244 episodes

True stories and conversations with survivors, advocates and experts on the insidiousness of cults, frauds, scams and pyramid schemes. Through compassionate and educational informal chats, we work to end the stigma of "failure", in an machine systematically designed for you to fail. Hosted by Roberta Blevins, star of LuLaRich.


Life After MLM is a part of True Native Media. Visit https://truenativemedia.com for more.

Life After MLM Roberta Blevins

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    • 4.3 • 963 Ratings

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True stories and conversations with survivors, advocates and experts on the insidiousness of cults, frauds, scams and pyramid schemes. Through compassionate and educational informal chats, we work to end the stigma of "failure", in an machine systematically designed for you to fail. Hosted by Roberta Blevins, star of LuLaRich.


Life After MLM is a part of True Native Media. Visit https://truenativemedia.com for more.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Episode 243 : Apostate Alex Returns!

    Episode 243 : Apostate Alex Returns!

    Apostate Alex returns to update us on the happenings of Scientology in the UK, and Michelle is back too! According to Alex, he's been "a bad, bad, boy" and has a lot to report on the Anti-Scientology protests and the shady government involvement that's been keeping him busy the past 7 months. The jokes alone are worth the trouble. He also shares his thoughts on activating activists, one of Michelle's favorite topics in advocacy, and how to get involved if you're in the UK and want to show support!
    Show Notes
    Connect with Alex! - YouTube | Instagram | Twitter | Website
    Scientology Business
    Saint Hill Manor
    Dick Sweatman Merch
    Councillor Dick Sweatman
    Internal emails reveal Scientology’s recent meddling in local government
    Council REMOVES all Scientology references in meeting minutes
    HMRC responds to Diane Abbott’s call for UK Scientology fraud investigation
    Michelle's Activist Activation Presentation
    The Aftermath Foundation
    Out of MLM
    The BITE Model
    LAMLM Book Club
    MLM Dupes
    How can you help?
    MLM Change
    Report Fraud
    Truth in Advertising
    Report to your state Attorney General's office!
    Not in the U.S.? No Problem!
    Support the Podcast!
    Website | Patreon | Buy Me a Taco | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Discord | Merch!
    Life After MLM is produced by Roberta Blevins. Audio editing is done by the lovely Kayla Craven, video editing by the indescribable RK Gold, and Michelle Carpenter is our Triple Emerald Princess of Robots. Life After MLM is owned by Roberta Blevins 2024.
    Music : Abstract World by Alexi Action
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 242 : Mitch Brisker

    Episode 242 : Mitch Brisker

    Mitch Brisker was a 23 year old heroin-addicted film school drop-out when he found Scientology in Downtown Hollywood. Through recovery, he went on to become a successful commercial director and caught the eye of Scientology’s notorious leader, David Miscavige. Mitch ultimately became the chief architect of Scientology’s global propaganda machine, creating the films Scientology still uses for recruitment and obedience. Nearly 30 years later Mitch left the cult and began speaking out about the abuses he witnessed and experienced. Throughout our chat he shares his moral injury of participating in the lasting influence of the cult of Scientology.
    Show Notes
    Connect with Mitch : Instagram | YouTube | Website | Twitter
    Scientology The Big Lie: How I Made an Evil Cult Look Good by Mitch Brisker
    Ex-Scientologist says church covers up ‘failure of their beliefs’
    United States v. Paramount Pictures
    Scientology Orientation Film
    Larry Anderson Speaks Out on His Starring Role in Orientation
    Operation Snow White
    Jason Beghe
    Jason Beghe: The TV Tough Guy Who Took on Scientology
    Inside Golden Era Productions
    The Aftermath Foundation
    Out of MLM
    The BITE Model
    LAMLM Book Club
    MLM Dupes
    How can you help?
    MLM Change
    Report Fraud
    Truth in Advertising
    Report to your state Attorney General's office!
    Not in the U.S.? No Problem!
    Support the Podcast!
    Website | Patreon | Buy Me a Taco | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Discord | Merch!
    Life After MLM is produced by Roberta Blevins. Audio editing is done by the lovely Kayla Craven, video editing by the indescribable RK Gold, and Michelle Carpenter is our Triple Emerald Princess of Robots. Life After MLM is owned by Roberta Blevins 2024.
    Music : Abstract World by Alexi Action
    *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 241 : Shannon Vavich Part 2

    Episode 241 : Shannon Vavich Part 2

    In Part 2 with Shannon, we get deeper into the reasons why MLMs are prevalent in the lives of military spouses, both as representatives and customers. Shannon also shares with us, some of her side hustle journey to where she is today, and offers lots of job advice for those leaving MLM and transitioning into doing their own thing. From gig work and virtual assistants to starting your own business or monetizing a hobby, we break down a lot of the options available that are doable for most.
    Show Notes
    Connect with Shannon : TikTok | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | The Flying Kitchen | Dismantled Podcast
    Dean Graziosi Sued by FTC for Deceptive Practices
    Keya's World YouTube
    The White Party of Five
    Squared Away
    Spouse-ly.com
    Organizer Jen
    Out of MLM
    The BITE Model
    LAMLM Book Club
    MLM Dupes
    How can you help?
    MLM Change
    Report Fraud
    Truth in Advertising
    Report to your state Attorney General's office!
    Not in the U.S.? No Problem!
    Support the Podcast!
    Website | Patreon | Buy Me a Taco | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Discord | Merch!
    Life After MLM is produced by Roberta Blevins. Audio editing is done by the lovely Kayla Craven, video editing by the indescribable RK Gold, and Michelle Carpenter is our Triple Emerald Princess of Robots. Life After MLM is owned by Roberta Blevins 2024.
    Music : Abstract World by Alexi Action
    *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 240 : Shannon Vavich Part 1

