S03E08 Child C

September 27, 2016

In this episode we interview Christopher Spry who was the fostered child of a Jehovah's Witness who was later dubbed the most evil woman in Britain by the national press. Eunice Spry tortured three of her foster children while simultaneously taking them to meetings and presenting herself as a good woman who was trying to purge the evil from her children.

This is a gripping interview from a kind gentle and wonderful survivor of the most horrific childhood.

Christopher's book "Child C" can be found here: http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Child-C/Christopher-Spry/9781847391896

We also talk to Ste about his Black Athiest group: http://www.meetup.com/London-Black-Atheists/

and his tour of the Natural History Museum: https://xjwmeetups.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/3nhmtour161112/

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S03E07 Shunning Lite Versus Full Fat Shun

September 18, 2016

In this episode we discuss the WTS video response to child abuse that is being played in Kingdom Halls this week. We also discuss the effect of the new shunning rules, how easy or difficult it may be to 'return to Jehovah', and whether it is worth it, in view of the new shunning rules.

 We also hear about Neil's most humiliating moment, and Bill's heart breaking effort to just hear his children's voices.

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S03E06 Hold the Front Page

August 18, 2016

In this episode Ste and Heather join me in interviewing Naomi Rowling, who recently raised the issue of shunning on the BBC Radio 2 programme The Jeremy Vine Show.

Naomi's Facebook page, which she created following the interest generated by her Radio 2 interview, is called 'Live Life, Be Free - Breaking the Chains'.

We also discuss how to get mainstream media interest in issues generated by the Jehovahs Witness religion, and the unprecedented level of control at 'public' conventions in 2016.

 

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S03E05 Saved by the ARC

August 1, 2016

In this episode we hear from some recent Jehovah's Witnesses who were woken up by listening to the Governing Body member, Geoffrey Jackson giving testimony under oath to the Australian Royal Commission.
We also hear some of the comments made by current Jehovah's Witnesses on social media as they experience cognitive dissonance.
If you want to contact the Charities Commission in the UK regarding abuse you may have suffered as a Jehovah's Witness, you can contact senior investigator, Jonathan Sanders directly on jonathan.sanders@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk

 

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S03E04 Democracy V Theocracy

July 19, 2016

In this episode we examine the Jehovahs Witness stance on voting and look at how damaging an apparently neutral stand can be to individuals within the organisation.
we also have a round up of the latest developments in court cases against Watchtower Society.

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SE03E03 Hearts and Bones

July 7, 2016

In this episode we talk to Ste Rikhardsson about his journey from the Purple Triangle to the Pink one, his activism, and the best chant at Gay Pride. We also talk to Heather Squad about what it is like being married to an ex Jehovahs Witness.

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JW Podcast S03E02 The Great Irish Apostacy

June 19, 2016

In which we discuss the most hilarious shunning story ever, the second Great Irish Apostacy, and we welcome Bill Hahn and Neil Gardener as cohosts for the second show in season 3.

Contact details for Jonathan Sanders at the Charities Commission in the UK is Jonathan.Sanders@charitycommission.gsi.gov.uk 

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The Bunker Videos

June 8, 2016

A brand new series where Ruben Ortiz, Betsy Jael and I discuss the exciting new announcements and videos from the Jehovahs Witness 2016 Conventions, in many cases before the Jehovahs Witnesses themselves have seen them!

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JW Podcast S02E11 - We Don’t Need No Education

February 22, 2016

The team at JW Podcast have united the hemispheres and battled one particularly pesky Skype demon in order to bring you Episode 11. Patricia, Lloyd, and guest host Gordon are joined by Pierre Burmester from Australia, creator of the All Along The Watchtower web series, for a panel discussion about the importance of education in the post-JW landscape. The team also listens to and discusses some excellent voicemails, and they discuss the Slippery Slope fallacy. 

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JW Podcast S02E10 - Anatomy of a Disfellowshipping

February 8, 2016

For the tenth episode of season 2, JW Podcast hosts Patricia, Lloyd, and Louise discuss the Jehovah’s Witness judicial process with special guest Gordon, aka Toledo Squad. Jehovah’s Witnesses insist that their disciplinary system is fair, loving, and reasonable, but Gordon’s riveting story reveals what all too often happens when elders decide that a member of their congregation needs “spiritual help.”

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