Leaving Eden Podcast

A cult survivor speaks out about her experiences! We talk cults, religions, and cult true crime! Hosted by Sadie Carpenter and Gavri’el HaCohen https://www.patreon.com/LeavingEdenPodcast Social Media: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/leavingedenpodcast/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/leavingedenpodcast/support

22:34:53 2022-12-05
In this episode, Sadie and Gavri'el talk about food, potluck dinners, and Sadie's happiest childhood memories. Gavi's opinions on food have evolved from last time, and Sadie is no longer suffering from pregnancy-related nausea, so this time should be much...
21:54:52 2022-12-02
Sadie and Gavi explore the leadership of the IFB by exploring the history of its most influential pastor, Jack Hyles. Listen along as we learn how Jack Hyles transformed the First Baptist Church of Hammond into a megachurch and became the most powerful an...
22:56:57 2022-11-28
On Today's episode, Sadie and Gavir'el discuss the International Hillsong Megachurch. They discuss contemporary christian music, the Hillsong brand, the association with celebrities, and all of the various scandals surrounding the leadership, ministry, an...
23:05:03 2022-11-21
In this episode, Sadie and Gavi take what they learned about personality cults and apply the concepts to Kanye West. Specifically, they examine Kanye's Sunday Service celebrity church and his Donda Academy private christian grade school.  An extended...
22:39:35 2022-11-14
On today's episode, we discuss personality cults, also known as micro-cults. Sadie and Gavi discuss how these cults function, how they are similar or different to traditional cults and abusive relationships, how they form, the types of people who are like...
22:26:04 2022-11-07
Today is a great day in the world of the Leaving Eden Podcast, because it marks the return of Sadielock Holmes and Nancy Jew. Sadie and Gavi revisit the mystery of Paul Sand (Episode 26), a "true" story put forward by Jack Hyles in his famous sermon, "Dut...
23:19:39 2022-10-31
In today's episode, Sadie and Gavi discuss the extrordinary exploits of exorcist Bob Larson. From his humble roots to his *interesting* theology to his time touring with legendary thrash metal band, Slayer. After viewing footage of Bob Larson performing e...
22:32:35 2022-10-24
On today's episode, Sadie introduces Gavi to this terribly entertaining entry in fundamentalist filmmaking, "The Burning Hell." (1974) This entire film is available to watch on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR8VkciG1jo CW: This episode contains...
22:51:02 2022-10-17
In this episode, Sadie and Gavi discuss the abusive Agape boarding school in Missouri, and the looming threat that it posed to fundamentalist kids growing up.  TW: In general we talk about a lot of potentially triggering topics on this show, including bu...
22:26:40 2022-10-10
We thought we'd take a break from the heavier topics we've been covering to talk about the portrayal of religion and Christianity on our favorite cartoon, The Simpsons!  WE HAVE NEW MERCH AVAILABLE, AND A NEW MERCH SHOP, at https://leavingedenpodcast...
22:26:05 2022-10-03
In this episode, Sadie takes us through the four main ways in which people get sucked into fundamentalism In general we talk about a lot of potentially triggering topics on this show, including but not limited to suicide and mental health, racism, misogyn...
23:16:05 2022-10-01
On today's episode, Sadie and Gavi look at two Christian fundie influencer channels. Specifically, those belonging to Paul and Morgan Oliges, and Kelly Havens Stickle. While these two channels seem like complete opposites on the surface, Sadie is able to ...
23:16:06 2022-09-19
Sadie and Gavri'el celebrate two years of podcasting and 100 episodes by answering YOUR listener questions! They cover topics ranging from coming out as an LGBTQ person, trying to maintain friendships with people still in fundamentalism, and personal fina...
22:12:12 2022-09-12
Jack Schaap has been out of prison all summer. Within days of his release, he is required by law to register as a sex offender. He has not done this. Sadie and Gavi are looking into just how he manages to get away with this.  Content Warning: In gene...
23:21:18 2022-09-05
At BJU they'll have you on your knees until you're filled with the holy spirit, and when Jesus comes, you'll be prepared. This week, Sadie takes Gavi through the controversial history of this legendary fundamentalist university, and through the history of...
