On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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

  • Episode 225: Acts 29: Part 2

    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

  • Episode 224: Acts 29: Part 1

    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.

  • Episode 223: Toxic Workplaces

    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.

  • Episode 222: ISKCON (Hare Krishnas) Part 2

    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

  • Episode 221: ISKCON (Hare Krishnas)

    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