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A podcast about cults, extreme belief, and abuse of power – from two hosts who’ve actually lived it. Hosted by Lola Blanc and Meagan Elizabeth.

If you have your own story about cults, high control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power - leave us a voicemail at 513.900.2955 OR shoot us an email at TrustMePod@gmail.com.

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A podcast about cults, extreme belief, and abuse of power – from two hosts who’ve actually lived it. Hosted by Lola Blanc and Meagan Elizabeth.

If you have your own story about cults, high control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power - leave us a voicemail at 513.900.2955 OR shoot us an email at TrustMePod@gmail.com.

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:
@trustmepod
@oohlalola
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OR TWITTER:
@trustmecultpod
@ohlaloka

    G Charles Wright: Growing up Bisexual, Natural Disasters & Abusive Parenting

    G Charles Wright: Growing up Bisexual, Natural Disasters & Abusive Parenting

    Casting director and former Christian G Charles Wright talks about growing up Christian and struggling with his sexuality, a natural disaster he was caught in the middle of, why he calls his mom a psychopath, and how he shed the influence of his upbringing and finally accepted himself and his sexuality.

    Got your own story about cults, extreme belief, or abuse of power? Leave a voicemail or text us at 347-86-TRUST (347-868-7878?) OR shoot us an email at Trust Me Pod @gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Sara Levine & Danny Murphy of Not Another True Crime Podcast

    Sara Levine & Danny Murphy of Not Another True Crime Podcast

    Sara & Danny, hosts of Not Another True Crime Podcast, join Lola and Meagan to discuss the tragic cases of Matthew Coleman and Anthony Todt and delusional conspiracy theories that they believed, the recent wave of con men documentaries, the cults of Reddit and SoulCycle, the link between Mormonism and MLMs, and Meagan's family connection to the BTK Killer.

    Got your own story about cults, extreme belief, or abuse of power? Leave a voicemail or text us at 347-86-TRUST (347-868-7878?) OR shoot us an email at Trust Me Pod @gmail.com

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    • 58 min
    Monia Ali: One Direction & Toxic Fandom

    Monia Ali: One Direction & Toxic Fandom

    Former One Direction stan Monia Ali shares her involvement in various fandoms throughout her life, how old she was when she became a One Direction stan, the conspiracy theory she became wrapped up in, the online bullying she experienced when she left the fandom, and the role of identity and community in these groups.

    If you have your own story about cults, high-control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power, shoot us an email at trustmepod@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Transcendental Meditation & Cult Intervention with Patrick Ryan and Joe Kelly

    Transcendental Meditation & Cult Intervention with Patrick Ryan and Joe Kelly

    Want to learn how to levitate? Cult Interventionists and Founders of Cult News 101, Patrick Ryan and Joe Kelly, talk about their work with ICSA (the International Cultic Studies Association), how levitation played into their experiences with Transcendental Meditation, early cult deprogramming and why it was problematic, how most people leave cults of their own volition, and why exploring someone's beliefs are better than attacking them.

    Learn more about Patrick and Joe's work here:
    cultmediation.com 
    cultnews101.com 

    If you have your own story about cults, high-control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power, shoot us an email at trustmepod@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Rethinking Trauma: The Power Threat Meaning Framework with Lucy Johnstone

    Rethinking Trauma: The Power Threat Meaning Framework with Lucy Johnstone

    UK consultant clinical psychologist and one of the authors of the power threat meaning framework Lucy Johnstone shares how her work is meant to re-conceive how we think of mental illness, why the DSM is flawed, the position of why labels are problematic, how "ideological power" factors in, how "mental illnesses" can be adaptive, and the importance of creating your narrative. PLUS!! A bonus interview with Lola's mom Dr Christine Marie!!

    Learn more about Lucy's below: 
    https://www.bps.org.uk/power-threat-meaning-framework 
    https://www.pccs-books.co.uk/products/a-straight-talking-introduction-to-the-power-threat-meaning-framework-an-alternative-to-psychiatric-diagnosis 

    If you have your own story about cults, high-control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power, shoot us an email at trustmepod@gmail.com

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Rethinking Trauma: Post-Traumatic Growth with Richard Tedeschi

    Rethinking Trauma: Post-Traumatic Growth with Richard Tedeschi

    UNC Charlotte professor and psychology researcher Dr Richard Tedeschi discusses his pioneering work on post-traumatic growth, how his field is different from resilience, how core beliefs are involved in our trauma, what "integration" means, and the value of an "expert companion," having a mission, and sharing your story.

    Learn more about Richard's work at https://bouldercrest.org/

    If you have your own story about cults, high-control groups, manipulation, or abuse of power, shoot us an email at trustmepod@gmail.com

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    • 59 min

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