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  • Summary

  • When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.
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Episodes
3 of 9 episodes
  • Cult Buster | 8 (Ad-free)

    Aug 05, 2020
    Matt Stroud speaks with cult expert Rick Ross about his controversial “cult busting” career and how it led to his involvement in the James Arthur Ray case.
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    32 mins
  • Seeking Safe Self-Help | 7 (Ad-free)

    Jul 29, 2020
    Matt Stroud, Ginny Brown and Laura Tucker sit down with Laura Beil, host of Dr. Death and Bad Batch, for a live Q&A at the GURU virtual listening premiere.
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    37 mins
  • The Business of Redemption | 6 (Ad-free)

    Jul 22, 2020
    Ginny gets an unwelcome interruption before Thanksgiving. And a fan of James Ray’s faces a stark choice. 
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    31 mins

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Well written and a cautionary tale about how easily we are able to blindly follow someone.