138 episodes

Cult Liter Podcast

Host Spencer Henry brings the spooky every Monday. Each week we'll dive into a new story. Macabre history, true crime, and all things bizarre.

Cult Liter with Spencer Henry Morbid Network

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 3.8K Ratings

Cult Liter Podcast

Host Spencer Henry brings the spooky every Monday. Each week we'll dive into a new story. Macabre history, true crime, and all things bizarre.

    The Kiss and Kill Murder

    The Kiss and Kill Murder

    Happy Monday Cult Babes! This week we’re diving into a case that the 1960s press dubbed ‘the Kiss and Kill murder.’ Aligned with stories of Cult Liter past, such as  Death of a Cheerleader, we have a real life story of high school horror centering around 17 year old Betty Williams. What happened on the night of her disappearance from her conservative town of Odessa, Tx? There’s only one way to find out! 

    Sponsor:

    Hello Fresh: HelloFresh.com



    Subscribe to ‘Obitchuary’ on Patreon: Patreon.com/CultLiter 

    Follow along online:

    Instagram.com/cultliterpodcast
    Instagram.com/spencerhenry
    Twitter.com/spencerhenry

    Sources: 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_and_Kill

    ‘A Crime to Remember’ S2 E8 ‘Bye, Bye Betty.’ 

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/a-kiss-before-dying/

    https://www.amazon.com/Washed-Blood-Shelton/dp/097775586X

    https://medium.com/of-misdeeds-and-mysteries/killer-claims-girl-begged-him-to-shoot-her-6824335131b

    • 31 min
    Little Liter Ep-22

    Little Liter Ep-22

    In perhaps the most exciting little liter to date, my older sister Olivia is joining the cult once again and boy did she deliver...a story about a murderer in our own family! We’ve of course got some cult babe stories; a Synanon connection, and a grandma with a 6th sense! 

    Sponsor:

    Feals CBD: Feals.com/cultliter for 50% automatically taken off at checkout on your first order + free shipping! I am obsessed with Feals, and it’s been a game changer for my anxiety! 


    Subscribe to ‘Obitchuary’ on Patreon: Patreon.com/CultLiter 

    Follow along online:

    Instagram.com/cultliterpodcast
    Instagram.com/spencerhenry
    Twitter.com/spencerhenry

    • 33 min
    The Devil Made Me Do It-The Arne Johnson Story

    The Devil Made Me Do It-The Arne Johnson Story

    Oh yes cult babes, yes I did, I mean how could I not? This week we’re covering the real life story behind Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it. The trial of Arne Johnson was the first case in the American court system in which the defense cited ‘demonic possession’ as an argument against murder charges. We’re discussing how 11 year old David Glatzel got possessed, and more importantly how he passed it on to Arne Johnson leading to the death of 40 year old Alan Bono. 


    Sponsors:

    BetterHelp: Visit betterhelp.com/spencer for 10% off your first month of online professional counseling! 


    Subscribe to ‘Obitchuary’ on Patreon: Patreon.com/CultLiter 

    Follow along online:

    Instagram.com/cultliterpodcast
    Instagram.com/spencerhenry
    Twitter.com/spencerhenry

    Sources: 

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

    ‘Devil In Connecticut’- Gerald Brittle w/ contributions from Ed and Lorraine Warren

    Season 2 ‘A Haunting..’ Episode ‘Where demons dwell.’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Be1Q_X_AQ

    https://www.radiotimes.com/movies/conjuring-3-where-arne-johnson-is-now/

    • 38 min
    Church Of Synanon

    Church Of Synanon

    Hello Cult Babes! This week we’re talking all about Synanon, not to be confused with cinnamon. Listen in on how cult leader Charles Dederich took the principles of a 12 Step program and created a rehab from hell. We’ve got shaved heads, rattlesnakes, and a whole lotta b******t. 


    Sponsors:

    Magic Spoon: MAGICSPOON.COM/CULTLITER  and use the code CULTLITER to save five dollars off. 


    StoryWorth: STORYWORTH.COM/CULTLITER for $10 off!


    Subscribe to ‘Obitchuary’ on Patreon: Patreon.com/CultLiter 

    Follow along online:

    Instagram.com/cultliterpodcast
    Instagram.com/spencerhenry
    Twitter.com/spencerhenry

    Sources: 

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

    https://gizmodo.com/synanons-sober-utopia-how-a-drug-rehab-program-became-1562665776

    http://www.paulmorantz.com/the_synanon_story/the-birth-of-charles-dederich-and-synanon-foundation-inc/

    http://www.paulmorantz.com/the_synanon_story/the-true-history-of-synanon-violence-and-how-it-started/

    https://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/04/us/charles-dederich-83-synanon-founder-dies.html

    https://www.thetrevorproject.org

    https://charleyproject.org/case/rose-lena-cole

    https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-benzedrine

    https://www.ptreyeslight.com/article/doris-gambonini-ranch-woman-who-comforted-synanon-refugees-dies-80

    Rachael’s podcast: 

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pride-synanon/id1515042150?i=1000507519656

    • 49 min
    Little Liter Ep-21

    Little Liter Ep-21

    TGIF Babes, in this week’s little liter we chat about the Daybell/Vallow saga, some Casey Anthony drama, a visit to the scientology center and more! 


    Sponsors: Candid Co. Visit candidco.com/cultliter for $75 off your starter kit, your way to a smile you’ll love. 


    Subscribe to ‘Obitchuary’ on Patreon: Patreon.com/CultLiter 

    Follow along online:

    Instagram.com/cultliterpodcast
    Instagram.com/spencerhenry
    Twitter.com/spencerhenry

    • 27 min
    Excedrin Execution

    Excedrin Execution

    Moidah Monday! This week we’re talking about the Excedrin murders of 1986 in Auburn, WA. When Sue Snow collapsed in her bathroom on a normal morning in June of ‘86 it was just the beginning of a very twisted tale. 

    Sponsors:

    MAGIC SPOON: MagicSpoon.com/CULTLITER promo code ‘cultliter’ for $5 off your variety box!!!! It’s goooood trust me. 


    Subscribe to ‘Obitchuary’ on Patreon: Patreon.com/CultLiter 

    Follow along online:

    Instagram.com/cultliterpodcast
    Instagram.com/spencerhenry
    twitter.com/spencerhenry

    Sources: 

    https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/chicago-tylenol-murders/

    https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1404-N-St-NE_Auburn_WA_98002_M23256-29340

    https://people.com/archive/killing-her-husband-wasnt-enough-for-stella-nickell-to-make-her-point-she-poisoned-a-stranger-vol-30-no-1/

    https://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Almonds-Mothers-Daughters-Seattle

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

    KILLER WOMEN- S4 EP 9 

    My Favorite Murder Episode 43-Tylenol Murders [Mentioned in Tylenol recap]

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Kate M Maine ,

Hotdog in LA

Hotdog in LA is a biography I didn’t know I needed in my life. Thank you Spencer and Hotdog, my son and I love your podcast! 🐶 Kate and Peter 👽

AnnieSosa ,

My fave

I love the way Spencer tells stories! He is awesome and truly cares about the people he’s talking about as well as about us, the listeners, his cult babes ❤️
One of the bests in the genre for sure! Don’t hesitate to listen.

Chupita219 ,

Thank you! My new favorite podcast

This past year I went on lots of long road trips. When I was driving from sf to az, my friend stumbled across cult liter. One episode and we were hooked! It made the 12 hour drive fly by and now I can’t stop. Thank you for the great stories!!
Spencer - have you ever thought about doing an episode on the serpent? Crazy story!

Top Podcasts In True Crime

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Morbid Network