DMPL Podcast: AViD Author Amanda Montell

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On the latest episode of the DMPL Podcast, we’re joined by Amanda Montell! Amanda is the author of Cultish: the Language of Fanaticism, and she co-hosts the hit podcast “Sounds like a Cult.” 

She is also the next author in our Authors Visiting in Des Moines series! Amanda will be in Des Moines on Thursday, April 21, at 7:00 PM at the Central Library. Doors open at 6:00 PM for this free event, and seating is first-come, first-served. More information can be found at

During today’s podcast Amanda talks about her family’s personal experience with cults, which cultish groups she wished she had the space to write about in her book, and what movie she says put linguistics on the map!

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Show Notes

AViD Presents: Amanda Montell

AViD 2022

Amanda's Books

Sounds Like a Cult

Amanda on Instagram


Published on April 01, 2022
Last Modified August 13, 2022