22:58:28 2022-08-29
In this episode, Sadie discusses how she learned to be comfortable moving in her own body without being afraid of attracting attention. Then, Sadie and Gavri'el encourage listeners to get involved in their local music scene!  PLEASE SEND US YOUR HOW ...
22:58:26 2022-08-22
Have you ever seen the move Jesus Camp? Well the summer camp Sadie went to made Jesus Camp look like a vacation to Jamaica with Micah and Moriah. Sadie asks the question, do the IFB know how to have fun without traumatizing children? And we legitimately d...
23:11:56 2022-08-15
Did you come out of fundamentalism terrified of alcohol? Did you start drinking and make horrible mistakes? Do you wish you had somebody to point you in the right direction? Well Sadie and Gavi are here with this primer teaching you how to consume alcohol...
22:22:10 2022-08-10
You know what it is. All the spice. Sadie and Gavi are here with their takes on everything that occurred in season 4 of welcome to Plathville. Micah's birthday party at the strip club. Kim and Barry's divorce. Olivia's memorial ultimatum. Kim's financial ...
22:39:47 2022-08-08
In today's episode, Sadie and Gavri'el recap Welcome to Plathville seasons 1-3. (Season 4 recap will be available for streaming on Wednesday)  They talk about everything from Ethan and Olivia going no contact with Kim and Barry, Moriah getting thrown...
22:59:22 2022-08-01
In this episode, Sadie and Gavri'el discuss learning how to date after leaving fundamentalism.  If you want us to talk about something you'd like to learn how to do, please send your questions to LeavingEdenPod@Gmail.com WE HAVE NEW MERCH AVAILABLE, ...
22:32:37 2022-08-01
Sadie and Gavri'el begin their deep dive (Part 1 of 2) into the Plath family from TLC's Welcome to Plathville! They introduce the family members, the premise of the show, and Sadie uses her ex-fundie research skills to discover new and previously unknown ...
22:56:19 2022-07-18
In this episode, Sadie and Gavri'el discuss the very real dangers that fundamentalist life poses to a person's physical and mental health, namely through overwork and sleep depravation.  WE HAVE NEW MERCH AVAILABLE, AND A NEW MERCH SHOP, at https://l...
22:54:09 2022-07-11
In This Episode, Sadie and Gavi talk about the FLDS, Eat Sweet Pray and Obey, and Warren and Rulon Jeffs.  WE HAVE NEW MERCH AVAILABLE, AND A NEW MERCH SHOP, at https://leavingedenpodcast.threadless.com Profits from all pride-themed merch go to Point...
23:14:25 2022-07-04
Happy 4th of July! On today's episode, Sadie explains to Gavri'el exactly where the idea of Christian Nationalism comes from, and why so many Christians in the United States believe that America is supposed to be a Christian nation.  Note: We recorde...
22:43:56 2022-06-27
Sadie and Gavi are ONCE AGAIN joined by Dinah House-Fire the greatest ex-fundie drag performer and exorcism recipient to ever live. The three of them read listener stories, Euphoria, and Gavi's hypothetical drag persona.  This Pride month, we are fun...
23:09:52 2022-06-20
On this episode, Sadie and Gavi discuss the libelous allegations of grooming that are being leveled against the LGBTQ+ community. Don't worry though, it's not all pain and trauma!  Source post for this episode: https://www.patreon.com/posts/67870328 ...
22:29:57 2022-06-13
On Today's AMAZING episode, Sadie and Gavi get to talk to the one and only Liz Hunter, AKA LITERALLY the coolest person to ever escape from fundamentalism. We would try to summarize this in the description but there is simply TOO MUCH to summarize.  Make...
22:46:31 2022-06-06
In today's pride month special episode, Sadie tells us all about the history of pride and LGBTQ+ activism in the United States, and explains how trans rights are inherently tied to the rights for not just the whole LGBTQ+ community, but to women's rights ...
22:25:57 2022-05-30
Ex-Cult leader, former FBCH Pastor, and convicted pedophile/sex trafficker "Dr." Jack Schaap believes that he is an expert in mental health and christian counseling. Gavi and Sadie are joined by ACTUAL Dr. Shoshana Fagen to talk about why Jack Schaap's bo...
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