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IndoctriNation
IndoctriNation
Rachel Bernstein

Welcome to IndoctriNation: A weekly podcast covering cults, manipulators, and protecting yourself from systems of control.

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Episodes

Ministers Of Propaganda w/Scott M. Coley

Scott M. Coley is a lecturer in philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His research interests include... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: On Survivors & Forgiveness

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the full episode at: https://www.patreon.com/indoctrination In this solo... more

05 Apr 2024 · 5 minutes
The Conspiracism of Evangelical Christianity w/Cynane Shay

Returning guest, Cynane Shay is a nuclear engineer in South Carolina. Her childhood in White Christian Nationalism normalized conspiracy theories... more

03 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Breaking Away from Christian Patriarchy w/Cait West

Cait West is a writer and editor based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her work has been published in The Revealer,... more

27 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: On Jay Shetty & Spiritual Influencers

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the episode in its entirety, by... more

22 Mar 2024 · 5 minutes
Fighting Excommunication w/Tammy Synovec

Today we continue our conversation from last week with Tammy Synovec. Tammy was first introduced to Scientology in 1993 by... more

20 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Detoxing From Scientology w/Tammy Synovec

Tammy Synovec was first introduced to Scientology in 1993 by a friend she met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. At... more

13 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: The Narcissistic Psychology Of Cult Leaders

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the episode in its entirety, by... more

08 Mar 2024 · 5 minutes
Shining Light On A Dark World w/Sochil Martin

Sochil Martin is a Mexican American woman born and raised in the religious high control group La Luz del Mundo.... more

06 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Gooned w/Emma Lehman

Emma Lehman is the host and producer of Gooned, a limited-series investigative podcast now available on all platforms. Gooned is... more

28 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: What You Can Do If You Run Into Current Members Of The Group You Left

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the episode in its entirety, by... more

23 Feb 2024 · 7 minutes
Deconstructing Faith w/Angela J. Herrington

Angela J Herrington is a faith deconstruction coach and host of The Deconstructing Faith Summit who helps people break free... more

21 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Scientology's Dirty Tricks w/ Mike Rinder

Mike Rinder was raised as a Scientologist from early childhood. He went on to serve as Scientology’s international spokesperson and... more

14 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: The Problematic Language of Self-Help

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the episode in its entirety, by... more

09 Feb 2024 · 5 minutes
The Hate Next Door w/Matt & Tawni Browning

Matt and Tawni Browning are the authors of the new book "The Hate Next Door: Undercover within the New Face... more

07 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Taking Off The Tinfoil Hat w/Cynane Shay

Cynane Shay is a nuclear engineer in South Carolina. Her childhood in White Christian Nationalism normalized conspiracy theories like Obama... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Regaining Emotional Sensitivity After Cult Involvement

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can listen to the full episode by becoming... more

26 Jan 2024 · 4 minutes
Crossover Episode pt. 1: An Interview w/Dr. Clint Heacock of The Mindshift Podcast

Dr. Clint Heacock is an ex-evangelical pastor and Bible college teacher of over 20 years and the host of the... more

24 Jan 2024 · 47 minutes
The Anatomy Of A Cult Member w/Jon Atack

Jon Atack is a leading expert on authoritarian cult groups as well as a best-selling author. He has worked with... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Rachel on Tension Between Former Members

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can listen to the full episode by becoming... more

12 Jan 2024 · 5 minutes
God, Sex, and Rich People w/ Mattie Jo Cowsert

Mattie Jo Cowsert was a pastor’s kid and proud purity ring-wearer before she moved to New York City and experienced... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
UNLOCKED BONUS EPISODE: On Twin Flames Universe

In this special bonus episode, Rachel shares her thoughts on the "Twin Flames Universe" cult and its leaders Jeff and... more

03 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
UNLOCKED BONUS EPISODE: Freedom Through Expression w/ Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland is a world-renowned Los Angeles-based artist who has forged a timeless, captivating musical legacy mining the depths of... more

27 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Recognizing Religious Control w/Nikieta Lambert and Asha Glenn

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can listen to the full episode by becoming... more

22 Dec 2023 · 8 minutes
The Source Family Commune w/ Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker is a former member of the infamous Los Angeles-based cult The Source Family, a commune that began in... more

20 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Cargo Cults w/ Lamont Lindstrom

Lamont Lindstrom is an Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Anthropology, at the University of Tulsa, where he also served... more

13 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Leaving "The Family" w/Perry Bulwer

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can listen to the full episode by becoming... more

