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Religious Episodes

September 07, 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 Chile’s Andes Mountains. To outsiders, it seemed like a self-sustaining Christian community that st...

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August 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, it would be revealed that they would eat the amputated breasts of their victims as part of their...

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August 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 raised them on a compound in Australia. Sponsored by Db Journey: https://bit.ly/37cP8YP Our Socia...

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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 even opened their commune to visitors, welcoming up to half a million of them during peak season. T...

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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 can be seen in dozens of photographs from the late 1960s and early 1970s – a period in American h...

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December 01, 2020

The Matamoros Cult

Unlike other cults, the Matamoros Cult was never in the mainstream; it didn’t amass thousands of followers nor was it a subject of controversy in its heyday. In fact, it was even trusted by the elite and high society of Mexic...

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November 17, 2020

Heaven's Gate

Cults are built on logical, semi-believable premises that often involve religion and the leader as the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. It is these messages that draw hundreds of people in, causing them to commit horrific acts ...

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November 03, 2020

John Frum and The Cargo Cults

Every year on February 15th, locals of the island of Tanna in Vanuatu gather in swarms to celebrate their messiah. It’s the holiest of days for the small island. Some of their celebrations look like standard worship: song and...

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October 20, 2020

Ho-No-Hana Sanpogyo

Ho-No-Hana Sanpogyo targeted desperate people – often housewives with sick husbands and children who were searching for any possible cure to save their loved ones This podcast uses the following third-party services for analy...

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October 06, 2020

Jim Jones And The People's Temple

All of them were members of the Peoples Temple, an organization that began as an unconventional church in Indianapolis that sought to serve society’s marginalized before eventually morphing into a cult, thanks to the drug-add...

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September 23, 2020

Let's Start A Cult: Trailer

Welcome to the Let's Start A Cult podcast! We will explore the dark and interesting world of cults and how they get started! Join me, Josh Schell, and my guests every other week as we take on a new cult of interest!Episodes s...

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