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The House Of David

July 13, 2021

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. They also formed their own...

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

June 29, 2021

Aswang are horrible shape-shifting creatures from Filipino folklore! Listen to this test episode as John gives Josh and Sean an in-depth look into these terrible creatures! Get ready to listen weekly starting August 2nd! Subscribe wherever you listen...

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Charles Manson And The Family

June 15, 2021

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 history that, interestingly...

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The Cult Of QAnon

June 1, 2021

In this episode of Let’s Start a Cult – we will be talking about QAnon, a movement born from an Internet messaging board that – in the space of four years – managed to infiltrate the United States Presidency, leading to a slew of disturbing incidents....

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Cult News: Love Has Won

May 18, 2021

In today’s episode of Let’s Start A Cult we are talking NEWS! That's right we are a news channel now... Just kidding but in there has been a recent incident involving the cult Love Has Won. We will dive in and find out how a cult with such a nice name...

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Part 2: Adolf Hitler And The Nazi Party

March 23, 2021

In today’s episode of Let’s Start A Cult we continuing our discussion of Adolf Hitler and The Nazi Party and how this terrible cult nearly destroyed the world. Our Socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/lets_cult Facebook:...

Guests: John , Patrick
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Part 1: Adolf Hitler and The Nazi Party

March 9, 2021

In today’s episode of Let’s Start A Cult we will be telling the story of a young boy from an impoverished Austrian family, who managed to crawl his way to the top of an organization that would later terrorize the entire European continent and the world. This is the first part in a two-part series o…

Guests: John , Patrick

The Order of the Solar Temple

Feb. 23, 2021

Perhaps no other cult has fascinated people more than the Order of the Solar Temple – a group that began in the late 1980s as a community of people who sought to live out New Age philosophies. For some, the organization is interesting because of the mass suicides that spanned continents and made he…

The Church of Bible Understanding

Feb. 9, 2021

Currently fueled by the millions of dollars that they earn through their several business ventures, many of its members continue to see it as a legitimate Christian group, rather than a cult. Today we will be talking about The Church of Bible Understanding, also known as The Forever Family. Sponsor…

The Ant Hill Kids

Jan. 26, 2021

The 1970s was a time of searching and exploration around the world. Following decades of war and unrest, young people yearned for happiness, for meaning, and for peace. They wanted to be enlightened, spiritually awakened. They craved to be part of something bigger and more meaningful than theregula…

The Nation of Yahweh

Jan. 12, 2021

The Nation of Yahweh, an organization that started out as a charitable movement to help the impoverished citizens of Miami and then turned onto the residents, subjecting them to a series of violent attacks and murders that left at least 13 people dead. Sponsor: https://podgo.co/fanatics Cult Critiq…

The Christmas Cult

Dec. 28, 2020

Christmas - a time for joy, a time for cheer, a time for beatings? That's right the beloved holiday that billions around the world celebrate might be a front for that jolly old man. Behind that white beard lies a dark past that our beloved cult leader hides! For on this episode we will be diving in…

The Freedomites

Dec. 15, 2020

On today's episode of Let's Start A Cult we will be talking about The Freedomites also called The Sons of Freedom, and their fight to save their children from the government. The Freedomites were a religious, extremist cult that used nudity, arson, and bombing as shocking forms of protest. The self…

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The Matamoros Cult

Dec. 1, 2020

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 Mexico City, all of whom were captivated by the supernatural powers and magical…

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Heaven's Gate

Nov. 17, 2020

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 on others and on themselves. But Heaven’s Gate is a bit different. Since i…

Guest: Greg Doiron
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John Frum and The Cargo Cults

Nov. 3, 2020

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 dance, prayer and chanting, cheering and gathering. Most of it, though, i…

Guests: John , Patrick
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Ho-No-Hana Sanpogyo

Oct. 20, 2020

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. These needy people would sacrifice their life savings in exchange for the promise that their suffering would end. For every single one …