Cults And Extreme Beliefs

June 2020
42:00

Season 1 Episode 1 - Jehovah's Witness

4.0 6 x
Host Elizabeth Vargas sits down with former Jehovah’s Witness and child sex abuse survivor Romy Maple, as well as a key whistle-blower, Barbara Anderson, to dig deeper into why the organisation has chosen to protect paedophiles over the innocent children they prey upon.
39:14

Season 1 Episode 2 - Nxivm

3.0 5 x
Elizabeth Vargas sits down with Sarah Edmondson, a former member of the self-improvement group, NXIVM. Sarah made a very public break from the group in October 2017 when she appeared on the cover of the New York Times displaying a NXIVM-inflicted brand on her pelvis. With that article, Sarah threw open the door guarding NX...
41:05

Season 1 Episode 3 - United Nation Of Islam

3.0 3 x
In 1978, Royall Jenkins founded the United Nation of Islam - a group that promised a life free from prejudice, and full of the opportunities that eluded so many African Americans in underserved communities. Elijah Muhammad was raised in the Nation and grew up practicing what Royall preached. At twelve years old, Elijah rec...
40:34

Season 1 Episode 4 - Twelve Tribes

4.0 5 x
Despite their hippie persona and rustic community businesses, the Twelve Tribes have long stood accused of physically abusing children and subjugating of women. Now disconnected from her family, ex-member Samie Brosseau, works to expose the Twelve Tribes abusive practices today.
40:26

Season 1 Episode 5 - Flds

4.0 0 x
Many believed that when Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for child sexual assault, the problems within the FLDS community would be solved - the group would disperse and members would wake up and leave the church. However, when Jeffs was locked away, it left devoted FLDS followers like Norma Richter to face a su...
41:24

Season 1 Episode 6 - Children Of God

4.0 2 x
Amy Bril recounts her childhood growing up in the Children of God, a group notorious for pedophilia and “religious” prostitution. Amy and others born and raised in the group are banding together to address a suicide epidemic among fellow survivors.
39:56

Season 1 Episode 7 - World Peace Unification Sanctuary

4.0 4 x
Former “Moonie,” Teddy Hose, tries to alert the public to a gun-obsessed Unification Church offshoot known as the The Sanctuary Church of Newfoundland, PA. Sean Moon, the charismatic leader, and son of the late Reverend Sun Myung Moon, continues to grow more radicalised with his sermons, creating a potentially disastrous m...
40:06

Season 1 Episode 8 - Suvivors Speak Part 1

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In this rare TV event, Elizabeth Vargas sits down with cult survivors Elijah, Romy, Samie and Sarah. They recount their shared experiences and the abuses that bond them after each escaping different destructive groups.
40:43

Season 1 Episode 9 - Suvivors Speak Part 2

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On the second Special for Cults and Extreme Beliefs, Elizabeth Vargas is joined by cult survivors Amy, Lamont, and Teddy. These ex-members discuss living and escaping some of the most notorious cults in history.
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