Killers, Cults and Queens

Killers, Cults and Queens

By Killers Cults & Queens

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are on a whistle stop tour of the weirdest corners of the universe. They’ll be stopping to learn about the craziest true crime cases in history, spooky paranormal activities, truly bonkers internet mythology, very convincing cults and much much more. So don't be a killer or join a cult... just be a Queen.

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Episodes

17: Christmas Special, the bizarre case of the Love Has Won cult

Ho ho ho! Christmas has come early thanks to Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce. High on the spirit of crimbo, they present an unreleased episode from season one… the pilot! So get in, we’re heading back 7 months to learn about the crazy Love Has Won cult. A tale of mother and father gods, colloidal silver and glitter covered desiccated corpses… what could be more festive than that… But who was mother god, and how did a potentially well intentioned community turn into a police raid that went viral? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect baby Nikki and Chez, tails of swingers hotels and a shocking discovery. This episode contains graphic details of violence, mental and physical abuse. This episode also comes with a trigger warning for those who are currently living with or recovering from an eating disorder. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is supported by…Boxtails. Head to www.boxtails.co.uk and use the code QUEENS20 for 20% off your first order.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000Beat Eating Disorder Support Lines, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/get-help-for-myself/i-need-support-now/helplines/The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Vice - Meet Mother GodThe INSANE story of the Love Has Won cult & Amy Carlson | DEEP DIVEIs It Legal to Mummify Your Cult Leader? Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God Love Has Won - WikipediaLove Has Won - RationalWikiNew Earth Healing Essentials Love Has Won: What was the cult led by Amy Carlson? | The IndependentLove Has Won cult leader died from anorexia, substance abuse and colloidal silver use, autopsy report says Where Are the Members of Bizarre Cult Love Has Won Today? ‘Love Has Won’ cult reappears online under new name - KESQ Seven arrested in 'Love Has Won' death appear in court 5d Full Disclosure| Sessions and Classes From 'Mother God' to Mummified Corpse: Inside the Fringe Spiritual Sect 'Love Has Won' Crystal Schools  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/22·48m 51s

16: The freaky secrets of The Winchester Mystery House

Nikki Druce and Cheryl Hole are wrapping up a whirlwind of a series by visiting one of the most haunted mansions in America… The Winchester Mystery house. After a wealthy wife became a widow, inheriting so much money that she became the richest woman in America, she was plunged into a deep depression. Desperate for answers, she visited a medium who told her that her entire life was cursed, and there was only one thing for it… she would have to travel across the states to build a mansion for the spirits that would haunt her until the day she died. But who was this woman, and what frightening secrets did the house eventually hold? Nikki and Cheryl are going to find out. Expect crazy construction, a suspect medium and a classic door to nowhere. Killers, Cults and Queens will return for Season 2 in the New Year! And keep your eyes peeled for a festive treat just around the corner!For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by…Wine52. Head to www.wine52.com/QUEENS and cover the postage costs of £8.95 for a free case of 3 wines.Typology. Go to uk.typology.com/queens to receive a free Purifying Cleansing Bar with charcoal worth £12.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Winchester Mystery HouseHistory - Winchester Mystery HouseWinchester Mystery House - WikipediaThe Terrifying True Story Of The Winchester Mystery House And The Troubled Heiress Who Built It14 Hauntings Facts about The Winchester MansionWinchester: The True StoryReturn To The Horrifying Winchester MansionBeyond the Ghost Stories of the Winchester Mystery House Take a look inside the famously creepy Winchester House, which has 160 rooms, staircases that lead to nowhere, and doors that open into walls The Winchester Mystery HouseThe Truth About the Winchester Mystery HouseInterview Helen Mirren WINCHESTER Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/22·54m 26s

