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The 11th is a podcast that publishes an entirely new issue on the 11th of every month. Inspired by the experience of opening a magazine you love every month and not knowing exactly what you will get, but trusting that something engaging and true will be there waiting for you. Many stories aren’t meant to be a 10-part series and don’t fit the format of a weekly show. The 11th is a home for those in-between ideas. Made up of reported series and personal journeys, fiction and musicals, deep investigative journalism and intimate conversations. Each issue, a different voice. Every month, something new.

This month: For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in hopes of getting a rapid transformation. Some say that what takes years of therapy to do… this program can do in a weekend.  Their method sounds appealingly simple - they put you in a room with somewhere around 150 strangers for three days — and then push your psychological boundaries until you break down and share your most intimate secrets, fears, and desires. Host and filmmaker, Kelly Loudenberg, asks why millions of people have flocked to spend their weekend in a beige hotel ballroom and divulge their deepest secrets and insecurities with hundreds of strangers.

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    • Society & Culture

The 11th is a podcast that publishes an entirely new issue on the 11th of every month. Inspired by the experience of opening a magazine you love every month and not knowing exactly what you will get, but trusting that something engaging and true will be there waiting for you. Many stories aren’t meant to be a 10-part series and don’t fit the format of a weekly show. The 11th is a home for those in-between ideas. Made up of reported series and personal journeys, fiction and musicals, deep investigative journalism and intimate conversations. Each issue, a different voice. Every month, something new.

This month: For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in hopes of getting a rapid transformation. Some say that what takes years of therapy to do… this program can do in a weekend.  Their method sounds appealingly simple - they put you in a room with somewhere around 150 strangers for three days — and then push your psychological boundaries until you break down and share your most intimate secrets, fears, and desires. Host and filmmaker, Kelly Loudenberg, asks why millions of people have flocked to spend their weekend in a beige hotel ballroom and divulge their deepest secrets and insecurities with hundreds of strangers.

    The Beige Room — Part 1: Choose Your Own Adventure

    The Beige Room — Part 1: Choose Your Own Adventure

    For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in hopes of getting a rapid transformation. Some say that what takes years of therapy to do… this program can do in a weekend. Their method sounds appealingly simple - they put you in a room with somewhere around 150 strangers for three days — and then push your psychological boundaries until you break down and share your most intimate secrets, fears, and desires. Host and filmmaker, Kelly Loudenberg, asks why millions of people have flocked to spend their weekend in a beige hotel ballroom and divulge their deepest secrets and insecurities with hundreds of strangers.
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    • 50 min
    The Beige Room — Part 2: Whatever Happened to Werner?

    The Beige Room — Part 2: Whatever Happened to Werner?

    Cracks start to show as journalists put pressure on EST and Werner Erhard. The story of his separation from the group in the wake of profound controversy is incredibly telling. It’s a rare look into how a group with a divisive public image was able to rebrand itself in the face of disaster.
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    • 40 min
    The Beige Room — Part 3: The Chicken and the Egg

    The Beige Room — Part 3: The Chicken and the Egg

    The ideas and slogans Landmark draws on are seemingly everywhere. Particularly in the modern parlance of corporate America. Company culture — workplace authenticity, personal responsibility, making employees feel “like owners” — it can feel like a way to pass the buck on. In the final episode of The Beige Room, we look at how the ideas of Landmark have become fully intertwined with modern culture, particularly in the workplace.
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    • 28 min
    Professor Anita Hill & Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in Conversation

    Professor Anita Hill & Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in Conversation

    30 years ago on October 11th, Professor Anita Hill testified to Congress about sexual harassment she’d suffered when working with then Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas. Thomas denied Hill’s allegations.
    In 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified before a committee comprised of many of the very same men about an attempted sexual assault she survived as a teen by Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Allegations he denies.
    On this historic day, we present an excerpted conversation between Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford. This is the first joint interview they’ve ever given — Professor Hill and Dr. Blasey Ford talk about their relationship, why they came forward with their allegations, and how publicly speaking up has impacted them and their lives.
    This unique conversation is part of a new show from The Meteor and Pineapple Street Studios called, Because of Anita, a 4-part series that explores the enduring impact of Anita Hill’s testimony. Subscribe and listen.
    This episode contains descriptions of sexual misconduct. Please take care of yourself while you're listening.
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    • 54 min
    Time Machine: The Score (Side A)

    Time Machine: The Score (Side A)

    In the summer of 1996, music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib was 12 years old and living in Columbus, Ohio. His soundtrack for that summer: the seminal hip-hop album, The Score by Fugees. In Time Machine: The Score, Hanif transports us back in time, to a pivotal moment in both his life and in hip-hop.
    Track 1: On Bicycles
    Track 2: On Basements
    Interlude: The Ingredients
    Track 3: On Samples
    Track 4: On Cover Art
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    • 45 min
    Time Machine: The Score (Side B)

    Time Machine: The Score (Side B)

    Music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib meditates on the meaning of The Score 25 years later. He examines the political impact of Fugees’ landmark album and contemplates the way its massive success transformed the lives of each member of the group. Hanif also contemplates loss and grief and the way they colored 1996 in Time Machine: The Score.
    Interlude: Home
    Track 5: On Haiti
    Track 6: On Ms. Lauryn Hill
    Track 7: On Death and Rebirth
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    • 43 min

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