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Award Nominated Podcast. Long-Form Interview-Based Show Focusing on True Testimonies of Cult Survivors & Experts. Also Features Deep-Dive Research Episodes.
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In this remastered episode I chat at length with Alexandra who grew close to a family friend before deciding to follow him out of state and into the clasp of a destructive group known as RSE. Alexandra tells the story from her perspective, allowing us keen insight into what attempts at connection made by her father truly worked, and what could have been done, if anything, to help Alexandra come home sooner. Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this 2-part series, I first chat with Bob about his experiences losing his daughter to JZ Knight's Ramtha's School of Enlightenment. Bob speaks about the heartbreak and difficulty in working out the best way to navigate the situation - from losing all contact to treading carefully to maintain a relationship with his daughter, waiting for the day she comes home.Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this 2-part series, I first chat with Bob about his experiences losing his daughter to JZ Knight's Ramtha's School of Enlightenment. Bob speaks about the heartbreak and difficulty in working out the best way to navigate the situation - from losing all contact to treading carefully to maintain a relationship with his daughter, waiting for the day she comes home.Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode I speak with Spencer about his time spent in Sharon Gan's cult in Manhattan known as the Odyssey Study Group. Spencer descirbes all of this in his memoir: Mannhattan Cult Story. Abuse, Crime, Sex, and My Life inside a Secret Organization. Manhattan Cult Story: My Unbelievable True Story of Sex, Crimes, Chaos, and Survival eBook : Schneider, Spencer: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle StoreGet in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode I speak with Spencer about his time spent in Sharon Gan's cult in Manhattan known as the Odyssey Study Group. Spencer descirbes all of this in his memoir: Mannhattan Cult Story. Abuse, Crime, Sex, and My Life inside a Secret Organization. Manhattan Cult Story: My Unbelievable True Story of Sex, Crimes, Chaos, and Survival eBook : Schneider, Spencer: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle StoreGet in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this weeks episode we are diving into another movement that originated in Korea. This one comes with a twist... you don't find out that this movement is SCJ until you have been a member for over half a year. Han offers his experiences within this movement, leaving when lockdown first occurred in 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this remastered episode I speak at length with Ruwan, an outspoken ex-member of the female-pleasure focused movement known as OneTaste. Ruwan talks us through the practice of Orgasmic Meditation (OM) as well as the levels of costly courses members are encouraged to take. We end our chat on Ruwan's new focus in life and how he has taken the positive lessons from OneTaste and applied them to his new everyday life.Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this remastered episode I speak with Andrew who talks us through his experiences being pulled through the Troubled Teen Industry from the young age of 11 onwards. Not only was Andrew subjected to "scared straight" programmes and tactics, he was forced through 2 wilderness programmes that respectively had abuse and manipulation running through both.Troubled Teens Subreddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteensGet in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this Patreon deep-dive from the vault, I look into the Ant Hill Kids, truly one of the worst cults I have ever researched or heard about to this day. This is an example of the deep-dive episodes i offer at patreon.com/thecultvault. Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this Patreon deep-dive from the vault, I look into the Ant Hill Kids, truly one of the worst cults I have ever researched or heard about to this day. This is an example of the deep-dive episodes i offer at patreon.com/thecultvault. Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode I chat with author Geoffrey Wallis about his book "A Voice From Inside - Notes on Religious Trauma In a Captive Organization". We also discuss being Physically In/Mentally Out (PIMO), Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) and High Demand Religious Groups (HDRG).Geoffrey's Website - https://www.wallisbooks.comCOLD TAPES - https://coldtapes.com/?utm_source=Cult%20Vault&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Editorial Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this remastered conversation, I speak with former co-leader of the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA). Unfortunately, I found out recently that Kerry passed away last year. It was a very quiet event, with no mention of it in the anti-cult community. This deeply saddened me as Kerry spent so much of his life attempting to reconcile for his earlier years, take accountability for his actions and teach the world how hate can manifest and become deadly, just like it does in today's far-right and extremist hate groups. Kerry was unabashedly honest about his crimes, his moral injuries and his attempts to teach love instead of hate. His book series "Tabernacle of Hate" will be a legacy of Kerry's later years as a writer and motivational speaker against hate. Thank you Kerry for your time, your wisdom, your honesty and your years spent teaching us. COLD TAPES - https://coldtapes.com/?utm_source=Cult%20Vault&utm_medium=Podcast&utm_campaign=Editorial Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this remastered conversation, I speak with former co-leader of the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA). Unfortunately, I found out recently that Kerry passed away last year. It was a very quiet event, with no mention of it in the anti-cult community. This deeply saddened me as Kerry spent so much of his life attempting to reconcile for his earlier years, take accountability for his actions and teach the world how hate can manifest and become deadly, just like it does in today's far-right and extremist hate groups. Kerry was unabashedly honest about his crimes, his moral injuries and his attempts to teach love instead of hate. His book series "Tabernacle of Hate" will be a legacy of Kerry's later years as a writer and motivational speaker against hate. Thank you Kerry for your time, your wisdom, your honesty and your years spent teaching us. Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we continue our coverage of The Unification Church. This episode includes an interview with artist and activist Jen Kiaba who creates art depicting the spiritual abuse that comes with control and coercion. Find her work here at www.jenkiaba.com.Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
