Let's Talk About Sects

By Sarah Steel

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Subscribers: 957
Reviews: 3
Episodes: 82

Jayna
 Nov 9, 2023
I have been looking for a great cult podcast and this one ticks all the boxes. Excellently researched, respectful of victims and objective as possible. Highly recommend. P.s great to hear a fellow Aussie!


 Feb 15, 2023

Rachael
 May 22, 2021
amazingly detailed

Description

Let's Talk About Sects is an award-winning monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence.

You can support us on Patreon, with a one-off donation, or grab some merch. Sarah Steel's debut book Do As I Say is available now.

“A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and the charismatic leaders behind them.” Peter Wells, The Sydney Morning Herald

“A fantastic examination of sects, cults, and religion… a fact-based program that’ll hook you in and keep you coming back for more.” Zach Johnston, Uproxx

“Cleverly named, meticulously researched.” Elena Nicolaou, Refinery29

“The best podcast of its kind – I can’t wait for another episode!” Apple Podcasts review from a US listener

“I study cults and sects and for this reason listen to many podcasts on these subjects. This one is by far the best.” Apple Podcasts review from a US listener

“Best podcast about cults I’ve found.” Apple Podcasts review from an Australian listener

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Episode Date
Cult Information and Family Support with Tore Klevjer
Jun 18, 2024
Escaping Twin Flames with Cecilia Peck & Inbal B. Lessner
May 07, 2024
Interview Episode: LGATs with John Hunter PhD
Apr 16, 2024
Message from Sarah
Mar 26, 2024
The Retreat: a Divine Madness Update
Mar 12, 2024
Interview Episode: The Troubled Teen Industry with Emma Lehman
Feb 20, 2024
Avatar
Feb 13, 2024
Interview Episode: Thomas Parsons
Jan 23, 2024
Woodford Folk Festival Live Show: The Twelve Tribes
Jan 16, 2024
Interview Episode: The Hate Next Door with Matson & Tawni Browning
Dec 14, 2023
Interview Episode: Chabad and Zionism
Dec 12, 2023
Interview Episode: IndoctriNation with Rachel Bernstein
Nov 14, 2023
Xenos / Dwell – Part 2
Oct 12, 2023
Xenos / Dwell – Part 1
Oct 12, 2023
Theatre of All Possibilities / Odyssey Study Group
Sep 12, 2023
International Cult Awareness Month: Andrew Pledger and BJU
Aug 22, 2023
International Cult Awareness Month: Sarah
Aug 15, 2023
International Cult Awareness Month: Carol Merchasin
Aug 08, 2023
International Cult Awareness Month: Lisa Kendall
Aug 01, 2023
Interview Episode: When the World Didn't End with Guinevere Turner
Jun 13, 2023
Interview Episode: Rosanna Overcomer
Apr 27, 2023
Divine Madness
Apr 10, 2023
The Ishayas' Ascension / The Bright Path
Mar 14, 2023
Interview Episode: Matthew Klein
Mar 07, 2023
Brisbane Christian Fellowship
Feb 14, 2023
MOVE Philadelphia
Jan 15, 2023
Bob Barlow's "Truth"
Dec 13, 2022
Interview Episode: Uncultured with Daniella Mestyanek Young
Nov 29, 2022
Interview Episode: Inside the Tribe with Tim Elliott
Nov 22, 2022
The Logos Foundation
Nov 15, 2022
Interview Episode: Cult Trip with Anke Richter
Nov 08, 2022
Interview Episode: Issues in Coaching and Wellness with Kathleen Oh
Nov 01, 2022
Interview Episode: Dr Janja Lalich
Oct 21, 2022
Interview Episode: Gloriavale with Noel Smyth & Fergus Grady
Oct 15, 2022
Twin Flames Universe
Oct 08, 2022
Interview Episode: Avi's Story
Oct 02, 2022
The New Gnostic Society
Sep 01, 2022
Interview Episode: A Little Bit Culty
Jul 26, 2022
Bonus Episode: Do As I Say, Chapter One
Jun 08, 2022
Interview Episode: Counter Cult Coalition
Apr 19, 2022
Interview Episode: KwaSizabantu
Dec 07, 2021
Interview Episode: David Freeman – former child member of The Family
Jun 29, 2021
Gloriavale – Part 2
Apr 20, 2021
Gloriavale – Part 1
Apr 13, 2021
Zion Full Salvation Ministry
Mar 16, 2021
Master's Commission
Feb 16, 2021
Exclusive Brethren – Part 2
Jan 19, 2021
Exclusive Brethren – Part 1
Jan 19, 2021
Fire This Time
Dec 15, 2020
The Welcomed Consensus + OneTaste – Part 2
Nov 24, 2020
The Welcomed Consensus + OneTaste – Part 1
Nov 17, 2020
Two by Twos / The Truth
Oct 13, 2020
Zendik Farm
Sep 15, 2020
Interview Episode: Posadism with A.M. Gittlitz
Jul 21, 2020
Children of God – Part 2
Apr 21, 2020
Children of God – Part 1
Apr 14, 2020
The Living Word Fellowship
Mar 17, 2020
The New Kadampa Tradition
Feb 11, 2020
The Garden Ashram
Jan 14, 2020
Ideal Human Environment
Dec 17, 2019
The Move
Nov 12, 2019
Universal Medicine
Oct 15, 2019
NXIVM
Sep 17, 2019
Interview Episode: The Family update with Chris Johnston
Jul 18, 2019
Chung Moo Quan
Apr 16, 2019
Order of the Solar Temple
Mar 12, 2019
The Seaside Sect
Feb 12, 2019
Joy Kuo & Iphigenie Amoutzias' Story
Jan 15, 2019
Interview Episode: Grace J. Adams and Poia Alpha, Former Branch Davidians
Dec 18, 2018
Outreach International – Part 2
Nov 20, 2018
Outreach International – Part 1
Nov 13, 2018
The Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought
Oct 16, 2018
Synanon
Sep 18, 2018
Branch Davidians
Apr 17, 2018
Interview Episode: Aum Shinrikyo update with Sarah Hightower
Mar 21, 2018
The Order of St Charbel
Mar 13, 2018
Koreshanity
Feb 13, 2018
Universal Knowledge
Jan 16, 2018
Kenja Communication
Dec 12, 2017
Aum Shinrikyo
Nov 14, 2017
The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God
Oct 17, 2017
The Family
Sep 19, 2017