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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    • 4.7, 698 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
698 Ratings

698 Ratings

flybai ,

Great podcast! PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR RESEARCH

While it’s super awful what she claims she went thru as a child she appears to be certifiable. She is outrageous and keenly award of her power. She is a narcissistic dangerous spiritual leader - actually a masterful puppeteer. She is a great at pulling at the strings of these people that are genuinely suffering and she should be stopped. Keep going with this!!!!! She needs to be exposed!! Please

spunkmyr ,

Great podcast!

The last interview was great! The part where she talks about seeing the blood flow around the body and how she can zoom in and see cells...haha. It’s insane!

Karen 1959 ,

Holy cult Batman

This podcast was quite scary. I loved it and screamed several times. This woman is delusional and narcissistic as hell. scary that people are blindly following her. Please do not listen to this woman. call the suicide hotline. Great podcast and well done!!

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