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Episodes

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 l…

The Christmas Cult

Dec. 29, 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 t…

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 …

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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 Mexi…

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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…

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 an…

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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. Get Ad-Free episodes and episodes A Week Early on our Cultiv…

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Jim Jones And The People's Temple

Oct. 6, 2020

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-ad…

Guest: Justin Ness
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Let's Start A Cult: Trailer

Sept. 23, 2020

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 …