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November 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 in blood. Nor did he imagine that he would be the first to find the corpses of his beloved wife ...

October 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 exciting opportunities. Instead, he stumbled upon a group led by an increasingly erratic authoritarian,...

October 05, 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 ‌pyramid‌ ‌schemes.‌ ‌From‌ ‌leggings‌ ‌to‌ ‌essential‌ ‌oils‌ ‌and‌ ‌kitchen‌ ‌knives,‌ ‌these‌ ‌p...

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September 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 the measures that it has taken to repress the Church of Almighty God, due to the cult’s involveme...

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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August 09, 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 today's episode, we will be discussing Exercise Tiger, a WWII training exercise for D-Day that ...

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 his mission to kill the leaders of the Mormon Church. To carry this out, he brainwashed his younge...

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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 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 in-depth look into these terrible creatures! Get ready to listen weekly starting August 2nd! Subs...

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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June 01, 2021

The Cult Of QAnon

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 sle...

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May 18, 2021

Cult News: Love Has Won

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 ...

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March 23, 2021

Part 2: Adolf Hitler And The Nazi Party

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: htt...

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March 20, 2021

The Dumbfound Dead Clip - Attacks On Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Use this link to donate: https://aapifund.org/ And check out The Dumbfound, Dead Podcast here: https://www.thedumbfounddeadpod.com/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Dynamo - https://www.voxne...

March 09, 2021

Part 1: Adolf Hitler and The Nazi Party

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 Europ...

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February 23, 2021

The Order of the Solar Temple

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 in...

February 09, 2021

The Church of Bible Understanding

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 Th...

January 26, 2021

The Ant Hill Kids | Roch Thériault

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. The...

January 12, 2021

The Nation of Yahweh

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 le...

December 29, 2020

The Christmas Cult

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 th...

December 15, 2020

The Freedomites

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 t...

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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