Reviews
I love the show but am really baffled by something. I see people commenting that they are upset that this show moved to Spotify yet clearly in the description of the show it says “Cults is a Spotify Original from Parcast,” as in SPOTIFY CREATED THE SHOW with Parcast! Any-whoooo, great show. All...Read full review »
XXXL2.0 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/21
Paracas knows how to actually make podcasts. The voices are calm and soothing and the content is well articulated
Vishal Gandhii via Apple Podcasts · India · 10/04/21
If a production won’t offer their show on the platform I’m using, I won’t listen. They should ask Microsoft and Sony how exclusives worked (or didn’t).
d2thomas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/04/21
Was well into 50+ eps when you made the transition and I’m not going w you. I’m guessing I’m not the only one. Enjoy your bottlenecked distribution model.
Jlkinney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/21
Why
I’ve listened to just about every episode I’m a very long time listener now all the podcasts that I had meant to finish are now gone because I guess you moved to Spotify. Bad move to bad.
save987654321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/26/21
Good podcast, well produced and performed. Would like to see them do a few episodes on scientology.
Jman balls via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
This show has a lot of interesting stories and I like the pacing. But if you’re going to have a show about cult psychology you need to have an actual psychologist. It’s totally not cool for Vanessa to present herself as a psychology expert if she doesn’t have any legitimate credentials, no...Read full review »
hannkenn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/06/21
i loved this show. but i am not loyal to you i am loyal to my listening experience. i dont like spotify. sorry you lost a long time listener.
Nuclearfightingworm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/30/21
Lost me when you moved to Spotify. Not as user friendly/intuitive as apple. Too bad I enjoyed the show.
Mdonsbach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/21
I LOVE this show!!! Having 2 episodes on each cult where 1 explores the background of the leader(s) and give insight on how actions/events may have had a part in the cult being formed then the 2nd episode being about the cult itself is amazingggg. Also having someone explain some of the...Read full review »
wilsonsara via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/21
Was interested until I got to the FLDS episode. I don’t know if it was due to a lack of research or if it’s bias on the part of crew but to say Jospeh smith wasn’t a cult leader is untrue and harmful. The man was both fraud and megalomaniac and the church leadership went to great lengths to hide...Read full review »
CamHof via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/21
I tried to use Spotify and do not like how it works and how it controls what I am able to do. You have lost me as a listener to this podcast and also many of the other Parcast offerings. I actually enjoyed listening to your programs but am not willing to put up with Spotify.
Indoquilter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/21
Deleted all their episodes?
bbradleyjoness via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/21
There’s a lot of cool info but it’s a lot of stuff you can find on Wikipedia. There are also parts of certain episodes that leave out important details.
M….TX via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/21
I find cults fascinating so this podcast is very interesting for me. My only complaint is the faux conversational bits. I get that it’s a way to provide information, but I’m not a fan of how scripted it sounds.
divka via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/21
Creepy interesting thought provoking strange bizarre weird
BourbonSangria via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/21
I have always enjoyed the breakdown of each cult. I won’t be following to Spotify but, I wish you the best. I’ll be here when you come back next year. Hopefully Im not a cult leader predicting the return of Greg and Vanessa…
DanMcGowan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/23/21
Corny voice actors and lame attempts at “explaining” psychological terms to you come off as fake and condescending, respectively. Just like all other Parcasts, this one’s too glib and phony to be tolerable. Too bad, since the stories chosen are all interesting by themselves. Stop talking down...Read full review »
CastDisRiteHere via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/21
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This would be way better as a one-narrator podcast (without Vanessa and her “research”)
grace2006 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/16/21
RIP
It’s moving to Spotify only and I don’t want to listen to half an hour of ads so, that’s all she wrote
jackknowsjack via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/21
I’m dying for a good podcasts about cults that isn’t hosted by morning zoo wannabes, or unfunny mean girls. This one sounds like it’s been run thru a text to speech program. The voices are so robotic sounding I had to turn it off after ten minutes.
mightyqwin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
I wonder how long it will take to come back to the other podcast app? Nobody is following to Spotify, maybe that should tell you something. People won’t be interested in merchandise if they can’t hear the podcast. Good bye Parcast.
thatoneplace via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
I love your podcast. Sad to see you sell out to go exclusive with one content provider. I won’t be following.
