New Episode Tomorrow (8/5): CATS! (not the movie) with Jess Collins

Be sure to check out our new episode tomorrow. In an effort to bring some levity after a string of more “serious” episodes, John decided to investigate the history of the role cats have played in religion. Surely that would be an adorable story!

Things got dark quick.

Jess Collins makes her second appearance to hear all the delightful cat stories.

In the meantime, be sure to check out this collection of cat pictures from the Middle Ages!

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.

The Life of Aleister Crowley, with author Richard Kaczynski Hard to Believe

The so-called “wickedest man in the world” would have turned 145 this week, and to mark his birthday, John reached out to his most trusted biographer, Richard Kaczynski, author of Perdurabo – The Life of Aleister Crowley.¬†Kaczynski holds a PhD in social psychology and is himself a student of Thelema, the new religious movement built around Crowley’s philosophy. John asked him to set the record straight on one of the 20th century’s most controversial and fascinating figures. To find out more about and from Richard, check out his personal website.
  1. The Life of Aleister Crowley, with author Richard Kaczynski
  2. HTB Flashback: Prof. Kris Lane on Christopher Columbus, Washington Irving, and the Toppling of Outdated Statues
  3. Pastor June Joplin
  4. Emmy Nominee Liza Richardson
  5. Greg Garrett – Cultural Theologian – U2, Zombies, and Race

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.