7 episodes

The Fellowship of Friends is an elite and secretive spiritual organization. Ex-members say it’s a doomsday cult and that its leader, Robert Earl Burton, preys on his followers. On October 20, 2018, journalist Jennings Brown was at the Fellowship’s extravagant compound, observing the final black-tie dinner before the end of the world. Robert had predicted the apocalypse was going to begin the next morning and Jennings wanted to report on the community as it prepared for a global catastrophe. But Jennings soon realized the end-times prophecy was just the beginning of the story. He’d spend the next three years investigating the Fellowship and its dark secrets. Revelations is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Produced by Blumhouse Television, Vespucci, Gilded Audio, Jennings Brown, and Dan Rosato. Hosted by Jennings Brown.

If you have any information you’d like to share about the Fellowship of Friends, please email revelationstipline@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at 347-480-3527.

This series includes discussions of sexual violence. If you are a survivor of sexual assault and need to talk to someone, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.4673 or visit hotline.rainn.org. If you are outside the U.S., Pathways Safety International can be reached at 833.SAFE.833.

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    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

The Fellowship of Friends is an elite and secretive spiritual organization. Ex-members say it’s a doomsday cult and that its leader, Robert Earl Burton, preys on his followers. On October 20, 2018, journalist Jennings Brown was at the Fellowship’s extravagant compound, observing the final black-tie dinner before the end of the world. Robert had predicted the apocalypse was going to begin the next morning and Jennings wanted to report on the community as it prepared for a global catastrophe. But Jennings soon realized the end-times prophecy was just the beginning of the story. He’d spend the next three years investigating the Fellowship and its dark secrets. Revelations is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Produced by Blumhouse Television, Vespucci, Gilded Audio, Jennings Brown, and Dan Rosato. Hosted by Jennings Brown.

If you have any information you’d like to share about the Fellowship of Friends, please email revelationstipline@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at 347-480-3527.

This series includes discussions of sexual violence. If you are a survivor of sexual assault and need to talk to someone, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.4673 or visit hotline.rainn.org. If you are outside the U.S., Pathways Safety International can be reached at 833.SAFE.833.

    Official Trailer: Revelations

    Official Trailer: Revelations

    In 2018, investigative journalist Jennings Brown met with the Fellowship of Friends, an elite spiritual organization whose leader had predicted global catastrophe. But the end-times prophecy was just the beginning… 

    Revelations is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Produced by Blumhouse Television, Vespucci, Gilded Audio, Jennings Brown, and Dan Rosato. Hosted by Jennings Brown.
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    • 3 min
    Act I

    Act I

    “In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark wood.” 

    After hearing about the Fellowship of Friends from one of its former members, investigative journalist Jennings Brown visits Apollo, the spiritual organization’s compound, to uncover more about the group and its mysterious leader, Robert Burton. 
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    • 43 min
    Act II

    Act II

    “Come, let us take a muster speedily: Doomsday is near; die all, die merrily.”

    Jennings returns to Apollo on the week of the predicted apocalypse to see how the Fellowship community prepares for the end of the world. 
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    • 50 min
    Act III

    Act III

    “Long was he puzzled to assume a shape most fit, and expeditious for the rape.” 

    After observing how Robert Burton engenders devotion from his followers, Jennings travels across the country interviewing former members of the Fellowship—several of whom accuse Burton of sexual abuse. 
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    • 57 min
    Act IV

    Act IV

    “Oh threats of hell and hopes of paradise.”

    Jennings goes back to Apollo to find out if the Fellowship has done anything to protect members from Robert’s coercive behavior, or if the organization just got better at hiding it.
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    • 42 min
    Act V

    Act V

    “Vice thrives and lives by concealment.”

    The Fellowship has been sued by former members and investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, but the organization has never been charged with wrongdoing. How has it been able to operate for half a century despite several credible accusations of sexual abuse?
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

StefM1 ,

Mind opening in a messed up level

Completely unbelievable that this is still happening! Spiritual sexual trafficking is a new unthinkable concept! This podcast brings awareness to male heterosexual abuse and trauma. Great production!

Ambercolleen ,

Interesting and well done

I had never heard about the Friendship, this was eye opening! Very well done and a quick listen!

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