SCIENTOLOGY! XENU! CRUISE! Episode 12 with TONY ORTEGA is now available!

Join me and guest co-host Mike Manzi as we welcome journalist and author Tony Ortega to discuss the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, Tom Cruise, and more!

Listen here. Also available at the CageClub website, or wherever you get podcasts.

#3.12 – The Monster That Made Bram Stoker Hard to Believe – A Podcast About Belief

Dracula is one of the most iconic and recognizable fictional characters of all time, but his creator, Bram Stoker, remains far less famous. Stoker's life was full and fascinating, and it reveals some tantalizing clues as to the themes and ideas that permeate his most famous novel. In this spoOoOktacular Halloween special, John welcomes back Dan Colón and Mike Manzi from our network's very own The Monsters that Made Us podcast, who also appeared on last year's episode on Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, to discuss the true story of Bram Stoker and his most legendary creation. The talk about the truly mysterious elements of Stoker's biography, his personal struggles, and why the most pervasive of "facts" about Dracula – that he was based on Vlad the Impaler – may not be quite so true after all!  
  1. #3.12 – The Monster That Made Bram Stoker
  2. #3.11 – The Heathen Queen
  3. #3.10 – Some Personal News!
  4. Rerelease (July 2020): Kris Lane: Tulane professor of Latin American History on Christopher Columbus, Washington Irving, and the Toppling of Outdated Statues
  5. Rerelease: Steven Sabel – Bard to Believe – The Oxfordian Case for Shakespeare

New Episode Tomorrow (7/29): TONY ORTEGA talks Scientology

Journalist Tony Ortega has been covering Scientology since 1995. He joins us to talk about the past and future of the Church of Scientology and why 2020 may be a pivotal year in determining its fate.

In 2017, Ortega was the first to report that the LAPD was investigating rape allegations against actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson. He also appeared in Alex Gibney’s breakthrough 2015 HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

He is the creator of the website The Underground Bunker, where he continues to cover the Church.

Check back tomorrow to listen to my conversation with him here, the CageClub website, or wherever you get podcasts.