JW Community Podcast is the new podcast home for Louise Goode and Lara Kaput.
Our podcast has the objective of providing support and information to people when they leave the cult, and presenting factual and entertaining content through discussion and interviews with a range of ex Jehovah's Witnesses, professionals and experts.
You have the opportunity to feed back to us and send us any questions you would like the team to answer by contacting JWPodcast@mail.com.
S07E02 The National Apology
In this podcast we hear from Lara and Rita, who attended The National Apology given by the Australian Government to all child abuse survivors in Australia.
S06E23 Recovery Group 3
In this episode I interview Ruben Ortiz, the founder of one of the biggest ex JW support groups on Facebook. Ruben talks about his life as a Jehovahs Witness, and the two words that woke him. He also discusses the joys and trials of running a support group of over 12000 members.
S07E01 Sheet Metal Jonas
In this episode, Lara and I interview the most interesting Norweigan Goat Farmer you have ever met. Listen to Jonas talk about how he was counselled for doing too much field service, how he supported his wife through a terrible illness, while the elders counselled his wife to leave him and how he woke up due, in part, to the fact that some mountains are flat.
Jonas is now part of a group organising a protest on the 25th March 2019 outside a court in Stockholm, because the Watchtower videos have been rated as unsuitable for children in Sweden, and any elder showing them in a Kingdom Hall could receive 2 years in prison.
If you are at all able, please join Jonas in his peaceful protest outside the courthouse trying an edler for showing unsuitable material to children inside a Kingdom Hall.
Jonas can be contacted via Facebook, Plat Jonas, or via his Youtube channel, Goatlike Personality: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP0Skh44p2zLjnVeB6rcTkQ/videos
The video giving information about the protest can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfmUB-XRdrg
S06E24 So Long and Thanks for all the Fish
The final podcast of season 6 gives the last word to Andrew Mogford, an ex Jehovah's Witness diagnosed with terminal mouth and throat cancer, and having only days to live from the recording of this podcast on 13th February 2019.
Andrew bravely spoke out against the practice of shunning despite not being disfellowshipped or shunned himself.
Because of his cancer, the recording is sometimes difficult to listen to, but please have the patience to afford Andrew the respect he deserves for remaining so positive in the face of his own terminal cancer.
S06E22 Hugh James Law
In this eposide I interview two lawyers experienced in bringing civil cases against organisations who are vicariously liable for sexual abuse suffered by children. One of only three law firms in the country who have worked on behalf of victims of Jehovahs Witness child sexual abusers, Hugh James is a law firm with offices in London and Cardiff. Alan Collins and Samuel Barker have thoroughly researched the issues of Watchtower Society and understand the unique factors that make it hard for former members of Jehovah's Witnesses to disclose their abuse.
They explain how Watchtower can be held liable in court for the child sexual abuse, and why bringing a civil case against the organisation is just as important as bringing a criminal case against the abuser.
If you wish to talk to Alan or Samuel about a possible case they will travel to you, or meet you wherever you feel most able to talk comfortably.
S06E21 What Would Jesus Do?
This fascinating podcast interviews David Fitzgerald, public speaker, historical researcher, founder of the world’s first Atheist Film Festival and Evolutionpalooza!, San Francisco’s oldest annual Darwin Day celebration, and author of 'Jesus: Mything in Action', 'NAILED: Ten Christian Myths that Show Jesus Never Existed at All', 'The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion',
david talks to JW Community Podcast about his fascination with religion and about the evidence that suggests Jesus never existed at all.
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