Best Exjw podcasts we could find (Updated September 2019)
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The "Critical Thought" presents topics that will challenge you to use critical thinking as you examine the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses.As we present the facts about our personal experience with the Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society (The "Society"), we challenge individuals to use critical thinking when examining the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses, the group that follows the leadership of the Society. We encourage you to conduct research and not blindly accept everything the Society te ...
 
Cass & Marie interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of deconstructing their faith and help curb the loneliness that accompanies it. We think the world is a better place when more people live by sight, not by faith.
 
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Promoting secularism and providing information and resources to others who are thinking of leaving, or have left, the Jehovah's Witness religion.
 
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Cass Midgley and Marie D'elephant discuss everyone's autonomous right to grieve their loss however it manifests. We feature a segment of a YouTube talk by ex-Jehovah Witness, Rodney Allgood, and an updated from Dave Warnock on the Dying Out Loud campaign. Thanks for listening and "Be a Yes-Sayer to What Is". We interview people you don’t know, ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/married-to-a-jehovahs-witness-jonathans-story.mp3 This is the personal experience of Jonathan, an unbeliever that meets the love of his life…that turns out to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He talks about how he balances his family life and helps his children to use critical thinking when ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/jehovahs-witnesses-misleading-the-courts.mp3 In this podcast, JT & Paul (two former elders & Bethelites) unite in their discussion about the Jehovah’s Witness leadership, the Governing Body and how they will do anything to maintain their reputation. They bend the law every which way they c ...…
 
Journalist, book/music critic, and memoirist Thomas Larson is the author of "Spirituality and the Writer: A Personal Inquiry" (Swallow Press). He has also written "The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease" (Hudson Whitman), "The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'" (Pegasus Press), and "The M ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/jehovahs-witness-shocking-stories.mp3 In this podcast, Paul, a former elder & Bethelite from Toronto, Canada shares his experiences about what it was like serving at three Watchtower branches (Toronto, Haiti & the Dominican Republic). He recounts several heartbreaking stories geared to hel ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/jehovahs-witness-lawsuits-you-can-run-but-you-cant-hide.mp3 In this podcast, JT discusses the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the latest lawsuits – yes, their day of reckoning has come – the lawsuits are flooding in. They can create all the corporations they want, but the Governing body will be he ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/two-witness-rule.mp3 In this video, Lynn Ragusa shares her personal experience about how she was affected by the two witness rule. International Rape Crisis Hotlines Barbara Anderson – Watchtower Documents Discusses the Two Witness Rule Former Jehovah’s Witnesses recount years of sex abuse ...…
 
The Seeker and The Skeptic is a podcast in which two friends, Rebecca and Cat, explore esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives. Cat is The Seeker, she’s interested in spiritual ideas and hopes to find something meaningful and empowering in the wisdom of religion and new age philosophy. Rebecca is The ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/jehovahs-witnesses-vow-of-poverty.mp3 This video discusses the vow of poverty and how it affects those in full-time service and the impact it has for many individuals that live in areas and what happens when they do not pay into social security. Is there anything wrong with taking a vow of ...…
 
Cynthia Jeub was raised in a cult of sorts. She is the 3rd oldest of 16 kids and her parents believed God wanted them to avoid birth control of all kinds, and try to breed as much as possible. Cynthia was to marry young and become a baby-making handmaiden, after having been a sister-mom to her younger siblings since childhood. Her family was hi ...…
 
Dave Warnock, a former conservative Evangelical pastor and church leader for almost 40 years and former guest of the show, began a process of de-conversion several years ago. At first calling himself an agnostic, he gradually began to embrace the word ‘Atheist’, as he does what he can to de-stigmatize this word (which simply means “non-theist”) ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/watchtower-wants-your-travel-reward-points.mp3 It’s all about the money. The Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society is at it again. This time they are interested in your travel reward points. While there is nothing wrong with donating your points, the Watchtower Society is being hypocritical be ...…
 
Amberly Page was raised in a particularly literal strain of Mormonism. She was convinced as a child that the Last Days were here and she would never grow old enough to go to college or have children of her own. She was home-schooled and sheltered from worldly influences, partially on a secluded compound in Arkansas, waiting for the Second Comin ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/jehovahs-witnesses-and-collective-narcississm.mp3 In this video, JT & Lady Cee join their voices with Arc Ripley of Arglue to Collaborate on the topic of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Collective Narcissism. We discuss the top three things that identify the Jehovah’s Witnesses as collective narci ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/gjobbing-at-bethel-part-5.mp3 In the fifth installment of life at Bethel with JT, he talks about G-Jobbing and how everyone at Bethel was not broke. A lot of the brothers that work in the trades had the opportunity to make money on the side by doing construction jobs at Kingdom Hall’s and ...…
 
