The Gateway: Teal Swan

7 EpisodesProduced by Gizmodo

The Gateway is a six-part series about Teal Swan, a new brand of spiritual guru, who draws in followers with her hypnotic self-help YouTube videos aimed at people who are struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Some followers move to Teal’s healing center, a spiritual startup where they pr… read more

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Introducing The Gateway

May 21st, 2018

3:12
Follow Gizmodo reporter Jennings Brown as he investigates an internet spiritual guru, named Teal Swan, and the deaths of some of her followers. The …

Part 1: Catalyst

May 30th, 2018

41:45
In April 2017 YouTube recommended reporter Jennings Brown watch a self-help video from Teal Swan, a spiritual guru with a global online following. …

Part 2: Origins

June 6th, 2018

38:11
Jennings travels to Utah, where Teal grew up and began her spiritual career. He learns more about the upbringing that shaped her teachings on …

Part 3: Philia

June 13th, 2018

42:44
Jennings meets Teal at her retreat center in Costa Rica. He spends a week there, observing her therapy methods and getting to know some of the people who leave their lives behind to live with Teal and run her spiritual …

Part 4: Tribe

June 20th, 2018

50:12

Part 5: Memories

June 27th, 2018

44:30

Part 6: Shadows

July 4th, 2018

37:30
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