NXIVM (pronounced "Nexium") calls itself a humanitarian community. Experts call it a cult. Uncover: Escaping NXIVM is an investigative podcast series about the group, its leader Keith Raniere and one woman's journey to get out. From CBC Podcasts and CBC News.
The rise and fall of NXIVM's Keith Raniere
In a U.S. federal courtroom Tuesday, Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years—having been convicted of a slew of crimes related to his alleged sex cult NXIVM. During the trial and sentencing, victims told of how the self-professed empowerment "vanguard" had turned some of his followers into sex slaves and branded them with his initials. Front Burner's Jayme Poisson discusses with Uncover: NXIVM host Josh Bloch.
Escaping NXIVM: Trailer
Over the past few months, CBC documentarian Josh Bloch has been investigating NXIVM, a self-help group led by Keith Raniere. In this season of Uncover, we take you into NXIVM, and reveal how Raniere won the endorsement of actors, politicians and even a visit from the Dalai Lama. Originally launched September 5, 2018.
Episode 1: The Branding
Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women's group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets.
Episode 2: The Epiphany
Sarah takes us inside her journey with NXIVM, from signing up for a personal growth workshop to becoming a star recruiter for the group she now calls a cult.
Episode 3: Sex, Money and Nazis
Those who knew Keith Raniere intimately reveal his early life, how he started NXIVM and ended up being accused by the FBI of running a criminal enterprise.
Episode 4: The Suppressives
What happens when you leave NXIVM? Those who have left or spoken out reveal the price they paid.
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It’s always so intriguing to me how almost every cult is the same. Allot of what i hear in the Podcast feels like Scientology.
This podcast and the reporting are phenomenal. However, Ep. 6 was extremely difficult to listen to - Josh speaking with KR’s lawyer. I made it about 15 minutes in, but had to abandon it when I found myself yelling at this man spinning words to make Keith out to be what comes across as “misunderstood”. I might revisit later to finish this because, wow.
Episode 6.... cheapened the series
I do not understand why, after doing some superb reporting and investigating, you lowered yourselves to interview that lawyer schmuck. He was straight out of NXIVM! He did not deserve to have a voice and I turned it off. Booo!