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Christian Underhistory

Feb 26, 2018

This week we explore the story of Australia's most famous cult leader, Anne Hamilton-Byrne who claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus and who stole and abused numerous children.

Feb 19, 2018

Join us for the story of trans girl Roman Elegabalus who claimed the throne at 14 and used the power of being emperor to come out as a woman. She was also the first monotheist Roman Emperor, and may have engaged in human sacrifice.  

Feb 12, 2018

In late 1100s southern France a man named Peter Waldo had a religious experience in which he came to believe that G-d wanted people to live simply, help the poor, swear no oaths, that all people should preach the Gospel, and that neither the Church nor the State should have the power execute people.

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Feb 5, 2018

The 1920s were a time of deep institutional white supremacy. Today we explore the story of a Methodist minister who murdered a Catholic priest in Alabama.