Podcast Picks: Sounds Like a Cult
Have you ever looked at a wildly popular trend or group and said, "Yeah, that definitely sounds like a cult?" If so, you're in the right company with Amanda Montell and Isabela "Isa" Medina-Maté.
In June of 2021, right off the heels of the publication of her book *Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, writer and linguist Montell teamed up with Medina-Maté, a documentary filmmaker and comedy writer, to create a podcast that looked critically at these so-called modern day "cults," examining them through the lens of popular culture and media.
This is more than just a chat show between friends, though. Montell and Medina-Maté delve deeply each episode, often bringing in expert guests on the topic being discussed and analyzed.
With subjects including SoulCycle, astrology, Trader Joe's, and minimalism, there's sure to be at least one topic that will pique the interest of every listener.
Rating each cult-like subject on a three tiered scale — Live Your Life, Watch Your Back, or Get the **** Out — Montell and Medina-Maté seek to answer the all-important question: this thing sounds like a cult, but is it really?