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Conspirituality

Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker

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.
Episodes
Bonus Sample: Swan Song Series 4 | Michelle Remembers: Context & HistoryAugust 08, 2022 Episode artwork UNLOCKED: Swan Song Series 1 | Close to HomeAugust 06, 2022 Episode artwork 115: Controlling Women's Bodies "Naturally" (w/EJ Dickson)August 04, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: The Wellness Theory of DepressionAugust 01, 2022 Episode artwork 114: Guns, Germs & Fear (w/Alan Levinovitz)July 28, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Listening to Teal Swan’s Mom and DadJuly 25, 2022 Episode artwork 113: A Course in Conspiracies (w/Sam Kestenbaum)July 21, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Swan Song Series 2 | Teal Swan: Art and Artifice (w/Paola Marino)July 18, 2022 Episode artwork 112: The Science Whisperer (w/Danielle Belardo)July 14, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: The Music of the Conspirituality PodcastJuly 11, 2022 Episode artwork 111: Who's Afraid of Teal Swan (pt 2) (w/Jennings Brown)July 07, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Swan Song Series: Close to HomeJuly 04, 2022 Episode artwork 110: Temple of the GunJune 30, 2022 Episode artwork The Chapels in Our BrainsJune 27, 2022 Episode artwork 109. Who’s Afraid of Teal Swan? (w/ Jon Kasbe)June 23, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Giving Up the GunJune 20, 2022 Episode artwork 108: Downeast with Christiane Northrup (w/ Mooncat, Andy O’Brien, & Alyce Ornella)June 16, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Julian Goes to ChurchJune 13, 2022 Episode artwork 107: An Open Letter to Aubrey MarcusJune 09, 2022 Episode artwork Jordan Peterson, Derrick Jensen, and the Anti-Trans Laugh EmojiJune 06, 2022 Episode artwork 106: Conspiracy Dojo (w/Stephan Kesting)June 02, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: The Ruthless Sovereignty of Kelly BroganMay 30, 2022 Episode artwork 105: TikTok, Cults, & Conspiracies (w/ Abbie Richards)May 26, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Alt-Med TreadmillMay 23, 2022 Episode artwork 104: Leaving Ramtha's Ranch (w/Cortney & Shana)May 19, 2022 Episode artwork