233 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 12.5K 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.

    Faizrakhman Sattarov and the Underground Russian Cult

    Faizrakhman Sattarov and the Underground Russian Cult

    In the 1960s, Faizrakhman Sattarov experienced a holy vision when sparks shot down from a trolley car in Russia. Having been raised a devout Muslim, Sattarov went against his upbringing by calling himself a prophet. His message attracted hundreds who eventually settled in a secluded underground compound in the city of Kazan.
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    • 42 min
    Introducing Devious Dads

    Introducing Devious Dads

    Revisit ten of the worst fathers in true crime history in this special collection from Parcast Network. From the father who turned his son into a spy, to the dad whose long business trips turned out to be mafia hits, these dads will definitely not be getting any Father’s Day gifts this year. Devious Dads is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Listen free on Spotify! 
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    “Jesus Army” Noel Stanton Pt. 2

    “Jesus Army” Noel Stanton Pt. 2

    By the late ‘80s, Stanton had fully embraced military metaphors in the Bible, mobilizing his Jesus Army to wage war against sin and save British souls. Their recruiting tactics earned them the nickname “kidnap cult.” But it wasn’t until four years after Stanton’s death that the true extent of the Fellowship’s wicked ways were revealed. 
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    • 41 min
    “Jesus Army” Noel Stanton Pt. 1

    “Jesus Army” Noel Stanton Pt. 1

    During WWII, while serving in the British Royal Navy, Noel Stanton had an encounter with an evangelist that changed his life. He started on a path toward Christian devotion that became increasingly divergent — featuring charismatic worship, communal living, and holy visions of expanding his radical message across the world.
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    • 43 min
    Serial Killers Crossover: “The Narcosatanist” Adolfo Constanzo Pt. 2

    Serial Killers Crossover: “The Narcosatanist” Adolfo Constanzo Pt. 2

    After amassing wealth and influence as a spiritual advisor in the 1980s, Adolfo Constanzo set his sights on the lucrative drug trade in Matamoros. To claim a piece for himself, he needed more power. And for that, he turned to one thing: human sacrifice. 
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    Serial Killers Crossover: “The Narcosatanist” Adolfo Constanzo Pt. 1

    Serial Killers Crossover: “The Narcosatanist” Adolfo Constanzo Pt. 1

    Schooled in the darkest corners of his family’s Afro-Carribean religion, Adolfo Constanzo decided to make his fortune using magic granted through animal sacrifices. In Mexico City, he grew his power and esteem — but he wanted something more. He wanted revenge. 
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12.5K Ratings

12.5K Ratings

annag94 ,

Love this podcast but skipping is a huge problem

This is a great show and I love listening to it, however it’s becoming more and more obvious that the podcasts on Apple podcasts for this show and other parcast shows like serial killers skips backwards / duplicates sections constantly. It’s not my devices or headphones, as I can literally rewind and hear the duplicated section occur again. Does anyone actually proof these and listen all the way through?

rda0609 ,

Needs some work

Good info but I wish they would take a few minutes to find out how to pronounce names

Edesius ,

Pretty good

I enjoy listening occasionally, but their monotone reading isn't my favorite. Each time Greg says, "Vanessa isn't a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist, but she has done a lot of research for the show." It drives me crazy (#1, because Vanessa always murmurs, "Thanks Greg," the same way every time) because as far as I can tell, neither host has done ANY research for the show. The research was all done for them by a team and they just read their script. Vanessa is in quite a few other weekly Parcast productions which she says she's done a lot of research for (although she's not a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist) but she neither has the time for research, nor does she speak with the passion of a researcher interested in a topic. The delivery on the podcast is very dry, although the information is interesting.

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