17 episodes

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are on a whistle stop tour of the weirdest corners of the universe. They’ll be stopping to learn about the craziest true crime cases in history, spooky paranormal activities, truly bonkers internet mythology, very convincing cults and much much more. So don't be a killer or join a cult... just be a Queen.
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Killers, Cults and Queens Audioboom Studios

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 131 Ratings

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are on a whistle stop tour of the weirdest corners of the universe. They’ll be stopping to learn about the craziest true crime cases in history, spooky paranormal activities, truly bonkers internet mythology, very convincing cults and much much more. So don't be a killer or join a cult... just be a Queen.
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    17: Christmas Special, the bizarre case of the Love Has Won cult

    17: Christmas Special, the bizarre case of the Love Has Won cult

    Ho ho ho! Christmas has come early thanks to Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce. High on the spirit of crimbo, they present an unreleased episode from season one… the pilot! So get in, we’re heading back 7 months to learn about the crazy Love Has Won cult. A tale of mother and father gods, colloidal silver and glitter covered desiccated corpses… what could be more festive than that… But who was mother god, and how did a potentially well intentioned community turn into a police raid that went viral? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect baby Nikki and Chez, tails of swingers hotels and a shocking discovery. This episode contains graphic details of violence, mental and physical abuse. This episode also comes with a trigger warning for those who are currently living with or recovering from an eating disorder. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is supported by…Boxtails. Head to www.boxtails.co.uk and use the code QUEENS20 for 20% off your first order.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000Beat Eating Disorder Support Lines, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/get-help-for-myself/i-need-support-now/helplines/The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Vice - Meet Mother GodThe INSANE story of the Love Has Won cult & Amy Carlson | DEEP DIVEIs It Legal to Mummify Your Cult Leader? Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God Love Has Won - WikipediaLove Has Won - RationalWikiNew Earth Healing Essentials Love Has Won: What was the cult led by Amy Carlson? | The IndependentLove Has Won cult leader died from anorexia, substance abuse and colloidal silver use, autopsy report says Where Are the Members of Bizarre Cult Love Has Won Today? ‘Love Has Won’ cult reappears online under new name - KESQ Seven arrested in 'Love Has Won' death appear in court 5d Full Disclosure| Sessions and Classes From 'Mother God' to Mummified Corpse: Inside the Fringe Spiritual Sect 'Love Has Won' Crystal Schools 
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    • 48 min
    16: The freaky secrets of The Winchester Mystery House

    16: The freaky secrets of The Winchester Mystery House

    Nikki Druce and Cheryl Hole are wrapping up a whirlwind of a series by visiting one of the most haunted mansions in America… The Winchester Mystery house. After a wealthy wife became a widow, inheriting so much money that she became the richest woman in America, she was plunged into a deep depression. Desperate for answers, she visited a medium who told her that her entire life was cursed, and there was only one thing for it… she would have to travel across the states to build a mansion for the spirits that would haunt her until the day she died. But who was this woman, and what frightening secrets did the house eventually hold? Nikki and Cheryl are going to find out. Expect crazy construction, a suspect medium and a classic door to nowhere. Killers, Cults and Queens will return for Season 2 in the New Year! And keep your eyes peeled for a festive treat just around the corner!For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by…Wine52. Head to www.wine52.com/QUEENS and cover the postage costs of £8.95 for a free case of 3 wines.Typology. Go to uk.typology.com/queens to receive a free Purifying Cleansing Bar with charcoal worth £12.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Winchester Mystery HouseHistory - Winchester Mystery HouseWinchester Mystery House - WikipediaThe Terrifying True Story Of The Winchester Mystery House And The Troubled Heiress Who Built It14 Hauntings Facts about The Winchester MansionWinchester: The True StoryReturn To The Horrifying Winchester MansionBeyond the Ghost Stories of the Winchester Mystery House Take a look inside the famously creepy Winchester House, which has 160 rooms, staircases that lead to nowhere, and doors that open into walls The Winchester Mystery HouseThe Truth About the Winchester Mystery HouseInterview Helen Mirren WINCHESTER
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    • 54 min
    15: The worst cult you’ve probably never heard of, The Ant Hill Kids

    15: The worst cult you’ve probably never heard of, The Ant Hill Kids

    Nikki Druce and Cheryl Hole are travelling to Canada to meet the WORST cult leader to have ever existed. After growing up in the stereotypical cult leader way (being told he was really smart and eventually dropping out of school), Roch Theriault spent his early 20s hell bent on creating a world for himself, one that he could control with all of his might… containing the most disturbing details Nikki and Cheryl have ever heard, they’re about to find that this ‘equalism’ community was not all that it seemed. Expect earth shattering revelations, horrific living conditions, and the story of one very very brave woman.This episode contains graphic details of violence, mental and physical abuse, including abuse against children and babies. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For those who would like to skip mentions of physical abuse, please skip the following time codes:30:30 - 34:19: Amputation33:00 - 35:00: Child abuse37:00 - 40:30: Severe physical abuse43:00 - 46:36: Severe physical abuse and amputationFor all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by…Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code QUEENS at checkout to try your first month for just £3.50, normally £24.99.Wine52. Go to www.wine52.com/QUEENS to claim your free case of wine. Just over £8.95 postage.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Chilling insight into doomsday cult where members were forced to break their own legsRoch Theriault | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderersRoch Thériault - WikipediaThe Most Disturbing Cult of All Time: The Ant Hill Kids THE ANT HILL KIDS: Break your legs with a sledgehammer or go to Hell - CVLT Nation. Cult Leader Roch Moïse Thériault - The Deadly Messiah Crime Documentary
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    • 54 min
    14: The chilling secrets of the Bermuda Triangle

