Do we have a more favorite topic than the definition of a “cult”? Hardly. This is part two of a two-part episode swap with our friends at Saved by the City. They interview award-winning religion writer Sam Kestenbaum about a crucial question: When does a “church” become a “cult”? And did you know: haunted houses may have “staff sociologists.” Listen, and know. It’s a little bit of Halloween in the summer. And support us by listening or re-listening to some great and recent Weird Religion over on their feed! Saved by the City : Sam Kestenbaum : is a religion reporter who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, RNS and many other outlets about fringe and fascinating religious groups.