08 Dec 2023 · 9 minutes
Why Don't You Say Something w/Eva Collins

Eva Collins is a content creator and online business consultant with over 20 years of experience in the spiritual and... more

06 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Let Us Prey w/Eric Skwarczynski

Eric Skwarczynski is a versatile media professional with a passion for storytelling. Over the past 7 years, he has held... more

29 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: La Luz Del Mundo

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can listen to the full episode by becoming... more

24 Nov 2023 · 5 minutes
The Trauma of Caste w/Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a Dalit American artist, community organizer, technologist, and theorist. Currently, Thenmozhi is the Executive Director of Equality... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Let's Talk About Sects w/Sarah Steel

Sarah Steel is the creator and host of the "Let's Talk About Sects" podcast, where she produces, and writes all... more

15 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: High Control Campus w/Erin Burchwell

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

10 Nov 2023 · 9 minutes
Misguided w/Perry Bulwer

Perry Bulwer was Born in Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, where he joined the Children of God after dropping out... more

08 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Healing From IBLP w/ Chad Harris & Lindsey Williams

Chad Harris and Lindsey Williams both grew up under the teachings of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) cult... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: On Twin Flames Universe

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode.You can hear the episode in its entirety by becoming... more

27 Oct 2023 · 4 minutes
NakedPastor w/David Hayward

David Hayward AKA NakedPastor is a former pastor turned artist and author whose work encourages seeking one's authentic self, religious... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Tears of Eden w/ Katherine Spearing MA, CTRC

Katherine Spearing is a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and the founder of “Tears of Eden”, a nonprofit supporting survivors of... more

18 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Freedom Through Expression w/Jolie Holland

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

13 Oct 2023 · 10 minutes
On Haunted Mountain w/Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland is a world-renowned Los Angeles-based artist who has forged a timeless, captivating musical legacy mining the depths of... more

11 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
Seeking Truth & Grace w/Erin Burchwell

Erin Burchwell is a Columbus, Ohio-based florist, designer and illustrator. She grew up as a faculty kid on the campus... more

04 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Trust Part 2 - Important Signs of Honesty in Others (& Learning to Trust Yourself too!)

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the episode in full at: https://www.patreon.com/indoctrination In the... more

29 Sep 2023 · 2 minutes
Murder At Ryan's Run w/Beth McNamara

Beth McNamara is a Los Angeles-based television and documentary producer with over 25 years of experience in content development and... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Jewish Space Lasers w/Mike Rothschild

Mike Rothschild is a journalist, researcher, expert witness, and debunker of conspiracy theories and fringe beliefs. Over the last decade,... more

20 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Trust pt.1 -The Warning Signs - How You know a Person Should NOT be Trusted

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episodes. You can hear the entire episode by becoming a... more

15 Sep 2023 · 5 minutes
Cult Hackers w/ Stephen & Celine Mather

Celine and Stephen Mather are a father-and-daughter podcast team. Stephen is now an organizational psychologist but was raised in a... more

13 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
You Can't Get To Heaven In A Miniskirt w/Sarah & Jessica

Today’s guests, Sarah and Jessica are longtime friends who grew up together in Canada. They are Ex-Christians who discuss their... more

06 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Rachel On Self-Help Gurus & Spiritual Healers

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive Bonus Episode. You can hear the full episode at: www.patreon.com/indoctrination In this special... more

01 Sep 2023 · 4 minutes
Hey, Hun w/Emily Lynn Paulson

Emily Lynn Paulson is the author of Highlight Real: Finding Honesty and Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life, and Hey, Hun:... more

30 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
CFCtoo w/Abbi Nye

Abbi Nye is an abuse survivor supporting cult survivors in their journey toward healing. An archivist in Wisconsin, Abbi holds... more

23 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Observations From The Outside w/Quinn Cummings

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive Bonus Episode. You can hear the full episode at: https://www.patreon.com/indoctrination Quinn Cummings is... more

18 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
Shiny Happy People w/ Tia Levings

Tia Levings grew up in a Southern Baptist megachurch, was recruited into fundamentalism by mentors following Bill Gothard's IBLP (Institute... more

16 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Brothers Broken w/Geoff Levin

Geoff Levin is a professional musician and former Scientologist who grew up in San Jose, CA. In 1962 at the... more

09 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: From Landmark to One Taste w/ Priscilla Eyles

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

04 Aug 2023 · 7 minutes
Leaving Landmark w/Priscilla Eyles

Priscilla Eyles is a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion trainer and facilitator from London. They are an advocate, and speaker... more

