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JW Forwardcast

The Podcast for former Jehovah's Witnesses looking to rebuild their lives after leaving.

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3: Overcoming Fear of Failure - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

In this episode: - Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire discuss how to overcome the fear of failure. - Covert launches an Indie Rock Band. - Alice corrects Covert’s dreadful French pronunciation with the use of Finding Nemo. - We answer an excellent listener question from @le_great_escape on twitter about how to let go of living forever. All this and more on Episode 3 of JW ForwardCast! Follow Alice on twitter @thealicechesh Follow Covert Fade on Twitter @covertfade Find Covert Fade’s articles on JWSurvey.org Support us on Patreon/covertfade Buy the book Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers on Amazon Forbes Article: 30 Powerful Quotes On Failure Mel Robbins 5-4-3-2-1- Mindset Logen Ninefingers Quotes (created by author Joe Abercrombie) including "It's better to do it than live with the fear of it." The SEP field, as conceived by Douglas Adams

1hr 10mins

25 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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16: 9 Tips for Healthy Boundaries - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

In this episode, Alice Cheshire and Covert Fade discuss how JW indoctrination installs an unhealthy and toxic view towards interpersonal boundaries, and discuss 9 tips to help repair that damage. Also Covert quotes passages from fantasy novels, and Alice updates the classic "Do unto others" mantra with a slightly more 21st century and colourful turn of phrase... Follow Covert Fade on twitter @covertfade Follow Alice Cheshire on twitter @thealicechesh Subscribe to the Covert Fade Youtube Channel here Support the Forwardcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/covertfade Send your exJW questions to us at jwforwardcast@gmail.com 

1hr 29mins

1 May 2019

Rank #2

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17 : It's Okay To Ask For What You Want - With Covert Fade and Chloe Leon

In this episode, Covert Fade interviews fellow JW Survey team member Chloe Leon about her experiences overcoming domestic violence, kick-starting her career after she left the JW's behind, how it's okay to ask for what you want...and joining the circus! Follow Covert Fade on twitter @covertfade Follow Chloe Leon on twitter @chlooable Watch Chloe's interview on the exJW Fifth channel here Read Chloe's blog at https://www.chloelearns.com Subscribe to the Covert Fade Youtube Channel here Support the Forwardcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/covertfade Send your exJW questions to us at jwforwardcast@gmail.com 

1hr 26mins

20 May 2019

Rank #3

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5: Apostasy Film Discussion (SPOILERS) - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

In this second special episode, Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire continue their discussion of the new film Apostasy from writer/director and former Jehovah's Witness Daniel Kokotajlo! ALL MAJOR PLOT POINTS ARE DISCUSSED so BE WARNED if you've not yet seen the movie. HERE BE DRAGONS! Links Follow Alice Cheshire on twitter Follow Covert Fade on twitter Follow Daniel Kokotajlo on twitter Follow Apostasy on twitter Support us on patreon at patreon/covertfade Stream Apostasy on Curzon Home IMDB Page for Apostasy 

1hr 8mins

4 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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4: Apostasy Film Discussion (Non-Spoilers) - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

In this special episode, Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire discuss the new film Apostasy from writer/director and former Jehovah's Witness Daniel Kokotajlo! This episode contains NO SPOILERS from the movie, so you can safely listen if you've not yet seen the movie. The in-depth spoiler discussion will come in the next episode. Links Follow Alice Cheshire on twitter Follow Covert Fade on twitter Follow Daniel Kokotajlo on twitter Follow Apostasy on twitter Support us on patreon at patreon/covertfade Stream Apostasy on Curzon Home IMDB Page for Apostasy 

52mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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10: Healing from Abuse - With Covert Fade and Martin Haugh

Covert Fade interviews Martin Haugh, whose family was impacted by child abuse inside the Jehovah's Witnesses. They discuss how Martin and his family were able to rebuild and move forward after leaving the Witness religion, how they helped their daughter cope with her traumatic experiences, and how they have campaigned for changes in the law to make it easier for abusers to be brought to justice. They also discuss overcoming ingrained JW habits and the importance of getting outside of your comfort zone in order grow as a person. Follow Covert Fade on twitter @covertfade Follow Martin Haugh on twitter @haughmartin Subscribe to Martin's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCfBFgNik0avdJmpLZaMHwg Read the Philidelphia Enquirer article on Martin's family: http://media.philly.com/storage/special_projects/jehovahs-witnesses-sexual-abuse-children-beliefs-rules.html Watch Martin and Jennifer Haugh interviewed on Watchtower in Focus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8AVhEev7AM&t=2754s Subscribe to the Covert Fade Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr9TQF5dKpmzumHP21Es5ng?view_as=subscriber Support the Forwardcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/covertfade 

