Things get real depressing as we delve into doomsday cults. Jonestown, the Branch Davidians, the Order of the Solar Temple and Heaven's Gate. Music and mastering by Michael Miller.

REFERENCES Lalich, Janja (2004). Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-23194-5.

The series takes a dark turn with The Children of God, and Charles Manson. Some pretty horrible stuff here, proceed at your own peril. Music & mixing by Michael Miller.

REFERENCES Bugliosi, Vincent with Curt Gentry. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders.

This episode looks at some of the new religious movements that dabble in aliens, interdimensional travel and other sciencefictiony tropes. Realism, Breatharianism and Scientology. Also I talk about my own personal connection to the world of cults!
Does a cult have to be religious? This week we look at Bikram, Anusara, Aum Shinrikyo and The Family. What do they all have in common? Yoga. Music and mixing by Michael Miller. REFERENCES Yoga Dork "Former Bikram Legal Advisor Files Extremely Disturbing Lawsuit over Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Assault" Roig-Franzia, Manuel (29 March 2012).
Murder, mouse-eating and mass weddings! Today we look at the Charismatic Leader trope, with Ervil LeBaron, Roch Theriault and Sun Myung Moon. Music and mixing by Michael Miller. REFERENCESériault Ben Bradlee, Jr. & Dale Van Atta, Prophet of Blood: The Untold Story of Ervil LeBaron and the Lambs of God (G.G.