Episode 68 - Amanda Montell & Cultish
This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right.
After devouring Cultish on the flight to and from New York, I couldn't wait to talk to the author, Amanda Montell, self proclaimed word nerd and language scholar. I mean, her book had an entire chapter titled "Do You Wanna Be a #BossBabe?". Amanda helps me kick off MLM Cult Month by sharing personal cult connections, breaking down culty screenshots and teaching you about the red flags you can not only see, but can also hear. Plus, she educates us on all the language and terms we will be learning about all month.
Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3wkPVCr
Thought Terminating Cliches - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought-terminating_clich%C3%A9
Synanon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synanon
Sounds Like A Cult Pod - https://www.soundslikeacult.com/
My episode on Sounds Like a Cult - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cult-of-lularoe/id1566917047?i=1000539054927
Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/
Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb
How can you help?
Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/
Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org
You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/
Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide
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