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The Frankie Files: Cults, Mind Control, Sexuality

The Frankie Files: Cults, Mind Control, Sexuality

By Frankie Tease
For Survivors, by a survivor. Each Tuesday: 1st Tues. Mind Control, 2nd Tues. Sexuality, 3rd Tues. Cults, 4th Tues. Adult Children of Cults, 5th Tues. Guests & Interviews. In The Frankie Files, I use my time as an entertainment writer, my college radio and studies of voice over, as well as my own survival story to shed a light on cults, mind control, sexuality, and the challenge they present in today's world for any of us who have successfully stayed alive. Especially the adult children of cults. Subscribe & Follow!
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The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 28 ~ Getting from Victim to Survivor with notes from Robert Jay Lifton
Today is 2nd Tuesday and I usually reserve this for the topic of sexuality in society. I'm going to take a bit more of a generalized approach on the topic of survivors today. How do we head from victim to survivor in recovering from what happened?  One specialist on this topic is a thinker in his 90's who's had a lot to say as a psychologist in this area of societal issues: Robert Jay Lifton. I learned of Lifton from a podcast episode of Influence Continuum by Steve Hassan. The episode is called "Dr. Robert Jay Lifton on current events and the importance of survivors telling their stories". See for more about this show and host. Stay tuned to our channels for upcoming live events soon. To be a guest on the show see contact page. To submit a newstip for this show or the Cult Madness News column, see
August 09, 2022
Ep. 27 ~ Analyzing Propaganda ft. IPA Text
It's 1st Tues. and that means breaking down the aspects of mind control and there are several excellent articles I'll be using to do so. There is always so much  info to cover here. This is the topic of the very first episode of this show, too you may want to check that out. There are no cults without propaganda, let's face it. Idealism is a commodity being sold to us - once sold we are converts and we are compliant. But do you know the seven parts of propaganda? Listen to find out. Special link See for more about this show and host. Stay tuned to our channels for upcoming live events soon. To be a guest on the show see contact page. To submit a newstip for this show or the Cult Madness News column, see
August 02, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 26 ~ Telling Your Parents
It's 4th Tuesday. It's time to talk about stuff cult kids deal with. Adult children of cults have a unique challenge when they leave the church or cult where they were abused. This episode is advice on telling your parents, mixed in with my own story of finally telling my mom what happened to me after 28 years of silence. Telling your parents isn't as easy as you would think. This episode explores the complications of telling or not telling your parents about abuse you sustained without their knowledge in the church or high demand group. Check out the show's page at for chances to sign up for the email list, contact info to comment on the show, or to donate or read the show blog. Raising awareness for the cult kids in the world is part of the aim of this show. Whether you're an adult child of a cult or know someone who is and just want to understand the complications that the cult family has to go through.
July 26, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 25 ~ Cult Catch Up: Cultish Pod, Abe Cult Murder, Lighthouse Intl Group
In this Cult Catch Up we round up several stories with some friend's help. Kacey gives us a preview of upcoming events on the Cult Vault Podcast, I cover the Abe assassination in Japan by a shooter who has grievance with the Moonies for 20 years, and it was multi-layered. I cover more of the Lighthouse International Group story, it thickens. And then I am joined by Syran Warner who gives us a report on the Cultish podcast which has become outed for actually being a cult recruitment trap, funded by Apologia Church. Ah ha. Syran shows us how he follows the money as a journalist. Get your cult catch up in this 38 minute episode. Cult newsy stuff is each 3rd Tuesday.
July 19, 2022
#PSA #OccupyCults
I'm launching a new hashtag to call attention to cults and the real life damage they do to marriages, kids, families #OccupyCults - use it today.
July 11, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 24 ~ July Sex Trafficking Convictions of R. Kelly & Ghislane Maxwell
It's 2nd Tues = sexuality time. In ep. 24, we'll go through several articles to give an update on sentencing and details of both R. Kelly and Ghislane Maxwell for sex trafficking crimes. I also include an article on the last hours of Epstine's life in a detention center. 40 min. Donate to the program via PayPal, Ca$hApp, Anchor sub, Buy me a ☕ see  #truecrime #triggerwarning #sexcrimes #sextrafficking Also covering a preview of the 19th Annual International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference, a Sept. 21-23 virtual event.
July 11, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 23 ~ Silencing Tactics Used by Cults
Well it's time to get back into mind control. Each first Tuesday I get into digging into how propaganda & other tactics keep us in line as human beings. But - why do you hear so very little from these rediculously demanding groups? Only once they have gotten one over on so many people is it a story? Because they have tactics that they use to keep members who leave from saying ANYTHING and I mean anything. It's not that they are only avoiding civil or other lawsuits, it's also that they desire to control the narrative completely. This is the cult's specialty.
