Life After MLM

By Roberta Blevins

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True stories and conversations with survivors, advocates and experts on the insidious cult of Multi Level Marketing, where through compassionate, educational, informal chats, we work to end the stigma of "failure", in an industry systematically designed for you to fail. Hosted by Roberta Blevins. Life After MLM is a part of True Native Media. Visit https://truenativemedia.com for more.

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Episode 142 : Minisode : Keith Ranieri
2320
Happy Holidays Hunbots and Hunbros! Welcome to 8 Days of Holiday Magic, a month of fun content to get us through the end of the year! Each episode was HAND PICKED from YOUR wish list of guest requests! Join us every Sunday and Wednesday for a NEW episode, leading up to 2023! Day 2 of Holiday Magic! And after chatting with Sarah, I was inspired to dive deeper into Keith and his evil origin story. No surprise that it starts with Amway, drives straight through a pyramid scheme and ends at sex cult leader. Plus, I share with you another holiday scam, this time The Gift Giving Pyramid Scheme! Buckle up! Shows Notes Keith's Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Raniere Toni Natalie tells about her life with Keith Raniere - https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2018/03/08/rochester-woman-battles-nxivm-keith-raniere/360847002/ Keith's Love Letter to Toni Natalie - https://frankreport.com/2015/12/31/ranieres-love-letter-to-woman-he-tried-to-destroy/ Keith Raniere and his Pyramid Schemes - https://filmdaily.co/obsessions/keith-raniere-pyramid-schemes/ Consumers' Buyline - https://frankreport.com/2022/07/27/raniere-consumers-buyline-was-the-most-misunderstood-there-was-no-fraud/ Keith Raniere used MLM to Attract Victims - https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/22/nxivm-keith-raniere-used-multilevel-marketing-to-attract-victims.html Keith Raniere Bio - https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/keith-raniere Keith & Amway - https://mlmtheamericandreammadenightmare.blogspot.com/2018/03/no-where-did-ex-amway-adherent-keith.html Keith Raniere The Leader of the Nxivm Sex Cult - https://www.forbes.com/sites/willyakowicz/2019/05/15/keith-raniere-the-leader-of-the-nxivm-sex-cult/?sh=77f9a53835a9 Ample Evidence to Justify Investigation - https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ample-evidence-to-justify-investigation-3337402.php#taboola-1 Out of MLM - https://outofmlm.info/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2022
Episode 141 : Sarah Edmondson
3845
Happy Holidays Hunbots and Hunbros! Welcome to 8 Days of Holiday Magic, a month of fun content to get us through the end of the year! Each episode was HAND PICKED from YOUR wish list of guest requests! Join us every Sunday and Wednesday for a NEW episode, leading up to 2023! Welcome to 8 Days of Holiday Magic! Day 1 is the always lovely, spunky and badass Sarah Edmondson. You may know her from her work on HBO's The Vow, her book Scarred, or her podcast she produces with her husband Nippy, A Little Bit Culty. If you haven't heard Sarah or her story, buckle up! From her early beginnings in MLM to her takedown of the dangerous cult NXIVM, she's a force to be reckoned with. Sarah on IG - https://www.instagram.com/sarahedmondson/ A Little Bit Culty IG - https://www.instagram.com/alittlebitculty/ A Little Bit Culty Podcast - https://alittlebitculty.com/ HBO's The Vow - https://amzn.to/3ijHZOX Double Bind - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_bind Out of MLM - https://outofmlm.info/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2022
Episode 140 - #IGotOut Part 1
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This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. This episode in particular deals with covert abuse, along with a variety of triggering subject matter. Please use discretion when listening. All month we asked for your #igotout stories and boy did you deliver! From comment threads on Instagram and TikTok to the emails, and messages you sent us, I invited Danielle of From Huns to Humans to come help me tell them all! They teamed up with us this year as well to bring you even more cult focused content, and I wanted to invite them on the show to share their experiences and conversations too. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this episode, your stories will help so many. Show Notes From Huns to Humans I Got Out Part 2 - Coming Soon!! From Huns to Humans Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/from-huns-to-humans/id1585142247 IGotOut - https://www.igotout.org/ Out of MLM - https://outofmlm.info/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
Episode 139 : Gerette Buglion
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This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. This episode in particular deals with covert abuse, along with a variety of triggering subject matter. Please use discretion when listening. Have an MLM CULT STORY to share? Email me! | Send a voice message! | Submit ANON These stories will be used in anthology episodes for Commercial Cult Awareness Month with IGotOut.org! Gerette Buglion spent over 18 years in a cult that manipulated her dreams and kept her stuck in an endless chain of enlightenment masquerading as a cult. Since leaving her everyday cult, she's written a book about her experiences, helped found a movement, changed countless lives and encourages other cult survivors to embrace their story, by using an incredibly powerful tool, the written word. Want to take one of Gerette's classes? Join the FREE Writing to Reckon for MLM Survivors here!! Dec 4th, 2022 @ 5pm EST. Show Notes: Gerette's website - https://www.gerettebuglion.com/ IGotOut - https://www.igotout.org/ An Everyday Cult by Gerette Buglion - https://amzn.to/3AKGcJ0 Dr. Dan Siegel - https://drdansiegel.com/ Lisa from IGotOut on From Huns to Humans - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-93-i-got-out-lisa/id1585142247?i=1000586691304 Out of MLM - https://outofmlm.info/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2022
Episode 138 : Minisode : Heaven's Gate
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This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. This episode in particular deals with covert abuse, along with a variety of triggering subject matter. Please use discretion when listening. Have an MLM CULT STORY to share? Email me! | Send a voice message! | Submit ANON These stories will be used in anthology episodes for Commercial Cult Awareness Month with IGotOut.org! In 1997 the largest mass suicide on US soil happened as the Hale-Bopp Comet passed over earth. The tragedy was a result of the belief that evil space aliens were holding humans back from reaching their true potential, deeply held by the religious organization Heaven's Gate, founded in 1974 by leaders Ti and Do. One of the earliest members, Sharon Welsh just happened to be the aunt of my friend and fellow podcaster, Leslie Fear. So I asked Leslie if she would come help me tell the story of Heaven's Gate, using her never been told insider perspective. Show Notes: Follow Leslie on IG - https://www.instagram.com/lesliefear/ Hale-Bopp, Heaven's Gate and the Largest Mass Suicide on US Soil - https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2022/03/hale-bopp-heavens-gate-and-the-largest-mass-suicide-on-u-s-soil/ Hale-Bopp Comet - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Hale%E2%80%93Bopp Heaven's Gate - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven%27s_Gate_(religious_group) Do's Final Exit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdGXDQ_8bSA Student Exit Statements - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHz9it70TdI Out of MLM - https://outofmlm.info/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Episode 137 : Spencer Schneider
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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Check out how you can save 10% on your first month of online therapy here. This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. Don't forget to submit your cult stories at outofmlm.info! Spencer Schneider spent 23 years of his life in an elite Manhattan secret society, hidden in plain sight, and operating under everyone's noses called "School". The founder, an eccentric washed up actress named Sharon Gans was obsessed with the private lives of her followers, abusing them for her own sick satisfaction. Though not an MLM, the parallels of the two organizations feel dangerously familiar, and Spencer is here to help us expose them. Show Notes: Spencer's website - https://www.spencer-schneider.com/ Follow Spencer on IG - https://www.instagram.com/officialspencerschneider/ Manhattan Cult Story: My Unbelievable True Story of Sex, Crimes, Chaos, and Survival - https://amzn.to/3U2Gr9v Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2022
Episode 136 : The Amway Tools Cult
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This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. Everyone knows about Amway, but what about the Tools Cult? It's been mentioned in many Amway episodes, but it's entire weight was largely unknown. So when fan of the show, and American Historian Sean Munger reached out with an episode idea, I was game. And after Paul talked so much about the tools in Britt World Wide, this episode seemed the perfect follow up! If you were ever curious about the cult of the motivational tapes, and the showdown with Amway that ensued, you gotta listen to this episode. Show Notes Sean's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/SeanMunger Sean's Substack - https://seanmungerhistory.substack.com/ The Tools Cult: History of the Amway Motivational Tape Scam - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9nA3pqSaf8 Doug Wead - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Wead Dexter Yager on 60 Minutes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xwE0VG-H44&list=RDLV9xwE0VG-H44&start_radio=1&t=1237s 60 Minutes Transcript - http://thefactsabouttheamwayopportunity.blogspot.com/2010/10/amway-on-60-minutes-soap-and-hope.html The Postma Memo - https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/postma-memo-1983.pdf Amway : The Untold Story - The Tools Scam - https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/AUS/tools.htm AmQuix.info Archive - https://web.archive.org/web/20161120060052/http://www.amquix.info/ Rich DeVos "Directly Speaking" - https://web.archive.org/web/20161118055618/http://www.amquix.info/amway_directly_speaking.html Amway Cult Resources - https://freedomofmind.com/group-information-resource/amway/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
Episode 135 : Michelle & Paul
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This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. This episode in particular deals with covert abuse, along with a variety of triggering subject matter, including suicide and mental health crisis. Please use discretion when listening. Michelle and Paul spent 10 years in Britt World Wide, a cult inside Amway that controlled every aspect of their life, including the level of communication they had with each other. Though their stories are very different from each other, they are the same, woven together as they recount the early days as teenagers with thriving Amway businesses and a hustle they haven't lost in their life after MLM. Show Notes Michelle's IG - https://www.instagram.com/michellegarabito/ Paul's IG - https://www.instagram.com/cr3ateabundance/ Paul's Podcast - https://cr3ateyourself.podbean.com/ Why Michelle Decided to Leave BWW - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saZFRLcSbkE&t=1s Life After Amway - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENYtsVKNSXI Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2022
Episode 134 : Minisode : Rank Makers
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This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. This episode in particular deals with covert abuse, along with a variety of triggering subject matter. Please use discretion when listening. I had no idea how bad Rank Makers was until I spoke to Julie Anderson. That chat lead me down a path uncovering shocking behavior and even scarier experiences from even more people, including Jennifer Rajala. It wasn't until I put out a call to action asking for testimonials that Ray's victims poured forth. I had so many submissions, I decided to organize them by the BITE Model, juxtaposing them with Ray's own thoughts and opinions. Show Notes Play to Win Episode One - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JV2tHyjHjg&list=PLoGN-3IQ01C456usBAdcDhQuJmIc_ux7U Rank Makers University - https://www.rankmakers.com/rmu Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
Episode 133 : Jennifer Rajala
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This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, throughout the month of November, follow along with us as we share education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Each episode this month will include stories of cult survival, including the abuses described in Dr Steven Hassan's BITE Model. Please use discretion when listening. Jennifer Rajala never expected she would find herself sitting across the screen from me, talking about her experiences in the top of not 1, but 2 simultaneous commercial cults. After her former coaching client came on the show to share her story, Jennifer wanted to add in some more details about being in the "Inner Circle" of one of the MLM Coaching groups. Show Notes Follow Jennifer on IG! - https://www.instagram.com/jennifer.rajala Follow Jennifer on TikTok! - https://www.tiktok.com/@jennifer.rajala Julie's Episode - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-123-julie-anderson/id1553784236?i=1000581265973 Inner Circle Coaching - https://higdongroup.com/take-the-survey/ Rank Makers University - https://www.rankmakers.com/rmu Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2022
Episode 132 : Minisode : Ron Rewald & BBRDW
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Welcome to November! We've partnered with IGotOut.org to bring you a month full of cult stories and education! Have an MLM CULT STORY to share? Email me! | Send a voice message! | Submit ANON These stories will be used in anthology episodes for Commercial Cult Awareness Month with IGotOut.org! Here is part 2 of the Minisode from last week! After reading the conversation between Thomas and Ronald, I needed to know more... and whoa. It's so much more difficult and convoluted than I could have ever imagined. CIA cover up plots, a ponzi scheme and an attempted murder? Grab a snack and buckle up, cuz we're about to confirm some suspicions. Show Notes: Thomas Willhite Plane Crash & BBRDW - https://isgp-studies.com/DL_1983-thomas-willhite-plane-crash-bbrdw How to get Away with Spying for the Enemy - https://www.topic.com/how-to-get-away-with-spying-for-the-enemy CIA Cover Blown by Honolulu TV Reporter - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140902212249-29817943-cia-cover-blown-by-honolulu-tv-reporter honolulu-tv-reporter Ron Rewald - https://americanfootballdatabase.fandom.com/wiki/Ron_Rewald CIA Officers Testify at Hawaii Fraud Trial - https://www.nytimes.com/1985/09/03/us/cia-officers-testify-at-hawaii-fraud-trial.html Those Ugly Americans by Rodney Stich - https://books.google.com/books?id=RKecVf4JyDEC Plot Twists in History that Still Surprise People - https://historycollection.com/plot-twists-from-history-that-still-surprise-people/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Episode 131 : Gillian Pensavalle
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Happy Halloween! All month long we shared MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder! Next month, we tackle CULTS!!! Stayed tuned! Have an MLM CULT STORY to share? Email me! | Send a voice message! | These stories will be used in anthology episodes in November for Commercial Cult Awareness Month with IGotOut.org! When I got to be on Let The Women, it was a dream come true! Not only did I get to be a part of an amazing series, I got to hang out with Gillian Pensavalle from True Crime Obsessed and become friends! So when October hit, I knew exactly who I wanted to tell this story with, and she was more than happy to join us! On Gillian's show, she reacts to True Crime docs, so I told her quite possibly the most tragic and detailed MLM related murder I have ever come across. For those who are fans of Gillian, there is even more Patreon Exclusive content for the peeps! Show Notes: True Crime Obsessed - https://www.truecrimeobsessed.com/ Let The Women Do The Work with Rabia - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/let-the-women-rabia-chaudry-on-the-case-against-adnan-syed/id1232009882?i=1000560735576 Serial - https://serialpodcast.org/ Undisclosed - https://undisclosed-podcast.com/ Serial Dynasty - https://audioboom.com/channel/the-serial-dynasty The Secret Life of Paige Birgfeld - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-secret-life-of-paige-birgfeld/ Chef Success - https://www.chefsuccess.com/search/265032/?q=paige+dixon&o=relevance Missing Small Town Soccer Mom Found - https://truecrimedaily.com/2017/02/08/missing-small-town-soccer-mom-found-murdered-suspect-convicted-years-later/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2022
Episode 130 : Minisode : The Mysterious Death of Thomas Willhite
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Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! Have an MLM CULT STORY to share? Email me! | Send a voice message! | These stories will be used in anthology episodes in November for Commercial Cult Awareness Month with IGotOut.org! It was just a quick google to fact check something during a chat, but the rabbit hole it led me down made my head spin. I thought I was investigating the origin story of a course scam and I somehow STILL ended up in pyramid schemes, murder plots, Ponzi schemes and surprisingly, a first - CIA espionage. This is the first half of two unlikely stories with a common thread. Stay tuned for next Wednesday for the second half! Show Notes: William Penn Patrick - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn_Patrick Holiday Magic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_Magic Mustang Forum - https://www.mustangsmustangs.com/p-51/who/case/152 The Incredible Implosion of Holiday Magic - https://www.sfgate.com/sfhistory/article/The-incredible-implosion-of-Holiday-Magic-16785971.php William Penn Patrick Killed - https://www.nytimes.com/1973/06/10/archives/william-patrick-is-killed-in-california-air-crash.html Thomas Willhite Plane Crash - https://isgp-studies.com/DL_1983-thomas-willhite-plane-crash-bbrdw Those Ugly Americans - https://books.google.com/books?id=RKecVf4JyDEC&pg William Penn Patrick & Holiday Magic - https://thesnappingpoint.com/william-penn-patrick-holiday-magic/ Thomas Willhite's Motorcycle Training Manual - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/motorcycle-training-manual Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
Episode 129 : Andrea
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This episode is sponsored by Nobody Should Believe Me, a groundbreaking new podcast by Andrea Dunlop about Munchausen by Proxy told from the perspective of those whose lives were turned upside down by it. Listen wherever you listen to podcasts! Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! Have an MLM CULT STORY to share? Email me! | Send a voice message! | These stories will be used in anthology episodes in November for Commercial Cult Awareness Month with IGotOut.org! We've all heard a story about an MLM funneling someone into a course scam, but what happens when the course scam funnels you into an MLM? For Andrea, all she wanted to do was help people, so why not supplement her college degree with some self guided, self-help courses and become a certified life coach? But from day one, everything seemed strange, and instead of trusting her gut, she trusted handsome young men in fancy suits. It wasn't until she ended up in the ER that she "woke up" and saw the scam for what it really was. *Next Wednesday's episode starts a strange 2-part Rabbit Hole into Thomas Willhite. Stay Tuned!* Show Notes: iPEC Coaching - https://www.ipeccoaching.com/ PSI Seminars - https://psiseminars.com/ World Financial Group - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Financial_Group Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2022
Episode 128 : Minisode : The Murder of Lisa Bennett
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Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! *CW: This episode talks about a murder and attempted suicide. It describes crime scenes, the state of the victims involved and includes transcripts of court documents and suicide notes. Please use discretion when listening.* To the outside world Ellery and Lisa Bennett seemed like the picture perfect couple of happiness and success. A follower of The Law of Attraction, Ellery eventually found himself deeply entranced by the " Fake it til you make it" lifestyle, going all in on several MLMs and bad business deals while maintaining the guise of a "6-Figure Income", until it all became too much. Show Notes: Three Murders from the World of MLM - https://einsteinshrugged-92813.medium.com/mlm-true-crime-three-murders-from-the-world-of-mlms-7265eb94fbe6 Husband Sentenced in Murder Conviction - https://www.cbsnews.com/detroit/news/husband-sentenced-bennett-ellery-lisa-death-murder-conviction-oakland-county-west-bloomfield-trial-prison/ MLM Debt Leads to Murder and Failed Suicide Attempt - https://behindmlm.com/companies/polaris-media-group/mlm-debt-leads-to-murder-and-failed-suicide-attempt/ Global Prosperity Group - https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Prosperity_Group Liberty League International - https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_League_International LGN : Is it a Scam? - https://behindmlm.com/companies/lgn-prosperity-recruitment-scam-or-legit-travel-club/ Ellery's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellerybennett Ellery's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/golfin036/videos Ellery's Case - https://law.justia.com/cases/michigan/court-of-appeals-unpublished/2012/303025.html Ellery's MDOC page - https://mdocweb.state.mi.us/OTIS2/otis2profile.aspx?mdocNumber=796297 Ellery's Appeals in the Surpreme Court - https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/18/18-8772/95928/20190412094525264_00000052.pdf West Bloomfield Woman Filed for Divorce 1 Week before Murder - https://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/2010/08/west_bloomfield_woman_filed_fo.html Internet Marketer Murders Wife - https://mikeyounglaw.com/internet-marketer-murders-wife/ West Bloomfield Man Gets Life in Prison - https://www.dailytribune.com/2011/03/09/west-bloomfield-man-gets-life-in-prison-for-wifes-murder/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
Episode 127: Mike Rothschild
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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/MLM Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! When I got an email from Mike Rothschild, asking me if I would be open to making a QAnon + MLM episode, I jumped at the chance. After interviewing and chatting with several people who slid down that pipeline, I knew we had to dedicate an episode to the terrifying cult movement creeping out of the darkest corners of the web and into your social feeds with little difficulty. And surprisingly, not all conspiracy theorists come with tinfoil hats, some are hawking wellness supplements and fad diets at the PTA meeting. Show Notes: Have an MLM CULT STORY to share? Email me! | Send a voice message! | These stories will be used in anthology episodes in November for Commercial Cult Awareness Month with IGotOut.org! The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything by Mike Rothschild - https://amzn.to/3MjAeDP Mike Rothschild on the Ongoing Influence of QAnon and Its Self-Made Mythologies - https://lithub.com/mike-rothschild-on-the-ongoing-influence-of-qanon-and-its-self-made-mythologies/ Parasocial Relationships - https://www.findapsychologist.org/parasocial-relationships-the-nature-of-celebrity-fascinations/ QAnon Anonymous - https://www.qanonanonymous.com/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2022
Episode 126: Minisode - The Murder of Donald Ramsay
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Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! *CW: This episode talks about a murder, describes crime scenes and the state of the victims involved. There are also mentions of mental health, outrageous health claims, mental illness and suicide. Please use discretion when listening.* Back in 1999, a supplement was created that claimed to be the cure for mental illness called EMPower Plus. It had rave reviews by devotees, and even became the star in an MLM product lineup. But when the Ramsay family decided to wean their son off his medication, in favor of a megadose of this miracle "cure all" vitamin, they never expected the tragic outcome. Have a story to share? Email me! therealrobertablevins@gmail.com Show Notes: EMPower Plus Q96 vs Thrivous Clarity - https://thrivous.com/blogs/views/99474945-q-sciences-empowerplus-q96-vs-thrivous-clarity Q Max Premium - https://qsciences.com/products/q-max-premium "Crazy Pills" A Utah multilevel-marketing company has a multivitamin to "fix" your mental illness - https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/crazy-pills/Content?oid=2305592 Mentally ill killer tried vitamin therapy, court told - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mentally-ill-killer-tried-vitamin-therapy-court-told-1.1141861 Mentally ill man not criminally responsible for murdering father - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mentally-ill-man-not-criminally-responsible-for-murdering-father-1.1147589 The Epicenter For Get-Rich-Quick Schemes - https://economichardship.org/2015/06/how-utah-became-a-bizarre-blissful-epicenter-for-get-rich-quick-schemes/ The Lawyers, Court and family agree Jordan Ramsay is Not Criminally Responsible, Review Board will decide his fate - http://www.timslaw.ca/tag/donald-ramsay/ Truth in Advertising - Q Sciences - https://truthinadvertising.org/articles/q-sciences/ DSSRC refers Q Sciences to FTC/AG - https://bbbprograms.org/media-center/newsroom/q-sciences-health-and-earnings-claims North Vancouver man believed his father was 'supernatural entity' - https://www.nsnews.com/local-news/north-vancouver-man-believed-his-father-was-supernatural-entity-2916584 Science Says: Q Sciences Supplements Do More Harm Than Good - https://www.brittanymorgon.com/blog/q-sciences-supplements-do-more-harm-than-good Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
Episode 125 : Ella Kruczynska
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Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! *CW - This episode features discussions about mental illness and toxic diet culture. We talk about mental health, disordered eating, binge eating disorder, and fatphobia. Please use discretion when listening.* Ella Kruczynska just wanted to document her health and weight loss journey on Instagram and maybe help a few people along the way. At first she was happy to find a community where she felt valued and welcomed, but when she was inundated with the same messages from different women proclaiming how amazing she was, how great she looked and how their miracle products could help her even more, she got suspicious. Ella didn't know what an MLM was, or why she needed these expensive shakes, but it wasn't until she couldn't take the harassment any longer that she looked deeper and started connecting the dots. Show Notes: Follow Ella on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ellakruczynska/ DARVO - https://www.narcissisticabuserehab.com/darvo/#:~:text=DARVO%20is%20a%20smokescreen%20used,person%20into%20confusion%20and%20silence. The Trouble with Calories - https://open.spotify.com/episode/77OLCDFtxmJFF7WjW3XTw0?si=61p4QqdBSI6QCBGLd3kJUA&nd=1 The Calorie Myth - https://elemental.medium.com/the-calorie-myth-f9e5248daa0c Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2022
