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

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

March 17, 2019

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.

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12: Q&A - Fader at a Funeral - with Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

12: Q&A - Fader at a Funeral - with Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

March 5, 2019

In this episode, which is the first of a series of shorter, quick fire shows, Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire  answer a question from a faded listener who is about to attend a JW funeral, and wants to know how to deal with intrusive questions from Elders or other JW's about their faded status! 

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11: Heretics Corner - With Covert Fade, Obaid Omer and Deen

11: Heretics Corner - With Covert Fade, Obaid Omer and Deen

February 17, 2019

Covert Fade interviews Obaid Omer and Deen, two of the hosts of Heretics Corner; a podcast dedicated to exploring the issues that impact apostates of all faiths around the world.

Obaid and Deen discuss their experience of Islam, and how they rebuilt their lives after doing so, as well as how the exMuslim experience compares and contrasts to the exJW one.

They also discuss advice for new apostates, the wider needs of the "interfaith" apostate community, the difficulties ex-Muslims can face and more!

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Follow Deen on twitter @TheRedMurtad

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Check out Covert Fade's appearance on the Heretics Corner show here

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

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

January 13, 2019

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.

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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

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9: The Fairytale of New York Muppets Past Present and Future - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

9: The Fairytale of New York Muppets Past Present and Future - With Covert Fade and Alice Cheshire

December 27, 2018

In this brief but festive episode, Alice and Covert discuss a Christmas themed life coaching exercise: “The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future” and how to create goals using the S.M.A.R.T system.

We also discuss the Muppet Christmas Carol, invent new Christmas shopping words, and enthusiastically mangle the best Christmas song ever written with our terrible singing.

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Amazon Link to the book Alice recommends: Your Best Year Yet by Jinny Ditzler https://amzn.to/2BGfP7T

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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

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

November 23, 2018

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

 

 

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

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

October 9, 2018

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.

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Send your questions to jwforwardcast@gmail.com

6: Writing and Journalism - With Covert Fade and Sarah Mills

6: Writing and Journalism - With Covert Fade and Sarah Mills

September 7, 2018

In this episode Covert Fade interviews writer, journalist and ExJW Sarah Mills!

Sarah has been published in numerous places including Conatus, Areo Magazine, Huffington Post and Patheos. She is the blog director for Atheists America and has also written fiction of Litro Magazine. 

We talk about her experience as a JW, getting started in a writing career, how to avoid getting stuck in an ideological echo chamber, how Watchtower's publications measure up to professional standards of writing and journalism and much more!

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Read Sarah's short story Hay Feaver on Litro.co.uk  

Read Sarah's article on Conatus that explores Watchtower's harmful ideology: Cults and Terrorism: Can we Establish Parallels Between Noxious Belief Systems?

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

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

August 4, 2018

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

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IMDB Page for Apostasy 

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

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

July 30, 2018

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

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Stream Apostasy on Curzon Home

IMDB Page for Apostasy 

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