Mar 2, 2023
Welcome readers to part 1 of a possibly 144K episodes about the Waco Siege. Thirty years ago, federal agents raided the Mount Carmel Center to serve a warrant on David Koresh, and it did not go well. In this first part, cohosts Beth and Kelly explore the beginnings of the religion to William Miller who made some predictions the world would end leading up to Koresh taking over his group with a gun battle.
Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands
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