Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

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SEASON 2
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S 2 E 9 PREVIEW

The Business of Religion

Premieres on Oct 24, 2017

Scientologists are constantly pressured to pay money to the Church based on a promise of spiritual salvation. But what happens when parishioners ask for their money back? Ex-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder will lead a roundtable discussion, examining the contracts that all Scientologists must follow, and how these contracts lock them into financial burdens that can lead to hardship and ruin. Mike and Leah will be joined by ex-Sea Org Member Matt Pesch, leading Scientology blogger Jeffrey Augustine, along with ex-Scientologist Luis Garcia, and his attorney, Ted Babbitt, who are embroiled in a major lawsuit with the church regarding refunds.

S 2 E 8

The Greatest Good

Aired on Oct 17, 2017

In Scientology’s elite Sea Organization, nothing is considered more important than clearing the planet. Leah and Mike sit down with Mimi Faust and Christi Gordon, whose mothers dedicated much of their lives to the Sea Org. Mimi and Christi share their harrowing stories of neglect and abandonment, having both paid the highest price for “the greatest good.”

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The Ranches

Aired on Oct 10, 2017

The Mace-Kingsley Ranches were promoted by Scientologists as educational camps for troubled kids, but former students say they were actually hard labor camps for children. Leah and Mike sit down with two former students who talk about the hardships they endured there, from corporal punishment to challenging living conditions, and for the first time, give voice to the generation of kids in Scientology who were sent away to these ranches.

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Scientology and Celebrity: The Betrayal of Paul Haggis

Aired on Sep 19, 2017

Since Scientology’s inception, L. Ron Hubbard had an obsession with getting celebrities into the Church. Leah and Mike sit down with a former Scientology celebrity recruiter to learn about the Church’s efforts to recruit A-listers. Then Leah and Mike travel to NYC to meet with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, the first celebrity to speak out against Scientology, for a very candid conversation about his own personal journey.

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The Rise of David Miscavige

Aired on Sep 12, 2017
David Miscavige holds the keys to Scientology's kingdom and despite accusations of abuse spanning a decade, he remains the head of the Church. Leah and Mike are joined by one of Miscavige's former body men, as well as the former head of security at Scientology's heavily guarded Gold Base headquarters. They share their first-hand accounts of how Miscavige maneuvered his way into power and how he continues to be untouchable.
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The Bridge to Total Freedom

Aired on Sep 05, 2017

In Scientology, the goal of every Scientologist is to ascend to the top of the “Bridge to Total Freedom.” Ex-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder will lead a round table discussion to break down what “The Bridge” is and why Scientologists spend years of their lives and thousands of dollars to reach the coveted top. Mike and Leah will be joined by ex-Sea Org Officer Bruce Hines and Leah’s mother who reached the top of the Bridge, plus two former members, who currently still practice Scientology outside the church.

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The 'Perfect' Scientology Family

Aired on Aug 29, 2017

Liz Gale, a third generation Scientologist, was raised to believe that Scientology had the equation to create the perfect family. Leah and Mike sit down with her to hear how what was supposed to be “happily ever after” ended in abandonment, death and the demise of what could have been the family that had it all.

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The Ultimate Failure of Scientology

Aired on Aug 22, 2017

Scientology promises relief from all of life’s ills, but those suffering from depression and suicidal ideation often feel they have nowhere to turn. Hearing the tragic stories of Aaron Poulin, a member of the Sea Org who committed suicide at 21, and Tayler Tweed, who died at only 27, only strengthen Leah’s commitment to continue challenging Church practices.

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Thetans in Young Bodies

Aired on Aug 15, 2017

Ex-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue their mission to expose and give voice to the victims of Scientology practices. Mirriam and Saina, two women raised together inside the Church of Scientology’s now defunct Cadet Org, share heartrending stories of abandonment and sexual abuse. With Leah’s moral support, they both take a courageous step toward achieving justice.

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