Spies Like UsAired on Dec 04, 2018
Cierra Westerman was recruited out of a Florida private investigator school to spy on critics of the Church of Scientology, including Mike Rinder and inventor Robert Almblad. In this episode, Cierra pulls back the curtain on Scientology’s spying operations, detailing how she and other investigators dug through trash, installed tracking devices on cars, and infiltrated the lives of the church’s critics, all seemingly part of Scientology’s decades-long Fair Game policy aimed at destroying its enemies. Mike and Leah explore whether this policy violates the church’s tax-exempt status.
Star WitnessAired on Nov 27, 2018
Scientology’s Gold Base in Riverside County, California, has been shrouded in mystery for years. The heavily guarded compound houses up to 1,000 members of the Sea Org, the church’s elite inner core. Ex-members who have left report harsh working conditions, abuse and the existence of a double-wide trailer housing facility known as “The Hole.” In a rare insider’s view of Gold, Valerie Haney tells of her years as Scientology first lady Shelly Miscavige’s personal steward and how after two decades in the Sea Org, with conditions at the base leading her to contemplate suicide, Valerie makes a bold move.
Emotional AftermathAired on Nov 18, 2018
How does it feel to lose your entire belief system? How does it feel to come to believe everything you’ve been told—the foundation of who you are isn’t based in truth? How do you let go of the anger? The guilt? The grief? How do you begin to get over it and move on? In this very special episode we’ll see Leah, Mike and their closest family members, in ways we’ve never seen before as they share—for the first time—the emotional toll leaving Scientology has taken on them and their families and the challenge of unlearning the systems and practices that were engrained in them for decades.