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BONUS: This Goes All the Way to the Top

BONUS: This Goes All the Way to the Top

People as diverse as Kamala Harris and Donald Trump support multi-level marketing Multi-level marketing companies have very powerful friends. Here is a list of some of the well-connected people tied to MLMs: Vice President Kamala HarrisFormer President Donald...

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S4:E10 The Hidden History of Multi-Level Marketing

S4:E10 The Hidden History of Multi-Level Marketing

The story of how pyramid schemes came to effect 1 in 6 American households Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a relatively new invention. It was created when a failed vitamin salesman named Carl Rehnborg was out of options. So his wife suggested that he attend a rally by...

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S4:E9 How Do Pyramid Schemes Work?

S4:E9 How Do Pyramid Schemes Work?

How do pyramid schemes work and what is multi-level marketing? What is multi-level marketing? It is a very popular business model that targets Christians and other people of faith. But… it is almost guaranteed to fail. Because MLM’s and direct sales companies are not...

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S4:E8 Can I Still Love the Church?

S4:E8 Can I Still Love the Church?

Can Christians love the Church in an era of deconstruction, politics, COVID, and BLM? So many Christians are angry at the Church. Not just the Church but their local churches as well. Can Christians love the Church in an era of deconstruction, politics, COVID, and...

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S4:E7 100th Episode!

S4:E7 100th Episode!

Melvin Benson of the Cinematic Doctrine podcast asks Chris Staron about the Truce Podcast Truce usually uses research, music, sound effects, and expert interviews to tell complicated stories about the Christian Church. We've made something like 100 episodes! Our...

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S4:E6 Is It A Sin to Be Wealthy?

S4:E6 Is It A Sin to Be Wealthy?

What the richest town in the United States can teach us about the rich young ruler and the potential evils of wealth Jackson, Wyoming is a small tourist town in the middle of nowhere. It is just a few miles south of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. Millions...

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S4:E5 Conservation Easements

S4:E5 Conservation Easements

How the ultra-wealthy use government funds to finance their backyards Some of the wealthiest people in the world live (or pretend to live) in Jackson, Wyoming. That includes some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Digging into the property tax records, we discovered...

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S4:E4 The Johnson County War

S4:E4 The Johnson County War

How a group of wealthy cattle barons murdered with impunity and the help of a sitting president. <iframe frameborder="0" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://playlist.megaphone.fm?e=CHRTDY6538246364" width="100%"></iframe> The barn at the TA Ranch...

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S4:E3 Jesus and John Wayne

S4:E3 Jesus and John Wayne

How the myth of the cowboy encouraged Christians to vote for Donald Trump and changed Christian masculinity What do you think of when you picture a cowboy? A rugged, handsome individual? A lover? Someone who doesn't need the government's help? Evangelicalism has long...

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