Episiode 38 – Cults Uncovered


On this episode we talked about cults with a special guest.  On this episode we had Emily G Thompson the author of true crime books and creator of Morbidology Podcast.  The episode begins with an interview about Emily’s books and how her podcast came to be and then we get into 4 cult cases.  Join us as we do down the cult rabbit hole.

Order of the Solar Temple

*sings* sunshine lollipops and rainbows everywhere, is not what you will find in The Solar Temple.

Beer Pairing for this story is Rapture of Folly Cherry Sour from Twa Dogs Beer out of Victoria Caledonian Distillery & Brewery


Kirtland Cult

Jeffrey Lundgren led a Mormon offshoot that ended up in Murder.

-United States Court of Appeals,Sixth Circuit. Jeffrey D. LUNDGREN, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Betty MITCHELL, Warden, Respondent-Appellee
-The Kansas City Star, 25 August, 2006 – “Cult Leader to be Executed”
-End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies about the End of the World by Sylvia Browne
-Prophet of Death: The Mormon Atonement Killings by Pete Earley The Cincinnati Enquirer, 29 July, 1990 – “Trial Focuses on Cult Leader’s Control”
-Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime by John Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, Allen G. Burgess and Robert K. Ressler
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 January, 1990 – “Officials Ask Public to Help in Search for Cult Leader
-Akron Beacon Journal, 28 August, 1990 – “’Stop. It Hurts,’ Cried Avery before Slaying”
-The Newark Advocate, 17 September, 1990 – “Cult Trial Defendants Face Judges”

Brother XII

When a charismatic man is able to con a ton of people into handing over money a commune is born.

Beer pairing for this story is IPA No 12 from Collective Arts Brewing.

Archive Macleans
Atlas Obscura
Global News
Sunriseresort parksville
Times Columnist
Canadian Encyclopedia


Jim Jones started out preaching for equality and ended up orchestrating a mass suicide.

Beer pairing for this story is Mad Ear from Trinity Brew.

Rolling Stgone

Sound Clips

True Crime Podcast – Its Murder Up North

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