15: The worst cult you’ve probably never heard of, The Ant Hill Kids

Nikki Druce and Cheryl Hole are travelling to Canada to meet the WORST cult leader to have ever existed. After growing up in the stereotypical cult leader way (being told he was really smart and eventually dropping out of school), Roch Theriault spent his early 20s hell bent on creating a world for himself, one that he could control with all of his might… containing the most disturbing details Nikki and Cheryl have ever heard, they’re about to find that this ‘equalism’ community was not all that it seemed. Expect earth shattering revelations, horrific living conditions, and the story of one very very brave woman.This episode contains graphic details of violence, mental and physical abuse, including abuse against children and babies. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For those who would like to skip mentions of physical abuse, please skip the following time codes:30:30 - 34:19: Amputation33:00 - 35:00: Child abuse37:00 - 40:30: Severe physical abuse43:00 - 46:36: Severe physical abuse and amputationFor all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by…Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code QUEENS at checkout to try your first month for just £3.50, normally £24.99.Wine52. Go to www.wine52.com/QUEENS to claim your free case of wine. Just over £8.95 postage.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Chilling insight into doomsday cult where members were forced to break their own legsRoch Theriault | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderersRoch Thériault - WikipediaThe Most Disturbing Cult of All Time: The Ant Hill Kids THE ANT HILL KIDS: Break your legs with a sledgehammer or go to Hell - CVLT Nation. Cult Leader Roch Moïse Thériault - The Deadly Messiah Crime Documentary Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/22·54m 8s

14: The chilling secrets of the Bermuda Triangle

Grab your passport and pack your life jackets because Nikki Druce and Cheryl Hole are heading to the Atlantic Ocean to the deadly Bermuda Triangle. The location of dozens upon dozens of missing boats, planes and ships, the true story behind the mysterious disappearances are tough to nail down. Are wormholes caused by electrical fog behind the deaths? Could waterspouts be launching up from the sea and swallowing planes from out of the sky? Or maybe, just maybe, could a whole ancient civilisation be down there? Nikki and Cheryl are about to find out. Expect eerie tales that will make you scared of open water forever, a fair amount of ocean related puns, and a full circle moment thanks to our friends, the Aliens.This episode contains details of death and disappearances. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by…Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code QUEENS to get your first month for just £3.50, usually £24.99.If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:The Strangest Disappearances In The Bermuda TriangleBermuda Triangle: what happened to Flight 19? - BBCTop 5 Facts about the Bermuda TriangleFlight 19 - WikipediaBermuda Triangle: six conspiracy theories about the mystery | The Week UKBermuda Triangle | Description, Location, Disappearances, & Facts | BritannicaTop 7 Theories Behind the Mysterious Bermuda Triangle - 30A7 Chilling Conspiracy Theories About the Bermuda TriangleBermuda Triangle - WikipediaBermuda - WikipediaNewcomers' Guide: The Bermuda Triangle » ExplorerswebBermuda Triangle - Underater Area 51The Bermuda Triangle Flight DC-3 Disappearance in Bermuda TriangleFive of the most mysterious Bermuda Triangle disappearances | Sky HISTORY TV Channel   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/22·50m 56s

13: The horrific sex cult inside NXIVM

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are heading down a road they’ve never been before to the heinous sex cult Dominus Obsequious Sororium of NXIVM. Promoted as a self improvement community, NXIVM was an MLM of gargantuan proportions, allegedly giving advice to The Bronfman Sisters and even Richard Branson… but no one could have guessed the cruel underside ruled by sick leader Keith ‘Vanguard’ Raniere and Smallville actress Alison Mack. Who was Keith Reniere, and how did a self improvement company lead to the mutilation of almost a dozen women? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect modern day cult behaviour, a very confused Chez, and some SERIOUSLY messed up behaviour.This episode contains graphic details of violence, mental and physical abuse. This episode also comes with a trigger warning for those who are currently living with or recovering from an eating disorder. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. This episode is sponsored by Typology. Head to uk.typology.com/queens to claim a free lip and cheek balm worth £16 with your first purchase. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000MLM Checker: www.isthisanmlm.comMLM Master List: www.mlmtruth.orgBeat Eating Disorder Support Lines, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/get-help-for-myself/i-need-support-now/helplines/The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:NXIVM - WikipediaNXIVM. What the Media Won't Report.The Rise & Fall of Allison Mack | DocumentaryThe Lost Women of NXIVM: Rumors vs. Reality20/20 Apr 27 Part 1: Woman recalls being branded as part of joining secret societyEscaping NXIVM: Behind the investigation of the alleged sex cultCatherine and India Oxenberg Recall NXIVM Experience & RecoveryThe Man Who Blew the Whistle On Alleged Sex Cult Inside NXIVM (HBO)Keith Raniere - Wikipedia Nancy Salzman - WikipediaAllison Mack - WikipediaEmiliano Salinas - WikipediaClare Bronfman - WikipediaMega Society - Wikipedia Multi-Level Marketing Businesses and Pyramid Schemes | Consumer Advice. Sarah Edmonson, the Woman Branded Nxivm Branding Was Scripted by Sex Cult Leader to Be ‘Like a Sacrifice’ - The New York Times How NXIVM Seduced Hollywood Stars and America's Most Powerful Elite Into a Barbaric 'Sex Cult' Allison Mack Forced NXIVM Sex Cult Members to Follow 500-Calorie-a-Day Diets, Witness Testifies How NXIVM Used the Strange Power of Patents to Build Its “Sex Cult” | Vanity Fair  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/22·1h 3m

