43 episodes

A podcast about cults.

Zealot Jo Thornely

    • Comedy
    • 4.7, 166 Ratings

A podcast about cults.

    Zealot 43: The Buddhafield with Marieke Hardy

    Zealot 43: The Buddhafield with Marieke Hardy

    Jo Thornely talks to Marieke Hardy about a cult led by a man skilled in the arts of manipulation, push-ups, and Speedo-wearing: The Buddhafield.

    • 57 min
    Zealot 42: Camp David with Cal Wilson

    Zealot 42: Camp David with Cal Wilson

    Jo Thornely talks to Cal Wilson about a Kiwi cult that she visited as a child, remembering the headscarves and gardening, but not the huge cache of weapons: Camp David.

    • 53 min
    Zealot 41: Taipan & the Ideal Human Environment with Courtney Fry

    Zealot 41: Taipan & the Ideal Human Environment with Courtney Fry

    Jo Thornely talks to Courtney Fry about a rugged Aussie cult leader who likes perfect nectarines and being called Taipan: James Salerno and the Ideal Human Environment.

    • 51 min
    Zealot 40: Gwen Shamblin with Yvie Jones

    Zealot 40: Gwen Shamblin with Yvie Jones

    Jo Thornely talks to Yvie Jones about a big-haired lady who’ll tell you Jesus wants you to be skinny and fat people go to hell: Gwen Shamblin.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Zealot 39: The Manson Family with Lauren Bonner

    Zealot 39: The Manson Family with Lauren Bonner

    Jo Thornely talks to Lauren Bonner about a guy who took a short break from being a prison inmate to develop his skills as a songwriter and cult leader: Charles Manson.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Zealot 38: Jared Leto with Rose Callaghan

    Zealot 38: Jared Leto with Rose Callaghan

    Jo Thornely talks to Rose Callaghan about an actor whose most convincing roles are as a rock star and a cult leader: Jared Leto.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

bimodal_rainbow ,

Love the podcast

So funny and informative. I think my personal fav jingles are take me you to your compound and random facts.

Nimbocrux ,

Binge it like Beckham!

...we should put that an a T-shirt...

TurnsBeth ,

Is zealot a cult?

It definitely has a charismatic leader and my family and friends tell it’s unhealthy to binge listen to years of zealot but I ignore them, I would move to the compound if Jo told me to! Just discovered zealot and I’m obsessed. Needs more yoga..

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