Episode 124: Minisode - The Rise and Fall of Brownie Wise
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Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! Have you ever heard the name Brownie Wise? If it seems vaguely familiar that makes sense. She was a pioneer in direct sales at a time when "upper management was no place for a woman", and defied all odds in a male dominated industry. She was revered for her charm, confidence and savvy business skills, until she got too much attention and was wiped from Tupperware history. Special thanks to Nic for helping me fact check and tell this story! Have a story to share? Email me! therealrobertablevins@gmail.com Show Notes: Brownie Wise Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownie_Wise Uncovering the Rise and Fall of Brownie Wise - https://nypost.com/2016/07/24/uncovering-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-queen-of-tupperware/ The Story of Brownie Wise - https://houseofwise.co/blogs/news/the-story-of-brownie-wise The Brownie Wise Papers - https://sova.si.edu/record/NMAH.AC.0509 Brownie Wise The Brain Behind Tupperware - https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/brownie-wise-brain-behind-tupperware/ Tupperware Jubilee Fashion Show 1954 - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/tupperware-jubilee-fashion/#:~:text=In%201954%2C%20Brownie%20Wise%20inaugurated,high%20spectacle%20and%20outrageous%20competitions. Tupperware Jubilee 1957 Commemorative Plate - https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1161979 15 Tupperware Facts - https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/85379/15-tupperware-facts-back-fridge Brownie Wise PBS - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/tupperware-wise/ How Tupperware Works - https://people.howstuffworks.com/tupperware.htm Home Interiors & Gifts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Interiors_and_Gifts Tupperware History in my own Backyard - https://blog.tupperware.com/community/tupperware-history-in-my-own-backyard/ The Story of Brownie Wise - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/story-brownie-wise-ingenious-marketer-behind-tupperware-party-180968658/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
Episode 123: Julie Anderson
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This episode is sponsored by EveryPlate. Enjoy meals starting at $1.49 a plate using code MLM149 at checkout! Happy October! All month long we will be sharing MLM Horror stories, from creepy cults to literal murder. Join us every Sunday with bonus episodes on Wednesday! *Trigger Warning : This episode deals with mental health, covert abuse and thoughts of suicide. Please use discretion when listening.* As a GenX content creator, Julie Anderson tells it like it is. Yet somehow she spent the better part of 5 years neck deep in 2 different commercial cults, the shampoo we love to hate and a business coaching scam that turned her into a person she didn't even recognize. Julie missed almost all of the red flags, until some honest conversations lead to her watching the golden shine of her flashy business mentor flake away to reveal his true deceptive intentions. Show Notes Julie on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@julieanderson426?lang=en Julie on IG - https://www.instagram.com/_julieanderson426/ *TW Please use discretion when watching* Play to Win S1E1 - https://www.facebook.com/rayhigdonpage/videos/883545428687674/ Freedom of Mind - https://amzn.to/3SoEh3X Combating Mind Control -https://amzn.to/3fwSywD Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2022
Episode 122 : Jeannette Holian
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This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh! Save 65% and get FREE shipping when you use code LifeAfterMLM65! *Content Warning - this episode mentions about trauma, mental health, miscarriage, and disordered eating. Please use discretion when listening.* Jeannette was a Diamond Coach during her 5 year stint in Beachbody, running the MLM rat race with undiagnosed ADHD, chasing the dopamine fueled high of being a top BossBabe. I also struggled with undiagnosed ADHD while in MLM, chasing the same fix and so I wondered, Is there a connection between MLM and Neurodivergency? Jeannette and I talk about the similarities between our journeys with ADHD, how MLMs and social media played a part, and what healthy boundaries and personal privacy in a digital space looks like. Show Notes Follow Jeannette on IG - https://www.instagram.com/with_love_jeannette/ Follow Jeannette on TikTok!- https://www.tiktok.com/@anti_mlm_jeannette Childhood Trauma and ADHD: A Complete Overview & Clinical Guidance - https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-and-trauma-overview-signs-symptoms/ What is Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria? - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/friendship-20/201907/what-is-rejection-sensitive-dysphoria Briannah Jewel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV_WEuCC_OwOH-FTAwNbWEg Carl Daikeler refers to Beachbody Coaches as “unsophisticated” on quarterly earnings call - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5CjL1grxPs Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2022
Episode 121 : Nic
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This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/MLM To add more education and content to our MLMs Abroad episodes, I asked my friend Nic to come and chat about her time in MLM, share with us some companies we may not know and share what she's learned as someone on the outside now looking in. We've chatted about how politics play a large role in MLMs in the US, but did you realize they are just as well connected across the pond? This chat with Nic is just a dip into a deeper topic and problem within MLMS, and we've only just begun. *This episode features 3 bonus sections than can be accessed on our Patreon!* Show Notes Tupperware UK closes down - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-156283/Lid-closes-Tupperware-parties.html Jaime at Home Closes - https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/jamie-oliver-cookware-jamie-home-17334355 Gloria Mayfield Banks - https://gloriamayfieldbanks.com/ Monica Hayworth - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkcxSCwDhYNMlxYqR5thmg Lord Sugar owns 50% of Tropic Skin Care - https://www.mylondon.news/news/south-london-news/sir-alan-sugar-former-apprentice-15926397 Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2022
Episode 120 : Atalie Taziri
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This episode is sponsored by EveryPlate. Enjoy meals starting at $1.49 a plate using code MLM149 at checkout! Have you ever wanted to live a "cleaner" or "healthier" life? One day you're living free of toxic chemicals, the next you're being fear mongered into a wildly antithetical existence under the guise of "business". For Atalie, being pregnant and terrified of harming her unborn child lead her down a path darker than she had imagined from a health and wellness company. It's a slippery slope from "toxin free" to conspiracy theorist and Atalie walked the line for over 3 years before sharing her truth. Show Notes Queen Elizabeth's life in Pictures - https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2022/09/08/1064160788/these-photos-follow-the-life-of-queen-elizabeth-ii-from-childhood-to-the-throne JR Ridinger dies suddenly - https://pagesix.com/2022/08/31/miami-socialite-j-r-ridinger-dies-suddenly-at-63/ CULTS, CANCER, AND COVID-19: WELCOME TO ARBONNE, HUN! - https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/article/arbonne From Huns to Humans - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/from-huns-to-humans/id1585142247 What is Orthorexia? - https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/what-is-orthorexia Joyful Movement - https://nutritionstripped.com/joyful-movement/ Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2022
Episode 119: Sam Ditka
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Sam just wanted to sell cute stuff to her friends and family from the comfort of their living rooms, she didn't realize she was entering a never ending race, chasing after a golden carrot that didn't exist. From her starts in MLM's with shady mergers and takeovers, to her life as a salaried recruiter for traveling trunk shows, Sam has some interesting insights into different facets of the multi level madness of scammy business dealings. This episode includes over 10 mins of bonus content on our Patreon! Membership starts at $5! Show Notes Follow Sam! Twitter | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram Sam's Podcast - https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/703788.rss Sam's Website, Moxie Mama - http://moxiemama.tv/ An example of the products sold - https://www.plasticglassandwax.com/collections/southern-living-at-home-willow-house The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - https://amzn.to/3QeveAq Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Join the Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Buy me a Taco and leave a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 04, 2022
Episode 118 : Nikki
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This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh. Use code LifeAfterMLM16 for an exclusive listener discount! Have you ever found yourself going down a funnel marketing rabbit hole? Clicking link after link, trying to get to the root of what this website is about? What are they selling? How do you make money? Is this a scam? Not all of them are as obvious as you would expect. So when Nikki found herself trapped in a personal development funnel scam linked to a water filter MLM, she wondered how she could have wandered so far off course. The Freedom Era - https://thefreedomera.com/ Is Freedom Era/Kangen Water a SCAM? - https://maketimeonline.com/the-freedom-era-review Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2022
Episode 117 : Shelley Nelson
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This podcast episode is sponsored by BetterHelp and Athletic Greens. In memory of Bruce A. Craig, Esq. Do you remember what MLM's were like BEFORE the invention of social media? RSVP's, carbon copy receipts, and hands on activities? Maybe you got a Mary Kay makeover, or made a Creative Memories scrapbooking page? Whatever it was it looked a whole lot different than the MLM Parties of today. Join Shelley and I on a walk down 1990-2000's MLM memory lane, to simpler, much more complicated times. Show Notes Remembering Bruce A. Craig, Esq - https://mlmchange.org/bruce-craig Multilevel Marketing and Pyramid Schemes in the United States: An Historical Analysis - https://www.valueplays.net/wp-content/uploads/Keep-and-Vander-Nat_MLM-and-Pyramid-Schemes_Final.pdf Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2022
Episode 116: Big Mo
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Remember the caller who didn't leave any contact info on the 100th episode? Well she heard the call to action, hit me up and here we are! Meet Big Mo, a woman in the midst of a spiritual awakening, who one day looked around and realized the companies she had been involved with may have been more harm than good. As a woman with autism Mo faces a lot discrimination about her disability, so when a flashy couple with the FOMO lifestyle she wanted promised they would help her every step of the way be as successful as them, she jumped at the "once in a lifetime opportunity" before ever checking for the safety net. Show Notes The FBI says it busted a big crypto Ponzi scam. It just got bigger. - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/07/22/crypto-ponzi-scheme-eminifx/ Ponzi schemes Using virtual Currencies - https://www.sec.gov/files/ia_virtualcurrencies.pdf The ugly truth behind MLM companies promising financial success in crypto and investing - https://screenshot-media.com/culture/internet-culture/mlm-crypto-scam/ NFTs, Cryptocurrencies and Web3 Are Multilevel Marketing Schemes for a New Generation - https://www.wsj.com/articles/nfts-cryptocurrencies-and-web3-are-multilevel-marketing-schemes-for-a-new-generation-11645246824 Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2022
Episode 115: Jennifer
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Sometimes after an episode airs, I get an email about it from a former member, adding more to the story or confirming the wild accusations. But the email I received after a Mary kay episode, made me SMASH that reply button faster than I ever have. After spending over 15 years in a generational Mary Kay family business, Jen wanted to share some of her own Pink Truth. We have a lovely chat about the ups and downs of running an MLM business, the fond memories coupled with new answers to long forgotten awkward moments, and the unconditional devotion of a Mary Kay husband. Extra bonus audio including "The Six Qualities of a Mary Kay Consultant" and "Baptism in Death" on our Patreon! Show Notes Pink Truth - https://www.pinktruth.com/ America’s Cult Detector Helps Us Decide If Mary Kay Is a Cult - https://www.pinktruth.com/2021/08/04/americas-cult-detector-helps-us-decide-if-mary-kay-is-a-cult/ MARY KAY COSMETICS: DESTROYING HALF A MILLION WOMEN A YEAR - https://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles/2008/05/mary-kay-cosmetics-destroying-half-a-million-women-a-year/ Mary Kay Bumble Bees - http://blog.marykayfoundation.org/corporate/archive/2017/04/17/be-like-the-bumblebee-fly-when-it-s-impossible.aspx Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2022
Episode 114: Ance Vanaga
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One of the most vulnerable populations of people being sucked into MLM schemes are students, naïve, eager and looking for opportunity everywhere. That's how Ance Vanaga found herself in strange country at the age of 18, going door to door selling books for Southwestern Advantage, maybe the oldest MLM company we've found so far. Over the years of unpacking her experience, Ance started looking into the mental health side of it, and was shocked at what she discovered. So we sat down with each other and had some deep, enlightening and hilarious conversations about MLM's, cults, gaslighting and what we both went through. Show Notes Fill out the Podcast Listener Survey! - https://forms.gle/mC1YiMVhEzccLTWX8 Join our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Conversations with my Mind : The Learning Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-my-mind-the-learning-podcast/id1565402796 My interview with Ance on her show - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/am-i-a-boss-babe-or-a-cult-member-with-roberta-blevins-s2-ep8/id1565402796?i=1000568083656 Ance on IG - https://www.instagram.com/conversations.with.my.mind/ Family Guy Latvian Athletes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlsQfCtWsfw Southwestern Advantage - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwestern_Advantage Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2022
Episode 113 : Cailee Siebel
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Thanks to this week's sponsors of the show! EveryPlate, Athletic Greens and BetterHelp! Don't forget to check out our listener only deals and coupon codes to save you even more money! What do you think of when you hear the term "Loaded Tea"? Probably brightly colored iced drinks on your social feeds with secretive ingredients, a hush hush attitude around the actual benefits, a high price tag and a lot of additional questions if you're anything like the majority of people. And so when I had the opportunity to talk to Cailee, who not only worked in a "nutrition club", but was actively working toward opening and owning her own, the questions started writing themselves. How do they work? What happens when you join? What does it take to open one? And, are they really just Herbalife recruiting centers in disguise? Show Notes Fill out the Podcast Listener Survey! - https://forms.gle/mC1YiMVhEzccLTWX8 Join our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Loaded Tea DUPES with Silver Linings Lessons - https://www.silverlininglessons.com/ The Multilevel Truth Behind Small Town America’s Latest Tea Obsession - https://www.eater.com/22958985/loaded-teas-herbalife-mlm-silver-lining-lessons-dupes-nutrition-clubs Sunflower Boutique - https://www.instagram.com/sunflower_boutique94 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2022
Episode 112: Gladys
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This episode is sponsored by EveryPlate! Get your first meals for $1.79 with code MLM179 at everyplate.com Gladys is the powerhouse behind MLMExit, an account dedicated to educating the people of Latin America about the dangers of MLMs. From her early beginnings in a call center for a Time Share scam, to her consumer protection passion project in the works, she's come a long way. Not only does she educate in Spanish, but she's taken on the task of educating Brazil and tackling Portuguese. Our chat is enlightening and makes me proud of the work she is doing and the paths she is paving along the way. Show Notes Fill out the Podcast Listener Survey! - https://forms.gle/mC1YiMVhEzccLTWX8 Join our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Gladys on Twitter - https://twitter.com/mlmexit Gladys on IG - https://www.instagram.com/mlmexit/ Gladys on TT - https://www.tiktok.com/@mlmexit AntiMLM Espanol Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/ANTIMLMespanol/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2022
Episode 111: "Tina"
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This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens and AG1. Visit athleticgreens.com/MLM to receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. *Content Warning* In this episode we talk about SA and Narcissistic Abuse, please use discretion when listening. Have you ever experienced a narcissist? Maybe you were raised by one, controlled by one, or in love with one. Sometimes we affectionately call the relationship dynamic a "1-on-1 Cult". Unfortunately for "Tina", she checked all the boxes, and jumped from one frying pan into a brand new frying pan that included being recruited into Amway by a toxic love interest. Show Notes: Fill out the Podcast Listener Survey! - https://forms.gle/mC1YiMVhEzccLTWX8 Join our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Amway Addiction Kills Marriage - https://www.unhappyfranchisee.com/amway-addiction-kills-marriage/ Amway Ruined my Marriage - http://marriedtoanambot.blogspot.com/2012/09/amway-ruined-my-life.html How Women Are Fighting the Marketers That Nearly Ruined Them - https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-women-are-fighting-the-marketers-that-nearly-ruined-them Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2022
Episode 110: Bri
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Have you ever seen the comment section of an MLM Horror story? There is almost always someone proclaiming "My MLM isn't like that!" And it's true. Not all MLM stories are horrors that leave you broken and empty. So when I got an email from someone who had a "typical experience" I knew I needed to talk to Bri, who was with R+F for 6 years. Bri did all the things, worked her business, watched the webinars and treated the business like a business and she still felt the need to come on the show and share what happened. Show Notes Join our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/robertablevins Bri on IG - https://www.instagram.com/lifelivedbydesign/  Check out Bri's workbook for us! - https://www.lifelivedbydesign.com/podcast  Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2022
Episode 109: Blanca Perdomo
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When I first saw the work this woman was doing, I was impressed and in awe of her ambition. Not only was Blanca reaching a new audience, she was doing it in a different language. For the Latin communities, MLM's are an epidemic of affinity fraud and theft by deception, so learning there was someone who was filling the gaps in the education of the movement filled me with pride. While Blanca was lucky enough to avoid joining one, she's been pitched and preyed upon too many times to count. We dive into culture, education, politics and the "deslumbrado" of the promise of living your wildest dreams. Show Notes Blanca's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BlancasLife Blanca's IG - https://www.instagram.com/blanca_perdomo_/ Blanca's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@blanca_perdomo_ Blanca's Backup - https://www.tiktok.com/@blancaperdomo_ The Pandemic Leaves more Latinos Vulnerable to Illegal Pyramid Schemes - https://projectpulso.org/2020/10/28/the-pandemic-leaves-more-latinos-vulnerable-to-illegal-pyramid-schemes/ Latino Entrepreneurs Need Federal Protection from Pyramid Schemes - https://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-budget/319625-latino-entrepreneurs-need-federal-protection-from-pyramid?rl=1 MLMs: Predatory Scams or Entrepreneurial Opportunities? - https://www.business.com/articles/mlms-target-women-and-immigrants/ Multi-Level Marketing Companies Profit Off of Economic Exploitation - https://dailytitan.com/opinion/multi-level-marketing-companies-profit-off-of-economic-exploitation/article_3ae748fd-4a4e-5e0d-a493-9cd1c1cea723.html An Inside Look at the the Day Without Immigrants Demonstration in DC - https://www.latinorebels.com/2022/02/14/dayiwithoutimmigrants/ Carlos Eduardo Espina's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@carlos_eduardo_espina Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2022
Episode 108: Jennifer DAmato
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This episode is sponsored by Credit Karma! Visit CreditKarma.com to find the right offer for you! *Content Warning* In this episode we talk about topics relating to diet culture, including disordered eating, food restriction, orthorexia and other triggering topics. Please use discretion. To continue our education into the circle diagram that is the diet industry and MLMs, today we're talking with Jennifer DAmato, an Intuitive Eating Counselor and Body Image coach. Jen and I chat about our own experiences with some toxic diet culture firsts; being fat shamed, starting our first diets, and the food police under our own roofs. We break down some facts about the $70B+ diet industry, talk about healthy ways to look at food and what orthorexia is and what to do if you think you may have it. Show Notes Follow Jen on IG - https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_healthcoach4life/ Jen's website! - https://www.healthcoach4life.com/learn-more Jen's Podcast - Health, Life & More for Women - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/health-life-and-more-for-women-podcast/id1479547170 Exercise, metabolism, and weight: New research from The Biggest Loser - https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/exercise-metabolism-and-weight-new-research-from-the-biggest-loser-202201272676 Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe - https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/easy-beef-stroganoff-recipe/ What is Orthorexia? - https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/what-is-orthorexia Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2022
Episode 107: Kayla @ realtalk_safespace
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MLM's and the health claims they repeat are dangerous, but often times we aren't really sure why. We place our faith and health in the hands of product reps who make illegal claims to get you to sign on the dotted line, but what could go wrong? I often get a lot of questions about the efficacy of essential oils as a natural health alternative, and so I asked my friend Kayla to come share her journey with that exact thing. As someone who has allergies to most modern medicinal solutions, Kayla was swept into the promise of essential oils being her saving grace, to the point that she was encapsulating and ingesting oils every single day. Show Notes Kayla on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjojm7G_kPBK_j6QpgS4UPw Kayla on IG - https://www.instagram.com/realtalk_safespace/ Is It Safe to Ingest Essential Oils? An Aromatherapist and an MD Weigh In - https://www.wellandgood.com/can-you-ingest-essential-oils/ EXPOSED: The Dark Side of Young Living Essential Oils - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm2I1JpfyiQ Young Living and the Man Who Murdered For His Oil Empire: Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOgsFyVtvM8&t=3s Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fal68dc6LuY Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2022
Episode 106: The Truth About Pam Hupp
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On December 27th, 2011 a 911 call is placed at 130 Sumac Drive in Troy Missouri that starts the domino effect of one of the strangest cases of murder and fraud I've ever heard. On a recommendation, I started watching The Thing About Pam on NBC starring Renee Zellwegger and couldn't get enough. Not many fraudsters are as bold and brazen as Pam, and I knew I had to learn as much as I could to find the answers... Unfortunately it just lead to even more questions. Show Notes Watch the YouTube video of this pod that includes photos and videos from this case for more context! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwL8RjSCrTs Watch The Thing About Pam - https://amzn.to/39b8wtz Read Bone Deep: Untangling the Betsy Faria Murder Case - https://amzn.to/3NUp5Ja How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Episode 105: Charlie Harris
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Hey HunBots and HunBros! Let's raise at least $25 in all 50 STATES!!! - bit.ly/mwoy2022 I know that MLMs are a HUGE thing here in the states, but I was curious what it was like other places, like the UK for example. I always see comments and questions about the more UK based MLMs like The Body Shop at Home, FM World and Inteletravel. These just aren't MLMs that I run across all that often, so I reached out to someone who would know, Charlie Harris. Charlie speaks out on social media about the problems with MLMs in the UK and most specifically Inteletravel. her former company. I had NO IDEA how the travel MLMs worked, so it was lovely to chat with Charlie and pick her brain about an MLM you guys ask me about a lot. Show Notes Charlie's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/DearSociety1/ Charlie's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/__dearsociety/ Charlie's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@dearsocietybackup MLMs in the UK: how multi-level marketing schemes are using “feminist jargon” to recruit women since the pandemic - https://www.stylist.co.uk/long-reads/women-joining-mlms-since-lockdown/579495 MLM schemes in the UK: The 'cult-like' beauty businesses in your DMs - https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-55145586 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2022
Episode 104: Nick Anderson
