We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable.
On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.
June 9th, 2020 | Season 3 | 16 mins 49 secs
Helen Zuman, author of Mating in Captivity (https://helenzuman.com/books/mating-in-captivity-a-memoir/) joins me to discuss her time in the Zendik Farm Intentional Community
June 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 17 mins 44 secs
There are millions of self help books out there, but what happens when a self help book causes you to give up your life and go work for its author?
May 26th, 2020 | Season 3 | 19 mins 22 secs
Guest Tobi Olowe of the Impressions of America Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/impressionsofamerica/id1367243636) joins me to discuss political cults of the 1960s and the long shadow they have cast.
April 15th, 2020 | Season 2 | 15 mins 55 secs
Matt Ashcroft joins me to discuss his experience with Conversion Therapy and why he became an activist to speak out against it.
April 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 17 mins 9 secs
Meredith Yanuzzi and Miranda Sullivan from Troubled Podcast join me to discuss why sending your children to "Boot Camp" or "Reform School" is a terrible idea.
March 24th, 2020 | Season 2 | 15 mins 48 secs
Author Jim DeRogatis ( Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly ISBN 1419740075 ) Twitter: @JimDeRogatis joins me to discuss the cult like mind control that R Kelly perpetrated on countless girls according to the Surviving R Kelly Docuseries
March 17th, 2020 | Season 2 | 18 mins 33 secs
Dana joins me to discuss more about her time in Acts 29, getting out, and beyond
March 10th, 2020 | Season 2 | 17 mins 15 secs
My guest Dana joins me to discuss her time in Neo-Calvinist group Acts 29. Part one of two.
February 26th, 2020 | Season 2 | 15 mins 49 secs
In this episode Jordan Uhl joins me to discuss how working at a popular non profit was a high demand situation with coercion, emotional manipulation and sometimes abusive situations.
February 19th, 2020 | Season 2 | 18 mins 58 secs
Thanks for your patience!
This week, Eric joins me to discuss what made him leave ISKCON
February 11th, 2020 | Season 2 | 16 mins 7 secs
An ex-ISKCON member joins me to discuss his childhood with a parent who was involved in an LGAT and his adult involvement in ISKCON- International Society of Krishna Consciousness
February 4th, 2020 | Season 2 | 15 mins 58 secs
Marie* continues her story about life in the LDS Church, and beyond
January 28th, 2020 | Season 2 | 16 mins 17 secs
Marie* joins me for part one of a two part episode on her experiences inside the Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) which she describes as a high demand group that limited her choices in life.
January 21st, 2020 | Season 2 | 16 mins 53 secs
W. Keith Campbell literally wrote the book (several, actually) on narcissists. He joins me to discuss Narcissism to better understand what's going on in the mind of cult leaders, and how they're able to charm people into surrendering everything.
January 14th, 2020 | Season 2 | 14 mins 54 secs
Glynn Washington, host of Snap Judgement and producer/host of the Heaven's Gate podcast joins me to discuss why he decided to revisit Heaven's Gate and his own story of growing up in a cult.
January 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 15 mins 28 secs
Last season, we explored LGATs. This season, my guest Kate* joins me to go behind the curtain of the original LGAT and tells us about a frightening experience she had
*not her real name