Deadly Faith is a true crime podcast that explores the world where religion and crime collide. The world in which some people take their religious beliefs a tad too far. Maybe they hide their evil behind their 'Man of God' persona. Maybe they start a cult, commit murder, or even believe they're the second coming of Jesus Christ himself. It's not a world full of sunshine and rainbows, but it's a world that needs to be explored. That's where Laci and Lola come in. So get ready for some deep dives, hard truths, and even comedic relief as they tell these heartbreaking stories.
Episode 13: Lucas Leonard (Part 1) | The Deadly Prayer Meeting
On the morning of Sunday, October 11, 2015, the Leonard family went to church as usual not knowing one of them would end up dead and the lives of many more forever altered.
Episode 12: Shoko Asahar | When Enlightenment Turns Deadly
A man driven by the pursuit of total enlightenment designed a cult to help him carry out converting all of Japan, and destroying those who did not follow.
Episode 11: Dianne Hood | The Case of Fatal Attraction
When Dianne Hood, a devout Christian and beloved member of her family and community is gunned down after leaving a Lupus Support group, her family, the community, and even cops are baffled as to why or how this happened to her.
Episode 10: 9/11 | Religious Extremists & The Attack on America
On September 11, 2001 a terrorist organization carried out their plan to kill and maim several citizens and government employees in an effort to try and incite Holy War.
Episode 9: The Satanic Panic | The Hysteria of Satanic Ritual Abuse
In the 1980's rumors of Satanic Ritual Abuse spread like wild fire causing hysteria across the world. This resulted in hundreds of investigations, trials, and even prison sentences for many people. In today's episode we are diving deep into the who, what, where, when and how of the Satanic Panic and even how it still persists to this day.
Episode 8: Alice Lenshina | The Lumpa Uprising
When Alice Lenshina woke up from a coma God had armed her with a mission and she was ready to take on the world. As a self proclaimed prophetess she started to build her church and before long she had devoted members that would do anything for her and her mission...literally anything.
Love the theme!
These two have found a great niche in a very competitive genre. I love that this includes the hypocrisy of religious people getting caught behaving horribly. They have a style that is fun and easy to listen. The stories flow well and are thoughtful. They tell them in a way that feels like two friends sharing stories over coffee, ice tea, or an adult drink.
I enjoyed the pod. Not my normal subject matter but really enjoyed the conversational manner and honest reactions. Looking forward to more. Your #0 intro pod was also a good hook. I have lots in common with both of y’all.
Amazing, down to earth conversation. Feels like I am sitting at a friends table. Keep up the good work!!