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That's So Fcked Up is a true crime lite podcast primarily about cults, but also murder and other generally awful things. TSFU brings you enthralling stories while looking at what causes them to happen. Join host Ashley Love Richards as she and her various co-hosts discuss what inspires people to do the awful things that they do. Nature? Nurture? Society? Let's investigate from our couches together!

That's So Fcked Up Ashley Love Richards

    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 459 Ratings

That's So Fcked Up is a true crime lite podcast primarily about cults, but also murder and other generally awful things. TSFU brings you enthralling stories while looking at what causes them to happen. Join host Ashley Love Richards as she and her various co-hosts discuss what inspires people to do the awful things that they do. Nature? Nurture? Society? Let's investigate from our couches together!

    TSFU UPDATES, RECS AND PREVIEWS: OJ's Dead, "Baby Reindeer" is Phenomenal and Kundalini Yoga is Awful

    TSFU UPDATES, RECS AND PREVIEWS: OJ's Dead, "Baby Reindeer" is Phenomenal and Kundalini Yoga is Awful

    Happy Saturday friends! This week's episode is a bit late because there's so much up to date info in it!

    OJ is dead, as most of you probably know. Ash gives the deets surrounding his death. If you'd like to hear our previous episode on the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, that episode is available exclusively to Patrons here.

    Netflix's Baby Reindeer is a phenomenal show that Ash tells Fallon a bit about and highly recommends! Watch here. The gals discuss the important fact that more awareness is finally being brought to male victims and stalking cases. You can find our "Lover, Stalker, Killer" episode that they refer to here.

    And at the end, our non-Patron friends get a little taste of this week's TSFU Presents episode that Patrons got on Tuesday!
    If you want to continue hearing entire TSFU Presents seasons (instead of just the first 2 out of 4 episodes), join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! You also get monthly bonus Ash Learns the Bible episodes, early release ad-free episodes, access to over 200 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and so much more!


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    -Audio editing by Gaytrice Perdue and Dallas Hernandez.
    -Sources:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/oj-simpson-death-lawyer-end-came-quickly/https://time.com/6967483/baby-reindeer-netflix-true-story/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    TRENDING TOPIC: Synanon- Drug Rehab Turned Dangerous Cult

    TRENDING TOPIC: Synanon- Drug Rehab Turned Dangerous Cult

    Note: This episode originally aired in December 2022.

    There has been a recent resurgence of talk about the Synanon organization, thanks in part to documentaries released on Max and Paramount+. So we decided to reach back to December 2022 for a re-release of our Synanon episode.

    Synanon started out as an alternative to AA, a rehab program for "dope fiends", but quickly turned into a sinister and deadly cult. Synanon was also the basis for many of the programs that we see today in the TTI (troubled teen industry).

    In this special bonus episode, Ash is joined by badass survivor Jen Carole, whose parents were murdered by Josef DeAngelo aka the Golden State Killer. Jen grew up during the 60s and 70s in Southern California, when are where Synanon began.


    ✨If you wanna get your TSFU episodes ad free and on Tuesdays instead of Fridays, check out our Patreon! You get access to over 200 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment!

    🕸️Visit That's So Fcked Up's Website: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/
    🎉Support our work and get all kinds of nifty perks: https://www.patreon.com/TSFU
    ☕️Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tsfuthepodcast
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    🎧or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zo86q0aYvNSg8prn1k73N?si=590fae149eb24218
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    -Audio Editing by Nicole Peek.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    TSFU: Ep. 151- Unqualified AF: Dr. Phil and Decades of Destruction

    TSFU: Ep. 151- Unqualified AF: Dr. Phil and Decades of Destruction

    Where do we even start with "Dr." flipping Phil. He's not a licensed anything, accept for a-hole, and hasn't been for years. He's known for berating and being abusive towards guests, enabling victims of addiction, exploiting mental illness, and maybe best of all, sending multiple kids to Troubled Teen institutions.


    ✨If you wanna get your TSFU episodes ad free and on Tuesdays instead of Fridays, check out our Patreon! You get access to over 200 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment!

