#75: A Kid In A Cult

Download: The MP3 File (Length: 40m -- 29 MB)

Mike Carano [Twitter] spent his junior high years in a religious cult in California that was an extreme offshoot of Christianity.  Nowadays, cult-free, Mike is a photographer, podcaster, and all around funny guy.

In this class we talk about:

  • Spending two pre-teen years with his family in a cult.
  • Having divorced parents.
  • His mom turning weird.
  • Moving a numerous amount of times as a child.
  • Living in an old military building with his family.
  • Being the oldest of his siblings.
  • Having a dysfunctional relationships with his parents.
  • His mother being a devout -- yet extreme -- Christian.
  • Not having school while in the cult.
  • A whole lot of anger -- then and now.  
  • Feeling stuck.
  • Returning to the scene of the cult crime as an adult.
  • Being terrified of the cult’s pastor.
  • Being forced to talk to strangers about the Bible.
  • Being fascinated by cults nowadays.
  • The cult being all about making money.
  • Finally leaving the cult with the help of his father.   
  • His mom losing all her parental power once the kids became adults.
  • His siblings having alcohol and drug problems.
  • Being involved in his nephew's lives.
  • Still letting his mom get under his skin.
  • Alcoholism and sobriety in his life. 


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