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Aug 16, 2017

We’re kicking folklore into the 21st century to bring you this #kindacultykindacool episode. We’ve brought in reporter Kelly Weill to discuss Reptilians, cults, GOOP, and more as we dive into some recent events involving cult communities. What makes a cult? Why is steak tartare a faux pas among Reptilian watchers? How is the internet changing new religious movements? We cover all this and more!

Content warning for violent crime, suicide, and harassment. If you or a loved one are experiencing thoughts of suicide, call 800-273-8255. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7.

Thanks to Kelly Weill for joining us this episode! Follow her on Twitter @KellyWeill and check out her writing for The Daily Beast here. This is her initial article on the Reptilians, and a follow-up on the cult leader’s response. We also recommend the podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie by Maximum Fun!

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