The ongoing scandal surrounding the July 2010 merger of the Menlo Park and Redwood City (California, USA) Kingdom Halls will be discussed in an upcoming UStream podcast hosted by “MadSweeney” on Cult Free Radio, Saturday evening, May 28, 2011 at 10:00 PM, EDT / 7:00 PDT.
Our editor, John Hoyle, who has followed and reported this story since it broke last August, will be a guest on the show. In addition to discussing the background story, he will also report on late breaking developments.
“Cult Free Radio,” is the brainchild of a former Jehovah’s Witness known as “MadSweeney.” It’s intended to be a new online tool for educating the public about the dangers of cultish religions. While its true that the subject of Jehovah’s Witnesses will come up often, Sweeney, the host and moderator, has made it clear that his program is not just about the JWs and the Watchtower Society. He is out to identify and expose the dangers of any cult or religion that seeks to control the minds of its members, often destroying lives and families.
The premier of the podcast took place Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 10:00 PM EDT. There were some technical glitches during that first show, but host “MadSweeney” says that he has worked out most of the details and feels that his program is “ready for primetime.”
Read our special interview with MadSweeney!
Listeners may simply monitor the show by accessing it through their browsers, or they can register and then enter social commentary with the host and other listeners as the program progresses. Anyone wishing to call in may do so by using Skype, a free communications service. Skype is available free for computers and most iPad, iPhone, and Android cell telephones. There are user guides available on the UStream website.
To listen to the show, access the site at:
Skype callers can call in to “cultfreeradio” after the show begins and MadSweeney opens up the lines for discussion.