    🕸️Visit That's So Fcked Up's Website: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/
    🎉Support our work and get all kinds of nifty perks: https://www.patreon.com/TSFU
    ☕️Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tsfuthepodcast
    📲Subscribe to our podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thats-so-fcked-up/id1508752329
    🎧or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zo86q0aYvNSg8prn1k73N?si=590fae149eb24218
    📸Follow TSFU on IG: https://www.instagram.com/tsfuthepodcast/
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    👾Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/c2HwBUDsUx

    -Research by Erin Collins.
    -Audio Editing by Dallas Hernandez.
    -Sources:
    https://choicesseminars.com/https://www.courtroomsciences.com/https://www.meritstreetmedia.com/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_McGrawhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctors_(talk_show)https://www.drphil.com/https://www.turnaboutranch.com/https://www.texastribune.org/2018/01/10/time-oprah-winfrey-beefed-texas-cattle-industry/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyfycZcHgFAhttps://www.nickiswift.com/1421397/x-times-dr-phil-sued-by-former-tv-guests/https://www.today.com/popculture/10-5m-settlement-dr-phil-diet-plan-suit-wbna15014778https://www.breakingcodesilence.org/turn-about-ranch/https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/a/karla-rodriguez/bhad-bhabie-dr-phil-turn-about-ranch-accusations-explainerhttps://casetext.com/case/mahaffa-v-mcgrawa href="https://stage29.tv/#shows" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    TSFU PRESENTS: Sinister Sects- Ep. 2: Shen Yun and Falun Gong

    TSFU PRESENTS: Sinister Sects- Ep. 2: Shen Yun and Falun Gong

    Have you seen the colorful ads enticing you to come experience "China before Communism" through the art of song and dance at a Shen Yun performance? What about the far-right wing newspaper "The Epoch Times" that preaches misogynistic, racist, homophobic and prejudiced views? They're both owned by the dangerous cult of Falun Gong which Ash tells Caitlyn and Lindsey about this week!

    Caitlyn co-hosts PNW Haunts & Homicides, a podcast about true crime, the paranormal, and all kinds of spooky sh*t in the Pacific Northwest! Lindsey is the co-host of Ye Olde Crime, a podcast about spooky, strange, and surreal stories of the past. Support your local indie podcaster and check them both out today, wherever you listen to podcasts!


    ✨If you want to hear the rest of this season of TSFU Presents, with episodes on THE CULT OF KUNDALINI YOGA and HOW I FOUND A CULT WHILE LOOKING FOR A CO-WORKING SPACE, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! ✨

    🕸️Visit That's So Fcked Up's Website: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/
    🎉Support our work and get all kinds of nifty perks: https://www.patreon.com/TSFU
    ☕️Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tsfuthepodcast
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    🎧or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zo86q0aYvNSg8prn1k73N?si=590fae149eb24218
    📸Follow TSFU on IG: https://www.instagram.com/tsfuthepodcast/
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    👾Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/c2HwBUDsUx

    -Audio editing by Dallas Hernandez.
    -Research by Kristen Jones.
    -Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shen_Yun https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gonghttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterodoxy https://thehill.com/homenews/nexstar_media_wire/4477070-shen-yun-advertises-5000-years-of history-in-dance-why-does-china-call-it-an-anti-society-cult/ https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/dec/12/shen-yun-falun-gong-traditional-chinese-dance troupe-china-doesnt-want-you-to-see https://arbiteronline.com/2023/03/14/a-look-into-the-mysterious-roots-of-shen-yun-is-the-morriso n-center-unknowingly-hosting-a-front-for-a-cult/ https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/cult-shen-yun-dance-troupe/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teachings_of_Falun_Gong#Controversies a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Springs" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    TSFU: Ep. 150- Mysterious Deaths: The Disappearance of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon

    TSFU: Ep. 150- Mysterious Deaths: The Disappearance of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon

    In 2014, two friends named Kris Kremers (21) and Lisanne Froone (22) headed from their home in the Netherlands to Panama to go on a trip to go sightseeing, and with the goal of doing community service. On April 1st, they left their host family’s house in Panama to go on hike and disappeared in the forests of Panama.


    ✨If you wanna get your TSFU episodes ad free and on Tuesdays instead of Fridays, check out our Patreon! You get access to over 150 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment!

