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I'm Rachel Bernstein, LMFT. I've been working with victims of cults and emotional abusers for 27 years. Given the right set of circumstances, it's all too easy for anyone to fall prey to sociopaths and manipulators. I wanted to start a show that gives survivors a chance to tell their stories and for experts to teach us what they know. My goal for IndoctriNation is to empower our listeners to protect themselves and those they love from predators, toxic personalities, and destructive organizations.

I'm Rachel Bernstein, LMFT. I've been working with victims of cults and emotional abusers for 27 years. Given the right set of circumstances, it's all too easy for anyone to fall prey to sociopaths and manipulators. I wanted to start a show that gives survivors a chance to tell their stories and for experts to teach us what they know. My goal for IndoctriNation is to empower our listeners to protect themselves and those they love from predators, toxic personalities, and destructive organizations.
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I'm Rachel Bernstein, LMFT. I've been working with victims of cults and emotional abusers for 27 years. Given the right set of circumstances, it's all too easy for anyone to fall prey to sociopaths and manipulators. I wanted to start a show that gives survivors a chance to tell their stories and for experts to teach us what they know. My goal for IndoctriNation is to empower our listeners to protect themselves and those they love from predators, toxic personalities, and destructive organizations.

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818-324-2800


Episodes

Mind Control, Hypnosis, & Undue Influence w/ Professor Alan Scheflin - Episode 23

10/10/2018
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Subscribe at Patreon.com/IndoctriNation and send in your question for our upcoming call in show! -- Recorded at the International Cultic Studies Association conference in Philadelphia: Rachel sits with respected Professor Emeritus Alan Scheflin, a law and philosophy professor and an expert on hypnosis. An advocate for victims of government repression, Alan took on the world of cults when he saw the parallels with the ways power is abused, from the use of negative reinforcement to...

Duration:00:58:32

"They're Trying to Deprogram You!" w/ Robert & Alexandra Menna - Episode 22, Part 2

10/3/2018
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Check out our new intro video! https://youtube.com/watch?v=mqb6UVbMtK0 In part 2 of Rachel's chat with the Mennas, Robert discusses the intervention tactics used by family and friends to extricate her from Ramtha's School. Then, Alexandra describes how she resisted their interventions and how the cult brought her back into the fold through eight years of gaslighting and an unwanted pregnancy. Then, Rachel gets into how narcissists and sociopaths use the excuses of "character building" and...

Duration:01:09:05

Denying Your Intuition w/ Robert & Alexandra Menna - Episode 22, Part 1

9/26/2018
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In today's episode, Rachel chats with Alexandra and Robert Menna. Alexandra was ensnared into Ramtha's School of Enlightenment under the tutelage of the channeler JZ Knight. Her father, businessman and model Robert Menna, became determined to get her out. In part one, Alexandra and Robert discuss how she was brought into the cult under advice of his friend Bodhananda, and how she believed she was training to be a goddess. Then Rachel talks about One-On-One cults within cults, and how there...

Duration:00:59:23

The Mind Puppets of the Ascended Master w/ Joe Szimhart - Episode 21

9/19/2018
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In today's episode, Rachel sits with Joe Szimhart, mental health professional, cult information specialist, and artist based in Philadelphia for a lively free-wheeling discussion on how his brief time in the new age group Church Universal and Triumphant destroyed his first marriage as a young artist. Then: How he stumbled into the world of exit counseling and the techniques he uses, his experiences debunking channelers, psychics, ascended masters, and spirit mediums and why people want to...

Duration:00:49:13

Maybe Jesus Isn't Coming Back Next Tuesday w/ Andie Redwine - Episode 20

9/12/2018
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This week, Rachel speaks to Andie Redwine, writer, filmmaker, and mother of four adopted children. Born and raised in the Worldwide Church of God, an Apocalyptic Christian Cult run by a marketing expert turned "apostle" Herbert W. Armstrong. Armstrong warned that Jesus was coming back, and soon. Andie prides both her and her husband for getting away from their traumatizing pasts, reinventing themselves and building new families away from their childhoods. Plus: Rachel talks more about Dr....

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 3 - The Euphoria of Belief w/ James Underdown

5/2/2018
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Rachel sits with James Underdown, executive director of the Center of Inquiry LA, to talk skepticism, how people fall into dogmatic thinking, how he discovered atheism, and much more!

Duration:00:46:49

Episode 2 - The Secret Family History of L. Ron Hubbard w/ Jamie DeWolf

4/25/2018
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In today's episode, Rachel chats candidly with filmmaker, performance artist, and activist Jamie DeWolf about the dark legacy of his great grandfather, Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Patreon subscribers receive an additional segment with Jamie about L. Ron Hubbard's son, L Ron Jr. More Scientology episodes coming soon with ex-Scientologist Tory Christman, Jon Atack of the Open Minds Foundation, and Chris Shelton from Leah Remini: The Aftermath.

Duration:01:02:19

Episode 1 - Life After Jonestown w/ Patricia Ryan

4/18/2018
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in Episode 1 of IndoctriNation, Rachel speaks with Patricia Ryan, the former head of the Cult Awareness Network, on her life's work and the legacy of her father, Congressman Leo J. Ryan, who was murdered on a rescue mission in Jonestown.

Duration:00:52:52