american_guy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/21
A super interesting theme and unbelievably crazy stories. I like the fact that they don’t only tell the stories but also bring in scientific studies to explain how everything was possible. But, sometimes it sounds like they have picked the studies that match the cases perfectly. I am often left...Read full review »
rhtoiva via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 07/08/21
Are all of the shows going exclusively to Spotify? Because I am not. So long Parcast 🤷‍♀️
SushiCat1973 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/21
Will be sad to lose this podcast when it is taken off Apple podcasts next month. I have been a long time listener and enjoy listening to Molly and Richard. I will miss you! 🥲
august_moon via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/07/21
I really like this podcast and would’ve given it 5 stars. But the inclusion of Seventh Day Adventism as a cult is wrong. Yes, they have different views. But it’s those views that have helped revolutionize healthcare for what it is today. In the way of diet, exercise and lifestyle. Including the...Read full review »
Kit D Kat 100 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/21
Just listened to the Wesson Family Cult episode. It was interesting but I am bothered by the hosts refusal to use the word Rape. Marcus Wesson raped his daughters. He didn’t “have sex with” or “have relationships” with them. He raped them. He also raped his girlfriends daughter. Because a grown...Read full review »
amsmith131 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/21
I recently heard a snippet about the cult 12 Tribes on another podcast and I was like, hey! They are taking over our Main Street, buying an entire block and now I see they’ve acquired another building. They had a deli but closed it and mostly make their living selling clothing. I’ve been...Read full review »
heathermae85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/21
I love Cults. It provides a good overview of some unheard of cults and seems well researched. However, now they’re announcing it’s becoming a Spotify exclusive podcast. Spotify is not great for podcasts. I shouldn’t have to have multiple players for my podcasts, especially those from the same...Read full review »
Falconaxego via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/21
Sad to see this Pod going exclusively on Spotify…
Aleeca maughan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/29/21
They are moving Spotify. Good luck!
huracan coming via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/21
I, in fact, love the robotic, monotone voices, I fall asleep to it every night. Also, there are cults I have never heard of, thank you for the new knowledge. This podcast is very thorough and professional. I LOVE THE ROBOTIC-NESS. Love.
pretty_bones via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/21
Great storytelling
FannyFe via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 06/26/21
Did this podcast really compare conservative families, afraid of satan worshippers, to the Manson family!? Holy smokes, it’d be nice to find one, just one, podcast that isn’t biased towards God, Christianity, Republicans, and conservative values, but even these robotic voiced nit wits are spewing...Read full review »
MisterHellJ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/21
Heard about this pod on another podcast and it sounded like it was right up my alley. Didn't get past the first 2 minutes before I turned it off. Their voices are so robotic and dry.Read full review »
s.c.l.m.n.o.p. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/21
I appreciate the wealth of info this podcast has to offer, especially since they discuss a lot of lesser known cults around the world, but I just desperately wish they would stop armchair diagnosing the leaders of the cults the cover. It is completely unnecessary for them to attempt to cover the...Read full review »
Gemfemme via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/21
I’m hearing that I’ll have to download another podcast app starting in August and I’m not doing it, I use apple podcast and I refuse to have to switch between all these apples in order to listen to my favorites. I get you want to monetize your show but I’m not chasing it around….
PaytonsPoppa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/21
A strange, robotic podcast with no indication the hosts have any interest in the subject. For a while I thought the male host was a computer auto-reading the script. Still, well researched and interesting topic.
Wasabi11 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/20/21
I love this kind of thing, and have tried and tried to find a good podcast that doesn’t bore the crap out of me. The way the hosts tell the stories of these cults is so enthralling and gripping that I can listen all day and not be bored. I started at the very beginning of the series and have been...Read full review »
BrittySkitty via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/09/21
Good info but I wish they would take a few minutes to find out how to pronounce names
rda0609 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/09/21
... show but stop with advertising the ‘exclusively available on Spotify’ nonsense. Also demonising men, this time fathers. Devious dads! How about Monstrous moms or will that upset the lefties too much. Come on parcast do better.
Every one's a critic 😇 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/07/21
I enjoy listening occasionally, but their monotone reading isn't my favorite. Each time Greg says, "Vanessa isn't a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist, but she has done a lot of research for the show." It drives me crazy (#1, because Vanessa always murmurs, "Thanks...Read full review »
Edesius via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/21
Just listened to their episodes on the Manson Family, and I am convinced that no research was done on the topic. Many of their claims directly contradict the evidence of the trial and the confessions of the killers themselves. They portray Manson’s followers as innocent victims of brainwashing...Read full review »
manonynom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/21
This is a great show and I love listening to it, however it’s becoming more and more obvious that the podcasts on Apple podcasts for this show and other parcast shows like serial killers skips backwards / duplicates sections constantly. It’s not my devices or headphones, as I can literally rewind...Read full review »
annag94 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/25/21
Love the podcast, but the Evereve ad makes me NUTS! The voice actor is the worst. I am going to stop listening to this show until this ad cycle is finished.
Swcliff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/23/21
Another time filler from underwhelming Spotify productions, the Netflix of pods. Not worth the time unless you enjoy interesting stories butchered by bad research and even poorer home spun “psychology”.
Bladerhunner via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 05/19/21
I listen to many Crime podcasts and have listened to this one for a while but I’m stopping now. I feel like they’ve jumped on the band wagon of making all law Enforcement either seem racist or totally incompetent. I’m over it. They’ve become too Woke for me and I also get annoyed Greg telling us...Read full review »
Jill Zie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/21
Vanessa’s “research” into psychology ruins another great idea for a podcast. Disappointed
jenmcleod via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/17/21
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