Cult Faves explores society's fascination with cults in all its dark (and sometimes ridiculous) glory. The show encompasses cults both so real they could be fictional and so fictional (we hope) they could never be real. Hosts Cher Martinetti & Gwenda Bond explore the ins and outs of various cults,discuss how & why people find themselves drawn to joining them, and how many cults seem structured to oppress the people who support them with a thoughtful and sometimes humorous approach. Topics may include: how to avoid accidentally joining a cult, whether your favorite fitness fad is secretly a cult, or believes that it's important to ascend to Outer Space with chapstick in your pockets.
Cher Martinetti's the founder and managing editor of SYFY WIRE's FANGRRLS, a female-centric genre vertical on SYFY WIRE launched in 2016, and cohosts & executive produces its flagship podcast Strong Female Characters. Cher also hosts the web series FANGRRLS Conversations, and frequently writes, develops & appears in various videos for SYFY WIRE, including the SYFY WIRE News Blast on the SYFY channel.
Her work has also been seen on Cracked, Playboy, Death & Taxes, Uproxx, and IFC.com
Gwenda Bond is a New York Times bestselling author of many books. Her latest is the first official Stranger Things novel, Suspicious Minds. My work includes the Lois Lane series (Fallout, Double Down, and Triple Threat), which brings the iconic comic book character front and center in her own YA novels, and the Cirque American series (Girl on a Wire, Girl Over Paris, and Girl in the Shadows), about daredevil heroines who discover magic and mystery lurking under the big top. She also co-write the the Supernormal Sleuthing Service with her husband author Christopher Rowe, and created Dead Air, a serialized mystery and scripted podcast written with Carrie Ryan and Rachel Caine.