Hi Weirdos! Welcome to the second installment of our CULTS series! (Check out Episode 17 if you want to hear us discuss what makes up a cult: the leaders, the followers, and what makes a cult different from a religion) Tyler Schuelke, our resident Cult Enthusiast is back with us and this time we're talking about BRAINWASHING.
We discuss the different techniques used to gain a following in a cult and even how those techniques are used in OTHER parts of life; be it relationships, advertising, and even politics.
This episode is actually part one of two, and we are using examples from the brand-spankin' new cult NXIVM (led by Keith Reniere and his protégé Allison Mack)
Welcome to our first HELTER SKELTER episode! We took topics sent in by YOU the listener and threw them all into a single episode and it surprisingly worked out well. By total accident, of course. (Helter Skelter, y'all)
This week Lauren and Ashley chat about Coincidences, Cannibals, and a Cryptid! Did JFK and Abe Lincoln live parallel lives? Did Edgar Allen Poe predict a shipwreck that ended in cannibalism? Why the hell would a person eat another person? Are people just that tasty? Meet a monster in Ireland who ALSO likes the taste of human flesh and just as a bonus-- because we love you-- stay tuned to the very end to hear some LISTENER GHOST STORIES (No one eats anyone... probably.)