Sounds Like A Cult

Publisher:
Exactly Right Media

Sounds Like A Cult

5.0/5

Critic Rating

A podcast about the modern-day “cults” we all follow. Each episode asks the culty questions we’re all wondering… Do you think SoulCycle is a cult? What about Elon Musk stans? Or the Royal Family? What about spiritual influencers? Is Instagram itself a cult? Sounds Like A Cult, hosted by Amanda Montell, author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, analyzes a different zeitgeisty group every week to try and answer the big question: This group sounds like a cult, but is it really? And if so, how bad is it?  Follow Us: Podcast Instagram - @soundslikeacultpod Host Amanda Montell - @amanda_mo...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lucy White • Irish Independent Dec 16, 2023

"...grown-ups who haven’t grown out of fairy tales, have each been mooted and with often hilarious interrogation."

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Score: 5

Edward Wickham • Church Times Jun 24, 2022

"...if you think that a cult is defined by its strict rules, initiation rituals, intense inter-group relationships, and the threat of ostracism for those who deviate from acceptable behaviour, then a cappella ensembles might well be deemed cultic. All of this is handled with a light touch by the US comedians Amanda Montell and Isa Medina, who are highly engaging, and can teach many a newbie podcaster about sticking to their subject."

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Score: 4.9

Nicholas Quah • Vulture May 11, 2022

"The result is a thoroughly interesting yet breezy take on what can often be a heavy subject, and in the podcast’s lightness and slight absurdity, it gets at something fundamental about modern society: No matter where you are, you’re never too far from the brink of cultishness. …"

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