November 16, 2022
This is a special collaboration between Cult Hackers and The World of Work Project, exploring cultic practices in the workplace. Stephen welcomes Jane Stewart and James Carrier to discuss where work and cults intersect, how employees can spot potential risks, how managers and leaders can avoid cultic practices and how society can spot cultic groups. Part 1 explores the specific areas of concern and interest including charismatic and transformational leadership, meaning and purpose through work and employee voice.
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November 5, 2022
Jolyn Armstrong is a certified trauma recovery coach and has an interesting personal perspective, having gone through the experience of a son becoming incarcerated for a serious crime and of overcoming her own religious trauma. During the conversation Celine and Stephen discuss the use of coaching in recovery, the difficulty of finding friends after leaving a cult and the similarities between incarceration and disfellowshipping for family members.
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October 29, 2022
Today Stephen briefly considers a week of hell, and then Cult Hackers revisits an episode from the archives exploring the supernatural, the Devil and the demons' interest in second-hand furniture. Celine and Stephen explore how upon leaving a religious Bible Cult long held beliefs about the spooky and supernatural are re-evaluated. There's also an example of a 'cold reading' from Derren Brown's book Tricks of The Mind
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Tricks of the Mind
- Publisher : Channel 4; Reprint edition (8 Oct. 2007)
- ISBN-10 : 1905026358
- ISBN-13 : 978-1905026357
October 22, 2022
Today Celine and Stephen explore a group they've not talked about before, Christian Science. Hilary Alexander was raised as a Christian Scientist and in this interview she talks about the process of leaving and making sense of the world afterwards. Christian Science – not to be confused with Scientology – is a religion that was started by Mary Baker Eddy in the late 19th century and as you’ll hear from Hilary has some pretty unusual beliefs that lead to some dangerous practices – perhaps the most important of these is the refusal by many adherents to use modern medicine or medical procedures.
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October 19, 2022
After leaving a cult or fundamentalist group with an all-encompassing belief system, it’s great fun to explore science and philosophy and it’s not long before the quantum world is likely to attract attention. Today Celine and Stephen have the company of a special guest to explore quantum physics and try to separate the science from the woo.
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Videos about quantum physics
The Double Slit Experiment
Apertures and Diffraction - Exploring Wave Motion
Quantum Physics Explained