Cult Hackers

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Philip Santo
 Jan 2, 2023
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A podcast about cult hacking! Cracking the cult code to understand what they are, how they work, how people leave and how to make sense of the world after leaving. Father and daughter team, media graduate Celine, and former cult member now organizational psychologist Stephen, explore how cults work, why they are so dangerous and the experience of leaving and making sense of the world. They speak to cult hackers from all over the world, from ex members to academics, from writers to filmmakers, and from therapists to activists. https://pod.link/1540824671 https://www.patreon.com/culthackers https://culthackers.com/ Music is Snap by Purple Planet Music Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Episode Date
Cults, addiction, politics, religion, intrigue and big worms: Dune
May 17, 2024
The Importance of Having a Voice and Podcast News
Feb 10, 2024
Order, obedience, compliance and silence: Kendra Petty's story.
Feb 03, 2024
Is Religion Good For You?
Jan 27, 2024
Filmmaker Carmel Mikol talks Apostate, her Short Documentary Film
Jan 20, 2024
Behaving Badly for the Org.
Jan 13, 2024
Interview With Apostate Barbie
Jan 06, 2024
Bonus Crossover: Magical Thinking Part 2
Jan 03, 2024
Legal Fights: Jehovah’s Witnesses Vs Norway, with Jan Frode Nilsen
Dec 30, 2023
Finding Friends After Leaving a Cult; Patron Takeover
Dec 23, 2023
Bonus Audio Blog: Am I Awake Yet?
Dec 19, 2023
Living in Keith Green’s Cult Commune; Last Days Ministries
Dec 16, 2023
The Cultic Bug In The System
Dec 09, 2023
Understanding Magical Thinking with Spencer Watson
Dec 02, 2023
Deconstructing the Certainty of Fundamentalism with Olivia Jackson
Nov 25, 2023
Cult Hackers Birthday Party
Nov 18, 2023
Discovering who you are after the cult, with Rachel Bernstein
Nov 11, 2023
White Christian Nationalism and Conspiracy Theories
Nov 04, 2023
What The Stanford Prison Experiment Tells Us About Cults
Oct 27, 2023
”Feeling like a misfit”: Creative Struggles and Triumphs with Witness Underground
Oct 24, 2023
Taking on Gloriavale with Human Rights Lawyer, Stephen Patterson
Oct 20, 2023
Sci-fi saviours with cult kids, Riley and Stephen
Oct 17, 2023
”What gets measured gets done!”, Jehovah’s Witnesses stop counting time - Reaction
Oct 13, 2023
Dennis Tourish on The Dark Side of Charismatic Leaders
Oct 06, 2023
Exposing cultic abuse with Dr Alexandra Stein
Sep 29, 2023
The psychological ABC of Conspiracism and Cults
Sep 22, 2023
Purity Culture And the Damage it Does, with Kendra Bryan
Sep 15, 2023
Cultic Motivation
Sep 08, 2023
Bonus LEJOG update: Failing Publicly?
Sep 08, 2023
Cult hopping with Sue Winter
Sep 01, 2023
Anti-cult activism: Hate, disgruntlement or something else?
Aug 25, 2023
“Silenced in Eden” with Jo Lloyd Johnson
Aug 18, 2023
Learning About Cults With Kacey from The Cult Vault
Aug 11, 2023
The Psychology of Cults Miniseries Part 7: Finding Identity After Leaving a Cult
Aug 08, 2023
Is there a UFO cult inside the Pentagon?
Aug 04, 2023
The Psychology of Cults Miniseries Part 6: Managing a Cult
Aug 01, 2023
Inside The Mind of a Teenage Fundamentalist
Jul 28, 2023
The Psychology of Cults Miniseries Part 5: Organizational Change
Jul 25, 2023
Cults on Film: The Truman Show
Jul 21, 2023
The Psychology of Cults Miniseries Part 4: Cult Leadership
Jul 18, 2023
Recovering from a Traumatic Narcissistic Cultic Relationship with Dan Shaw
Jul 14, 2023
The Psychology of Cults Miniseries Part 3: Why People Join and Why they Stay
Jul 11, 2023
The Descent of Man
Jul 07, 2023
The Psychology of Cults Miniseries Part 2: The Problem With Shunning
Jul 04, 2023
The Troubled Teen Industry: Behavior Modification
Jun 30, 2023
The Psychology of Cults Miniseries Part 1: How Cults Motivate
Jun 28, 2023
Bike and Psych
Jun 23, 2023
Taking on NXIVM with Susan Dones
Jun 16, 2023
The Five Stages of Grief - But Mostly Anger
Jun 09, 2023
”In the New System, will we have stories?”: Ex JW Writer, Rebecca Woodward
Jun 02, 2023
Leaving Conspiracism with Brent Lee: Taking Ownership and The Social Cost
May 26, 2023
The Cult Algorithm, AI and QAnon
May 19, 2023
Bonus: The Family Survival Trust Special Event
May 18, 2023
Going on a Cult Trip with Anke Richter
May 12, 2023
Is The Royal Family a Cult?
