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Scientology 3rd Gen Nathan Rich Tells His Horror Story of Surviving Scientology

1:29:11 | Sep 28th, 2018

Nathan Rich was born into Scientology. He endured hell as a teenager at Scientology's infamous Mace-Kingsley Ranch. Nathan's life spiraled out of control and soon he was living on the streets as a drug addict. Nathan tells a riveting tale of how he s...Show More
Former Scientology Colombian and Los Angeles Org Staff Member Adrian Vanegas

1:22:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

Adrian Vanegas was 17 years old and had just graduated high school in his hometown of Bogota. Adrian recounts many interesting stories of his time on staff in Colombia and gives us a look into Scientology in Latin America. Adrian left Scientology in ...Show More
Scientology Meddles in Shastina Sandman's Congressional Primary Run

1:04:36 | Apr 14th, 2018

Shastina Sandman is running in the GOP primary to nominate the Republican candidate for Congress in the 48th District of California. As part of her platform, Shastina opposes the widespread psychiatric drugging of children. Upon learning of her posit...Show More
The Wasel-Augustine Scientology Refund-Repayment Fraud Survey

23:06 | Apr 14th, 2018

In this podcast Dr. Jeff Wasel and Jeffrey Augustine discuss the Scientology Refund-Repayment Fraud Survey. This survey represents the first ever formal attempt to quantify a specific institutional behavior of Scientology. In this instance, the legit...Show More
Mike Rinder, Church of Scientology's Former Spokesman On Fair Game & Season 3 of Aftermath

1:01:41 | Apr 5th, 2018

Mike talks about Scientology and the Aftermath‘s upcoming third season, which appears to be the reason for a new wave of Fair Game harassment from Scientology’s hired goons. Leah has observed Private investigators stalking her and following her. — At...Show More
Leah Remini on Scientology and the Aftermath, Fair Game, and the Aftermath Foundation

53:16 | Apr 5th, 2018

Leah Remini discusses her A&E show Scientology and the Aftermath, Scientology's Fair Game, the Aftermath Foundation, and other topics.
Katrina Reyes' Horror Story Part 3: Escape from the Church of Scientology

49:31 | Apr 4th, 2018

Katrina Reyes was eleven years old and living in poverty in Siberia, Russia when her mother joined the Church of Scientology. The Cult quickly exploited the mother and daughter and recruited them into it's notorious Sea Org. Katrina and her mother we...Show More
Keeping Up with Ron Miscavige (Father of Scientology Leader David Miscavige)

47:16 | Apr 4th, 2018

Ron Miscavige is a dynamo of energy and a busy man. A New York Times bestselling author for his book "Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me" Ron has just re-released his 1974 album he did with Polydor Records. Called "Timeless" the al...Show More
Church of Scientology - Katrina Reyes' Horror Story: Forced Into the Sea Org at Age 11 -- Part 2

58:42 | Apr 4th, 2018

Katerina was eleven years old and living in poverty in Siberia, Russia when her mother joined the Church of Scientology. The Cult quickly exploited the mother and daughter and recruited them into it's notorious Sea Org. Katrina and her mother were sh...Show More
Conversation with GOP Political Consultant Robbie Olson on Joy Villa & Scientology

51:54 | Apr 4th, 2018

GOP Political Consultant Robbie Olson and Jeffrey Augustine discuss Joy Villa's exploratory run for the US Congress. Robbie describes the way in which Joy represented herself as a Christian and how the Church of Scientology meddled in things.
Church of Scientology - Katrina Reyes' Horror Story: Forced Into the Sea Org at Age 11 -- Part 1

57:01 | Apr 4th, 2018

Katrina was eleven years old and living in poverty in Siberia, Russia when her mother joined the Church of Scientology. The Cult quickly exploited the mother and daughter and recruited them into it's notorious Sea Org. Katrina and her mother were shi...Show More
Scientology Sea Org Member Valeska Paris Reveals Sexual Abuse Covered Up by Church

