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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 ...
 
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Sickboy is determined to break down the stigma associated with illness and disease. Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand. Taking the lead from Jeremie's life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, the three best friends help us understand that sometimes the best way to deal with illness, disease and life is simply to laugh.
 
We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable. On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.
 
Embodiment Time is a podcast hosted by Magdalena Weinstein, and dedicated to the evolution of yoga, movement and somatic practices, interviewing a wide variety of contemporary yoga teachers, movement specialists, brain based trainers, coaches and other educators of embodiment practices like Yoga Nidra, Somatic Experiencing and Body work. The time for embodiment is now.
 
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Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his fourteen year old brother, but can no longer recall memories from when he was alive. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deep…
 
How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. Sorry About The Kid is CBC's newest podcast and Alex is the host. Alex joins the fellas to talk about his process of u…
 
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 …
 
Gabby is a nurse living in Nova Scotia. When she was 8 years old, in her hometown (a small fishing village in Newfoundland) she experienced something that would affect her for years to come. Gabby discovered her grandfather deceased. Tune in this week as Gabby walks the fellas through the years of her life where those memories were repressed and wh…
 
Big news in the world of health this week! MDMA and Psilocybin have both been approved for medical use in Canada! A man successfully had a genetically altered pig heart transplanted into his own body, and there is a unisex condom making waves over in Malaysia! The fellas chat about how video games could play an integral role in managing children's …
 
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 …
 
Sue Robins is back on the show, this time to talk about the necessary changes we need to see in healthcare. Sue is a healthcare activist, speaker and author. Her latest book, 'Ducks in a Row: Health Care Reimagined,' is for everyone who is unhappy with healthcare. 'Ducks in a Row' offers a scrappy challenge to the established healthcare world. She …
 
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 …
 
While working as a dental hygienist, Emily Rodger decided to pursue her passion for triathlon and cycling. In her full first year of bike racing (let me repeat: FIRST YEAR), she competed in 21 races, which included 17 podiums, 14 first place finishes, a national Masters title, and a world Masters title in time trial. Emily was on cloud 9, until she…
 
The fellas are back in the studio and kick off the first Friday of 2022 full of beans. Jeremie is turning 34 and wants an airbag for the elderly for his birthday. Speaking of gifts, move over diamonds there is a new precious gemstone in town — breastmilk jewelry is so 2022. What's scarier than a petri dish full of human brain cells playing pong bet…
 
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…
 
Dr. Michael L. Barnett is Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on high-risk medications and the organization of primary and specialty care. This week he joins the fellas to talk about the opioid epidemic…
 
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…
 
Kelly applied to be on the show to talk about three things: allergies (like, to everything), a severe panic disorder, and her experience of living through domestic abuse. All three of these things are closely related to one another and it made for an incredibly fascinating conversation. From puking her guts out in a fancy office building in Amsterd…
 
"When we don't avoid people who think differently than we do, we gain an opportunity for growth and national renewal." So opens Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump, a fascinating and insightful book by Lutheran pastor and journalist Angela Denker. Denker spent years on the road talking to Christians who voted for…
 
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
 
Happy Holidays folks! We know this can be a hard time of year for some. If you or someone you know is struggling, the national suicide hotline is open 24/7/365 - 1- 833-456-4566. This week we release a wonderful conversation from the past. “Doctors make for horrible patients”. This week we speak with Michelle, a practicing psychiatrist, who has a h…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Tess is a is a sexuality specialist whose expertise is working in intimacy & sexuality for people with cancer, chronic illness & disability (on top of all of that they're also a sexual occupational therapist). For the past three years, Tess has been fighting stage 3 breast cancer and has personally experienced the severe impacts treatments have on …
 
In the final Feel Good Friday of 2021 we bring you the goods. Everything from listener tales of concussions, astronauts with squashed eyeballs, music that is scientifically made to make men vulnerable, a CF mobile health app made by a kid named JET, and a number of Ding Dongs including one maniac who was getting up to 10 COVID doses a day to help t…
 
