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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
87: The Aubrey Marcus Spectacle January 20, 2022 Episode artwork Special Drop: Red-pilled Poet, Charles EisensteinJanuary 18, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Science Is Not a ReligionJanuary 17, 2022 Episode artwork 86: Charles Eisenstein, New Age QJanuary 13, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Red-pilled Poet, Charles EisensteinJanuary 10, 2022 Episode artwork 85: Gaia Buys Yoga International, Stocks Rise on UranusJanuary 06, 2022 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: The Inventor of Yoga Teacher Training Was a Rapist Obsessed with UFOsJanuary 03, 2022 Episode artwork 84: Red State Christians (w/Angela Denker)December 30, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: The Language of Conspiritualist MerchantsDecember 27, 2021 Episode artwork 83: Climate Solstice (w/George Monbiot)December 23, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: The Middle CircleDecember 20, 2021 Episode artwork 82: Steve Bannon, Mystic (w/Benjamin Teitelbaum)December 16, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Not All Conspiritualities Are the SameDecember 13, 2021 Episode artwork 81: Praying for Fire (w/Sean Prophet)December 09, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Spiritual ConsumerismDecember 06, 2021 Episode artwork 80: Lights, Camera, Yoga (w/Jill Miller)December 02, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Did We Choose to Be the Good Ones?November 29, 2021 Episode artwork 79: Anti-Hate Work in Canada (w/Dan Collen, Elizabeth Simons, & Morgan Yew)November 24, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Sam Harris: High-Brow Secular ConspiritualistNovember 22, 2021 Episode artwork 78: Society of the ConspiracyNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Privilege in Wellness SpacesNovember 15, 2021 Episode artwork 77: A Homeopathy Episode So Potent You Can’t Hear It (w/Jonathan Jarry)November 11, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: Rational Emotions & Poetic ScienceNovember 08, 2021 Episode artwork 76: A Field Guide to White Supremacy (w/ Kathleen Belew)November 04, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus Sample: My Religious Attitude Toward ScienceNovember 01, 2021 Episode artwork