12: The cursed hotel of H.H Holmes

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are turning back the clock to travel to Chicago and learn about America’s most prolific serial killer H.H Holmes. The inspiration behind American Horror Story’s Hotel season, this wiley and manipulative killer started his dodgy and murderous ways way back as a young 20 something. After people went missing wherever he went, he decided to open up a horror hotel, filled with traps, rooms like something out of a Halloween house, and a body chute that went all the way to the basement… but how did a simple pharmacist go from helping people to doing the worst things imaginable to people? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect a very caffeinated Chez, and the kind of hotel that you can check out of, but never leave… This episode contains graphic details of violence, and murder, including violence against children. This episode also includes mentions of suicide and suicide notes. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:THE MURDER CASTLE! AMERICAS FIRST SERIAL KILLER- H.H. HOLMSH H HOLMES & THE MURDER CASTLEH. H. Holmes - The Most Horrific Serial Killer in US History?How They Were Caught: H.H. HolmesWhat's Inside HH Holmes Murder CastleAmerica's Mysterious Murderer: H.H. Holmes Serial killer H.H. Holmes is hanged in Philadelphia - HISTORY.H. H. Holmes - WikipediaH.H. Holmes - Childhood, Crimes & Facts - Biography.9 Things You Didn't Know About America's First Serial Killer, H.H. Holmes | Mental FlossMarried to Murderer H.W MudgettVictims - The Life of H. H. HolmesAlice Pitezel (1880-1894) - Find a Grave Memorial Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/22·58m 10s

11: The haunted halls of the Eastern State Penitentiary

Dust off your Ouija boards, because Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are holding a seance to contact the lost souls of Eastern State Penitentiary. Built in the early 1800s, the unique prison was designed to make it’s inmates find God and repent for their sins… that was until overcrowding and riots resulted in horrific torture and brutal killings. But how did a plan to help troubled souls atone turn into one of the most violent prisons in the USA? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect lots of Father, Son and House of Gucci, learn where Cheryl and Nikki will haunt as ghosts, and prepare yourself for spooky scary skeletons.This episode contains graphic details of violence, torture, and murder, including mentions of suicide, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Notable Inmates | Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SiteEastern State Penitentiary - WikipediaEastern State PenitentiaryEastern State Penitentiary: A Prison With a Past | History| Smithsonian MagazineThe Captive Spirits Of Eastern State PenitentiaryExploring Eastern State: The world's first true penitentiaryThe Silent Hell of Eastern State PenitentiaryEastern State Penitentiary in 1929Orange is the New Black: The Prequel | Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.Charles Dickens on Solitary Confinement: "Immense Torture and Agony"Timeline | Eastern State Penitentiary Historic SiteWillie Sutton - Wikipedia Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia – Legends of America.Riot at Eastern State Penitentiary, September 1933. Courtesy of Temple University Libraries. Is Eastern State Penitentiary really haunted?The Haunted Files – Case #1 – The Eastern State Penitentiary – The Weekly Rambler Inside Eastern State Penitentiary Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/22·56m 12s

