Surviving Scientology Episode 52 with Karen Schless Pressley

Karen Schless Pressley is the former Commanding Officer of the Scientology Celebrity Centre. In this interview she discusses how she and her then husband — the composers Peter Schless — became Scientologists and later joined the Sea Org. Karen fascinatingly discusses the lure of Scientology for celebrities in terms of co-dependency. In my view, this is a remarkably insightful description. Karen’s new book “Escaping Scientology: An Insider’s True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power ” is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Scien…

Surviving Scientology Episode 47 with Aaron Smith-Levin

Aaron Smith-Levin and Jeffrey Augustine discuss Marty Rathbun’s video series in which he uses lies, distortions, and falsehoods to attack those who speak out against Scientology. Marty has no credibility according to the Church of Scientology itself. So why are Marty’s videos on Scientology’s website?

Surviving Scientology Episode 46 with John Atack

Jon Atack, author Let’s Sell These People a Piece of Blue Sky, one of the definitive books on Scientology, discusses L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. Jon Atack is also the author of “opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing.”

Surviving Scientology Episode 42 with Ron Miscavige Sr.

Ron Miscavige, father of Scientology leader David Miscavige, discusses his New York Times #1 bestselling book Ruthless, his escape from Scientology, Disconnection, and Fair Game. Be sure to watch Ron Miscavige’s appearance on the A&E show “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.” Episode 4, “A Leader Emerges.”

Ron Miscavige’s book “Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me” is available on Amazon.