July 04, 2022
Teaser ~ The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 23: Universal Tactics Used on Ex Members.
Teaser / highlight on cults using their operatives to ruin people who dare to leave. Full Eps. each Tues.
July 04, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 22 ~ Conditioning People Like Horses in Cults - Really! Self Reprogramming
It's 4th Tues. & these are dedicated to us cult kids but all can benefit. I researched from an article how to break a horse & compare it to how people are slowly conditioned into cults. It's too relatable. Then we get into tips on reprogramming yourself, it's easier than you think. Keep your chin up cult kids.
June 28, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 21 ~ The Body Cult w/ Journalist Syran Warner [Cult Madness]
Syran Warner is a 30 something journalist from Minnesota who has been investigating a religious group which started in Alaska called The Body Cult. He painstakingly interviewed and videoed members of the cult and regular citizens to get to the truth of what is going on for several years and it is ongoing. See his TikTok, Reddit, and Twitter as @ SyranWarner or @ FreeMelParker. Warner got a break after over seven years of research and postings online to his website, his Tik Tok post about the Body Cult was picked up by Newsweek May 19, 2022.  A video of one of the members being arrested which he posted on his channel went viral with 200,000 + views and thousands of concerned comments, because the video showed a member calling his child property based on views of sovereign citizenship. The exposure has been a long time coming for Warner who had an interest to help the children who may be experiencing family separation and sexual abuse. Warner is truly an activist on a grassroots level using his own budget to put together the story on a group who maintains a ghostly public image and has moved from Alaska to Washington and Australia to date. I met Syran on Reddit during April of 2022 in the r/cults forum in a brief exchange. It's a great for me to meet someone who cares about us cult kids. See @SyranWarner or @FreeMelParker everywhere, web Cult Vault Interview with Syran Viral Arrest Video Land of the Body Doc by Syran  The  Frankie Files Podcast is produced by voicer, writer, cult survivor, Frankie Tease. New Youtube Channel Twitter @FrankieTease Reddit @FrankieTease for contact info
June 21, 2022
Teaser ~ The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 21 ~ on The Body Cult w/ Journalist Syran Warner, a Preview
Teaser See @SyranWarner or @FreeMelParker everywhere, web & Cult Vault Interview with Syran Viral Arrest Video Land of the Body Doc by Syran The  Frankie Files Podcast is produced by voicer, writer, cult survivor, Frankie Tease. New Youtube Channel Twitter @FrankieTease Reddit @FrankieTeas for contact info
June 21, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 20 ~ La Luz Del Mundo Church / Cult Leader Naason Joaquin Garcia Convicted
After a 2019 arrest in Los Angeles, CA, Naason Joaquin Garcia, one of the main leaders of the international church La Luz Del Mundo ( has been sentenced for sexual abuse, rape of a minor, lewd acts, kiddie porn, sex slavery, forcible rape and more. The church has locations in 50 + nations, and one to five million members. The Light of the World is a Christian-based faith. Its practices are based on the biblical teachings of Christian fraternity and solidarity, teaching respect for human dignity, equal treatment, and non-discrimination. The religious cult initiates very young virgins into a chosen few group called "blessings" where they are sexually ruined brutally by clergy, and are enslaved. Several Jane Doe victims brought a lawsuit and this is my report. I am all about speaking up for the children abused in religious cults like myself, enslaved by fear. The prosecution had evidence of grooming texts and much more. Sources: Law & Crime Network on YouTube, Los Angeles Times.
June 14, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 19 ~ Apocalypticism & Related Religious Propaganda: Judaism+Christianity+
1st Tues. is about mind control and this week I'm focused on apocalypticism an overview of religious doctrine / cult / spiritual lifestyle propaganda which follows similar themes and grifts. Analyze dogma with common sense, try it. Excerpts from "All You Want To Know But Didn't Think You Could Ask, Religions, Cults, and Popular Beliefs." written by two female religious study high school instructors Jessica L.T. Devega and Christine Ortega Gaurkee.
June 07, 2022
The Frankie Files~Ep. 18:"Uncultured" Author Daniella Mestyanek on Children of God, U.S. Military
It's 5th Tues. and as promised I have a very special guest: Daniella Mestyanek Young (@daniellaMYoung). The author of the new St. Martin's Press memoir " Uncultured" talks Vanessa Guillen, Children of God and U.S. Military. I interview her and review her new book I read. Daniella stands strong in the face of her abuse, and stands for those women and children who are still compromised. Please proceed with caution, this episode contains sensitive material including victim shaming, rape culture, child sex abuse, pedopheilia, forced polyamory, human trafficking, religious prostitution, politics of women in the military. Please subscribe and share podcast link far and wide.
