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Conspirituality

Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker

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A weekly study of converging right-wing conspiracy theories and faux-progressive wellness utopianism. At best, the conspirituality movement attacks public health efforts in times of crisis. At worst, it fronts and recruits for the fever-dream of QAnon. As the alt-right and New Age horseshoe toward each other in a blur of disinformation, clear discourse and good intentions get smothered. Charismatic influencers exploit their followers by co-opting conspiracy theories on a spectrum of intensit ...
 
FBY explores the intersections of Mind-Body Practice, Science and Psychology. This is the podcast arm of the FreedombecomesYou.com website, which hosts all the interviews, videos, and articles.... I also share audio content here related to my YogaTeacherGradSchool.com website! Theme music is by JesseBlakeMusic.com —he is amazing... Go see!
 
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How did the MAGA and the wellness worlds begin to collide? The pandemic and Trumpism have a lot to do with it. Co-hosts of the podcast Conspirituality Derek Beres and Julian Walker join Francesca to explain the similarities between fascism and some new age spiritual and health communities. They're obsessed with individuality, freedom, gender norms,…
 
Eastern State Penitentiary has a rich and fascinating history. Built in the 1820s as a place to reform criminals, it saw an increase in violence over the decades before finally closing in 1971 as a working prison. It now operates as a history museum. Among the more notorious inmates was Willie Sutton, who was involved in the most famous escape in t…
 
When we left our Austin conspirituality heroes in the last episode, Charles Eisenstein, New Age Q, was locking in his position as the philosopher—or jester—in the court of Aubrey Marcus. But what of this court? Matthew’s scene by scene analysis of some prime Marcus marketing porn will give us some clues. The video in question is for Marcus’s life-c…
 
Jim and Matt break down everything you need to know ahead of UFC 270 this Saturday! First, the UFC Heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, joins the show ahead of his main event fight against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. He shares why he's glad people are coming to conclusions after watching leaked sparring footage between him and opponent Ciryl Gane, sha…
 
Charles Eistenstein has had quite the pandemic. Essays read by millions, retweeted by Jack Dorsey, quoted by Ivanka Trump, held up as the poet philosopher of conspirituality—hell, he’s even been on the podcast! Given the response to this bonus episode, we've decided to release it into the wild as an important companion to Conspirituality 86. Julian…
 
Jim and Matt are ready to talk about the first UFC event of the year on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered! First, Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Gerald McCoy makes his UFC Unfiltered debut. Before Matt and Gerald bond over Hugh Jackman's only flaw as Wolverine, he shares how impressed he is with fighters like Michael Chandler and Dominick Cruz …
 
In 2017, Charles Eisenstein addressed the SAND (Science And Non-Duality) Conference on our "obsession with measurement." A clip of that talk, published in 2019, put forward the question Is Science a Religion? Charles answered yes, offering a number of supposed parallels. Only—most of them don't hold water. Derek responds to his talk, breaking down …
 
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Up to this point, we’ve understood Charles Eisenstein as the poet-philosopher of conspirituality, lending his Burning Man ritual workshop chops to the antivax faux-freedom movement. Out of deference to his apparent sensitivity and respectable writing skills, we’ve given him the benefit of the doubt—we even invited him on this show for two episodes …
 
Elizabeth Bigley - better known as Cassie Chadwick - might be the most successful confidence artist in American history that you've never heard of. She swindled her way across the eastern United States during the height of the Gilded Age, committing fraud at every opportunity. In her greatest con, she posed as the illegitimate daughter of robber ba…
 
On today's episode of UFC Unfiltered, Jim and Matt are joined by both main event fighters for this Saturday's event, UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chikadze! First, Calvin Kattar joins the show. He tries to convince Matt to come golfing with him and fellow UFC fighter Rob Font, shares how he bounced back from his loss to Max Holloway last year, and sha…
 
Jim and Matt are starting off this week strong with American Top Team boxing coach Dyah Davis and comedian Brian Simpson! Coach Dyah Davis calls in first to discuss the latest developments on a potential matchup between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz, how his Olympic gold medalist father, Howard Davis Jr., taught him how to box and coach, and shares …
 
Charles Eistenstein has had quite the pandemic. Essays read by millions, retweeted by Jack Dorsey, quoted by Ivanka Trump, held up as the poet philosopher of conspirituality—hell, he’s even been on the podcast! Julian tracks the transformative arc of malformed ideas garnished with spiritualized language that has made Eisenstein the romantic mascot …
 
Democrats concede nothing without a demand. Political strategist Alicia Garza joins Francesca to discuss how social movements need to rethink their relationship to the Democratic Party. Plus one year after the Capitol riots, what’s been done to root out white supremacist extremism? Can it actually be done by the likes of the FBI and the Department …
 
On the day after the Winter Solstice, as the world tucked in for an Omicron staycation, a news flash came over the wire. Yoga International—one of the largest yoga media companies in the world—had been acquired by Gaia—one of the largest pseudoscience, pseudointellectual, conspiracy theory platforms in the world. While the CEO of Yoga International…
 
