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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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    • 4.5 • 84 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

4.5 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

mememe=D ,

Great

Love the subject matter, it’s all fascinating, though I think you’d do well to loosen up the format a little! The tight script doesn’t feel as natural as I’d like

Poolman2013 ,

Irritating style, badly written

The back and forth narration is very irritating, as are the commercials in the middle. Put the commercials at the start. During one episode, having just described a grisly murder, suddenly there’s nice jangly music advertising wedding products.
The writing is superficial and generally poor. Deleted after listening to 2 episodes.

Lu Muldoon ,

Really enjoy the podcast

I find it really interesting especially when you dive into the lives of different cult members. So many times I have heard the stories of different cult leaders during their “active” period but less on their upbringings or that of those who joined the cults. You do that really well

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