October 18, 2023
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CULTS #1 – Speak in Tongues
The idea of cults has become an omnipresent part of our discourse. But what even is a cult? And why have we become so intrigued by these groups?
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer
Noor Azrieh
Producer

As organized religion declines in countries like Canada, we’ve experienced an explosion of what some call religious movements and what others call cults.

The idea of cults has become an omnipresent part of our discourse. But what even is a cult? And why have we become so intrigued by these groups?

And the language of cults has moved beyond just religion into so many different spheres — everything from fitness, to politics, to work. 

 

Featured in this episode: Harold Henning, Amanda Montell

 

To learn more:

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

Sounds Like A Cult

 

Credits: Arshy Mann (Host and Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor in Cheif)

 

Additional music from Audio Network

 

Sponsors: Rotman, Douglas 

 

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