65 episodes

We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable.
On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.

On Belief: A Podcast About Cults Karen Geier

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 2.7 • 64 Ratings

We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable.
On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.

    Neurodiversity and Cults

    Neurodiversity and Cults

    In this episode, we discuss:



    Why she found herself in a high demand group
    How she felt targeted racially and because she was neurodivergent
    How decision making played into why she stayed
    What it was like to go from one group to another
    And more...


    Priscilla's website: https://whova.com/web/icsaa_202207/


    The ICSA website: https://www.icsahome.com/
    Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Unification Church

    Unification Church

    In this episode, we discuss:



    The basic beliefs of the Unification Church
    What it's like for kids
    What are the rules, and are they different by gender?
    What is the companion book to the Bible that the Unification Church uses?
    What are the political beliefs of the church?
    And more...
    Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

    • 17 min
    Cult City Tours

    Cult City Tours

    In this episode, we discuss:



    How much real estate the church owns in Clearwater
    What the Scientologists do there
    What happens when David Miscavige comes to town
    The influence the church has over local politics
    What happens when they get heckled
    And more...
    Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

    • 18 min
    Matthew Remski

    Matthew Remski

    Matthew shares his wealth of knowledge in this week's episode and we discuss what the heck "Conspirituality" is.


    Find Matthew's podcast here: https://conspirituality.net/


    And Matthew's website here: http://matthewremski.com/wordpress/
    Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

    • 17 min
    Janja Lalich

    Janja Lalich

    Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

    • 14 min
    Bikram Yoga

    Bikram Yoga

    In this episode, we discuss:



    What drew her to yoga
    What it costs to do the 2 month intensive
    What happens at the 2 month intensive
    Why vegans began to eat burgers
    Why white instructors spoke in put-on "Indian" accents
    And more...
    Support On Belief: A Podcast About Cults

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

2.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

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Boring

Everyone has a podcast these days. Gotta scroll through garbage like this to find a gem.

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Poorly Vetted and Often Irresponsible Storytelling

These are stories from indviduals without good questions from a responsible and thoughtful journalist or interviewer.

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Fails to engage

Fails to define or present a theory on cults and does not add much to the topic. Dry and slow narration. Most content behind a paywall.

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