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Frankie Files Podcast: The Cults Are Out There

35 EpisodesProduced by Frankie TeaseWebsite

For Survivors, by a survivor. Each Tuesday: 1st Tues. Mind Control, 2nd Tues. Sexuality, 3rd Tues. Cults, 4th Tues. Adult Children of Cults, 5th Tues. Guests & Interviews. In The Frankie Files, I use my time as an entertainment writer, my college radio and studies of voice over, as well as my own su… read more

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Teaser ~ The Frankie Files ~ Ep. 18 ~ Daniella Mestyanek Young

Military Member Vanessa Guillen, 20, was reported missing on Apr. 20, 2020. Later, her dismembered and burned body was discovered near Fort Hood close to Killeen, Texas. Guillen had reported to her superior on two occasions that Spc. Aaron Robinson sexually harassed her. Another female military member had also complained about this same man. But that wasn't shared up the chain. Later, Robinson killed Guillen.

Cut to 2020: an ex-military female captain who had survived sexual assault while deployed in the military sat, in the dark, curled in a ball, thinking "why do they keep raping and killing us?" That is the day the idea for the memoir "Uncultured" was born.

Facing the trauma she survived publically would require a lot of grit, and she has that in spades. Daniella Mestyanek Young, a white woman from the military was inspired to bring these stories to light, and also the stories of her survival born into a forced polyamory religious sex cult called the Children of God.

The memoir is gripping, moving and I cried and cheered for Daniella until the very last intense chapter. Her voice is strong and it resonated with me, a sexual assault survivor and cult survivor. She eloquently winds a tale that veers into how these things happen and how they happened to her.

My guest on the Frankie Files for 5/31/22, episode 18 has a lot to say and I'm very glad to share the lively interview with you all. My first non-family guest on the show, first author interview and first military member interview. There is so much to learn here. And I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed creating the recording.

Take a moment and pre-order her book. Get info on that at, Daniella's website. But brace yourself for an unpredictable story of an incredibly strong female character, who lived through stuff some of us could not have even imagined happening to one woman in a lifetime, let alone by age 30.

The Frankie Files is a podcast on cults, mind control, and sexuality with interviews on 5th Tuesdays, and is weekly, by cult survivor Frankie Tease. Available wherever you listen and download podcasts.


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