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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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Jan. 11, 2022

The Church of Scientology Part 2: The Indoctrination Process

For many, Tom Cruise is a good-looking actor who rose to fame after starring in blockbusters like “Top Gun,” “Mission Impossible,…

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Jan. 4, 2022

The Church of Scientology Part 1: The Story of L. Ron Hubbard

Super excited to kick off 2022 with this much-anticipated cult! The Church of Scientology may be controversial; however, its devo…

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Dec. 14, 2021

The Hermes Far Eastern Shining Cult | Curing The World One Grift At A…

When Ann Fitzgerald met a group of New Age devotees at a festival in London, she thought that she had found a set of like-minded …

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Dec. 13, 2021

Let's Start A Cult Presents: Best & Worst Of 2021 | Capitol Riots, Mu…

Hey Wikimaniacs! It's my (Josh's) final episode of 2021! Crazy right? Still feels like 2020...Anyways, I thought it would be fun …

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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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