May 05, 2023
An Anarchist Studies With Jehovah’s Witnesses: Discussion with Hayward Gatch
May 03, 2023
Part 2 Interview with Daniel Allen Cox
Apr 29, 2023
Daniel Allen Cox, author of ”I Felt The End Before It Came”
Apr 28, 2023
Child Marriage and Modern Day Slavery: Tamara’s Story
Apr 21, 2023
Life Coaching in the light of Lighthouse
Apr 14, 2023
”Accountability is not persecution” Rachael Reign on the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
Apr 07, 2023
Complexity bias and cults
Mar 31, 2023
Falling in and out of love with a Sufi Group: Todd Brown
Mar 25, 2023
”Do your own research”: Authority Part 2, Who to Believe.
Mar 18, 2023
Update
Mar 10, 2023
Healing From Cults Through Art and Music: Scott Homan
Mar 04, 2023
”Sticking it to The Man”: Authority, Reactance and Cults
Feb 25, 2023
”Fine just as I am”: Interview with 2 Girls 1 Cult
Feb 18, 2023
Escaping Morningland Church with Frankie Tease
Feb 11, 2023
Identity and our three selves after leaving a cult
Feb 04, 2023
Bonus: Science what is it good for? And Fusion News!
Feb 01, 2023
Recovering From Jehovah’s Witnesses: Mental Health Counsellor Claire Alison Hams
Jan 28, 2023
Cracking Cults Collaboration - Meet The Podcasters!
Jan 21, 2023
Bonus Cults on Film: The Master
Jan 19, 2023
From the Children of God to the Army: Uncultured with Daniella Mestyanek Young
Jan 14, 2023
Children of the Cult: Joy Cranham from The Family Survival Trust
Jan 07, 2023
Bonus: Cults On Film, The Invisible Man
Jan 04, 2023
Cult Hacker Review of 2022
Dec 31, 2022
Bonus: The Jedi Cult and the Radicalisation of the Skywalkers
Dec 28, 2022
Christmas: It’s complicated
Dec 24, 2022
The God Virus and Recovering From Religion with Darrel Ray
Dec 17, 2022
Bonus: Cults on Film - Apostasy
Dec 14, 2022
Justified Ancients of Mu Mu and the KLF with Jexit’s Riley
Dec 10, 2022
Special Mini Series Part 4: Cults at Work, Meaning and Purpose
Dec 07, 2022
Graphic Novel, Cult Girls Author Natalie Grand
Dec 03, 2022
Special Mini Series Part 3: Cults at Work.The Importance of Having a Voice
Nov 30, 2022
The End of the World - Armageddon Obsessed
Nov 26, 2022
Special Mini Series: Cults at Work Part 2, Leadership
Nov 23, 2022
Cult Survivor, Activist and Podcaster, Andrew Pledger - Part 2
Nov 20, 2022
Cult Survivor, Activist and Podcaster Andrew Pledger - Part 1
Nov 19, 2022
Special Mini Series With The WOW Project: Cults at Work Part 1
Nov 16, 2022
The Cornetto Trilogy
Nov 12, 2022
Trauma Recovery Coach Jolyn Armstrong
Nov 05, 2022
A Diabolical Week and Demons On Repeat
Oct 28, 2022
“Jonestown in slow motion”. Leaving Christian Science with Hilary Alexander
Oct 21, 2022
Bonus Episode: Separating the Quantum Science From the Woo
Oct 18, 2022
The Abuse of Power in Cults
Oct 14, 2022
Bonus Episode: Cults on Film, The Borg
Oct 13, 2022
Jennifer French: Reconnecting With Family After Leaving a Mystical Cult
Oct 07, 2022
Cults and the promise of happiness
Sep 30, 2022
Special Episode: Recovering from a Damaging Religious Group with Sherrie D’Souza
Sep 27, 2022
Nicola Ranson: Life, love and leaving the Rajneeshpuram
Sep 23, 2022
Spirituality, Mysticism and Consciousness With Andrew Jasko
Sep 17, 2022
Work Life Balance in a Cult
Sep 10, 2022
Changing Laws To Protect Society From Cults With The Counter Cult Coalition
Sep 03, 2022
Does Jehovah’s Witnesses literature cause psychological disorders?