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This episode is sponsored by Credit Karma! Visit CreditKarma.com to find the right offer for you! Hey HunBots and HunBros! Let's raise at least $25 in all 50 STATES!!! - bit.ly/mwoy2022 You may know Nick Anderson because he's all over Instagram, combining fitness education with humor and authenticity. Or maybe you know him because he married to From Huns to Humans podcast host, Danielle Bolster! Either way, Nick is a riot and brought his unique perspective to our chat, that includes his former guilt over a lonely Panera sandwich, our PopTart preferences, easy ways to get more veggies in.... If you can't tell, Nick loves food as much as I do. Maybe don't listen to this while you're hungry. Show Notes Nick's Services - https://nickandersonfitness.com/ Nick on IG - https://www.instagram.com/nickandersonfitness/ Nick on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@nickandersonfitness Life After MLM : The Show - Nick Anderson & Toxic Fitness Culture - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W31XvgvqbyE Butter on a PopTart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlsFgDjyePc Kono's in San Diego - http://www.konoscafe.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2022
Episode 103: Jamie Smith
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Hey HunBots and HunBros! Let's raise at least $25 in all 50 STATES!!! - bit.ly/mwoy2022 You have been asking me for an episode on doTERRA, and so I reached out to Jamie and asked her to come share her experiences in the company! With her background in massage therapy, it was only a matter of time until MLM found its way in her life. doTERRA often gets a "break" in the public eye because of their clever marketing and celebrity endorsements, so I asked someone who knows better than I do to talk about the culture, what faith manipulation looks like in the "wellness" space, informed consent, canceling auto shipments, and the hard hitting question; Is doTERRA any different? Let's find out. Show Notes Follow Jamie's NEW IG - https://www.instagram.com/essentially_over_mlms/ Life After MLM : The Show - Jamie Smith & doTERRA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWkxsWB833Y Thompson Square promotes doTERRA on IG - https://www.instagram.com/p/CO_szfsBHlP/ Meet doTERRA's Performance Advocates -https://www.doterra.com/US/en/performance-advocates Why Oh Why is Ben Lee Selling Essential Oils on YouTube: An Investigation - https://www.vice.com/en/article/43ygkd/why-oh-why-is-ben-lee-selling-essential-oils-on-youtube-an-investigation Ben Lee's Open Letter to DoTerra re: QAnon - https://twitter.com/benleemusic/status/1329839932228120578 The Recovering Hunbot's OnPassive Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p31BH-e6KBw&list=PLQS-jTYfn9yaVIvO78xLaMbRS2sZz1FRB Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2022
Episode 102: Laurie Free
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The amount of messages I get from people asking me what they can do to help with AntiMLM awareness is humbling. I know so many feel compelled to share, educate and scream from the rooftops about these predatory scams, but feel lost in the space and not sure where they "fit". I first met Laurie through the AntiMLM space and along the way became friends. Although Laurie and I recorded this months ago, it's still a great reminder to those finding their place in this community of amazing people. I also just want to thank her again for all of the help with the Facebook group, along with the entire AdMod team. ANGELS! Show Notes Chalene Johnson Speaks Out - https://www.chalenejohnson.com/why-did-chalene-leave-beachbody/ Life After MLM : The Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/266601078162081 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2022
Episode 101: Emily Paulson
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This episode is sponsored by Credit Karma! Visit CreditKarma.com to find the right offer for you! Emily Paulson was a MegaHun before certain circumstances in her life made her reevaluate her life choices and make some amends. Throughout her sobriety journey, she learned A LOT about herself and began to unpack her life in MLM. On Emily's IG you can find the Highlight Real, her transparency and honesty outside the filtered lens of social media perfection. Not only to we talk about her former company and life as one of their top HunBots, but we talk about what it looks like to write a book about your story, where to start and how to get published. Show Notes Emily's website! - https://www.emilylynnpaulson.com/media The Today Show : Staying Sober During the Holidays - https://www.today.com/health/struggle-stay-sober-during-holidays-t239933 Emily's Book! : Highlight Real: Finding Honesty and Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life - https://amzn.to/3shkQ20 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2022
Episode 100: The 100th Episode!!!
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Don't forget to submit your comment to the FTC! www.mlmchange.org for ALL the info you need! For more information about LLS and MWOY visit https://robertablevins.com/lls-mwoy-2022 100 EPISODES! I never thought in a million years when I started Life After MLM, that I would be sharing our 100th episode! I wasn't sure how to celebrate this, so I asked fans, followers and friends to send me short voice memos about how the show had helped them in their lives after MLM. I also found some voice memos I hadn't listened to, and the callers made some awesome points and asked some important questions, so I added those too! I hope you enjoy this fun little celebration of LAMLM, and we will be bac next week with more MLM stories! Show Notes Visit my website! - www.robertablevins.com Watch The Adventures of Hunberta here - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtIbgxk9grE6DBu0OgRrJ4wZ7z0fKy4-- Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2022
Episode 99: "Chelsee Diamond" AKA Rachael Wonderlin
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This episode is sponsored by Smile Brilliant! For a limited time use code MLM for 20% OFF Smile Brilliants cariPROTM Dental Probiotics and their suite of dentist-grade oral care products. Don't forget to submit your comment to the FTC! www.mlmchange.org for ALL the info you need! For more information about LLS and MWOY visit https://robertablevins.com/lls-mwoy-2022 Rachael's giggle inducing content first caught my eye as "Chelsee Diamond" a hilariously out-of-touch MegaHun with horrible advice and life hacks, but I stayed for the Brotastic LinkedIn Brobots slander and spot on Elizabeth Holmes impersonations. In her real life Rachael sees a lot of people selling coaching sessions and selling courses on the vague idea of "business". We chat about what it's like creating parody content, what her inspirations are, and the legitimacy of REAL coaching, what it should do for you and how to find one that won't scam you. Show Notes Rachael in Real Life - https://rachaelwonderlin.com/ Follow "Chelsee" - https://www.instagram.com/coachingcoachestocoach/ LinkedIn Bro Accepts the Friend Request - https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca-O7adjCYq/ Elizabeth Holmes Responds to Hulu - https://www.instagram.com/p/CasfqlKJVDg/ Boss Babe Travel Tips with Chelsee Diamond - https://www.instagram.com/p/CaDalBGpMUY/ Random Face Generator (This Person Does Not Exist) - https://this-person-does-not-exist.com/ Pia Silva - https://www.piasilva.com/ Christina Scalera - https://christinascalera.com/ Social Blade - https://socialblade.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2022
Episode 98: Devyn McArthur
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This episode is sponsored by Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com or the Credit Karma app to find the right offer for you! Don't forget to submit your comment to the FTC! www.mlmchange.org for ALL the info you need! For more information about LLS and MWOY visit https://robertablevins.com/lls-mwoy-2022 When I say Devyn and I have been trying to connect FOR-EV-ER, I mean it! She has been instrumental in helping get my acne rosacea flares under control and helped me feel more confident in my skin after a summer full of harsh comments on social media. As an aesthetician, Devyn deals with a lot of skin issues, so I figured she would be an excellent person to talk to about MLM Skin Care, and low and behold, she's got a cringey MLM story to share with us as well! Devyn is also going to be HONORING her OLD PRICE PLUS 10% off using code CULT! That's almost half off! Show Notes Pure Skin OC - https://www.pureskinoc.com/ Pure Skin Talk Podcast - https://www.pureskinoc.com/pureskintalk.html Votre Vu Closes - https://www.businessforhome.org/2014/12/dsa-member-votre-vu-closes-down/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2022
Episode 97: Dave Vaughan
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This episode is sponsored by Smile Brilliant! For a limited time use code MLM for 20% OFF Smile Brilliants cariPROTM Dental Probiotics and their suite of dentist-grade oral care products. Dave and I met back in the early days of the AntiMLM movement on Facebook. He was an avid commenter and follower and over the years became a great friends in the fight against MLMs. Dave sends me a lot of the content we react to on YouTube, and is a wealth of information and has been an instrumental help with the FTC ANPR. But with all this time and effort in the movement, I've never heard Dave's story, which comes from a very ernst place of love and compassion. It's understandable how going through an experience like that could lead you to where Dave found himself. And thank goodness for Save, because he is a wealth of MLM history and information! Show Notes The Dream Podcast - https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-dream The DSA - https://www.dsa.org/ #beacauseofdeanne - https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/becauseofdeanne/ DSSRC - https://bbbprograms.org/programs/all-programs/dssrc LAMLM The Show : Usana The Musical - https://youtu.be/hz30rPrRoM8 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2022
Episode 96: Angelique Robles
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This week's sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm *CONTENT WARNING* - In this episode we talk about several topics that may be triggering, including infant loss, body image, psychological tactics and strong language. Please use discretion. Have you been watching the Monat Dumpster Fire on social media? It's hard to miss if you're following enough AntiMLM content. It all started when Angelique Robles, a Managing Market Mentor had some questions and concerns about things she was seeing happening within the company. What followed can only be described as a shitshow that lead her to reaching out to the AntiMLM community for real answers. I get so many comments about talking to Reps who are still in, so I asked her if she would be willing to chat about her life IN MLM and she agreed! But what happens in the middle of our chat is SHOCKING and literally CANNOT BE MISSED. I never expected this in a million years! Show Notes Monat fires Angelique but keeps Angela and Mandie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XlIHT59W7A Terminated Market Partner Reacts to Secret Zoom Call About Her - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBiM19YWcSw MONAT LEADER TERMINATED FOR SPEAKING OUT! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CoNi9J3XCs&t=2250s MONAT IS A CULT: FIRING REPS FOR WANTING CHANGE *DAMAGE CONTROL ZOOM CALL REACTION - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrDL1RqTWuA Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2022
Episode 95: Sabrina Bowen
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To keep continuing our education into Faith Manipulation, we speak to Sabrina Bowen who grew up Jehovah's Witness in a religiously Pro MLM home where her mother was the town's Avon Lady. After 3 failed attempts at various MLMs, it wasn't until years later, that she even realized what she had been a part of and connected the commercial cult experience to her time in JW.'s. Thanks to an episode on A Little Bit Culty that opened her eyes to the red flags she had hidden for so long, Sabrina reached out to me to chat about AmeriPlanUSA, an MLM that even I wasn't familiar with the claims to be "Not like the others". Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM Show Notes A Little Bit Culty - https://www.alittlebitculty.com/ Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Episode 101 - The Jehovah's Witnesses - https://amzn.to/3qODvBB AmeriPlanUSA Numbers - https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00008%C2%A0/00008-57281.pdf AmeriPlanUSA Comp Plan - https://www.ameriplanusa.com/compensation-plan/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2022
Episode 94: Nicole Ziege
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This week's sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM The first thing that caught my eye with Nicole's content was her use of Broadway musical numbers in her AntiMLM education; I'm a sucker for choreography. I was excited to talk to Nicole about her content, her faith and what she sees as an AntiMLM Creator. We run the gamut from faith manipulation to breaking generational curses and I get on my hairstylist soapbox and we talk about Monat and "Luxury" hair products. Show Notes Share an ANONYMOUS story with Nicole to be featured on her IG! antimlmnicole@gmail.com Follow on IG! https://www.instagram.com/antimlmnicole/ Follow on TikTok! https://www.tiktok.com/@antimlmnicole Savannah Marie & Farmasi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyQvTZxedqg Crack the Crown YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BluegrassBling Savannah Marie & Paparazzi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh1Lk3bvrKs An Overlapping Venn Diagram: Christianity and Multi-Level Marketing Schemes - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/rolltodisbelieve/2018/02/28/overlapping-venn-diagram-christianity-mlm/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2022
Episode 93: Matt Van Der Laar
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Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM Matt and I became TikTok friends when we kept getting tagged in each others videos about Pruvit and Optavia. With the way social media is nowadays, everywhere you turn it seems your favorite creators are getting sucked into pyramid schemes and flooding your feed with MLM BS. As an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, ISSA Certified Nutritionist, and certified Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach, he's more than qualified to educate us on health, fitness, and toxic diet culture, and as someone who's seen the effects of pyramid schemes on the industry, he won't ever trick you into one of those either. Show Notes Fit Fat Training - https://fitfattraining.com/ Matt Van Der Laar - https://www.instagram.com/mattlaarfit/ Beefcake Brina - https://www.instagram.com/beefcake_brina/ Kat Benson - https://www.instagram.com/dietitiankatbenson/ Andy Does Healthy - https://www.instagram.com/andydoeshealthy/ "Doctor" Sebi - https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/quackery/dr-sebi-what-do-we-make-him Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2022
Episode 92: The FTC ANPR
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This week's sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM Have you heard the news about the FTC? Well if not, I got you! In this episode some friends of the show return to talk about the FTC's ANPR, what it means and how YOU can help! First up we have Doug Brooks, to help break down what this all means for the regular person and answers a few FAQs that have come up in the last couple weeks. Then after the break, Michelle Carpenter joins me to explain the backstory behind her website MLMChange.org, how to navigate it's information, what's coming and a call to action if you want to help us in this fight! Show Notes Life After MLM : The Show - The FTC's ANPR with Bill Keep - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMawXS9RD0 HOW TO COMMENT TO THE FTC ABOUT MISLEADING INCOME CLAIMS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjgQTA9Gdzk MLMChange.org - https://mlmchange.org/ Cutting Ties : Healing After MLM - https://amzn.to/35IOhRY Dave's FTC Comment Quiz! - https://www.opinionstage.com/dave-vaughan/which-ftc-questions-should-you-comment-on Find your Legislator - https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2022
Episode 91: Amber Ny
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Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday at 9am pst! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM Amber and I have been meaning to chat on the show for a LONG time, and after a bit of fair gaming a couple weeks back, we connected and made it happen. But before we get to the culty Monat stuff, Amber takes us on her journey through Beachbody, as an Emerald Coach golden child who had some of those "not typical" results and was used in advertising and company propaganda to push the toxic diet culture MLMs thrive in. We explore the character arch of Beachbody darling, Autumn Calabrese, the ups and downs of disordered eating and how Beachbody plays a role in it all. Show Notes Multi Level Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI Metabolife - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolife Lauren Evan's GoFundMe - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lauren-with-medical-cost Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2022
Episode 90: Dr. Lauren Merklin
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This weeks sponsor is Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for free today! This week's sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday at 9am pst! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM Lauren and I connected on Instagram, where she is doing some difficult work dismantling toxic diet culture and anti fat bias. As a former member of Le-Vel, Lauren had an important MLM story to share filled with toxic positivity and a nasty upline. As an educator, Dr. Merklin takes us on a journey to help end the stigma of fatphobia, educate us on the startlingly familiar statistics of the diet industry, and share some pretty cool history about the body positivity movement. Show Notes Anti Diet Fatty on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/secretlifeofemotionaleating/ Anti Diet Fatty on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/antidietfatty/ Health at Every Size - https://amzn.to/3h4sI0t 9 Responses to Unsolicited Body/Food Comments: https://www.antidietfatty.com/f/9responses The Black History of the Body Positive Movement - https://zenerations.org/2020/08/21/the-black-history-of-the-body-positive-movement/ Intuitive Eating - https://www.intuitiveeating.org/10-principles-of-intuitive-eating/ Anti-Diet Alchemy Membership (unlearn diet culture & fatphobia with a community where you belong) - https://www.antidietfatty.com/courses/alchemy Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2022
Episode 89: Danielle Bolster, LMHC
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This weeks sponsors is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday at 9am pst! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM Meet Danielle Bolster, a licensed mental health counselor, as the host of the podcast, From Huns to Humans! On her show, Danielle takes a deeper look into the mental health concerns of the victims of these scams which makes it a fantastic companion show to this one! For our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY episode, I wanted to share Danielle's story of her life both in and after MLM, how this podcast changed the trajectory of her advocacy and what's next in the compassionate AntiMLM movement. Show Notes From Huns to Humans - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/from-huns-to-humans/id1585142247 Danielle's IG - https://www.instagram.com/from_huns_to_humans/ Danielle's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@fromhunstohumans Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2022
Episode 88: Alanda Carter
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This weeks sponsor is Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for free today! Register for our LLS Team! - https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2bf031cdae16440cbd22a392dc36dfd9 We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday at 9am pst! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM You may know Alanda Carter by her online persona, The Recovering Hunbot, where she DEEP dives companies and top Huns on her YouTube channel of the same name. Whenever someone asks me about Kangen Water, I send them straight to Alanda and her work exposing Enagic and Darren and Mike. We also did some work together, exposing the culty scam Zafire back in 2021 with Chelsea Flores. But today Alanda has found some bigger fish to fry, in the form of a dangerously culty MLM called OnPassive that's getting some attention finally. I didn't know much about them, so I called Alanda and asked her to help us out! You'll even get to hear one of OnPassive's worship songs to their MLM Leader, Ash. It's a wild ride, so buckle up! Show Notes YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRecoveringHunbot Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/the_recovering_hunbot/ Filter Showerhead - https://amzn.to/3ITpGrZ Darren & Mike Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQS-jTYfn9yamf6cGD1W4ldgfEq7G8Dmy OnPassive Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQS-jTYfn9yaVIvO78xLaMbRS2sZz1FRB OnPassive Song Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgnNhJYUcu4 MLM Conference - https://www.mlmconference.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 06, 2022
Episode 87: Angie Rowland
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This weeks sponsor is Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for free today! We started a YouTube Show! It's called Life After MLM : The Show (obviously) and we stream LIVE every Friday at 9am pst! Make sure to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertaBlevinsLAMLM When Angie emailed me, saying she had a story about her time in Pampered Chef I knew we had to chat! So much of what she experienced in MLM is unfortunately utterly commonplace and we needed to talk about it. From pushing personal boundaries and feeling pressure to lie to the subtle ways that MLMs mess with us on the daily and #MLMeastereggs, Angie and my chat runs the gamut. I personally had very little knowledge of Pampered Chef, but what I learned about their inner workings and practices, was shocking. And with an upline like Angie's, who needs "friends"? Show Notes Before and After meeting Leah and Mike! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/7058053920882658606 Follow Shady Pines Designs! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shadypinesdesignsbyangie/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ShadyPinesDesigns/ Etsy - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShadyPinesDesignsbyA Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2022
Episode 86: Douglas M. Brooks, Esq
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This weeks sponsor is Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for free today! What a treat! We've got Doug Brooks on the show today, and were breaking down some hard truths and MLM facts. Doug has been helping take down MLM's for the past 30 years helping the little guys fight the good fight, so he has seen his fair share of cases. We recorded this back in September, and as we know, LOTS has happened since then! This episode is a great introduction into a lot of the topics and intersections of MLM that we will be discussing this year on the show, including the origins of MLM, MLM politics and what steps to take if you think you need MLM legal help. Show Notes Douglas M. Brooks, Esq - https://www.pyramidschemealert.org/douglas-m-brooks-esq/ WEBSTER v. OMNITRITION INTERNATIONAL INC - https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1139924.html SECURITIES & EXCH. COM'N v. Koscot Interplanetary, Inc., 365 F. Supp. 588 (N.D. Ga. 1973) - https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/FSupp/365/588/1414438/ Glenn W Turner - https://richmond.com/community/goochland-gazette/news/looking-back-daring-to-be-great/article_4f14ab34-695c-11eb-8b44-a7df57521c86.html Find your Congressional Representative - https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative DSA's Open Secrets - https://www.opensecrets.org/political-action-committees-pacs/direct-selling-assn/C00078535/summary/2018 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2022
Episode 85: Tamara Rubin - Lead Safe Mama
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This weeks sponsor is Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for free today! Tamara Rubin's young sons were acutely lead poisoned when a worker on their home wasn't using lead safe practices like he claimed. What followed became a passion for knowledge and public education on heavy metal safety and advocacy best known as Lead Safe Mama. Over the years, Tamara has tested a variety of MLM products with shocking results, including two current scams we won't let up about, Paparazzi and Black Oxygen Organics. Because she's a "citizen scientist" and far better equipped to read the results than we are, I asked her to give us her interpretation on the new digestive results, compare them to her own XFR testing and let us know what we should be worried about and what areas to focus on for the biggest legal impact. Show Notes Tamara Rubin "Lead Safe Mama" - https://tamararubin.com/ LSM Paparazzi Results - https://tamararubin.com/category/paparazzi/ LSM Black Oxygen Organics Results - https://tamararubin.com/2021/12/links-to-all-black-oxygen-organics-lead-safe-mama-test-results-updated-when-new-results-are-published/ LSM on Cooper 2009 - https://tamararubin.com/2017/03/toothpaste-conversation/ "I did that and I turned out fine" - https://tamararubin.com/2015/02/fine/ Crack the Crown YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/BluegrassBling Savannah Marie on Paparazzi - https://youtu.be/Va6LCu6rRp4 Want to send something to Tamara? - https://tamararubin.com/2017/07/subscribe-in-support-of-my-advocacy-work-you-can-become-eligible-to-send-in-a-box-of-your-things-for-testing/ DONATE to Lead Safe Mama! - https://tamararubin.com/2017/01/chip-in/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2022
Episode 84: Michelle Carpenter
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This weeks sponsor is Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for free today! Have you ever seen those ads on social media for MLM coaching? Those courses that promise all the secrets to MLM success for the low, low price of $500? I hate those, and so does Michelle Carpenter, a former Beach Body Boss Babe who fell for it. hook, line, and sinker. It's been a topic I've wanted to cover for awhile, so it was fate when Michelle emailed me asking about an episode idea. I also had never really dove into the world of Beach Body; the extreme diet culture, the toxic cult and the obvious pyramid scheme red flags - and BOY! was I SHOCKED to say the least. Show Notes Follow Michelle on social! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/falliblespoonie/ TikTok- https://www.tiktok.com/@spoonstop Support Michelle's biz - https://spoonstop.com/ Amanda Montell - http://amandamontell.com/ Avon mark. - https://www.facebook.com/AVONINC/ Spoon Theory - https://www.healthline.com/health/spoon-theory-chronic-illness-explained-like-never-before The Business Coaching Industry Is Going to Implode. Here's How to Survive - https://www.inc.com/amanda-abella/the-business-coaching-industry-is-going-to-implode-heres-how-to-survive.html Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2022
Episode 83: Tracey Reid Returns!
