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Sarah Steel is the host of Let’s Talk About Sects, a podcast about cults. I was on her show just recently in episode on OneTaste (premiers today). We talk about group social dynamics, the psychology of cult leaders and members, ethics, and propaganda.

Follow her work at ltaspod.com or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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