7 episodes

The Gateway is a six-part series about Teal Swan, a new brand of spiritual guru, who draws in followers with her hypnotic self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Some followers move to Teal’s healing center, a spiritual startup where they produce content and manage social media accounts. Teal insists her therapy saves lives, but her critics say Teal’s death-focused dogma is dangerous. Gizmodo reporter Jennings Brown traveled to rural Utah and to the forests of Costa Rica, with extensive access to Teal and her inner circle, to understand Teal's teachings and investigate the deaths of some of her followers.

The Gateway: Teal Swan Gizmodo

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The Gateway is a six-part series about Teal Swan, a new brand of spiritual guru, who draws in followers with her hypnotic self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Some followers move to Teal’s healing center, a spiritual startup where they produce content and manage social media accounts. Teal insists her therapy saves lives, but her critics say Teal’s death-focused dogma is dangerous. Gizmodo reporter Jennings Brown traveled to rural Utah and to the forests of Costa Rica, with extensive access to Teal and her inner circle, to understand Teal's teachings and investigate the deaths of some of her followers.

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Pattyroy ,

Love it!

Very interesting!

ErcMan013 ,

Amazing

A shocking show about the cult of personality that I’m glad I listened to before the ONRAC episode on Teal Swan.

Piinkbeaar ,

Loved it

I also binged this entire podcast in one day. I am SO GLAD someone dug deeper into this topic. This woman is extremely dangerous, and this really exposes how contradictory the things she says are. If you know all and see all, apparently you can’t be wrong 🙄😒

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