Deliver Us From Ervil

By iHeartPodcasts

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.


Category: Documentary

Open in Apple Podcasts


Open RSS feed


Open Website


Rate for this podcast

Subscribers: 101
Reviews: 0

Description

In the 1940s, a group of Mormon dreamers started a town in the Mexican desert. But what began as a utopian vision quickly turned sour when the founding family’s son, Ervil LeBaron, struggled for control of the community and unleashed a multi-generational crimewave – the ripples of which are still being felt today.

From bank robbery to drug smuggling, auto theft rings to multiple murders, a deadly cult evolved into a sophisticated organized crime family. In Deliver Us From Ervil, journalist Jesse Hyde tells the story of Ervil LeBaron and the unlikely ensemble of reporters, cops, survivors and family insiders trying to halt his bloody legacy.

Deliver Us From Ervil is produced by Novel for iHeartRadio.


Episode Date
4: The Hunt
2506
Journalists on Ervil’s trail hear about an imminent murder in Utah and alert the cops. They arrive too late but decide to team up in the hunt for Ervil. As the press investigate, the astonishing scale of his crimes are revealed – but, as new murders come to light, the journalists become targets of Ervil and his deadly cult. Meanwhile, the cops start to identify suspects, though without an informant they’re yet to make any arrests. As the summer of 1977 passes, the police are about to be given an eye-opening inside account of Ervil LeBaron’s cult. Deliver Us From Ervil  is produced by Novel for iHeartRadio. For more from Novel visit novel.audio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 18, 2022
3: Welcome to the Family
2999
How was Ervil LeBaron able to instill such devotion among his followers? Devotion that allowed him to commit untold violence and terror. In this episode, Jesse explores how key members of Ervil’s cult were recruited, and how they morphed into a sophisticated organized crime family. In 1977, when the group failed to extort money from a high profile target, Ervil sets his most audacious attack into motion: a double murder intended to take out his biggest rivals. But you can’t organise an assassination without attracting some attention and soon, the press are on Ervil’s trail. Deliver Us From Ervil is produced by Novel for iHeartRadio. For more from Novel visit novel.audio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 11, 2022
1: The One Mighty and Strong
3208
It’s 2022, and journalist Jesse Hyde arrives in Colonia LeBaron. It’s a strange but thriving Mormon town, deep in the Mexican desert. While investigating a cartel massacre, Jesse uncovers the story of the LeBarons – a family whose dreams of founding a utopian community swiftly turned into a dystopian nightmare, as a faction of their town transformed into a murderous cult. Jesse traces the origins of this place, from the 1940s to the present day, its founding family and the feud between Joel LeBaron and his fanatic brother Ervil that started it all. Deliver Us From Ervil is produced by Novel for iHeartRadio. For more from Novel visit novel.audio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2022
2: The Massacre in Los Molinos
2538
Ostracised from his family and his home, Ervil continues to build his cult from across the border in the US. When he starts threatening Colonia LeBaron with an attack, the townsfolk prepare their defences and brace themselves for the worst. But when Ervil LeBaron’s followers eventually do act, they manage to catch their victims unaware. Jesse returns to the scene of a 1974 massacre, only to find some survivors with surprising loyalties, despite the devastation. Deliver Us From Ervil  is produced by Novel for iHeartRadio. For more from Novel visit novel.audio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 04, 2022