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Ep. 6: God's Chosen People

Generation Cult

Release Date: 09/14/2018

Ep. 4: Fright-Based Faith show art Ep. 4: Fright-Based Faith

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During this week of Halloween, we discuss fear -- fear of punishment, fear of the apocalypse, fear of God. Tammie grew up with these fears in an ultra fundamentalist Christian organization that subjected children to harsh punishments and encouraged its members not to interact with the rest of society.

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Ep. 3: Moonies (But Don't Call Them Moonies) 2 show art Ep. 3: Moonies (But Don't Call Them Moonies) 2

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Part 2 of the Moonies (But Don't Call Them Moonies) episodes

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Part 1 of the Moonies (But Don't Call Them Moonies) episodes.

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Ep. 1: No Horses in India show art Ep. 1: No Horses in India

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Welcome back to Generation Cult! We are kicking off the second season of the podcast with a story about Narangkar, an artist who grew up in 3HO (Healthy, Happy Holy Organization), which is connected to Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma.

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Generation Cult Preparing for Season 2!  show art Generation Cult Preparing for Season 2!

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Generation Cult is working on a Season 2! Come support the show at StudioToBe in Oakland on Friday, May 31 and enjoy a happy hour plus a Q&A with guests from Season 1. Tickets are available on eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/a-happy-hour-‚Ķets-61544020823 Join us for a fun time and help us raise money for editing, sound engineering and more! If you can't make the event or just want to donate, check out our GoFundMe page: www.gofundme.com/f/generation-cult-season-2 Thanks for your support!

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Ep. 9: Sandy Footprints show art Ep. 9: Sandy Footprints

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Wrap things up with us for the season during a chat with Lalita, who was raised in the Science of Identity Foundation. This group, developed in the 1970s, has similarities to the Hare Krishna movement and revolves around a. ... let's say. ... very demanding leader. We'll discuss germaphobia, child labor, arranged marriages, eating sand out of footprints and pursuing a long-overdue education. We hope you enjoyed this season and hope to discuss cults with you again next year!

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Ep. 8: Escaping Utopia; A Conversation with Janja Lalich show art Ep. 8: Escaping Utopia; A Conversation with Janja Lalich

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We had a visit from Dr. Janja Lalich, an author and educator who has a new book out about children raised in cults called "Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out and Starting Over." Janja chats with us about her research for this project as well as her time working and writing with the late Margaret Singer, a prominent psychologist known for her studies on undue influence.   *A few sound issues on this one, too. Please bear with us -- the content is good!

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Ep. 7: The Age of Enlightenment  show art Ep. 7: The Age of Enlightenment

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Welcome back! Now we are talking Transcendental Meditation, focusing on the story of one women who grew up in the TM community during the reign of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Gina, the focus of this episode, talks about being a child in the group and then becoming mother of three who had to struggle once she left. *There were some noise issues during this episode including spotty microphone quality and what sounded like a large group of people having a party outside the studio during recording. Sorry about that. Hope it's not too distracting.

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Ep. 6: God's Chosen People show art Ep. 6: God's Chosen People

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On this episode we learn about the harsh rules and restrictions for members --- especially children -- in Eugene Spriggs' The Twelve Tribes, which began in 1970s Tennessee. Samie, founder of a nonprofit to assist people raised in cults, tells us all about growing up in this group and her detachment from mainstream society. Her first attempt to escape at age 18 was unsuccessful. She'll talk to us about how she got out and where she went.

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Bonus Ep. 5b: IndoctriNation Interview w/Dhyana Levey show art Bonus Ep. 5b: IndoctriNation Interview w/Dhyana Levey

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Dhyana Levey, host of Generation Cult, was recently interviewed on another podcast called IndoctriNation. It's hosted by Rachel Bernstein, who was just a guest on our last episode titled "Let's Call an Expert!" Today we will share the interview from Rachel's show IndoctriNation. We hope you aren't confused. Just listen.

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On this episode we learn about the harsh rules and restrictions for members --- especially children -- in Eugene Spriggs' The Twelve Tribes, which began in 1970s Tennessee. Samie, founder of a nonprofit to assist people raised in cults, tells us all about growing up in this group and her detachment from mainstream society. Her first attempt to escape at age 18 was unsuccessful. She'll talk to us about how she got out and where she went.