What Our Guests Have Taught Us

In today’s episode, Robin and Debra reflect on their 2021 podcast episodes and express gratitude for the perspectives and lessons shared by each of their guests. Some guests shared their own powerful survivor stories, while others provided insights and solutions…

Robin’s Story

Providing an outlet for survivors of religious incarceration to tell their stories is a priority of The Incarcerated Christian Podcast. That includes the stories of its hosts. In today’s episode, you’ll hear Robin’s story of growing up in the environment…

Life Inside a Religious Cult

How do you break out of a religious cult? What does it look like to move forward afterwards? Today’s guest (unnamed here to protect her identity) will share her experiences growing up in a fringe Christian community: The Institute of…

Cult Tactics and Consent Violations in Christianity

How do religious communities violate consent? How do they employ cult tactics? Today’s guest, Chris Wilson, wrote about these topics in her master's thesis for the Chicago Theological Seminary. A founding member of The Progressive Clergy of TikTok, Chris joins…

The Dark Side to Christianity

Today, you’ll learn more about your hosts, Robin Mitchell Stroud and Debra Levy Martinelli, and how they came to create The Incarcerated Christian Podcast. Listen to the episode to hear how Robin’s doctoral research factors into the backstory of The…