6: LADY CULTS: The Brahma Kumaris plus Gwen Shambin Lara’s weight-loss cult

This week on Eavesdroppin’ comedy podcast, hosts Geordie & Michelle look at two cults started by women…

When Eavesdropper Linda wrote in telling us about how her father had changed his will to leave the lion’s share of his money and property to the Brahma Kumaris in the last days of his life, Geordie got to work to investigate the organisation. Spiritual fellowship to help people find a better way of living – or a doomsday cult that preys on the vulnerable and encourages them to leave their money and property to the group, you decide… Listen to find out more!

Michelle follows with the story of Gwen Shamblin Lara and her weight-loss cult, The Weigh Down Workshop. Believing thatfat on your body is a manifestation of sin, Gwen combined weight loss with religion and built up a following that eventually led to starting her own church. But it didn’t stop there… Listen now to find out what happened to Gwen and the Remnant Fellowship and how her teachings led to the tragic death of an innocent child.

So pop on your headphones, grab a brown lemonade and join Geordie & Michelle for this week’s episode, plus telly recs, a chat about Roxette and more, only on Eavesdroppin’ podcast. And remember, wherever you are, whatever you do, just keep Eavesdroppin’!

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And a fantastic link to Geordie talking about the time she met Adam Ant! Watch it now – along with all the other great music stories – on Benjamin Cartel’s YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id5geTwlxOo

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