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In July of 1908, the bludgeoned body of a young woman named Hazel Drew was found floating in a pond in Sand Lake, New York. In the following weeks investigators would be flummoxed by the mystery of not only her who Hazel's killer was, but why she had decided to travel to the rural location fashionably dressed and alone. This is the real-life crime …
 
How did QAnon get laundered into the wellness world? Julian Walker (Conspirituality podcast) and Francesca discuss "Pastel QAnon" and the difference between conspiracies and conspiracy theories. Plus, how you pull someone back from the brink of cults and anti-vax rabbit holes? Julian explains to he did it. Become a patron for a special RSS feed to …
 
It's the first episode of 2022 -- and Jim and Matt are starting off with a bang! First, Carla Esparza makes her UFC Unfiltered debut. She discusses Dana White's recent announcement that she will be the next UFC Strawweight to face Rose Namajunas for the belt, her reaction to a match-ending cut on her face that occurred during her grappling exhibiti…
 
In 1969, Swami Vishnudevananda pioneered what has become a life transition ritual for the GenX and Millennial precariat: the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Programme. He was a cult leader rapist who thought yoga would help the world understand messages sent by UFOs. Not exactly confidence-inspiring. Not every YTT programme is bad—today's bonus host Ma…
 
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Trump's latest comments about American Jews being disloyal to Israel REEKS of real anti-semitism. He also claims that Israel used to own Congress and, thanks to Obama, no longer does. What? Matt Lieb and Arun Gupta try to make sense of Trump's unique brand of anti-Semitic hate while still claiming Israel is the best country. SUPPORT THE SHOW, BECOM…
 
Derek investigates the origins of language through thinkers like David Crystal, Michael Corballis, and others, to investigate how two popular figures—Deepak Chopra and Rick Warren—sell their spiritual wares. Their patterns reveal the model many conspiritualist influencers use today.By Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker
 
2021 is ending nearly as bizarre as it began. This time it’s the Covid denialist Donald Trump embracing the vaccine and speaking… science? Journalist Arun Gupta and comedian Matt Lieb join Francesca to discuss this heel turn. Plus, the anti-apartheid legacy of Desmond Tutu and Christmas Eve got saucy between President Biden and one Oregonian father…
 
The global pandemic response is a microcosm of the global climate collapse response. In both we get to see what’s really under the hood when the pressure is on. In the face of endless and relentless odds and near-constant demoralization, what stories do we turn to, what bonds do we form, and who do they help? Climate journalist emeritus George Monb…
 
Here's part two of Jim and Matt's final show of 2021, where they invited pals of the show to pick their favorite moments of UFC action from the past year. Brendan Fitzgerald kicks off the show to make his pick for 'UFC Knockout of the Year.' He also discusses Derrick Lewis setting the record for most knockouts in the UFC, what it's like to be a com…
 
In April of 1830, Joseph White, an aged, wealthy and despised resident of Salem, Massachusetts was discovered murdered in his bedroom by servants. The city - still suffering from the stigma of the Salem Witch trials 140 years earlier - brought in famed orator and lawyer Daniel Webster to prosecute the men who were suspected of conspiring to kill Wh…
 
Jim and Matt are inviting pals of the show for the final two episodes of 2021 as they make their picks for their favorite moments of UFC action from the past year. Comedian Adam Ray kicks off the show to make his pick for 'UFC Moment of the Year.' He also reveals why he's such a big fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, does some great impressions o…
 
In the 1990s, Westerners searching for enlightenment flocked to India. The pilgrimage represented an affirmation of status and authority in the burgeoning yoga economy. Julian reflects on his three months in the “middle circle” of the Osho Ashram in Pune, where he chased a destiny seeded years before in a South African basement. As an earnest yet s…
 
Another variant sweeping the nation is somehow still not as upsetting as Democrats letting Senator Joe Manchin tank Build Back Better Bill. Writer Molly Jong-Fast joins Francesca to discuss Democrats squandering any leverage they once had over the Maserati coal baron, and what it will take for them to actually LEAD damnit. Plus comedian Anthony Ata…
 
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While Americans were transforming esoteric strains of yoga into a commodifiable industry in 1980, a young naval officer named Steve Bannon was picking up theosophical texts in metaphysical bookstores and practicing Zen meditation in secret while stationed in Hong Kong. He was wary of his countrymates liberal explorations of Eastern philosophies, aw…
 
Happy Holidays everyone! In late November of 1912, a schooner named the Rouse Simmons, heavily laden with Christmas trees, made its way across Lake Michigan with Chicago as its final destination. Once there, Captain Herman Schuenemann and his family planned, as they had in years past, to decorate the ship with festive lights and sell their trees to…
 
Jim and Matt are joined by two fighters on the last card of the year: UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Daukaus! First, Sijara Eubanks makes her UFC Unfiltered debut ahead of her bout against Melissa Gatto on Saturday night. After her and Jim question why they're both obsessed with 90 Day Fiancé, she breaks down how training with the likes of Frankie Edgar…
 
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