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A weekly discussion from the Times Union on major developments in the trial of Keith Raniere, co-founder of NXIVM, the shadowy upstate New York organization that has been at the center of an ongoing federal investigation into alleged extortion, sex trafficking and more.

NXIVM on Trial Casey Seiler

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A weekly discussion from the Times Union on major developments in the trial of Keith Raniere, co-founder of NXIVM, the shadowy upstate New York organization that has been at the center of an ongoing federal investigation into alleged extortion, sex trafficking and more.

    NXIVM Exposed: A post-trial talk (part 1)

    NXIVM Exposed: A post-trial talk (part 1)

    Times Union editor Brendan Lyons moderates a conversation between NXIVM whistleblower Toni Natalie and cult expert Rick Ross.
    The episode highlights their personal interactions with NXIVM and its founder, Keith Raniere, who was convicted this summer on federal charges of sex trafficking, conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
    Ross and Natalie shine a light on the inner workings of NXIVM and Lyons offers his own insights covering the shadowy organization.
     

    • 53 min
    Vanguard Week anniversary special

    Vanguard Week anniversary special

    Times Union managing editor Casey Seiler assembles the newspaper's NXIVM beat writers, Robert Gavin and Brendan Seiler, for an update on the shadowy cult since its leader, Keith Raniere, was found guilty of federal racketeering charges and more. 
    The conversation addresses a lawsuit against NXIVM, the potential prison sentences for members of the cult and a made-for-television movie debuting in September.
    The episode also explores the doctor who had his medical license revoked by the state for conducting unsanctioned experiments on behalf of NXIVM.
     

    • 26 min
    Swift Justice

    Swift Justice

    In a special post-verdict edition of the Times Union's "NXIVM on Trial" podcast, managing editor Casey Seiler and justice reporter Robert Gavin discuss Wednesday's speedy verdict in the trial of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere: guilty on all counts.
    Gavin describes the scene in the courtroom when Raniere learned his fate, and the reactions from his defense attorneys and the people who have claimed their lives as well as those of their loved ones were ruined by the man known within NXIVM as "Vanguard."
    Daily coverage of the trial is available in print and online at www.timesunion.com/nxivm/.

    • 19 min
    "Like in Rome or Whatever"

    "Like in Rome or Whatever"

    The seventh episode of the Times Union's "NXIVM on Trial" podcast breaks down the final week of testimony in the federal trial of Keith Raniere, and what's coming next week as jurors prepare to begin deliberations.
    This week's episode, "Like in Rome or Whatever," features an interview with reporter Robert Gavin from Brooklyn, and looks at the testimony of the final prosecution witnesses, including two women who broke away from the shadowy "master/slave" group within NXIVM and an FBI agent who introduced video evidence of Raniere discussing his belief that sexual relations between adults and children isn't necessarily abuse.
    Daily coverage of the trial is available in print and online at www.timesunion.com/nxivm/.

    • 15 min
    A shadow over Knox Woods

    A shadow over Knox Woods

    The sixth episode of the "NXIVM on Trial" podcast features an interview with Rob Gavin, the Times Union's reporter in the Brooklyn courthouse where Keith Raniere faced some of the most brutal testimony in the case thus far.

    Gavin talks about the scene in the courtroom and the media covering it, and describes his visit to the Knox Woods neighborhood in Halfmoon, where neighbors of the NXIVM high command are only now learning what went on behind closed doors in the pleasant suburban homes all around them.

    • 26 min
    An Ethical Breach

    An Ethical Breach

    The fifth episode of the Times Union's podcast "NXIVM on Trial" offers analysis of the week-long testimony of a young Mexican woman who said she was placed in virtual confinement in a Halfmoon bedroom for two years on the orders of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere.

    • 21 min

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