Aug 27, 2022
Synergy between Terrorism and Cults with Darin Challacombe PhD
Aug 20, 2022
Beliefs: The weird, the dangerous, the benign and the useful.
Aug 13, 2022
Hero Worship with Germ and Maryann
Aug 06, 2022
Special Episode: Reflections on ’The Last Days’ with Ali Millar
Aug 03, 2022
The Emotional Journey of Leaving a Cult
Jul 30, 2022
Unpacking Belief Systems with Kat Wallace
Jul 23, 2022
Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness
Jul 16, 2022
ICSA Conference Highlights
Jul 09, 2022
Abortion
Jul 02, 2022
”To say it was awful was an understatement”: Alisha’s Story
Jun 25, 2022
Transformational Training
Jun 18, 2022
From Fear to Freedom with Kimberley Miller
Jun 11, 2022
Does Nature Tell Us Anything About God? With John Elson
Jun 04, 2022
Theocracy to Democracy
May 29, 2022
The Psychological Impact of Shunning with Dr Heather Ransom
May 21, 2022
Having Fun and Healing With Games: Guest Starring Germ
May 14, 2022
Living and dying (rebroadcast from the archive)
May 10, 2022
Ex Jehovah’s Witness Poet and Podcaster Leon Helsby
May 07, 2022
Learning Styles and Other Myths
Apr 30, 2022
Falling in love with an ex cult member
Apr 23, 2022
Fight Club: Cult Reading and Movie Review
Apr 16, 2022
Making Sense of an Abnormal Normal: Life in the Children of God
Apr 09, 2022
Virtual Worlds
Apr 05, 2022
Hypnotherapist and EX Jehovah’s Witness, Becky Armstrong-Corbett
Apr 02, 2022
Cult Wars
Mar 29, 2022
Critical Thinking, Spirituality and life after Jehovah’s Witnesses: Daniel O’Brien
Mar 27, 2022
Birthdays
Mar 23, 2022
Ashlen Hilliard: From The International Cultic Studies Association
Mar 19, 2022
A Cult Reading of The Movie Equilibrium WIth Jexit’s Riley
Mar 15, 2022
The History of Atheism
Mar 13, 2022
Taking Risks
Mar 09, 2022
Signs and Symbols with Producer Bob
Mar 06, 2022
Knowing Right From Wrong: Ethics and Morals after leaving a Cult
Mar 02, 2022
Raised in Fear: Kwasizabantu with Daniel Schricker PhD
Feb 26, 2022
Russia Invades Ukraine
Feb 24, 2022
Cults in Movies: Midsommer
Feb 23, 2022
Alt Worldly: Jake Vaughn, Pathos And Comedy
Feb 20, 2022
Nature Vs Nurture
Feb 16, 2022
”I feared God with every fibre of my being” Erika Bornman on Life in Kwasizabantu
Feb 13, 2022
Wasted Years?
