 1

The Living Word Fellowship

John Robert Stevens wrote when he was just 14 years old: “My joy must be in doing His will, in being His slave, in the confidence that whatever comes to me, when following Him, is His doing. In a real sense, I make Him responsible for my life.” He was writing about Jesus Christ, but it would turn out in the decades following that he could well have been writing to his future devotees as to how they should feel about himself. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Associati...

84 minMAR 17
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The Living Word Fellowship

The New Kadampa Tradition

In 1996, journalist Madeleine Bunting wrote for The Guardian UK: “Most of the 130,000 Buddhists in this country are in the caring professions, or are academics, or are part of an ex-hippy culture; they are trusting, idealistic and naive. They thought Buddhism was immune to the fanaticism and hypocrisy which riddles all religions. The controversy surrounding the NKT is shattering illusions that Buddhism was the one fail-safe religion.” Twenty years later, clinical psychologist Dr Michelle Haslam joined the NKT under that very same illusion – one that she now feels obliged to help truly shatter herself. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate ...

93 minFEB 11
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The New Kadampa Tradition

The Garden Ashram

Hare Krishnas are often seen as joyous, harmless people, dancing their way through the streets, chanting to bells in their colourful robes. But in one particular Australian offshoot, a young woman named Lina told me about her not-so-harmless experiences. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). Australian bushfire crisis appeals: Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery (www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate), WWF's...

53 minJAN 14
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The Garden Ashram

Ideal Human Environment

WANTED: families to volunteer to live for six months in the Australian outback “to advance the frontiers of social science.” Be part of a cutting edge research project to test the ideal human environment. In a country known for a population that loves to travel, the write-ups appealed to plenty of adventurous spirits. Little did they know the reality of what they would be getting themselves into. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsahome.com). Cr...

47 min2019 DEC 17
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Ideal Human Environment

The Move

Followers of The Move rejected mainstream society and headed into the wilderness in the 1970s, building isolated communities that were to set them up for the coming Apocalypse. Many ex-members would later tell stories of physical hardship, beatings, and worse, experienced in these communities. Move leader Sam Fife told devotees that should he ever die, they could consider it proof that he was a false prophet. Full research sources listed on each episode page at www.ltaspod.com. You can support the creation of this independent podcast at www.patreon.com/ltaspod. With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 3 of Let's Talk About Sects. If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via www.cifs.org.au), and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via www.icsaho...

56 min2019 NOV 12
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The Move

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