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In this second part of Doyle Dockstader’s episode we get into some topics that most people will not discuss. Trauma, abuse, criminal behavior and substance abuse are a heavy topic, but Doyle was willing to share his story. He left the FLDS at the young age of 12, living on the streets, turning to substances and then criminal behavior. He opens up about serving time in prison and what he was able to learn from his trauma and behaviors. He is a testament that you can come from the bottom and get to the top! “I’m flipping the script I’m not going to be a victim, I refuse to be a victim….I’m a SURVIVOR I win and I’m going to continue to win!”
We were lucky enough to have Doyle Dockstader in our studio for a two part episode to discuss trauma, suicide, substance abuse & criminal behavior. Doyle left the FLDS when he was 12 years old, making him one of our youngest guests to leave a polygamist group. He gets vulnerable and raw about having to grow up fast and that included getting into drugs and criminal activity. He shares with us in this episode some great motivational words and is an example that hard work and not giving up pays off!
We were lucky enough to have Doyle Dockstader in our studio for a two part episode to discuss trauma, suicide, substance abuse & criminal behavior. Doyle left the FLDS when he was 12 years old, making him one of our youngest guests to leave a polygamist group. He gets vulnerable and raw about having to grow up fast and that included getting into drugs and criminal activity. He shares with us in this episode some great motivational words and is an example that hard work and not giving up pays off!
We had the pleasure of having Worth Bistline call in to do an interview about growing up as a young man in the FLDS. He has an interesting view as he grew up with Rulon Jeffs as prophet and the gradual transition to Warren Jeffs becoming the leader of the FLDS. He has a lot of insight regarding the transition and especially as a young man coming into the priesthood of the FLDS. Thanks again to Worth for sharing his story and we hope his ending words of wisdom can help as many people as they go through this crazy thing called life!
We had the pleasure to speak to Arturo Jessop, who’s story is vastly different then the other stories we’ve shared. In previous episodes we discuss how racism plays a big part in most of the polygamist groups. Well in the AUB they allow two other races, Mexicans and Native Americans. Arturo’s family comes from Mexico. As he tells his story you’ll see how the AUB converts from the communities in Mexico.
Carlyn is a young man who grew up in Southern Utah where the FLDS isolated many years ago. He came in the studio to share his story, not of misery but of truth! He did everyhting he could to please his father and become a worthy Priesthood man. We dive deep into what it is like to be a young man in the FLDS group. Carlyn reminds us to not let the bad things in life continue to make us miserable.
Leah left the AUB polygamist group in 2010 as a young adult! Leah has been featured in the TV show Escaping Polygamy. She shares her story with us and what it was like to be a young women in the AUB group. We get into the politics of the AUB and how the church is run so closely to the LDS church. Mentioned: Sister Wives TV show on TLC
Kevin was born and raised in the AUB polygamist group. He was married as well in the group and we touch a bit on what the marriage ceremony is like in a polygamist group. He was never a practicing polygamist, yet his insight into polygamy and the AUB are exceptional! He came in with his wife Liz who we interviewed the previous episode. He shares wisdom and knowledge we are excited to be able to share!
The Apostolic United Brethren is known as the AUB or the Allred Group, based out of Bluffdale, Utah. Our first ever former AUB member Liz Jessop came in for a deep and informational interview! Liz was the first wife in a plural marriage and shares her struggle to make the decision to leave polygamy. She tells us all new information on the AUB; from how childhood is in the AUB to the religious ceremonies they perform. We hope this is as informal to you as it was to us. We learned somethings that we’ve never heard. Liz came in and in her words “got a bunch of monkeys off her back”.
This episode features Val Snow, one of Daniel Kingston’s many children. He gives us the insight into the world of growing up with an abusive father & also coming out as gay. His story is very raw and intense, but he shows us that even growing up in fear and being unhappy doesn’t mean that’s how the rest of your life will be. He gives us all hope to become better from our life experiences & gives great advice!
Joanna who is only 17 years left in June 2018, since leaving she has begun to discover who she truly is as an independent woman. We discuss her first public school experience and much more. Since she has just left she has so much ahead of her and we are so grateful she was able to share her story with us & hope that you feel inspired!
Maria left the FLDS polygamist cult 10 years ago and since leaving has had many struggles that have got her to where she is now. Her stories and experiences are priceless and we hope those who are listening feel inspired. Maria is now married and has a young child, her story shows it is possible to leave and start a whole new life.
We had the pleasure to speak with a young man who in his short life thus far has already been through a lot & has decided to take those hard times and turn them to positives. He is joining the U.S. Coast Guard after he graduates High School, with a bright future ahead of him. He has very wise words on motivation and great advice. We hope you feel inspired & share his story to help others.
Warren Jessop is a young man who's story is inspiring. We are both hoping his story can inspire and help anyone who needs it.
We have Nicole, Melissa and Emily back to answer everyone's questions. Since everyone's story is different this episode shows even more everyone different point of views on many things. These ladies are very insightful & are excited for you to laugh and enjoy this episode!
Young Barlow has turned his experiences of growing up in a religious cult into many positives. He owns his own company and is investing in other companies as well. His insights and stories show a lot of his character and being a survivor. We hope his triumph is something that will help others as well.
Lamont Barlow, who was featured on A&E's Cults and Extreme Beliefs episode on the FLDS has a lot of knowledge that we are excited to share. Lamont left the FLDS and moved away from the community and has since moved back. He is doing a lot of amazing things to help the community grow. He is an entrepreneur who is bringing a tech company to the community to create a great source of income.
We had the privilege to have the Nicole come in, she is the daughter of Paul Kingston who is the current Prophet of the Kingston group. Lots of good first hand information and stories from the leaders daughter herself. Nicole just released her book called The Leader's Daughter which is available on Amazon. 
Amy is only 16 years old, but she is wise beyond her years and is so well spoken!
We were able to meet some amazing people down at the Crick and our opinions have been changed, because we were personally able to be in the community.
Briell Decker is the former wife to the FLDS prophet, Warren Jeffs. Warren is said to have 79 wives and Briell was the 65th wife. She has an amazing story of triumph that makes her a survivor.
Amanda is not afraid to share her personal thoughts and feelings on growing up in the Kingston Polygamist group. She was a teachers aid for the Kingston run elementary school and has first hand experience with how the school is run. 
Melissa was born and raised in the Kingston polygamist group. She was married to man and became the first wife. We discuss her having and raising kids in polygamy and the difficult process to leave polygamy. Due to the fact she was legally married to her then husband she has to go through a difficult divorce process with the Kingston's fighting against her.
Emily Tucker gave us a lot of information on the Kingston group and how they operate. Her story is one of freedom. Her story is also a rare case, in that her whole family left together.
This is our first episode of Survivors Podcast and we're so glad you're tuning in! Please tell your friends and family. The more people listen and are aware of what is happening the more people we can help. If anyone has any questions please email survivorspodcast1@gmail.com. Also, we have programs for those who want to leave polygamy. We have places to sleep, resources & ears to listen.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Madi Webber
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jan 15th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 18th, 2019
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
25
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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