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Let's Start A Cult

Let's Start A Cult

Join me (not in a cult sense), Josh Schell, as we dive into the dark and interesting world of cults! I will take you on a journey of how cults form, who their leaders are, and how they almost always come to an end.

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Nov. 16, 2021

The Lafferty Brothers' School of Prophets | A Family Cult

When Allen Lafferty walked into his home on the evening of July 24, 1984, he never expected to find the carpet and drapes soaked …

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Oct. 19, 2021

Saul Newton and The Sullivan Institute

After graduating from Harvard University in the early 1970s, Paul Sprecher decided to head to the Big Apple, in search of excitin…

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Oct. 5, 2021

Multi-Level Marketing | The Cults Of The Business World

In‌ ‌today’s‌ ‌episode‌ ‌of‌ ‌Let’s‌ ‌Start‌ ‌a‌ ‌Cult‌ ‌we‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌discussing Multi-Level‌ ‌Marketing‌ ‌companies ‌or‌ ‌py…

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Sept. 21, 2021

The Church of Almighty God | China's Most Dangerous Cult

The Chinese government is often criticized for its harsh policies against groups that undermine it. However, many have welcomed t…

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Sept. 7, 2021

Colonia Dignidad | Chile's Secret Nazi Cult

In today’s episode of Let’s Start a Cult – the story of Colonia Dignidad, a religious commune established on the foothills of Chi…

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Aug. 27, 2021

The Ripper Crew | Chicago's Satanic Cult

The Ripper Crew, a group that terrorized Chicago with a series of abductions and horrific killings between 1981 and 1982. Later, …

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Aug. 10, 2021

The Family An Australian New Age Cult

In this episode, we are talking about an Australian New Age Group called The Family. This group forcefully adopted children and r…

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Aug. 9, 2021

The Cult Of Podcasts Presents: Exercise Tiger

Thank you everyone for such a huge success in our first week! Keep the reviews and tweets coming, they help blow up our egos. For…

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July 27, 2021

The Children Of Thunder

In this episode of Let’s Start a Cult – the story of the Children of Thunder, a trio led by a fanatic who believed that it was hi…

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July 13, 2021

The House Of David

Unlike the majority of other cults, the House of David didn’t isolate itself from the rest of the world. In fact, its members eve…

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June 29, 2021

Let's Start A Cult Presents: Reddit On Wiki - What Are Aswang?

Aswang are horrible shape-shifting creatures from Filipino folklore! Listen to this test episode as John gives Josh and Sean an i…

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June 15, 2021

Charles Manson And The Family

He may be long dead, but Charles Manson continues to strike fear in the hearts of many. This gaunt, unshaven man with wild eyes c…

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