02 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The Language Of Control w/Sue Winter

Sue Winter is a modern linguist who holds two graduate degrees, one from the University of London, and another from... more

26 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Finding A Way To Heal w/Em Thomas

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode. You can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

21 Jul 2023 · 8 minutes
Mark & Avoid w/ Em Thomas

Em Thomas was born and raised in the dogmatic Christian cult The Way International. The daughter of a Way Corps... more

19 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Criminality in Cults w/Chris Shelton, MSc

Chris Shelton is a former cult member who escaped from a lifetime of indoctrination and abuse, started a YouTube channel... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Why Fear Makes Us Say "Yes" When We Should Have Said "No"

For this week's bonus episode, Patreon supporters can access Rachel's recent video lecture from the International Cultic Studies Conference. In... more

07 Jul 2023 · 7 minutes
Subtle Signs of Control w/Sarah Patch, LPCC

Sarah Patch is a clinical counselor in Columbus, Ohio who has devoted the past few years of her career to... more

05 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
When The World Didn't End w/Guinevere Turner

Guinevere Turner is a writer, director, and actor who has been working in film and TV since her 1994 debut... more

28 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Reflections On Healing w/Mark Turi

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

23 Jun 2023 · 7 minutes
Global Labor Exploitation w/ Mark Turi

Mark Turi discovered Scientology while on vacation in Los Angeles, just a month after graduating college in May 2005, ... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Surviving Child Marriage w/Tamara MC, Ph. D.

Dr. Tamara MC is a cult, child marriage, and human trafficking survivor and activist who advocates worldwide for girls and... more

14 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Surviving BJU w/Andrew Pledger

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

09 Jun 2023 · 8 minutes
Terror, Love, & Brainwashing w/Dr. Alexandra Stein

Alexandra Stein, Ph.D. is a writer and educator specializing in the social psychology of ideological extremism and other dangerous social... more

07 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Re-Mothering w/Pamela Jackson, LCSW

Pamela Jackson is a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW, and creative nonfiction writer. She specializes in therapy for adult women... more

31 May 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Post-Cult Reconciliation w/ Marissa Hackett

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

26 May 2023 · 13 minutes
An Abusive Relationship With God w/Dr. Laura Anderson

Dr. Laura Anderson is a therapist, trauma resolution, and recovery coach, writer, educator, and creator who specializes in complex trauma... more

24 May 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Analyzing Word Salad w/Kayla from Keya's World

Kayla is a YouTube creator and launched her channel Keya's World back in 2021 to discuss toxic positivity, hustle culture,... more

17 May 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: The Road To Recovery w/Christa Lester‐Pitsch

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

12 May 2023 · 11 minutes
Finding Your Own Way w/ Christa Lester-Pitsch

CONTENT WARNING: Child Sexual Abuse Christa Lester‐Pitsch is a survivor of an offshoot of the infamous cult known as The Way.... more

10 May 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Documenting Stolen Youth w/ Zachary Heinzerling

Zachary Heinzerling is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director based in New York City. His latest docu-series entitled “Stolen... more

03 May 2023 · 55 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: On Compound Raids & Lessons from Waco

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

28 Apr 2023 · 4 minutes
The Long Surrender w/Brian Rush Mcdonald, Ph. D.

Brian Rush McDonald grew up in southern Alabama in the early 1970s, where he eventually gave up his dream of... more

26 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Cheers to Leaving w/Rachael & Molly

Rachael and Molly are the hosts of the podcast Cheers to Leaving, where they share their journey of deconstruction from... more

19 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Cult Dynamics in the U.S. Military w/Daniella Mestyanek Young

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

14 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Red Flags of The Coaching Industry w/Kathleen Oh

Kathleen Oh is a Coach, writer, and safe drug use advocate and educator specializing in psychedelic integration. Her primary focus... more

12 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
BONUS EPISODE UNLOCKED: War Against Truth w/ Olga Yurkova

In recognition of the recent one-year anniversary of the tragic Russian Invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, we wanted to... more

05 Apr 2023 · 49 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Identifying Narcissism w/Vanessa Reiser, LCSW by IndoctriNation

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

31 Mar 2023 · 6 minutes
Inside The Twelve Tribes w/Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott is a senior writer at Good Weekend, the Saturday magazine for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age,... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Ending Coercive Control w/Kate Amber

Kate Amber is the founder of End Coercive Control USA, an organization that helps survivors, leaders, advocates, attorneys, therapists &... more

22 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Rachel on Seeking Safe Therapy

