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How did a septuagenarian buggering wannabe rock-star suffering from dyslexia go from handyman to cult leader, culminating in the death of 80 people? We try to answer that very question this week (and not because Cbot is looking for tips). Plus, Kevin Crispin returns to the lower 4th, J.T.R. Brown makes his debut on H51 to help us wrap our heads around the mental health (or lack thereof) of cult leaders, and CBot regales us with his love for the year 1993. All that and more on the podcast that doesn’t have a cult secretly funding us, just Goforth’s Patreon sniff money – Hysteria 51

Special thanks to this week’s sources:


Before the Flames: Story of David Koresh and the Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists | A. Anthony Hibbert

Prophets of the Apocalypse: David Koresh and Other American Messiahs | Kenneth R. Samples


Waco: The Inside Story | Documentary | FRONTLINE – https://youtu.be/iFGNvLuRADg

Who were David Koresh and the Branch Davidians? – https://abcn.ws/34E6wSQ

Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997) – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120472/

Documentary: Waco – https://youtu.be/GLSRobvR-1Q


Waco Siege – https://bit.ly/2WUg9dB

Mount Carmel Center – https://bit.ly/36MJTh4

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – https://bit.ly/2WUgjld

Branch Davidians – https://bit.ly/2K1xFqT

Seventh-day Adventist Church – https://bit.ly/36HVCNz

David Koresh – https://bit.ly/34Pi9GP

Victor Houteff – https://bit.ly/2NsiKZ9

Janet Reno – https://bit.ly/36KkggA

PBS – https://to.pbs.org/2CpC6aV

PBS – https://to.pbs.org/2WV0FpK

Crime Traveler – https://bit.ly/33tIWrJ

ATF – https://bit.ly/33pwuJG

Chicago Tribune – https://bit.ly/36Kzmmn

The Gospel Coalition – https://bit.ly/2WXZ0zK

J.T.R. Brown – http://www.jtrbrownwriting.com/

And make sure to check out JTR Brown’s book

Scab Among the Stars available now – https://amzn.to/2XBEQvq

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