18 episodes

Let's Talk About Sects is an award-winning monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence.

You can support us on Patreon, with a one-off donation, and on Pozible.

“A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and the charismatic leaders behind them.”
Peter Wells, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2019

“A fantastic examination of sects, cults, and religion… a fact-based program that’ll hook you in and keep you coming back for more.”
Zach Johnston, Uproxx, February 2019

“Cleverly named, meticulously researched.”
Elena Nicolaou, Refinery29, December 2018

“The best podcast of its kind – I can’t wait for another episode!”
Apple Podcasts review from a US listener

“I study cults and sects and for this reason listen to many podcasts on these subjects. This one is by far the best.”
Apple Podcasts review from a US listener

“Best podcast about cults I’ve found.”
Apple Podcasts review from an Australian listener

Let's Talk About Sects Sarah Steel

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 72 Ratings

Let's Talk About Sects is an award-winning monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence.

You can support us on Patreon, with a one-off donation, and on Pozible.

“A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and the charismatic leaders behind them.”
Peter Wells, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 2019

“A fantastic examination of sects, cults, and religion… a fact-based program that’ll hook you in and keep you coming back for more.”
Zach Johnston, Uproxx, February 2019

“Cleverly named, meticulously researched.”
Elena Nicolaou, Refinery29, December 2018

“The best podcast of its kind – I can’t wait for another episode!”
Apple Podcasts review from a US listener

“I study cults and sects and for this reason listen to many podcasts on these subjects. This one is by far the best.”
Apple Podcasts review from a US listener

“Best podcast about cults I’ve found.”
Apple Podcasts review from an Australian listener

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Paddy029 ,

Awesome

Have been looking for a podcast focusing on this topic for a while and really enjoying it and the fact that it’s Aussie is a bonus!!

Susan EH ,

Insightful

I really am engrossed with this podcast and am thankful for all the research involved.
Explanations while evangelical groups:church don’t make sense.
Masochistic leaders that fffing draw in lives through guilt and manipulation.
Great work!!
Sue

Fooflix ,

Excellent research, interesting and highly enjoyable

My new binge, thank you Sarah I am enjoying your podcast very much. You voice too does not grate, your research is impeccable and the episodes are extremely interesting. Highly recommended.

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