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

17 Mar 2023 · 5 minutes
Weaponizing Acceptance w/Nikieta Lambert and Asha Glenn

Nikieta Lambert and Asha Glenn are former members of the International Churches of Christ. Both having grown up with narcissistic... more

15 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Breaking The Cycle w/Marissa Hackett

Marissa Hackett was born in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. At the time of her birth, her parents were involved... more

08 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
BONUS PREVIEW: Surviving The Deer Tribe w/Heidi Thompson

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

03 Mar 2023 · 8 minutes
Reclaiming Stolen Youth w/Felicia Rosario & Daniel Barban Levin pt. 2

Daniel Barban Levin and Felicia Rosario are survivors of the now infamous coercive control group led by Larry Ray, who... more

01 Mar 2023 · 1 hour,
Reclaiming Stolen Youth w/Felicia Rosario & Daniel Barban Levin pt. 1

In the first half of this very special two-part episode. Rachel speaks with author Daniel Barban Levin who had previously... more

22 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Pat Ryan On Hypnosis

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

17 Feb 2023 · 5 minutes
Familial Trafficking w/Isami Daehn

CONTENT WARNING: Child Abuse & Sex Trafficking Isami Daehn is a subject matter expert on anti-human trafficking and child safety. She... more

15 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Unsilenced w/Meg Appelgate

Meg Appelgate is the CEO of Unsilenced, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to stop institutional child abuse by empowering... more

08 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: The Theological Tricks of TM w/Pat Ryan

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

03 Feb 2023 · 7 minutes
Detecting Deception w/Steven Hassan, Ph.D.

Steven Hassan, Ph.D. is a mental health professional and expert in undue influence tactics used by authoritarian leaders and destructive... more

01 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Codifying Consent w/Joyce Short & Nina Lucas

Today's guests Joyce Short and Nina Lucas represent the organization known as The Consent Awareness Network, which is fighting for... more

25 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: A Tribute To James Randi

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

20 Jan 2023 · 4 minutes
Opening The Cult Vault w/Kacey

Kacey is the host and creator of The Cult Vault, an award-nominated long-form interview-based podcast focusing on the true testimonies... more

18 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Currency & Coercive Control w/ Tracy Coenen

Tracy Coenen has been investigating fraud for more than 25 years, but she didn’t always want to be a forensic... more

11 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
One Taste of Freedom w/ Ruwan Meepagala

Ruwan Meepagala is a podcaster and coach. In his early twenties, he became involved in the matriarchal cult, known as... more

04 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
From The Archives: Tory Christman from 2018(Re-Release)

Once again, this week we'd like to encourage everyone to allow themselves some grace and self-care during the upcoming holiday... more

28 Dec 2022 · 55 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Stronger After w/Frances Peters Pt. 2

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

23 Dec 2022 · 6 minutes
From The Archives: Matthew Remski from 2019 (Re-Release)

This week we'd like to encourage everyone to allow themselves some grace and self-care during the upcoming holiday season. No... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Tyrant Behind The Mask w/Sarah Landry

Sarah Landry is a Canadian jewelry artist who has made it her mission in life to expose the criminal activity... more

14 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW Stronger After w/Frances Peters pt. 1

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

09 Dec 2022 · 8 minutes
Undoing The Work w/Lisa Guerci

Lisa Guerci was raised, from the age of five, in a Connecticut-based doomsday cult known as "The Work", led by... more

07 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Litigating Spiritual Abuse w/Carol Merchasin

Carol Merchasin brings her deep legal experience to McAllister Olivarius, heading up cases involving sexual misconduct in religious, faith-based, and... more

30 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Counseling, Cults & Coercion w/Janja Lalich, Ph.D.

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

25 Nov 2022 · 9 minutes
Opening Our Minds w/Jon Atack

Jon Atack has been a consultant or expert witness in at least 150 court actions and worked on over 200... more

23 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Unlearning Myself w/Shannon Payton

Shannon Payton, known as Shanny Pants by many, is a content creator and podcaster living in Rocklin, California. Her podcast,... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Rachel On The Shifting Language Of Cults

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

11 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
Stolen w/ Elizabeth Gilpin

Elizabeth Gilpin is an actress, activist, writer, and producer who also serves as an ambassador for Represent Justice, an organization... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Rachel on Psychics & Mediums

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

28 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
Reflecting On A Billion Years w/Mike Rinder

Mike Rinder was raised as a Scientologist from the age of 5 when his parents began attending the Scientology International... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
People Leave Cults w/Ashlen Hilliard

