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Cult Talk with Erin Martin

Erin Martin was born in a cult. Now she’s obsessed with learning about cults from the people who know them best: Survivors. Cult Talk takes you inside ex-cult members’ stories one group at a time, one survivor at a time. Cult Talk: a conversation, not an investigation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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02 - Erin's Mother, Judy: The Early Days Of Cult Living

My mother, Judy, discusses her early days in COBU, meeting my father, living communally, and the day to day life of a COBU member. Chapters:Early DaysEarly Warning SignsStewart Traill (and the master plan)Starting to Grow (move to Baltimore and Erin is born)The Manhattan Training CenterChristian Brothers Carpet Cleaning Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

27mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #1

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03 - Erin's Mother, Judy: The Warning Signs

My mother, Judy, starts to see the warning signs of Stewart’s control & abuse. Chapters:A Slow Drip / Family UnitWhy Can't Stewart Be Like That?Stewart Gets Divorced Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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04 - Erin's Mother, Judy: Leaving The Cult...Only To Return

My mother, Judy, begins her escape from COBU with our family...only to return once more. Chapters:Leaving the First TimeHaiti Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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05 - Erin's Mother, Judy: Getting Out For Good

My mother, Judy, tells the story of leaving COBU for good and what "regular" life was like afterward. Chapters:Leaving the COBU at last What do we do now? Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

14 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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06 - Ex-COBU Member & Author, James LaRue (Part 1)

Erin talks to James LaRue about his 14 years in the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU) cult. James is currently an artist and author who writes about his experiences in the COBU and explores the psychology of “total institutions” – a concept applied by cults throughout history, and a framework that makes it very difficult for members to escape. (Part 1 of 2) Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/) James’ website: Everything You Wanted to Know About COBU (But Were Afraid to Ask)James’ Facebook Page: Cobu Stories on FacebookFind James’ books Amazon: Captive Congregation & The Tangled WebExplore James’ artwork: James LaRue Illustrations See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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07 - Ex-COBU Member & Author, James LaRue (Part 2)

Erin talks to James LaRue about his 14 years in the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU) cult. James is currently an artist and author who writes about his experiences in the COBU and explores the psychology of “total institutions” – a concept applied by cults throughout history, and a framework that makes it very difficult for members to escape. (Part 2 of 2) Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/) James’ website: Everything You Wanted to Know About COBU (But Were Afraid to Ask)James’ Facebook Page: Cobu Stories on FacebookFind James’ books Amazon: Captive Congregation & The Tangled WebExplore James’ artwork: James LaRue Illustrations See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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08 - Ex-COBU Member, Catherine Armstrong (Part 1)

Erin talks to Catherine Armstrong about her 12 years in the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU) cult. (Part 1 of 2)Recruiting into COBUColor Ranking and Getting OutGoing Back and trying to be “The Right Woman"  Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

5 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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09 - Ex-COBU Member, Catherine Armstrong (Part 2)

Erin talks to Catherine Armstrong about her 12 years in the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU) cult. (Part 2 of 2)"When You’re Ready to Get Serious With Jesus"What Happens Now?  Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group (click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

21mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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10 - Ex-COBU Member, Tod Burros (Part 1)

Erin talks to Tod Burros about his experience in the Church of Bible Understanding (COBU) cult. (Part 1 of 2)A Testimony of My ExperienceThe Big LieA Kind and Gentle ReprogrammingA Prayer Group Follow Cult Talk on Instagram @culttalk and Twitter @CultTalkJoin the Cult Talk with Erin Martin Facebook group - click on "groups" to search on FB or click here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/392834007920576/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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12 - Graphic Novel Author of "The Cult" & Ex-COBU member, David Patteson (Part 1)

David Patteson joins Erin to discuss his memories of COBU and what led him to create a new graphic novel about his time among Stewart Trail's "sheep." (Part one of two)Segments: Is This Guy In A Cult?A Hole That Needs To Be FilledFind David's graphic novel "The Cult" on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Cult-True-Story-David-Patteson/dp/0999725467 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

24mins

9 Jan 2019

Rank #10