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Zealot

Updated 19 days ago

Rank #168 in Comedy category

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A podcast about cults.

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A podcast about cults.

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By LeoFlash - May 12 2019
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I’m still new and working my way through, and at Ep. 3 I was thinking I wasn’t so keen on this podcast. But I kept listening, and it’s grown on me. (I had the same experience with another podcast that I now love - and where I heard about this podcast - “My Favorite Murder.”) It’s definitely in-depth and covers lesser-known cults, which is interesting (can anyone say Chilean Nazi cult?). I like that Jo has a different co-host each time, and that they choose the cult. My only big complaint is that there are snacks put out during the recording, and while they at least don’t chew or swallow into the mics, it is very obvious when someone is drinking, has their mouth full, or has just swallowed a bite of food. It’s distracting and a bit annoying.

I love the music

By egr1134 - Feb 24 2019
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The musical bits are so fun and I love the humor and banter

iTunes Ratings

1075 Ratings
Average Ratings
733
145
52
55
90

Not Bad

By LeoFlash - May 12 2019
Read more

I’m still new and working my way through, and at Ep. 3 I was thinking I wasn’t so keen on this podcast. But I kept listening, and it’s grown on me. (I had the same experience with another podcast that I now love - and where I heard about this podcast - “My Favorite Murder.”) It’s definitely in-depth and covers lesser-known cults, which is interesting (can anyone say Chilean Nazi cult?). I like that Jo has a different co-host each time, and that they choose the cult. My only big complaint is that there are snacks put out during the recording, and while they at least don’t chew or swallow into the mics, it is very obvious when someone is drinking, has their mouth full, or has just swallowed a bite of food. It’s distracting and a bit annoying.

I love the music

By egr1134 - Feb 24 2019
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The musical bits are so fun and I love the humor and banter

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Zealot

Updated 19 days ago

Rank #168 in Comedy category

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A podcast about cults.

Rank #1: Zealot 3: Raelians with Katie Jamieson

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Jo Thornely talks to Katie Jamieson about the go-to cult for man-buns and active wear: The Raelians

Jul 08 2017
44 mins
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Rank #2: Zealot 6: The Moonies with Kerri Sackville

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Jo Thornely talks to Kerri Sackville about the cult well known for mass weddings and less well known for disgusting sex handkerchiefs: The Moonies.

Aug 23 2017
56 mins
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Rank #3: Zealot 4: Hollow Earth with Eddie Sharp

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Do we live inside the Earth or is it full of racists and waterfalls? Are they the same thing? Jo Thornely wonders with Eddie Sharp

Jul 29 2017
43 mins
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Rank #4: Zealot 7: Colonia Dignidad with Nadine Von Cohen

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Jo Thornely talks to Nadine Von Cohen about an evil Chilean Nazi torture cult so heinous they made a bad movie about it: Colonia Dignidad

Sep 16 2017
54 mins
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Rank #5: Zealot 5: Rajneeshees with Rachael Mogan McIntosh

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Jo Thornely talks to Rachael Mogan McIntosh about the cult that inspired luxury car ownership, salad bar terrorism, and tough t*****s: The Rajneeshees.

Aug 09 2017
47 mins
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Rank #6: Zealot 18: FLDS with Jan Fran

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Jo Thornely talks to Jan Fran about a cult that puts the prayer into prairie dresses but otherwise makes you feel a bit sick: The FLDS.

Jul 01 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #7: Zealot 19: House of David with Colin Delaney

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Jo Thornely talks to Colin Delaney about a cult synonymous with hair, balls, and syncopated rhythm: House Of David.

Jul 28 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #8: Zealot 17: The Family with Shelley Stocken

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Jo Thornely talks to Shelley Stocken about a cult that hits its lows in the twin categories of child-rearing and hairdressing: The Family.

Jun 18 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #9: Zealot 15 Roch Theriault with Dan Barrett

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Jo Thornely talks to Dan Barrett about a drunk sadist who enjoys a bit of experimental surgery but also bakes a mean baguette: Roch Theriault.

Mar 10 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #10: Zealot 8: Heaven's Gate with Russ Tainton

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Jo Thornely talks to Russ Tainton about the cult that stopped a sneaker line and abandoned its testes: Heaven's Gate.

Oct 16 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #11: Zealot 20: Tony Alamo with Adam Richard

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Jo Thornely talks to Adam Richard about a cult famous for bedazzled denim and tax evasion: Tony Alamo and his Christian Ministries.

Aug 14 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #12: Zealot 14 Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps with Michael Beveridge

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Jo Thornely talks to Michael Beveridge about a cult that dresses like an army but makes Youtube videos like a teenage boy: The Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps.

Feb 15 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #13: Zealot 9: Jonestown with Lorin Pickup

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Jo Thornely talks to Lorin Pickup about the cult that started with a Brylcreem messiah and ended with one of the biggest mass suicides of all time: Jonestown.

Oct 27 2017
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #14: Zealot 10: Branch Davidians with Greg Morrow

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Jo Thornely talks to Greg Morrow about the cult that was good news for fire but bad news for Vernons: The Branch Davidians.

Nov 11 2017
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #15: Zealot 21: Universe People with Patrick Lenton

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Jo Thornely talks to Patrick Lenton about a cult that really knows their way around a spaceship and a box of coloured pencils: Universe People.

Sep 12 2018
59 mins
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Rank #16: Zealot 12: Sherry Shriner with Dan Debuf

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Jo Thornely talks to Dan Debuf about the possible cult leader who’s blowing the cover of reptilian shapeshifters worldwide: Sherry Shriner.

Dec 28 2017
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #17: Zealot 16: Unarius with Mat Whitehead

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Jo Thornely talks to Mat Whitehead about a cult that blames minor ailments on past lives and heals via improv and costuming: Unarius.

May 25 2018
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #18: Zealot 11: Aum Shinrikyo with Andrew P Street

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Jo Thornely talks to Andrew P Street about the cult that ruined train travel and hair tea for everyone: Aum Shinrikyo.

Nov 25 2017
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #19: Zealot 13 Prince Philip Movement with Rowdie Walden

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Jo Thornely talks to Rowdie Walden about a cult on a remote volcanic island that has a doddering old racist as its deity: The Prince Philip Movement.

Jan 26 2018
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #20: Zealot 22: Order of the Solar Temple with Bec Shaw

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Jo Thornely talks to Bec Shaw about a cult that shows giving medieval re-enactment nerds capes and power is never a good idea: The Order of the Solar Temple.

Sep 27 2018
57 mins
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