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The Yarn: How a cult leader charmed a following

The Yarn is a weekly podcast that covers some of the best reporting by The Citizen’s journalists. This week, host Fia Walsh talks to reporter Julie Fenwick about her audio story on how her uncle started a cult in the Solomon Islands amidst the civil unrest and political turmoil of the early 2000s.

Podcast by Julie Fenwick Fia Walsh Jordyn Beazley

Guest: Julie Fenwick

Host: Fia Walsh

Producer: Jordyn Beazley

You can listen to Julie Fenwick’s original story SWARM: How a cult leader charmed a following here

Other episodes of The Yarn podcast can be found here


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