Somewhere in the Skies
Episode Summary: Ryan is joined by Joey Chait, an ex-member of the church of Scientology. Born into this highly controversial religion, Chait navigated his way up the ranks of the Church's many "spiritual" levels to become a prominent member. But it all came crashing down with a string of events so disturbing that it led to him leaving Scientology behind, along with losing his entire family in the process. In part 1 of this series, we learn the incredible creation myth of the religion itself, the horrible things Chait endured, and what prompted him to finally break free at a very unfortunate cost.
Guest Bio: Joey Chait is a former member of the Church of Scientology and was raised in the cult since birth. He was forced into Scientology training courses at a very young age, and worked in the family business, with his Scientology family for most of his life. In 2016, Joey decided to publicly speak out against Scientology, including his story of being gay and growing up in a homophobic cult. Joey continues to speak publicly about the abusive practices of Scientology and is currently writing an autobiography about his life in the cult. Joey is happily engaged to his long-time partner in Los Angeles and continues to work with ex-Scientologists, or anyone wishing to leave a cult, especially those that are part of the LGBTQ + community.
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