18 episodes

Erin Martin was born in a cult. Now she’s obsessed with learning about cults from the people who know them best: Survivors. Cult Talk takes you inside ex-cult members’ stories one group at a time, one survivor at a time. Cult Talk: a conversation, not an investigation. 

Cult Talk with Erin Martin Erin Martin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9, 195 Ratings

Erin Martin was born in a cult. Now she’s obsessed with learning about cults from the people who know them best: Survivors. Cult Talk takes you inside ex-cult members’ stories one group at a time, one survivor at a time. Cult Talk: a conversation, not an investigation. 

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
195 Ratings

195 Ratings

HeatherB05 ,

Knowledgeable podcaster

It’s pretty clear Erin Martin is well versed in cult mentality. The podcast shows multiple perspectives about both COBU and cult tactics. I really appreciate hearing about this information in my own healing process from a similar Bible based high-control group/cult called the Lord’s Recovery. I grew up in it and my dad was an elder. I never bought it fully and left after high school but when I had a spiritual experience in my late 20’s the indoctrination kicked in and I went back to the church. It took a few years for me to realize just the basic process/practices that had been worked into me from the church. You really do step out of the looking glass and see the world completely differently. I’m grateful to hear this perspective about a cult combined with Christianity and the nuances around that. If you’re looking to heal from an abusive group, hearing all the perspectives offered here will probably hit home. People who have been through this process need info/podcasts exactly like this- have recommended this one to so many people already. Thank you!

jencovi ,

Oddly Delightful

This podcast is absolutely fascinating! The first episodes with Erin’s mother are as funny as they are informative. I also enjoyed the later episodes with other former cult members. I absolutely love this pod and it’s format. Great job!

Goldieschlager ,

Delicate, but honest conversation

I feel like I’m sitting at a table at a coffee shop with Erin and her guests— the conversations aren’t rigid or scripted. I also appreciate that the discussion is balanced and the guests are able to talk about the good times too. Can’t wait for season 2!! There will be a season 2, right?!

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