Jessica Wilbanks is the author When I Spoke in Tongues, a memoir about faith and its loss (Beacon Press, 2018). She has received a Pushcart Prize as well as creative nonfiction awards from Ninth Letter, Sycamore Review, Redivider, and Ruminate magazine. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Salon, Houston Chronicle, Sojourners, The Rumpus, Lon ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/jt-life-at-bethel-part-4.mp3 This video is a continuation of JT’s life at Bethel. He discusses Public Talks and his role as the speaker coordinator in his congregation. The presiding overseer in his congregation specifically asked him not to coordinate speakers from other Kingdom Hall’s us ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/jt-bethel-experiences-part-three.mp3 This podcast goes into more details about my Bethel experience by discussing what it was like meeting the friends in my congregation. I discuss: Congregation assignments Meeting the friends Surviving Bethel and receiving assistance from the older friend ...…
 
Jeremy and Elise had the perfect Christian beginning to what promised to be the perfect Christian marriage. They met in church. Even though they had very different backgrounds and life experiences, and an age difference of almost 6 years, they found a strong attraction to each other, similar life goals, and of course their shared faith wonderfu ...…
 
Leah is a middle aged former-evangelical homeschool mama who studied Biology and Secondary Ed at universities in New York & Washington, D.C.. From the age of 10, she dreamed of rescuing all the ill and downtrodden children of the world by studying to become a pediatrician. Those dreams died when she failed to get in to medical school right out ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/my-first-day-at-bethel-part-two.mp3 This podcast goes into more details about my Bethel experience by discussing what it was like on my first day. I discuss: Advice from the elders prior to leaving Reporting to the Bethel Office Hanging out with fellow Bethelites The importance of having a ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/jt-bethel-life-part-one.mp3 This podcast is the beginning of a series where JT chronicles his life at Bethel. He provides an in-depth account about the good, bad and ugly pertaining to Bethel’s culture, rules, institutional living, and the impact it has on the lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses ...…
 
Surprise! You get an extra episode this week! Cass and Marie interview Dr. Darrel Ray. Dr. Ray is the founder and President of the Board of Directors of Recovering from Religion and founder of The Secular Therapy Project. He has been a psychologist for over forty years and is the author of four books: two on organizational teamwork as well as " ...…
 
Cass and Marie chat with Steve Hilliker, host of Voices of Deconversion Podcast. We discuss the complexities of raising children in a secular way, absent the prescription believers are raised by. We talk about how to cope with our impending deaths, now, as atheists, and how to die. We touch on the common theme of how to create our own purpose a ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/jehovahs-witnesses-no-more-seats-in-heaven.mp3 In this video, we will critically examine the teaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses that only 144,000 people will go to heaven. According to the Watchtower, there has only been the Heavenly Calling for anyone who became a Christian from the 1st cent ...…
 
Jon is a father, Army veteran, computer programmer, and host of The Wayward Willis podcast. He grew up in a military family with fundamentalist Christian beliefs and at the age of 5 he accepted Jesus into his heart and was baptized. He spent the rest of his childhood pursuing his relationship with Jesus but after reading the Bible from start to ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/woe-to-the-pregnant-woman-jws-and-kids.mp3 The Jehovah’s Witness faith has a long history in discouraging its members from having children. Why? Because they believe the end of the world is near and their time can be better spent in what they term “full-time ministry” which entails preachi ...…
 
Join Cass & Marie as we speak with Jenn. Jenn's upbringing in Georgia, USA, was deeply insular, racist, and shrouded in a demon-obsessed, Southern Baptist Christianity. An only child emerging from a world alien to her inner convictions, she broke out of that world laden with cognitive dissonances to be her truest self. Becoming the co-host of t ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/anthony-morris-sipping-on-the-sly.mp3 When one of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses is spotted at a liquor store located some 23 miles from Bethel, an unknown person captures it all on footage. It’s amazing when you think about the amount of liquor he’s purchasing. Imagine if a loc ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/jehovahs-witnesses-and-the-high-cost-of-low-education-1.mp3 Higher Education has been discouraged by Jehovah’s Witnesses from its very beginning in the 19th century. Even before this group came to be officially known as JW in 1931, their founder Charles Taze Russell was advocating that eve ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/is-it-free-or-are-they-tithing.mp3 How many times has a Jehovah’s Witness gone door-to-door offering the Watchtower and Awake! Magazines and boldly proclaiming that they offer free home Bible studies. It’s way too many times to count. They often brag about not paying tithes to the organiza ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/bloodpart-two.mp3 In this podcast, special correspondent, Mark Martin continues with JT and Daniel in their discussion on Blood Fractions and Blood Transfusions. Blood is living tissue. Its not digested and consumed by the body such as food and alcohol. You are transplanting living tissue. ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/jehovahs-witness-women-second-class-citizens.mp3 March is Women’s History Month and this video is dedicated to all of the ladies in the JW and EXJW communities. Women: Brilliant Minds, but why Second? This podcast features a variety of women from around the world providing their own perspe ...…
 
