About the Show

Let's Talk About Sects is an award-winning, 100% independent monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Host Sarah Steel takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence.

You can support Sarah on Patreon (where you can also access ad-free episodes and other perks), by becoming a member on Acast+, or with a one-off donation or merch purchase. You can also buy a copy of Sarah's book, Do As I Say.

If you're an Australian listener, you can grab some Audio-Technica gear here with promo code LTAS10 to get a discount and support the show.


“A global podcast sensation.”

Jacinta Parsons, ABC Radio Melbourne


“A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and the charismatic leaders behind them.”

Peter Wells, The Sydney Morning Herald


“What I really love is how carefully Steel treats the subject matter, victims and listeners. The show is incredibly mindful when it comes to being balanced.”

Tegan Jones, Gizmodo


“A fantastic examination of sects, cults, and religion… a fact-based program that’ll hook you in and keep you coming back for more.”

Zach Johnston, Uproxx


“Cleverly named, meticulously researched.”

Elena Nicolaou, Refinery29


“The best podcast of its kind – I can’t wait for another episode!”

Apple Podcasts review from a US listener


“I study cults and sects and for this reason listen to many podcasts on these subjects. This one is by far the best.”

Apple Podcasts review from a US listener


“Best podcast about cults I’ve found.”

Apple Podcasts review from an Australian listener


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