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…
 
Known as the Sperminator the inseminator, or perhaps even "America's Dad," Ari Nagel is the biological father to over 100 children across the world. This week the fellas chat with Ari about how he got involved with the unorthodox method of sperm donation outside of the typical method of sperm bank donation. It all started with a Craigslist ad that …
 
Matthew responds to the robust feedback on the Sam-Harris-is-a-highbrow-conspiritualist bonus, and then stretches the terms around harm in the conspirituality sphere in another way, by looking at the spectrum of agency offered by different wellness/spirituality products. He interrogates the premise implicit in some of our reporting that the cogniti…
 
Danie was on a second date that seemed to be going well. Next logical step, head back to her place. On her drive home she lost control of her car and flipped off of the highway, leaving her dazed and very confused. Danie suffered from a rather traumatic concussion which led to a long road to recovery. Memory loss, dizziness and vomiting were just t…
 
Jer is almost a week into dosing Trikafta. No big purge of mucous like he expected... however he is noticing something different about his willymilk. Speaking of willymilk, turns out Viagra could be the next big breakthrough in Alzheimer's treatment! Turns out there is a 69% decrease in Alzheimer's from the blue pill. And that stat is not a joke. Y…
 
When Mike Flynn posted a video on July 4, 2020 in which his family recited QAnon slogans, it cemented the disgraced former National Security Advisor and U.S. Army lieutenant general as a MAGA patriot super-hero. On September 17, just 14 short months later, Flynn took the stage, bathed in light at the Lord of Hosts Church in Omaha, Nebraska to lead …
 
Janja Lalich, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Sociology, is an international authority on cults and coercion. Researcher, author, and educator, she specializes in recruitment, indoctrination, and methods of influence and control. She is a cult survivor herself and has been studying the psychology of controversial groups for over 35 years. She joins the…
 
Derek shares a story from his time as a Lululemon brand ambassador to highlight the toxic merging of spiritual practices and consumerism. Not only does he detail Lulu's post-Chip Wilson pivot in an attempt to "own yoga," he also explores the histories of branding, money, and markets in an attempt to understand how we arrived at the influencer cultu…
 
We can't begin to describe how sweet of a human Collin Clowes is and boy oh boy has he been through hell and back. At only 17 years old, living in a small township in Northern Ontario, Colin began vomiting totally bonkers amounts of blood. He was rushed to the ER and they determined things were... bad. He needed to be airlifted to Toronto. They con…
 
In a truly good feeling Feel Good Friday: Jer swallows his first dose of Trikafta! The fellas then speak at length about alcohol abuse and Jeremie's struggle with kicking the bottle in order to prep for this new life-changing medicine. In other news, llamas might be the reason for the newest COVID treatment, a cure for Type I Diabetes could be righ…
 
We've talked a lot on this podcast about the selfie sermon: the kind of iPhone video native to Instagram influencers. Easily weaponized by conspiritualists, this sermon is equal parts intimate confessional, prophecy download, and motivational coaching, directly transmitted from your favorite self-anointed maverick expert. Social media seems perfect…
 
That's a wrap for Movember 2021! Between the fellas, the moustache and fundraising competition has come to a close and the loser must now step up and get a moustache tattoo. So who lost? Tune in to find out. At the beginning of the month the boys put on a virtual live show and were joined by Mitch Hermansen, Movember staff, to talk about why Movemb…
 
Kyle Rittenhouse walks away from the courthouse while Ahmaud Arbery's killers were found guilty and "QAnon Shaman," Jacob Chansley, was received significant jail time. Our opinions on each of these cases are likely determined by our political affiliations, which in turn are a reflection of how we think about morality, crime, and punishment. Julian …
 
Buckle up this week. Literally. Put on your seat belt. We spend the first 10 minutes of this week's episode connecting with Mack while he's on the road in his souped-up sound-proofed car. Mack was born a double amputee and this guy is the ultimate trooper. During his youth he pushed through multiple surgeries and had an uphill battle with his own m…
 