Feb 09, 2022
Coercive Control with Min Grob
Feb 06, 2022
Gaslight: The Movie that Gave us the Playbook
Feb 02, 2022
Deconversion and Religious Trauma with Darren Slade PhD
Jan 30, 2022
Science
Jan 26, 2022
Brent Lee: Ex Conspiracist
Jan 23, 2022
Why Ordinary People Do Atrocious Things: Cults and the Milgram Experiments
Jan 19, 2022
Singer Songwriter, Ex Jehovah’s Witness Sapphire Phoenix
Jan 16, 2022
Being Wrong
Jan 12, 2022
Women in the Bible with Producer Bob
Jan 09, 2022
Cults in Movies: Whiplash
Jan 05, 2022
Leaving the Amish: Lizzie’s Story
Jan 02, 2022
Bonus: Stephen’s Top Ten Recommended Podcasts for 2022
Dec 31, 2021
New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 29, 2021
My Story: Growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, leaving and making sense of life
Dec 25, 2021
Christmas Special
Dec 22, 2021
MindShift Time! Interview with Clint Heacock on Religious Deconstruction and Dominion Theology
Dec 18, 2021
Believe In Yourself! Self Efficacy, Inside And Outside a Cult
Dec 15, 2021
Bonus: Cults as Organizations - Motivating Members
Dec 13, 2021
Transcendental Meditation, Cults and Exiting: Interview with Patrick Ryan from Cult 101
Dec 12, 2021
Dreams
Dec 08, 2021
”I’ve got the ball and chain around you and only I have the key”: Ex Jehovah‘s Witness Sarah‘s Story
Dec 05, 2021
Free Will Vs Determinism
Dec 01, 2021
Award-Winning Film Witness Underground: Interview with Scott Homan and Ryan Sutter
Nov 28, 2021
Special 100th Episode and 1st Birthday
Nov 24, 2021
I‘m safer in a bar than I am in a Kingdom Hall: Ex Jehovah‘s Witness Donna Stevenson talks about her experience
Nov 21, 2021
Trying to Make Sense of War After Leaving a Pacifist Cult
Nov 17, 2021
Bonus: Are Cults a Wicked Problem?
Nov 16, 2021
Specialist Counsellor in Cult Recovery Gillie Jenkinson: 4 Phase Model
Nov 14, 2021
Meerkats, Cleaner Fish and the Social Instinct with Producer Bob
Nov 10, 2021
Growing up in The Children of God Cult
Nov 06, 2021
Bonus: Remember Remember the 5th of November
Nov 05, 2021
The Dancing Plague
Nov 02, 2021
Interview With The Prophets of Free Thought
Oct 30, 2021
Learned Behavior in Cults
Oct 26, 2021
They were teenage fundamentalists: Evangelicals and Pentecostals
Oct 23, 2021
The Lies We Tell Our Kids (Or Don‘t)
Oct 19, 2021
Alexandra Stein PhD: Attachment in cults and coercive relationships
Oct 16, 2021
Documentary Special: The Pink Pound
Oct 11, 2021
Film actor, singer, X factor contestant, window cleaner exJW Luke Stevenson
Oct 09, 2021
Cult Movie: The Village
Oct 05, 2021
JT and Lady Cee
Oct 02, 2021
Should we worry about homeschooling?
Sep 28, 2021
Checklists and Affirmations: Jared ex Jehovah‘s Witness:
Sep 25, 2021
Sexual Healing: With Producer Bob and the Shunned Experience‘s Jordan
Sep 21, 2021
Robin Jackson: South African Ex JW Activist
Sep 19, 2021
Bonus: The MGTOW Men‘s Movement with Jexit
Sep 17, 2021
”What‘s your Weltanschauung? How your ‘worldview‘ affects your beliefs.