10: The Russian Sleep Experiment

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are diving back into the world of Creepypastas to uncover the science behind the internet's most popular spooky sleep story… The Russian Sleep Experiment. After researching a new stimulant on prisoners of war, soviet researchers find themselves in a gruesome tryst with violent and sleep mad creatures… but was it all as it seemed? And what actually happens when you deprive yourself of sleep for say, 11 days? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect two very sleep deprived hosts, an extra helping of delirium and some seriously ooky spooky behaviour. This episode contains graphic details of violence and murder, including mentions of suicide, as is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode please take a look at our sources:Russian Sleep Experiment - EXPLAINEDHuman Sleep Experiment That Went Horribly WrongRussian Sleep Experiment - WikipediaWhat Was the Russian Sleep Experiment?The Truth About the Russian Sleep Experiment - What Probably HappenedThe Sleep Deprivation Publicity Stunt That Drove One Man CrazyPeter Tripp - WikipediaMorvan's syndrome - WikipediaMammoth Cave - Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness - The University of Chicago LibraryNathaniel Kleitman - WikipediaMammoth Cave National Park - WikipediaCave studies: Isolation from night and day provided insight about circadian rhythms | Trickle.appThe boy who stayed awake for 11 days - BBC FutureShattered (British TV series) - WikipediaShattered: legacy of a reality TV experiment in extreme sleep deprivationHow the CIA tortured its detaineesAwake: The Million Dollar Game - Wikipedia Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/22·57m 53s

9: The horrific crimes of The Manson Family cult - Part 2

Cheryl 'Creepy' Hole and Nikki Druce are back to uncover the horrendous crimes of The Manson Family Cult. Picking straight back up where we left off, Cheryl and Nikki arrive at Spahn Ranch, where Charles is just about to take his love for music to a whole new level… How did a chance meeting with a Beach Boy and the classic Beatles track Helter Skelter spiral into the brutal murders of at least seven innocent people, and how did Charles manipulate his followers to do the unthinkable? Cheryl and Nikki are about to find out. Expect the house guests from hell, places that REALLY shouldn’t be used as a toilet, and the end of one of the most awful manipulators in history. This episode contains graphic details of violence and murder, including violence against a heavily pregnant woman and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @macabrelondonpodcast.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:Two former Manson followers discuss how cult family, 1969 murders changed their livesCharles Manson - WikipediaTHE BIZARRE STORY OF CHARLES MANSONCharles Manson: The Cult of the Manson FamilyCrazy Facts About The Manson Family (True Crime)*GRAPHIC* Sharon Tate's FINAL Moments Before Death | The Charles Manson Murders Breakdown (18+ only) What happened to the Manson 'family'? A look at key figures, decades after horrific murders - Los Angeles TimesTate–LaBianca murders - WikipediaSpahn Ranch - WikipediaTex Watson - WikipediaSusan Atkins - WikipediaSqueaky Fromme - WikipediaSharon Tate - Wikipedia Kathleen MaddoxCharles Manson's Family Reveals They Were 'Not Surprised' After Learning He Was the Mastermind Behind the 1969 Murders - Biography Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/22·53m 38s

8: Charles Manson, the man behind the horrific Manson Family Cult - Part 1

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are deep diving into the childhood of one of the most infamous cult leaders of modern day history, Charles Manson. After a rocky childhood spending most of his years in and out of schools for troubled teens and maximum security prisons, Charles heads to Berkeley to find a family of his own… Was Charles destined for the horrible fate he was racing towards, or was the nightmare ahead a product of his own making? Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect tales of the most delinquent teen of all time, an enormous amount of car stealing, and LSD fuelled orgies. This episode contains graphic details of violence and murder, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  00:00 - Introduction05:34 - Nikki sets the scene07:15 - Charles’ Manson’s early life20:31 - Charles gets sent to boarding school24:08 - Charles tries to make a life on his own as a criminal apprentice31:54 - Charles meets his first wife, Rosalie Willis32:31 - Charles is determined to start over34:39 - Charles learns how to charm43:47 - Berkeley gets a new resident 45:53 - Charles starts to accumulate a following49:55 - The original members of The Manson Family53:14 - Charles sets off to find his makeshift family a new home53:42 - OutroFor all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:Two former Manson followers discuss how cult family, 1969 murders changed their livesCharles Manson - WikipediaTHE BIZARRE STORY OF CHARLES MANSONCharles Manson: The Cult of the Manson FamilyCrazy Facts About The Manson Family (True Crime)*GRAPHIC* Sharon Tate's FINAL Moments Before Death | The Charles Manson Murders Breakdown (18+ only) What happened to the Manson 'family'? A look at key figures, decades after horrific murders - Los Angeles TimesTate–LaBianca murders - WikipediaSpahn Ranch - WikipediaTex Watson - WikipediaSusan Atkins - WikipediaSqueaky Fromme - WikipediaSharon Tate - Wikipedia Kathleen MaddoxCharles Manson's Family Reveals They Were 'Not Surprised' After Learning He Was the Mastermind Behind the 1969 Murders - Biography Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/22·56m 7s