Here at Sickboy we have the sleuthiest of listeners. Shout out to Britt and Hil for spilling the TEA. This week we talk about the future of nanobots when it comes to cancer treatement. Miracle workers or possible human killing mini machines? Speaking of existential events, we chat disability & climate change. Folks who are disabled are being left o…
 
COVID has been a recruiting windfall for hate groups in Canada, with new alliances and networks forged between white supremacists, xenophobes, and ethnonationalists in the fire of accelerated conspiracism. Joining Matthew to map out this landscape are street-level anti-hate activists Elizabeth Simons, the deputy director of the Canadian Anti-Hate N…
 
You could say this episode has a lot of heart. AYYYOOO! Dr. Eilidh MacDonald holds a PhD in Physiology and Biophysics at Dalhousie University and is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She joins the fellas to talk all things heart! We talk how …
 
Bonus episode, piloted by Matthew. There is a subtle form of conspirituality that rides on the familiar dialectic of political cynicism and spiritual promise—but it's dressed for a button-down salon dinner in Harvard Square. No crystals in sight, no essential oils wafting through the room. Sam Harris isn’t sounding the alarm about the Cabal or the …
 
This week is a special one. A huge milestone for our favourite host with psychopathic tendencies. Him and his lovely partner Kyla are having a baby. But this wasn't some "hey let's make hanky-panky without a condom and pop out a baby"-type situation. No sir. This was a long arduous process of in-vitro fertilization. A process that can be extremely …
 
How would you feel if someone sold your grandma's dead body to the military only for them to strap her to a chair rigged with explosives and blow her to bits to see what happens? We go even further down the rabbit hole of the unregulated body trade black market and it just keeps getting weirder. Then, the future of cars could include some sort of a…
 
Conspiracy theories flourish during uncertain times. They're always with us, passed down through generations like alternate histories, yet they’re constantly reinvented when collective stress levels peak. Julian reports on the QAnon spin-off group that’s been camped out in Dallas’s Dealey Plaza for two weeks, hoping to catch a glimpse of a pantheon…
 
Miranda Field is a teacher from Saskatchewan supporting children with learning, medical, and mental health complexities. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience ranging from Kindergarten through post-secondary in mainstream, hospital, and supportive programs. This week she joins the boys to walk them through what teaching roles look like …
 
At 14 years old, Katy went to the hospital to get a peculiar little rash checked out. It started on her ankles, but before long has spread up her legs, torso, neck and face. The doc ran some blood work and sent Katy on her way. One day later that doctor frantically called Katy's mother informing her she needs to get Katy to an emergency department …
 
This week's FGF is extra special! We have a secret ingredient from down under. Brian, Taylor, and Dick Rice are joined by Marc Fennell, host of "Stuff The British Stole" for a whole whack of weirdness in the world of health sciences. First thing first, flush your damn toilet before you sit on it. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting bit in the nu…
 
To prepare this curative episode, we listened carefully to alternative health consumers for many hours, taking an exhaustive history of life challenges on physical, mental, and emotional planes. We scanned the symptoms against our compendium of disease states and prescribed the precise substances that would mirror them. Then, we took minuscule audi…
 
The WeCroak app is inspired by a Bhutanese folk saying: to be a happy person, one must contemplate death five times daily. This week the fellas are joined by Hansa Bergwall, the Co-founder of the WeCroak App and host of the WeCroak Podcast. Each day, WeCroak will send you five invitations to stop and think about death. The invitations come at rando…
 
Are emotions really separate from rationality? Is trusting science similar to religious faith? Do poetry and mythic archetypes disclose a reality beyond the material world? What might characters like Mr. Spock reveal about logical thinking? For this week's Bonus, Julian explores the relationships between scientific and religious world views through…
 
Glioblastoma is a heavy word. The most common of the primary brain tumours but also the most fatal. Dana was only 24 when not only having to navigate the world during a global pandemic, but also finding out she had a fatal illness. Dana joins the fellas to discuss the hardships of terminal brain cancer treatments. Surgeries and radiation aren’t eno…
 
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