67: What Even is a Cult?


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In preparation for next month's theme of cults, this week we're doing a quick primer on what is and isn't a cult!

We talk about dictionary definitions, sociological understandings, personality traits of cult leaders and followers, and some well known cult examples.

And stay tuned for the next month to hear episodes about five different cults!


Cult (wiki)

Cults in America

Difference Between Sects and Cults - Sociology Group

How Cults Work - Cult Indoctrination

Cults. Explained - Vox/Netflix (via YouTube)

Why Do People Join Cults (Open Culture)

Cults by Nigel Cawthorne

Wild Wild Country (Netflix)

Going Clear: Scientology (IMDB)

The Vow (Wiki)


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