The Followers: Madness of Two

How did the perfect suburban mom get wrapped up with doomsday preppers and prophets? For months, the media has been chasing the story of Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell, covering the strange beliefs they shared and the disappearance of her two kids. But this new podcast produced in collaboration with USG Audio digs deep into the why: Why did five people end up dead? Host Sarah Treleaven explores religious fanaticism, brainwashing, greed, and the reality that even the most ordinary people can come to believe extreme ideas.

Produced By: Sarah Treleaven, Kathleen Goldhar and Katrina Onstad
Distribution Partner: USG Audio

About the Host


Sarah Treleaven is a journalist who has written for a wide variety of publications, including The National Post, The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star newspapers, and Harper’s, The Walrus, ELLE Canada, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Flare, Quill & Quire and University of Toronto magazines. Her columns have appeared in The Financial Post and Ottawa Citizen, covering everything from big-money art collections to her low-rent dating life. Sarah started out her career at O, The Oprah Magazine in New York City, where she was primarily expected to sit in front of a telephone in case the eponymous one called. She has since tried her hand at both stand-up comedy and raising chickens.

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