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How do we avoid being the subject of—and feeding the market for—trauma porn? If anyone knows, it’s India Oxenberg, who in less than two years (while under the unforgiving glare of a media firestorm) went from cult victim to survivor to anti-cult activist. Matthew sits down with her to discuss her recovery journey: learning to box, learning to love food, learning about “the strong yes” from her therapist. They also discuss the behind-the-scenes expertise that went into the documentary series India starred in and co-produced: Seduced.
In the Ticker, Derek wonders why wellness influencers are falling back on bad habits as the world reopens while Julian tracks how Bret Weinstein’s cries of censorship exponentially boost the exposure of his anti-vax, pro-Ivermectin science hipsterism.
36:20 Cultish Behavior
51:36 Interview w/India Oxenberg
All music by EarthRise SoundSystem
How Dangerous Is the Delta Variant, and Will It Cause a COVID Surge in the U.S.?
Sah D’Simone: Transmission Hotline
6 facts about economic inequality in the U.S.
The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down
With almost 50 million Americans traveling on July 4 weekend, you may need to pack your patience
Matthew’s Twitter thread on Bret Weinstein and his Patreon cashflow
Slavoj Zizek — Is Jordan Peterson the real Postmodernist?
SEDUCED: INSIDE THE NXIVM CULT
A Timeline of the Nxivm Sex Cult Case
Judge Says Allison Mack ‘Willingly Enslaved, Destabilized and Manipulated’ Women