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Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults. Cults is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.

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    • 4.4 • 694 Ratings

Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults. Cults is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.

    A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

    A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

    Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search “Haunted Places: Ghost Stories” to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes calling…  Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday, find a new tale of terror from some of history’s greatest authors. Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 31 min
    “The Light of the World” George Feigley

    “The Light of the World” George Feigley

    Described as “hypnotic” and “disarming,” George Feigley used his silver tongue to convince countless people that he was a scholar and religious figurehead. In 1976, he was charged with statutory rape and imprisoned — but it was far from the end of his cultish offenses. 

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    • 45 min
    “The Aetherius Society“ George King Pt. 2

    “The Aetherius Society“ George King Pt. 2

    In 1959, George King traveled to Los Angeles to complete his interstellar mission. He spent decades cultivating faithful followers as he traveled to astral planes, channeled alien entities, and battled against galactic beings beyond comprehension. 

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    • 42 min
    “The Aetherius Society“ George King Pt. 1

    “The Aetherius Society“ George King Pt. 1

    When an angel appeared before him in a dark forest, George King knew his life would be special. That mystical meeting was just the start: Over the years, King began communicating with beings from other planets, all while building a devoted following.
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    • 43 min
    “The King of the Ozarks” James Ellison Pt. 2

    “The King of the Ozarks” James Ellison Pt. 2

    In the 1980s, rigorous training and illegal weapons turned Ellison’s once peaceful commune into a murderous militia. As they carried out acts of terrorism and plotted attacks on the government, their actions did not go unnoticed — or unanswered. 

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    • 46 min
    “The King of the Ozarks” James Ellison Pt. 1

    “The King of the Ozarks” James Ellison Pt. 1

    Expelled by Lincoln Bible College in 1962 for being too radical, James Ellison spent the next decade preaching about God’s judgment and establishing a commune in Arkansas, where he transformed his followers into a heavily armed white supremacist terror organization.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
694 Ratings

694 Ratings

silverappl78 ,

Very good

These are interesting and engaging and I would very much recommend it. They go above and beyond and try to explain why some of these happened instead of just stating history facts.

Amber Lousie F ,

Insulting to Wiccans and Pagans

I started listening to the podcast about Wicca and Gerald Gardener, and was sorely disappointed.
The dialogue about Gardener, Dorothy and Crowley was increasingly negative and incorrect. I found it quite sensationalist. If you’re looking for a podcast which looks at the occult in a very informative way, give ‘Occultism with a Side of Salt’ a go.

Every one's a critic 😇 ,

Enjoy the ...

... show but stop with advertising the ‘exclusively available on Spotify’ nonsense. I could care less about Spotify, quite possibly neither do a lot of artists these days if some of their experiences are anything to go by. No doubt podcasters are thinking they can get us all hooked then skip over to them and we will follow. That’s flawed thinking.

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