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What Should I Think About?
What Should I Think About?

Making sense of life after leaving a cult. Dad left a high control religious group, often called a cult, when he was 30... more

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Having Fun and Healing With Games: Guest Starring Germ

High control religious groups often discourage games, warning about the 'dangers' of being influenced by Satan or the world. But... more

14 May 2022 · 58 minutes
Living and dying (rebroadcast from the archive)

I (Stephen) had an online conversation recently with a friend who had recently experienced a family loss. We chatted and... more

10 May 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Ex Jehovah’s Witness Poet and Podcaster Leon Helsby

Ex Jehovah's Witness Poet and Podcaster Leon Helsby tells his story of leaving the organization, why he finds poetry so... more

07 May 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Learning Styles and Other Myths

Celine and Stephen get into some pop psychology to see what we know, what we think we know but don't,... more

30 Apr 2022 · 59 minutes
Falling in love with an ex cult member

Today we interview Marcia and Riley (AKA Jexit) about falling in love with someone who was a member of a... more

23 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Fight Club: Cult Reading and Movie Review

This week Celine and Stephen review, and do a cult reading of the 1999 movie, Fight Club, directed by David... more

16 Apr 2022 · 55 minutes
Making Sense of an Abnormal Normal: Life in the Children of God

Author, Mary Mahoney talks about her 31 years in the Children of God. She tells Celine and Stephen about her... more

09 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Virtual Worlds

As if this world isn't confusing enough, today Celine and Stephen explore virtual worlds and our seemingly unavoidable destiny with... more

05 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Hypnotherapist and EX Jehovah’s Witness, Becky Armstrong-Corbett

Becky Armstrong-Corbett is a qualified psychotherapist and solution focused clinical hypnotherapist. Raised as a Jehovah's Witness she was sexually abused... more

02 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Cult Wars

Today Celine and Stephen decide to take a sober and even-handed approach to the question of how we should research... more

29 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Critical Thinking, Spirituality and life after Jehovah’s Witnesses: Daniel O’Brien

Daniel O'Brien is an educator, musician and ex Jehovah's Witness elder. He talks to Stephen about his experience being recruited... more

27 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes

As it's Stephen's birthday today , 'birthdays' is the theme of this week's chat. As a Jehovah's Witness child, birthday... more

23 Mar 2022 · 56 minutes
Ashlen Hilliard: From The International Cultic Studies Association

Ashlen talks about her experience as a born-in member of a small Christian Fundamentalist group called the Churches of Christ,... more

19 Mar 2022 · 1 hour,
A Cult Reading of The Movie Equilibrium WIth Jexit’s Riley

Riley from the Jexit YouTube channel joins Stephen today to analyse the 2002 movie Equilibrium, directed by Kurt Wimmer, starring... more

15 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
The History of Atheism

Today Celine and Stephen are joined by Jordan Robertson from the Shunned Experience to talk about the history of atheism.... more

13 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Taking Risks

We manage risk every day but how we calculate it is often difficult to understand. Our attitude towards risk is... more

09 Mar 2022 · 47 minutes
Signs and Symbols with Producer Bob

Producer Bob joins us to talk about the use of signs and symbols in religions, cults and the social world... more

06 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Knowing Right From Wrong: Ethics and Morals after leaving a Cult

As a member of totalistic group or cult, morals and ethics are to a large degree determined by the Group.... more

02 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Raised in Fear: Kwasizabantu with Daniel Schricker PhD

Daniel Schricker grew up in the Kwasizabantu Mission and since leaving has written a number of blogs about the psychological... more

26 Feb 2022 · 59 minutes
Russia Invades Ukraine

This emergency podcast comes out on the day Russia launches an attack upon Ukraine. It's natural to feel some anxiety... more

24 Feb 2022 · 19 minutes
Cults in Movies: Midsommer

Celine and Stephen review Midsommer, a movie released in 2019, directed by Ari Aster and starring Florence Pugh. There are... more

23 Feb 2022 · 51 minutes
Alt Worldly: Jake Vaughn, Pathos And Comedy

Jake Vaughn from the Alt Worldly YouTube Channel talks about his waking up process from the Jehovah's Witnesses, and the... more

20 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Nature Vs Nurture

Do some born-in cult members experience greater harm than others because they happen to have certain personality traits? Psychology suggests that... more

16 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
”I feared God with every fibre of my being” Erika Bornman on Life in Kwasizabantu

Erika Bornman, author of Mission of Malice talks to us about her life growing up in Kwasizabantu, a non-denominational Christian... more

13 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Wasted Years?

Two completely different topics today on the podcast.    Time Stamp 00:00: Segment 1. The medical condition and psychological impact of serious... more

09 Feb 2022 · 59 minutes
Coercive Control with Min Grob

The guest today is Min Grob from CCChat Magazine. Min experienced a coercively controlling relationship and talks about the behaviours... more

06 Feb 2022 · 58 minutes
Gaslight: The Movie that Gave us the Playbook

The 1940's film Gaslight about the systematic attack by a man on his wife's psychological wellbeing, provided us with the... more

02 Feb 2022 · 47 minutes
Deconversion and Religious Trauma with Darren Slade PhD

Darren Slade has a fascinating story. Although not raised in a religious household as a young person he loved religious... more

30 Jan 2022 · 55 minutes

What is science? How does it work? Can we trust it? Who does it? And can we trust the scientists?... more

26 Jan 2022 · 54 minutes
Brent Lee: Ex Conspiracist

Today's guest is Brent Lee who describes himself as a recovering conspiracist of 15 years. Brent explains how he became... more

23 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
What Should I Think About?
Brent Lee: Ex Conspiracist
What Should I Think About?

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Today's guest is Brent Lee who describes himself as a recovering conspiracist of 15 years. Brent explains how he became drawn into... more