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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.

Cults Parcast

    • True Crime
    • 4.5, 9.6K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
9.6K Ratings

9.6K Ratings

WWB3084 ,

Addicting

The way Greg and Vanessa take a deep dive into the world of cults is fascinating. I like the format of the show and appreciate how they take their time over two episodes per cult. Finding out the back story of the leader, the explanation of the psychology of joining and staying in a cult, the non biased and logical way they explain some of the craziness these people live and die, and the obvious thorough research that’s been put into the show makes this podcast an interesting and addictive listen.

Someone Insignificant 21776 ,

I always enjoy Greg & Vanessa

Great job. I never hear of any lisp people are annoyed by, and I think they’re really easy to listen to. The subject matter is super interesting.

msgarner77 ,

Good show with one exception

I have listened to cults since it was started from “Unsolved Murders”. I am fascinated how everyday people can become so manipulated into not only giving everything to an organization or leader that would hurt, threaten, and even kill them.

My only issue is that lately they have gotten in a habit of saying that everyone who claims to hear the voice of God has a mental illness. While I agree that these men/women in many ways use this saying as manipulation, the overt assumption that hearing divine message is a symptom of a psychological disorder is disregarding all religions and their members.

I wish there was more of a distinction made between these deranged men and women and people who hear the word of their God but don’t go out and create destructive behavior towards others.

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