The Devil Within

The Devil Within

Season 2: In 1974 after experiencing financial hardship, Michael Taylor joined a local church in the rolling hills of Northern England. After falling in love with a young, beautiful preacher, Michael’s personality began to change. The mild-mannered family man became abusive and unhinged. His new church believed he was possessed by no fewer than 48 demons and would require an exorcism to save his soul and protect his family from evil. But the supposed remedy would come at a very steep price... The podcast THE DEVIL WITHIN returns with a second season that will send chills down your spine. THE DEMONS OF YORKSHIRE tells the terrifying true story behind Michael Taylor’s brutal exorcisms, and seeks to answer the question, who is to blame for the vicious murder of his wife? Season 1: The brutal slaying of BETTY ANN SULLIVAN shocked the small town of Jefferson Township, New Jersey. The violence of that evening shocked the nation for the perpetrator... was her own son, a boy of fourteen who would take his own life only hours later. What the investigation revealed left a community in tatters, unwilling to believe the evil that had befallen them.

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September 5, 2022 3 min

In 1974 after experiencing financial hardship, Michael Taylor joined a local church in the rolling hills of Northern England. After falling in love with a young, beautiful preacher, Michael’s personality began to change. The mild-mannered family man became abusive and unhinged. His new church believed he was possessed by no fewer than 48 demons and would require an exorcism to save his soul and protect his family from evil. But the...

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October of 1974… in the small village of Ossett in Yorkshire County, England the local police responded to the most vicious and brutal slaying they had ever encountered. Christine Taylor, a happily married mother of five and was found murdered. Torn apart actually, in her own home. Inexplicably, the police already had the prime suspect in custody: the husband, Michael Taylor. He was found naked and covered in blood in the town squa...

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September 26, 2022 36 min

What drove the Taylors into the arms of the church? We examine the socio-economic conditions in Northern England during the early 1970’s and how the Taylors were directly affected. The Charismatic Christian movement, of which the Taylors counted themselves as members, is explored. Plus, could the release of the blockbuster film THE EXORCIST be connected to the Taylor case? 

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Executive Producers: Dana Brunetti and Keegan Rosen...

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Michael, now a fully baptized Christian hits a roadblock on his spiritual path: he falls in love with Marie Robinson, a passionate young preacher who leads his fellowship group. The Taylors are now speaking in tongues, something they would’ve laughed at just weeks prior. Also, they witness a botched exorcism in their own living room at the hands of Marie Robinson.

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Executive Producers: Dana Brunetti and Keegan Rosenberger

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October 10, 2022 38 min

The history of exorcism, as outlined in the Rituale Romanum is explored. We hear from an actual exorcist who shares his experiences. Also, after his humiliation at the hands of Marie, Michael begins his descent into madness… and a diagnosis of demonic possession is right around the corner.

Credits:

Executive Producers: Dana Brunetti and Keegan Rosenberger

Produced by Branden Morgan and Zach McNees

Edited and Mixed by Zach McNees

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After the church elders are convinced of Michael Taylor’s possession they just need to convince one more person… Michael Taylor himself. They gather at St. Thomas and proceed with an eight hour exorcism, much of it against the will of the supposedly possessed man. Ultimately, they leave their work unfinished…

Credits:

Executive Producers: Dana Brunetti and Keegan Rosenberger

Produced by Branden Morgan and Zach McNees

Edited and Mixed b...

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We’re back in Ossett on the morning of October 6th, now with the full knowledge of why and how Michael and Christine Taylor’s marriage came to such a violent and deadly crescendo. We follow the Taylor case through the inquest and sentencing to discover who the courts believe to be the true perpetrator of this terrible crime.

Credits:

Executive Producers: Dana Brunetti and Keegan Rosenberger

Produced by Branden Morgan and Zach McNees

Ed...

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For more than three and a half decades, the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews was a mystery – a riddle neither authorities nor her family members could solve. The residents of her cloistered Colorado hometown had scoured every inch of prairie. Jonelle’s face had been on milk cartons nationwide. Even the President of the United States had appealed to the public for help. Still, every lead had fizzled. Every person of int...

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