Hosted By: Liz Iacuzzi and Tyler Measom
Produced By: Kast Media
Was I in a Cult? is a documentary-style podcast hosted by Liz Iacuzzi and Tyler Measom, two cult survivors themselves. The podcast features interviews with individuals who have been in and successfully left cults. The guests share their first-hand experiences, providing listeners with a raw, riveting, and inspirational glimpse into what it means to be a survivor.
Was I in a Cult? Podcast Hosts:
Liz Iacuzzi is a comedian, writer, and cult survivor. She is the co-host of the Was I in a Cult? podcast and the author of the book “The Cult of Personality: How to Identify, Protect Yourself From, and Recover From Destructive Relationships.”
Tyler Measom is a filmmaker and cult survivor. He is the co-host of the Was I in a Cult? podcast and the director of the documentary “Cults: A Primer.”
Praise from Listeners*:
- Powerful Storytelling: Each episode of the podcast features a different guest who shares their unique journey of joining, being in, and leaving a cult. The stories are raw, honest, and often harrowing, but they are also incredibly inspiring.
- Compassionate Approach: Hosts Liz Iacuzzi and Tyler Measom both have personal experience with cults, so they approach each guest with empathy and understanding. They create a safe space for guests to share their stories, and they offer supportive and insightful commentary.
- Humaization: The Was I in a Cult? podcast does not sensationalize or exploit the cult experience. Instead, it takes a humanizing approach, showing how cults can recruit and manipulate people from all walks of life. The podcast also highlights the resilience of the human spirit, and shows how survivors can overcome their experiences and thrive.
Criticisms from Listeners*:
- Repetitive: Some listeners have complained that the podcast can be repetitive, with many of the guests sharing similar stories.
- Biased: Some listeners have accused the hosts of being biased against certain cults or religious groups.
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