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October 27 Episode 14: Listener Questions Part 2

The questions this week include: Why is scientology popular with dentists? What happened to Pat and Annie Broeker? And much more.

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The L. Ron Hubbard "Departure" Event

David Miscavige and Pat Broeker brief the scientology world on the shore story they concocted about the death of L. Ron Hubbard.

Leah's List of Books

The list of recommended reading from Leah to help heal yourself after being in a cult.

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October 20 Episode 13: Listener Questions Part 1

Leah and Mike answer questions from listeners: from scientology beliefs to the 411 on Leah’s nails, we cover a lot of ground.

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Handling Past-Life Auditing

How scientology handles those who claim they had scientology auditing in past lives.

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Steps A - E

The steps dictated by Hubbard to return to “good standing” after you have been declared a Suppressive Person

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October 13 Episode 12: Clearwater City Councilman Mark Bunker

Mark Bunker has been a lightning rod for scientology Fair Game for more than 20 years. Now he is elected to the City Council of scientology’s spiritual headquarters.

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Clearwater property grab

Tampa Bay Times reporting on scientology buying up property in Clearwater

Clearwater property update

Tracey McManus updates her earlier story about the scientology properties remaining empty

Scientology fake "Economic Impact"

I analyze the propaganda put out by scientology about their economic and political clout in Clearwater

Mark Bunker elected

Mark Bunker beats scientology stalking horse in the City Council election

Continued Fair Gaming of Bunker

Scientology continues to harass Bunker with relentless and ridiculous demands

October 6 Episode 11: “The Vow’s” Mark Vicente

Leah and Mike talk to Mark Vicente about the HBO documentary series, The Vow, the similarities with Scientology and common themes of high control groups.

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The Vow on HBO
September 29 Episode 10: Attorney Ray Jeffrey Taking on Scientology in the Courtroom
Attorney Ray Jeffrey talks about scientology Fair Game campaigns and legal tactics and what happened with the Rathbun case.
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Janet Reitman's Inside Scientology
Debbie Cook's lawsuit
Settlement of Debbie Cook lawsuit
My blog post about the case
Ray's Clients Paul Marrick and Greg Arnold
Marty Rathbun meets PI's
PI Lawsuit settled
Rathbun Lawsuit
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Anti-SLAPP decision
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Texas Appellate Court decision
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Rathbun house deed
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Marty Rathbun Scientology Spokesman
September 22 Episode 9: Author of “Fair Game”, Australian Investigative Journalist Steve Cannane

Steve Cannane joins Leah and Mike to talk about his book, Fair Game and his experiences reporting on scientology and tracing the history of scientology’s most notorious policies.

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Fair Game
Lateline Scarlett Hanna

Steve Cannane on Australian national TV show Lateline reporting on the abuses of Scarlett Hanna, daughter of Australian scientology president Vicki Hanna

Lateline Carmen Rainer

Steve exposes child sexual abuse

Lateline Valeska Paris

Steve Cannane reports on Valeska Paris imprisonment on the Freewinds

4 Corners -- The Ex-files

The Quinten McDermott scientology expose

Commodore's Messenger part 1

The first book by Janis Gillham/Grady

Commodore's Messenger Part 2

The second book detailing the history of the Sea Org

HCO Manual of Justice

“People attack scientology: I never forget it, always even the score.” L. Ron Hubbard

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September 15 Episode 8: Fair Gaming the Scientology President’s Ex-wife
Karen de LaCarriere, ex-wife of Scientology President Heber Jentzsch, discusses the tragic death of their only child, Alexander, and the Fair Game she has had to endure.
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Karen's Surviving Scientology YouTube channel
Jeffrey's Scientology Money Project blog
Hubbard Policy "Intelligence Principles"

Hubbard describes finding “buttons” and what people are seeking to protect and using that for restraint.

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Hubbard policy "Counter Attack Tactics"

Hubbard describes costing “enemies” their jobs.

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Some of the grotesque smear sites

Scientology smear sites on Karen de la Carriere — financed by tax exempt money

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September 8 Episode 7: Emmy and Oscar Winner Alex Gibney
The legendary documentary filmmaker talks to Leah and Mike about making Going Clear and the Fair Game he has been subjected to. He provides insight into how scientology is different from other organizations he has tackled and what the government should be doing about it.
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Lawrence Wright's Going Clear

The book Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary was based on.

Going Clear: The HBO Documentary
Scientology's ad in NYT & LAT

Scientology placed an ad decrying the documentary before they had even seen it.

Scientology smears

This is a small selection of the smears on Alex Gibney by scientology

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Alex Gibney's LA Times Editorial
September 1 Episode 6: The Leader’s Father is Fair Gamed

Leader of Scientology’s father, Ron Miscavige, talks to Leah and Mike about how he has been Fair Gamed. Nobody is immune from Hubbard’s tactics and policies.

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Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
Ron Miscavige's podcast website
LA Times story
Where did the documents go?

A detailed explanation of the PI evidence that was “vanished”

August 25 Episode 5: The History of Fair Game

Leah and Mike discuss the origins of Fair Game and what prompted L. Ron Hubbard to seek to “utterly destroy” those he named as enemies. They cover what they have experienced and continue to experience, despite Scientology claiming Fair Game has been canceled.