May 30, 2022
Teaser ~ The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 18 ~ Daniella Mestyanek Young
Military Member Vanessa Guillen, 20, was reported missing on Apr. 20, 2020. Later, her dismembered and burned body was discovered near Fort Hood close to Killeen, Texas. Guillen had reported to her superior on two occasions that Spc. Aaron Robinson sexually harassed her. Another female military member had also complained about this same man. But that wasn't shared up the chain. Later, Robinson killed Guillen. Cut to 2020: an ex-military female captain who had survived sexual assault while deployed in the military sat, in the dark, curled in a ball, thinking "why do they keep raping and killing us?" That is the day the idea for the memoir "Uncultured" was born. Facing the trauma she survived publically would require a lot of grit, and she has that in spades. Daniella Mestyanek Young, a white woman from the military was inspired to bring these stories to light, and also the stories of her survival born into a forced polyamory religious sex cult called the Children of God. The memoir is gripping, moving and I cried and cheered for Daniella until the very last intense chapter. Her voice is strong and it resonated with me, a sexual assault survivor and cult survivor. She eloquently winds a tale that veers into how these things happen and how they happened to her. My guest on the Frankie Files for 5/31/22, episode 18 has a lot to say and I'm very glad to share the lively interview with you all. My first non-family guest on the show, first author interview and first military member interview. There is so much to learn here. And I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed creating the recording. Take a moment and pre-order her book. Get info on that at, Daniella's website. But brace yourself for an unpredictable story of an incredibly strong female character, who lived through stuff some of us could not have even imagined happening to one woman in a lifetime, let alone by age 30. The Frankie Files is a podcast on cults, mind control, and sexuality with interviews on 5th Tuesdays, and is weekly, by cult survivor Frankie Tease. Available wherever you listen and download podcasts.
May 29, 2022
Frankie Files Podcast ~ Ep. 17 ~ What's the difference between adult and kid cult survivors? A lot.
It's 4th Tues. and time for Adult Children of Cults chat. Have you noticed everyone publicizes the stories of adults who got out of a cult but not the adults in a cult as children? There is a reason for that. I get into it. Listen on your favorite app. Also we have a very special guest next week on 5/31/22, be sure not to miss this author interview. Subscribe and share the podcast now. I appreciate it. See more @
May 24, 2022
#PSA National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800)273-8255
If you are feeling down, and no one is there to actually talk to, there is someone to talk to. Call the suicide prevention line anytime. You are important and this will pass. Please, know that many of us have survived these thoughts. Especially with the holiday coming up that amplifies people's desire to fit in, it can be difficult, for veterans of wars and for cult survivors. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 800 273 8255 anytime day or night. There is a friendly person there that can remind you to value the life you have, and this too shall pass. Again National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 800 273 8255.
May 21, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 16 ~ Human Trafficking in Cults, Nation of Islam, Scientology Legal Cases.
Human trafficking in cults is rarely talked about, even more rarely taken to court. Details inside on the precedent setting recent legal victory in U.S.A. Also an update on my personal story about Morningland Church, including a statement for the press. #occupycults #noia #scientology #morningland #themonastery #unitedstates #cults #cultrecovery
May 17, 2022
The Frankie Files Ep. 15 ~ Religion & Sexuality - Scam!
In today's episode I aim to challenge your views on the  entanglement of sexuality and religion. The show is now on iHeart Radio too! Religion and sex are wired and branded together across the world. See also for Cult Madness News.
May 10, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 14 ~ Media Control & Propaganda for Mind Control
It's 1st Tuesday again and the topic is Mind Control. The number one way to control the mind is by selling ideology aka propaganda. Who owns the media and why are they censoring everyone under the sun? Using several sources I tackle media and social media's billionaire owners. They are watching and disseminating an agenda through their companies. What does "free speech" and diverse media look like in 2022? Why are independent thinkers being sanctioned and silenced in America? See related Ep. Teasers are on YouTube @frankietease
May 03, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 13 ~ Sleep Deprivation / Muscle Memory and How That Effects Us Long Term.
