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Narcissists are everywhere and these days it seems like everyone has at least one in their lives! Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a licensed clinical psychologist, will help you spot red flags and heal from the narcissist in your life. Every Thursday, we will hear first-hand accounts from people who know this territory the best, the survivors. 

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Narcissists are everywhere and these days it seems like everyone has at least one in their lives! Dr. Ramani Durvasula, a licensed clinical psychologist, will help you spot red flags and heal from the narcissist in your life. Every Thursday, we will hear first-hand accounts from people who know this territory the best, the survivors. 

    No Such Thing as a Good Cult w/ Mark Vicente pt. 2

    No Such Thing as a Good Cult w/ Mark Vicente pt. 2

    As we dive into part 2 of Mark Vicente's experience in the NXIVM cult, we go even deeper and discuss the root of the problem, Keith Raniere and executive team, who aided and abetted his actions of abuse. Mark talks about victim blaming, and points out that what happened to him could really happen to anyone. Mark breaks down his emotional journey after finding out and then accepting the truth about Raniere's abuse. With the justice system being flawed, we witness the rare occasion where the abuser receives a deserving sentence.

    Host Information: 

    Instagram: Dr Ramani's IG - @doctorramani

    Facebook: Dr Ramani's FB - @doctorramani

    Twitter: Dr Ramani's TW - @DoctorRamani 

    YouTube: Dr. Ramani’s YT - DoctorRamani

    Guest Information: 

    Instagram: Mark Vicente’s IG - @markvicente

    Twitter: Mark Vicente’s TW - @markvicente 

    #NavigatingNarcissism

    I want to hear from you, too. 

    Have a toxic topic you want me to explore or have a question for me? Email me at askdrramani@redtabletalk.com  

    I just might answer you questions on air. 

    This podcast should not be used as a substitute for medical or mental health advice. Individuals are advised to seek independent medical advice, counseling, and/or therapy from a health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issue, or health inquiry, including matters discussed on this podcast.
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    • 54 min
    Introducing: Let’s Red Table That

    Introducing: Let’s Red Table That

    Hi, Navigating Narcissism fans! Let’s Red Table That is the new, official Red Table Talk fan rewatch podcast! Your hosts Cara Pressley and Tracy T. Rowe are welcoming fellow RTT fans to their virtual red table, where they’ll be breaking down the latest RTT episodes and adding their own hot takes. New episodes are airing every Thursday.

    Listen here and subscribe to Let’s Red Table That on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!
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    No Such Thing as a Good Cult w/ Mark Vicente Part 1

    No Such Thing as a Good Cult w/ Mark Vicente Part 1

    Pyramid schemes, sex trafficking operations and cults, oh my! Mark Vicente, an award-winning director who was part of the NXIVM cult, became one of its whistleblowers and has vowed to continue to shed light into the atrocities that happened within the confines of Keith Raniere. Mark reveals how he was manipulated and coerced into joining NXIVM, and how Raniere and other senior members gaslit its female members and ran an underground sex trafficking rink. In part 1 of 2 of this episode, Mark explains how anyone can get wrapped up into a situation like this and why it took him so long to see how much of a narcissist Raniere really was.

    Host Information: 

    Instagram: Dr Ramani's IG - @doctorramani

    Facebook: Dr Ramani's FB - @doctorramani

    Twitter: Dr Ramani's TW - @DoctorRamani 

    YouTube: Dr. Ramani’s YT - DoctorRamani

    Guest Information: 

    Instagram: Mark Vicente’s IG - @markvicente

    Twitter: Mark Vicente’s TW - @markvicente 

    #NavigatingNarcissism

    I want to hear from you, too. 

    Have a toxic topic you want me to explore or have a question for me? Email me at askdrramani@redtabletalk.com  

    I just might answer you questions on air. 

    This podcast should not be used as a substitute for medical or mental health advice. Individuals are advised to seek independent medical advice, counseling, and/or therapy from a health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issue, or health inquiry, including matters discussed on this podcast.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 54 min
    Navigating a Narcissist in the Work Place at WeWork with Ugo Mbawuike

    Navigating a Narcissist in the Work Place at WeWork with Ugo Mbawuike

    Ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann built a company culture that drew employees in a relationship with their workplace that they loved - but that many on the inside and outside clearly saw as - narcissistic. As one of the top community managers at WeWork, Ugo Mbawuike had a front row seat to the rise and demise of the co-working tech unicorn that was supposed to transform the corporate office as we know it. From the love bombing of perks and community, to the future faking of Adam’s grand vision, and the gaslighting of the company’s subsequent financial problems, we look at Ugo’s experience through a narcissistic framework to recognize red flags of a employer.

