Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker
Song: Beach Bummer by A.C. Newman
Live Story: My Fake Boobs and Me by Rosemary Cipriano
Interstitial: Boobs a Lot (excerpt) by The Holy Modal Rounders
Live Story: Analyze This by Micklewhite Ezpozito
Song: The Barrel by Aldous Harding
Live Story: No Substitutions, Please by Bryan Kett
Song: Substitute by The Who
Having just listened to Micklewhite Ezpozito’s story about cults, I was immediately motivated to see if I could get in contact with him somehow. I’ve been living in an intentional community for fifteen years and there are aspects of the lifestyle that sometimes strike me as cult-ish from time to time. I would love to talk to someone who has experience with this topic and could perhaps field some of my questions.
This episode presented great ethical dilemmas.
Ezposito’s therapist betrayed him and he would not have been wrong to report her to some ethics board. But her betrayal ultimately allowed him to come into his own strength.
Kett’s story was delightful. He promised to send any students that “misbehaved” for the sub, to the dean. In a sense he broke his promise but was SOOOOO right. To keep his promise would have been a bigger betrayal.
What was the name (more, specifically, how to spell it) of the cult/group Michlewhite Ezpozito mentioned in his story? I heard ‘Smithees’, but I can’t find any information on google when I type in the name I thought I heard.
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