Prayed Upon

Prayed Upon

The Courier Mail

Religious extremism and cults are on the rise. For the last few months, three journalists have been hearing the harrowing stories of cult survivors, and have uncovered a secret and controlling cult currently operating across Australia with communes in NSW and QLD. In this six-part podcast, they reveal how cults are preying on vulnerable people, across the country. Why do people start cults? Why do people join them? And most importantly - how do they escape?

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Non-subscribers can listen to a new episode every Wednesday.

Prayed Upon podcast is hosted by author and investigative journalist Kate Kyriacou. It's produced by Natalie Gregg and edited by Andrea Thiis-Evensen.

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of Prayed Upon?

There are 7 episodes avaiable of Prayed Upon.

What is Prayed Upon about?

We have categorized Prayed Upon as:

  • Religion & Spirituality
  • True Crime

Where can you listen to Prayed Upon?

Prayed Upon is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did Prayed Upon start?

The first episode of Prayed Upon that we have available was released 5 December 2023.

Who creates the podcast Prayed Upon?

Prayed Upon is produced and created by The Courier Mail.