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.
February 17th, 2021 | Season 3 | 16 mins 31 secs
My guest joins me to share her experience growing up in the ubiquitous yet mysterious organization.
January 28th, 2021 | Season 3 | 18 mins 49 secs
In this episode my guest describes what it's like to grow up Mormon when you're different
January 6th, 2021 | Season 3 | 17 mins 47 secs
What happens when you're born into a high control group that targeted your mom when she was pregnant with you? My guest discusses growing up Jehovah's Witness this week in a supersized episode
November 25th, 2020 | Season 3 | 17 mins 17 secs
My guest joins me to discuss how going to a school affiliated with the Church of Christ changed her in ways that still affect her today.
October 14th, 2020 | Season 3 | 17 mins 36 secs
Will Sommer (Right Richter & The Daily Beast) joins me to discuss the similarities between cult belief and belief in major conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and QAnon
September 15th, 2020 | Season 3 | 17 mins 42 secs
Guest Tobi Olowe joins me again to discuss the primordial soup of most cults we know today: The Human Potential Movement.
August 26th, 2020 | Season 3 | 15 mins 13 secs
My guest joins me to describe how dealing with their own gender journey led them into the world of the Gender Critical movement online
August 4th, 2020 | Season 3 | 16 mins 50 secs
My guest joins me to discuss his time in Men's Rights Activism, and how the love of a TV show is what started them down the rabbit hole.
July 21st, 2020 | Season 3 | 17 mins 5 secs
My guest Tony joins me to discuss the troubling details of being born into an Evangelical Christian tradition
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