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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

“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 MIN5 days ago
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“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Donald DeFreeze

Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!

Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 19th, 1970, when John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!

16 MIN6 days ago
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Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!

“Symbionese Liberation Army” - Donald DeFreeze

Donald DeFreeze was a gun-obsessed drifter throughout the 1960s. But he didn't use his guns — he had nothing to fight for. At least, not until he was radicalized and began to build a coalition to execute his plans.Sponsors!Billie - Go to MyBillie.com/CULTS for 10% off your razor.Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/ CULTS.Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code CULTS during checkout!

48 MIN1 weeks ago
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“Symbionese Liberation Army” - Donald DeFreeze

“Nation of Yaweh” Pt. 2 - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

In the early 1980s, Hulon Mitchell, Jr.'s Nation of Yahweh became a fixture in Miami's black community. However, while Hulon used his influence to reduce crime rates, he was committing atrocious abuses on his own followers.Parcasters - On today's episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before.

51 MIN2 weeks ago
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“Nation of Yaweh” Pt. 2 - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

Introducing: CON ARTISTS, a new Parcast Original!

From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con.In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!

19 MIN3 weeks ago
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Introducing: CON ARTISTS, a new Parcast Original!

“Nation of Yaweh” - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

From the moment Hulon Mitchell, Jr. was born in 1935, he was raised to think he was special. But growing up in segregated Oklahoma, he realized that black men and women lacked the same opportunities as their white counterparts. He decided he was the black messiah, destined to lead his people to paradise -- by any means possible.Sponsors!Zola - Go to Zola.com/CULTS to build your free wedding website and get $50 toward your registry.

49 MIN3 weeks ago
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“Nation of Yaweh” - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

“The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” - John Griggs

Just before the Summer of Love, 22-year-old John Griggs discovered LSD and had an epiphany – he would serve as the Hippie Messiah and guide the world to psychedelic revolution. John set out to the beaches of Southern California where he founded a psychedelic cult and international drug ring, while blazing the trail for the recreational use of psychedelics at the height of the hippie era.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!Sponsors!Billie - Go to MyBillie.com/CULTS for 10% off your razor!Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/CULTS right now!Modsy - This month ONLY, start a design project at Modsy.com and use code CULTS to get 20% OFF!Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GetQuip.com/CULTS right now, you get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush!

55 MINJUL 23
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“The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” - John Griggs

“The Wesson Vampire Clan” Pt. 2 - Marcus Delon Wesson

The more Marcus Wesson retreated from society, the more extreme his behavior became. He lead his family of 16 children deep into the woods, claiming it was for their own protection. But away from prying eyes, Marcus Wesson preyed on his children.Sponsors!Gabi - Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/CULTS.

57 MINJUL 16
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“The Wesson Vampire Clan” Pt. 2 - Marcus Delon Wesson

“The Wesson Vampire Clan” - Marcus Delon Wesson

His version of faith, was placing himself on the same level as God and demanding his children serve him as such. But when Marcus Wesson needed more followers to control, instead of recruiting he turned to his daughters. They would grow their cult-family from within.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com/CULTS and use promo code CULTS during checkout!Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GetQuip.com/CULTS right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE!

51 MINJUL 9
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“The Wesson Vampire Clan” - Marcus Delon Wesson

“The Alamo Christian Foundation” Pt. 2 - Tony Alamo

Along with his wife Susan, they grew The Alamo Christian Foundation from a few dozen homeless teenagers to over 3,000 followers on sophisticated compounds around the United States. Their dreams of stardom were finally achieved, but it still wasn't enough for the power hungry Alamos.Parcasters - Cults...UFOs...Nazis? If you don’t know about the Vril Society, you’re in for a treat! This group allegedly developed flying saucers for the Third Reich. Search for Extraterrestrials on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals.

52 MINJUL 2
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“The Alamo Christian Foundation” Pt. 2 - Tony Alamo

Latest Episodes

“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 MIN5 days ago
Comments
“Symbionese Liberation Army” Pt. 2 - Donald DeFreeze

Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!

Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago.In this clip, we look back at August 19th, 1970, when John Norman Collins was convicted of the murder of 21-year-old Karen Sue Beineman. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!