7: The secrets of Area 51

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are *metaphorically* storming Area 51 to discover the secrets hidden at the mysterious military base. After a top secret mission at the order of President Dwight Eisenhower sent a huge team of military personnel to the now iconic Army base, UFO sightings started sweeping the nation of America. Flying saucers were flying through the skies, and real life (allegedly) spaceship debris was falling from the sky… leaving more questions than answers. Were Aliens to blame for so many sightings in the 1940s, and do they now live in Area 51?! Cheryl and Nikki are going to find out. Expect fantastic nominative determinism, WILD theories about Soviet Russia, and of course a tonne of UFOs! Show us them Aliens!!00:00 - Introduction06:04 - Nikki sets the scene07:28 - Project Aquatone09:55 - The U-211:57 - The SR-7116:37 - Who is Dennis, and what does he know?18:47 - Introducing Robert Lazar27:52 - Mac Brazel finds UFO debris30:11 - Stanton Freidman, Charles Berlitz and Bill Moore get stuck in32:37 - Introducing Annie Jacobsen (and one of the wildest conspiracy theories ever heard)38:55 - Who actually is Bob Lazar?41:44 - Element 11544:23 - Navy footage released by the Pentagon45:56 - “Storm Area 51 - They can’t stop all of us”48:24 - OutroFor all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:Area 51 and aliens: The myth, meme, and the strange reality, explained - VoxThe Hidden Secrets Of Area 51Area 51 conspiracy theories | BritannicaThe Real Story Behind the Myth of Area 51What is Area 51 and what goes on there?Area 51 - WikipediaArea 51 and the Aliens - Conspiracy Theories - TIMEArea 51 secrets revealedInside Storm Area 51: How a Viral Meme Almost Destroyed a TownJoe Rogan | The Real Reason Area 51 Was Started w/Annie Jacobsen  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/22·49m 51s

6: The UK's youngest double murderers, The Twilight Killers

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are travelling to Spalding in Lincoln to learn about the chilling case of the UK’s youngest double murderers, The Twilight Killers. It’s a quiet Friday morning in April, 2016. A young teenage couple have been spending the last couple of days chilling out in a makeshift den in the downstairs of a suburban two bedroom house. They’ve been drinking, eating junk food and watching The Twilight Saga. Sounds like a classic scene, right? Well, what authorities didn’t know is that all the while, there were the bodies of two innocent people upstairs. Police had two questions on their hands… who killed Liz and Katie Edwards, and why? Expect dramatic teens of whole new proportions, a sweet mother trying to do the best by her daughter, and a very very angry Cheryl. This episode contains graphic details of violence, including mentions of suicide, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  00:00 - Intro04:15 - Nikki sets the scene05:34 - The Edwards Family06:55 - Where things started going wrong for Kim Edwards09:50 - The troubled childhood of Lucas Markham14:49 - Katie and Lucas meet15:55 - The teenage relationship progresses at an alarming rate16:52 - Liz bans Kim from seeing Lucas19:22 - Kim and Lucas run away21:42 - The final straw for Kim25:49 - The young couple head to McDonalds to plan the murder28:15 - Kim and Lucas’ failed attempts30:54 - The night of the murder32:02 - The murder of Liz Edwards33:53 - The murder of Katie Edwards35:51 - Minion pyjamas36:34 - Kim and Lucas’ post murder sleepover 38:15 - The police arrive45:28 - Kim and Lucas are sentenced46:25 - Where are they now?48:36 - OutroThis episode is sponsored by…Skin+Me: Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code QUEENS to get your first month for just £3.50, normally £24.99.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:Kim Edwards & Lucas Markham: The Twilight killers - Kids who killTHE TWILIGHT KILLERS - THE UK'S YOUNGEST DOUBLE MURDERERS | True Crime & MakeupDinnerlady was killed by her own teenage daughter | Daily Mail OnlineMy twisted sister got her boyfriend to stab our mum and sister to death before having sex with him downstairsKim Edwards and Lucas Markham: the Twilight killers | Crime+Investigation UKSpalding double murder: Dad of tragic teen Katie Edwards leaves heartbreaking message saying 'kiss your mum for me' - Mirror OnlineTwo 15-year-olds get life for murders of mother and daughter - BBC NewsBoy,15, who stabbed mother and daughter to death felt he was 'untouchable' St Pauls Chambers Reduce Sentence for Britain's Youngest Double Murderers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/22·47m 59s

