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Guru
The Dark Side of Enlightenment
When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt...
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3.7 stars from 8,486 ratings
Signed up for a week free to listen to Guru. Downloaded all episodes but 2 not working and is unavailable. Not a good example of trying to get purchases.
BinxyBeaut via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/22
It goes to episode 8…
Afcour84 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/26/22
Powerful storytelling
This was powerful journalism about a story that I needed to hear. I’m especially grateful for the focus on responsible practices in the self-help industry. James Arthur Ray may not have been a cult leader per se, but we need to discuss the manipulation tactics he utilized that show up in many...Read full review »
ElissaBissa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/22
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