Cults

Cults

Author: Parcast Network

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Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults. Cults is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production. 

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Chinaski

they still talk like infomercial presenters.

Jun 13th
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Lee Kenny

Chinaski I just can't listen to it,I think it's a parcast thing. I keep waiting to hear Geewhiz 🤣 shame

Jun 15th
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not beyonce

no no id love to listen about near dead businesses women instead of learn ab something important.

Jun 9th
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Carlos Ocrela

I love this stuff. these guy know how to podcast

May 30th
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Megh Walls MacBurnie

became hooked after one episode. the hosts sound Great, with just enough personality to keep it interesting. have been binging for a week with no slowing down.

May 27th
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YungCrypto

Really like your sneak racist commentary in the Nuwaubian episodes. You just lost a subscriber.

May 25th
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Ruth Parks Zeeck

I had a childhood brush with David Berg and The Children of God. My much older cousin was an early recruit to David Berg's "ministry". When my family visited our California relatives during the Summer of 1968, my cousin wanted us to meet his new friends. My father, who was a Methodist minister, was eager to meet his nephew's Jesus People group. One evening, we met my cousin at the Huntington Beach coffee house where they hung out. I have vivid memories of that place and those people. I was just 10, and suddenly the hippie culture I had only known through television and photo spreads in Life Magazine had become real for me. We drank soft drinks, listened to the music and visited with my cousin and his friends, including the leader of the group, David. He seemed a most engaging man, full of light and laughter, very charismatic in the secular sense. Indeed, he remains my most vivid recollection of the evening. I remember my dad's opinion at the time being that while he didn't agree with all their theology, he thought the group was doing good ministry and were in earnest. Of course, none of their beliefs about sex had been revealed at the time. Years later, and thankfully long after my cousin left the group, I found out who and what The Children Of God really were. The chills that ran down my spine still come when I think about the evening my family spent with them.

May 25th
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Chinaski

Ruth Parks Zeeck cool story.

Jun 18th
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Owen M James

The defense of Smith and the church of latter day saints in this podcast is downright shameful.

May 22nd
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silently screaming from a crowded room

Great job Guys listened to EVERY EPISODE. I love the parcast podcasts.

May 16th
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Mason Reed

5 Stars!

May 14th
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Rob Clarke

the charge of the light brigade... biblical ? lol... fantastic research lololol

May 12th
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Lei Geng

Very good

May 10th
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Rob Duarte

I hate to denigrate the work of others, but this podcast is just bad. It's the worst kind of fear mongering for ad revenue. I couldn't get past the Church of Euthanasia episode. I can't tell if these podcasters really don't understand the difference between a cult and a bunch of artists performing (pretty funny) absurdist theatre... or if maybe this podcast is actually a subversive commentary on the popular un-imagination, with some ironic use of absurd commercials to round out the critique. I'll know for sure (I think) if a "Dungeons & Dragons: fun game or murderous cult? Sponsored by New Single-Use Plastic Plates with Inspirational Quotes from World Religions Printed on Them" episode appears next.

May 9th
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Erik Calle-Schuler

Rob Duarte you're probably in a cult and don't even know it lol

May 15th
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Trevor Racerx Hudson

you guys have the worst adds

May 8th
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Chinaski

Trevor Racerx Hudson flesh light add...I know.

Jun 10th
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Rob Duarte

I'm sincerely curious if these people realize the irony in describing a crazy cult obsessed with environmental collapse and capitalism gone wild, and running ads for a disposable toothpaste subscription and a paid yoga subscription. Where do I sign up for this cult? :

May 8th
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Laura Sanchez

Rob Duarte Yet here you are, listening to free podcasts.

Jun 5th
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Aaron Richards

Rob Duarte ok that was too funny

Jun 1st
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Peter Chaloner

The most famous cavalry charge of the Crimean war reduced to the activity of "A lightly armed group of soldiers" ! Is 600 a "group"? Misleading, contextless writing.

May 8th
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Carlos Ocrela

Ruth Parks Zeeck ha ha u win

May 30th
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Ruth Parks Zeeck

Peter Chaloner Which episode mentions the charge of the light brigade? I haven't listened to it yet. I merely refer to the definition of light cavalry as being "lightly armed and lightly armoured" as opposed to heavy cavalry. Not sure why you suppose light cavalry are armed with a pistol, a sword and a lance - is that mentioned in the episode?

May 26th
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Scot

eckenkar has taken over my relative college age male. I've found it difficult to obtain helpful information by typical web searches.

May 8th
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jasmine🔅

SO INTERESTING

May 7th
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Selbin Mejia

K Paz de la Sierra

May 7th
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Selbin Mejia

Unión Sampedrana

May 7th
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Mark Oster

How do you determine what is a cult? Krishna Consisness? ISCON? Thanks, my name is Mark.

May 5th
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Sundar J.M. Brown

Mark Oster Hi Mark, this (religion/theology and society) is my expertise, and, I have over 30 years of experience in studying ISKCON. Please contact me at sundar.jm.brown@gmail.com; we'll chat, and I can connect you with educational resources. 😉

May 25th
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Mark Oster

Mari D Thanks for the response. I'm concerned for my brother. Too late now as he is a staunch believer. At first, he was humoring his wife. As the years passed: ,trips to India, following the many dietary rules, book selling, and weekly services... eventually it has taken over his personality and life. I guess it no longer matters. Cult or no cult, the effects seem the same.

May 10th
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