16 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!

“Symbionese Liberation Army” - Donald DeFreeze

Donald DeFreeze was a gun-obsessed drifter throughout the 1960s. But he didn't use his guns — he had nothing to fight for. At least, not until he was radicalized and began to build a coalition to execute his plans.Sponsors!Billie - Go to MyBillie.com/CULTS for 10% off your razor.Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/ CULTS.Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code CULTS during checkout!

48 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
“Symbionese Liberation Army” - Donald DeFreeze

“Nation of Yaweh” Pt. 2 - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

In the early 1980s, Hulon Mitchell, Jr.'s Nation of Yahweh became a fixture in Miami's black community. However, while Hulon used his influence to reduce crime rates, he was committing atrocious abuses on his own followers.Parcasters - On today's episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before.

51 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
“Nation of Yaweh” Pt. 2 - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

Introducing: CON ARTISTS, a new Parcast Original!

From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con.In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON ARTISTS on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast to listen to the rest of this episode!

19 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Introducing: CON ARTISTS, a new Parcast Original!

“Nation of Yaweh” - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

From the moment Hulon Mitchell, Jr. was born in 1935, he was raised to think he was special. But growing up in segregated Oklahoma, he realized that black men and women lacked the same opportunities as their white counterparts. He decided he was the black messiah, destined to lead his people to paradise -- by any means possible.Sponsors!Zola - Go to Zola.com/CULTS to build your free wedding website and get $50 toward your registry.

49 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
“Nation of Yaweh” - Hulon Mitchell Jr.

“The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” - John Griggs

Just before the Summer of Love, 22-year-old John Griggs discovered LSD and had an epiphany – he would serve as the Hippie Messiah and guide the world to psychedelic revolution. John set out to the beaches of Southern California where he founded a psychedelic cult and international drug ring, while blazing the trail for the recreational use of psychedelics at the height of the hippie era.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!Sponsors!Billie - Go to MyBillie.com/CULTS for 10% off your razor!Embrace Pet Insurance - Get your FREE quote at EmbracePetInsurance.com/CULTS right now!Modsy - This month ONLY, start a design project at Modsy.com and use code CULTS to get 20% OFF!Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GetQuip.com/CULTS right now, you get your first refill pack for FREE with a quip electric toothbrush!

55 MINJUL 23
Comments
“The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” - John Griggs

“The Wesson Vampire Clan” Pt. 2 - Marcus Delon Wesson

The more Marcus Wesson retreated from society, the more extreme his behavior became. He lead his family of 16 children deep into the woods, claiming it was for their own protection. But away from prying eyes, Marcus Wesson preyed on his children.Sponsors!Gabi - Gabi - Take 2 minutes and see if you can save up to $865 when you go to Gabi.com/CULTS.

57 MINJUL 16
Comments
“The Wesson Vampire Clan” Pt. 2 - Marcus Delon Wesson

“The Wesson Vampire Clan” - Marcus Delon Wesson

His version of faith, was placing himself on the same level as God and demanding his children serve him as such. But when Marcus Wesson needed more followers to control, instead of recruiting he turned to his daughters. They would grow their cult-family from within.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com/CULTS and use promo code CULTS during checkout!Quip - Quip starts at just $25 and if you go to GetQuip.com/CULTS right now, you can get your first refill pack for FREE!

51 MINJUL 9
Comments
“The Wesson Vampire Clan” - Marcus Delon Wesson

“The Alamo Christian Foundation” Pt. 2 - Tony Alamo

Along with his wife Susan, they grew The Alamo Christian Foundation from a few dozen homeless teenagers to over 3,000 followers on sophisticated compounds around the United States. Their dreams of stardom were finally achieved, but it still wasn't enough for the power hungry Alamos.Parcasters - Cults...UFOs...Nazis? If you don’t know about the Vril Society, you’re in for a treat! This group allegedly developed flying saucers for the Third Reich. Search for Extraterrestrials on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals.

52 MINJUL 2
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“The Alamo Christian Foundation” Pt. 2 - Tony Alamo

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