18. The Waco Tragedy Part 1
Grab your glass and get cozy, let's talk about cults!We are so excited to finally be covering the incredibly complicated and devastating story that is the Waco siege. In 1993, a standoff between law enforcement and a religious cult resulted in the deaths of 86 people. In Part 1 we share the origin story of the Branch Davidians and their leader, David Koresh. We will also establish who the followers were, what the living conditions were like in Mount Carmel, and what events sparked the infamous fiery end. Join us as we sift through all of the conflicting information and evidence in order to find out what really happened in this controversial case. Make sure to check out our socials and add to the conversation. As always, answer our question at the end and we might read your response on next week's show! Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook: Murder & Merlot PodcastInstagram: @murdermerlotpodcast Twitter: @murderandmerlo1 Book References:Waco: A Survivor's Story by David ThibodeauStalling for Time by Gary NoesnerNote: Our book club discussions will now be on separate episodes! Cheers! *Tink*Psst.. don't like all the chit-chat? That's cool. Skip to 6:10 to start the case.
Duration: 1 hr 0 min