A Little Bit Culty

A Little Bit Culty

Think you might be in a cult? Want to know the signs? Join Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames to talk about things that are..a little bit culty. Or in their case: a whole bunch of culty. As whistleblowers documented in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “The Vow,” Sarah and Nippy have a lot to say about their experience, and burning questions to ask people with similar stories. They’re here to help people understand, heal from, and avoid abusive situations one little red flag at a time. Listen in as they share their stories, have frank and unscripted conversations with other survivors and cult experts, and do a deep dive on how devotion can turn to dysfunction.
From Hell to Stanford: Cameron Black on Thriving After Abuse
July 15, 2024x
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From Hell to Stanford: Cameron Black on Thriving After Abuse

This episode is sponsored by Better Help! Here’s our conversation with Cameron Black, a 20-something Stanford University student who has overcome some very culty, very harrowing challenges. He chats with us about his healing process and...

TwinRay: ‘We Are the Resurrection’
July 08, 2024x
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TwinRay: ‘We Are the Resurrection’

This episode is sponsored by Better Help. On this week’s show, we’ll talk to Demetria. She was immersed in TwinRay — an Oregon-based shop and health center that organizes “mass global meditations for peace.” But our guest says there’s w...

The Polygamist’s Daughters: Anna & Celia LeBaron on Escape and Redemption
July 01, 2024x
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The Polygamist’s Daughters: Anna & Celia LeBaron on Escape and Redemption

This episode is sponsored by Better Help.   Anna Lebaron is one of more than fifty children born to infamous polygamist cult leader Ervil LeBaron, aka “Mormon Manson.” So you can probably imagine that her upbringing was both extraordina...

The Grotto: Crypto, NFTs, & An Online Hellscape (Part 3)
June 24, 2024x
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The Grotto: Crypto, NFTs, & An Online Hellscape (Part 3)

This is episode is sponsored by Better Help. This week: The final installment of our talk with four people lured into The Grotto — a mostly online hub for digital art that turned into a kind of Ponzi cult with plenty of love bombing and...