I was thrilled to talk to Matthew Remski, a cult researcher and cohost of the Conspirituality Podcast who has written extensively about the pervasive cultism and abuse in Yoga, spirituality, and wellness culture. The parallels to what's happening in BJJ are obvious.
Here are some highlights...
01:48 - Matthew's own time in cults
05:39 - Conspiracy theories
08:02 - What are cults?
28:45 - Online cults
41:39 - What happens when cult prophecies fail to occur?
50:21 - How to help friends in cults