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Cult Podcasts


Infamous: NXVIM’s Inner Circle
Two reporters take a deep dive into the NXIVM cult.

A Very British Cult
Journalists expose control, intimidation, and fear at a mysterious life coaching company taking over people’s lives and ripping families apart.


A Little Bit Culty
Two former NXIVM members interview experts and cult survivors.

Dismantling New Age cults, wellness grifters, and conspiracy-mad yogis.

Cult Hackers
Cracking the code to understand what cults are, how they work, how people leave and how to make sense of the world after leaving.

Let’s Talk About Sects
A podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Host Sarah Steel takes a storytelling, deep dive approach into the leaders and members of cults.

A weekly podcast covering cults, manipulators, and protecting yourself from systems of control.

Cult Podcast
Cult Podcast covers all things cult.

Navigating Narcissism
Acclaimed expert Dr. Ramani Durvasula examines toxic and abusive cults and aspects of our lives.

Cult Vault
Interviews with experts, cult survivors and featuring profiles of cults and toxic spiritual groups.

Cults to Consciousness
A podcast about healing and empowerment after leaving high demand religions and cults.

Sounds Like a Cult
A light-hearted comedy show about the ways in which the things we love are culty.

Generation Cult
An interview show about people born and/or raised in closed, high demand, authoritarian groups also known as cults.


The Sunshine Palace
Explores the Synanon cult and it’s leader Charles E. Dederich in depth. How did a rehab facility turn into a violent cult?

Building Utopia
A followup to Wild Wild Country that takes a deep dive into the creation—and implosion—of the communities that formed around the charismatic leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho).

Good Cult
The bizarre, untold story of Lifespring and its controversial leader: a convicted felon turned New Age guru named John Hanley.

The Gateway
Journalist Jennings Brown investigates controversial spiritual leader Teal Swan dubbed the “suicide catalyst.”

Twin Flames
A deep dive into the Twin Flames cult. The leaders “allegedly encouraged followers to cut ties with loved ones, spend hoards of cash on their courses, and be with their twin flame by any means necessary.”

I Am Rama
Explores Frederick Lenz also known as Rama. In the 1980s and 90s he ran a cult of computer programers based on Eastern spiritual teachings.

Heaven’s Gate
Explores the suicides of 39 cult members of Heaven’s Gate. They believed they were departing on a UFO behind the Hale Bop comet.

An investigation into the Fellowship of friends, an elite and secretive spiritual organization that many call a cult.

Dear Franklin Jones
Producer Jonathan Hirsch profiles the cult he was raised in whose leader was Adi Da also known as Bubba Free John.

The Orgasm Cult
The BBC does a deep-dive into Nicole Daedone’s sex cult One Taste that used a technique of orgasmic meditation to coerce people out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Inside the Tribe
Explores the Twelve Tribes cult branch in Australia.

Transmissions from Jonestown
A podcast that pieces together the history of Peoples Temple and tries to understand what led to their demise

Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
Explores the tragic deaths of three followers of James Arthur Ray in a Sedona sweat lodge.

Escaping NXIVM
An investigative podcast series about the cult, its leader Keith Raniere and one woman’s journey to get out.

The Turning: Mother Teresa’s Charity
Ex-nuns describe the cult-like nature of Mother Teresa’s organization. They describe isolation, abuse and brainwashing.

Gabriel of Urantia: The So-Called Prophet from Pittsburgh
Investigates the UFO doomsday cult run by Gabriel of Urantia.

Chasing Enlightenment
A podcast exploring a cult called Students of Light. Their leader, John Hanas, claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ.

Before After Aum
Atsushi Sakahara survived terrorism at the hands of doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo, now he’s facing Indie doc distribution.