On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

60 episodes of On Belief: A Podcast About Cults since the first episode, which aired on April 19th, 2019.

  • Episode 313: Bikram Yoga

    March 3rd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  14 mins 44 secs

    My guest joins me to discuss her time at a 2 month intensive yoga training and what she witnessed there.

  • Episode 312: The Salvation Army

    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.

  • Episode 311: Growing up LDS

    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

  • Episode 310: Jehovahs Witnesses and Growing Up

    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

  • Episode 309: Church of Christ

    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.

  • Episode 308: Conspiracy Theories

    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

  • Episode 307: The Human Potential Movement

    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.

  • Episode 306: Gender Critical 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

  • Episode 305: Men's Rights Activists

    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.

  • Episode 304: Independent Fundamental Baptists

    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

  • Episode 303: Zendik Farm

    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

  • Episode 302: The Inner Matrix

    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?

  • Episode 301: 60s Political Cults

    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.

  • Episode 228: Conversion Therapy

    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.

  • Episode 227: The Troubled Teen Industry

    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.

  • Episode 226: Robert Kelly

    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