Was I In A Cult?

Was I In A Cult?

Hosted by Tyler Measom and Liz Iacuzzi, Was I In A Cult? is a documentary-style podcast showcasing individuals who have been in, and most importantly, successfully left a cult. Told first-hand by the experiencer themself, these are raw, riveting and inspirational tales of what it means to be a survivor. Using levity and info-tainment, the show humanizes the cultic experience and may leave some of our listeners asking themselves…“Wait…Was I In A Cult?” If you or someone you know has been in a cult and want to share your story, contact us at CULTS@iHeartMedia.com. We'd love to hear from you.

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October 27, 2021 45 min

When you grow up in a cult, life on the outside can be rough. So rough, that one might actually prefer to stay inside the cult. When Guinevere finally experiences life on the outside, she witnesses firsthand that one can physically leave a cult, but mentally, still be in it. 


And the moment of true clarity for Guinevere comes at a moment no one sees coming. Especially not herself. 


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Guinevere’s Instagram: @guinevereturner


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As an actor and writer, Guinevere Turner understands more than most, that some stories just can’t be contrived. Because sometimes life is far stranger than fiction. 


As is the case with Guinevere’s upbringing. 


Not your typical getting out story, it would take years for Guinevere to understand that, no, she didn’t grow up on a hippie commune in the 1970s and 80s… she grew up in a cult. 


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October 13, 2021 47 min

This is not your typical cult. But for comedian, Ariel, it was all she knew. Filled with isolation and abuse, it would take her years to break free. 


Ariel’s Insta: @Arielsnotamermaid

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October 6, 2021 51 min

When you’re born into a cult, it’s difficult enough. But when you’re born into a cult with a raging alcoholic pedophile as the leader, it’s a nightmare.


Author, Flor Edwards was raised in the Children of God. And praise the lord she got out. 


But getting out didn’t come without its own challenges…


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Link to Flor's autobiography: 

https://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Child-Flor-Edwards/dp/1683367685


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With rockstar aspirations, Daniel O’Brien wasn’t looking for anything but a good time. But when heartbreak rocked his world, he tripped into something that lifted his spirits and rallied his hopes - the Jehovah’s Witnesses. 


Before he knew it, Daniel had traded his guitar for a green Bible and found himself rapidly rising through the ranks of the religion. A wife, and two kids later, he was a fully indoctrinated, high ranking Elder ...

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“It’s exclusive,” she was told. A women only secret society. 

She was a chosen one, after all. 

A badass ninja warrior woman, she was ready to set the world on fire. 

Finally surrounded by people that shared her same vision, she would do whatever it takes. 

Jessica Joan was ready for anything.

Well... almost anything. 


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When the LA party scene didn’t fit Jessica’s lifestyle anymore, she replaced martinis and after-hour clubs with green juices and tonic bars. But the reemergence of a childhood trauma forced her to examine her inner self. 

One day, a friend told her about a class that could improve her life even more. That class turned out to be part of a larger entity.

A self-empowerment company that purported to help you become the master of your ow...

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Faced with the fear of an impending apocalypse, Joanne and her husband move to a small Utah town to live “Mormonism on steroids”, which means wearing long underwear, communicating with the dead, prophetic visions, odd temple rituals, cookies with Jesus, and the law of celestial marriage (i.e. polygamy).

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Faced with the fear of an impending apocalypse, Joanne and her husband move to a small Utah town to live “Mormonism on steroids”, which means wearing long underwear, communicating with the dead, prophetic visions, odd temple rituals, cookies with Jesus, and the law of celestial marriage (i.e. polygamy).

If you or someone you know has been in a cult and want to share your story, contact us at CULTS@iHeartMedia.com. We'd love ...

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August 26, 2021 3 min

Hosted by Tyler Measom and Liz Iacuzzi, Was I In A Cult? is a documentary-style podcast showcasing individuals who have been in, and most importantly, successfully left a cult. Told first-hand by the experiencer themself, these are raw, riveting and inspirational tales of what it means to be a survivor. Using levity and info-tainment, the show humanizes the cultic experience and may leave some of our listeners asking themselves…“Wa...

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