7 episodes

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.

Credits:
Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio
Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio
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

The Lost Kids UCPAudio

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

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.

Credits:
Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio
Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio
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

    Daniel

    Daniel

    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.

    • 32 min
    Pulling a Daniel

    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.

    • 36 min
    Tell It All

    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.

    • 36 min
    The Game

    The Game

    We investigate the links between CEDU and what some experts call America’s most dangerous cult

    • 41 min
    Lots of Tough and Almost No Love

    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

    • 32 min
    Searching for Daniel

    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.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Jelly3131 ,

Multifaceted

This was an excellent, heartbreaking podcast that really explored one family’s story and the history of the “tough love” schools.

Yiska1980 ,

Great Listen 👍🏻

Fantastic podcast. It’s heartbreaking to hear that there was a cult that involved children and everything that they had to endure. 😞

MDmighty ,

Two thumbs up.

Very good podcast. Sad his parent never found him.

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