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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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    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 11.9K 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.

    “Attleboro Sect”: Roland and Jacques Robidoux Pt. 2

    “Attleboro Sect”: Roland and Jacques Robidoux Pt. 2

    After starving his infant son in 1999, Jacques Robidoux and his followers went to drastic lengths to bury the evidence. But a whistleblower made sure the group answered to the law, avenging more than one life in the process. 

    • 43 min
    “Attleboro Sect”: Roland and Jacques Robidoux Pt. 1

    “Attleboro Sect”: Roland and Jacques Robidoux Pt. 1

    Shunning mainstream religion, school systems, and science, this small Massachusetts sect withdrew from secular society in the ‘70s. Its increasingly bizarre directives to members led to defections and, eventually, death.

    • 38 min
    Conspiracy Theories Crossover: Bohemian Grove Pt. 2

    Conspiracy Theories Crossover: Bohemian Grove Pt. 2

    Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Conspiracy Theories on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    Deep in the heart of the redwood forests is a 2,700-acre plot of land that’s home to an exclusive gentleman’s fraternity. Since its founding in 1872, the club has been accused of paganism and human sacrifice. What's really happening in the depths of Bohemian Grove? And why don't they want the world to know?

    • 46 min
    Conspiracy Theories Crossover: Bohemian Grove Pt. 1

    Conspiracy Theories Crossover: Bohemian Grove Pt. 1

    Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Conspiracy Theories on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    Deep in the heart of the redwood forests is a 2,700-acre plot of land that’s home to an exclusive gentleman’s fraternity. Since its founding in 1872, the club has been accused of paganism and human sacrifice. What's really happening in the depths of Bohemian Grove? And why don't they want the world to know?

    • 47 min
    “Sky Kingdom”: Ayah Pin Pt. 2

    “Sky Kingdom”: Ayah Pin Pt. 2

    Branded religious deviants by local leaders and the Malaysian government, Ayah Pin and his followers argued for their freedoms in Syariah Court. But in 2005, armed intruders destroyed the Sky Kingdom compound, and drove the self-proclaimed god into exile.

    • 39 min
    “Sky Kingdom”: Ayah Pin Pt. 1

    “Sky Kingdom”: Ayah Pin Pt. 1

    In the mid 1990s, a strange compound sat hidden amongst the hills of northern Malaysia — a wonderland complete with themed buildings and a giant teapot. Its creator claimed to be the reincarnation of major religious figures, tasked with unifying the world and bringing heaven to earth. 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11.9K Ratings

11.9K Ratings

Jazzygrrl1984 ,

Love it!

The best podcast in the world!

japon7899 ,

I prefer their professional podcasts

I’ve been listening to both of these podcasters on various podcasts for a couple of years now, and I prefer them. I have a tendency to get irritated quite easily with podcaster’s voices—vocal tones, speech patterns, how they enunciate or even sounds of saliva, LOL, but they are extremely professional and have clearly had voice training, as there’s not a whole lot to find annoying... In fact, Vanessa’s voice is downright pleasant! This so rarely happens for me. They deserve to be in this business permanently.
Also, I can’t stand listening to a couple buddies or Valley girls joking back and forth about whatever topics they feel like, and laughing and getting off topic onto whatever side story they feel like. Wayyyyy too many podcasts do this and I feel disrespected as an audience like they don’t care that they are completely wasting my time. I just want to learn about a topic. Tell me professionally or I’ll move on.
So thank you, Greg and Vanessa, for doing just that!! I so appreciate your professionalism.
This is the only podcast I’ve reviewed.

RubyRubyRed ,

Robotic fake dialogue

Over-produced duo fakes casual dialogue that sounds completely scripted and robotic. It doesn’t make any sense for them to ask the questions they do because they both are obviously informed about the subject and asking questions about the topic just to seem “conversational.” It’s so overwhelmingly fake it completely obscures the content.

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