5: The creepy disappearance of the Roanoke Colony

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are turning back the clock to the 1500s, to travel to the “new world” (see: America). After a previous failed attempt, Queen Elizabeth the 1st was hell bent on colonising as much of the world as possible, and so, under the guidance of John White, 120 volunteers travelled 3,795 miles across the choppy Atlantic to create their new home… it was the last journey they would ever take, as just a few years later they would mysteriously vanish off the face of the Earth. Who were the lost colony of Roanoke, and what actually happened? Cheryl and Nikki are about to find out. Expect some seriously misguided holiday advice, the longest travel delay probably anyone has ever experienced, and of course, conspiracy theories of epic proportions.00:00 - Intro07:37 - Nikki sets the scene09:30 - Queen Elizabeth the 1st’s mission for Sir Walter Raleigh 10:26 - Sir Walter sends Ralph Lane and Sir Richard Granville on the first mission to Roanoke13:55 - The first mission goes immediately wrong15:08 - Ralph murders the leader of the Secotan Tribe, Wingina15:51 - Sir Francis Drake rescues the idiot men16:48 - John White leads the second attempt to Chesapeake Bay19:16 - Mutiny is afoot on Croatoan22:04 - John tries to make friends with Algonquian people with the help of Chief Manteo23:39 - The botched attack on the Dasamongueponke tribe25:07 - The colony run low on supplies, so John makes the trip back26:28 - The many delays of John White27:24 - John White returns to Roanoke, only to find everyone gone29:06 - Could they have gone to Croatoan?35:56 - Did they turn into cannibals?37:45 - Could they have fallen prey to witches?41:20 - The Spirit of the Wendigo and the Reptillian Devil of the Woods42:33 - The Dare Stones47:54 - What archaeologists have found since50:14 - OutroThis episode is sponsored by Skin+Me. Head to www.skinandme.com and use the code QUEENS to try your first month for just £3.50.For all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:The Mysterious Disappearance of Roanoke ColonyRoanoke: The Colonists Who VanishedLost Colony of Roanoke - DocumentaryRoanoke Colony - WikipediaJohn White (colonist and artist) - WikipediaThe Lost Colony of Roanoke: 8 Theories About the Mysterious Island and Its Inhabitants20 Unsettling Events in the Life of the Settlers of Jamestown, Virginia Evidence Grows, the Lost Colony Split Up.LI802XS 2020 Spring: Roanoke Colony: DNA ProjectAmerica’s First Mystery: What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/22·50m 11s