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Dealing with Critics of Scientology - The L. Ron Hubbard Playbook

The L. Ron Hubbard documents that detail Fair Game

L. Ron Hubbard and Psychiatry

Hubbard’s views on psychiatry and why they became his “enemy”

Operation Snow White

Hubbard’s plan which ultimately resulted in the conviction of 11 senior scientologists for espionage against the US Govt

US v. Mary Sue Hubbard et al Stipulation of Evidence

Excerpts from the legal filing in the criminal prosecution case

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US v Mary Sue Hubbard et al Sentencing Memorandum

Excerpts from the legal filing in the criminal prosecution case

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Mike Rinder: Lady Killer

My blog posting concerning the “Doctor Parking Lot Incident”

Scientology's Latest Lie About Me

A second posting concerning the “Doctor Parking Lot Incident” and subsequent lies about the “assault”

The Paremedics Report on Cathy Bernardini

Jeffrey Augustine’s blog post dissecting the lies in scientology’s claims about the “assault” on Mike Rinder’s ex-wife

A List of Fair Game Operations
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The PI's Who Surveiled Mike Rinder in Denver

THese PI’s were paid in excess of $10 million over a decade to conduct covert surveilance

The Truth Rundown

The groundbreaking series by St Pete Times reporters Joe Childs and Tom Tobin

John Sweeney's BBC Panorama Program

Mike Rinder tries to see his son at the Ft Harrison

Jenny Linson and Co at LAX

Transcript of the "Parking Lot Incident"
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August 18 Episode 4: Scientology’s War on a Holocaust Survivor (Paulette Cooper)

Leah and Mike talk with Paulette Cooper, a journalist who became the object of the single largest Fair Game campaign in history. She was framed, sued, smeared, spied on and harassed. And ultimately vindicated when the FBI raided scientology and uncovered their secret operations.

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Mike Rinder's blog

The blog post that goes with this podcast contains numerous links to articles that expand upon the discussion with Paulette

"Racket Exposed" -- R2-45

Hubbard’s directive to use R2-45 (shooting someone in the head with a .45 pistol)

R2-45 Wikipedia entry

A full description of R2-45

Jokers and Degraders

The Hubbard bulletin concerning joking in scientology

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Operation Freakout

One of the scientology “operations” that was carried out against Paulette Cooper with the objective of getting her incarcerated in a mental institution.

Forged Bomb Threat

One of the forged bomb threats scientology created to get Paulette indicted.

Why Do Scientologists Lie?

The writings of Hubbard that explain why scientologists lie

Operation Snow White

The Wikipedia entry on Snow White — the plan to infiltrate enemies of scientology

August 11 Episode 3: Scientology’s War on The Media (with Richard Behar)

Award-winning investigative journalist Richard Behar — author of Time magazine’s shocking cover story, “The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power,” which ignited scientology’s 10 year Fair Game assault on him — talks about Fair Game and the recent controversy over VP hopeful Karen Bass’ statements about scientology.

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The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

The May 6, 1991 Time cover story by Rich Behar

The prophet and profits of Scientology

Behar’s 1986 Forbes article

Scientology Ruthlessly Hararassed Reporters (including Me)

Behar’s 2020 Forbes article

CNN: Targeted by Scientology

Rich Behar interviewed on CNN when Going Clear premiered on HBO

The Story Time Couldn't Tell

The first article from the scientology conspiracy theory booklet

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August 4 Episode 2: The Welfare Check

When a family member who was never a scientologist attempted to conduct a welfare check on her uncle, the former scientology President, Heber Jentzsch —
who reports say is sick, being tortured and has not been seen in public for over 10 years — she immediately became the target of Fair Game. She tells the story to Leah and Mike.

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Heber Jentsch's Niece Welfare Check on Her Uncle
Letter from Heber to Tammy Clark
Riverside County Sheriff Report
Report cont'd
Report cont'd
Report cont'd
Report cont'd
Lawyer Azrael Letter
RCSO Response
Hubbard Policy on Private Investigators
PI Rebecca Dobkin
July 28 Episode 1: Scientology Deaths and Suicides

What does scientology teach about illness, disease, depression and death. No surprise, it’s unconventional.

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Scientology Deaths and Suicidestology

See this blog post for an analysis and more detail about scientology beliefs and practices

L. Ron Hubbard on Cancer

See this blog post for more detail.

Dianetics cures

Hubbard’s claims for curing disease and preventing colds in Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Auditing eradicates cancer

L. Ron Hubbard claim in his book A History of Man.

Leukemia treated by Dianetics

Hubbard claims “at least 8 cases” had been treated with Dianetics after medicine “gave up.”

Hubbard on Doctors

Hubbard equates “medicos” with monkeys who “monkey around” and make things worse.

July 21 Podcast #0 When Scientology Declares You Fair Game

Leah and Mike describe Fair Game, update on things that have happened since the end of the Aftermath Series and what will be covered in future episodes.

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Fair Game Policy Letter

Hubbard’s policy dictating how scientologists are to treat those declared “SP”.

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Fair Game Cancellation

The “cancellation” is the use of the term because it causes “bad public relations” but NO CHANGE in how enemies are to be treated.

HCO Ethics Order Racket Exposed

Hubbard directing the use of process R2-45 (shooting in the head with a .45 caliber revolver) on Suppressive Persons (SP’s). These people are “enemies of mankind, the planet and all life.”

Critics of Scientology

Hubbard decrees anyone who criticizes scientology has crimes — “Embezzled funds, moral lapses, a thirst for young boys — sordid stuff.”

Critics of Scientology p.2

Hubbard says: “Act completely confident that those crimes exist. Because they do.”