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56 minutes | 6 months ago
Zealot 47: Donald Trump with Matt Bevan
Jo Thornely talks to Matt Bevan about a guy who shares a load of characteristics with cult leaders, if he could only just get organised: Donald Trump.
56 minutes | 6 months ago
Zealot 46: Keith Ham with Josh Dean
Jo Thornely talks to Josh Dean about a guy who did more damage to the Hare Krishna reputation than repetitive airport chanting: Keith Ham.
59 minutes | 7 months ago
Zealot 45: Doc Antle with Paul Verhoeven
Jo Thornely talks to Paul Verhoeven about a man who made everyone who watched Tiger King say hmmmm: Doc Antle.
74 minutes | 9 months ago
Zealot 44: Lawrence Ray with Rhys Nicholson
Jo Thornely talks to Rhys Nicholson about a man who made a college dorm look even more like a cult than usual: Lawrence Ray.
58 minutes | 10 months ago
Zealot 43: The Buddhafield with Marieke Hardy
Jo Thornely talks to Marieke Hardy about a cult led by a man skilled in the arts of manipulation, push-ups, and Speedo-wearing: The Buddhafield.
54 minutes | 10 months ago
Zealot 42: Camp David with Cal Wilson
Jo Thornely talks to Cal Wilson about a Kiwi cult that she visited as a child, remembering the headscarves and gardening, but not the huge cache of weapons: Camp David.
67 minutes | a year ago
Zealot 40: Gwen Shamblin with Yvie Jones
Jo Thornely talks to Yvie Jones about a big-haired lady who’ll tell you Jesus wants you to be skinny and fat people go to hell: Gwen Shamblin.
63 minutes | a year ago
Zealot 39: The Manson Family with Lauren Bonner
Jo Thornely talks to Lauren Bonner about a guy who took a short break from being a prison inmate to develop his skills as a songwriter and cult leader: Charles Manson.
57 minutes | a year ago
Zealot 38: Jared Leto with Rose Callaghan
Jo Thornely talks to Rose Callaghan about an actor whose most convincing roles are as a rock star and a cult leader: Jared Leto.
68 minutes | a year ago
Zealot 37: Teal Swan with Brianna Williams
Jo Thornely talks to Brianna Williams about a woman who has made sure you’ll find her if you Google how to kill yourself: Teal Swan.
71 minutes | a year ago
Zealot 36: Westboro Baptist Church with Alex Jae
Jo Thornely talks to Alex Jae about a family that hates you, pancakes and nerds, but LOVES bedroom murals and knock-off Ed Hardy: Westboro Baptist Church.
66 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 35: Aleister Crowley with Gary Smith
Jo Thornely talks to Gary Smith about a clever trust fund brat with an unhygienic attitude towards canapés: Aleister Crowley.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 34: Grace Road Church with Rob Stott
Jo Thornely talks to Rob Stott about a cult that slaps the demons out of you and serves pizza afterwards: Grace Road Church.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 33: Oneida with Lucas Brown
Jo Thornely talks to Lucas Brown about a cult that loved communism, forks and fornicating: The Oneida Community.
84 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 32: Universal Medicine with Alison Piotrowski
Jo Thornely talks to Alison Piotrowski about a cult that loves the twin themes of reincarnation and boobs: Universal Medicine.
49 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 31: DeVernon LeGrand with Jeremy Davidson
Jo Thornely talks to Jeremy Davidson about a murderous cult leader whose only assets were fake nuns and sartorial style : DeVernon LeGrand.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 30: John De Ruiter with Natalie Norman LIVE at Toronto True Crime Film Festival
Jo Thornely talks to Natalie Norman live at the Toronto True Crime Film Festival about a guy who balances on the twin pillars of okayness and staring: John De Ruiter.
52 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 29: The Source Family with Simone Holtznagel
Jo Thornely talks to Simone Holtznagel about (probably) the only cult that started with health food and ended with hang gliding: The Source Family.
70 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 28: R Kelly with Chris Deal
Jo Thornely talks to Chris Deal about a guy accused of both running a sex cult and dropping killer jams: R Kelly.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Zealot 27: NXIVM with Brock Wilbur
Jo Thornely talks to Brock Wilbur about a cult-slash-multi-level-marketing organisation inspired by Scientology, Amway, and deep misogyny: NXIVM.
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