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

Sources
RCINET
Wikipedia
Wrldrels

Kirtland Cult

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

Sources
-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.

Sources
Wikiepdia
Biographi
Archive Macleans
Atlas Obscura
Global News
Sunriseresort parksville
Times Columnist
Canadian Encyclopedia
Wikiepdia
Wikipedia

Jonestown

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.

Sources
Wikipedia
Rolling Stgone
History
Time

Sound Clips
Youtube

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Episode 3 – Cults!

 

Cults are just as terrifying as they are intriguing.  This episode we sit down and discuss two crazy cults.

The Church of God with Signs Following

There’s a Snake in my Scripture!!

Maybe it’s a religion, maybe it’s a cult. I’m just not sssssure.  

This story paired with a snake bite made with Dead Frog Brewery’s Steel Toe Lager and Lonetree Dry Cider both from Metro Vancouver.

 

Sources

Wikipedia- Snake Handlers
Wikipedia – George Went Hensley
https://holiness-snake-handlers.webs.com

Audio Clip used under Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2mwalIv72o

Ant Hill Kids

Ant Hill Kids is a terrifying story of a cult out of first Quebec and then Ontario Canada.  Running from 1977 to 1989 the cult was full of torture and fear.  Hard to believe it grew out of a Charismatic member of the Mormon Church.  This story is triggering and horrible take that as a warning.

This story paired with a snake bite made with Parallel 49 Brewing’s Hive Mind Braggot.

Sources
Gizmodo
Wikiepdia
CVLT Nation
Crime Feed
Real Like Is Horror
Ranker
Mental Floss
Murderpedia

Audio Clip used under Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=68&v=mowEU6uD2xs

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