Despite the audio typo, this is in fact ep. 13! Today I want to explore something that has been a battle for me personally, and effects most #cultkids and cult or high demand group survivors: sleep deprivation. Muscles remember traumatic experiences and so does the brain. Together they remember if you were sleep deprived as control or torture. I'm just making the connection and dive into the details on how it effects us short or long term. Several sources will help us get our minds around how it all works. I no longer believe in superstition, so I freely posted the number 13 which is the episode our new podcast is on. Thank you for your feedback guys, and thank you for subscribing to help grow the show. Leave a voice message to be included in future episodes, don't be shy. This is for all survivors and interested parties, we've all been sleep deprived at one time or another. Techniques on helping you now are included. #selfhelp #mentalhealth #sleepdeprivation #cults #toruture #army #gangs #religion #psychologicaltorture #cultinduction #indoctrination #disaossiation
April 29, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 12 ~ Morningland Church Rebranded The Monastery ~ Full Editorial Report
The Church at 7th St. in Long Beach, CA, is no stranger to legal controversy. Here is a rundown on the cult I survived using several press articles and summarizing the location, its tactics and drama as they are still doing business at their original location. And I didn't even include the bomb scare. Buyer beware, many have been hurt by their tactics since 1972. Let it be known.
April 19, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 11 ~ Sexual Mind Control... It's Real
2nd Tues. = Sexuality. Here I get into why religions & cults want to control our sexuality using several authors on the topic. Sexuality is a powerful weapon for narcissists, psychopaths, religious & non-religious cult leaders who are hell-bent on controlling followers. Now on Spotify, Anchor, Audible, Google, Pocket Cast, Radio Public, Stitcher, YouTube. New each Tuesday.
April 12, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 10 ~ Full Report on Sarah Lawrence College Sex Cult Trial ~ Mind Control
The "Ray Family Cult" spans from 2010 to 2020 when Larry Ray was arrested and currently has 17 counts he's being tried for. Today's podcast is dedicated to the process of trauma based mind control he used on unwitting Sarah Lawrence College students who shared a dorm with Ray's daughter Talia. Recruiting also expanded in a NY apartment reaching the heights of criminal manipulation. You will be shocked at where this #truecrime story goes. But if you're a cult survivor, you will see the cult leader play book in full regalia. Sources include Scareful Stories on YouTube.
April 05, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 9 ~ Special Guest My Mom on Morningland Church & Cult Awareness Network
After decades of silence my mom & I speak for the first time publicly about Morningland Church, now called The Monastery in Long Beach, CA. Mom also shares about her time in the now defunked Cult Awareness Network hearing & meeting Dr. Jolly West and meeting Steve Hassan in the 80's.
March 29, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 8 ~ Addiction to Group ~ Sarah Lawrence Cult ~ Heaven's Gate
4th Tues. = Adult Children of Cults. An update on the Sarah Lawrence Cult trial and Heaven's Gate. This episode focuses on the addiction to group think in cults we as adult children of cults have to recover from. Our first high. And how the cult leader was our first dealer.
March 22, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 7 ~ Menticide
Trigger Warning ~ 3rd Tues. = Cults info. Let's talk about menticide. What is psychological murder? How do cult leaders use psychological abuse to trick cultists in a no-win trap?
March 18, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 6 ~ Can Sex Assault Survivors Be Sex? Epstein Update
2nd Tuesday = Sexuality in Society. This episode: The Intnl. Epstein ring fall out cont., Prince Andrew $ Guiffre. Can victims of sexual assault be sexy? I opine and quote Scott Woodruff of Stick Figure. Follow our pod on Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Anchor, Pocket Cast, Audible. Happy listening. 🎧
March 08, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 5 ~ The Amygdala
1st Tues. = Mind Control. Controlling our minds by learning some info on the amygdala. Is amygdala hijacking real? What do we do about false anxiety? How does this relate to cult survivors? I'll let you know. Follow our pod on Spotify, YouTube, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Anchor, Pocket Cast. See podcast page ➡️
March 01, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 4 ~ Intro to Adult Children of Cults
Adult Children of Cults - an intro. Hooks of cult indoctrination. Comparing the similarities of adult children of cults with adult children of alcoholics issues with a Transendental Meditation recovery article by John Knapp. Get interviewed by me email if you survived a cult
February 23, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 3 ~ Unethical Hypnosis
Unethical Hypnosis techniques used in cults. Parts of the brain used in hypnosis. How to guard yourself from hypnosis and undue influence in daily life. See my contact info at if you are a cult survivor who wants to be interviewed on this podcast.
February 15, 2022
The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 2 ~ Victim Shaming ~ Epstein & Nassar Trials
Victim shaming. Sex assault in the news, Epstein, Nassar, Maxwell trials effect on victims and the prominence of the victim shaming narrative in society. Who is Tarana Burke?
February 08, 2022
The Inaugural Episode of The Frankie Files ~ Propaganda for Mind Control
Mind Control through propaganda and dogma. It doesn't work if you don't believe. Ft. audio clips by Dr. John Campbell of YouTube. Please record an audio reply to play next week on the show. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
February 07, 2022