True Stories

When Killers Come to Your Church: Growing Up in the Church of Satan

Stanton LaVey, the grandson of Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, had a most unusual upbringing.
News + Politics

Halima Aden: From Refugee to 'Sports Illustrated' Burkini Sensation

The Somali-American is making waves in this year’s famed swimsuit issue.
News + Politics

Look Closer: Praying for Traffic to Clear?

It may look like a typical traffic jam in Bangladesh.
True Stories

The Indivisible Invisible: Inside Brazil's Spirit World

Umbanda, a magical, mystical mix of religious impulses, still influences major portions of Brazil.

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
Around the World

Why Pacific Islanders Love the Book of Mormon

Missionaries found fertile, if far-flung, soil for their religious message on the island nations — thanks to a shared love of family.
True Stories

What the Foreskin of Jesus Can Teach Us All

The legendary sacred foreskin of Jesus of Nazareth has been the subject of marvel, ridicule, faith and scandal throughout its illustrious history.
News + Politics

Is He God's New Messenger?

Marshall Vian Summers claims to be a prophet and has filled 9,000 pages with communications from the Angelic Assembly.
True Stories

Talking to a Man Who Talked to Bees

Frederick Lenz made some bold claims, but the one that got us? That he could speak to bumblebees.
News + Politics

Spiritual Guru or Dangerous Cult Leader?

The Best Rising Stars of 2017: Teal Swan is a YouTube sensation.
True Stories

When the US Put the Mormon Church on Trial

When Mormon businessman Reed Smoot was elected to represent Utah in the U.

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
Around the World

The Dark Side of India's Spiritual Gurus Comes to Light

Grim accusations against self-styled religious leaders are coming to light.
Around the World

Cults Are Making a Comeback in France — Why?

As the French government eases up on a tough law banning sects, alien creationists and other groups emerge from the shadows.

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