Album Artwork for The Cult of Minimalism

This Episode

The Cult of Minimalism

3 months ago

The life-changing magic of tidying up gave a shiny new rebrand to age-old ideas that owning less stuff can be connected to enlightenment... but are there people taking the "cult" of *minimalism* too far? Can stripping down your material possessions actually cure the sorrow and ennui of contemporary existence? Isa and Amanda chat with Joshua & Ryan, "cult leaders" of The Minimalists website, podcast, and documentary, and more to find out... https://www.theminimalists.com/ For a limited time, new users can get $10 in free Bitcoin when you sign up today at Coinbase.com/cult Go to Cerebral.com/CULT for 65% off your first month. Go to Grove.com/CULT to get a free gift set worth up to fifty dollars with your first order. For 50% off your first Care/of order of $40 or more, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code cult50 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Other Episodes

The Cult of Toxic Relationships

3/1/2022

This week, with the help of special guest Dan Savage (relationships advice columnist and host of the Savage Lovecast), Isa and Amanda are talking about cults of one: toxic relationships. How are toxic lovers (and friends and bosses) similar to cult leaders? What cult-like tactics do these “charismatic” abusers use...
Listen Now

The Cult of Toxic Relationships

3/1/2022

This week, with the help of special guest Dan Savage (relationships advice columnist and host of the Savage Lovecast), Isa and Amanda are talking about cults of one: toxic relationships. How are toxic lovers (and friends and bosses) similar to cult leaders? What cult-like tactics do these “charismatic” abusers use...
Listen Now

The Cult of CrossFit

2/22/2022

A 2015 Harvard Divinity School study reported that among many young people, CrossFit has become a bonafide new religion. So much more than a gym, these dark-walled “boxes” full of jacked Paleo dieters flipping tires have become sites of community and transcendence (and a source of billions in revenue). But.....
Listen Now

The Cult of CrossFit

2/22/2022

A 2015 Harvard Divinity School study reported that among many young people, CrossFit has become a bonafide new religion. So much more than a gym, these dark-walled “boxes” full of jacked Paleo dieters flipping tires have become sites of community and transcendence (and a source of billions in revenue). But.....
Listen Now

The Cult of Cheerleading

2/15/2022

A pseudo-family dynamic, decades-long commitments, physical peril, members who "would literally die for" their leader (coach): Competitive cheerleading is not just an off-the-beaten-path sport, it's a *lifestyle*... and this week, co-hosts Amanda and Isa get the inside scoop on this modern-day “cult” from special guest Morgan Simianer, star of CHEER...
Listen Now

The Cult of Instagram Therapists

2/8/2022

If you have an Instagram account, you’ve probably seen those beautifully curated infographics explaining "trauma,” “attachment theory,” and "boundaries" in 100 words or less... but when does mass-disseminating parasocial mental health advice on social media become cultish? This juicy episode dives into the world of Instagram therapists: mental health experts...
Listen Now

The Cult of Trader Joe's

2/1/2022

Trader Joe's, the most beloved "neighborhood grocery store" in America, has a super-loyal "cult following"... a sentiment that needs no explanation. The limited-edition niche products (like cookie butter and lemon ricotta), kitschy nautical aesthetic, and ridiculously friendly employees have spawned a generation of obsessed customers, who will wait in the...
Listen Now

Sounds Like a Cult Trailer!

1/25/2022

We're back and more culty than ever! Sounds Like A Cult, your favorite comedy-cult podcast about the modern-day “cults” we all follow, is relaunching on a weekly basis thanks to our new partnership with All Things Comedy. This time around, we're bringing you even more of the zeitgeisty cults you...
Listen Now

Sounds Like A Cult Is Changing Forever…

1/4/2022

We're going weekly! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Listen Now

The Cult Of The NFL

11/23/2021

On theme for Thanksgiving, we've got a bonus episode for you on the "cult" of America's most zealously worshipped, physically hazardous sport: NFL football. One might imagine the typical all-American family spending their Sunday mornings at church followed by a football game, often complete with alcohol-fueled tailgating and rivalrous smack-talking...
Listen Now

Send Us A Message