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This weeks sponsor is Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play for free today! Happy New Year!!! We're smack dab in the middle of making this podcast even better for 2022, so don't mind our dust or whatever people say when they are open during construction. You'll start to notice a few changes in the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Tracey Reid returns with ALL THE PAPA TEA!!! I cannot tell you how many comments I get about Tracey's episode, and people asking what she's been up to since the PapaDrama has NOT slowed down. So I hit her up and asked her to come back and share EVERYTHING she's been up to since we last sat down to chat, and IT'S A LOT. Besides the Lead and Nickel allegations, and the third party testing, Tracey also gives us some details on a grassroots documentary with the working title of "PapaPoor", the hate she's received since taking the reigns and exposing Paparazzi on her weekly show, Tea Time. It's everything you've come to expect from Tracey Reid and more. Show Notes Crack the Crown - https://www.facebook.com/crackthecrown Papa Survivors Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1364031780665956 NOT Lead and Nickel Free - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lW25Jga-6c Lead Safe Mama & Paparazzi - https://tamararubin.com/category/paparazzi/ Shakers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakers Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2022
Episode 82: Jenni Wild
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Welcome to DAY 9 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC! WE DID IT!!!!!! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! Jenni Wild is a PURE DELIGHT, and if you haven't heard of her until now, get ready to fall in love. Her content is filled with fact based education and empathetic compassion, while still being HILARIOUSLY charming and wholesome. She's got an amazing cast of characters she portrays on social, and her Drew Barrymore impersonation is air tight, but she brought back and old favorite just for us. I think we need a TikTok debut! As a former Monat Hun and someone with trichotillomania, Jenni has an interesting perspective on targeting those with hair loss that's valuable for anyone still in and finding themselves repeating these behaviors. We also touch on #WFABB and iGenius, and how the product doesn't really matter. Show Notes Follow Jenni on Social! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejenniwild/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@thejenniwild TelexFree - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telexfree Stu MacMillian, Ponzi CEO - https://behindmlm.com/companies/telexfree/stuart-macmillan-interim-ceo-of-a-nonexistant-business/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Episode 81: Mallory Grantz
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Welcome to DAY 8 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! Named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. Check out our Giveaway before it ends! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! You may know her on social media as any number of her hilarious personas; Barb, the confused empty nester, Kkayleighee, the classic hunbot, or my favorite, Skeem Lee, the empathically intense MEGAHUN, but Mallory Grantz is much more than a cast of characters. As a music teacher by day, it's no surprise that she's loaded with talent and comedic timing. We chat about a lot of different topics including her participation in Tupperware and Perfectly Posh, and how MLM's take advantage of natural disasters and national tragedy in the name of sales. Show Notes Follow Mallory on Social! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/idontwantnohuns/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@idontwantnohuns?lang=en "I'm a Good Person" - https://www.tiktok.com/@idontwantnohuns/video/7032461594659474693 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2021
Episode 80: LuLaBitch - Carla Hadfield
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This weeks sponsors are BetterHelp, Smile Brilliant and Best Fiends! Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm as well as as exclusive holiday deal at Smile Brilliant when you use code LIFE at checkout! Don't forget to download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! Welcome to DAY 6 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! Named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. Check out our Giveaway before it ends! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! *The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and the Discovery+ show The Rise and Fall of LuLaRoe and is in no way affiliated with the films.* If you've seen The Rise and Fall of LuLaRoe, you're familiar with Carla Hadfield, the owner of the Airstream and Sam's biggest victim. As with most exposes, a lot gets left on the cutting room floor, so when Carla expressed concern that some of what she shared might be cut out due to time constraints, I invited her to spill her guts to us. While Carla's MLM story isn't much different than most, what happened to her at the hands of a predator inside the organization definitely is. Through a series of vulnerable events, coercive conversations, and emotional manipulation, Sam stole almost everything Carla had, until she decided to fight back. Show Notes Watch The Rise and Fall of LuLaRoe now! FREE 7-day trial! - https://amzn.to/3DOBqsU Sam's Videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqSjJzu3N8g90IeX_w2KskQ/videos LuLaRoe & Piphany - https://news.lularoe.com/news-articles/2019/2/11/memorandum-of-understanding-between-llr-inc-and-piphany The Weed Farm that didn't Exist - https://www.bustle.com/entertainment/lularoe-nephew-sam-schultz-weed-farm-businesses Sam is arrested - https://kutv.com/news/local/man-arrested-for-asking-people-to-invest-thousands-into-imaginary-marijuana-farm What Sam posted the day Rise and Fall came out - https://www.facebook.com/508290233/videos/298932258822260/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Episode 79: The Rise and Fall of LuLaRoe
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This weeks sponsors are BetterHelp, Smile Brilliant and Best Fiends! Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm as well as as exclusive holiday deal at Smile Brilliant when you use code LIFE at checkout! Don't forget to download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! Welcome to DAY 5 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! Named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. Check out our Giveaway before it ends! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! Have you seen The Rise and Fall of LuLaRoe yet? I have, and I have some thoughts. Plus! I had the honor of chatting with Stephanie McNeal, the journalist whose 2020 expose of LuLaRoe, lead to the new documentary on Discovery+ about what it was like making the film, why she chose to make another LuLaRoe doc, and what she wanted to share that hadn't been shared before. Plus, we speak with Rise and Fall star, Heather Blevins and the creator of the infamous group Defective, Julie Dean, about the early days of exposing LuLaRoe, running a Facebook group full of 75k+ angry LuLaRoe victims and what they think about everything that's happened after a pair of black leggings ripped to shreds. Show Notes Watch The Rise and Fall of LuLaRoe now! FREE 7-day trial! - https://amzn.to/3DOBqsU LuLaRoe and BiPOC - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/lularoe-mlm-documentary-discovery-black-people-of-color-1270766/ Stephanie's 2020 Expose - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lularoe-millennial-women-entrepreneurship-lawsuits LuLaRoe Retailer Issues Death Threat - https://lularoefail.com/2018/02/02/lularoe-retailer-issues-death-threat/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2021
Episode 78: Megan Williams Returns!
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This weeks sponsors are BetterHelp and Smile Brilliant Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm as well as as exclusive holiday deal at Smile Brilliant when you use code LIFE at checkout! Welcome to DAY 5 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! Named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. Check out our Giveaway before it ends! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! After Megan came on the show, her and I become so much closer! I am thrilled at what she's been up to and what she's accomplished in the last few months since we talked! She's created an AMAZING workbook that helps work through some of the processes of leaving MLM, by asking tough, but compassionate questions that create some personal introspection and awareness. It is a FANTASTIC accompaniment to those already personally working through these issues, or currently in therapy for them. I'm so proud of the work she has put into this project, and think it is such an AMAZING tool that so MANY of you will need that I will be giving away MULTIPLE COPIES! Stay tuned for details on IG! Show Notes Follow Megan on Social! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thatzonalife/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@megan_zonalife?lang=en Grab Megan's Book! - https://amzn.to/3pI9Qs4 Just Desserts - https://features.texasmonthly.com/editorial/just-desserts/ Former Collin Street Bakery Exec Sentenced - https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/dallas/news/press-releases/former-collin-street-bakery-executive-and-wife-sentenced 5 Stages of Grief - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_stages_of_grief Xenu - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Episode 77: Erin Bies
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This weeks sponsors are BetterHelp and Smile Brilliant Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm as well as as exclusive holiday deals at Smile Brilliant when you use code LIFE! Happy Holidays! Welcome to DAY 4 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! Named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. Don't forget to enter the VIXEN Giveaway to win a SIGNED COPY from Lindsay Helm! Check our IG for details! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! Erin Bies spent A LOT of time in Multi Level Marketing, climbing as high as the Top 0.38% of her last company, Pruvit before deciding to pull the plug altogether after battling with her cognitive dissonance over AntiMLM content on her FYP. When she first saw me, she hated me, and that crack I talk about when helping people see MLM for what it is and get out? That's how it started. Over the next few months Erin went from culty MegaHun to educated AntiMLM Advocate, filling the hole in the community as someone finally speaking out about Pruvit, those ketone videos on TikTok, and their WILD Promoters with cult-like followings, who's stans aren't afraid to play dirty. And yes, we talk about HER too. Show Notes Follow Erin on Social! Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/therealbiestmode/?hl=en TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@biestmodelv?lang=en YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ErinBies Pure Romance, LLC v. Lamp et al - https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/4115384/Pure_Romance,_LLC_v_Lamp_et_al Ward v. Modere, Inc. - https://casetext.com/case/ward-v-modere-inc Prince v. Ward - https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20180205f69 Real Ketones - https://realketones.com/ Pruvit Keto//OS VS Real Ketones - https://www.pandoinfo.com/pruvit-keto-os-vs-real-ketones/ 75 Hard and What it is - https://www.healthline.com/health/fitness/75-hard#what-it-is Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2021
Episode 76: Lindsay Helm
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This weeks sponsors are BetterHelp and Smile Brilliant Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm as well as as exclusive holiday deal at Smile Brilliant when you use code LIFE. Welcome to DAY 3 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! Named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. Stay Tuned after the show for details on our next giveaway! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! Lindsay Helm reached out to me during Cult Month, and after hearing her story, I needed to have her on the show! She's hilarious, brave and funny - exactly what we love on this show! Lindsay tells us all about her decision to join the LDS Church at 13, and her experiences within her decade long membership. Even the difficult parts are littered with dark humor, a theme Lindsay uses throughout her book as well. And no episode of Life After MLM would be complete without SOME MLM, Lindsay was ALSO A Mary Kay lady during her time in Mormonism! Also, some mini dives in Blessing Looms and BINT. Show Notes BBB Scam Alert : Blessing Looms - https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/22255-bbb-scam-alert-easy-money-blessing-loom-nope-pyramid-scheme BINT Scam - https://www.bintscam.com/ FTC v BINT - https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/bint._complaint_file_stamped_copy.pdf Vixen by Lindsay Helm - https://amzn.to/3DnFP5U Mormons Tipped Scale in Ban on Gay Marriage - https://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/us/politics/15marriage.html If my Body is a Temple it’s on Fire - https://www.michigandaily.com/statement/if-my-body-is-a-temple-its-on-fire/ Dismantling Mormon Purity Culture - https://religionnews.com/2016/09/27/dismantling-mormon-purity-culture/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Episode 75: Jessica Hickson
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm.  Welcome to DAY 2 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! Named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. Don't forget to enter our GIVEAWAY to win a SIGNED & DOODLED copy of CULTISH from our friend Amanda Montell! Check our IG for details! I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! Jessica and I have been trying to get together ever since our followers couldn't stop tagging us in each others videos to get our attention. IT WORKED YOU GUYS!!! Jess makes some of the funniest, brutally honest ExHun content on social media that I have ever seen. She is unapologetically herself, owns her mistakes and uses them to educate for good. In our chat we discuss the internal struggle of being "at the top" of the pyramid, what it REALLY looks like as you climb the pyramid, and what it REALLY takes to stay there. It might look like being in the 1% is worth all the time and effort, but Jessica's deep inside look at her time in ItWorks! paints quite the opposite picture. Show Notes Jessica's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiOp5s0qbquFOrKRpIpCwvA Jessica's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@thejessicahickson Jessica's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thejessicahickson/ Love Has Won - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Has_Won YOU CAN'T SCAM AN EX-SCAMMER, HUN!! (MENTAL HEALTH MLM) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrzps_jo674&t=0s The Light at the End of the Pyramid - https://www.facebook.com/groups/251150593734287/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2021
Episode 74: The BOO Crew
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm. Welcome to DAY 1 of 9 DAYS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC in the month of December! After toying around with a multitude of inclusive yet topical names, I landed on 9 DAYS Of HOLIDAY MAGIC, named after the spirit of the season AND the MLM that was shut down by the FTC in 1974 after being found to be operating as a pyramid scheme. I hope your season is filled with the embodiment of HOLIDAY MAGIC, as we count down to 2022! In August 2021, I heard about an MLM that was gaining popularity on social media called Black Oxygen Organics. A group of AntiMLM Advocates joined together to help create content and awareness across all platforms on a mysterious scam selling literal dirt as the cure to literally everything. The Boo Crew was born. On November 23rd, an email went out to all BOO reps, letting them know that the MLM would be closing it's doors amongst recalls, bad reactions, lawsuits, and a growing social media awareness movement. Obviously we had to hop on a zoom to chat with those who could! A bit of a warning, we have, at times, 5 very excited women on this chat, and mute was not always utilized, but I did my best! Thanks so much to Savannah Marie, Kat Benson, Jessica James and Amanda McQueen!!! Savannah YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtzWWtVVzSX8L8K4EWcqUZg Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/savannahmariex Jessica The Persuasion Pitch - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-persuasion-pitch/id1546523817 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jessmuaofficial/ Kat YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/UnlockedNutritionKatBensonRDNLD Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/dietitiankatbenson Amanda YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSm9AzeehCdUJc9wKcnzQTQ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_amanda_mc._ Show Notes Holiday Magic - https://www.makeupmuseum.org/home/2021/02/holiday-magic-cosmetics.html Boo Reps Call us "Haters!" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnrm8xSkhNg BOO CORPORATE COMPLIANCE CALL *REACTION* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NayZHdxqUKI Mr. Garibaldi is a Felon - https://buffalonews.com/news/toronto-area-truck-driver-convicted-in-drug-case/article_4505e051-afb2-5f11-8d66-7605f0b03028.html BOO is WOO Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/321298193015097/ Duped by BOO : Victims of the Bog - https://www.facebook.com/groups/417540309807750 COA Results - https://www.facebook.com/MLMombie/posts/1075404456619942 BOO Clinical Trials Debunked! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLFmpcMoD8E BOO Class Action - https://www.wfirm.com/practice_areas/black-oxygen-toxic-supplement-class-action/?fbclid=IwAR3tqvFnV_M7gwLp_2zqryoa6b37lVmILG-dDSAKBZ8UJudzPomUnRnsXUk My BOO CAL TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/7032467610717506821 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Episode 73: Laurie Jenks Hale
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Thank you to this weeks sponsor, Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. For our last episode in November for MLM Cult Awareness Month, I knew EXACTLY who I needed to talk to, Laurie Jenks Hale, serial MLMer turned AntiMLM Advocate. Laurie was just 19 years old when she joined her first Multi Level Marketing company. At first the business seemed to be a good fit for her lifestyle as a young Mormon military wife (and veteran!), but no matter how hard Laurie tried, how many companies she joined, or what products she believed in, she could never make it to the top of the pyramid. In 40 years Laurie joined 19 different companies, 29 times and has many stories and experienced insight to share as she takes us down a wild journey of just trying to find a place that feels right, to call home. Show Notes Laurie's YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW6sQYZnHAS2XX8m2TE9mDw/featured Savy's Interview with Laurie! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIFVyR0Q4dY&t=3844s Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2021
Episode 72: Brian
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm.  This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. Brian reached out to me and sent me a copy of Merchants of Deception after an Amway episode, and I asked him if he would be interested in sharing his story on the show. Although MLM's generally go after women, around 26% of men are also victims, so sharing the ways they are targeted and indoctrinated is just as important. Brian was worried his story wasn't sensational enough to make an impact, but I disagree! The tactics and practices are the same today as they were 25 years ago! Show Notes Merchants of Deception - https://archive.org/details/MerchantsOfDeception Dr. Amen - https://www.amenclinics.com/ Pyramid Scheme Bar IG - https://www.instagram.com/pyramidschemegr/ AntiMLM Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Episode 71: Elizabeth Brohaugh
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm.  This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. When I first read Elizabeth's email to me, I knew I had to talk to her for our Cult Education Month. After watching LuLaRich, and diving into the Anti MLM Movement, Elizabeth left her MLM of 3 years, and publicly denounced them on her Facebook page. We talk about the culty ways MLM crept into her life, grooming her from a sick college student, to a young newlywed, the indoctrination into the oily life, and the hoops she jumped through in the name of blind faith. We also discuss the cognitive dissonance Elizabeth felt between what Young Living told her, and what she found out. Show Notes Plant Therapy Essential Oils - https://www.planttherapy.com/ Life After MLM - Liz Arias - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-21-liz-arias-part-1/id1553784236?i=1000517628567 Elizabeth's Facebook post about leaving Young Living - https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.austin.3781/posts/3144416499121352 A Dangerous Mind: Gary Young - http://gary-young-fraud.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-dangerous-mind-gary-young.html A Little Bit Culty!! - https://www.alittlebitculty.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2021
Episode 70: LuLaBitch - Lauren Covey Carson
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Thank you to this weeks sponsor, Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. *The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* I had never met or spoken to Lauren prior to LuLaRich, but I felt so connected to her while watching the documentary that I knew I needed to reach out and say hi. Lauren and I had several long chats over the course of a couple days, and learned a lot about each other. I had been struggling to find a good spot for this chat in my calendar when we decided to make November Cult Month, I knew INSTANTLY where she belonged. As we walk down LuLaRoe memory lane, Lauren let's me know about another high demand group she found herself involved with when she was in as a teen; Cascade School, a "Toubled Teen Industry" cult, where she was kidnapped in the middle of the night, and whisked off to the top of a literal mountain. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs The Troubled Teen Industry is a Cult - https://www.troubledteenindustry.net/modern-cults Cascade School was a Cult - https://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteens/comments/j5ocav/cascade_school_was_a_cult/ Survivor, CEDU & Ascent & Cascade & Provo Canyon School 1997-1999 - https://www.survivorsbreakingsilence.com/stories/survivor-cedu-amp-ascent-amp-cascade-amp-provo-canyon-school Survivors Breaking Silence - https://www.survivorsbreakingsilence.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Episode 69: Molly Hale
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Thank you to this weeks sponsor, Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. *This episode features details of a child's death, and could be triggering for some. Please use discretion when listening.* I've been meaning to chat with Amway survivor turned Anti MLM Warrior, Molly Hale since we first connected in the LuLaRich AMA Clubhouse forum! After being in for over 6 years, Molly finally saw the light, and left, and boy does she have A LOT to say about it. We chat about her time in Amway, their insidious ties to literally everything, Ponzinomics, cult tactics, cognitive dissonance, and even share the crazy encounter that happened on stage the night we met. Somehow she turns the interview around on me, and we talk about what we want the future of the Anti MLM Movement to look like and where we think it's headed. Show Notes Molly's Social Media Strategy Biz - https://www.mollyhale.co/ Follow Molly on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@mollyrhale Follow Molly on IG - https://www.instagram.com/mollyrhale Follow Molly on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Mollyrhale Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. This episode brought to you by Best Fiends - download for free today from Apple Apps or the Google Play store! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2021
Episode 68: Amanda Montell & Cultish
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm.  This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. After devouring Cultish on the flight to and from New York, I couldn't wait to talk to the author, Amanda Montell, self proclaimed word nerd and language scholar. I mean, her book had an entire chapter titled "Do You Wanna Be a #BossBabe?". Amanda helps me kick off MLM Cult Month by sharing personal cult connections, breaking down culty screenshots and teaching you about the red flags you can not only see, but can also hear. Plus, she educates us on all the language and terms we will be learning about all month. Show Notes Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3wkPVCr Thought Terminating Cliches - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thought-terminating_clich%C3%A9 Synanon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synanon Sounds Like A Cult Pod - https://www.soundslikeacult.com/ My episode on Sounds Like a Cult - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cult-of-lularoe/id1566917047?i=1000539054927 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2021
Episode 67: Miri Nadler
