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WoWT Podcast Episode 055: Why Cult Leaders Are Loving The Pandemic

Released Thursday, 22nd October 2020
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After finally solving our audio problems thanks to some professional help, the WoWT Podcast is finally back, and before we get going again, we’re revisiting our episode on the psychology of cults to correct some of our predictions in light of COVID-19. With the pandemic still doing its damage, people are spiraling down conspiracy theory rabbit holes on social media and falling prey to cults ready to take advantage of their very understandable and normal discontent and anxiety. We dive into their tactics, explain how cult leaders groom their followers, and talk about the biggest thing we can do to dull the appeal of malevolent groups. And we bet it’s not what you think it is…