Linguist Explores How Cults Gain Followers

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Wayne State University's Word Warriors want to bring back so called dead words. Photo: Melanie Cook  (CC-BY-NC-ND).

From workplace buzzwords and political slogans to social media influences and SoulCycle instructors, how does cult-like language seep into our everyday lives? We talk with a linguist about how leaders use language to manipulate followers and gain influence.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Angelo Bautista Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Amanda Montell Guest

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