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Thank you to this weeks sponsor, Best Fiends!Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! *The stories in this episode contain sensitive subject matter, including details of a murders, paranormal experiences, and abuse of children. Please use your own discretion when listening.* Happy Halloween Huns! For our Halloween Episode we hang out with Miri Nadler, owner of 10Blooms Cakes, as she tells us the story of the time her mom was involved deep with a transient Tupperware lady with 5 kids, and a sinister murder plot. But first, we start off with some scammer Micro History as we learn the story of John R Brinkley, "The Goat Gland Doctor", and his rise and fall. Not to be outdone by wild stories, I add my own hometown murder and Miri and I swap personal stories as we talk about Charlie Manson, confederate ghosts, and cults. It's really the Halloween episode we all deserve. Show Notes 10Bloom Cakes - https://www.instagram.com/10bloomcakes/ Miri on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@10bloomcakes John R Brinkley - https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/john-r-brinkley/11988 KFKB Radio - https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/kfkb/18621 Morris Fishbein - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Fishbein The Adventures of Pete & Pete - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Pete_%26_Pete Nuts! The Film - http://www.nutsthefilm.com/ Forensic Linguistics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_linguistics My Hometown Murder - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-12-27-me-780-story.html Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism - https://amzn.to/3bmOBFN Krishna Venta - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishna_Venta Life After MLM ; The Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/266601078162081 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. This episode sponsored by BEST FIENDS - download today from Apple Apps or the Google Play store! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2021
Episode 66: MLM & True Crime
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm. A special Halloween Bonus Episode, where MLM and True Crime collide! Here are some of the more well known MLM Murder cases, Travis Alexander, Shannan Watts and Alexis Sharkey, plus mini dives into the facts of the cases and what happened afterward. Show Notes The Murder of Travis Alexander - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Travis_Alexander LegalShield IDS - https://www.legalshield.com/income-disclosure The Murders of the Watts Family - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts_family_murders Le-Vel IDS - https://le-vel.com/Terms/Disclosure Le-Vel, Thrive, and the Watts Family - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4nov0PHFUg The Murder of Alexis Sharkey - https://www.reddit.com/r/AlexisSharkey/comments/k4nxf0/alexis_sharkey_found_dead_10_things_to_know_about/ Monat IDS - https://monatglobal.com/income-disclosure-statement/ Alexis Sharkey's IG - https://www.instagram.com/alexissharkey/ Man wanted for killing his influencer wife found dead in Florida, officials say - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-sharkey-alexis-sharkey-husband-dead-gunshot-wound-florida/ Life After MLM ; The Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/266601078162081 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Episode 65: MLM Horror Stories
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm.  Content warning : Some of the stories in this episode deal with triggering topics, including mental health, PTSD, suicide and more. Each story that has these topics, has a small warning at the beginning, so you may skip around as needed. I put out a call to action this month on social media, asking for personal MLM Horror stories and YOU RESPONDED!!! You sent in emails, sent me links to stories, tagged me in posts and even sat down for some mini chats! Enjoy this megasode of lots of MLM Horror Stories from around the internet! This is also the first time we have done an episode like this, so if you enjoy these Multi Story Minisodes, let me know and we can create more! The holidays are coming... Show Notes Paige - https://www.tiktok.com/@pretty_pettyx Advocare vs FTC - https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/10/ftc-advocare-business-model-was-pyramid-scheme Reddit Stories - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/8kpzpf/most_bizarre_mlm_pitch/ https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/q7i3t3/starting_them_early_barf/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&utm_term=link https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/5xe68p/what_are_your_mlm_multilevel_marketing_horror/ https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/99lqpa/my_worst_mlm_story/ https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/q8phek/has_anyone_else_been_datefished_by_someone_trying/ HuffPost Stories - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mlm-horror-stories_l_5d952097e4b0da7f66211f35 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2021
Episode 64: Lori Tedesco
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Thank you to this weeks sponsor, Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! This episode contains graphic descriptions of horrific acts, including being drugged, kidnapped, strangled and violent sexual assault. For those who have trouble with these topics, this episode may be triggering. If you wish to listen to this episode and skip the graphic retelling of the event, the timestamps below can help you navigate around that section so you can enjoy the remaining sections of the episode. Please listen at your own discretion. Lori was just looking to have fun and learn how to do makeup, when she Joined LimeLight as a part time side hustle to her corporate nursing job. She quickly started making waves with her non traditional makeup looks, and getting the attention of several people. including a dangerous man who became obsessed with her. While LimeLight encouraged Lori to keep everything open and public to attract new customers and teammates, it gave her stalker all access to her every move and allowed him the opportunity to find her in real life and play out his toxic fixation. Lori takes us through her harrowing journey, and offers her unique advice to those who have to be in the public eye, but want to keep an air of anonymity for their own safety. CONTENT WARNING TIMESTAMPS : 37:20 - 103:58 Show Notes The Dream Podcast -https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-dream Monkey Balls - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maclura_pomifera One Drop Wonder - https://www.limelifebyalcone.com/corporphan/product/llodw Kubaton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubotan YubiKey - https://amzn.to/3mMQcK3 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2021
Episode 63: "Ariel"
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*This episode is intended for 18+, and contains discussions on disordered eating, compromising situations and mentions toxic ideas on forgiving sexual trauma, in stories as retold by the guest. Please use discretion when listening to this episode if these topics may be triggering to you.* In 2019 "Ariel" joined Optavia as a customer to help her maintain her weight as she weaned herself off cigarettes at 25 years old. Admittedly a bad idea in hindsight, she takes us down a wild ride of what life inside this MLM cult of health and wellness looked like, expensive disordered eating, dangerous caloric deficits, trauma and toxic diet culture. The deeper she got into Optavia, the worse her disordered eating became, counting calories, then binging, punishing herself with extra exercise, and even causing concern to strangers on the internet. "Ariel"'s openness to being so loyal to the cult and "business" lead to finding herself in a scary situation she wasn't sure how to get out of. But it wasn't until the Covid Pandemic and the aftereffects opened her eyes to what she was really involved with. Show Notes Dr. A and The System - https://www.habitsofhealth.com/introducing-the-system/#:~:text=Dr.%20A%20is,at%20Grandview%20Hospital. The Medifast Diet - https://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/medifast-diet Abbey Sharp - https://www.abbeyskitchen.com/ Optavia Fueling Hacks - https://www.pinterest.com/tvs329/optavia-fueling-hacks/ Optavia Snacks - https://answers.optavia.com/help/optimal-weight-5-1-plan-what-snacks-can-i-have Kat Benson RDN - https://www.tiktok.com/@katbensonrdn Matt VanDerLaar - https://www.tiktok.com/@mattlaarfit Sabrina McMullen - https://www.tiktok.com/@beefcake_brina Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2021
Episode 62: John Terbizan
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This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm. John was never in an MLM, but both of his parents were, as he juggled living between their homes. From an MLM hobbyist mother, who ran the gamut from Avon to Tastefully Simple, to John's deeply entrenched Herbalife peddling father, MLM was all around him growing up. I knew getting the perspective of the victims we don't think about, and the side effects of dragging children through the toxic complex of MLM would produce some eye opening discussions. Our conversation started off light but ended up getting pretty deep into some topics I didn't expect, like food poverty, the long lasting effects of growing up in hustle culture, and the buried feelings John has about what he was subjected to as a minor, often against his own will. Show Notes Herbalife Faces a Fresh Legal Hurdle - https://www.barrons.com/articles/herbalife-faces-fresh-legal-hurdle-51601059300 LuLaRoe VICE Documentary - https://youtu.be/L6eujSJ0-RU John Oliver Last Week Tonight - JD Ridinger "Dimaryp" - https://youtu.be/s6MwGeOm8iI?t=1548 Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2021
Episode 61: LuLaBitch - Maelen - Part 2
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* We continue Maelen's story after the disaster of Vision 2017 broke the straw, and her dealing with leaving LuLaRoe and the 100% Buy Back cancelation nightmare. We discuss the culture in LuLaRoe, and what it was like being outside the target demographic, the tokenism, two faced lies and how culty it really was. Even as a small fish, who put her everything into it, she just couldn't make it work for her despite every attempt at making Mark's rotten lemons into lemonade. After watching LuLaRich, Maelen just couldn't unsee the truth anymore and needed to share her experience in the cult with us. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Did Agnes & Dora Close? - https://www.sassydirect.com/articles/did-agnes-and-dora-close Tokenism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokenism The BITE Model by Dr. Steven Hassan - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ The Cult of Trump by Dr. Steven Hassan - https://amzn.to/3zSKD1h Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - https://www.aetv.com/shows/leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Episode 60: LuLaBitch - Maelen - Part 1
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* Maelen reached out to me after watching LuLaRich, and knew she needed to get some things off her chest about her time in LuLaRoe and the processing of those emotions. She shares her journey with me, starting with an out of state Inspire tour where she was one of a thousand women onboarded in one day, and what it was like to be a child free, single woman in an MLM obsessed with marriage and family. Maelen has A LOT to say, and I'm so happy to give her a platform to say it on. This is part 1.  Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Dot Dot Smile - https://symonsayssmile.com/dotdotsmile-lularoe/ LuLaSuits Explained - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/7005079001626578182 The BITE Model by Dr. Steven Hassan - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Episode 59: "Michelle"
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Thank you to this weeks sponsor, Best Fiends!Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! *In this episode of Life After MLM, we talk about the MLM Pure Romance, which includes adult themes and situations. This episode is recommended for 18+ and if you are sensitive to this subject matter, please use your own discretion.* "Michelle" was ride or die with Pure Romance for almost 19 years, after a messy divorce left her a single mom with a hungry teenage son. Although admittedly shy, the experience opened her up and she found she was a natural at recruiting, growing herself an impressively large team. But "Michelle" started to see the rot of Pure Romance from the inside, and what it really took to stay at the top. It wasn't until a new boyfriend helped her take a hard look at her finances that she woke up from her nearly 2 decade long Kool-Aid fueled haze. Show Notes "Ruth: Part 1 - https://traffic.megaphone.fm/LAV9466909991.mp3?updated=1632410984 "Ruth" Part 2- https://traffic.megaphone.fm/LAV4489127572.mp3?updated=1632410983 Pure Romance IDS - https://www.pureromance.com/pws/homeoffice/tabs/income-disclosure Pure Romance, LLC Acquires Slumber Parties - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pure-romance-llc-acquires-slumber-parties-240825911.html BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2021
Episode 58: LuLaBitch - More Victims of LuLaRoe
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* This episode is a new idea I had, and if we like it, I'd love to continue with other MLMs and topics! I love the audience participation part! The other day I was sent a video of DeAnne saying that LuLaRich was just 4 consultants complaining and not to base their opinions of LuLaRoe on 4 consultants experiences. So I put out a call to action and asked people to send in some of their experiences with LuLaRoe, because I knew there was A LOT more than 4. I was so excited by the response and will do more as long as you send me those messages! Enjoy! Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Dr. Steven Hassans's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ GoT S07E07 Petyr Baelish "Assume the Worst" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_OmC3dk-O8 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Episode 57: LuLaBitch - Becca Peter - Part 2
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* We finish up Part 2 as Becca and I discuss some of the more burning questions in LuLaRich, like that odd marriage and why Mark and DeAnne think it's so funny. Plus some of the deepest secrets that LuLaRich didn't mention, and what we think about what's to come and the future of LuLaRoe. Plus Becca answers my rapid fire questions and it leads to even more bananery. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs LuLaRoe: The REAL Untold Story. (Anti-MLM) (Pt.1) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMp7iIAiWQU LuLaRoe: The REAL Untold Story. (Anti-MLM) (Pt. 2) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSUQU-1FY6Q Behind the Bastards: Part One: John Ronald Brown: The Worst Surgeon Ever - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-one-john-ronald-brown-the-55594943/ Behind the Bastards: Part Two: John Ronald Brown: The Worst Surgeon Ever - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-behind-the-bastards-29236323/episode/part-two-john-ronald-brown-the-55806281/ Becca's Washi Tape Store! https://www.prettypackagestape.com/ Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! - https://amzn.to/3u2opsc Fun With Washi!: 35 Ways to Instantly Refresh Your Home, Accessories, and Packages with Washi Tape - https://amzn.to/39qZZzf Current LuLaRoe Prints - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6989734605972655366 LuLaRich Critics - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/7009420382973283589 Becca's SLMLMBOK Interview! - https://soundslikemlm.libsyn.com/lularoes-bless-of-death-the-end-of-an-alleged-criminal-empire GoT S07E07 Petyr Baelish "Assume the Worst" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_OmC3dk-O8 Dr. Steven Hassans's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Episode 56: LuLaBitch - Becca Peter - Part 1
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* In the world of LuLaRoe tea, Becca dominates the space, and while she was never a rep, LuLaRoe still found it's way in front of her curious eyes. From the credit card breaches and tax issues, to the juicy MyDyer case, if LuLaRoe has been sued, Becca knows about it and has snarky commentary to accompany it. I'm so glad that we finally found the time to sit down and chat, because this episode has been in the works since I started this podcast! This is part 1, and I am EXHAUSTED so you'll have to wait for part 2 until later! Show Notes  Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Popular Fashion Line LuLaRoe Sued Over Sales Tax Charges - https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/02/27/popular-fashion-line-lularoe-sued-for-overcharging-customers-sales-tax/?sh=b6e31a6176db LuLaRoe Data Breach - https://lularoefail.com/2017/11/20/new-data-breach-unaddressed-lularoe/ Yo Gabba Gabba - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_Gabba_Gabba! The Aquabats - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aquabats The Jets - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jets_(Minnesota_band) Brothers give Sammy's shake shop new name, spin - https://www.ksl.com/article/33286448/brothers-give-sammys-shake-shop-new-name-spin Dont F**k with Cats - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_F**k_with_Cats:_Hunting_an_Internet_Killer Triangle Lawsuit - https://www.reddit.com/r/LuLaNo/comments/9ckzsv/oh_shocker_llrs_getting_sued_again_for_stealing/ LuLaRoe Has Consumers Upset Over Leggings They Consider Racist - https://www.inquisitr.com/4036112/lularoe-has-consumers-upset-over-leggings-they-consider-racist/ Judge finally orders LLR warehouse supervisor to give a deposition in sexual harassment lawsuit after dodging it for a YEAR -https://www.reddit.com/r/DefectiveDetectives/comments/ant5j2/judge_finally_orders_llr_warehouse_supervisor_to/ Dr. Steven Hassans's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Episode 55: LuLaBitch - "Melissa" - Part 2
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* As we finish up our list of LuLaGrievances, "Melissa" and I finally make it to the NDSS scandal, explaining what happened with the top selling consultants who mocked special needs. Listening to how LuLaRoe spun this disaster into their favor is the word salad you didn't know you needed. We also talk about our own actions in LuLaRoe, admitting to things we had deep buried and forgot about, and shed light on the mindset we were in when we made the decisions we did. My chat with "Melissa" was raw, fun, hilarious and authentic, just like her.  Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Consultants: LuLaRoe's 'Noir' capsule collection is an epic failure - https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/news/2017/11/08/lularoe-noir-all-black-clothing-bad-press/34919179/ People Are Horrified With LuLaRoe For Standing By A Retailer Who Mocked Down Syndrome - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lularoe-ndss NDSS TikTok 1 - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6975564951985392902 NDSS TikTok 2 - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6975566407354338566 NDSS TikTok 3 - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6975567610482216197 NDSS TikTok 4 - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6975568759889153285 NDSS TikTok 5 - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6975571555296218373 Dr. Steven Hassans's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Episode 54: LuLaBitch - "Melissa" - Part 1
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* I met "Melissa" before our time in LuLaRoe, when we were both young moms at a local Chick-Fil-A storytime group. We instantly hit it off, and kept in touch as her husband's military career took them cross country. After LuLaRich came out, "Melissa" reached out and told me she wanted to tell me her story as a "small fish" in LuLaRoe. So many of her experiences mirrored mine, and I know so many more former retailers will connect with her dry humor and "WTF"ery in the ups and downs on her LuLaJourney. This is Part 1. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek - https://amzn.to/2XykQyc Yo Gabba Gabba! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_Gabba_Gabba! Nicolae Ceaușescu - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolae_Ceau%C8%99escu The Turdma - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/9c8kw2/for_anyone_who_has_never_seen_it_i_present_to_you/ Small Town Murder - https://shutupandgivememurder.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Episode 53: Alex Semchuck
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*We had a few technical difficulties with the mic and some fuzzy reverb in a few spots. We did clear it up as much as we could when recording, and again as I edited it for the podcast. Just a heads up!* From the moment I recorded episodes 17 & 18, Russ has been telling me to watch The Slave Circle and reach out to the filmmaker, Alex Semchuck. He thought we would get along and have a lot to talk about, and boy was he right. Alex not only made the film about Smart Circle, he also worked for the company, an MLM you might not see coming. We chat about the many different heads of this hydra, where you might encounter Smart Circle, and what it can look like when you do. Alex and I share some of the biggest red flags for avoiding these scams when navigating online job listings, or even your local grocery store. Show Notes The Slave Circle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCRzBt7GuY Alex's YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv12xKxM_R-_tzMbfopzsUw Devil Corp - https://thedevilcorp.wordpress.com/ Juicy Rhino - https://www.instagram.com/juicyrhino/?hl=en Glassdoor - https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2021
Episode 52: LuLaBitch - Paul and Tiffany Ivanovsky - Part 2
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* This episode mentions "Alexa" several times, just in case you're listening near one. Also, Paul had a stroke in November 2020, please be mindful that he is still recovering. I get right to the nitty gritty because I know Paul has the story I need to hear; The Beta Testing Group. I remember being out of LuLaRoe on the backside of this, watching this scam unfold and piecing it together with Becca and the Defective Detectives, so I wanted confirmation! But, it's not as easy as that. As we go down the rabbit hole to find answers, Tiffany shares some dirt on how speaking up go them into trouble, and the culty way they had to beg for another chance. Plus, Paul NEVER misses a chance to spill Art, Patrick or Mark tea. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Shop with the Ivanovsky's - https://emmalousboutique.com/ Follow Tiffany on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@emmalousboutique The GREATEST Mark quote of ALL TIME - https://www.reddit.com/r/DefectiveDetectives/comments/amjci0/inspired_by_lularoe_look_guys_i_am_not_going_to/ Justin Bieber's LONG shirts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2pmbR0B7TE LuLaRoe Patrick - https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c5/d9/db/c5d9dbf596764c617f1e0ee73462eb83.jpg Mark Stidham is Buy $5M in Autos - https://lularoefail.com/2017/11/07/lularoe-mark-stidham-is-buying-5-million-in-autos/ BETA TESTING MEGA THREAD SS DUMP - https://www.facebook.com/448202705304465/posts/beta-testing-mega-thread-ss-dumpdo-you-wanna-buy-a-beta-box-or-maybe-all-the-thi/1126711997453529/ Dr. Steven Hassans's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Episode 51: LuLaBitch - Paul and Tiffany Ivanovsky - Part 1
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* Paul had a stroke in November 2020, please be mindful that he is still recovering. Paul and Tiffany first heard of LuLaRoe shortly after a tragic loss in their family. After receiving Valentine's Day leggings as a gift, Tiffany was fascinated by the idea and joined as a side income to her already popular websites and businesses. Before long they were out selling everyone in the company, and had 20% of the Top 100 sellers in their downline. In this episode we dispel some rumors, talk "special perks" and what it REALLY took to get them, and Paul shares his love of LuLaRoe's very own Man in Black, their former head designer Patrick. This is part 1. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Shop with the Ivanovsky's - https://emmalousboutique.com/ Follow Tiffany on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@emmalousboutique Paul & Tiffany's Extreme Couponing Episode - https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/extreme-couponing/full-episodes/jaime-and-tiffany LuLaRoe Retains Social Media Entrepreneur Oliver Luckett to Advance Company's Social Retail Brand and Business Strategy - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lularoe-retains-social-media-entrepreneur-oliver-luckett-to-advance-companys-social-retail-brand-and-business-strategy-300516369.html One of LuLaRoe’s most iconic executives has suddenly left as some ex-sellers claim the company owes them thousands of dollars in refunds - https://www.businessinsider.com/lularoes-patrick-winget-exits-company-amid-refund-complaints-2018-10 Dr. Steven Hassans's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Episode 50: LuLaBitch - Sheri