    🕸️Visit That's So Fcked Up's Website: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/
    🎉Support our work and get all kinds of nifty perks: https://www.patreon.com/TSFU
    ☕️Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tsfuthepodcast
    📲Subscribe to our podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thats-so-fcked-up/id1508752329
    🎧or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zo86q0aYvNSg8prn1k73N?si=590fae149eb24218
    📸Follow TSFU on IG: https://www.instagram.com/tsfuthepodcast/
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    👾Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/c2HwBUDsUx

    -Research by Lizz Vandenbosch.
    -Audio Editing by Gaytrice Perdue.
    -Sources:
    Deaths of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon - Wikipediahttps://allthatsinteresting.com/kris-kremers-lisanne-froon(2) Disapperance of Lisanne Froon & Kris Kremers, two Dutch girls who went missing while on a hike in the Panama jungle. 10 weeks later bone fragments and a backpack were found. These pictures were from a camera in the backpack. What happened to them is a mystery. : UnresolvedMysteries (reddit.com)(2) Kremer & Froon - All picture evidence attached. : Missing411 (reddit.com)What Really Happened To Two Dutch Hikers Who Disappeared In Panama? (ranker.com)Final moments of missing hikers before disappearance in Panama jungle | Photos | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news sitea...

    • 59 min
    TSFU PRESENTS: Sinister Sects- Ep. 1: Project Modern Day Knight

    TSFU PRESENTS: Sinister Sects- Ep. 1: Project Modern Day Knight

    TSFU Presents is BACK! This season Ash is joined by various friends from other awesome indie podcasts! Our first episode is with Alecia Watson from Twisted & Uncorked! Ash and Alecia go down the Project Modern Day Knight rabbit hole, PMDK is an $18,000 bootcamp for men who wants to go from beta boy to Alpha Man. It's a toxic masculinity mess... here we go!

    This is the first season that will be half Patreon exclusive... everyone will get to hear the first two episodes of each season, but only Patrons get to hear the last two!


    ✨Check out our Patreon for THREE monthly bonus episodes including Ash Learns the Bible and two TSFU Presents episodes! You also get access to 200+ episodes that aren't on the regular feed, ALL of them AD FREE, for as little as $5 a month!✨


    🕸️Visit That's So Fcked Up's Website: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/
    🎉Support our work and get all kinds of nifty perks: https://www.patreon.com/TSFU
    ☕️Buy us a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tsfuthepodcast
    📲Subscribe to our podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thats-so-fcked-up/id1508752329
    🎧or Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zo86q0aYvNSg8prn1k73N?si=590fae149eb24218
    📸Follow TSFU on IG: https://www.instagram.com/tsfuthepodcast/
    🩷Follow Ash on IG: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyloverichards/
    👾Join our Discord community: https://discord.gg/c2HwBUDsUx

    -Research by Lizz Vandenbosch.
    -Audio editing by Gaytrice Perdue.
    -Sources:
    MDK Project: Application to Greatness (themdkproject.com)What Are Man Camps and Why Are Guys Paying $10,000 to Go? (vice.com)MDK Project | For Men Who Want To Level Up In Business and In Life and Become Purpose Driven Leaders.Modern Day Knight Project videos shock. Why men are going to man camps (usatoday.com)2 Types Of Men 1 BIG Difference - Bedros KeuilianWhat is a man camp and what happens at one? | Opinion - Deseret NewsHow This Entrepreneur Overcame Anxiety Attacks and Turned His Life Around | EntrepreneurBedros Keuilian - EntrepreneurMan...

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
459 Ratings

459 Ratings

AlwaysaTiger1969 ,

Glad to be back

I really missed you guys. I’m almost caught up. I’m on Episode 3 of the Natalia Grace saga. So, about 25 episodes to go and I’ll be caught up. Once I get caught up, I’ll start watching live too.

NappyDresser ,

Cult/TC talk with Amanda Knox?!

Most excellent treat! Thanks, Ash, love the pod cast!

Sgoodman452!!!!! ,

Great show

They truly talk about things that are really F’d up. Have enjoyed every episode that’s available, and yes I have listened to everyone of them. Some of the topics they talk about I felt like I knew a lot already. But they do find a way to tell me something that I didn’t know. Love the show and keep up the good work

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