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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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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.

    “The Church of God Preparing for the Kingdom of God“ Ronald Weinland

    “The Church of God Preparing for the Kingdom of God“ Ronald Weinland

    In the 1990s, Ronald Weinland began issuing doomsday prophecies from his online pulpit. Despite being indicted for tax evasion, Weinland, now in his 70s, is still sermonizing to — and collecting tithes from — his followers on YouTube, where his videos have amassed hundreds of thousands of views. 

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    • 38 min
    “The Church of the Creator” Ben Klassen and Matthew Hale Pt. 2

    “The Church of the Creator” Ben Klassen and Matthew Hale Pt. 2

    When Ben Klassen died by suicide in 1993, Matthew Hale picked up his mantle as leader of the sputtering Church of the Creator. Hale was a young college student from Illinois, whose own plans to enact a racial holy war erupted in violence in 1999. 

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    • 46 min
    “The Church of the Creator” Ben Klassen and Matthew Hale Pt. 1

    “The Church of the Creator” Ben Klassen and Matthew Hale Pt. 1

    After a short but controversial run in politics, Ben Klassen founded the Church of the Creator in 1973. The avowed white supremacist used this new venture to spout racist rhetoric, foster hate amongst his followers, and attempt what he never could in office: igniting a racial holy war.

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    • 47 min
    “Miracle Healers” Pt. 4: U.S.A.

    “Miracle Healers” Pt. 4: U.S.A.

    From creating costly “healing instruments” to engaging in group sex activities, the Gentle Wind Project claimed to address traumas through spiritual energy work in the 1980s and ‘90s. When former members spoke out about the cult’s abuse, it disbanded, only to reemerge in 2007.
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    • 44 min
    “Miracle Healers” Pt. 3: Tanzania

    “Miracle Healers” Pt. 3: Tanzania

    Known as “Babu” to locals, former pastor Ambilikile Mwasapile gained international attention after claiming in 2010 that he had found a cure for cancer, diabetes and AIDS. His alleged medical breakthrough was inspired by divine dreams — but it cost potentially thousands of people their lives. 
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    • 37 min
    “Miracle Healers” Pt. 2: Brazil

    “Miracle Healers” Pt. 2: Brazil

    Around 2007, a new miracle healer stepped on stage in Brazil, claiming to cure cancer, heart disease, and HIV. Followers flocked from all over the world… But the healer wasn't a traditional preacher, or even a flashy snake oil salesman. She was a 3-year-old girl named Alani Santos.
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    • 36 min

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4.5 de 5
12.3m valoracions

12.3m valoracions

ItsAllienotAlly ,

This Podcast Could Garner it’s Own Cult Following

Super interesting, well-researched, and well-presented. Sometimes the dialogue is a bit stilted, but I think that just shows the attempt at professionalism in the presentation of such sensitive material. I’m still working through the first episodes posted in 2017 and I’m completely hooked. I’m excited to see how many episodes I have to hear. Thank you to Parcast, Vanessa, and Greg.

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Aryablindgirl ,

When you find a podcast this good

...and there is years of backlog to listen through?! I am delighted. Every episode of this show is informative and thoughtful. Even though the material is often dark, the hosts are very soft spoken and soothing to listen to. Great as background while driving or working out.

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