Episode 44: Sheriff of Tom Green County, Nick Hanna

June 8 Episode 44: Sheriff of Tom Green County, Nick Hanna

What an enormous pleasure to speak to Sheriff Nick Hanna. His incredible story of discovering, investigating and prosecuting the abuses in a Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints compound on a ranch near the small town of Eldorado Texas makes for compelling listening.

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The YFZ Ranch, Eldorado TX

The site of the FLDS compound

Cult Leader Warren Jeffs

Some background on the leader of the cult

How Scientology Views Law Enforcement

Scientology and the FLDS teach that law enforcement are the forces of evil

Who Do Scientologists Lie?

Cults teach their followers that lying for the good of the cult is the right thing to do

The Story of Michael Meisner

Scientology’s infamous spy who went to the FBI and the resulting raid and prosecution have many parallels to the FLDS raid and prosecution


  • Jaime says:

    Have you thought about having the girls on from Escaping Polygamy? They did a LOT of FLDS escapes.

  • Terri says:

    Great guest. So articulate and knowledgeable.

  • Rob Hannigan says:

    Leah, Mike,

    How do listeners submit listener questions?

  • Tammy says:

    Would be interesting to hear an interview with the women from Escaping polygamy.
    It was a great show, very informative and they did amazing things.

  • HDB says:

    I’m currently bingeing my way through your archives and recently finished this episode.

    This may be a strange compliment, but I want to say how fantastic it is that Leah has such a distinctive voice! No joke! I have great difficulty distinguishing voices in audio-only formats (I actually have to give up on some podcasts whose speakers all sound alike), and something about Leah’s tone, accent or whatever is so recognisable that it helps me sort out who’s speaking.

    Not forgetting Mike. You have what I (a dirty Pom) would characterise as a soft Australian accent, and that’s just noticeable enough that I can tell you apart from any deep-voiced guests.

    Accessibility win!

    Hearts to you both and keep fighting the beast. I have a huge need to see SOB forced to testify in court. May the bully someday squirm on his hook.

    P.S. may all child molesters burn. This episode was so horrible and so important.

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