KILLER CULTS-Joyce and Stephen Singular
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What's scarier than a murderer? Someone with the charisma to compel others to kill for them . . . or to kill themselves. Meet these cult leaders--and get an inside look at their beliefs and how they controlled others.

Some cults, led by leaders like Charlie Manson, Jim Jones, and David Koresh, are notorious. But others are less well known, such as Shoko Asahara and his doomsday cult, Aum Shinrikyo, who orchestrated the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway. Or Joseph Di Mambro and Luc Jouret, who founded the Order of the Solar Temple, a doomsday cult that led to the death of 51 members by murder or suicide. Then there is Marshall Applewhite, leader of Heaven's Gate, who, along with 38 followers, killed themselves in the belief that the Hale-Bopp comet signaled the arrival of a spaceship that would transport them to a higher plane of existence. What makes cult leaders so compelling is their often-unfathomable power over their adherents. Why do people kill others or themselves for a questionable set of beliefs? Killer Cults tells the stories behind both famous and unfamiliar cults, and the people behind them. Across a series of profiles, we learn the jaw-dropping truth behind some of the most mystifying and deadly cults, and their leaders, all of whom led their followers down a dark, murderous path. KILLER CULTS: Stories of Charisma, Deceit, and Death-Joyce and Stephen Singular.
Unresolved
Unresolved
Unresolved Productions
GirlsDoPorn
In 2013, a website featuring amateur pornography began making headlines across the United States - and later, the world. Founded by New Zealander Michael Pratt in 2006, GirlsDoPorn was billed early on as "a reality website that features 18-21 year old females making their very first adult videos." For the next decade, Pratt would attempt to build an empire, recruiting his childhood friend Matthew Wolfe in 2011 and aspiring actor Ruben "Andre" Garcia later that same year to help him achieve his goals. But by 2016, dozens of women featured on the site would turn against these three and the other employees of GirlsDoPorn, revealing that they had built nothing more than a criminal enterprise centered around fraud, deceptive practices, and malice... Researched, written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan Original music created by Micheal Whelan through Amper Music Theme music created and composed by Ailsa Traves Producers: Roberta Janson, Ben Krokum, Gabriella Bromley, Peggy Belarde, Quil Carter, Laura Hannan, Damion Moore, Brittany Norris, Amy Hampton, Steven Wilson, Scott Meesey, Marie Vanglund, Scott Patzold, Astrid Kneier, Travis Scsepko, Aimee McGregor, Sydney Scotton, Sara Moscaritolo, Sue Kirk, Thomas Ahearn, Bryan Hall, Seth Morgan, Marion Welsh, Jo Wong, Patrick Laakso, Alyssa Lawton, Meadow Landry, Tatum Bautista, Teunia Elzinga, Michele Watson, Ryan Green, Stephanie Joyner, Dawn Kellar, Elissa Hampton-Dutro, Ryan Durbin, and Sally Ranford Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me If you would like to support this podcast and others, consider heading to https://www.patreon.com/unresolvedpod to become a Patron or Producer This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp, who offer online counseling services. Listeners of Unresolved can save 10% on their first month with the discount code "UNRESOLVED." Head to https://BetterHelp.com/unresolved and fill out the introduction questionnaire to let BetterHelp assess your needs and pair you up with a counselor that you'll love.
1 hr 19 min
Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast
Tara Sariban and Barney Black
172. That Bastard Bruce Burrell - Part Two
This is Part Two of That Bastard Bruce Burrell, if you haven't listened to part one and you want any of this to make sense, we suggest you push stop and go back and listen to episode 171. In part one we covered the 1995 mysterious disappearance of 74-year-old widow Dottie Davis. Two years later, mother of three, Kerry Whelan was kidnapped in Parramatta and a one million dollar US ransom was demanded for her safe return. Dottie and Kerry both had close ties to slick con man Bruce Burrell. This episode we detail the investigation into Kerry's kidnap and the long road to justice for the Whelan and Davis families. TCNT: Amanda Blackburn, and she wrote to us about the true crime book, Murder in the Adi-ron-dacks: An American Tragedy Revisited by Craig Brandon. Aussie As: A boofhead knocks himself unconscious while streaking during an Adelaide football game. For our sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com. Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month! Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get Stickers and hand-made Barney Badges! See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise. True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true or fiction crime related! Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward! Bloody Murder is supported by BetterHelp BetterHelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, grief, self esteem and more. You can connect with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential and it's so convenient.   You can now get help at your own time and at your own pace. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist.   As a Bloody Murder listener you get 10% off your first month with the Discount code: BLOODYMURDER So why not get started today? Go to betterhelp.com/bloodymurder Simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love.   That’s: betterhelp.com/bloodymurder  With the discount code: BLOODYMURDER   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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