415 episodes

Cult Liter Podcast Host Spencer Henry brings the bizarre every Tuesday. Each week we'll dive into a new story of cults, crime, televangelists gone wild, you never really know what you're going to get, just a guaranteed good time.

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Cult Liter Podcast Host Spencer Henry brings the bizarre every Tuesday. Each week we'll dive into a new story of cults, crime, televangelists gone wild, you never really know what you're going to get, just a guaranteed good time.

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    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

    This week we are discussing some of the most notorious televangelists of all time, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Listen in to hear their story of humble beginnings to their tumultuous public downfall.

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    Spencer Henry PO Box 18149 Long Beach CA 90807 

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    Sources: 

    Sources:
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jim-Bakker
    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Tammy-Faye-Messner
    https://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/16/us/for-jim-and-tammy-bakker-excess-wiped-out-a-rapid-climb-to-success.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpjH3WxlBGk&t=2235s
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_PTL_Club
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1987/04/02/tammy-bakkers-country-crush/ec4f7963-c8b3-44fa-b3b1-bee8ce35a121/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1987/08/24/kevin-whittum-sues-ptl-over-eviction/24cc48af-1767-4efa-8e50-9968a0e37ebc/
    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1992/08/11/Disabled-youth-who-lived-in-PTLs-Kevin-House-dies/1112713505600/

    Little Liter Ep-150

    Little Liter Ep-150

    TGIF Cult Babes! This week we’ve got some headlines to get through and then we’re going down a reddit rabbit-hole…If you have a story you’d like to share with the cult send it to Spencer@cultliter.com!!

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    Spencer Henry PO Box 18149 Long Beach CA 90807 

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    Mary Bell (Spencer's Version)

    Mary Bell (Spencer's Version)

    This week we’re headed back into the archives for a new and improved telling of the horrifying true story of Mary Bell, an 11 year old robbed of her own childhood, who unfortunately ensured the same fate for others. 







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    Sources: 




    Sources:

    https://murderpedia.org/female.B/b/bell-mary-flora.htm

    https://www.crimelibrary.org/notorious_murders/famous/bell/index_1.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/observer/comment/story/0,6903,688108,00.html.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8qwasv

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8qwasw

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_B

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    • 38 min
    Little Liter 149? I think!

    Little Liter 149? I think!

    Sit down Cult Babes we’ve got a lot to talk about!!! Gypsy Rose is back with her ex and we’ve got some wild stories, if you have a story you’d like to share, send it on over Spencer@cultliter.com







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    Spencer Henry PO Box 18149 Long Beach CA 90807 




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    • 23 min
    Tania Head's Survival Story

    Tania Head's Survival Story

    On September 11th, 2001 the entire United States was horrified by the vicious terrorist attacks. The bravery of some individuals who survived the attacks, such as Tania Head, helped unify others, and provide space for fellow victims. This is her story. 




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    Check out my other show OBITCHUARY wherever you’re listening now! 




    Sources: 




    Sources:

    https://www.npr.org/2012/04/14/149399210/the-amazing-untrue-story-of-a-sept-11-survivor

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9870109/Tania-Heads-story-one-9-11s-haunting-tales-truth-tale-deceit.html

    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a37525762/where-is-tania-head-now-fake-911-survivor/

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/9-11-fantasists-survivors-world-trade-center-b2164064.html

    https://www.everand.com/book/224326249/The-Woman-Who-Wasn-t-There-The-True-Story-of-an-Incredible-Deception

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6d6v19QGeA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY18fTyLzvM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6niri2cxFc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVs87deINY




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    • 29 min
    Just chattin' with Guest Madison Reyes

    Just chattin' with Guest Madison Reyes

    TGIF! This week I sat down and just started yappin' till Madison Reyes knocked on my door and I said hey sit down, talk about the time you got arrested at Mervyns and she delivered! We're talking about our troubled youths, relationships with alcohol and rollercoasters.




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    Come see me on tour: obitchuarypodcast.com 




    Write me: spencer@cultliter.com




    Spencer Henry PO Box 18149 Long Beach CA 90807 




    Follow along online: instagram.com/cultliterpodcast instagram.com/spencerhenry




    Join our patreon: Patreon.com/cultliter




    Check out my other show OBITCHUARY wherever you’re listening now! 

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

2vland ,

(In)Sanity Refresher

The his show is one of a few I look forward to every week and went back in the catalogue to listen to. It’s always interesting to hear multiple takes of a case or a cult or any situation really. Spencer Henry does a great job of researching a variety of subjects and is a joy to listen to.

Shayyyyyyy12344 ,

Love love love! More detail please?

I absolutely love cult leader! My only “complaint” is that they are so short! The episodes are so interesting,but I need more details🤍

Sugarrrrr70 ,

Westboro Baptist

The story of this hate group has been around TOO long…with you speaking on it recently, it brings back memories from approx 12 years ago. Our local Baptist church was having a funeral for a young man. If recall correctly he had been a soldier and took his own life- military and suicide- prime picking for these people with so much hate to spew. Ugh! They show up- signs, bull horns, just a ridiculous scene. The local high school was directly across the street- so this church and this school have been on the same block for MANY years. The school transportation dept. took it upon themselves to surround the entire church with school busses. As family and friends were safely inside- the busses pulled around and blocked these people from getting closer and it reduced the noise so those inside could not hear them. It was an amazing show of support for local folks. Westboro never returned! Love your content Spencer!!

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