Sep 14, 2021
John Elson Ex JW Stand-up Comic and Caricaturist
Sep 11, 2021
Perfection
Sep 07, 2021
Bonus Short: Cults as Organizations - Change
Sep 07, 2021
”I was stunned because no-one seemed to care at all”: Phd student and ex JW Ryan David Tuttle
Sep 04, 2021
Review of Unorthodox
Aug 31, 2021
Interview with Mark Jones, the Quora guy
Aug 28, 2021
Bonus Conversation: Born-in Cult Member Recovery
Aug 26, 2021
Avoiding the 'Pit of Despair'
Aug 24, 2021
A voice from inside: Interview with Geoffrey Wallis
Aug 21, 2021
Personality Profiles
Aug 17, 2021
Prophecy Special: England's Most Famous Prophetess
Aug 14, 2021
The Matrix as Metaphor
Aug 10, 2021
A life in the Moonies: Interview with Elgen Strait
Aug 07, 2021
Emotional Labour and The Kingdom Smile
Aug 03, 2021
Kamila Dydyna talks about Debutante
Jul 31, 2021
Bonus: Mental health of born-in cult members with Producer Bob and Jordan Robertson
Jul 30, 2021
Finding love in and out of a High Control Group
Jul 27, 2021
Sex and relationships: Interview with Jill Adams
Jul 25, 2021
Cognitive Biases and Cults
Jul 20, 2021
Bethan ex Mormon perspectives
Jul 18, 2021
Narcissism and cult leaders
Jul 13, 2021
Ep 51. Germ from the Mentally Diseased YouTube Channel
Jul 10, 2021
Bonus Short : Mental Wellbeing in Cults
Jul 09, 2021
Ep 50. Self Help
Jul 06, 2021
Ep 49. Jordan Robertson Ex Jehovah's Witness YouTuber
Jul 03, 2021
Cults as depicted in Star Trek
Jun 30, 2021
Ep 47. Chris Shelton Ex Scientologist
Jun 27, 2021
Ep 46. Optimized Cr*pness and Customer Service
Jun 23, 2021
Ep 45. Dr. Janja Lalich, Cult Researcher
Jun 20, 2021
Bonus short: Cults and Power
Jun 18, 2021
Cults in our Midst - Book Review
Jun 16, 2021
Ep 43.Rob Crompton, Special Pioneer to Methodist Minister
Jun 13, 2021
Ep 42. The Pink Pound
Jun 09, 2021
Ep 41. Ex Jehovah's Witness Academic & Leadership Coach, Dr. Calonddu
Jun 06, 2021
Body Image
Jun 02, 2021
Ep 39. The Satanic Panic with Professor Chris French
May 30, 2021
Ep 38. Aliens and UFOs
May 26, 2021
Ep 36. Gender
May 19, 2021
Ep 35. Interview with author Ali Millar
May 16, 2021
Ep 34. Activisim
May 12, 2021
Artist Alex Millar - interview. Transition from Jehovah's Witness to world renowned artist
May 09, 2021
Ep 32. Charismatic leaders and cults
May 05, 2021
Ep 31. Politics - The Eight Values
May 02, 2021
Ep 30. Cognitive Dissonance - Book Review "When Prophecy Fails".
Apr 28, 2021
Ep 29. Education Pt. 1. The School Years
Apr 25, 2021
Ep 28. Interview with Riley Ex Jehovah's Witness Activist
Apr 21, 2021
Ep 27. Child Rearing
Apr 18, 2021
Bonus: Film Review, Red Lights
Apr 14, 2021
Ep 26.The Supernatural
Apr 11, 2021
Ep 25. Learning to become assertive
Apr 04, 2021
Ep 24. Bonus Episode: Women, Men and Headship
Apr 02, 2021
Ep 23. The Truth
Mar 28, 2021
Ep 22. Life and Death
Mar 21, 2021
Ep 21. The struggle for self, after leaving a high control group
Mar 14, 2021
Ep 20. Veganism
Mar 08, 2021
Ep 19. Social Darwinism
Mar 01, 2021
Ep 18. Did humans get here through Evolution or by Creation?
Feb 22, 2021
Ep 17. Queen's Gambit
Feb 15, 2021
Ep 16. Contraceptive angst
Feb 08, 2021
Ep 15. "I didn't know who I was!" Part 3 of a Jehovah's Witness story.
Feb 01, 2021
Ep 14. Quick builds and slow fades - A Jehovah's Witness story Part 2
Jan 25, 2021
Ep 13. 'The Cult of Trump' - Book Review
Jan 18, 2021
Ep 12. Angels and Doubts - a Jehovah’s Witness Childhood.
Jan 11, 2021
Ep 11. Bounce-back-ability: How to be resilient
Jan 04, 2021
Ep. 10 Mind Body Separation
Dec 29, 2020
Ep. 9 Body Modifications
Dec 22, 2020
Ep. 8 When Prophecy Fails: Jehovah’s Witnesses a Case Study
Dec 15, 2020
Ep. 7 Humanism
Dec 08, 2020
Bonus: Living with an invisible illness
Dec 06, 2020
Ep 6. Inaccurate Biopics
Dec 01, 2020
EP. 5 Dungeons and Dragons
Nov 24, 2020
Ep.4 Old but problematic
Nov 18, 2020
Ep.3 The Star Trek Holodeck
Nov 17, 2020
Ep.2 Ancient Aliens
Nov 17, 2020
Ep.1 People in cults
Nov 17, 2020