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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 Stroud....
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3.7 stars from 3,266 ratings
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Intriguing tale of human vulnerability and manipulation, sorry for the families left behind. Deducting points for the narrator telling the listeners to leave a 5 star review ... shades of the Guru himself! 🤔
buyers.beware via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/10/20
Good story too many ads
For a 30 min episode there seems to be an ad break every 5 min. Pretty annoying
ljahljah via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/10/20
Tony
He says some powerful things.
krakencracker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/20
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