52:40 | Apr 4th, 2018

Valeska Paris "joined" the Cadet Org of Scientology at six years of age. Her younger sister and brother were also dumped at the Cadet Org when their father joined the Sea Org. The Cadet Org was at Stonesland, a hellish old building in England. Malnou...Show More
Valeska Paris: Scientology Freewinds Ship ~~ Prisoner for 12 Years

1:02:35 | Apr 4th, 2018

Valeska Paris joined the Scientology Cadet Org at six years of age. She joined the Sea Org when she was 14 years old. As a teenager she was sent to Scientology's ship the Freewinds. Valeska discusses the surprise raid on the Freewinds by the French p...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 52 with Karen Schless Pressley

1:00:08 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Karen Schless Pressley is the former Commanding Officer of the Scientology Celebrity Centre. In this interview she discusses how she and her then husband -- the composers Peter Schless -- became Scientologists and later joined the Sea Org. Karen fasc...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 51 with Janis Grady

51:29 | Aug 11th, 2017

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard's Commodore's Messenger's Organization (CMO). Janis' mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who foun...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 50 with Janis Grady

44:00 | Aug 11th, 2017

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard's Commodore's Messenger's Organization (CMO). Janis' mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who foun...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 49 with Janis Grady

53:28 | Aug 11th, 2017

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard's Commodore's Messenger's Organization (CMO). Janis' mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who foun...Show More
Church of Scientology's Original Hubbard Messenger Janis Grady -- Part I of 3

0:00 | Aug 11th, 2017

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard's Commodore's Messenger's Organization (CMO). Janis served L. Ron Hubbard aboard his flagship Ap...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 48 with Jon Atack

1:02:48 | Aug 8th, 2017

Jon Atack & Jeffrey Augustine Discuss L. Ron Hubbard Jr., Captain Bill, and Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard Jr., or "Nibs" as he was called, was the #2 figure in Scientology from 1952-1959. Among his other duties, Nibs served as an Enforcer for his fathe...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 47 with Aaron Smith-Levin

54:01 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Aaron Smith-Levin and Jeffrey Augustine discuss Marty Rathbun's video series in which he uses lies, distortions, and falsehoods to attack those who speak out against Scientology. Marty has no credibility according to the Church of Scientology itself....Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 46 with John Atack

1:13:03 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Jon Atack, author Let's Sell These People a Piece of Blue Sky, one of the definitive books on Scientology, discusses L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. Jon Atack is also the author of "opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 45 with Brandon Reisdorf

1:12:49 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Brandon Reisdorf, a third generation, Scientologist talks about his experiences growing up in a Scientology family and his time on Staff at the San Diego Org. He also discusses the Church's ludicrous claims about the wild success Scientology Media Pr...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 44 with Steven Hassan

58:09 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Author Steven Hassan and Jeffrey Augustine discuss the Church of Scientology and leaving Scientology. Steven Hassan's website: https://freedomofmind.com/
Surviving Scientology Episode 43 with Ron Miscavige Sr.

57:09 | Feb 9th, 2017

Ron Miscavige Sr. discusses parts of his 26 years spent as a Sea Org member at Scientology's Gold Base in Riverside County, California.
Surviving Scientology Episode 42 with Ron Miscavige Sr.

50:23 | Dec 22nd, 2016

Ron Miscavige, father of Scientology leader David Miscavige, discusses his New York Times #1 bestselling book Ruthless, his escape from Scientology, Disconnection, and Fair Game. Be sure to watch Ron Miscavige's appearance on the A&E show "Leah Remin...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 41 with Dan Koon

48:05 | Sep 13th, 2016

Dan Koon ghost wrote Ron Miscavige Sr.'s book Ruthless. In this interview Dan discusses the writing and vetting process of the book and addresses criticisms. Dan also shares highlights of his 27 years in the Sea Org.
Surviving Scientology Episode 40 with Dan Koon

54:01 | Sep 4th, 2016

Former Sea Org member Dan Koon worked in the compilations unit of Scientology (RTRC) where Hubbard's writings were turned into official Scientology books, lectures, and publications. Many of these products were sold to Scientologists and the public a...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 39 with Mark Fisher

