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A Little Bit Culty Joins Acast

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Acast has signed A Little Bit Culty and will launch the show’s second season on October 18 across all podcast listening platforms. The unscripted series features conversations covering cultish behavior, abuses of power, and the process of healing, from their perspective as survivors.

The show is hosted by former NXIVM members-turned-whistleblowers Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames.

Married couple Edmondson and Ames — who escaped the cult in 2017 and appeared in HBO’s critically-acclaimed docuseries The Vow — are joined by fellow survivors, experts, and advocates to unpack the dangerous tendencies of establishments many of us encounter, from recognized cults to seemingly normal organizations that operate on dysfunctional behavior.

“We want to be as responsible as we can with our platform, and help other people by having the honest, informed conversations we wish we’d heard when we were in NXIVM,” said Ames.

Added Edmondson: “We’re going to keep on getting personal this season, as we continue to reclaim our identities and provide a roadmap for people to wake up, leave abusive relationships, and to heal.”

Following on from Season 1’s guests including Leah Remini and India Oxenberg, Season 2 will explore new organizations and feature conversations with the likes of Roberta Blevins from Amazon’s docuseries LuLaRich; Elizabeth Gilpin, author of Stolen; Amanda Montell, linguist and author of Cultish; Nadia Bolz-Weber, theologian and host of The Confessional podcast; and more.

The season will also include a conversation with former prosecutor Moira Penza about the implications of the groundbreaking NXIVM case, which resulted in multiple convictions — such as Keith Raniere, who was sentenced to 120 years in October 2020, and Allison Mack, who was sentenced in June 2021.

Following the October 18 season premiere, the podcast will publish new episodes weekly on Mondays.

The Season 2 trailer is out now. 

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