4: The horrible case of the Incel Martyr, Elliot Rodger

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are travelling to the ‘manosphere’ to learn all about the secret world of Incels and their gross revered martyr, Elliot Rodger. It’s a warm Saturday evening in the college town of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara, California. Students all over town are getting ready for house parties at some of the biggest sorority and fraternity parties of the UCSB. But by nightfall, an angsty incel had wreaked havoc on the town, injuring 14 people, and taking 6 innocent lives. Who was Elliot Rodger, and why had his inability to get a girlfriend provoked him to do such damage? Nikki and Cheryl are going to find out. Expect misogyny galore, the cringiest autobiography of all time, and an insight into how obsessed incels are with their chins… This episode contains graphic details of violence, including mentions of suicide, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  00:00 - Intro04:54 - Nikki sets the scene07:03 - What is the ‘manosphere?’09:43 - Who incels really are16:41 - Where Elliot Rodger’s story begins21:14 - Elliot is obsessed with sex25:03 - The college town of Isla Vista gets a new resident 26:03 - Elliot no friends27:20 - Elliot goes all girl boss gate keep29:51 - Elliot stars planning his revenge32:36 - Elliot has a huge tantrum36:50 - Elliot’s parents hire counsellors 40:06 - Elliot’s 22nd Birthday (the Gucci sunglasses incident)44:15 - Elliot starts waxing lyrical on YouTube46:04 - The murders of Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen and Weihan Wang47:18 - Elliot Rodger’s Retribution47:54 - The murders of Veronica Wiess, Katherine Cooper and Christopher Michaels-Martinez49:08 - Elliot takes his own life49:52 - The fall out52:38 - Terrorist Alek Minassian54:42 - OutroFor all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Hope Not Hate: 020 7952 1181Exit UK: 0800 999 1945Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:2014 Isla Vista killings - WikipediaThe Men Who Killed for Youtube Fame: Luka Magnotta and Elliot RodgerElliot Rodger | Criminal Minds WikiThe Killer Virgin | The Delusional Case of Elliot RodgerElliot Rodger's Father Discusses His SonElliot Rodger: Inside the Mind of a KillerThe Horrific Rampage Of The "Killer Virgin": Elliot RodgerThe secret language of incels - The Fifth EstateHow Reddit Is Teaching Young Men to Hate WomenElliot Rodger and the Toxic Weight of VirginityElliot Rodger’s Online Life Provides a Glimpse at a Hateful Group of "Anti-Pick-up Artists"ELLIOT RODGER MANIFESTO: MY TWISTED WORLD - DocumentCloudElliot Rodger - Incel WikiHow Elliot Rodger went from misfit mass murderer to 'saint' for group of misogynists — and suspected Toronto killer - Los Angeles TimesTerrorist Alek MinassianToronto van attack - Wikipedia5 Years Later, Remembering the 6 Student Victims of the Isla Vista KillingsTimeline of Isla Vista Massacre Reconstructs a Murderous Sequence | Local News - Noozhawk.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/22·55m 45s

3: The dark case of the Slenderman Stabbing

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are diving into the world of creepypastas to meet one of the most deadly internet myths of all time… Slenderman. It’s a balmy Friday night in May in the suburb of Waukesha Wisconsin in 2014. 12 year old Payton is getting ready to celebrate her best friend Morgan's birthday at a sleepover, along with their friend Anissa. Just 12 hours later, Payton is found abandoned in the woods and barely alive after being stabbed 19 times by her friends. They say they did it to appease Slenderman. Police had two questions on their hands… who was Slenderman, and why did two 12 year old girls brutally attack their friend in their quest to meet him? Cheryl and Nikki are about to find out. Expect a 101 on internet scary stories, tales of dodgy fanfics and some of the most haunting words to have ever been spoken by a 12 year old… This episode contains graphic details of violence, including violence against and perpetrated by children, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  00:00 - Intro02:11 - Nikki sets the scene04:39 - Creepypasta 10108:18 - Slenderman’s origin story13:15 - How did an internet story turn into attempted murder? 13:45 - Payton makes friends with Morgan16:15 - Annisa arrives in town18:14 - The Slenderman lore takes hold of Morgan and Anissa22:24 - Morgan and Anissa’s sinister plan23:41 - Morgan’s Birthday sleepover24:34 - The first attempt25:21 - The second attempt26:12 - The stabbing of Payton29:07 - Morgan and Anissa set off to find Slenderman’s mansion29:31 - Payton saves herself31:30 - Morgan and Anissa are found with the attempted murder weapon 32:44 - Morgan and Anissa are brought in for questioning36:51 - The indictment and sentencing of Morgan and Anissa39:25 - The fall out44:02 - OutroFor all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:Slenderman Stabbing victim speaksTHE REAL LIFE SLENDERMAN CASEthe history of "Slender Man", i guessVictor Surge Talks About Creating The Original 'Slender Man''Slender Man' Creator Speaks on Stabbing: 'I Am Deeply Saddened'Convicted ‘Slender Man’ Teen Released EarlySecond Convicted 'Slender Man' Attacker Also Seeks Conditional Release From Mental Health FacilitySlender Man stabbing - Wikipedia 'Slender Man' stabbing victim speaks publicly for first time: 'Without the whole situation, I wouldn't be who I am' - ABC News Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/22·46m 3s

