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Apr 15, 2016

Tina Dupuy, host of Cultish, got a job working in Congress as a communications director. Yes, that's a twist but not the twist we promised. Cultish will be back in January.


Thanks to everyone for your love and devotion. The continuation is nigh!

Mar 18, 2016

At Cultish, we're not a democracy; we're a benevolent dictatorship. So we believe in giving the people what they want. So by popular demand we have a Cultish segment about Donald Trump. You're welcome, followers.

Our serial saga is with Rick's oldest brother Frank Dupuy. We find out what Rick was like when he was a kid.


Hosted and written by Tina Dupuy

Produced by Amber Hall

Composing and sound mixing by Aaron Leeder

Special reporting by Amy Green

"Now All I Want to Do is Serve Him" written by Rick Dupuy

Mar 1, 2016

Dr. Geraldine Downey, professor at Columbia University, enlightens us about all things cultish. Then we meet a defector from the Red Bull cult. Sacred cow? Anyone? Cough.

In the next installment of our serial saga we ask some more questions about Rick Dupuy. We talk to Sam Ajamian, a former member of the Children of God, and a friend of Rick's if he is, in fact, a conman.


Hosted by Tina Dupuy

Mar 1, 2016

Nate Phelps is the son of late pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church (also known as the "God Hates Fags" protesters...and also known as The Most Hated Family in America). What's it like to grow up in the Westboro Baptist Church? And more importantly, what's it like to leave?

The story we're taking an entire season to tell is about Rick Dupuy, one of the top leaders of the group the Children of God.

Hosted by Tina Dupuy

Note: If you're seeing this as a new episode, it's not. We were made aware of some audio issues so we tried to fix them. Same episode though. Sorry for the tease, devotees!

Feb 29, 2016

Cultish is a serial investigative podcast about fanaticism. Journalist Tina Dupuy was born in a doomsday cult and explains why she's hosting this series about psychological torture, manipulation and the downside of fitting in.