1:07:21 | Jul 6th, 2016

In this podcast Mark Fisher -- David Miscavige's former assistant for many years at the Corporate Liaison Office and later RTC -- discusses how L. Ron Hubbard never appointed David Miscavige as his Successor. Instead, Author Services Inc. was the pri...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 38 with Mike Rinder

1:03:35 | Jan 5th, 2016

Mike Rinder voices new anecdotes and looks ahead to 2016.It was interesting to digest the concept in law of "Libel proof." Their reputation is so bad, that they can't be libelled.It would be like ISIS complaining that we were disparaging them.Mike Ri...Show More
BBC Radio interviews Karen de la Carriere

21:12 | Dec 8th, 2015

Church of Scientology Public Relations lies again.Lies to the BBC that Hubbard never implemented punishments that were "too Gruesome"HCO Policy Letter of 5 January 1968, “Overfilled In-Basket, Bad News.” Hubbard said “MAKE THE PENALTIES FOR NON COMPL...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 37 with Jesse Prince

53:52 | Dec 7th, 2015

L Ron Hubbard never involved David Miscavige in anything technical or to do with counselling, Jesse discusses, yet Miscavige would up supervising "Tech delivery" to Lisa who then died in Church Custody, Jesse tells of how Scientology killed her in 17...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 36 with Bill Franks

1:15:21 | Nov 7th, 2015

Bill Franks shares a remarkable incident when L Ron Hubbard tells David Mayo and himself that people depart Scientology Inc because of upsets *NOT* because of transgressions or harmful acts "overts" which is absolutely backbone theory of all of Scien...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 35 with Aaron Smith-Levin

1:04:38 | Oct 5th, 2015

In a fascinating and wide raging interview with Jeffrey Augustine, former Sea Org member Aaron Smith-Levin discusses the topics of Scientology's controversial Freeloader bills, the Clear Cognition, and other topics.
Surviving Scientology Episode 34 with Bill Franks

49:07 | Sep 24th, 2015

Church of Scientology former Executive Director International Bill Franks discusses L. Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige.This is a knock out video with a lot of data never previously released.
Surviving Scientology Episode 33 with Jesse Prince

56:19 | Aug 3rd, 2015

Jesse Prince was in the Church of Scientology from 1976 to 1992. After extensive training at Scientology’s “Flag” spiritual headquarters in Cleawater, Florida, Jesse became a “Class IX” auditor. Jesse was then ordered by L. Ron Hubbard to report to S...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 32 with Aaron Smith-Levin

53:19 | Jul 19th, 2015

In Part 2, Aaron Smith-Levin continue his fascinating and wide ranging excursion into the world of Scientology from the eyes of a Sea Org member. Aaron opens by describing how he realized that the highly dysfunctional operating conditions of the six ...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 31 with Aaron Smith-Levin

59:07 | Jul 19th, 2015

Former Sea Org member Aaron Smith-Levin discussed growing up and coming of age in the Church of Scientology. He iwas a staff member at 12 years old. (The Cult has no problem hiring and using children. )Some highly inside factual information on the mo...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 30 with Jefferson Hawkins

48:50 | Jun 26th, 2015

Scientology Inc believes they are masters of "Ethics" and that they are highly moral.Former Church of Scientology Int'l executive Jefferson Hawkins discusses Scientology Ethics and his new book: Closing Minds: How Scientology's "Ethics Technology" is...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 29 with Marc Headley

1:14:43 | Apr 21st, 2015

Marc Headley discusses Scientology, the internet, and technology with your host Jeffrey Augustine. Marc Headley is the author of Blown For Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology.
Surviving Scientology Episode 28 with Mareka Brousseau

1:04:33 | Mar 19th, 2015

Third-generation Scientologist Mareka Brousseau discusses how she learned of her grandmother's suicide years after the event.
Surviving Scientology Episode 27 with Mike Rinder