    14: The chilling secrets of the Bermuda Triangle

    Grab your passport and pack your life jackets because Nikki Druce and Cheryl Hole are heading to the Atlantic Ocean to the deadly Bermuda Triangle. The location of dozens upon dozens of missing boats, planes and ships, the true story behind the mysterious disappearances are tough to nail down. Are wormholes caused by electrical fog behind the deaths? Could waterspouts be launching up from the sea and swallowing planes from out of the sky? Or maybe, just maybe, could a whole ancient civilisation be down there? Nikki and Cheryl are about to find out. Expect eerie tales that will make you scared of open water forever, a fair amount of ocean related puns, and a full circle moment thanks to our friends, the Aliens.This episode contains details of death and disappearances. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by…Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code QUEENS to get your first month for just £3.50, usually £24.99.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:The Strangest Disappearances In The Bermuda TriangleBermuda Triangle: what happened to Flight 19? - BBCTop 5 Facts about the Bermuda TriangleFlight 19 - WikipediaBermuda Triangle: six conspiracy theories about the mystery | The Week UKBermuda Triangle | Description, Location, Disappearances, & Facts | BritannicaTop 7 Theories Behind the Mysterious Bermuda Triangle - 30A7 Chilling Conspiracy Theories About the Bermuda TriangleBermuda Triangle - WikipediaBermuda - WikipediaNewcomers' Guide: The Bermuda Triangle » ExplorerswebBermuda Triangle - Underater Area 51The Bermuda Triangle Flight DC-3 Disappearance in Bermuda TriangleFive of the most mysterious Bermuda Triangle disappearances | Sky HISTORY TV Channel  
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    • 50 min
    13: The horrific sex cult inside NXIVM

    13: The horrific sex cult inside NXIVM

    Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are heading down a road they’ve never been before to the heinous sex cult Dominus Obsequious Sororium of NXIVM. Promoted as a self improvement community, NXIVM was an MLM of gargantuan proportions, allegedly giving advice to The Bronfman Sisters and even Richard Branson… but no one could have guessed the cruel underside ruled by sick leader Keith ‘Vanguard’ Raniere and Smallville actress Alison Mack. Who was Keith Reniere, and how did a self improvement company lead to the mutilation of almost a dozen women? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect modern day cult behaviour, a very confused Chez, and some SERIOUSLY messed up behaviour.This episode contains graphic details of violence, mental and physical abuse. This episode also comes with a trigger warning for those who are currently living with or recovering from an eating disorder. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by Typology. Head to uk.typology.com/queens to claim a free lip and cheek balm worth £16 with your first purchase. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000MLM Checker: www.isthisanmlm.comMLM Master List: www.mlmtruth.orgBeat Eating Disorder Support Lines, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/get-help-for-myself/i-need-support-now/helplines/The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:NXIVM - WikipediaNXIVM. What the Media Won't Report.The Rise & Fall of Allison Mack | DocumentaryThe Lost Women of NXIVM: Rumors vs. Reality20/20 Apr 27 Part 1: Woman recalls being branded as part of joining secret societyEscaping NXIVM: Behind the investigation of the alleged sex cultCatherine and India Oxenberg Recall NXIVM Experience & RecoveryThe Man Who Blew the Whistle On Alleged Sex Cult Inside NXIVM (HBO)Keith Raniere - Wikipedia Nancy Salzman - WikipediaAllison Mack - WikipediaEmiliano Salinas - WikipediaClare Bronfman - WikipediaMega Society - Wikipedia Multi-Level Marketing Businesses and Pyramid Schemes | Consumer Advice. Sarah Edmonson, the Woman Branded Nxivm Branding Was Scripted by Sex Cult Leader to Be ‘Like a Sacrifice’ - The New York Times How NXIVM Seduced Hollywood Stars and America's Most Powerful Elite Into a Barbaric 'Sex Cult' Allison Mack Forced NXIVM Sex Cult Members to Follow 500-Calorie-a-Day Diets, Witness Testifies How NXIVM Used the Strange Power of Patents to Build Its “Sex Cult” | Vanity Fair 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    12: The cursed hotel of H.H Holmes

    12: The cursed hotel of H.H Holmes

    Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are turning back the clock to travel to Chicago and learn about America’s most prolific serial killer H.H Holmes. The inspiration behind American Horror Story’s Hotel season, this wiley and manipulative killer started his dodgy and murderous ways way back as a young 20 something. After people went missing wherever he went, he decided to open up a horror hotel, filled with traps, rooms like something out of a Halloween house, and a body chute that went all the way to the basement… but how did a simple pharmacist go from helping people to doing the worst things imaginable to people? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect a very caffeinated Chez, and the kind of hotel that you can check out of, but never leave… This episode contains graphic details of violence, and murder, including violence against children. This episode also includes mentions of suicide and suicide notes. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:THE MURDER CASTLE! AMERICAS FIRST SERIAL KILLER- H.H. HOLMSH H HOLMES & THE MURDER CASTLEH. H. Holmes - The Most Horrific Serial Killer in US History?How They Were Caught: H.H. HolmesWhat's Inside HH Holmes Murder CastleAmerica's Mysterious Murderer: H.H. Holmes Serial killer H.H. Holmes is hanged in Philadelphia - HISTORY.H. H. Holmes - WikipediaH.H. Holmes - Childhood, Crimes & Facts - Biography.9 Things You Didn't Know About America's First Serial Killer, H.H. Holmes | Mental FlossMarried to Murderer H.W MudgettVictims - The Life of H. H. HolmesAlice Pitezel (1880-1894) - Find a Grave Memorial
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    • 58 min

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131 Ratings

131 Ratings

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