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
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
Ep 8 is playing instead of 5 - irritating.
ReneeL. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/22
Another great podcast from Wondery
wendybird777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/22
As always. Great story, incredible investigating
Ang mr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
If you like podcasts from professional journalists who know how to tell a story, you will enjoy Guru. The interviews are compelling and you get insight along the way as to how people get into situations they didn’t anticipate. Oh, and you hear about peer pressure among adults — it’s not just...Read full review »
LisaLovesBeaches via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/15/21
Good story. But I didn’t get to hear Episode 5 because it plays as Episode 8. Sort of ruined it for me.
PRL329 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/14/21
Not only is this podcast so informative, but it also completely sucked me in.
Gnvdylfdr58932866 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/21
Eye opening to come upon this story. Thanks for telling a good story.
kokobelongs2fox via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/08/21
Great show but hey, Wondery, episode 8 plays in place of episode 5. Please fix it.
ricketybridge891 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/21
Well, I was enjoying it until episode 5 WHERE THE HELL IS IT? Episode 8 has been duplicated and although it says episode 5 it becomes very clear quite quickly that it’s actually episode 8 I was hoping ep 8 and ep 5 might’ve been swapped around somehow, BUT NO, ep 8 AGAIN so annoying and I...Read full review »
FrancAsh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/21
Nip portrays himself as some kind of athlete, and asserted that drinking water during practice while growing up (Mormon?) is viewed as weak. If such is the case, perhaps his dried up brain led him to be a top selling pimp for Keith, while Sarah turned a blind eye selling this nonsense to...Read full review »
nixfinity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
an ad literally every 5 minutes! outrageous.
A sad student via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/21
This pod tells the story we’ll bug what’s missing is the mind manipulation, coercive control and indoctrination tactics that JR used which caused people to ignore their own survival instincts and caused some to die. In my opinion the topic of indoctrination needs to be understood and the sinister...Read full review »
Lotus Sake via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/21
Appreciated hearing a lot about this person who was highly recommended by an influential person without further investigation into who he really was, and who later exposed as a fraud. He was really an ordinary person like me who made every attempt to fleece gullible persons, without any conscience.
USA Mknitter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/21
I had no idea that has even happened and I was a big “the secret” fan. Unfortunately I don’t know what happened in episode 5, as 5 and 8 seem to be the same :(
Erinp78 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/11/21
Not necessarily the fault of the podcast, but it’s super frustrating that we now have to pay extra to listen to some podcasts. Apple continues to nickel and dime us. I was unable to finish the series because the trial ended and I will not pay for it.
Willis12233455 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/21
Nvm it’s catnip for the overwrought upper middle class horny for validation
oldjohnhall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/21
Loved this podcast. Great subject and super interesting however I do wish that they had more episodes that explored what was and is going on and discussed more people that are doing similar things and that there are very few laws or people fighting for new laws in the context of this mentor...Read full review »
the_log_lady_ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/21
Really important awareness building and thorough investigation of different people involved
Lovinglove22 via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 07/07/21
The more that I listen to stories about the self help industry the more I become suspicious about it. This podcast is wonderfully put together and tells an important story.
Yepydo via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/01/21
Hey Matt, I really enjoyed this crazy and compelling story about James Earl Ray and the way that you told it. I couldn’t wait to hear each new episode. Scary how much certain people can hold influence and control over other human beings like that. Congrats on the gig with Wondery and Great work...Read full review »
Sozz2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/21
I’m a huge true crime buff, but this story upset me more than any other I have heard. I don’t remember if there was a trigger warning in the beginning... but the first episode has a dramatic retelling of the terrible event and it was so visceral and disturbing to me, that I had horrible...Read full review »
Hoopstar83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
Absolutely absorbing, eye opening, educative and captivating. Investigative journalism at its best and was able to relate to other life situations - like these new charismatic churches - amongst others.
Wamaringo via Apple Podcasts · Kenya · 04/26/21
I found this interesting and insightful at the same time. Most shocking what you can get away with if you create a strong following and make it on Oprah‘s couch. At times, if felt a bit too sensationalist for me.
iTomCGN via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 04/22/21
The stories are amazing. Interesting and they keep your attention. BUT oh those ads! I realize the podcast has to be paid for, but I urge people to sit by your devices so you can fast forward through the many ads of varying length.