Join Cass & Marie as we talk with Aaron and GW of the podcast Embrace the Void. Things get pretty philosophical as we discuss the notion of the "self" and the "other", cultural immersion, animal friendships with each other, and the overwhelming demand of global human needs. We wrap up by talking about how to create your own morality absent the ...…
 
Cass Midgley & Marie D'Elephant talk about her visit to Nashville. We taped this conversation on March 10th, 2019. The music is by Dave Weckl called "Just Groove Me." Thanks for listening and Be a Yes-Sayer to what is.We interview people you don’t know, about a subject no one wants to talk about. We hope to encourage people in the process of de ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/jehovahs-witnesses-international-inconsistencies.mp3 Malawi Vs. Mexico Jehovah’s Witnesses are proud to tell others that they live by the same teachings all over the world. Yet, after leaving the religion and doing our research, we discovered that this is certainly not the case. We can rec ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/the-role-of-the-circuit-overseer.mp3 According to JW.org, the circuit overseers were formerly known as Circuit Servants; Servants to the Brethren; Zone Servants; Regional Servants; Regional Service Directors; Pilgrims; Tower Tract Society Representatives. Yet, they used to have men in plac ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/jehovahs-witnesses-and-the-3-stages-of-transition-when-leaving.mp3By exjwct.
 
Cass Midgley and Marie D'Elephant with Kari Lynn Becken. Kari did not fall from faith, she/they outgrew it. After 43 years of fundamental religious dogma and indoctrination involving several sects and persuasions, Kari is now recovering from the loss of both career and community. While sifting through the wreckage of religious rubble, Kari's ‘r ...…
 
Luke King is a former Foursquare Pastor, Seminary student and US Navy Chaplain Candidate turned atheist. He went from believing in divine healing, speaking in tongues, casting out demons, and other supernatural phenomenon to embracing a secular perspective on life. His goal is to put a friendly face on atheism and create an environment for athe ...…
 
Cass and Marie speak with Naomi grew up in an extremely conservative Christian family. She went to a conservative Christian school, as well as a Christian college. Her parents became missionaries when she was in high school. She spent most of her adult life living abroad in China and moved back to the US a few years ago. She is a youth worker a ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jehovahs-witnesses-and-shunning.mp3 Shunning is one of the most powerful tools that Jehovah’s Witnesses use against former members. It completely disproves the adage that blood is thicker than water. Sadly, mother’s will not speak to their children and vice versa. This video examines sever ...…
 
Marie D'Elephant and Cass Midgley chat with Dr. Eric Sprankle. Dr. Sprankle is an associate professor of psychology and co-director of the sexuality studies program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is also a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist at the Minnesota Sexual Health Institute in Minneapolis. He lives with his wif ...…
 
Cass Midgley and Marie D'Elephant talk with Emily. She is a former Evangelical Christian who struggled with a lot of doubts and crises of faith on her road to freedom in unbelief. Nowadays, she considers herself a former fundie or a shameless heathen; although, "atheist" is the title she uses most. She is in her early thirties, works in healthc ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jehovahs-witnesses-and-double-agents.mp3 In this podcast, JT and Daniel discuss the Jehovah’s Witnesses and double agents. They talk about how the JW goes to the Kingdom Hall and acts like the perfect Witness and then they will come on YouTube channels at night to discuss JW topics with fo ...…
 
Welcome to the year 2019! This week Cass and Marie chat with author Tim Rymel who served as an evangelical Christian minister for nearly twenty-five years, including six years as the outreach director for Love in Action, once the world’s oldest and most renowned “ex-gay” ministry. He is a conversion therapy survivor. Tim holds a master’s degree ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Jehovahs-Witnesses-and-Hitler.mp3 The Watchtower, Bible & Tract Society teaches that all governments and their rulers will be put to death by God. And on the other hand, the Watchtower’s leadership will be put in charge of the earth. Yet, they try to convince world leaders that they share ...…
 
https://exjehovahswitnessct.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Murder-vs-Marijuana-Watchtower-Service-Department-Part-Two.mp3 LINKS: Watchtower Letter Dated December 24, 1992 Murder vs Marijuana – which?https://faithleaks.org/wiki/documents/0/0e/19921224LTE_us.pdf Links to the Australian Royal Commission JW.org official tells woman barrister her quest ...…
 
Listen in on our conversation with Harold Sikkema, an artist and educator in Toronto, Canada. His roots in a Calvinist setting have shaped but not defined his path. Born to Dutch parents (on a mission project in Papua) he grew up in a rural Ontario bubble where the Bible was inerrant, evolution was a lie, and God's covenant people sang beautifu ...…
 
This episode's structure is a little different than you're used to. First join us for 35 minutes as Cass chats with Bonnie from episode 162. They discuss painting murals in her hometown and ethical choices for living on earth, given this is the only one we have. Then eavesdrop on a conversation between Marie and Cass for an hour as they work th ...…
 
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