7 episodes

How did the perfect suburban mom get wrapped up with doomsday preppers and prophets? For months, the media has been chasing the story of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell, covering the strange beliefs they shared and the disappearance of her two kids. Madness of Two digs deep into the why: Why did five people end up dead? Host Sarah Treleaven explores religious fanaticism, brainwashing, greed, and the reality that even the most ordinary people can come to believe extreme ideas.

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    • 4.8 • 116 Ratings

How did the perfect suburban mom get wrapped up with doomsday preppers and prophets? For months, the media has been chasing the story of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell, covering the strange beliefs they shared and the disappearance of her two kids. Madness of Two digs deep into the why: Why did five people end up dead? Host Sarah Treleaven explores religious fanaticism, brainwashing, greed, and the reality that even the most ordinary people can come to believe extreme ideas.

    6- Bonus episode: A Family Tragedy

    6- Bonus episode: A Family Tragedy

    Sarah sits down with Adam and Zac Cox, Lori and Alex’s brother and nephew. They tell us about the Lori and Alex they knew, and why the two siblings were so drawn to the end times ideas that may have led to murder.

    • 29 min
    5- Sex, death and money

    5- Sex, death and money

    While the media has remained fixated on Chad and Lori’s crazy zombie beliefs, prosecutors have been quietly building a different case—one that revolves around more earthly than spiritual concerns.

    • 26 min
    4- Follow the leader

    4- Follow the leader

    Is it possible that Lori was brainwashed by Chad? We talk to two cult experts who explain undue influence—and why we’re more susceptible than we think.

    • 35 min
    3- He ain’t heavy

    3- He ain’t heavy

    As Lori and Chad are charged with murder, prosecutors share their theory that they had help from a third person: Lori’s big brother, Alex Cox.

    • 28 min
    2- A cult of two?

    2- A cult of two?

    Chad became a small-time doomsday prophet in his rural Idaho town. When he and Lori meet at a prepper conference, the stage is set for an end times romance.

    • 28 min
    1- A marriage and a manhunt

    1- A marriage and a manhunt

    When Lori Vallow’s kids go missing, she travels to Hawaii for a honeymoon with her new husband, Chad Daybell. The two questions on everyone’s mind: Where are the kids, and just who is Lori Vallow?

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

AKWA59 ,

Excellent!!!!

Amazing! Do more podcasts!!!😊

hazelbnr ,

20/20

I heard about Sarah and this podcast from the recent 20/20 podcast. Respectful, insightful, well written, researched, with interestingly diversely sourced interviews that shed light on this very disturbing series of crimes. Excellent sound quality, music and the voice and style of Sarah is easy to listen to. Also, I can recommend the Hidden podcast and Mommy Doomsday. All three have their own distinct style. Amazingly, all worth hearing. Thank you to Sarah and the entire production staff. Kudos! Not easy to create something this engaging👍

ali8991 ,

Thank you

Sarah

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