Frankie Files Podcast

Frankie Files Podcast

Welcome to the world of cult kids. Cults, coercion and sexuality remain the topics. Themed weeks 1st Tues. Coercion 2nd Tues. Sexuality 3rd Tues. Cults 4th Tues. Adult Children of Cults 5th Tues. Guests & Interviews I use my own survival story to shed a light on cults, coercion, sexuality, and the challenge they present in today's world for any of us who have successfully stayed alive. Especially the adult children of cults. Click to Subscribe on Acast Spotify iHeart Radio Apple Podcasts Youtube Audible GooglePodcasts Podlink Stitcher Pocket Cast Pandora or RSS Substack Donate Email Show Call Show Show Merch & Art Also Sundays "Hot Takes of a Cult Kid" RSS Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


November 7, 2023 76 mins

Covering so much you will want a notepad handy, this is our mega recap featuring ordered clips of the entire season two, with brief commentary. It's been a busy year with tons of guests.











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It's fifth Tuesday and that means it's interview time. Adding to the Morningland Papers, we'll sum it up for the year with a long awaited interview. In Ep. 67 I read a statement from him. Check that out. In Ep. 67 Steve Ryan let me read his story summing up his time in Morningland. From coerced marriage, to the false AIDS healing claims, we also talk in this one about the real nature of the leader Sri Donato (deceased 2003).


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On this 3rd Tuesday, I'll explore how cults and religions use food deprivation against us for a means of control. It's very effective. I can see doing much more on this at some point, but this'll get you started on this massive topic, talking cults in the news to exemplify the tactic of food deprivation they so frequently go to.

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It's 2nd Tues. and that means sexuality is our go-to topic. What is a sex cult? You may have heard the term, but sex goes on everywhere? What joins the two elements creating a new more powerful game? Because let's be truthful, sex is powerful and everyone knows this. But add #becausejesus and well, that's too powerful. David Kouresh had all the wives. No man could have sex with his own wife at their compound. He too, had a sex cult...

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Keeping with our 1st Tues. theme, its all about coercion. Is there a more coercive bunch than new age religion groups and leaders? Even the followers become auto manipulators. Picking up from Ep. 29 (Intro to New Age Religion), we explore Madame Blavatsky and the roots of Theology and her society in the 1800s which shows up in our society today.

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On this 4th Tuesday, we get into a back to school topic like last year with Andrew Pledger. Examining the home school to Christian College pipeline, host Andrew Pledger tells us of his new limited series podcast Surviving Bob Jones University. Streaming now, this interview gives us insight into the preparation and depth of his research and how he'll bring us more in the future deeply diving into the unacceptable atmosphere created ...

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Pre-empting the usual 2nd Tuesday theme, we will complete part one of Mom's interview about Morningland. In Ep. 71 we brought you audio from 1987 showing how the clergy treated my Mom at the curb while she tried to visit her daughters on their birthday for the third year.

Today, we complete a task we started in episode 12 of this show - Mom's full Interview - it's been only 35+ years coming in some ways. Mom reveals the story of ho...

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When Mom drives to Morningland Church (Community, Corp.Monastery), she is greeted with bright lights, a camera and the abusers who sex trafficked her daughters.She just wanted to see them on their birthday, you see - it became a tradition after she was kicked out. This is the digitized audio she recorded from 1987. Mom kept this tape safe for 37 years. Listen to us comment on the tape in this episode.Stay tuned for the full sto...

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On this 5th Tuesday, we check two boxes for this episode featuring a new addition to The Morningland Papers and the author interview.

Our Author guest has multiple titles under his belt but not all read like a science fiction novel which happens to be a true story.

Here to tell the tale using details from his 2020 publication When the Light Came: Conducting Spiritual Warfare - A True Account

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It's 4th Tuesday, and our focus is on cult kids, aka adult children of cults.This time, extending the chat from Ep. 68, we'll keep going with how music is used in cults, and how it goes directly to the brain and how it does that.

Today I'll also sample a song from the cult in Japan called AUM. It's pretty creepy. Kids throughout the country and world sang it right up until he was sentenced to prison for subway killings. Alright...

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It's 3rd Tuesday and time to talk cults and their ways. This time, let's talk music in cults. This is a huge topic and I've been working on this awhile, and am happy to share it with you guys. It might just blow some of your neurons out - enjoy. Read the article I refer to by Syran Warner about a cult music radio program

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On this 2nd Tues. we get back to the topic of sexuality lining up with another telling for the Morningland Papers ongoing story. This time with Steve Ryan who has actively been involved with writing his story publicly to help inform others about a dangerous Long Beach cult. Today I read his story and change the voice a bit so you know when it's his words. They are dramatic, as he was inner circle adjacent and ...

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It's 1st Tues. and we usually talk about coercion. Today a story with three perspectives about Morningland Community, Morningland Monastery, Morningland Corp in Long Beach, CA. Guests Lee O. and my mom help read and comment on the Signal Tribune April 2023 article. Link to article if you want to read along is

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It's 4th Tuesday and time to examine life as a cult kid. This time I explore the concept of faith healing through time, how it soured a cult kid on medical treatment and how we pay the price. But this is weird and complicated a bit more than I thought.

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On this 3rd Tuesday I get into the grab bag of comments sent to the show about Morningland, Profundity Yours, Adult Children of Cults and more. Thank you for listening and supporting Frankie Files Podcast where you listen.Click to Subscribe on Acast Spotify iHeart Radio Apple Podcasts Youtube Audible GooglePodcasts Podlink Stitcher Pocket Cast Pandora or RSS.

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On this 2nd Tues. we're heading into a new series: Sexploitation. In this series we'll see in real time with cults in the news what sexploitation is going on in cults. Today two compared: Carbon Nation Cult - and - One Taste Cult. What do they use to lure in members? What are long term issues and recovery techniques for sexploited people? Listen in. But a caution for adult content and language here.

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It's time to talk coercion on this 1st Tuesday of the month. Today it's about One Taste the Orgasmic Meditation cult based in Northern California, but which has multiple locations, or it had. End of June saw the founder Nicole Daedone surrender herself to jail for charges of forced labor in the business known as One Taste. It's a sex cult. Here is the latest using multiple articles.

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It's 4th Tuesday and I'm here to help you understand adult children of cults. We are like ex cult members but different. Way different. Using multiple articles today I'll get into the types of things kids who grew up in new age alternative religious groups, high demand groups that meditate or chant into a trance and more. #cults #tm #meditation #floating #disassociation



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This is 3rd Tuesday and a cult update on Morningland. I will read an article I wrote last year summing up interesting connections to Lynne Sperato and Dr. Lalich a California sociologist who studies cults.

Putting unknown pieces of this puzzle together keeps getting more interesting.



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