Hosted by journalist Josh Bloch (“Uncover: Escaping NXIVM”), THE LOST KIDS dives deep into the search for a missing teen, uncovering the dark and twisted business of tough-love programs for “troubled teens” and their ties to one of America's most dangerous cults.
Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer
Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer
Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer
Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer
Nathan Ament- Executive Producer
David McDougall- Producer
Medium Anonymous- Producer
Todd Nilssen- Producer
Max Miller- Associate Producer
Mitchell Stuart- Editor
Beth Karas- Researcher
Arik Martin- Transcriber
Searching for Daniel
A private investigator says he has credible evidence that Daniel Yuen is still alive 15 years after he ran away from CEDU Running Springs.
Lots of Tough and Almost No Love
Investigative journalist Maia Szalavitz explains how tough love programs for teens grew into a billion dollar industry despite thousands of allegations of abuse and neglect
We investigate the links between CEDU and what some experts call America’s most dangerous cult
Tell It All
Former staff and residents of CEDU Running Springs take us inside the strange form of therapy practiced at CEDU based on peer pressure, verbal attack, and marathon transformational workshops.
Pulling a Daniel
A former resident of CEDU Runnings Springs returns to the old campus to explain how she ran away from CEDU eight times and almost died on the mountainside.
Daniel Yuen, a 16 year old boy from New Jersey, is sent across the country to a program for “troubled teens” in the California mountains and days later disappears.
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Two thumbs up.
Very good podcast. Sad his parent never found him.
I remember the media buzz around “tough love” schools in the 80s. The Lost Kids is a long overdue examination of how truly terrible they actually were, and still are.
I was already familiar with this host from the first season of Uncover. He’s a fantastic interviewer, great at drawing out conversations and getting subjects to reveal things. As with the NXIVM podcast, everything is handled in a very respectful manner and is well researched. This was a more difficult listen than I had expected; it was particularly upsetting to hear about the raps and propheets. My heart goes out to the survivors.