Blooped
008 Escpacing Utopia with Karla McLaren

008 Escpacing Utopia with Karla McLaren

March 26, 2021

In this episode, Karla McLaren, M.Ed., award winning author, social scientist and co-author (with Janja Lalich) of Escaping Utopia, talks about how cults are created, why people join cults and how we can help loved ones break free. 

 

 

007 Embodying Freedom: Mimi’s Story

007 Embodying Freedom: Mimi’s Story

September 28, 2020

As a teen, Mimi blooped from the drug and alcohol induced environment of her mother’s upbringing and overcame nearly 10 years of continual sexual abuse by a family friend.

In this episode, hear how Mimi broke free and embodied lasting freedom.

This is her story.

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006 End of Times or Religious Manipulation?

006 End of Times or Religious Manipulation?

August 25, 2020

Amy was born to teen parents who joined a cult-like Christian sect when she was a baby.  Growing up restricted from music and pop-culture made it difficult to fit in outside the church. Fitting in within the church was just as difficult. However, the fear of leaving, and what might happen if she did, kept her believing the oppressive "rapture" narrative--until things just didn't make sense anymore.

This is her story. 

 

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005 From Russia to America with Love. Maria’s Story.

005 From Russia to America with Love. Maria’s Story.

August 10, 2020
After suffering religious persecution under an oppressive Russian regime in the early 80's, Maria's family decided it was time to pursue the journey to freedom and move to America. 
 
On the day of her departure, she also found out a long held family secret. Maria was jewish.  In Russia, being jewish meant that you were subjected 
to various forms of oppression that included being silent about their faith, not practicing rituals or celebrating holidays, and at its worst being kidnapped and disappearing without a trace. 
 
For Maria, her family is one of the fortunate ones. 
 
This is her story. 
004 Children of God Cult Survivor. Monique’s Story.

004 Children of God Cult Survivor. Monique’s Story.

July 23, 2020

In this Episode

Born in 1975 into the Children of God cult, Monique is the eldest of 13 siblings, child labor in the form of begging on the streets, public performances & hard labor, she lived a transient life, traveling the world inside the international cult. Backsliding at 19 years old, with her 2 week old baby girl, she received her GED and started on an education path immediately. Being able to access therapy programs and self-care, she successfully completed a 17 year career in the biopharmaceutical industry. In 2014, Monique began launching entrepreneurial businesses and philanthropic programs as a Thriver, seeking to assist others on their own path out of exploitation, human trafficking and cults. 

 

This is her story.

003 From Jehovah’s Witness to Dominatrix. Dana’s Story

003 From Jehovah’s Witness to Dominatrix. Dana’s Story

June 1, 2020

In This Episode

From being controlled to the one in control, Dana leaves behind the dogma of Jehovah’s Witness to join the world of Dominatrix.  Growing up with a devout father, she was forced to hide her true self until age 18 when she finally blooped. Only then was she able to create her own life in a brand-new world.

This is her story. 

 

 

 

002 Uncontrollable: Vanessa’s Story

002 Uncontrollable: Vanessa’s Story

March 19, 2020

In This Episode

Hi. I'm Vanessa, the host of Blooped.  This is my personal story of growing up in the Hare Krishna movement.  I share my timeline from 4 years old till 12 years old when I was finally able to escape.  Hear what finally made me leave and how I was able to start over. 

This is my story. 

001 A 5 Minute Intro

001 A 5 Minute Intro

March 19, 2020

In This Episode

Learn the meaning of the world "Blooped" and a brief history of what inspired the podcast. 

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About Blooped

Ever wonder why people join cults?  Find out why and what it takes to break free. Featuring stories from cult survivors, ex-leaders and conversations with experts in cult psychology. Hosted by Vanessa Elle Wilde, a survivor of the Hare Krishna cult.   

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