This week we finally have a new episode. I sat down with Caroline Ansley to discuss cults and coercive control. Caroline, a medical doctor, activist, advocate and cult survivor, is doing SO much to combat these issues in her homeland of New Zealand. Check out Caroline's work here, and be sure to check out her show "Cult Chat".Cult Chat - Cult Chat Podcast (centrepointrestorationproject.com)Centre Restoration Project - Overview | Centrepoint Restoration ProjectDecult Conference - DECULT 2024 - first cult awareness conference in AustralasiaCentrepoint Documentary - Heaven and Hell The Centrepoint Story (youtube.com)Upcoming Gloriavale Documentary - Escaping Utopia premieres on Sunday, March 24 at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1 and TVNZ+, and continues Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26.Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
This was one of my first introductions to Scientology. Can you tell? Lots has changed in terms of my understanding of cults, of Scientology and my interview style. In this interview, I chat with Fred. Fred spent 20 years of his life within the Church of Scientology. He was a part of the Sea Org, experienced the highest levels of indoctrination and manipulation and eventually left on a spiritual and educational journey of understanding before realising - he doesn't associate with any religious or spiritual practice. Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
This was one of my first introductions to Scientology. Can you tell? Lots has changed in terms of my understanding of cults, of Scientology and my interview style. In this interview, I chat with Fred. Fred spent 20 years of his life within the Church of Scientology. He was a part of the Sea Org, experienced the highest levels of indoctrination and manipulation and eventually left on a spiritual and educational journey of understanding before realising - he doesn't associate with any religious or spiritual practice. Get in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
...1 historic steam train......9 exceptional true crime podcasts......9 tales woven with the spirit of Women's Day......Will YOU unravel the mysteries aboard?This International Women's Day, join Shane Waters and Wendy Cee on an unprecedentedjourney through the heart of England to Crimecon UK in London. Mysteries on the True CrimeExpress is not just a podcast episode; it's an immersive voyage into the depths of true crime,history, and the indomitable spirit of women.Aboard this old-world locomotive, you'll encounter the hosts of 9 distinguished true crimepodcasts, including Kacey of The Cult Vault. Each host presents a captivating story that not onlychills the spine but also illuminates the historical essence of Women's Day. From the comfortof Shane and Wendy's compartment to the lively ambiance of the dining car, each tale unfoldsin a unique setting on the train, adding layers of intrigue and ambiance to this auditoryexperience.So, secure your ticket and settle into your seat......but be forewarned......the journey ahead is filled with twists and turns.Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance:1. Deep Dark Secrets (https://www.deepdarksecretspodcast.com/)2. The Trail Went Cold (https://www.trailwentcold.com/)3. The Cult Vault (https://www.cultvaultpodcast.com/)4. Extinguished (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/extinguished/id1711608332)5. Once Upon a Crime (https://www.truecrimepodcast.com/)6. True Crime and Wine with Sherrilyn Dale(https://open.spotify.com/show/6zDVtsctjbO1OWeeL3iXXN)7. Defense Diaries (https://defensediaries.com/)8. Dip in and Out with Lucy (podcasts)9. Foul Play: Crime Series (https://www.itsfoulplay.com/)Join all the shows you heard in this episode at Crimecon UK in London! Go toCrimecon.co.uk and use code CULT for 10% off today!Listen to Shane’s other holiday collaborations here: https://www.itsfoulplay.com/collaborations
In this episode I talk with Daniella about her experiences growing up in the armageddonist movement The Children of God - now known as The Family International. This movement has been exposed in various ways to the public but it remained hidden in the shadows around the world for many years whilst children and members were subjected to some of the worst abuse imaginable. Daniella tells us of her escape and arrival into another high demand group - the US military.Daniella's Book "UNCULTURED" - Uncultured: A Memoir eBook : Young, Daniella Mestyanek: Amazon.co.uk: BooksDaniella's Tedx Talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/daniella_young_lost_in_transitionGet in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
In today's episode I speak at length with Lisa Kohn - author of the Memoir "To the Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence". Lisa talks us through her childhood coming into the church and her struggles with leaving it behind. I had the honour of meeting with Lisa recently as she travelled to England. We had dinner, talked, wandered the historical streets of Liverpool and speculated on where our lives were headed next. Thank you Lisa for being one of my favourite, most inspirational women I know. https://www.lisakohnwrites.comGet in Touch or Support:Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvaultCrimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CultVaultPodReddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Cult-VaultGmail: cultvaultpodcast@gmail.com
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Nancy Doughty

I adore your interviews! Please keep them coming! How did you go about finding people to interview? just a curious question. I'm sure this is very old but congratulations on your second baby!

Apr 27th
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Lisa Smith

this is so true. my ex boyfriend is Pentecostal and I was a single mom of two kids one mentally I'll the other with a life threatening disorder and they were very young. and they want you to go to church all day Saturday and sunday and wenday then two days of bible study and when I told them I couldn't spend all that time they really pressured me and made me feel like the only thing that matters is church. they only thing that mattered was what they wanted they told me to give my worries about my babies illness who was fighting for her life. woman wearing allowed to wear pants and couldn't cut there hair and aren't allowed to wear makeup. I knew it was way to controlling for me and I left

Mar 19th
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