42:25 | Jan 6th, 2015

Mike Rinder looks back on the Church of Scientology in 2014 and looks ahead to 2015. Topics includes the Church's serious legal problems in France and with Narconon. For example using Super Bowl for a PR image but in Reality, using freebies on Craig'...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 26 with Marc Headley

1:02:01 | Dec 15th, 2014

Former Sea Org member Marc Headley describes how he and a Danish film crew were ambushed at Int Base by Scientologists. This story was picked up by the International Business Times after Marc filmed the event with his phone and Tony Ortega published ...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 25 with Mike Rinder

46:21 | Oct 31st, 2014

Mike Rinder discusses current affairs, including the incident in which Marty Rathbun was accosted by senior Church of Scientology officials at LAX. Also discussed: The consolidation of LA Org, the decline of activity at Flag, and the Ideal Orgs. Take...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 24 with Claire Headley

34:24 | Oct 28th, 2014

Escape from a Cult is never easy.In the Cult of Scientology, it has been a practice of tracking down the escapee like a hounded animal and bringing them back to the campus. This is founded on fear of what the escapee will reveal of what goes in behin...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 23 with Maureen Bolstad

46:05 | Oct 1st, 2014

Former Sea Org member Maureen Bolstad describes her experienced the Church of Scientology's controversial Purification Rundown. A Medical Doctor signs off that the person can do the Purif, but then, Sea Org members or staff supervise it. .Purificatio...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 22 with Claire Headley

43:53 | Sep 15th, 2014

Claire Headley recounts events from her life as a senior Sea Org executive working in the Religious Technology Center (RTC). These events were stressful, abusive, and worsened by extreme sleep deprivation. This caused Claire to lose so much weight th...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 21 with Mark Fisher

1:03:14 | Sep 10th, 2014

Public money is used for espionage and blackmail.Tax exempt money used for *Religious infilatration*Ecclesiastical !Mark Fisher was a very high-ranking Sea Org member who served as David Miscavige's personal assistant. Mark had significant insider de...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 20 with Mark Fisher

1:04:24 | Aug 31st, 2014

Lots of previously undisclosed stories, Tom Cruise Stories.Hierarchy insider stories and always...continuing purges.Just another coup.Just another Purge.Just another bloodbath in the mentality of power and paranoid cosmicpsycho-politics in the "Churc...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 19 with Mark Fisher

55:20 | Aug 19th, 2014

Former Sea Org member Mark Fisher served as "Corporate Liason" a fictitious post or job to pretend separation of the the for-profit Author Services and the management of the Church.In Part one of this series, Mark talks about day to day operationsgiv...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 18 with Mike Rinder

34:49 | Aug 11th, 2014

Mike Rinder discusses the Scientology PR flack Sylvia Stanard's recent speech about Scientology at the Chataqua religious conclave. Stanard lied about Xenu, Disconnection, and other matters of substance. Stanard was evasive and refused to honestly an...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 17 with Mareka Brousseau

1:12:01 | Aug 5th, 2014

Mareka Brousseau was born a third generation Scientologist. She discusses her childhood and the harsh conditions in Sea Org nurseries. Mareka signed a Sea Org contract when she was nine years old. Mareka's mother and stepfather are Haydn and Lucy Jam...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 16 with Mat Pesch

57:17 | Jul 25th, 2014

Mat Pesch, 30 year veteran discusses working conditions at Scientology's Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. Topics include hard sales tactics used by the sales people to Scientology public, Listen to the Intelligence gathering done on a target to...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 15 with Mat Pesch

1:01:28 | Jul 21st, 2014

Mat Pesch describes his time in the Scientology Sea Org.
Surviving Scientology Episode 14 with Chuck Beatty

42:22 | Jul 12th, 2014

Published on Jul 11, 2014 Former Sea Org member Chuck Beatty and Jeffrey Augustine discuss a perennial debate: Did L. Ron Hubbard appoint David Miscavige his successor, or, did David Miscavige seize power? Chuck also discusses his experiences in A...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 13 with Marc Headley

