The Cult Vault

The Cult Vault

Award Nominated Podcast. Long-Form Interview-Based Show Focusing on True Testimonies of Cult Survivors & Experts. Also Features Deep-Dive Research Episodes.

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June 17, 2024 78 mins
In this remastered episode I chat at length with Alexandra who grew close to a family friend before deciding to follow him out of state and into the clasp of a destructive group known as RSE. Alexandra tells the story from her perspective, allowing us keen insight into what attempts at connection made by her father truly worked, and what could have been done, if anything, to help Alexandra come home sooner. 

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In this 2-part series, I first chat with Bob about his experiences losing his daughter to JZ Knight's Ramtha's School of Enlightenment. Bob speaks about the heartbreak and difficulty in working out the best way to navigate the situation - from losing all contact to treading carefully to maintain a relationship with his daughter, waiting for the day she comes home.

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In this 2-part series, I first chat with Bob about his experiences losing his daughter to JZ Knight's Ramtha's School of Enlightenment. Bob speaks about the heartbreak and difficulty in working out the best way to navigate the situation - from losing all contact to treading carefully to maintain a relationship with his daughter, waiting for the day she comes home.

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In this episode I speak with Spencer about his time spent in Sharon Gan's cult in Manhattan known as the Odyssey Study Group. Spencer descirbes all of this in his memoir:
 Mannhattan Cult Story. Abuse, Crime, Sex, and My Life inside a Secret Organization. Manhattan Cult Story: My Unbelievable True Story of Sex, Crimes, Chaos, and Survival eBook : Schneider, Spencer: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

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In this episode I speak with Spencer about his time spent in Sharon Gan's cult in Manhattan known as the Odyssey Study Group. Spencer descirbes all of this in his memoir:
 Mannhattan Cult Story. Abuse, Crime, Sex, and My Life inside a Secret Organization. Manhattan Cult Story: My Unbelievable True Story of Sex, Crimes, Chaos, and Survival eBook : Schneider, Spencer: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

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In this weeks episode we are diving into another movement that originated in Korea. This one comes with a twist... you don't find out that this movement is SCJ until you have been a member for over half a year. Han offers his experiences within this movement, leaving when lockdown first occurred in 2020 due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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In this remastered episode I speak at length with Ruwan, an outspoken ex-member of the female-pleasure focused movement known as OneTaste. Ruwan talks us through the practice of Orgasmic Meditation (OM) as well as the levels of costly courses members are encouraged to take. We end our chat on Ruwan's new focus in life and how he has taken the positive lessons from OneTaste and applied them to his new everyday life.


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In this remastered episode I speak with Andrew who talks us through his experiences being pulled through the Troubled Teen Industry from the young age of 11 onwards. Not only was Andrew subjected to "scared straight" programmes and tactics, he was forced through 2 wilderness programmes that respectively had abuse and manipulation running through both.

Troubled Teens Subreddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteens
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In this Patreon deep-dive from the vault, I look into the Ant Hill Kids, truly one of the worst cults I have ever researched or heard about to this day. This is an example of the deep-dive episodes i offer at patreon.com/thecultvault. 

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Crimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!
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In this Patreon deep-dive from the vault, I look into the Ant Hill Kids, truly one of the worst cults I have ever researched or heard about to this day. This is an example of the deep-dive episodes i offer at patreon.com/thecultvault. 

Get in Touch or Support:
Patreon - patreon.com/thecultvault
Crimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cultvaultpod/
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In this episode I chat with author Geoffrey Wallis about his book "A Voice From Inside - Notes on Religious Trauma In a Captive Organization". We also discuss being Physically In/Mentally Out (PIMO), Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS) and High Demand Religious Groups (HDRG).
Geoffrey's Website - https://www.wallisbooks.com

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In this remastered conversation, I speak with former co-leader of the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA). Unfortunately, I found out recently that Kerry passed away last year. It was a very quiet event, with no mention of it in the anti-cult community. This deeply saddened me as Kerry spent so much of his life attempting to reconcile for his earlier years, take accountability for his actions and teach the world how h...
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In this remastered conversation, I speak with former co-leader of the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord (CSA). Unfortunately, I found out recently that Kerry passed away last year. It was a very quiet event, with no mention of it in the anti-cult community. This deeply saddened me as Kerry spent so much of his life attempting to reconcile for his earlier years, take accountability for his actions and teach the world how h...
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In this episode we continue our coverage of The Unification Church. This episode includes an interview with artist and activist Jen Kiaba who creates art depicting the spiritual abuse that comes with control and coercion. Find her work here at www.jenkiaba.com.


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Crimecon UK 2024 - https://www.crimecon.co.uk - use code CULT for 10% off tickets!
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This week we finally have a new episode. I sat down with Caroline Ansley to discuss cults and coercive control. Caroline, a medical doctor, activist, advocate and cult survivor, is doing SO much to combat these issues in her homeland of New Zealand. Check out Caroline's work here, and be sure to check out her show "Cult Chat".

Cult Chat - Cult Chat Podcast (centrepointrestorationproject.com)
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This was one of my first introductions to Scientology. Can you tell? Lots has changed in terms of my understanding of cults, of Scientology and my interview style. In this interview, I chat with Fred. Fred spent 20 years of his life within the Church of Scientology. He was a part of the Sea Org, experienced the highest levels of indoctrination and manipulation and eventually left on a spiritual and educational journey of understand...
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This was one of my first introductions to Scientology. Can you tell? Lots has changed in terms of my understanding of cults, of Scientology and my interview style. In this interview, I chat with Fred. Fred spent 20 years of his life within the Church of Scientology. He was a part of the Sea Org, experienced the highest levels of indoctrination and manipulation and eventually left on a spiritual and educational journey of understand...
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This International Women's Day, join Shane Waters and Wendy Cee on an unprecedented
journey through the heart of England to Crimecon UK in London. Mysteries on the True Crime
Express is not just a podcast episode; it's an immersive voyage into the depths of true crime,
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In this episode I talk with Daniella about her experiences growing up in the armageddonist movement The Children of God - now known as The Family International. This movement has been exposed in various ways to the public but it remained hidden in the shadows around the world for many years whilst children and members were subjected to some of the worst abuse imaginable. Daniella tells us of her escape and arrival into another high...
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In today's episode I speak at length with Lisa Kohn - author of the Memoir "To the Moon and Back: A Childhood Under the Influence". Lisa talks us through her childhood coming into the church and her struggles with leaving it behind. I had the honour of meeting with Lisa recently as she travelled to England. We had dinner, talked, wandered the historical streets of Liverpool and speculated on where our lives were headed next. Thank ...
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