The Gateway: Teal Swan

A Society and Culture podcast featuring Jennings Brown and Jessica Glazer
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The Gateway is a six-part series about Teal Swan, a new brand of spiritual guru, who draws in followers with her hypnotic self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Some followers move to Teal’s healing center, a spiritual startup where they produce content and manage social media accounts. Teal insists her therapy saves lives, but her critics say Teal’s death-focused dogma is dangerous. Gizmodo reporter Jennings Brown traveled to rural Utah and to the forests of Costa Rica, with extensive access to Teal and her inner circle, to understand Teal's teachings and investigate the deaths of some of her followers.

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After months of reporting, Jennings goes to Utah for one final interview with Teal.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A look back at a strange chapter of American history known as the Satanic Panic—and how it connects to Teal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this exploration of Teal’s online empire, we’ll meet some of the people whose lives have changed because of her teachings.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Started
May 21st, 2018
Latest Episode
Jul 4th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
7
Avg. Episode Length
37 minutes
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