1hr 31mins

13 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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14: Life, the Universe, and Everything - With Covert Fade and Jon Leger

In this episode, Covert Fade and Jon Leger discuss a vast range of topics including: Do JW's actually teach what's in the Bible? How to raise a child when the other parent is a strict JW How to get into activism How to overcome a fear of death once you realise the JW doctrine of living forever isn't true. The nature of the universe and human consciousness. Why cough syrup enhances a philosophical conversation. And more! Follow Covert Fade on twitter @covertfade Follow Jon Leger on twitter @legerjon Follow Beth Leger on twitter @stoptheshunning Subscribe to Jon Leger's Youtube Channel here Subscribe to Beth Leger's Youtube Channel here Subscribe to the Covert Fade Youtube Channel here Support the Forwardcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/covertfade Send your exJW questions to us at jwforwardcast@gmail.com! Amazon links to the books discussed in this episode: Pete Enns: The Bible Tells Me So https://amzn.to/2FasjWZ Rob Bell: Love Wins https://amzn.to/2TJI0hY Mike Mchargue: Finding God in the Waves  https://amzn.to/2F7m3zj Robert Lanza: Bio centrism https://amzn.to/2F7lVQl Robert Lanza Beyond Bio Centrism https://amzn.to/2FhAUIE Steve Pinker: The Better Angels of Our Nature https://amzn.to/2Y116yJ Douglas Adams: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy https://amzn.to/2Y3qpQB Robert Wright: Why Buddhism is True https://amzn.to/2FgErav Max Tegmark: Life 3.0 https://amzn.to/2FhimbB William Von Hippel: The Social Leap https://amzn.to/2HncShT Other Links The Sam Harris / Max Tegmark Podcast Episode: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/94-the-future-of-intelligence/id733163012?i=1000391606538&mt=2 Crash Course Philosophy with Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

1hr 13mins

29 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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8: The Blueprint for Happiness - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

In this episode, Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire discuss the field of Positive Psychology, the concept of "subjective happiness," and uncover factors that contribute towards a sense of well-being. They discuss how the Jehovah's Witness religion hijacks some of these factors to make JW's feel content, how leaving the religion might cause us to lose some of these things, and how we can take them back! And nobody sings. We promise. Show notes: Follow Covert Fade on Twitter https://twitter.com/CovertFade Follow Alice Cheshire on Twitter https://twitter.com/thealicechesh Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/covertfade Heretics Corner on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HereticsCorner Heretics Corner Podcast: https://youtu.be/gH5fCP6jpSg Covert Fade is the editor for JWsurvey.org Sam Harris Podcast: The Lessons of Death https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/waking-up-with-sam-harris/id733163012?mt=2&i=1000394821806 Alice Cheshire’s selected Values Exercise: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_85.htm The Best Self Journal Covert Fade uses every day https://bestself.co/products/self-journal Wikipedia on positive psychology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_psychology Meetup Website https://www.meetup.com Headspace meditation app https://www.headspace.com Optimal salary study https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-exactly-how-much-money-you-need-to-be-truly-happy-earning-more-wont-help-2018-02-14 Start With Why by Simon Sinek https://amzn.to/2zo4OYz

1hr 38mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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7: Q and A Number 1 - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

In this episode Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire answer some of the questions that have been coming into the Forwardcast via social media and email. We talk about Imposter Syndrome, the return of Analysis  Paralysis, understanding those exJW’s who make different religious choices to us, and whether it’s possible to be honest with PIMI family whilst still successfully fading. Also Covert sings. You have been warned. Follow Covert Fade on twitter @covertfade Follow Alice Cheshire on twitter @thealicechesh Support us on Patreon and get cool bonuses as a reward! Patreon/covertfade Send your questions to jwforwardcast@gmail.com

1hr 9mins

9 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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13: QA - Dating and Sex - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

In this episode, Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire answer a question from a listener who is wondering how to talk to her daughters about relationships and sex, and worries that her JW upbringing has left her ill-equipped to do so. Follow Covert Fade on twitter @covertfade Follow Alice Cheshire on twitter @thealicechesh Subscribe to the Covert Fade Youtube Channel here Support the Forwardcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/covertfade Send your exJW questions to us at jwforwardcast@gmail.com!

17mins

17 Mar 2019

Rank #10