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Episode 50: Ron Miscavige "Escaped Scientology"


Ron Miscavige escaped from the Church of Scientology’s international headquarters outside Hemet, California, on March 25, 2012. Shortly thereafter, his son and current Scientology leader David Miscavige allegedly hired private investigators to follow Ron and file reports each day about his activities: where he went, what he did, and who he spoke to. In early August 2013, after nearly a year and a half, the PIs slipped up and one was arrested, at which point they confessed the sordid details of what they had been hired to do. When the story was printed in the Los Angeles Times in April 2015 the country was aghast and shock waves spread internationally. Ron did not especially care for the publicity. His aim after leaving Scientology was simply to get on with his life, play his horn in Dixieland bands and sell Exer-Genies, an exercise device he had been using since the 1960s. The other thing he did not care for was the situation that his two daughters had cut off contact with him owing to the Church of Scientology’s policy of “disconnection,” whereby church members are forced to cut all communication with anyone who they deem has been critical of the church. Ron’s departure from Scientology two years earlier placed him in bad stead with the church, and his son David prevailed upon his two sisters to sever the connection with their father. Now, having been separated from his daughters as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ron made the decision to stand up against the church’s practice of tearing families apart and strike a blow to end the abuse. The result was his book Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige and Me published by St. Martins Press.

1hr 40mins

13 Apr 2021

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#74 The Making Of David Miscavige | Ron Miscavige


Ron Miscavige is the father of David Miscavige who is the leader of the church of scientology.  Ron and his family joined Scientology in 1970, and he worked for the Sea Org for almost 27 years.  It's also worth mentioning Ron signed a Billion year contract with the church.  This is really a tragic story of how a father became disconnected from his son, and then you throw in the whole scientology aspect of it and how the family originally got into this mess which eventually led to a broken bond between father and son.  https://www.therealronmiscavige.com

2hr 7mins

2 Oct 2020

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049 : Ron Miscavige

Eddie Green's 101

Ron Miscavige is the father of David Miscavige, leader of the Church of Scientology. He was a member for 42 years before escaping in 2012. His book "Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me" is available everywhere. Check out his website for more information: https://www.therealronmiscavige.com ~ Purchase official 101 merchandise: https://www.teepublic.com/user/eddiegreens101 ~ Support the podcast/YouTube channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/eddiegreens101 ~ Share your thoughts via voice message: https://anchor.fm/eddiegreens101 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/eddiegreens101/message

1hr 20mins

12 Apr 2020

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Scientology, Sales and Shelly ft. Ron Miscavige Snr.

The Sensibly Speaking Podcast

This week I talk with Ron Miscavige Snr, former Scientologist and Sea Org member and also the father of Scientology’s current leader, David MIscavige. We discuss life on the Sea Org base in Riverside as well as his impressions of Shelly Miscavige, his history as a salesman both in and out of the Church and more. Ron’s website is here. The post Sensibly Speaking Podcast #152: Scientology, Sales and Shelly ft. Ron Miscavige Snr. appeared first on The Sensibly Speaking Podcast.

1hr 2mins

4 Aug 2018

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Ron Miscavige (COB’s Dad) - The Indie Scientology Podcast #21

The Indie Scientology Podcast

Ron Miscavige (COB’s Father) - The Indie Scientology Podcast #21 Guest interview with Ron Miscavige, the father of COB David Miscavige. We talk about his sons transformation into a suppressive person, his new book called 'Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige and Me' and about other interesting Scientology things. Link for Ron's website and to buy the book: https://www.therealronmiscavige.com/

1hr 39mins

12 Jan 2018

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tSE 069 - Ron Miscavige!

The Science Enthusiast Podcast

In this episode, Natalie talks to Ron Miscavige about his escape from the Church of Scientology after over 4 decades as a member.We, along with our fellow podcasters from The League of Nerds, are putting a call out to our listeners to help fund our friend Dr. Chad Hayes’ trip to a conference of quacks (Mercola! Wakefield!) in Florida. (Note: Extra funds raised from the campaign will go Voices for Vaccines, not the Gates Foundation, as stated in the episode.)And, finally, Nat shares her QED experience, which includes the life lesson, “Burger King is no place to find what you’re looking for.”Links?A Doctor Says Quack: https://gofundme.com/doctors-who-rockDebunked by Haiku: https://twitter.com/DebunkedByHaikuRon Miscavige on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiscavigeRonRon Miscavige: https://therealronmiscavige.comBe sure to check out Ron’s book: http://amzn.to/2l0v0UitSE on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tSEpodcast

1hr 36mins

20 Oct 2017

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10 // Ron Miscavige

Lewis Costello's Transmissions

In this one, I sit down with a former Scientologist of 42 years, a New York Times bestselling author, and the father of Scientology head honcho David Miscavige.Ron's new book, 'Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige And Me' sheds light on his time in Scientology, paying close attention to the fractured relationship he has with his son, who would go on to become the leader of Scientology.Ron's book - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ron-Miscavige/e/B00N8IZZ0GRon's website - https://www.therealronmiscavige.com/


17 Jul 2017

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Episode 164 - Ron Miscavige

Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

Cara has a candid conversation with Ron Miscavige, author of “Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me,” about his life as a Scientologist and the difficulty he faced (and continues to face) after escaping the cult. They also talk about the messages and motivations of L Ron Hubbard and the ascendancy of his son, David, the leader of Scientology. Follow Ron: @MiscavigeRon.

1hr 15mins

28 Jun 2017

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Ep. 165 - Ron Miscavige, Author of Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me

Friendly Atheist Podcast

If you've followed the articles, movies, and TV shows about the Church of Scientology recently, you're probably familiar with the name David Miscavige, the man who runs the Church. His father is Ron Miscavige, and he joined the church in 1970. David was 10 at the time. It wasn't until 2012 that Ron escaped. Since then, he's worked hard to undo some of the damage caused by the Church, including their policy of basically shunning those outside of it. His book, now out in paperback, is called Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.I spoke with Ron about whether his son knows that the Church's beliefs aren't real, why Scientology is so appealing to some people, and how he managed to break out of the bubble.


1 Jun 2017

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#947 - Ron Miscavige

The Joe Rogan Experience

Ron Miscavige is the father of the Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige and former member for over 40 years. His book Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me is available now.

1hr 43mins

19 Apr 2017