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* Sheri joined LuLaRoe at the time it was just starting take off. She's been holding in her story for the last 3 years, and recently found the strength to spill it all on the show. Sheri takes us down a rocky, red flag laden path, where she admittedly ignored all the signs, down unexpected twists and turns of When Boss Babes Attack, to finding herself in the middle of a hacking allegation with "Bully Bill", LuLaRoe's infamous lawyer. She even spills quite a bit of tea on the leader who told people to "sell their breast milk". Throughout her retelling of her time inside LuLaRoe, Sheri talks about the after effects of leaving, the PTSD, the shame and pain you feel as you come to the realization that you were a victim AND a predator. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs LuLaRoe allegedly pressured saleswomen to sell their breast milk so they could buy more inventory - https://hellogiggles.com/news/lularoe-saleswomen-sell-breast-milk-inventory/ Doritos - https://twitter.com/amniha/status/913051279966064640 LuLaSuits - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/7005079001626578182 Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - https://www.aetv.com/shows/leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Episode 49: LuLaBitch - LaShae Kimbrough
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* This interview takes place while LaShae was at the salon, and some background noise was unavoidable. Also, Shae's mic has some sound issues for a bit, but it does even out and fix itself. Adjust your volume accordingly. When Blye and Cori reached out to me, asking for Home Office employees, LaShae was the first name out of my mouth. Her interview was cut short in the Vice Documentary, and I wanted her to be able to tell her whole story with Amazon. As the "LuLaRoe Fairy Godmother" LaShae was witness to A LOT of shenanigans of the Bradham Clan, the good, bad and ugly. ALLEGEDLY. Shae spills A LOT of tea, and confirms a lot of rumors. We chat about the infamous sock monkey leggings, Home Office's "Zen Room", a hard drive LaShae kept everything she ever did on and Beyonce. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Follow Shae on Social!  https://www.tiktok.com/@lashaekimbrough https://www.instagram.com/lashae_kimbrough Sock Monkey Leggings - https://twitter.com/bertalikewhoa/status/1438042363226587137 LuLaRoe Has Consumers Upset Over Leggings They Consider Racist https://www.inquisitr.com/4036112/lularoe-has-consumers-upset-over-leggings-they-consider-racist/ Top Consultant tells Deaf customer to "turn up your volume" - https://www.reddit.com/r/lularoe/comments/7ig454/live_sales/ LuLaRoe Seller Discriminates Against Deaf Customer https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=754059321453134 The Mission Inn's Sunday Brunch - https://www.missioninn.com/dining/sunday-brunch Chocolate Caramel-Covered Apples -https://www.harryanddavid.com/h/fruit-gift/chocolate-covered-fruit/29491 Omni Hotels - https://www.omnihotels.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Episode 48: LuLaBitch - Katie S. Part 2
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* Katie and I continue our walk down LuLaRoe Memory Lane, discussing Mark and DeAnne's shady intentions, and our feelings on celebrities who use their influence to scam their fans. In her post LLR life, Katie is a professional medium and made some predictions for me back in the summer of 2020! She also shares her predictions for the release and we discuss the possible aftermath of LuLaRich. Somehow Katie turns this around and interviews me as well, with a couple comedic tangents along the way! Laughter truly is the best medicine for shared trauma. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Rachel Hollis shades the MLM community in her newest book and they aren’t happy about. - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/jhp35i/rachel_hollis_shades_the_mlm_community_in_her/ Tarot Card Meanings - https://www.biddytarot.com/tarot-card-meanings/ Coolina Knives - https://coolinastore.com/collections/knives Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Episode 47: LuLaBitch - Katie S. Part 1
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* Katie S. joined LuLaRoe in the Spring of 2017, and spent over 3 months waiting in the onboarding queue. Though Katie is not featured in LuLaRich, her story would have fit perfectly in the series. We chat about our mirrored experiences in LuLaRoe during our time under the same Mentor, the mess that was Vision 2017 and the ADA issues, the mysterious hashtag "#becauseoflularoe", being stacked, manipulated launches, defective product, and how much she got for selling her team, and walking away. We also talk about the issues that arise when you unknowingly bring people you love into a scam. This is Part 1. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs The Rabidly-Followed Leggings Brand You Can Only Buy on Facebook - https://www.racked.com/2016/6/16/11898266/lularoe-leggings-facebook-multi-level-marketing LuLaRoe has turned your Facebook friends into a leggings sales force - https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-tech-multilevel-marketing-20171211-story.html Mark's FAMOUS Speech - 17:30 "You're stale"; 20:07 "Wrestle with the pigs" - https://lularoefail.com/2018/02/12/lularoe-mark-stidham-youre-stale-wrestling-pigs-webinar-04182017/ Deanne singing and driving - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1xVEDtaK7w Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Episode 46: LuLaBitch - Derryl Trujillo
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*The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* For our first episode of LuLaBitch, we welcome Derryl Trujillo, the charming and stalwart Home Office employee from LuLaRich on Amazon Prime. I first met Derryl back in 2017, right after we had both left LuLaRoe and found Defective. When helping consult on LuLaRich, I KNEW the producers needed to hear what really happened in Home Office and that Derryl was the only one who could tell it. Derryl shares his experiences being hired, dealing with failed launches, Convention 2016 & 2017 (you decide which was worse) and his emotional tear filled realization that he's worth more than this. Who's joining us at Miguel's for Happy Hour? Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs Follow Derryl on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/derryl_golfer Follow Derryl on Instagram! - https://www.instagram.com/derryltrujillo/ Got a job for Derryl? Connect on LinkedIn! - https://www.linkedin.com/in/derryl-trujillo-476500108 Color Lenses Personality Test - https://truecolorsintl.com/the-four-color-personalities/ Millennial Women Made LuLaRoe Billions. Then They Paid The Price. - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lularoe-millennial-women-entrepreneurship-lawsuits PLIGHT OF ROMANIAN CHILDREN SPURS U.S. FAMILIES TO ADOPT - https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1991/01/22/plight-of-romanian-children-spurs-us-families-to-adopt/65fdc7bf-1efb-4b35-a160-8b51810de1ec/ LuLaRoe Is Getting Criticized Again From Women Furious About The Latest Line Of Clothes - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lula-noir-launch LuLaRoe founders fight back against pyramid scheme accusation - https://www.cbsnews.com/video/lularoe-founders-fight-back-against-pyramid-scheme-accusation/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Episode 45: "Tallulah"
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"Tallulah" dodged a bullet when she saw the red flags at a World Financial Group recruitment event and decided to turn down "the opportunity". After making that decision, she was harassed and bullied by her recruiter with vicious texts and voice messages. We also discuss different red flags to look for when trying to figure out if the opportunity being offered is a scam or not, the differences between MLM and "Corporate America" and what to expect from a legitimate job offer.  Show Notes World Financial Group - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Financial_Group Betting on Zero - https://amzn.to/3DNlg4e Transamerica Pyramid - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transamerica_Pyramid Infiltrating A Pyramid Scheme: WFG - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flugTRSTZoo Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2021
Episode 44: Tracey Reid
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CONTENT WARNING - The results of this event have claimed the lives of at least 10 people at the time of publication. We talk about the event, Covid, and the aftermath, including hospitalization and death. Please listen at your own discretion. A special bonus episode of Life After MLM! Meet Tracey Reid, a former top 1% Bling Boss Paparazzi Mega Seller turned Anti MLM crusader! I was first introduced to her when I was tagged in her Facebook Live video about her opinions on last month's Paparazzi Convention that quickly turned into a Super Spreader event with fatal consequences. After watching her passion for a few minutes I knew I had to get her on the show to chat! Tracey was done reeeaaallll dirty by the PapaCrew and her tea is piping hot.  Show Notes Paparazzi Tracey Necklace (their old stock, sold by Tracey's daughter Caroline!) - https://bluegrassbling.com/collections/all-products-1/products/the-tracey-zi-collection-necklace-earrings Tracey modeling her Zi Piece - https://www.facebook.com/ZiTracey/videos/251454288912971 American's with Disabilities Act - https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability/ada IT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME! Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line Over ADA Violations - https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-agreement-norwegian-cruise-line-over-ada-violations Paparazzi Convention TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6993826771527372038 Paparazzi Convention Update TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0/video/7000541544939867398 Paparazzi Covid Deaths Update TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0/video/7001640192935202054 Las Vegas Coronavirus Update - https://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/News/Blog/Detail/corona-virus-update Tracey's Facebook Live - https://www.facebook.com/TraceyLynnReid/videos/304824054745920 Can You Make Money Selling Paparazzi Jewelry? Here’s The Truth - https://sidehustlingmoney.com/can-you-make-money-selling-paparazzi-jewelry/ Portable Photo Studio Light Box - https://amzn.to/3gRZP8l Support Caroline's Jewelry Business, Blue Grass Bling! - https://bluegrassbling.com/ Support Tracey's Business Consulting Business! - https://www.facebook.com/ReidBusinessSolutions The 6 Phases of a Tapeworms Life - https://theoatmeal.com/comics/tapeworm Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Episode 43: "Julie Smith"
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In this episode, we meet "Julie Smith" and she takes us through her journey into "becoming a Hun", while in the top 5% of two different MLMs. From her viewpoint, she got to experience the behavior MLM's don't tell you about; the true costs, what it really takes and what you've got to be willing to let go. As "Julie" tells her story, she recounts how she came to understand that while she was successful in MLM, it was at the expense of the "failures", and she knew she couldn't keep quiet any longer. Show Notes LuLaRich Trailer - https://youtu.be/nJgkwIHp1pc My NEW Website! - www.robertablevins.com Monat to refund more customers after 2-year Fla. AG investigation on fake product claims - https://www.abcactionnews.com/money/consumer/taking-action-for-you/monat-to-refund-more-customers-after-2-year-fla-ag-investigation-on-fake-product-claims Do Monat Hair Care Products Cause Hair Loss? - https://www.healthline.com/health/hair-loss-monat Haley O'Bryan on LAMLM - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-5--Haley-OBryan---MLM--Mental-Health-es59j6 Multilevel Marketing Is Detrimental To Mental Health - https://thebipolarkitty.com/multilevel-marketing-is-detrimental-to-mental-health/ Multi-Level Marketing in Recovery: A Special Report - https://cmwn.org/colorado-mental-wellness-network-blog/special-reports/mlm-recovery/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2021
Episode 42: Eddie Arriola
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Eddie was a massage therapist in Tucson, Arizona looking for a more stable and rewarding career when an insurance agent walked though the spa's doors offering options. Though his time in insurance, he found himself working for World Financial Group, an insurance service MLM that seemed more interested in recruiting than selling appropriate policies. Eddie offers some practical advice, we share our love of Jewish bakeries and food, and where he's headed next. Show Notes *Follow my TikTok BACKUP Account!- https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0* World Financial Group - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Financial_Group Types of Life Insurance - https://www.iii.org/article/what-are-principal-types-life-insurance The Great Recession - https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/great-recession.asp Index Funds - https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/investing/how-to-invest-in-index-funds BNI - https://www.bni.com/ Insurance Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/Insurance/ Personal Finance Reddit Wiki - https://www.reddit.com/r/personalfinance/wiki/insurance/ Securities - https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/security.asp The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jetsons_Meet_the_Flintstones People Helping People MLM Scam - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/eule06/php_agency_is_an_mlm_scam_heres_the_facts/ Class Action Lawsuits & Insurance - https://uphelp.org/claim-guidance-publications/whats-up-with-insurance-class-action-lawsuits/ Finra fines WFG Investments $700,000 - https://www.investmentnews.com/finra-fines-wfg-investments-700000-60279 Jewish Funerals and Burial - https://www.shiva.com/learning-center/death-and-mourning/jewish-funerals-and-burial/ Dutch insurer's U.S. unit draws scrutiny from regulators - https://web.archive.org/web/20080531211002/http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/28/business/regs.php Los Pollos Hermanos - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Pollos_Hermanos How Money Works: Stop being a SUCKER - https://amzn.to/3xlmDT8 WealthWave MLM Scam - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/bqnz2f/wealthwave/ WA State Long Term Care Insurance News - https://www.spokanejournal.com/special-report/long-term-insurance-short-term-confusion/ Support my FAVORITE Anti-MLM Clothing Boutiques in Michigan! Shop Adrianne's Boutique! - adriannesboutique.com Shop Lee Lee's Boutique! - https://shopleelees.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2021
Podcast Update! New Episodes August 1st!
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Hey! Thanks so much for being so patient while I took July off for some mental health time. New episodes with return Sunday, August 1st! We've got stories coming up from World Financial Group, Herbalife, Younique, and many more! Plus, some personal updates, social media updates, sharing some milestones and what else I have in store for new episodes! See you next week! Show Notes! Anti MLM Bookclub - Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb We hit 100K! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa/video/6988690539826728197?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 My NEW YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8VrNAbpWE&t=16s How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Episode 41: Abby Miller - Part 2
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In the conclusion of Abby's episode, we finish out chat on MLMs & Christianity and dive into our personal thoughts and fact based opinions on Multi Level Marketing, and why what seems like simple and kind things to do, end up being nefarious traps that keep people stuck in the scam longer and cause them to lose more money over time. Plus, a direct call to action to church leaders to keep spaces safe from predatory scams, and a call to action to those with friends in MLM as well. Show Notes It’s Time For Christians (And Society, For That Matter) To Confront MLMs - https://ethan.shol.ly/blog/confronting-mlms/ John Oliver Last Week Tonight MLM Episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI A History of Young Living founder Gary Young - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/85z454/a_history_of_young_living_founder_gary_young/ The 7 Stages of Grief - https://www.healthline.com/health/stages-of-grief Paris Geller - https://gilmoregirls.fandom.com/wiki/Paris_Geller The Dream Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 Ministers, please stop peddling multilevel marketing products to the church - https://www.christianpost.com/voices/ministers-please-stop-peddling-multilevel-marketing-products-to-the-church.html Dolores Umbridge - https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Dolores_Umbridge Frasier - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frasier Rent or Buy Betting on Zero - https://amzn.to/3heUVRV Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Episode 40: Abby Miller - Part 1
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Abby Miller thought she was just "helping out a friend" at church by buying some oils, when she got an email welcoming her to the team as Young Living's newest distributor. After that experience she wanted to understand what had happened to her and why, and she went down the MLM rabbit hole. Being a Christian, Abby began to see that the MLM practices she was experiencing in her community were contradicting the biblical values she had been taught. After finding the podcast and listening to Ryan's episode on Mormonism, Abby wanted to be on the show to take on MLMs and Christianity. I wanted her on the show to have her answer the age old question; "Abby! What's your BEEF with MLM?!" Show Notes Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about 'essential oils' curing cancer and coronavirus - https://www.businessinsider.com/young-living-essential-oils-medical-claims-2020-7 The prosperity gospel, explained: Why Joel Osteen believes that prayer can make you rich - https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/1/15951874/prosperity-gospel-explained-why-joel-osteen-believes-prayer-can-make-you-rich-trump Cleansing of the Temple - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple#:~:text=And%20Jesus%20went%20into%20the,it%20a%20den%20of%20thieves. Loaded Language - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_language It’s Time For Christians (And Society, For That Matter) To Confront MLMs - https://ethan.shol.ly/blog/confronting-mlms/ "Minnesota nice" -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_nice John Oliver Last Week Tonight MLM Episode - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa & https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa2.0 Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2021
Episode 39: Julie Jo
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Before Julie Jo was a major force in the AntiMLM TikTok community, she was an Arbonne Hun. She climbed the ranks within her MLM, and qualified for that coveted White Mercedes. Julie breaks down what it takes to get there and how much that "FREE CAR" really costs. We also chat about TikTok, the AntiMLM community, cult tactics, and what we do about all those "haters" we get. *If you're catching us in real time, head over to TikTok for a dual live chat about the episode!* Show Notes Julie's TikTok! https://www.tiktok.com/@walkin_on_lexapro Hattie Louise TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@hattie.louise Charlie's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@__dearsociety The 9 Enneagrams - https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-descriptions Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-toxic-positivity-5093958#forms-of-toxic-positivity Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2021
Episode 38: Laura Caton - Part 2
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When Laura found herself pregnant with her 4th baby, in the middle of the Covid pandemic, she worried that her Mary Kay business may have been hurting more than it was helping. She took a long look at the numbers with her husband, and realized that she "never saw a true profit" from her 5 years in the "business". After a stress induced rash and severely swollen feet, Laura had "the talk" and decided to make a life change, another unexpected silver lining of the pandemic.  Show Notes About the 99% Failure Rate - https://www.pinktruth.com/2019/08/08/about-the-99-failure-rate/ Top 10 Reasons to NOT Do Mary Kay - http://www.pinktruth.com/mary-kay-facts/top-10-reasons-to-not-do-mary-kay/ Finance Guy Mary Kay Review - https://finance-guy.tumblr.com/post/161393409877/mary-kay-review MARY KAY COSMETICS EARNINGS REPRESENTATIONS - http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles/2012/12/mary-kay-cosmetics-earnings-representations/ Mary Kay Canada IDS - https://www.marykay.ca/en-ca/pages/earnings-representation Mary Kay Review – Don’t Join Before Reading This - https://www.mlmnewsreport.com/mary-kay-review/ MARY KAY OFF-ROADS INTO DECEPTIVE INCOME CLAIMS - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/mary-kay-off-roads-into-deceptive-income-claims/ LuLaRoe allegedly pressured saleswomen to sell their breast milk so they could buy more inventory - https://hellogiggles.com/news/lularoe-saleswomen-sell-breast-milk-inventory/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Episode 37: Laura Caton - Part 1
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Laura Caton was a mother of young children just looking for something of her own when she learned about a local community theater company in her area. She was targeted multiple times in her small town by the local Mary Kay Director, before eventually "starting her own business" with the MLM. Because she was a homeschooling mom, with little outlet outside of home, she began selling and sharing the opportunity within the theater company, convinced they needed the quality products that "only Mary Kay could offer". Laura and I share similar MLM experiences and joke about some of the less obvious red flags in these scams, while she shares her journey over 5 years in Mary Kay. Show Notes What is the deal with Melaleuca? - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/kreaer/whats_the_deal_with_melaleuca/ Pink Truth - http://www.pinktruth.com/ Allez-Vous Cosmetics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU9t47bdExE Why Women Are Quitting Their Side Hustle: Leaving LuLaRoe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6eujSJ0-RU About the 99% Failure Rate (in Mary Kay)- https://www.pinktruth.com/2019/08/08/about-the-99-failure-rate/ Mary Kay The Derm review - https://thedermreview.com/mary-kay-reviews/ The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser *$7.90/50ml - https://theordinary.deciem.com/us/rdn-squalane-cleanser-50ml.html The Ordinary Derm review - https://thedermreview.com/the-ordinary-review/ Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, For Waterproof Makeup - https://amzn.to/35dwBKS LIFE AFTER MLM DOES NOT RECOMMEND SIGNING UP FOR THIS JOKE OF A CREDIT CARD (it's just for WTF's) - XXXXX https://www.firstbankcard.com/common/lp/marykay/index.html XXXXX Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM content, education, and humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Episode 36: Rebecca - Once Upon a Biz - Part 2
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In the conclusion of Rebecca's story, we get a bit deeper into the cult aspects and what she started to see and experience. While her new life as a mom was keeping her busy, and her husband's new career kept him away from the weekly team meetings, things with Amway began to unravel. Rebecca and I discuss different elements of the BITE Model that she personally knew were happening, what it's like to buy your rank, and how "Diamonds" are REALLY made. Show Notes Once Upon a Biz Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/onceuponabiz/ Gretchen Wieners is "such a good friend" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ovOboVwB7g How Amway Ruined my Marriage - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/9t40an/how_amway_ruined_my_marriage_long/ Amway Ruined my Life - http://marriedtoanambot.blogspot.com/2012/09/amway-ruined-my-life.html My SO is over a year deep in Amway - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/824m39/my_so_is_over_a_year_deep_in_amway/ Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ On Becoming a God in Central Florida Episode 1 - https://www.sho.com/video/68672/on-becoming-a-god-series-premiere-tvma Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Episode 35: Rebecca - Once Upon a Biz - Part 1
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Rebecca, the AntiMLM force behind the IG account "Once Upon a Biz", spent 10 years of her life in the cult of Amway. While under their spell, she found herself slowly changing and shifting not only her attitude and focus, but her religious and political views as well. She met her husband while in what she describes as her "hunbot" phase, and shares what it's like navigating a marriage formed in the cult, once you've left. I've heard of some culty MLM behavior, but this one takes the cake. Show Notes Once Upon a Biz Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/onceuponabiz/ Amway North America (Formerly Quixtar) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway_North_America Amway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway Amway: The Untold Story Cultism In Amway - https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/AUS/cultism.htm "This is my story Amway is a religious cult" - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/basst3/this_is_my_story_amway_is_a_religious_cult_im/ How MLMs And Cults Use The Same Mind Control Techniques - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/multilevel-marketing-companies-mlms-cults-similarities_l_5d49f8c2e4b09e72973df3d3 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2021
Episode 34: Chelsea Flores and The Story of Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness
