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Nov. 9, 2022

The Art of Cult Reporting w/Syran Warner

The Art of Cult Reporting w/Syran Warner

Syran Warner is a journalist and editor from Minn…


Syran Warner is a journalist and editor from Minneapolis who specializes in stories about cults and coercive control. Best known for breaking a story about a cult that originated in Alaska called The Body, Warner tries his best to be a Swiss army knife of a reporter in several formats. His original reporting has been featured in publications such as Newsweek and he is the editor of The Body International, an online magazine covering cult stories from all across the spectrum of undue influence. In this fascinating conversation on cult journalism, Syran shares with Rachel some of the personal insights he's gained from his work and explains how he initially got pulled into the cult reporting world which he now occupies full-time. Throughout their discussion, Rachel and Syran unpack the emotional traumas inherent in these subjects and discuss the stories he's covered including R. Kelly and the disturbing Alaska-based group known as The Body. Before You Go: Rachel reiterates the importance of journalism in the cult world explaining how the personal connections reporters feel to their stories drive the passion necessary to spread the truth about dangerous groups. You can find more of Syran's work here: https://thebodyintl.com/ Listen to the episode Syran references on Heaven's Gate here: https://soundcloud.com/indoctrinationshow/on-heavens-gate-exit-statments You can purchase Rachel's webinar series LIVING IN FREEDOM here: rachelbernsteintherapy.com/webinar.html Thanks to all of our newest Patreon supporters: Anne Tomassoni, Valérie Bergerot, Christine Rucano, Valerie Edde and Melody McLeod!! To help support the show monthly and get bonus episodes, shirts, and tote bags, please visit: www.patreon.com/indoctrination Prefer to support the IndoctriNation show with a one-time donation? Use this link: www.paypal.me/indoctrination You can always help the show for free by leaving a rating on Spotify or a review on Apple/ iTunes. It really helps the visibility of the show!