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Episode 3.1: “The Cultic Culture Club” (Part 1)

Readings and videos related to this episode:


1. Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders. W.W. Norton & Co., 1974.


2. Cults & Extreme Beliefs. A&E, 2018 (Amazon Prime)


3. Wild Wild Country. Duplass Brothers Productions, 2018. (Netflix)


4. Escaping NXIVM,” Uncover (Season 1), 2018. (CBC Radio podcast).


5. Jeffrey Ian Ross, ed.: Religion & Violence: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict from Antiquity to the Present. M.E. Sharpe, 2011.


6. Mike Lofgren: “The GOP Has Become a Death Cult,” Common Dreams, April 17, 2020.


7. Kyle Smith: “The White-Guilt Cult,” National Review, 18 June 2020.


8. Mathew Schmalz: “Why the label ‘cult’ gets in the way of understanding new religions,” The Conversation, Ap 10, 2018.


9. Rebecca Moore: “Cult, New Religious Movement, or Minority Religion,” Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple , 29 August 2018.


10. William Alston: “Religion,” Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd ed., 1967.


11.Victoria S. Harrison: “The Pragmatics of Defining Religion in a Multicultural World,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 59(3), 2006, :pp. 133-152.


12. Peter Lattman: “The Origins of Justice Stewart's ‘I Know It When I See It,” The Wall Street Journal, 27 September 2007.


13. Rick Ross: “Watch Out for Tell-Tale Signs,” The Guardian, 27 May 2009.


14. “Podcast 119: Cult expert and deprogrammer Rick Ross on NXIVM founder Keith Raniere and the many tactics cults use to exploit the unwary,” An Interview with Jonathan Kay, Quillette, 26 October 2020.


15. The Master (Weinstein, 2012), Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams.


16. Paul Thomas Anderson, The Man Behind 'The Master'” (Interview), NPR: Fresh Air, 2 October 2012.


17. Inside the Church of Scientology: An Exclusive Interview With L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.,Penthouse Magazine, June 1983.


18. Let There Be Light (Army Pictorial Service, U.S. Army, 1946), Directed by John Huston.


19. Friedrich Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy (transl. W. A. Haussmann), 1910. Project Guttenberg.


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