1:02:16 | Jul 6th, 2014

Marc Headley describes more details of life at Scientology's Gold Base. Even though the wealth is obvious and there are multi-millions available to purchase those slick "Ideal Orgs" the food company Sysco was not paid for weeks so no food was availab...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 12 with Pete Griffiths

1:00:56 | Jun 30th, 2014

Pete Griffiths talks about his life in and out of Scientology Inc. How he was left with a 2000 British pound bill for an event and the subsequent events.Pete has been the target of obscene actions by office of special affairs, the intelligence divisi...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 11 with Steve Hall

1:10:18 | Jun 30th, 2014

The first and earliest site on the Web which was most ex-Religious Technology Center and ex Sea org vets that exposed the internal conduct and behavior of the Scientology Cult hierarchy (Gold Base/Int base) was the site created by Steve Hall.http://w...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 10 with Jackson Morehead

1:03:03 | Jun 19th, 2014

Gary "Jackson" Morehead is the former Security Chief of the Church of Scientology's secretive headquarters called Int Base (International Base). In Part 2, Jackson describes Life in a Cult ~~ Int Base. How Jackson almost killed a Private investigator...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 9 with Jackson Morehead

34:09 | Jun 14th, 2014

Gary "Jackson" Morehead is the former Security Chief of the Church of Scientology's secretive headquarters called Int Base (International Base). In this interview, Jackson clarifies certain misconceptions related to Int Base having to do with guns, a...Show More
Surviving Scientology Radio Episode 8 with Marc Headley

35:38 | Jun 8th, 2014

While Tom Cruise was being coached and trained to be a Scientology counselor, Marc Headley was selected to be his *guinea pig* as Marc calls it.In this episode Marc discusses his time with Tom and what the headquarters of Scientology did to pamper th...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 6 with Jefferson Hawkins

44:11 | May 24th, 2014

Jefferson Hawkins was THE Top Marketing Exec of the Church. He authored a completely engrossing and compelling book "Counterfeit Dreams" describes life at the hierarchy of Scientology Inc. 5x Assault and Battery from a "Global" ecclesiastical Leader....Show More
Marc Headley and Jeff Augustine Part 2 (Int Base Musical Chairs and more)

1:02:56 | May 24th, 2014

Mark Headley continues his discussion of Life at INT Base, the pinnacle of Scientology Inc. He describes the actual incident of "Int Base Musical Chairs" the most read thread of all time on Xenu.net capturing the *Scientology* world's attention. At l...Show More
Surviving Scientology Episode 5 with Marc Headley

1:01:28 | May 13th, 2014

Marc Headley grew up in the Church of Scientology. He joined the Sea Org when he was a young teenager. Marc became an executive in Golden Era Productions at Scientology International Base in San Jacinto, California. In his executive position, Marc ...Show More
April 28: Claire Headley Interview part 2 with your host Jeffrey Augustine

38:15 | May 8th, 2014

Program Summary: April 28: Claire Headley interview part 2 with your host Jeffrey Augustine     Claire Headley grew up in the Church of Scientology.   Claire rose to great prominence in the Church and became a senior executive in the Religious T...Show More
April 28: Claire Headley Interview with your host Jeffrey Augustine

38:10 | May 3rd, 2014

Program Summary: April 28: Claire Headley interview with your host Jeffrey Augustine     Claire Headley grew up in the Church of Scientology.   Claire rose to great prominence in the Church and became a senior executive in the Religious Technolo...Show More
Surviving Scientology Radio Episode 2 with Chris Shelton

26:40 | Apr 20th, 2014

Chris Shelton was a Sea Org member for many years. In Part 1, Chris gives a general overview of life in the Sea Org.
Surviving Scientology Radio Episode 1 with Mike Rinder

30:10 | Apr 17th, 2014

Mike Rinder and Jeffrey Augustine discuss Jillian Schlesinger, the recently leaked Church of Scientology 990-T tax filings with the IRS, and the disaster created by the Church of Scientology in South Africa. Jillian Schlesinger recently escaped from...Show More