Episode 102: Stop The Tall Man, Save The Tiger: Peter Young’s Journey In and Out of a Cult

This episode of the Today Counts Show is really fascinating and sad at the same time. Jim welcomes Peter Young to the podcast. Peter played college basketball at George Washington University and briefly coached basketball before embarking on a career as a sports broadcaster. He is the author of two books, “The Blue Team” and “Stop The Tall Man, Save The Tiger“.

That “micro” bio sounds normal and to most of Peter’s friends and co-workers, his life with his wife and five children was normal. However, it was anything but normal. Jim and Peter discuss Peter’s book, “Stop The Tall Man, Save The Tiger”. The book is not fiction it is a memoir. It’s the story of his journey in and out of a cult. Even more bizarre is the cult itself.

“Uncle Robert”

Peter became part of a small family cult led by the strange and ultimately manipulative Uncle Robert (of no actual family relation) whom Peter’s wife had known her entire life. When Jim asks Peter how he let himself get involved Peter says that, like all cult leaders, Uncle Robert didn’t seem radical at first. Cult leaders lure you in with normal, reasonable ideas at first and then slowly twist scripture and teachings and manipulate you over time. As Peter says, “You never know you are in a cult; you only know you were in one.”

You have to listen and hear this story straight from the man who lived it. It will seem like an unbelievable movie plot but unfortunately for Peter and his now broken family, it is true.

You can reach Peter Young through his website:  authorpeteryoung.com

You can buy his books “The Blue Team” and “Stop The Tall Man, Save The Tiger” on Amazon.

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