2: The bizarre case of The Pizza Bomber

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are kicking things off with an insane bomb plot full of twists and turns… the wacky but totally true story of The Pizza Bomber. It’s a warm afternoon in August, 2003. A phone call is made to Mama Mia’s Pizza in Eerie, Pennsylvania. The resident delivery guy, Brian Wells, heads off to deliver the two large sausage and pepperoni pizzas… never to return. But how did a pizza delivery turn into one of the wildest and most bizarre bomb plots in modern day history? Cheryl and Nikki are about to find out. Expect tales of the most sinister scavenger hunt since Saw, a man who happily stores a dead body but draws the line at an ice grinder, and LOTS of talk about pizza… This episode contains graphic details of violence and death and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  00:00 - Intro02:12 - Nikki sets the scene04:13  - Who was Brian Wells? 07:22 - Introducing Jessica Hoopsick07:57 - The day of the bank heist 09:52 - The scavenger hunt rules13:06 - Brian arrives at P.N.C Bank in Eerie, Pennsylvania16:36 - Brian finds his next instructions at McDonalds18:08 - The death of Brian Wells22:18 - Introducing William Rothstein27:57 - Bill’s love, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong30:40 - The FBI makes a profile31:36 - Introducing Kenneth Barnes33:58 - Kenneth spills the beans35:22 - Marjorie can’t stop talking37:00 - Brian Wells’ not so unassuming past43:07 - The gang get sentenced 45:06 - Does Brian have a lovechild with Jessica?46:33 - OutroFor all things Killers, Cults and Queens, head over to @killerscultsqueens on Instagram. And follow Cheryl Hole @cherylholequeen and Nikki Druce @nikkimacabrelondon.Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. If you have been affected by any of the themes in this episode, please consider contacting the following resources:The Samaritans helpline: 116 123Confidential Emotional Support Line: 01708 765200Refuge domestic abuse helpline: 0808 2000 247 (live chat is also available at https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/Contact-us *times apply)Safeline domestic abuse helpline: 01926 402 498 Safeline national male survivor helpline: 0808 800 5005Sexual Assault Support Line: 01708 765200Sane mental health line: 0300 304 7000The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode, please take a look at our sources:A Childlike Pizza Deliveryman at the Center of a Puzzling Crime - The New York TimesAfter Robbing a Bank Wearing a Bomb, a Pizza Guy Was Told to Go on a Scavenger Hunt to Save HimselfDeath of Brian Wells - WikipediaThe Bizarre Collar Bomb Bank RobberyThe Pizza Bomber Bank RobberyThe Pizza Bomber Heist | Tales From the BottleUnraveling The Mysteries Of The Pizza Bomber | WBUR For Erie's Diehl-Armstrong, pizza bomber case is 'sad epitaph''Evil Genius' Director Trey Borzillieri Says Floyd Stockton Shouldn't Be Off the HookPizza Bomber Timeline of EventsEvil Genius star says confession at the end of series is false Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/22·47m 37s

1: Coming soon... Killers, Cults and Queens!

Coming soon... Killers, Cults and Queens!From Audioboom Studios, join iconic Drag Queen Cheryl Hole and resident spooky expert Nikki Druce as they embark on a whistle stop tour of the weirdest corners of the universe. They’ll be stopping to learn about the craziest true crime cases in history, spooky paranormal activities, truly bonkers internet mythology, very convincing cults and much much more. Out on the 8th of September, with new episodes every Thursday. Hit follow now so you never miss an episode, and in the mean time, don't be a killer or join a cult... just be a Queen! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/22·1m 21s
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