Let's Talk About Sects: a podcast about cults
By Sarah Steel
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Let's Talk About Sects is a monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence.
||CleanKoreshanity||Cyrus Teed theorised that the Earth is hollow, and we all live on the inside surface of it. He formed a utopian communist community in Estero, Florida, and he and his followers were known as the Koreshan Unity.||13 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Universal Knowledge||Universal Knowledge, previously known as Life Integration Programmes, offered courses that promised to help people realise their full potential. Carli McConkey says she lost 13 years of her life to the organisation, and last year published a book about||16 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKenja Communication||Kenja is an Australian group whose name comes from its two founders – Ken and Jan. The organisation utilises a technique called 'Energy Conversion Mediation' that they say helps people with their "attached spirits". Sound familiar?||12 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAum Shinrikyo||Aum Shinrikyo, under the leadership of Shoko Asahara, committed shocking acts against the Japanese public when members released sarin gas into the Tokyo Metro at rush hour in March 1995. With tens of thousands of members, including scientists with the c||14 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God||The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God was a sect that looked to go back to the basics of the Bible. And while the cult asked its followers to adhere strictly to the Ten Commandments, its leadership would go on to spectacularly||17 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Family||Anne Hamilton-Byrne led the most notorious Australian cult to date, The Family. Full of middle class doctors, lawyers, architects and nurses, she preached a mix of Christianity, Buddhism and spirituality, claiming herself to be the reincarnation of Chri||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Talk About Sects Trailer||A taste of Let's Talk About Sects Season 1, launching on Wednesday 20 September. CW: this podcast covers topics related to cults, including abusive behaviours, references to suicide, and subjects of a disturbing nature.||16 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Really njoyed it...
Insightful and engaging. Would recommend to anyone who has an interest in true crime/historical/investigative podcasts
What a fascinating, in depth, eArnest & balance exploration of sects.