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Conspirituality

A weekly study of converging right-wing conspiracy theories and faux-progressive wellness utopianism. At best, the conspirituality movement attacks public health efforts in times of crisis. At worst, it fronts and recruits for the fever-dream of QAnon. As the alt-right and New Age horseshoe toward each other in a blur of disinformation, clear discourse and good intentions get smothered. Charismatic influencers exploit their followers by co-opting conspiracy theories on a spectrum of intensity ranging from vaccines to child trafficking. In the process, spiritual beliefs that have nurtured creativity and meaning are transforming into memes of a quickly-globalizing paranoia. Conspirituality Podcast attempts to bring understanding to this landscape. A journalist, a cult researcher, and a philosophical skeptic discuss the stories, cognitive dissonances, and cultic dynamics tearing through the yoga, wellness, and new spirituality worlds. Mainstream outlets have noticed the problem. We crowd-source, research, analyze, and dream answers to it.

Tracks

Bonus Sample: Swan Song Series 4 | Michelle Remembers: Context & History 08:02 08/08/2022
UNLOCKED: Swan Song Series 1 | Close to Home 82:52 08/06/2022
115: Controlling Women's Bodies "Naturally" (w/EJ Dickson) 56:37 08/04/2022
Bonus Sample: The Wellness Theory of Depression 08:03 08/01/2022
114: Guns, Germs & Fear (w/Alan Levinovitz) 90:32 07/28/2022
Bonus Sample: Listening to Teal Swan’s Mom and Dad 04:54 07/25/2022
113: A Course in Conspiracies (w/Sam Kestenbaum) 59:46 07/21/2022
Bonus Sample: Swan Song Series 2 | Teal Swan: Art and Artifice (w/Paola Marino) 04:25 07/18/2022
112: The Science Whisperer (w/Danielle Belardo) 95:18 07/14/2022
Bonus Sample: The Music of the Conspirituality Podcast 09:26 07/11/2022
111: Who's Afraid of Teal Swan (pt 2) (w/Jennings Brown) 108:52 07/07/2022
Bonus Sample: Swan Song Series: Close to Home 09:57 07/04/2022
110: Temple of the Gun 84:06 07/01/2022
The Chapels in Our Brains 09:42 06/27/2022
109. Who’s Afraid of Teal Swan? (w/ Jon Kasbe) 122:06 06/23/2022
Bonus Sample: Giving Up the Gun 07:31 06/20/2022
108: Downeast with Christiane Northrup (w/ Mooncat, Andy O’Brien, & Alyce Ornella) 98:38 06/16/2022
Bonus Sample: Julian Goes to Church 10:05 06/13/2022
107: An Open Letter to Aubrey Marcus 78:07 06/09/2022
Jordan Peterson, Derrick Jensen, and the Anti-Trans Laugh Emoji 10:17 06/06/2022
106: Conspiracy Dojo (w/Stephan Kesting) 66:48 06/02/2022
Bonus Sample: The Ruthless Sovereignty of Kelly Brogan 08:59 05/30/2022
105: TikTok, Cults, & Conspiracies (w/ Abbie Richards) 114:27 05/26/2022
Bonus Sample: Alt-Med Treadmill 08:43 05/23/2022
104: Leaving Ramtha's Ranch (w/Cortney & Shana) 86:42 05/19/2022
Bonus Sample: Yoga & the Body in Time (Pt 2) 08:52 05/16/2022
103: Roe Against the Machine (w/Kiera Butler) 43:20 05/12/2022
Bonus Sample: Yoga & the Body in Time (Pt 1) 08:47 05/09/2022
102: Conspirituality, Cancer, & Compassion (w/ Gavin Ryan) 59:51 05/05/2022
Bonus Sample: Cash Grab 08:57 05/02/2022