Episode 10: True Crime & Cults

Episode 10: True Crime & Cults

Kristin's Case:

Kristin explore the Ant Hill Kids cult in this insane episode. This cult was led by Roch Theriault who was charismatic and intelligent, but also absolutely insane and abusive towards his followers. He told his followers that the apocalypse would happen soon, which prompted them to run off into the woods, so they could be saved. While out in the wilderness, Roch unleashed his insane behavior, which cost several followers their lives, including his own child. Roch was finally arrested and sentenced to life in prison. While in prison, he was shanked by a fellow inmate and died, and, after listening to our episode, you’ll see how well deserved this ending for him.

Kristin's References:

Blanco, J. I. (n.d.). Roch Theriault: Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers. Retrieved from https://murderpedia.org/male.T/t/theriault-roch.htm.

Denisenoe, ~. (2015, August 11). Roch Thériault: A Sadist and His Sect. Retrieved from https://denisenoe.wordpress.com/2015/07/28/the-religious-tyranny-of-roch-theriault/.

Kaihla, P., & Laver, R. (n.d.). THE ANT HILL KIDS: Maclean’s: FEBRUARY 8, 1993. Retrieved from https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1993/2/8/the-ant-hill-kids.

Roch Thériault. (2019, October 25). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roch_Thériault#cite_note-7.

Amy's Case:

This week Amy explores the hell that was Tony Alamo, his wife Susan Alamo, and their apocalyptic cult, The Alamo Christian Foundation. What could possibly go wrong when a charismatic leader and their money hungry spouse start to prey on young hippies? Well, this episode has those answers! Join us as we talk about some creepy culty events like, raising the dead, child sweat shops, bedazzled pop culture jackets, tax evasion, and so much more. This cult has it all.

Amy's References:

Castro, D. (2017, May 3). Tony Alamo Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Retrieved from https://heavy.com/news/2017/05/tony-alamo-dead-alamo-catholic-foundation-arrest-sex-underage-scandal-michael-jackson-rhinestone-jackets-wife/.

Doomsday cult. (2019, October 10). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_cult.

Flato, R. (2017, May 4). THE UNBELIEVABLE STORY BEHIND THOSE TONY ALAMO JACKETS. Retrieved from http://newitmagazine.com/breaking-tony-alamo-sex-offender-minister-cult-jacket-designer-dies-in-prison/.

Press, T. A. (2017, May 4). Tony Alamo, Apocalyptic Ministry Leader Convicted of Sex Abuse, Dies at 82. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/us/obituary-tony-alamo-minister-sexual-abuse.html.

Ross, R. (2009, May 27). What makes a cult? | Rick Ross. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2009/may/27/cults-definition-religion.

Tony Alamo. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://culteducation.com/group/808-tony-alamo.html.

Tony Alamo. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Tony_Alamo.

Tony Alamo, Hollywood street preacher convicted of sexually abusing girls, dies at 82. (2017, May 4). Retrieved from https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-tony-alamo-20170503-story.html.

SundanceTV. (2019, February 27). Tony Alamo: Ministry of Evil.

User, S. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://culteducation.com/group/808-tony-alamo/22645-evangelist-puberty-is-age-of-sexual-consent.html.

User, S. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://culteducation.com/group/808-tony-alamo/30095-the-strange-life-and-demise-of-tony-alamo.html.