Karen Geier is a writer from Toronto with bylines in The Guardian, Vice, New York Magazine, Medium's Premium Channels, Huffpost, Splitsider, SeriousEats, and many more.
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
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