    #NavigatingNarcissism

    I want to hear from you, too. 

    Have a toxic topic you want me to explore or have a question for me? Email me at askdrramani@redtabletalk.com  

    I just might answer you questions on air. 

    This podcast should not be used as a substitute for medical or mental health advice. Individuals are advised to seek independent medical advice, counseling, and/or therapy from a health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issue, or health inquiry, including matters discussed on this podcast.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Love Bombed by the Tinder Swindler w/ Ayleen Charlotte

    Love Bombed by the Tinder Swindler w/ Ayleen Charlotte

    Ayleen Charlotte was looking for love in all the usual places: online. Tinder to be exact. When she started her relationship with con man, Simon Leviev, it was just like a fairytale, filled with love, gifts, and a very handsome boyfriend who doted on her. Everything took a turn when she found Simon on her Instagram feed labeled as the Tinder Swindler. The man she thought she knew and loved, has reportedly swindled about $10 million from victims across Europe. In this episode we learn about love bombing, manipulation and empathy; and what Ayleen did to get back at the man that stole so much from her. 

    Host Information: 

    Instagram: Dr Ramani's IG - @doctorramani

    Facebook: Dr Ramani's FB - @doctorramani

    Twitter: Dr Ramani's TW - @DoctorRamani 

    YouTube: Dr. Ramani’s YT - DoctorRamani

    Guest Information: 

    Instagram: Ayleen’s IG - @ayleencharlott

    Stronger Together Bracelets 

    #NavigatingNarcissism

    I want to hear from you, too. 

    Have a toxic topic you want me to explore or have a question for me? Email me at askdrramani@redtabletalk.com  

    I just might answer you questions on air. 

    This podcast should not be used as a substitute for medical or mental health advice. Individuals are advised to seek independent medical advice, counseling, and/or therapy from a health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issue, or health inquiry, including matters discussed on this podcast.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    Married to a Narcissist with Tina Swithin

    Married to a Narcissist with Tina Swithin

    Tina Swithin's relationship with her ex-husband started off in a whirlwind romance that ended with a fantasy wedding in Hawaii. The author of Divorcing a Narcissist: One Mom's Battle, thought she was in an intense, love-filled, and passionate relationship, but it was actually abusive. Find out how Tina was able to overcome this post-separation narcissistic abuse and eventually help other survivors in similar situations.

    #NavigatingNarcissism

    Host Information: 

    Instagram: Dr Ramani's IG - @doctorramani

    Facebook: Dr Ramani's FB - @doctorramani

    Twitter: Dr Ramani's TW - @DoctorRamani 

    YouTube: Dr. Ramani’s YT - DoctorRamani

     

    Guest Information: 

    Instagram: Tina’s IG - @onemomsbattle

    Twitter: Tina’s Twitter - @tinaswithin 

    One Mom’s Battle - Divorce Coaching

    Have a toxic topic you want me to explore or have a question for me? Email me at askdrramani@redtabletalk.com  - I just might answer you questions on air. 

    This podcast should not be used as a substitute for medical or mental health advice. Individuals are advised to seek independent medical advice, counseling, and/or therapy from a health care professional with respect to any medical condition, mental health issue, or health inquiry, including matters discussed on this podcast.

    Navigating Narcissism is produced by Red Table Talk Podcasts. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jada Pinkett-Smith, Fallon Jethroe, Ellen Rakieten, and Dr. Ramani Durvasula. Also, PRODUCER: Matthew Jones, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Mara De La Rosa. EDITORS AND AUDIO MIXERS: Devin Donaghy and Calvin Bailiff. 
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
551 Ratings

551 Ratings

CoraCane ,

Jada Pinkett Smith; Producer??

I love Dr.Ramani and this show is so well done that I can’t wait for the next episode.

The Narcissist is so inescapable that Jada Pinkett Smith is mentioned as a Producer at the end of each episode. Yes, the Narcissist seems to be in the position to conduct. Arg! Conflicting, for sure.

MJ👏 ,

Amazing!!!

Dr. Ramani has saved my sanity!! Discovering the abuse I have endured has been a game changer!! She is absolutely amazing!!!

Joribund ,

Enablers

I love this episode because it highlights the damage done by enablers. For me, I continue to be blamed by any stranger for cutting off contact with my mom. “How could you be so hard hearted?” The things she did to me would turn their blood to ice. But so much so that they wouldn’t want to believe them anyway. And with my divorce, I still want to attend church. Yet I’m the one who’s shamed for leaving my husband. It is the most maddening part of narcissistic abuse.

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