Reviews
I’m very grateful and invigorated by your coverage of this topic. As a former third generation member of the organization, I experienced CSA from ages four to fourteen. My older cousins, Brandon and Adam, were Pioneers and ministerial servants for about half of the time they were abusing me. By...Read full review »
shegothipslikecinderella via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/16/22
Very interesting podcast. Why do so many religious institutions seem to prioritize the protection/spiritual welfare of the sinners over the welfare of the abused - and those at risk? It seems to be a pattern in so many stories of institutionally supported abuse. Avoiding scandal, moving on,...Read full review »
sadthegood via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/07/22
Very good journalistic investigations
devdamvp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/22
Please can someone tell me about the piano soundtrack? I would much appreciate
&@59 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/19/22
Eye opening!
Support488 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/22
Such an important argument for religious freedom being detrimental to society. A shocking and harrowing story but so well documented and relayed in this pod.
Gem1983gemma via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/11/22
As someone who grew up in the religion and is currently stuck in it as a PIMO, I am incredibly thankful for all the work that went into this investigative journalism. As far as I can tell no one I know knows about this! WT policies are archaic and it’s appalling that they are able to get away...Read full review »
Sarinha Cruz via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/04/22
1. Why has Bethel not been required by Britain’s legal authorities/police/government to hand over the data base on child abuse? 2. The implication in the final episode is that paedophiles such as Peter Stewart may deliberately join the Jehovah’s Witnesses because they know they will be protected...Read full review »
Coral Sands via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/26/22
As an ex-jw myself who has been through CSA, I found it upsetting at times but so well spoken, a compelling investigation and one which needs a lot of media attention.
Courtneyolivia via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/25/22
Excellent podcast. Thank you for telling this story.
rebbuck39 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/22
Extremely important podcast that all Jehovah’s witnesses should be aware of. There are children still being abused today and this podcast raises awareness of the issue in an attempt to safeguard Jehovah’s Witness children. Heartbreaking that these poor children are still being let down by their...Read full review »
lfcgoode via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/06/22
Excellent
Jonnybigbucks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/22
This was extremely well done. I usually HATE recreations of interviews with actors but these guys absolutely nailed it. We’ll done. TURN UP THE HEAT ON THIS ORGANIZATION!!!!
IanJames007 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/02/22
This long overdue investigation is well researched and presented. The Watchtower Society fights endlessly to conceal the extent of the problem, even defying courts and refusing to provide the extensive evidence in their secret database. The Australian Royal Commission began to lift the veil on...Read full review »
The King's Own via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/22
Amazing commitment in investigating abuse followed by great story telling. Finished it in one day
WorldNinja via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/28/22
Great podcast and insight into investigative journalism.
Chunts8888 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/26/22
Great journalistic work team! When people think JW’s, first thing that should come to mind is CSA failings and forced separation of families from shunning. They aren’t just annoying doorknockers, church leadership endangers communities and wastes human potential.
Danasaurous via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/22/22
The creators have done a very thorough research on Jehovah's Witnesses and really understood what it is all about. Solid investigative journalism carried with warmth and drive. Born and raised in this world, I know that it is often difficult for outsiders to truly understand the nuances of...Read full review »
lezen lezen lezen via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 07/21/22
I am a Catholic woman married to a JW. A few members of my husband’s family have commented on how deplorable the Catholic Church is regarding child sex abuse. With all these investigations into the WT, JW organization, including the Australian Royal Commission, my response to them is simply...Read full review »
Martha working on being Mary via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/22
Another fabulous investigative podcast by The Telegraph. What a shocking story though and hard to believe this happens continually in our society. Shame on the JW’s for protecting their image and institution rather than children.
altyrrell via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/20/22
Brilliantly researched and extremely important for the public to know about. Each episode is tense and grim, but somehow hopeful.
exJW12345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/22
Quite a gripping piece of investigative journalism. As I lifelong JW I know their double-speak on child sexual abuse. There’s their official policy, but I know for a fact in practice they actively discourage all members for going to the police because they “don’t want reproach brought on god’s...Read full review »
Fontinalis Rising via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/19/22
Great to hear real journalism is still going strong.
JohnMillard via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/19/22
The Telegraph does an incredible job taking an in-depth look at a difficult subject in an objective, non-sensational way. The policies of the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses regarding child abuse and child sexual abuse deserve a close examination, and Call Bethel offers that in a way I...Read full review »
coldfolgers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/22
A fantastic series on a terrible subject - can’t wait for more episodes. It’s really fascinating to see behind the curtain of how an investigation works too.
PeggyLou1989 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/22
JW, ExJw, Never JW, this is a must listen. Thank you to the Telegraph for such a well researched and balanced investigation.
