13 O’Clock Episode 231 LIVE: The Heaven’s Gate Cult

On yet another exploration of weird American cults, Tom and Jenny discuss the bizarre UFO cult known as Heaven’s Gate. Founded in the 1970s by true believers Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles (later known as Do and Ti), the strange sect held to a strict ascetic lifestyle, and combined end-times Christianity, theosophy, New Age, and UFO-type beliefs into a quasi-religious stew that would ultimately lead to 39 of them taking their own lives in a mass suicide in 1996, all of them believing that a spacecraft following the Comet Hale-Bopp was going to be taking them to the next evolutionary level. Slip into your Nike Decades, put a five-dollar bill and three quarters into your pocket, and listen to Tom and Jenny break down the sad and peculiar tale on a live episode 231.

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13 O’Clock Episode 230 LIVE: The Jonestown Massacre

On today’s kinda depressing installment (sorry), Tom and Jenny are discussing the infamous mass murder/suicide of more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple religious cult, led by the Reverend Jim Jones, back in late 1978. While the group started out as a progressive Christian organization focused on racial equality and helping the poor, Jim Jones’s increasing paranoia and declining mental state caused him to move his congregation to the jungles of Guyana, where an authoritarian mindset quickly took over. Don’t drink the Flavor-Aid, just listen to our dulcet tones as we break down one of the worst tragedies in American history on a live episode 230.

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13 O’Clock Episode 33 – Creepy Cults: Children of God, Order of the Solar Temple, and More!

Dissatisfied with your life? Seeking some form of spiritual enlightenment and purpose? Feel like giving up all your earthly possessions and living in a compound with a bunch of brainwashed weirdos? Boy, have we got an episode for you! Just kidding, you don’t really want to join a cult (uh…right?), and you REALLY don’t want to join the four disturbing, doomsday cults we’re discussing on 13 O’Clock today. The Order of the Solar Temple, the Children of God, the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, and the intertwined Korean cults known as Paradise and the Salvation Sect…these groups had it all, including skeevy, exploitative leaders, wackjob beliefs, criminal activity, and mass murder and suicide. Pour yourself a nice tall glass of Kool-Aid and believe unquestioningly every word that your hosts utter on this revelatory episode of 13 O’Clock. Join us…join us…

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