Episode 45: NXIVM

Question: What do blackmail, herpes, vaginal branding, starvation, and rubber cow utters on women’s breasts have in common?
Answer: NXIVM

(2:21) NXIVM (pronounced Nexium)
Those unfamiliar with the title may be wondering what the hell it means. It’s pronounced “Nexium.”

(4:50) What is NXIVM?
NXIVM is an underground sex cult led by Keith Raniere, disguised as a multi-level marketing company. NXIVM has been making headlines lately because actress Allison Mack and cult leader Keith Raniere have been indicted on charges of sex trafficking and forced labor.

(7:37) Who is Keith Raniere? We take a look into Raniere’s past as a con artist, alleged pedophile, and self-proclaimed self-help guru. We also take a look at some of the practices inside of NXIVM.

(22:24) Sidebar: All these hoes.
Dan doesn’t have a problem with men having multiple sex partners. He doesn’t have a problem with women having multiple partners either… as long as they’re not women he’s involved with.

(27:12) Back On Track: Voluntary Blackmail.
New women were recruited by members like Allison Mack and convinced to offer items like nude photos, pornographic material, or writing statements that that could be used to blackmail them if they ever disobeyed their “masters” or Keith Raniere.

(31:54) Is Brainwashing & Hypnotism Real?
We go around the room and share our views on if we believe brainwashing and hypnotism are possible.

(53:46) Ask an Attorney:
My daughter’s mother is dating a registered sex-offender. Can I do anything to stop him from being around my daughter?

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