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Kast Media
Good Cult
River Donaghey grew up in a cult. Or at least that’s what some people called it. His parents called it a “personal-growth seminar group.” Its leader called it “one big happy family.” But there was a dark side to the world River grew up in. One he never heard about as a kid.  In the 1970s and 80s, a self-help company called Lifespring took America by storm. Hundreds of thousands of people walked out of Lifespring as true believers, convinced that the seminars had the power to change the world. But dozens of trainees claimed that after taking a seminar, they had a psychotic break....
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 607 ratings
Great storytelling!
Interesting story & nicely done.
krisarabia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/22
Let’s go!!!
River is a GOAT. Don’t miss this amazing podcast!
Micahlo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/22
Another fan
Your voice is hypnotic and storytelling on point. Thanks for sharing and opening our eyes.
cnbleo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/22
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"We were never a cult and we wanted to remove everything that gave the appearance of being a cult." Thank you to our sponsors: Jordan Harbinger Show: watch cult-related episodes at jordanharbinger.com/start See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 09/28/22
"He was like a rockstar. He was a very attractive man. He was the Lifespring celebrity."   Thank you to our sponsors: BetterHelp: Get 10% off at Betterhelp.com/GOODCULT Splendid Spoon: Get $120 off your first three boxes at SplendidSpoon.com/GOODCULT. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 09/21/22
Published 09/21/22
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