This alleged cult’s vineyard has produced wines served at former President Ronald Reagan’s birthday party, and other illustrious restaurants in the pacific northwest. Will abuse allegations made by former members, and disputes with local Yuba County officials over taxes take this successful business down? Robert Earl Burton used elements of mysticism to lure vulnerable followers to his group, but his shaky past threatens their future.
With Greg Polcyn & Vanessa Richardson
Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults. Cults is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production. Ad-free archives of episodes six months or older are now available through Stitcher Premium.