Nathan Knows Nothing
Exploring Mysteries, Cults, and Powerful Organizations
2 years ago

Cults and What They Consist of

What makes a Cult anyway?

Episode Notes

Join me for an examination of Cults as a concept in general and then we'll look into what types of folks join them, some "recruitment" techniques that they employ, and what some people are willing to do to remove their loved ones from the grasp of whatever movement they believe has overtaken them. It was a topic that I wanted to explore because I feel like it's a subject that doesn't get talked about enough. Do we really know what should be considered a cult? Some answers may surprise you...


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