November 18, 2017

S05E05 Not Ready to Make Nice

In this episode we interview a lawyer in Australia who specialises in obtanining justice for abuse victims in religions including Jehovahs Witnesses, and explains the process involved in taking the Watchtower Society to court.
If you live in Australia you will find out who to phone or email and the process involved in bringing a civil case against Watchtower Society. If you do not live in Australia, all the principles are the same and we would URGE you to contact a good solicitor, and to contact the police.
You deserve justice, and we are NOT ready to make nice.

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Listen to the latest Podcast where Neil and I engage in some witty banter while discussing the class action in Canada, the loving blessing from Jehovah of the simplified version of the Watchtower and what that might look like. We also touch on some exciting activism Neil will be participating in at Warwick.

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October 24, 2017

S05E03 Rupunzels Awake

Listen to the fascinating story of Rachel, the only activist in New Zealand.
Find out how she woke up, and how she made a complicated system in her skirt for hiding leaflets and distributing them at a convention. Also how she turned her car into a mobile billboard and how Jehovahs Witnesses still failed to identify her as an apostate!
This gentle humourous incredibly brave woman shares her story to myself and Lara Kaput in our 'Antipodean Series' of JWPodcast.

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Listen to all the latest news; from Canada where the very first class action against Watchtower Society has been filed, and from Australia where the Australian Royal Commission has made its mark on changes in the law which will compel Jehovahs Witnesses to comply at last with child safeguarding legislation.
We also discuss to weak response from Watchtower in the form of an elders letter dealinging with how to handle child abuse cases.

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In this second episode of season 4, Louise, Bill, and Jaymes interview Jon Atack, the published author who wrote A Piece of Blue Sky and Opening Minds. Jon was a Scientologist, and so the gang takes a look at the parallels between the Jehovah's Witnesses and Scientology with Jaymes reading a 3 minute elevator pitch on what Jehovah's Witnesses believe. The team also takes a look at Russia's decision to ban Jehovah's Witnesses, which sparks a debate on whether the government is wrong or right in taking this action. Jaymes also announces a new website, JWSoapbox.com, and tells Louise what colour stockings she should wear to a party she's about to go to. All in all, a fun show!

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Jaymes, Louise and Lloyd are back to launch the brand new season of JW Podcast! In this season opener, the team take a look at the Australian Royal Commission, March 2017's JW Broadcasting Show, and delve deep into the 2017 Yearbook. 

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In this episode listen to John Redwood tell you what happened from right inside the court room in the Fessler v Watchtower Society case. John took extensive notes and recordings and was able to interview the jury after the case settled.
This was only the second jury trial against Watchtower, and the whole 5 days were a damning indictment on the policies and procedures of Watchtower society, with two whole days dedicated to arguing about whether elders were 'ministers' or not. John tells us the surprising outcome along with other fascinating details about how Watchtower try to stall and obfuscate in child abuse cases.

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Listen to Bill, Neil and I duscuss the end of year figures from the year book, and find out if the Jehovahs Witnesses are increasing or decreasing. We also discuss the strange situation of the Faithful and Discreet Slave who partake of the emblems each year, and how this is figures rises inexplicably every year.

Bill also explains the detective work he has been doing to find out where all the money goes that is donated to WTS in Australia and why he thinks the WTS may not be making plans to satisfy the AUS$200 million + reparation bill any time soon.

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Listen to the absolutely fascinating interview with Howie Rutledge Tran, who served as a Personal Assistant to several members of the Governing Body at Brooklyn Bethel for 11 years.
As well as personal insights about the behaviour and perculiarities of members of the Governing Body and the Bethel family, Howie relates how 'new light' was created.
Howie also relates his own heartbreaking personal journey, and how he fought for over a decade to deny who he was, before finding freedom, at a great cost.
If you don't listen to any other JWPodcast, listen to this one.

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December 25, 2016

S03E13 Christmas Special 2016

Happy Christmas to all our listeners. Thank you so much for being there. Without you, the Podcast is nothing. Love from the whole team: Bill Hahn, Neil Gardener, Betsy Jael, Ruben Ortiz, Heather Squad and Ste Rikhardsson and Louise Goode.

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