    Episode 240 : Shannon Vavich Part 1

    Shannon reached out to me because it's time for her to tell her story, and I was happy to oblige. She's a military spouse and mother and she had some things she needs to get off her chest when it comes to MLMs and the US Military. In Part 1 Shannon and I discuss the times she found herself in Mary Kay, and the gross recruitment tactics that were used on her as a vulnerable wife of a deployed service member.
    Show Notes
    Connect with Shannon : TikTok | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | The Flying Kitchen | Dismantled Podcast
    What's With Military Wives & MLMs? (r/antiMLM)
    Sylvia Weinstock's Sensational Cakes
    Out of MLM
    The BITE Model
    LAMLM Book Club
    MLM Dupes
    How can you help?
    MLM Change
    Report Fraud
    Truth in Advertising
    Report to your state Attorney General's office!
    Not in the U.S.? No Problem!
    Support the Podcast!
    Website | Patreon | Buy Me a Taco | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Discord | Merch!
    Life After MLM is produced by Roberta Blevins. Audio editing is done by the lovely Kayla Craven, video editing by the indescribable RK Gold, and Michelle Carpenter is our Triple Emerald Princess of Robots. Life After MLM is owned by Roberta Blevins 2024.
    Music : Abstract World by Alexi Action
    *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 239 : Cristie Stogner

    Episode 239 : Cristie Stogner

    Not everyone who joins an MLM has a horrible experience, some people join MLMs to have some fun, make some friends and get a decent discount on a product they can't seem to live without. With some questions and concerns about her current MLM, Cristie reached out to me to find answers. She loved the products, her upline was great, and she was seemingly successful, until tax time made her look much deeper into the scam. I'll never forget that email when Cristie told me she had left Bella Fizz, had some moral injuries, and wanted to share her side of the story.
    Show Notes
    Kirby Vacuums (AntiMLM Reddit)
    BellaFizz.com
    Bella Fizz Comp Plan
    RyzeParty.com
    Out of MLM
    The BITE Model
    LAMLM Book Club
    MLM Dupes
    How can you help?
    MLM Change
    Report Fraud
    Truth in Advertising
    Report to your state Attorney General's office!
    Not in the U.S.? No Problem!
    Support the Podcast!
    Website | Patreon | Buy Me a Taco | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Discord | Merch!
    Life After MLM is produced by Roberta Blevins. Audio editing is done by the lovely Kayla Craven, video editing by the indescribable RK Gold, and Michelle Carpenter is our Triple Emerald Princess of Robots. Life After MLM is owned by Roberta Blevins 2024.
    Music : Abstract World by Alexi Action
    *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 238 : Kimberleigh

    Episode 238 : Kimberleigh

    Kimberleigh is a member of our Discord and wanted to share her story of being in BOTH Cutco, a famously "masculine" MLM, and BeachBody, a famously "feminine" MLM and how different the experiences were with not only product and culture, but recruitment and FOMO. And as a special added bonus, Kimberleigh gives us some tips and suggestions for beefing up a resume after a few years of MLM service.
    Show Notes
    Vector Marketing : Scam or Legit?
    LinkedIn Learning
    Out of MLM
    The BITE Model
    LAMLM Book Club
    MLM Dupes
    How can you help?
    MLM Change
    Report Fraud
    Truth in Advertising
    Report to your state Attorney General's office!
    Not in the U.S.? No Problem!
    Support the Podcast!
    Website | Patreon | Buy Me a Taco | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Discord | Merch!
    Life After MLM is produced by Roberta Blevins. Audio editing is done by the lovely Kayla Craven, video editing by the indescribable RK Gold, and Michelle Carpenter is our Triple Emerald Princess of Robots. Life After MLM is owned by Roberta Blevins 2024.
    Music : Abstract World by Alexi Action
    *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
963 Ratings

963 Ratings

nycgirl1985 ,

Very informative, and Validating

Thank you for starting this podcast! Every episode truly sheds light on the scams, and patterns of deception across all MLM’s. As someone who’s been sucked in to more than one MLM in my past life, I thought I was the only one who had crazy stories, for the longest time I thought I was the problem. There is a lot of comfort in knowing I’m not crazy or unmotivated, and that I made the right decision to leave.

I would love to hear more episodes on World Financial Group (WFG). Also would be good to hear an episode on Organo Gold, I don’t think this one’s been talked about yet :) Great work!

PS: The Scentsy episode #227 was hilarious!

reviewer2022g ,

Great info but let your guests speak

Robeeta, stop talking so much and let your guests speak. You don’t have to parrot everything they say with your own interpretation.

kadamsai ,

Listen don’t talk!

Stop telling your own stories! Majority of the episode is the host going on and on about herself and not letting the actual person being interviewed talk.

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