On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Matthew Remski [Twitter], a writer on meditation, yoga and cults for Walrus and the co-host of the Conspirituality podcast; ‘A weekly study of converging right-wing conspiracy theories and faux-progressive wellness utopianism’.
Matthew is the author of Practice and All Is Coming: Abuse, Cult Dynamics, and Healing in Yoga and Beyond and recently published ‘At This Point, Can QAnon Really Be Banned?; ‘A Facebook purge and Trump’s infection weakens QAnon but not the alt-health libertarians of ‘Soft-Q’’ (Medium, October 8, 2020). We spoke to Matthew about Nazi yoga, cult dynamics, the germ of ill-health in the wellness industry, and the merging of conspiratorial mindsets with new age utopianism.
See/hear also : 20: The Second Wave: Pastel Q Goes Undercover (w/Ben Lee), Conspirituality, October 8, 2020 | ‘Pastel QAnon’: The female lifestyle bloggers and influencers spreading conspiracy theories through Instagram, The Feed (SBS), September 30, 2020 | The Emergence of Conspirituality, Charlotte Ward and David Voas, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol.26, No.1, 2011.
4.30pm, Thursday, October 29, 2020 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website