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*Content Warning* This story contains the exploitation of minors as young as 16, in a "Student Financial Assistance" scam. Those who are sensitive to stories like this, please use your best judgement before proceeding. Chelsea Flores was a young woman living in the Philippines, when she heard about a financial assistance scam targeting young students in her area. The opportunity, Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness, an MLM headed by a narcissistic cult-like leader, looked too good to be true. Although she was not a victim of Zafire, she knew she had to help the students get justice by telling their story on social media, hoping to get anyone's attention. In this bonus episode, we try to make sense of the scam known as Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness. After Chelsea contacted me, I reached out to my friend Alanda Carter of the Recovering Hunbot and asked her if she would do a deep dive on the "business" and it's egomaniacal leader while I talked to the victims. The link to her expose can be found in the show notes. Show Notes Recovering Hunbot's "Is Michael Medina's Zafire Club & Student Financial Assistance Scamming Innocent People" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVlednxRY8w Zafire Natural Beauty and Wellness - https://www.facebook.com/ZafireClubOfficial2020/ Zafire Student Financial Assistance Legit ba? Honest Review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLUkVU9MdFA Zafire Student Financial Assistance Orientation with Michael Medina - https://www.facebook.com/100937454680100/videos/431323424915900 Strongest typhoon of 2020 slams the Philippines, killing at least 10 - https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/asia/philippines-super-typhoon-goni-landfall-intl-hnk/index.html Zafire Studdent Awareness Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/444710573546612/ Data Privacy Act - https://www.privacy.com.ph/learn-data-privacy-compliance/data-privacy-faqs/ Zafire Reddit- https://www.reddit.com/r/PyramidScamPH/comments/hxpww7/curious_about_zafire/ Zafire is on 24 Oras with English Subtitles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wflo5HDt_rU Chelsea's Channel "The Story After MLM Control" -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAb8AUb5o05E4Rmkq5fZk4w Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Episode 33: "Ruth" - Part 2
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*Content Warning* This episode features a former rep from Pure Romance, an MLM that deals with adult products and toys. We talk about many topics that are not suitable for younger listeners, and could be triggering for some, including sexual situations and trauma. Please listen at your own discretion. In part 2, "Ruth" finishes her story about her time in Pure Romance and shares what she started to experience as soon as higher education came into her life. We talk about the aspects of Pyramid Schemes and how certain things she personally saw mirrored Robert FitzPatrick's teachings on what the cornerstones are. Now that "Ruth" is AntiMLM, she shares some of her favorite creators and resources for support and education, and we chat about the future of the movement. Show Notes Sex and HIV Education - https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/sex-and-hiv-education?gclid=CjwKCAjw-qeFBhAsEiwA2G7Nl7q1sPQYTzx8yqWsP3tNKlal58tj30GoLh_ezh4So2CHnrLoo4JrDRoCiZgQAvD_BwE Not The Good Girl - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Monica Hayworth's Anti MLM Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/478231729691989 iilluminaughtii - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpDmn2FfVYdPIDwRTcf5-OA Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Episode 32: "Ruth" - Part 1
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*Content Warning* This episode features a former rep from Pure Romance, an MLM that deals with adult products and toys. We talk about many topics that are not suitable for younger listeners, and could be triggering for some, including sexual situations and trauma. Please listen at your own discretion. "Ruth" joined Pure Romance when her previous MLM, Slumber Parties was bought out and they were merged together. For 7 years, she was at the top 5% of the company, educating on sexual health and wellness, or so she thought. Despite any gut feelings, she stayed because she genuinely loved connecting with her customers. After realizing that some of the people she was helping needed a lot more than she could offer, "Ruth" found her true calling. Show Notes Slumber Parties/Pure Romance merger - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pure-romance-llc-acquires-slumber-parties-240825911.html Kinsey Institute - https://kinseyinstitute.org/ Me and the "Giant Lollipop" - https://www.instagram.com/p/CNbSljMlRA4/ Cal Exotics Products - https://amzn.to/3bN7BxP Pure Romance Dupes - https://www.skinsafeproducts.com/pure-romance Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2021
Episode 31: Chelsea Suarez
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Another Bonus episode! And this time it's with my girl, Chelsea! You may know her from her YouTube Channel where she does deep dives into MLM companies, talks to former 1%, and exposes scammers, among other things. We chat about her new gig as a full time content creator, her personal experiences in MLM, and the differences she's seen between being an actual sales professional, vs an MLM rep. Plus, Chelsea's beef with Monat, and what you can do to help too. Show Notes Chelsea's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/CCSuarez Chelsea's TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@iamccsuarez? Chelsea's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamccsuarez/ Chelsea's Linktree - https://linktr.ee/iamccsuarez Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - https://www.aetv.com/shows/leah-remini-scientology-and-the-aftermath Chloe + Isabel closes - https://www.businessforhome.org/2019/07/mlm-company-chloe-and-isabel-will-close-business/ Monat Deep Dive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLMukadDHtI Ashley Moody, FL AG - http://www.myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/1515CE372E59D1E885256CC60071B1C4 GOT Petyr Baelish "Motives" speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdpcyovK0ZU DEAR BOSS BABE: A RESPONSE FOR COLD MESSAGES | OPEN LETTER TO NETWORK MARKETERS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dekiL3MVa0 Monat issuing refunds following Florida Attorney General investigation into hair care product claims - https://www.wrtv.com/news/wrtv-investigates/monat-issuing-refunds-following-florida-attorney-general-investigation-into-hair-care-product-claims#:~:text=Consumers%20who%20believe%20they%20are,the%20refund%20request%20form%20here. Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Episode 30: "Moira"
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"Moira" was a stay at home mom of 3 boys, who bought into the hype of MLM in 2016. While chasing the dream of being at the top of the pyramid, "Moira" found herself involved with 3 different MLMs, including an elusive invitation to a "Ground Floor Opportunity". From her vantage point, she got a deep look into the toxic positivity of MLM, and experienced more psychological manipulation than she bargained for. Show Notes Millennial Women Made LuLaRoe Billions. Then They Paid The Price. - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lularoe-millennial-women-entrepreneurship-lawsuits Is Color Street A Scam? 5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid This MLM! - https://youraffiliatesalary.com/is-color-street-a-scam The Dream Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 You know those bags with the clear pockets to display your MLM haul? - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/al43ta/you_know_those_bags_with_the_clear_pockets_to/ What is Toxic Positivity? - https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-toxic-positivity-5093958#:~:text=Toxic%20positivity%20is%20the%20belief,vibes%20only%22%20approach%20to%20life. What is Gaslighting? - https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/gaslighting#:~:text=Gaslighting%20is%20a%20form%20of,and%20unable%20to%20trust%20themselves. Manipulative people hook their victims with a tactic called 'love bombing' — here are the signs you've been a target - https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-love-bombing-2017-7 How to Leave an MLM - https://www.finder.com/how-to-leave-an-mlm Brene Brown - https://brenebrown.com/ I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" - https://amzn.to/2SKHRv4 Simon Sinek - "Leaders Eat Last" - https://amzn.to/3wfduvv Simon Sinek - "Start With Why" - https://amzn.to/2SVPHSP Monica Hayworth's Anti MLM Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/478231729691989 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2021
Episode 29: Megan Williams - Part 2
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In the conclusion of Megan's story, she shares her struggles with Senegence, the predatory and toxic nature of what she experienced inside the cult, and how she got out and moved on. We also connect on a personal level and find out we have a lot more in common that just MLM (which is a pattern of coincidence I'm starting to see on this show...). Show Notes Megan "ZonaLife" YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL-WOySfYcGuFzLaI9qWnJQs Erica McBeth YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV1lJDzOZshmJPn76_J4kKg 52 New Friends - https://amzn.to/33IqBcp American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - https://afsp.org/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Episode 28: Megan Williams - Part 1
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As an addict in recovery, Megan was targeted in her sacred Tuesday Night meeting by a seemingly friendly looking, tattooed woman who she connected with. Over a cup of coffee, she's pitched the beauty MLM, Senegence and decides to start her "business". Over the course of her time with the company, Megan started to notice things weren't what she signed up for. Thankfully for us, she's spilling all the SeneTea. Show Notes Megan "ZonaLife" YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL-WOySfYcGuFzLaI9qWnJQs  Million Dollar Lips: A Journey into the Hearts of Women and Business - https://amzn.to/3utlZlO SeneGence Compensation Plan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuLQL65Miz4 Senegence 2020 IDS - https://cdn.colorstreet.com/content/documents/incomedisclosure-2020.pdf SENEGENCE INCOME CLAIMS DATABASE - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/senegence-income-claims-database/ Senegence and The DSA - https://www.dsa.org/forms/CompanyFormPublicMembers/view?id=7F300001010 Senegence Foundation Swatch Chart - https://swakbeauty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IMG_0778.png Senegence Crown Princess Ring - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/240450067590518223/ Can You Make Money with Senegence? - https://www.finance-guy.net/streetonomic/money-senegence-review Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2021
Episode 27: Ioanna & Aaron - Sip With Me
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In this bonus episode, I interview the hosts of Sip with Me about their MLM themed, second season. I had so much fun talking with Ioanna and Aaron last summer on their show, that I had to have them on mine! They recount what they learned diving into the Anti MLM world, their own cringey experiences with MLM, how it invaded their personal and professional spaces and even share an MLM inspired cocktail created just for the show! Show Notes Sip with Me Podcast - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast Sip with Me Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sipwithme_/ My episode with Ioanna & Aaron! - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast/episode/27d46f9a/s2-e5-anti-mlm-movement-with-roberta-blevins How lobbying dollars prop up pyramid schemes - https://www.theverge.com/2014/4/8/5590550/alleged-pyramid-schemes-lobbying-ftc Direct Sellers Association - https://www.dsa.org/ Multi Level Marketing for Personal Trainers - Is it Ethical? - https://www.instituteofpersonaltrainers.com/blog/multi-level-marketing-for-personal-trainers-is-it-ethical Murder Murder News - https://murdermurder.news/ Art of Sucre - https://artofsucre.com/ Holly Nicols - https://www.hnicholsillustration.com/ Coyote Ugly Las Vegas - https://www.coyoteuglysaloon.com/vegas/ The Call Center Scam - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast/episode/232b1e97/s3-e4-call-center-scam True Crime with Diane Fanning - https://www.sipwithme.org/podcast/episode/bc5b684a/s3-e5-true-crime-with-diane-fanning Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Episode 26: Amanda Sekiguchi - Part 2
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In the conclusion of Amanda's story, we finish up the BITE model and talk about the artificial "mentorship" and friendships of MLM. Once she understood what was actually happening, she became fiercely protective of her groups outside of Amway and started to realize that this wasn't what she signed up for. Her and her husband decided that it was time to leave, and shortly after things began to change. Show Notes Steven Hassan’s BITE Model of Authoritarian Control - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-19--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-1-eurvav LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-20--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-2-eutm6n Josie Naikoi "Not the Good Girl" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Savy Leister "Savy Writes Books" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WShNx2HsXRGjj9F593HzA Haley O'Bryan "Counselor Haley" - https://www.instagram.com/counselorhaley/?hl=en Nutrilite - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutrilite The Pyramid of Amway - https://arrestyourdebt.com/amway-pyramid-scheme/ Amway Made China a Billion-Dollar Market. Now It Faces a Crackdown. - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/business/amway-china.html What Happened When China Joined the WTO? - https://world101.cfr.org/global-era-issues/trade/what-happened-when-china-joined-wto Amway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway Direct Selling in China: Multi-Level Marketing, But Not As You Know It - https://www.tmogroup.asia/direct-selling-in-china-multi-level-marketing/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Episode 25: Amanda Sekiguchi - Part 1
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Amanda and her husband were newly transplanted into Southern California for work, and looking for some mentorship and direction in life when she met a nice girl offering just that at a coffee shop. She was quickly swept up into the controlling nature of the oldest MLM in the world, Amway. Amanda and I talk about what life was like inside the cult, the BITE Model, and Amway's odd fixation on married couples and The American Dream. Show Notes Josie Naikoi "Not the Good Girl" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Savy Leister "Savy Writes Books" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WShNx2HsXRGjj9F593HzA Haley O'Bryan "Counselor Haley" - https://www.instagram.com/counselorhaley/?hl=en Why is California so Expensive? - https://sunlightliving.com/why-is-california-so-expensive/ World Wide Group - https://www.wwghq.com/ Robert Kiyosaki and Multi-Level Marketing Exposed! - https://www.lazymanandmoney.com/robert-kiyosaki-and-multi-level-marketing-exposed/ How Amway Ruined my Marriage - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/9t40an/how_amway_ruined_my_marriage_long/ Beware Of Amway Mentors? - http://amwayscheme.blogspot.com/2017/05/beware-of-amway-mentors.html Steven Hassan’s BITE Model of Authoritarian Control - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 1 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-19--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-1-eurvav LAMLM : The BITE Model with Josie Naikoi Part 2 - https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/episodes/Episode-20--Josie-Naikoi---The-BITE-Model---Part-2-eutm6n Extreme Ownership - https://amzn.to/3eBVG6s The Go-Giver - https://amzn.to/2QBlyaK Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action - https://amzn.to/3333SaC Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2021
Episode 24: Skip Press - The 1995 Tax Fraud of Sunrider, International
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In the early 1990's Skip Press was a newlywed with a son on the way, looking for an alternative to the freelance life he was currently living; the thought of a corporate job with consistent, steady pay was enticing. He was hired on as the new Communications Director, and placed in charge of the huge yearly convention for a HUGE Multi Level Marketing company with juicy secrets. Things started to get weird almost immediately, as Skip recounts late night meetings, confidential confessions, volatile work environments, bogus health claims, and shocking evidence for future investigations in what he calls "the rocky ride on the chariot to the sun". Show Notes Skip Press - http://www.skippress.com/ "Mormon Tea" - https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-569/mormon-tea NCAHF Position Paper on Over-the Counter Herbal Remedies (1995) - https://quackwatch.org/ncahf/pp/herbal/ Two Plead Guilty in Massive Tax, Customs Fraud Case - https://quackwatch.org/cases/doj/chen/plea/ Firm's Owners Indicted on Tax Evasion - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-03-02-fi-37974-story.html UNITED STATES v. CHEN - https://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1368185.html The regeneration of Dr. Chen - https://easyreadernews.com/profile-regeneration-dr-chen-doctors-tei-fu-oi-len-chen-meld-traditional-chinese-herbalism-western-science-billion-dollar-worldwide-nutritional-supplements-company/ OrrinPAC PAC Donors - http://www.opensecrets.org/political-action-committees-pacs/orrinpac/C00235572/donors/2008 DSHEA: Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Legacy to Direct Selling - https://www.directsellingnews.com/dshea-sen-orrin-hatchs-legacy-to-direct-selling/ Herbal company aims to put tax scandal behind it - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2009-sep-09-fi-sunrider9-story.html Prosecutors Say Sunrider Made Profits Vanish in Import Abuse - https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB852589146988401500 Traditional Chinese Medicine: What You Need To Know - https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/traditional-chinese-medicine-what-you-need-to-know Li Ching-Yuen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ching-Yuen Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 23: Belen Bradford
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Hey! A little call to action before we jump into this next story, I need your help! I am working on some ideas for future episodes, but I can't do it without you! Just hear me out hun, this could be an exciting opportunity for you! Afterwards, listen to the story of Belen, who was looking for friendship, confidence and community, but instead found gaslighting, manipulation and bullying from the same people she thought were her friends. Show Notes https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/therealrobertablevins/ https://www.facebook.com/therealrobertablevins LuLaNo - https://www.reddit.com/r/LuLaNo/ TINA Senegence Income Claims - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/senegence-income-claims-database/ Can You Make Money With Lipsense - https://www.finance-guy.net/streetonomic/money-senegence-review How much can you earn with MLM Nu Skin? - https://www.talentedladiesclub.com/articles/how-much-can-you-earn-with-mlm-nu-skin/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2021
Episode 22: Liz Arias - Part 2
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CONTENT WARNING : In this episode, we break down the deceptive and dangerous dealings of Mr. "Doctor" Donald Gary Young, founder of Young Living. We talk about many things that may be triggering to people, including infanticide. Please listen at your own discretion. In the second half of Liz's story, we talk about the random cause and effect that lead to her ending her Herbalife business, her time as a Young Living "kitnapper" and our common experiences in the beauty industry. Show Notes Students Defrauded by Marinello Schools of Beauty Obtain Belated Discharges After Filing Suit Against the Department of Education - https://www.nclc.org/media-center/students-defrauded-by-marinello-schools.html Hattori Hanzo Scam - https://www.reddit.com/r/Barber/comments/dldbo6/can_we_talk_about_how_hanzo_cheaply_makes_shears/ Aura Cacia Essential Oils - https://www.auracacia.com/ Plant Therapy Essential Oils - https://www.planttherapy.com/ Young Living Income Disclosure Statement - https://www.oildropinn.com/income-disclosure A Dangerous Mind: Gary Young - http://gary-young-fraud.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-dangerous-mind-gary-young.html Donald Gary Young - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Gary_Young (sources for above claims can be found at the bottom of this wiki) Revive "Young Living Joy" essential oil blend Dupe - https://www.revive-eo.com/product/joy-essential-oil-blend/?gclid=CjwKCAiAkJKCBhAyEiwAKQBCkrf_TBFExj4fPI5Sn056DcK_AnPzlDQYZM_rfTYvYioq2F_QnuxkZRoCHPQQAvD_BwE Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Episode 21: Liz Arias - Part 1
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When MLM found Liz, she was looking to up her game on the roller derby circuit. One of her derby friends reached out with a solution that answered of her problems, or so it seemed. Liz decided to go "all in" after a roller derby injury resulted in her losing her job as a cocktail waitress at a local casino. In this episode, we get deep into what it's like to sell Herbalife, what's the deal with those "Nutrition Shops", Betting on Zero and what happened to the latino population in Los Angeles during that time, and a professional's opinion on Monat. Show Notes Herbalife Income Disclosure 2011 - https://seekingalpha.com/article/1082471-herbalifes-magical-disclosure-math-doesnt-add-up Betting on Zero - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betting_on_Zero  Toxic Positivity - https://www.instagram.com/p/CL4juJ-F3nK/  Cayman Islands - https://www.google.com/search?q=cayman+islands+income+tax&oq=cayman+is&aqs=chrome.3.0i67i355i433j46i67i433j69i57j0i67l3j0i433j0i67l2j0i433.5931j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8  5 Facts From ‘Betting on Zero,’ the Infuriating Doc About Herbalife Preying on Latinos - https://remezcla.com/lists/film/betting-on-zero-documentary-2016-tribeca-film-festival/  Why Did Kamala Harris Let Herbalife Off The Hook? - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-did-kamala-harris-let-herbalife-off-the-hook_n_5c8fab16e4b03e83bdc39a37  Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS  Monat Lawsuits - https://www.mlmnewsreport.com/monat-lawsuits/  Alterna Haircare - https://www.sephora.com/brand/alterna  Victims Of Hair Transformations Detox - https://www.facebook.com/VictimsHairDetox/  How can you help?  Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/  Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org  You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/  Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide  Support the Podcast!  Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins  Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/  Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast  Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa  Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins  Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support  *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Episode 20: Josie Naikoi - The BITE Model - Part 2
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Josie and I finish up the BITE Model in part 2, diving into the Informational and Emotional control of commercial cults. Afterwards we discuss the DSA and politics in MLM, an inside perspective into those "free" perks, the culture and dynamics of the top of the pyramid, and a little personal chat and look into our lives outside of our Anti MLM advocacy efforts. Show Notes Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ DC Talk - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_Talk Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adLGHcj_fmA Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leah_Remini:_Scientology_and_the_Aftermath Alanda Carter, The Recovering Hunbot - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheRecoveringHunbot/videos Josie's Interview with Me! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5NaeVYKOlY&t=5651s Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS Books by Steven Hassan: Combatting Cult Mind Control - https://amzn.to/3uLhYco The Cult of Trump - https://amzn.to/32dKdnE Freedom of Mind - https://amzn.to/3tlxYkT How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Episode 19: Josie Naikoi - The BITE Model - Part 1
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You asked, and we answered! In this bonus episode, I talk to AntiMLM Advocate, "Not the Good Girl", Josie Naikoi about her time in MLM as the Top 1%, and our favorite topic to ramble on about, the BITE model. Show Notes Not the Good Girl - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw/featured Combatting Cult Mind Control by Steven Hassan - https://amzn.to/3uLhYco "Because of Deanne" - https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/becauseofdeanne/ TikTok Hun - https://www.tiktok.com/@danascentedlifestyle/video/6885071802985467137?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6939536475465729541 When not even giving birth can slow down a hun. - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/chic0f/when_not_even_giving_birth_can_slow_down_a_hun/ Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Episode 18: Russ Nielsen - Part 2
