7 episodes

Hosted by journalist Josh Bloch (“Uncover: Escaping NXIVM”), THE LOST KIDS dives deep into the search for a missing teen, uncovering the dark and twisted business of tough-love programs for “troubled teens” and their ties to one of America's most dangerous cults.

Credits:
Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio
Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio
Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer
Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer
Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer
Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer
Nathan Ament- Executive Producer
David McDougall- Producer
Medium Anonymous- Producer
Todd Nilssen- Producer
Max Miller- Associate Producer
Mitchell Stuart- Editor
Beth Karas- Researcher
Arik Martin- Transcriber

The Lost Kids UCPAudio

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 629 Ratings

Hosted by journalist Josh Bloch (“Uncover: Escaping NXIVM”), THE LOST KIDS dives deep into the search for a missing teen, uncovering the dark and twisted business of tough-love programs for “troubled teens” and their ties to one of America's most dangerous cults.

Credits:
Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio
Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio
Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer
Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer
Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer
Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer
Nathan Ament- Executive Producer
David McDougall- Producer
Medium Anonymous- Producer
Todd Nilssen- Producer
Max Miller- Associate Producer
Mitchell Stuart- Editor
Beth Karas- Researcher
Arik Martin- Transcriber

    Daniel

    Daniel

    Daniel Yuen, a 16 year old boy from New Jersey, is sent across the country to a program for “troubled teens” in the California mountains and days later disappears. 




    Credits:

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer

    Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Nathan Ament- Executive Producer

    David McDougall- Producer

    Medium Anonymous- Producer

    Todd Nilssen- Producer

    Max Miller- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Editor

    Beth Karas- Researcher

    Arik Martin- Transcriber




    Courtesy of NBC News Archives 

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    • 32 min
    Pulling a Daniel

    Pulling a Daniel

    A former resident of CEDU Runnings Springs returns to the old campus to explain how she ran away from CEDU eight times and almost died on the mountainside.




    Credits:

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer

    Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Nathan Ament- Executive Producer

    David McDougall- Producer

    Medium Anonymous- Producer

    Todd Nilssen- Producer

    Max Miller- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Editor

    Beth Karas- Researcher

    Arik Martin- Transcriber

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 36 min
    Tell It All

    Tell It All

    Former staff and residents of CEDU Running Springs take us inside the strange form of therapy practiced at CEDU based on peer pressure, verbal attack, and marathon transformational workshops. 




    Credits:

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer

    Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Nathan Ament- Executive Producer

    David McDougall- Producer

    Medium Anonymous- Producer

    Todd Nilssen- Producer

    Max Miller- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Editor

    Beth Karas- Researcher

    Arik Martin- Transcriber

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 36 min
    The Game

    The Game

    We investigate the links between CEDU and what some experts call America’s most dangerous cult.




    Credits:

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer

    Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Nathan Ament- Executive Producer

    David McDougall- Producer

    Medium Anonymous- Producer

    Todd Nilssen- Producer

    Max Miller- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Editor

    Beth Karas- Researcher

    Arik Martin- Transcriber




    Courtesy of NBC News Archives 

    Summary

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    • 41 min
    Lots of Tough and Almost No Love

    Lots of Tough and Almost No Love

    Investigative journalist Maia Szalavitz explains how tough love programs for teens grew into a billion dollar industry despite thousands of allegations of abuse and neglect.




    Credits:

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer

    Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Nathan Ament- Executive Producer

    David McDougall- Producer

    Medium Anonymous- Producer

    Todd Nilssen- Producer

    Max Miller- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Editor

    Beth Karas- Researcher

    Arik Martin- Transcriber




    Courtesy of NBC News Archives 

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 32 min
    Searching for Daniel

    Searching for Daniel

    A private investigator says he has credible evidence that Daniel Yuen is still alive 15 years after he ran away from CEDU Running Springs. 




    Credits:

    Jessica Grimshaw- For USG Audio

    Jennifer Sears- For USG Audio

    Josh Bloch- Executive Producer, Host, Producer

    Kathleen Goldhar- Executive Producer, Producer

    Amanda McPhillips- Executive Producer

    Stuart Coxe- Executive Producer

    Nathan Ament- Executive Producer

    David McDougall- Producer

    Medium Anonymous- Producer

    Todd Nilssen- Producer

    Max Miller- Associate Producer

    Mitchell Stuart- Editor

    Beth Karas- Researcher

    Arik Martin- Transcriber

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
629 Ratings

629 Ratings

IrishGazelle ,

Intriguing

I found this podcast to be borderline true crime. It is much more of an expose concerning the “troubled kid” industry that was en vogue in the 80s & 90s.

Luna-23456 ,

Eh

I was able to listen to all the episodes so that was good but it was so biased and one sided that it ruined the podcast.

tigress427 ,

I love true crime but…

I just started to listen and I love true crime but this is sad

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