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The best TV show on Scientology you never got to see, Episode 2: Derek Bloch
In 2016, the A&E Network had filmed and edited an eight-episode series about Scientology that has never aired.
We have always been curious about this show produced by Sirens Media and the person who was meant to be its presenter and star, Jamie DeWolf. So, in this limited podcast series, we’re talking to some of the people who were involved in it.
Last week, we talked to Phil Jones about the episode that was going to feature him and his wife Willie as they attempted to see their two children in Scientology’s Sea Org.
Today, we’re talking to Derek Bloch about how the Sirens Media series tried to help him see his mother, who had not seen him for several years because of Scientology’s harsh disconnection policy.
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Bonus items from our tipsters
Some come-ons sent to celebrity Scientologists this week.
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Episode 8 of the Underground Bunker podcast has been sent out to paid subscribers, and it’s a conversation with Patty Moher about her amazing career as a Scientology spy and then her years leaking great info about the church. Meanwhile, we’ve made episodes 1 through 7 available to everyone, with Geoff Levin on Scientology’s celebrities, Pete Griffiths on running a mission, Sunny Pereira dishing secrets of Scientology’s Hollywood Celebrity Centre, Bruce Hines on the crazy life in the Sea Org, Jeffrey Augustine on recent Scientology court cases, Claire Headley exposing Tom Cruise, and Marc Headley on what it must be like for David Miscavige living in Clearwater, Florida. Go here to get the episodes!