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As if his story in part one couldn't get any weirder, in part two Russ tells us about his experience of heading to a big ACN convention where Donald Trump, star of The Apprentice, would be speaking at. He recounts his trip, including fudge inspired doowop, and odd encounter with an employee in the lobby of McDonalds. We get deep into the celebrity and political affiliations with ACN, how men are targeted by MLMs, and getting out of the MLM Complex. Show Notes Experience the excitement of ACN events! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EQNcnx7AZg ACN Convention circa 2006 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x317ow I couldn't find "My Fudge", but please enjoy this other Fudge Parody of "Runaround Sue" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAfQuYA2Yd4 This is a Pro-MLM article about celebs and MLM's, but it makes great points as to why these scams appeal to celebs and the predatory use of the "opportunity"; Why Celebrities are Partnering with Network Marketing Companies - https://www.thesocialcelebrity.com/featuresblog/2019/12/10/why-celebrities-are-partnering-with-network-marketing-companies ACN & Donald Trump - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGYcg34WXQ Jim Rohn "The Magic of Part Time" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFR3Dx377ME FOX 11 Investigates ACN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8WDt-2SKFs The Slave Circle (Direct Marketing Devil Corp. Documentary) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyCRzBt7GuY Deceptive Income Disclosures Power MLM Recruiting And Expansion - https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/deceptive-income-disclosures-power-mlm-recruiting-and-expansion-2016-03-30 The Persuasian Pitch Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-persuasion-pitch/id1546523817 Windermere Candle Company - https://windermerecandleco.com/ Betting on Zero - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betting_on_Zero Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Episode 17: Russ Nielsen - Part 1
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In this episode, we get to meet our very first "BroBot", Russ Nielsen, who had an incredibly unbelievable experience in a serviced based MLM. In an effort to keep Russ motivated and "all in" with their scam, his upline kept pushing attending big events, even when he couldn't afford to go. Even with the strange and abusive treatment he received, the dopamine fueled parties kept Russ on the hook, right up until the sunk cost fallacy kicked in when he went to Baltimore to hear Donald Trump speak. Show Notes ACN Opportunity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV0uZk-KIPk ACN Customer Acquisition Scripts - http://www.xschampions.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/tony_cupiszscript.pdf Rotten Apples - https://www.itamer.com/its-good-to-be-a-rotten-apple/262/ ACN and Donald Trump - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGYcg34WXQ Donald Trump promotes ACN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbIih4RghUQ Sunk Cost Fallacy - https://www.instagram.com/p/CM7vRRiFoLE/ ACN International Event December 2006 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcPaPOVBCY0 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2021
Episode 16: Robert L. FitzPatrick - Anatomy of a Pyramid Scheme - Part 2
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In part 2, Robert and I finish up our analysis into the differences between MLMs and Pyramid Schemes, answer some questions from our listeners, discuss what the future of the Anti-MLM movement looks like and how to achieve the cohesive message that we both believe will change the future of how people view and understand Multi Level Marketing on a fundamental level. Show Notes: Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS False Profits: Seeking Financial and Spiritual Deliverance in Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes - https://amzn.to/3wr4Yu7 How Does Multi Level Marketing (MLM) Work? - https://loanstreet.com.my/learning-centre/multi-level-marketing-explained It Works! "Powdered Celery" - https://static.myitworks.com/productsheets/34800/34800-productinfo-en.pdf Bernie Madoff - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Madoff Spanish Prisoner Scam - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Prisoner "Advance-Fee Scam" (Nigerian Prince) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_scam Direct Sellers Association - https://www.dsa.org/ Jon Taylor's The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing - https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017%C2%A0/00017-57317.pdf Steven Hassan's Freedom of Mind Resource - https://freedomofmind.com/ The Dream - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Episode 15: Robert L. FitzPatrick - Anatomy of a Pyramid Scheme - Part 1
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This is the bonus episode I have been waiting to record forever! I always enjoy all my conversations with Robert, because he's so knowledgeable on this subject and we have a great time talking about swindles, scams, tricks and flimflams. After I finished reading Ponzinomics, I immediately emailed Robert and asked him if he would be willing to talk with me on the podcast about his chapter "Anatomy of a Pyramid Scheme", so we can really define what differences there are between Pyramid Schemes and Multi Level Marketing. I think you know where this is going... Show Notes Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS False Profits: Seeking Financial and Spiritual Deliverance in Multi-Level Marketing and Pyramid Schemes - https://amzn.to/3rLipS1 Pyramid Scheme Alert - https://pyramidschemealert.org/ Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Jon M. Taylor, PhD - https://pyramidschemealert.org/PSAMain/about/jmt.html The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing By Jon M. Taylor, MBA, Ph.D. - https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017%C2%A0/00017-57317.pdf Multi Level Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6MwGeOm8iI Keith Raniere - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Raniere Amway - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Episode 14: Dina Hunsicker
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When MLM came knocking, Dina was a young newlywed. Even though she grew up with MLM all around her, she never actually fully experienced the insidous cult until she joined one. She felt like she couldn't talk about her experiences because of who had recruited her, but decided it was time to share her experiences about how ridiculous it all really was. We had A LOT of laughs while Dina recapped her journey with the magic blueberry power of Kyani.  Show Notes 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF THE WILD ALASKAN BLUEBERRY - https://blog.thewellnessuniverse.com/5-health-benefits-alaskan-blueberry/ Kyani Done For You Business Model - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg_Izi9YNr4 What you should know about Kyani - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/what-you-should-know-about-kyani/ Kyani Potato Pak - https://kyani.com/us/kyani-potato-pak/ Kyäni Caring Hands Tanzania Africa Trip 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmTvXMW34tU Kyani Caring Hands Charity Navigator rating - https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/810829674 White Guilt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_guilt Mel Robbins - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Robbins How Chemotherapy Helps Fight Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases - https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-chemotherapy-helps-fight-lupus-and-other-autoimmune-diseases-101915 Kyani hit with Pyramid Scheme allegations - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/kyani-hit-pyramid-scheme-complaint/ Kyani Pyramid Scheme Claims - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/kyani-pyramid-scheme-claims/ KYANI, HEAD SCIENTIST DOUBLE DOWN ON INAPPROPRIATE HEALTH CLAIMS - https://www.truthinadvertising.org/kyani-head-scientist-double-inappropriate-health-claims/ Qutab v. Kyani, Inc - https://casetext.com/case/qutab-v-kyani-inc Kyani IDS - https://download.kyani.net/Business%20Documents/Ky%C3%A4ni%20US%20Distributor%20Income%20Disclosure-11.15-en-us.pdf Founders of Kyani die in plane crash - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/south-dakota-plane-crash-victims-identified-idaho-business-executives-family-n1094016 Why a new online makeup trend could be doing more harm than good for Black communities - https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/why-the-new-online-makeup-trend-could-be-doing-more-harm-than-good-for-black-communities/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2021
Episode 13: Income Disclosure Statements
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In this bonus episode, I tackle the age old question of "How much can you make PER HOUR in MLM?" by analyzing 14 different MLM's Income Disclosure Statements, and using averages to find out. I take the annual average wages, divide by 12 to get the monthly figure, then divide by 80 hours a month for part time wages. I think the results may shock you. For comparison, we also talk about minimum wages, livable wages, living comfortably, and what the going rate for labor is in the US Prison System. *I do say the wrong thing in this episode, stating I divided the monthly figure by 20 to get part time pay, but I meant to say "divide by 80" (20 hours x 4 weeks) so forgive me, because the math still checks out.* Show Notes! "Living Comfortably" : https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/living-wage-income-to-live-comfortably-in-every-us-state Prison Labor Wages : https://isps.yale.edu/news/blog/2013/10/time-to-reckon-with-prison-labor-0# Livable Wage Info : https://livingwage.mit.edu/articles/61-new-living-wage-data-for-now-available-on-the-tool# Lollipop Moments : https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?language=en "What does an average MLM or Network Marketing Distributor make per year?" : https://www.mlminsider.com/articles/what-does-an-average-mlm-or-network-marketing-distributor-make-per-year Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
Episode 12: Lynzee Abel - Part 2
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In Part two, Lynzee and I spill A LOT of tea. We get into the nitty gritty details about our collective time in LuLaRoe and dish some gossip about what we experienced, including the LuLaRoe Cruise, what it's like to go to Mark and Deanne's house, the drama of the failed Noir launch and a couple juicy bits more. Lynzee shares her realization about the similarities she saw in Piphany, and what her "final straw" was. Life after MLM for Lynzee includes her continued education and a Marie Kondo style deep clean. Show Notes LuLaRoe Partners with Disney - https://www.forbes.com/sites/marciaturner/2017/05/21/clothier-lularoe-partners-with-disney-to-create-new-fashion-collection/?sh=1fb28ba62a54 CEO of LuLaRoe Mark Stidham and his $5M in cars - https://lularoefail.com/2017/11/07/lularoe-mark-stidham-is-buying-5-million-in-autos/ Real stories from the LLR Cruise - https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/7zpuy2/my_friend_went_on_the_lularoe_cruise_and_heres/ Sunk Fallacy - https://www.instagram.com/p/CM7vRRiFoLE/ LuLaRoe's "Level Playing Field" - https://twitter.com/mommylikewhoa/status/1002939798615568385?lang=en "5 Minutes on your knees" - https://www.reddit.com/r/DefectiveDetectives/comments/b5ddkk/just_remember5_mins_a_day_and_your_husband_wont/ LuLaRoe Xanax allegations - https://lularoefail.com/2018/01/01/lularoe-mentor-xanax-given-going-onstage/ Effort Justification Effect - https://dictionary.apa.org/effort-justification LuLaRoe Noir Launch Fail - https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lula-noir-launch Honey & Lace rebranded as Piphany - https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/piphany-formerly-known-as-honey--lace-announces-name-change-and-company-rebranding-effort-300528497.html Billy McFarland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_McFarland_(fraudster) It Works! "Just Celery" - https://static.myitworks.com/productsheets/34800/34800-productinfo-en.pdf LuLaRoe's family tree of multilevel marketers - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lularoes-family-tree-of-multilevel-marketers/ Sam Schultz Hardcore Piphany Recruitment - https://lularoefail.com/2018/07/03/sam-schultz-hardcore-piphany-recruitment/ LuLaRoe sues Piphany - https://news.lularoe.com/news-articles/2019/2/11/memorandum-of-understanding-between-llr-inc-and-piphany In Group/Out Group theory - https://ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu/glossary/in-groupout-group Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Trust No One #becauseoflularoe https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/becauseoflularoe/ How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Episode 11: Lynzee Abel - Part 1
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Lynzee Abel was a wide eyed, optimistic person who just wanted more for her life when she was first introduced to Multi Level Marketing in her teens. With her professional retail experience, she thought she could have an edge in the competitive industry. Once she saw the way MLMs worked from the inside, after being involved in FIVE of them, she decided enough was enough.  Show Notes My favorite AntiMLM Wax Melt alternative (And it's the family owned business of AntiMLM Advocate Jessica James, of The Persuasion Pitch Podcast!) - https://windermerecandleco.com/ Business Network International (BNI) - https://www.bni.com/about Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_Hi-Tech_Marketing Rumspringa - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumspringa Griddy Sued by Texas AG! - https://www.npr.org/2021/03/01/972515561/texas-attorney-general-sues-griddy-saying-electricity-provider-misled-customers Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing sued by the FTC - https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/01/28/fhtm-shut-down-pyramid-scheme/1870527/ Me opening and smelling the 1980's Avon Dancing Cat from the "Pink and Pretty" collection -  Avon Barbie - https://www.upcitemdb.com/upc/74299222023 Need help? Postpartum Support International - https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/ RIP Periscope - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periscope_(service) LuLaRoe sued over sales tax - https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2017/02/27/popular-fashion-line-lularoe-sued-for-overcharging-customers-sales-tax/?sh=78a491aa176d What is "Toxic Positivity" - https://www.instagram.com/p/CL4juJ-F3nK/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2021
Episode 10: Ryan McKnight - Mormonism and Multi-Level Marketing Part 2
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After tackling topics like cultural moray, the role of women in the LDS faith, and why Utah is rife with MLM's in part one, Ryan and I dive into "Big Pyramid", Mitt Romney's connections to MLM, the affinity fraud of Tahitian Noni Juice, the obsession of outrageous health claims and essential oils from a religious standpoint, and where your tithing really goes. This is Part 2. Show Notes: Truth and Transparency - https://www.truthandtransparency.org/ How much do top Mormon leaders make? Leaked pay stubs may surprise you. - https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=4800350&itype=cmsid New website plans to showcase leaked Mormon documents - https://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=4725913&itype=CMSID MormonLeaks Reddit post about leaked payments - https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/5mysp0/leaked_q15_and_1q70_pay_information/ Morinda aka Tahitian Noni Juice - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morinda,_Inc. Get-Rich-Quick Profiteers Love Mitt Romney, and He Loves Them Back - https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/05/mitt-romney-nu-skin-multilevel-marketing-schemes/ The Dream Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dream/id1435743296 DSHEA: Sen. Orrin Hatch’s Legacy to Direct Selling - https://www.directsellingnews.com/dshea-sen-orrin-hatchs-legacy-to-direct-selling/ The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing By Jon M. Taylor, MBA, Ph.D. - https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017%C2%A0/00017-57317.pdf Consecrating Oil - https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/priesthood-ordinances-and-blessings/consecrating-oil?lang=eng Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.*  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Episode 9: Ryan McKnight - Mormonism and Multi-Level Marketing Part 1
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As the founder of Truth and Transparency, and a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints, Ryan McKnight has a unique perspective into the culture and atmosphere of the Mormon faith. Paired with his understanding of Multi Level Marketing and the scam it perpetuates, Ryan and I have an in depth discussion into some of the reasons why many LDS members fall victims to these cons, including cultural moray, gender roles within the church, "Magic Underwear", why MLM chose Utah and affinity fraud. This is part one. Show Notes Ryan's website, Truth and Transparency, a non-profit newsroom dedicated to religious accountability - https://www.truthandtransparency.org/ Follow the profit: How Mormon culture made Utah a hotbed for multi-level marketers - https://kutv.com/news/local/follow-the-profit-how-mormon-culture-made-utah-a-hotbed-for-multi-level-marketers 10 reasons Mormons dominate multi-level marketing companies - https://religionnews.com/2017/06/20/10-reasons-mormons-dominate-multi-level-marketing-companies/ Coffeezilla and Fake Gurus - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFQMnBA3CS502aghlcr0_aw Womanhood : The Highest Place of Honor by: James E Faust - https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2000/04/womanhood-the-highest-place-of-honor?lang=eng Meet The Mormons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS6PZh6tCC0 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Episode 8: Cat Dean - Part 2
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The final part of Cat Dean's story comes to a close as we chat about the scary financial side of navigating an MLM, what to do when it's tax time, how to get yourself out a the hole you dug, and ways to start rebuilding your credit and savings. While Cat is not a professional financial advisor, she does offer a lot of good basic info that most MLM's conveniently leave out of the equation. Take what she has to say and apply it if it works for you! Show Notes: Follow Cat on IG! https://www.instagram.com/debtfreewithcattitude/ Connect with Cat! https://go.oncehub.com/CatherineDean Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2021
Episode 7: Savy Leiser - Ponzinomics Book Review
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I am beyond excited to share this bonus episode with you, because not only do I get to chat with my friend and fellow Anti-MLM warrior, but we're talking about my current obsession, Ponzinomics : The Untold Story of Multi-Level Marketing. And who better to discuss this with, other than Savy Leiser, our gay aunt from the 80's, Small Business Babe and creator of Savy Writes Books on YouTube! After finishing Robert's book, I knew there was only one person (besides him) that could do this review justice and I am so thankful she agreed! I can't wait to have her back! Show Notes Meet Savy! http://www.savyleiser.com/ Savy Writes Books : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WShNx2HsXRGjj9F593HzA Furever Home Friends : https://fureverhomefriends.com/ VOTE for Savy and FHF! : https://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/entry/W2vFJVklVT Savy's Ponzinomics Review with The Anti Bot Part 1 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTsFCxP3aNc  Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAhFCAgkTCo Uncle Rico sells NuPont Fiber Woven Bowls : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsKRlVwXThU Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Episode 6: Cat Dean - Part 1
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After wanting to take responsibility for her finances, and become financially literate, Cat Dean realized her MLM was hemorrhaging her cash flow. Armed with this new knowledge, she decided to learn how to manage debt, become "financially free" without the cult of MLM, and help others leaving these businesses with their long term money goals as well. Stay tuned for Part 2! Show Notes: Follow Cat on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/debtfreewithcattitude/ Follow Cat on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@lifewithcattitude Book Cat's Services - https://go.oncehub.com/CatherineDean Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2021
Episode 5: Haley O'Bryan - MLM & Mental Health
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In our very first bonus episode, we talk with Haley O'Bryan, a therapist with a masters in counseling, a wide range of interest in social justic topics, and who did her masters theis on "Counseling Considerations for Clients with Experience in Multi-Level Marketing Companies and Similar Groups". Haley offers valuable insight into the harmful culture of MLM, the issues that come along with joining them and the importance of finding supportive treatment when leaving these cults. Show Notes! Follow Haley on Instagram! - https://www.instagram.com/counselorhaley/ Haley's Masters Thesis; "Counseling Considerations for Clients with Experience in Multi-Level Marketing Companies and Similar Groups" - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XT93C53xxhwJLQelMezcVfa-7bPjSMLU/view Josie Naikoi "Not The Good Girl" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4DMThX0F-h6F1nzCbp6shw Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us Free Therapy Resources - https://www.purewow.com/wellness/free-therapy-resources Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Epiosde 4: Katie Kastner - Part 2
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In our 4th episode of Life After MLM, we finish Katie's story about her time in LuLaRoe. She walks us though her refund process, the 100% buyback drama, the deep feelings of guilt she experienced when leaving MLM and the resulting mental health journey she had to take to find herself again. In Katie's speaking out, she finds the cathartic release and the resulting validation when people begin to respond to her shared experience. Show Notes: Check out our Instagram feed @lifeaftermlmpodcast for Katie's Show Notes post to see all the pictures and things we talk about! Mark Stidham, owner of LuLaRoe addressing upset consultants, telling them the "suck it up" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZp8dEYLko0 Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2021
Epiosde 3: Katie Kastner - Part 1
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In the 3rd episode of Life After MLM, I talk to Katie Kastner, a special educator and freelance writer from the Midwest. Katie was in LuLaRoe at the same time I was, experienced eerily similar things, but saw "the rot" way before I could. Katie decided to leave LuLaRoe and speak out in print media, writing a scathing personal expose about her time in the cult. My conversation with Katie ran the gamete from relatable moldy leggings experiences, to her difficult mental health journey processing how MLM affected her and the aftermath of LuLaRoe and the Anti-MLM movement. This is part one. Show Notes Check out Katie's life after MLM here : https://www.katiekastner.com/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2021
Episode 2: Jessica James
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In our second episode, I chat with Jessica Underwood-James, a professional aesthetician and makeup artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After being in 3 different MLM's, she realized that this industry was much darker than it appeared from the outside. Now an Anti-MLM Advocate, Jess helps educate people on the dangers associated with Multi-Level Marketing. Don't forget to listen to her new Anti_MLM podcast at https://anchor.fm/jessmua Follow her on her social media channels at linktr.ee/JessMUA Check out all the photos we mention on our SHOW NOTES post on our IG @lifeaftermlmpodcast Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2021
Episode 1: Roberta Blevins - Life After MLM
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In our very first episode of Life After MLM, I share my own story in Multi Level Marketing, the rise and fall of LuLaRoe from an inside perspective, and what's next for the Anti-MLM Movement. Show Notes Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3tWutRS How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org  You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note! 🌮💖 - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/robertablevins Follow us on Instagram for visual show notes, FAQ, and updates! - https://www.instagram.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast/ Like us on Facebook and join our show fan page to jump in on the conversation! - https://www.facebook.com/lifeaftermlmpodcast Follow me on TikTok for Anti MLM humor! - https://www.tiktok.com/@bertalikewhoa Find me on CLUBHOUSE at @therealrobertablevins Become a monthly supporter for as little as $.99! https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support *Some links may be affiliate links. When you purchase things from these links, I get a small commission that I use to buy us tacos.* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roberta-blevins/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2021