Episode Two Hundred And Thirty Five – On Zealot: A Book About Cults
Why would anyone join a cult?
Maybe they’re unhappy with their current religion, or they want to change the world, or they’re disappointed with their lives and want to find something bigger or holier that makes sense of this confusing, chaotic and dangerous world.
Or maybe they just want to give themselves the best possible chance of having sex with aliens?
Either way, this is the topic of a fascinating new book by author Jo Thornley, who also has a popular podcast called Zealot (featuring some amazing guests).
Zealot: A Book About Cults by Jo Thornley is published by Hachette and is available online as well as bookstores. We started this Token Skeptic interview by chatting about how Zealot came to be.
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