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Is it a cult...or is it just weird? Join hosts Kayla & Chris as they discuss a new organization every eisode and try to answer this complicated question.

Is it a cult...or is it just weird? Join hosts Kayla & Chris as they discuss a new organization every eisode and try to answer this complicated question.
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Is it a cult...or is it just weird? Join hosts Kayla & Chris as they discuss a new organization every eisode and try to answer this complicated question.

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English


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14 - The Wonderland

9/17/2019
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It's the second part of our two-part series on tulpas. Let's talks to some hosts, their tulpas, and decide if this whole thing is a cult, or just weird. Links below! -- COMPILATION OF ALL HOST/TULPA REDDIT RESPONSES 2018 r/tulpas census Qwanri's headmates Is God a tulpa? NY Times article: Conjuring Up Our Own Gods Ask Siouxsie tumblr Koomer & Oguigi R/tulpas post re: leaving the community

Duration:02:46:51

13 - The Imaginary Friends

9/3/2019
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Kayla and Chris talk about a much, MUCH nicer topic this week - and learn about the endless limits of the human imagination. Links below! -- Vice article Globe and Mail article Tulpa.info Science Friday series Prime Mind article Hearing Voices Network r/Tulpas

Duration:01:25:46

12 - The Creators

8/20/2019
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Chris & Kayla tackle a tough one today. TW up front, but we promise if you stick through this one, we end on a particularly beautiful note. -- https://www.lifeafterhate.org/ https://pmo.gov.et/greenlegacy/ https://emilywhiteheadfoundation.org/ https://www.ecowatch.com/google-science-award-irish-teenager-2639623184.html http://www.thatdragoncancer.com/

Duration:01:23:13

11 - The Restaurant

8/6/2019
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Chris and Kayla go out into the field to answer this week's question...and get to eat some pretty good food in the process. Links below! -- Wikipedia Vice article LA Weekly article Phoenix New Times article My Recipes article Supreme Master Ching Hai herself Supreme Master TV

Duration:01:25:59

10 - Apples, Oranges, & Roses pt 2: The Beauty Advisors

7/23/2019
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There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth. And no one is lying. -Robert Evans Special thanks to Nancy Carlson & Tracy Coenen for giving their time & insights to the show! Further reading below... -- MLM Wikipedia article Mary Kay Wikipedia article http://www.pinktruth.com/ http://www.responsetopinktruth.com/ CBS News- Is Mary Kay a pink pyramid scheme? ^ Texas Monthly asks the same question ^

Duration:02:05:03

9 - Apples, Oranges, & Roses pt 1: The Flight Plan

7/9/2019
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It's a COJW first - Chris and Kayla kick off a non-sequential series about a specific type of cult-or-just-weird group. Links below! -- The Dream podcast MLM Wikipedia article Samantha Bee clip John Oliver clip Vanity Fair article Anti-MLM reddit The Office clip

Duration:01:47:28

8 - The Primes

6/25/2019
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In a COJW first, Chris & Kayla reach a contentious conclusion about a mysterious group that sends its followers on wild goose chases around the internet - and beyond. -- Uncovering Cicada Wiki (for all pics, esp of Liber Primus, go here) r/cicada 3301's Reddit 3301's Twitter 3301's first phone message The Instar Emergence Nox Populi's YouTube channel Rayy.'s YouTube channel

Duration:02:53:19

7 - The Americans

6/11/2019
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It's got "cult" in the name...but is it actually? Chris and Kayla tackle a topic they quickly realize they had mistaken preconceived notions about - and learn something new and inspiring in the process. -- John Frum Wikipedia article SJSU article Slate article Smithsonian Magazine article Atlas Obscura article Skeptoid transcript Scientific American article Topic Magazine article **Credit to Ryan Quinn for intro/outro music

Duration:01:04:06

6 - The Catalyst, pt 2

5/28/2019
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It's part 2 of the most epic COJW episode yet. Kayla and Chris peel back the layers on a particularly dark figure made famous on the internet and decide if it's a cult, or something weirder. -- NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255 CRISIS TEXT LINE Ep 6 links: Teal Swan Youtube Teal Swan website Wayback Machine The Gateway Podcast Oh No, Ross & Carrie Podcast

Duration:00:58:20

5 - The Catalyst

5/14/2019
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In their first ever two parter, Kayla and Chris tackle a surprisingly huge topic - and peel back the layers on a particularly dark figure made famous on the internet. -- NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: 1-800-273-8255 CRISIS TEXT LINE Ep 5 links: Teal Swan Youtube Teal Swan website Wayback Machine The Gateway Podcast Oh No, Ross & Carrie Podcast

Duration:01:39:35

4 - The Game

4/30/2019
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Chris brings an entirely unexpected organization to the table in this week's episode, diving into the rich and storied world-- of a video game. **Credit to Ryan Quinn for intro/outro music.

Duration:01:49:36

3 - The City

4/16/2019
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Kayla and Chris tackle a new type of topic, and learn some particularly disturbing facts about a place they used to live. **Credit to Ryan Quinn for intro/outro music

Duration:01:07:37

2 - The Filmmakers

4/1/2019
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Kayla and Chris dig into another personal topic - and it all stems from one little movie you've probably heard about. But is it a cult...or is it just weird? You decide! **Credit to Ryan Quinn for our intro/outro music

Duration:01:14:09

1 - The Sanctuary

4/1/2019
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Welcome to the first episode of Cult or Just Weird! In our premiere, Kayla and Chris discuss a group they have a personal connection to...and animals are also involved. Is it a cult? Or is it just weird? Listen and find out! **Credit to Ryan Quinn for our intro/outro music

Duration:01:03:33