Kimsilvio via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/14/22
The journalists investigating this secretive group have taken the time to listen and hear the truths of those who have previously been voiceless and consistently and thoroughly follow up leads. They should be highly commended for their work on this story. The former Circuit Overseer with decades...Read full review »
jacquiandtre via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/14/22
The Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation has cleverly avoided proper official scrutiny of their child protection policies, this fair and sensitively handled investigation goes where the official U.K. inquiry feared to tread. Meticulous journalism that literally leaves Watchtower no where to hide. A...Read full review »
Czaymn via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/12/22
I want to thank Telegraph for their work on this important podcast. This was very eye opening in the religion I had been a part of for so many years. I recommend it for current and former Jehovah’s witnesses along with fans of incredible investigative journalism. Please listen and share.
Keithdy167 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/22
Thank you for shining the spotlight on the way Jehovah’s Witnesses handles CSA. As a survivor of CSA (not by a JW) and watching the ARC on how they handle historic child abuse, I knew then and there that I could no longer align myself with such an organization. Yes, I lost my JW family and...Read full review »
Fadedbosslady via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/12/22
Everyone needs to be educated re: the heinous child sex abuse and even more heinous coverup that is happening within the Watchtower organization. Many thanks to the journalists, survivors, and whistleblowers exposing the depraved underbelly of the fanatical Jehovah’s Witness religion.
exjwDaisygirl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/22
As a 4th Generation Born-In JW (now ex-jw), I'm delighted that this podcast is shining a light on the horror so many members face. I know so many similar stories, I've also lost friends and family just for voicing doubt. I hope many more media outlets will continue to hold this Watchtower...Read full review »
Moontie Baggins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/22
Knowing someone who lived through this nightmare, I strongly advise all who can - spread the TRUTH about this cult!
GeekyJulia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/22
This is a great podcast that explains in very well put detail at how horrible this organization is . Please continue your work and hopefully more people will see and understand better . Thank you again for your work Along w/ Jill for brining it to you .
tunapete via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/22
This is so needed , the brave survivors deserve a voice in this horrendous cover up. Well researched and presented thank you.
kittysp mummy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/22
Just excellent journalism.
AusStem via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/06/22
The average person who is familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses tends to think of them as a somewhat strange Christian group, with nice members. But it is such a controlling and dangerous cult and it is important for that to become common knowledge to society at large. So much so that current members...Read full review »
metsjetslakers via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/22
This is a very well researched & presented podcast on a very unsavoury subject. However it’s needed covering & I hope that other media outlets pick up on the story & let people know how damaging the watchtower doctrines are. I hope current Jehovah’s Witnesses and anyone interested...Read full review »
Fly Boy Blue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/29/22
Two episodes in and this promises to be as thorough in its approach, riveting in its presentation and irreproachable in its research and investigation. It is things like this that restores some faith in journalism.
Aleksandra Tintinfan i UK via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/22
Thank-you for giving these brave survivors a voice, finally their stories can be told after being silenced by the organisation they trusted for so many years. Truly heartbreaking! This journalism is essential to protect current victims, because although it’s claimed that policy’s have changed,...Read full review »
Getthedata! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/22
Brilliant podcast, I’ve been waiting for someone to investigate this in the UK. It’s awful what’s happening in the JW community and it needs addressing so thanks for doing just that telegraph, and thanks so much for making these peoples voices heard loud and clear ✨
@binkydraws via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/28/22
Thank you so much Telegraph for covering this critical topic in a timely manner. How it isn’t on the front pages of the newspapers regularly I don’t know. Much appreciated by this former Jehovah’s Witness child. Particularly as within my family four children were abused by three adult men...Read full review »
Lara's Jayco review via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/25/22
This is a must listen - very professionally done and incredibly accurate
Senorborritoslover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/25/22
I am the author of the newly published CULT GIRLS (by Natalie Grand) graphic novel based on my life & my friends who were born, raised and married in the JW faith. I saw so much abuse of child sex abuse handled in house and never reported to secular authorities, in California, USA. None of...Read full review »
nattyg1978lovespodcasts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/22
Thank you! My daughter is a victim in Australia by a jw. It’s difficult to get them to justice as it’s often their word against the victims. We live with the consequences.
thinkngal via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/22/22
10/10. I was upset when it ended. Can’t wait for the rest. Im glad this story is being told! Keep up the good work.
Emo…. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/22/22
I can’t quite believe that this issue is finally getting attention in the mainstream media. This story needs to be told. And it’s being told with such sensitivity and accuracy by the Telegraph’s podcast team. Thank you so much
soph.carter. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/21/22
I’m a former baptized Jehovah’s Witness (never disfellowshipped) with family still in it and this is 100% accurate. Great job!
minxnyc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/22
I was ecstatic to see that Bed of Lies had updated, but it was the first episode of this new podcast. It’s another excellent one - clearly extensively researched, told in a thoughtful, detailed, yet easy to follow way. The subject matter is very heavy of course but it’s a great listen.
CedarPine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/22
Very intrigued by the first episode. Gripping and disturbing. Telegraph doing brilliant work - well done.
Dizdazdoz91214 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/21/22
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