NXIVM (pronounced "Nexium") calls itself a humanitarian community. Experts call it a cult. Uncover: Escaping NXIVM is an investigative podcast series about the group, its leader Keith Raniere and one woman's journey to get out. From CBC Podcasts and CBC News.
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Escaping NXIVM Introduces: Hollywood Exiles
From the BBC World Service and CBC Podcasts comes Hollywood Exiles. Host Oona Chaplin tells the story of the decades-long campaign to root out communism in Hollywood. It’s a campaign that eventually drove her grandfather, Charlie Chaplin, and many others out of tinseltown. Hollywood Exiles is a tale of glamour, duplicity and political intrigue that reverberates to this day. It’s the story of how Tinseltown became an ideological battleground. The toll of the fight was enormous – reputations, careers and families were torn apart by the campaign to drive communists from the movie business. More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/VauXT5K7
A Conversation With Sarah Edmondson & Anthony Ames About Escaping NXIVM & Mental Health: Sickboy Podcast
Sarah Edmondson and Anthony "Nippy" Ames are cult escapees and whistleblowers featured in Escaping NXIVM. In this clip from the Sickboy podcast, Sarah and Nippy sit down with the Sickboy hosts to dive deep into their experience with escaping a cult and how it affected their mental health. The full interview and more episodes are available at smarturl.it/sickboycbc
The rise and fall of NXIVM's Keith Raniere
In a U.S. federal courtroom Tuesday, Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years—having been convicted of a slew of crimes related to his alleged sex cult NXIVM. During the trial and sentencing, victims told of how the self-professed empowerment "vanguard" had turned some of his followers into sex slaves and branded them with his initials. Front Burner's Jayme Poisson discusses with Uncover: NXIVM host Josh Bloch.
Escaping NXIVM: Trailer
Over the past few months, CBC documentarian Josh Bloch has been investigating NXIVM, a self-help group led by Keith Raniere. In this season of Uncover, we take you into NXIVM, and reveal how Raniere won the endorsement of actors, politicians and even a visit from the Dalai Lama. Originally launched September 5, 2018.
Episode 1: The Branding
Sarah Edmondson is a high-level member of a self-help group called NXIVM, but an invitation to join a secret women's group called DOS leads her to do something she later regrets.
Episode 2: The Epiphany
Sarah takes us inside her journey with NXIVM, from signing up for a personal growth workshop to becoming a star recruiter for the group she now calls a cult.
Sarah is starting to come across as phony. Deep down I think she’s wondering why Keith didn’t want to sleep with her. I love this pod but she’s getting on my last nerve selling out to make money off her experience. Ugh
Josh is a nice polite Canadian and way too soft on his friend Sarah, who is clearly hiding facts (like sleeping with Raniere, despite her denials), meanwhile she is looking to monetize her experience. The authorities should have a few words with her, b/c this entitled princess is definitely more complicit than she lets on. Josh also got rolled by the lawyer…he needs to mature a bit more before doing any more of this kind of investigative work…
Well done, Josh!
I think the best episode was where Josh interviewed Keith Raniere’s lawyer. Josh was very professional and came across as non-biased in the questions he asked. Overall, very well done podcast. Fascinating topic and gripping delivery.