Sturdywoman via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/20/21
Compelling stuff
adiblaas via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/21
GROSS!!!! No way. Never heard such rubbish and I am a pediatric therapist!
mediarite via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/02/21
Wonders never disappoints
kenziekittenn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/02/21
This is a riveting and crucially important story to tell, and it was done so well. I disagree that it was drawn out- I think the depth of detail was really necessary. People need to know about this not just in the case of James Ray, but so many others doing similar harm in the new-age world (even...Read full review »
habanero_sauce via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/21
Unfortunately this has become today’s reality. I have So Many “acquaintances” who have jumped on the Wellness, Mindfulness, Spiritual bandwagon. All just like Amway presenters. I had a Friend who was involved with Sundance movie premier “Secret”, wanted me to host a premier party for cast, crew,...Read full review »
Sky Listner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
The content is good but it’s constantly, abruptly interrupted by these irritating, repetitive, very long ad breaks.
EnidaV via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/05/21
Wondery my podcasts have the most overwrought narration and this one is no different. It’s so campy and for a subject this serious, it is extremely distracting. Let the story tell itself without the ridiculous embellishment
Plik76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/20
This is fear mongering at its finest! Go do something productive with your lives. The world would be a better place if you quit giving energy to this and try to bring a person down.
Reyden Egbert via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/24/20
I downloaded Guru for a road trip and am happy I did. It really brings this story to life through audio clips, interviews and research. I wanted to listen straight through. Such an interesting subject, case, and reminder to not always believe everything you hear. In my opinion, Kirby’s mom is the...Read full review »
Jenjen pen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/13/20
Not one of Wondery’s best podcasts, but still with a listen. I think it’s important for people to be educated on this subject matter. Between this, Nxivm, and other recent cult activities seen in the media, it seems that what once had a heavy focus of drawing people into some kind of attainment...Read full review »
Firedancer71 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/20
A small but powerful insight into the devastating impact of coming under the spell of narcissistic sociopathic leaders.
c9webdesign via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/28/20
This story is insane. I have so much respect for Ginny Brown, incredibly sad and she does so well. I cannot believe that the ‘Guru’ has perused this career post jail time?! He needs to just ... stop. Great documentary!
SteffiHi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/19/20
James Arthur Ray is 100% responsible for the deaths at his falsely named “sweat lodge.” He was willfully negligent and should have gotten more jail time. This podcast, though, was an unusual flop by Wondery for me. Normally I love their work, but this series seemed too drawn out. I actually...Read full review »
Cutler29 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/15/20
Difficult to navigate. Listen to one episode and it’s difficult to find the next episode. Doesn’t keep your place if you need to stop listening for a while. Both on NPR And podcast
turista en espana via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 11/11/20
Very well-produced podcast, although a little disappointing. I was hoping for more of a series of gurus in general, and the problems surrounding this kind of need of humans to be followed as well as to follow. I hadn't heard this story before and was both disgusted and disturbed by it. I...Read full review »
Simkha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/20
I loved this podcast! It’s so easy to be pulled into something like this -happens to people all the time. It makes sense to me because something similar happened to me. I was pulled into a system run by a Medium who is still very well known today. She manipulates vulnerable people to work for...Read full review »
Dragonsisterssss via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/27/20
This was a great Podcast! Not sure why it is not rated a 5?
Dimichjohn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/20
I enjoyed this podcast. They go in to really focus on the Pepe involved.
phoenixmoon3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/20
Great storytelling. Very sad that this ‘Guru’ took no responsibility for his manipulating and humiliating people into a situation where they didn’t follow their survival instincts to get out. It’s a shame there’s no licensing of this service.
Di Simmo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/10/20
I’m very interested in group think, “empowerment” and self help workshops, and cults so I was excited to listen to this. It was pretty good, but honestly could have been 3, maybe 4 episodes. Very stretched out for no reason. I also feel like people need to be held accountable for how they...Read full review »
WWB3084 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/10/20
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