Monthly Archives: September 2019

Ep. 42 The Nxivm Cult | Hollywood Sex Cults

Hollywood has not only seen its fair share of cults but this crazy city has definitely seen and hosted a few scandalous and horrific sex cults since the late 60s.

A surprising number of sex cults have been founded in the U.S., thanks to our 1st Amendment, and the late 1960’s may have been the most perfect time for their gurus. This may have had something to with the “free love” and “peace” ethos of the time.

Almost all leaders are male, none are classically attractive, but all exercise a stronghold over their followers.  Take for example The Source, The Purple People and Children of God.  Now, it seems like Nxivm has made its way into being one of the most scandalous sex cults of the 21st century with shocking statements and claims of sex trafficking, sex slaves, branding, racketeering, and brainwashing.   Not to mention, the amount of Hollywood celebrities, directors and heiresses that were involved and apart of this scandalous cult.

Tune in as we discuss the history of sex cults in California and the sex cult that shook Hollywood, Nxivm.


EP. 41 The Life & Afterlife of Ritchie Valens

He was the  brainchild behind the ultimate teen love anthem of “Donna” & the smash hit, “La Bamba”

Ritchie Valens was the famous Mexican American singer and songwriter of all time,  one of the fore-fathers of rock’n’roll and pioneer in the Chicano rock movement.   

But unfortunately, his life came to an untimely end when Valens along with famous rockers Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper Richardson was tragically killed in a horrific plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959.

Tune in as we talk about the life and career of Ritchie Valens.  Join us as we interview writer and documentarian, Crystal Jackson, Pacoima’s historian and head of Pacoima’s Historical Society.


The Paranormal Aftermath…

What unexplainable occurrences have patrons and workers experienced at the Surf Ballroom, the last place where Holly, Valens and the Big Booper last performed before their crash?   What lingers in the field in Fargo of the site of the accident?

For more information click on the links below to learn more about Pacoima and Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

Historical Society of Pacoima