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Cults



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.


Latest Episodes:

  • “NXIVM” Pt. 1: The Carrot and the Stick
    After acing an IQ test in 1988, 28-year-old Keith Raniere was able to brand himself “The Smartest Man in the World.” The moniker allowed him to seduce unappreciated businesswoman Toni... Read more
    Published on: 2020-07-21
  • “Rajneeshpuram” Pt. 2 - Ma Anand Sheela
    Ma Anand Sheela orchestrated Rajneeshpuram’s movement from India to Oregon. As Rajneesh himself faded into the shadows, the cult’s grabs for political power led to wiretapping, poisoning, fraud and murder... Read more
    Published on: 2018-04-17
  • "Rajneeshpuram” - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
    Prophesied to die young and surviving near-death-experiences, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh felt discomfort with his own mortality from a young age. Over time, his spiritual studies and strong beliefs about capitalism... Read more
    Published on: 2018-04-10