24 episodes

Beyond Barriers Podcast is hosted by Former extremists Jeff Schoep and Acacia Dietz. Covering a wide variety of relevant topics each episode, Jeff & Acacia aren't afraid to dive deep into the most pressing issues of our times! #Current Events, #Radicalization, #Racism, #FarRight, #polarization, #dialogue, #Humanity, #Love,

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Beyond Barriers Podcast is hosted by Former extremists Jeff Schoep and Acacia Dietz. Covering a wide variety of relevant topics each episode, Jeff & Acacia aren't afraid to dive deep into the most pressing issues of our times! #Current Events, #Radicalization, #Racism, #FarRight, #polarization, #dialogue, #Humanity, #Love,

    From Hate Crime Survivor to Activist

    From Hate Crime Survivor to Activist

    As a tribute to Yom Kippur, Acacia Dietz & Jeff Schoep interview Josh Stepakoff a childhood survivor of the 1999 North Valley Jewish Community Center mass shooting. Josh was shot twice in the horrific attack at age 6. Today, Josh is a courageous activist who speaks out and warns about the repercussions of gun violence, hate, & anti-semitism. We discuss the toll of dehumanization, & what we can all do to make the world a little better. For more information on Women Against Gun Violence visit: https://www.wagv.org
    Beyond Barriers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to a new approach of countering and preventing extremism. To donate to Beyond Barriers: https://giv.li/r8xtpc For media inquiries: info@beyondbarriersusa.org For more information on Beyond Barriers: https://beyondbarriersusa.org
    Jeff Schoep is the Founder of Beyond Barriers. From 1994 until early 2019, Jeff Schoep was the leader of the largest neo-Nazi organization in the United States, the National Socialist Movement (NSM). In March 2019 he became the highest profile former white nationalist to ever walk away from far-right extremism in the USA. Since then, Jeff has been an outspoken advocate against the ideology that he had been part of for 27 years, making him uniquely qualified to understand extremism and extremist ideologies. Jeff now works as an International Extremism Consultant helping to educate communities and policy makers on the threat of white supremacy and how to effectively counter and prevent violent extremism. https://jeffschoep.com Follow Jeff Schoep on Twitter: @SchoepJeff
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    #BeyondBarriersPodcast is produced by Beyond Barriers Media in association with Underground Media Productions.

    • 54 min
    Shireen Qudosi & The Foundation for Human Belonging

    Shireen Qudosi & The Foundation for Human Belonging

    In this Beyond Barriers exclusive, Jeff Schoep and Acacia Dietz speak with Shireen Qudosi about her organization The Foundation for Human Belonging, along with subjects of Afghanistan and extremism. Shireen is a writer and speaker on faith, identity, and belonging. In 2021, she created The Foundation for Human Belonging, a 501(c)(3) that looks at the arc of human belonging to build alternative frameworks challenging radicalization, polarity, and extremism.

    Beyond Barriers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to a new approach of countering and preventing extremism. To donate to Beyond Barriers: https://giv.li/r8xtpc
    For media inquiries: info@beyondbarriersusa.org
    For more information on Beyond Barriers: https://beyondbarriersusa.org

    Jeff Schoep is the Founder of Beyond Barriers. From 1994 until early 2019, Jeff Schoep was the leader of the largest neo-Nazi organization in the United States, the National Socialist Movement (NSM). In March 2019 he became the highest profile former white nationalist to ever walk away from far-right extremism in the USA. Since then, Jeff has been an outspoken advocate against the ideology that he had been part of for 27 years, making him uniquely qualified to understand extremism and extremist ideologies. Jeff now works as an International Extremism Consultant helping to educate communities and policy makers on the threat of white supremacy and how to effectively counter and prevent violent extremism. Follow Jeff Schoep on Twitter: @SchoepJeff

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    #BeyondBarriersPodcast is produced by Beyond Barriers Media in association with Underground Media Productions.

    • 50 min
    An exclusive interview w/ LGBTQ Activist Phoebe Rose

    An exclusive interview w/ LGBTQ Activist Phoebe Rose

    Special Guest Phoebe J Rose joins this episode of Beyond Barriers Podcast. Phoebe is a transgendered female and was also part of the EDL (English Defense League) for about 5yrs. Phoebe left the EDL back in 2020 and now strives to educate and to bring others together. Her mission now: Peace & Reconciliation.


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    It takes an idea to defeat an idea - Average Mohamed

    It takes an idea to defeat an idea - Average Mohamed

    Mohamed Ahmed is the creator and founder of Average Mohamed, a counter ideology non-profit organization promoting Peace, Democracy & Anti-Extremism. His life's mission is to promote peace and he advocates that ideas make the world go around. Join us in this incredible episode where we talk to Mohamed about the work he does to counter extremist ideas.
    For more information about Average Mohamed and how you can be part of the change visit: https://averagemohamed.com
    To find out more about Beyond Barriers visit: https://beyondbarriersusa.org
    Follow Jeff Schoep on Twitter: @SchoepJeff
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    #BeyondBarriersPodcast is produced by Beyond Barriers in association with Underground Media Productions

    • 59 min
    Power of Love and Compassion - Episode 20

    Power of Love and Compassion - Episode 20

    Duke and Catherine Schneider join us for this episode of BeyondBarriersPodcast. Duke is a former #neonazi leader. Love & compassion changed his life. Tune in to hear his amazing story!

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Bridging Your Darkened Past Toward a Brighter Future

    Bridging Your Darkened Past Toward a Brighter Future

    Kerry Noble joins co-hosts Jeff Schoep & Acacia Dietz for episode 19 of #BeyondBarriersPodcast. Since 2001, Kerry has been speaking out against hate, violence and the radical right. Kerry was involved with a group called CSA (Covenant, Sword & Arm of the Lord) during the late 1970's until they were raided by the FBI in April of 1985. CSA was a racist, paramilitary, survivalist, extremist group in rural Arkansas that believed in Christian Identity (a racist offshoot of Christianity). In this episode, Kerry tells of how in June 1983 he came within seconds of what could have been, at that time, the largest domestic terrorist act in US history, when he took a bomb into a gay church. But how the actions of the people in the church changed his perspective and he did not go through with the plan. This is an episode you won't want to miss.

    Kerry Noble has published two books "Tabernacle of Hate: Seduction Into Right-Wing Extremism" and "Tabernacle of Hope: Bridging Your Darkened Past Toward a Brighter Future" which can be found on Amazon.com - Check out Kerry on Twitter: @KerryNoble_CSA

    More information on Beyond Barriers - https://beyondbarriersusa.org or email: info@beyondbarriersusa.org

    • 59 min

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