Michelle Solomon, The Florida Files podcast producer, said: “It took two months of combing through clippings and archives, interviews and investigating to go back into one of Miami’s most perplexing stories. Still, nothing is cut and dried. Listeners are in for quite an audio journey.”
WPLG, Miami’s ABC affiliate owned by the BH Media subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, released a podcast in August that looks into the story of a charismatic preacher convicted of conspiracy to commit murder.
The podcast, Yahweh Ben Yahweh and The Temple Of Love: Cult or Conspiracy, follows Yahweh Ben Yahweh, born Hulon Mitchell Jr., who proclaimed himself the Son of God when he arrived in Miami in the late 1970s.
The Florida Files podcast series goes step by step through Yahweh Ben Yahweh’s ascent and how he bought up land and cleaned up Miami’s Liberty City.
He rubbed elbows with politicians, and there was even a Yahweh Ben Yahweh Day proclaimed by Miami’s mayor in the 1990s. Then murders at an apartment complex, where police found a victim’s severed ear, led back to the Temple of Love.
Hear from attorneys who believed Yahweh’s innocence, and from a cult expert who weighs in on the cult aspects of The Temple Of Love. The series also features sound from Local 10’s vast video collection chronicling the decade of the temple. Yahweh Ben Yahweh was convicted, as were some of his followers.
Michelle Solomon, Florida Files podcast producer, said, “It took two months of combing through clippings and archives, interviews and investigating to go back into one of Miami’s most perplexing stories. Still, nothing is cut and dried. Listeners are in for quite an audio journey.”
The Florida Files can be found on Local 10.com Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Player FM, or on home devices by saying “Play The Florida Files Podcast.”