Ashlen Hilliard is a cult intervention specialist helping families with loved ones in cultic or high-control groups or relationships and... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Why Did I Stay? Rachel Bernstein on Leaving High Control Groups

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. You can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

14 Oct 2022 · 11 minutes
Blessed Child w/ Renee Thomas

Renee Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, while also being a tattoo artist and human rights activist. She... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Believers House (of Lies) w/Jaye Cole & Sonya Morris

Jaye Cole and Sonya Morris are survivors of "Believers House Worldwide Ministries" in Norfolk, VA. They are leading a campaign... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: No More Normal w/Khalil Ekulona

This is just a preview of our exclusive Patreon bonus episode. you can hear the full episode by becoming a... more

30 Sep 2022 · 13 minutes
An Everyday Cult w/ Gerette Buglion

Gerette Buglion is a co-founder of the #igotout movement and a lifelong educator, who brings discernment, compassion, and understanding to... more

28 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Deer Tribe Medicine Society w/Heidi Thompson

Heidi Thompson was born into the Seventh-Day Adventist apocalyptic religion. She escaped at age 19 to attend college at the... more

21 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: On Scientology

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode, you can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

16 Sep 2022 · 16 minutes
In My Father's Footsteps, Following Rajneesh w/Sam Jahara

Sam Jahara is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Tavistock certified Executive Coach with a private practice in Brighton, South-East England.... more

14 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Hell Fear Trauma w/ Andrew Jasko

Andrew Jasko is a Princeton Seminary-educated former minister, who has a Master's Degree in Divinity, and in Counseling Psychology. Andrew... more

07 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: A Brief History of Hate w/Rabbi Ed Feinstein

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode, you can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

02 Sep 2022 · 10 minutes
A Safety Guide For Gentle Souls w/Esther Friedman

Esther Friedman is a licensed mental health counselor, expressive art therapist, songwriter, performer, author, and ex-cult member. In 2006, a... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Isolated in India w/Rachel Manija Brown

Rachel Manija Brown's parents moved her to an ashram in India when she was seven years old to worship the... more

24 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Rachel Bernstein Speaks Up w/Andrew Pledger

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode, you can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

18 Aug 2022 · 16 minutes
Escaping Xenos w/Emma Buchbinder

Emma Buchbinder was raised in the high-control religious group Xenos Christian Fellowship, based in Columbus, Ohio. In 2020, Xenos changed... more

17 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
From TTI to LMFT w/Julianne Bull

Julianne Bull is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist living in Los Angeles. She holds a masters degree in Marriage... more

10 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
BONUS PREVIEW: Evolutionary Biology and Cult Dynamics w/Jeremy Sherman Ph.D.

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive bonus episode, you can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

05 Aug 2022 · 11 minutes
A Little Bit Culty w/ Sarah Edmondson & Anthony "Nippy" Ames

Sarah Edmundson and Anthony "Nippy" Ames are survivors of the NXIVM cult and hosts of the A Little Bit Culty... more

01 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Examining The Community w/ N. Jamiyla Chisholm

N. Jamiyla Chisholm was born in New York City and grew up in Brooklyn. She graduated from City College in... more

27 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Experiencing Awe w/Dr.Yuval Laor

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive Bonus episode, you can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

22 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
Escape Through The Window w/Sarah Rose

Sarah Rose is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. She received a BA in Judaic Studies from UC... more

20 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
From Cradle To Grave Situation w/Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D.

Jeremy Sherman is a Ph.D. in evolutionary epistemology. He describes himself as a cradle-to-grave science researcher studying the unbroken chain,... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: Lessons From A Cult Interventionist w/ Joe Kelly

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive Bonus episode, you can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

08 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
Leaving Fundamentalism w/ Andrew Pledger

Andrew Pledger is a religious trauma survivor who was raised in fundamentalist Christianity. He has been homeschooled his entire life... more

06 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Living With Self-Loathing w/ Zack Bonnie Pt. 2

Zack Bonnie “graduated” from Rocky Mountain Academy at age sixteen, and then attended regular high school to fill the gaps... more

29 Jun 2022 · 53 minutes
BONUS EPISODE PREVIEW: The Underground Bunker w/ Tony Ortega

This is just a preview of our Patreon exclusive Bonus episode, you can hear the episode in its entirety by... more

24 Jun 2022 · 11 minutes
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This week's guests Brian and Troy used to be members and leaders in Pentecostal megachurches in Australia. Troy, a 21-year-old member of... more