Exile Content Studio, the developer of content in Spanish and English, says it will once again team up with iHeartPodcasts’ My Cultura to release the second season of its Sacred Scandal podcast. Titled “La Luz de Mundo” or “Light of the World,” it uncovers dark secrets behind the Mexican Church, La Luz del Mundo (LLDM) and abuses by Joaquín Naasón, one of its self-proclaimed apostles. From controlling tactics to sexual enslavement, Naasón controlled a multitude of LLDM devotees, some of whom now describe their experiences in the church as "pure evil” in the podcast.
“After the incredible reception to season one, we are thrilled to partner with iHeartMedia’s My Cultura again on Sacred Scandal: La Luz del Mundo,” said Rose Reid, Exile’s Head of U.S. Audio. “While many people are familiar with the evils committed by Joaquín Naasón, this podcast shines a powerful light on its shockingly dark history of abuse. We are grateful for the incredible research by our brilliant production team and host, Roberta Garza, and to the survivors who entrust us with their stories, and we know listeners will learn from this enthralling podcast.”
The creators say season two of Sacred Scandal explores the founding of the LLDM, the decades of abuse by some of its most powerful leaders, and its dark history of suppressing victims and evading justice.
“The first season of Sacred Scandal received such great reception and it’s a pleasure to partner with Exile Content Studio to continue to tell these important stories that affect our community,” said Gisselle Bances, Head of My Cultura Podcast Network. “Season two is powerful for the listeners and the survivors,” she said in the joint announcement.
Season one of Sacred Scandal shared the story of the 2001 murder of Sister Michelle Lewis, a nun at Miami’s Holy Cross Academy, by a teenage monk. It was named one of Podtrac’s Best New Podcasts of 2022.
The 12-episode second season will run weekly beginning today. It is hosted by Roberta Garza, a freelance editor, investigative journalist, and writer who authored “Márcame, Amo “(Brand me, Master), on the Mexican ties to Keith Raniere’s sex cult. She is a syndicated columnist for Milenio Newsgroup and frequent collaborator for Nexos Magazine.