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AUDIO: "Love Bombed"

Amy Ohalloran, knee deep in her cult days.

Amy Ohalloran, knee deep in her cult days.

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on wwno.org.

Amy Ohalloran  talks through her experience as a member of a cult.

This story was told on June 6, 2012 at "The Pauger House" in the Marigny. The theme of the evening was "Undercover", and here Amy Allison Shipley gives a window into her being recruited and indoctrinated into a cult... and how she got out.

*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. The next BYO is Thursday, December 5 in the Bywater neighborhood. For details go to bringyourownstories.com.

Laine Kaplan-Levenson is a producer at WWNO, The Moth and Listening Post and cofounder of Bring Your Own.