The 11th

The 11th

The 11th

CATEGORY: Arts
The 11th is a podcast that publishes an entirely new issue on the 11th of every month. Inspired by the experience of opening a magazine you love every month and not knowing exactly what you will get, but trusting that something engaging and true will be there waiting for you. Many stories aren’t meant to be a 10-part series and don’t fit the format of a weekly show. The 11th is a home for those in-between ideas. Made up of reported series and personal journeys, fiction and musicals, deep investigative journalism and intimate conversations. Each issue, a different voice. Every month, something new. This month: For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in hopes of getting a rapid transformation. Some say that what takes years of therapy to do… this program can do in a weekend.  Their method sounds appealingly simple - they put you in a room with somewhere around 150 strangers for three days — and then push your psychological boundaries until you break down and share your most intimate secrets, fears, and desires. Host and filmmaker, Kelly Loudenberg, asks why millions of people have flocked to spend their weekend in a beige hotel ballroom and divulge their deepest secrets and insecurities with hundreds of strangers.
  1. November 11, 2021
    50 min
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    The Beige Room — Part 1: Choose Your Own Adventure
    For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in hopes of getting a rapid trans…
  2. November 11, 2021
    40 min
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    The Beige Room — Part 2: Whatever Happened to Werner?
    Cracks start to show as journalists put pressure on EST and Werner Erhard. The story of his separation from the group in the wake of profound controversy is incredibly telling. It’s a rare look into how a group…
  3. November 11, 2021
    28 min
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    The Beige Room — Part 3: The Chicken and the Egg
    The ideas and slogans Landmark draws on are seemingly everywhere. Particularly in the modern parlance of corporate America. Company culture — workplace authenticity, personal responsibility, making employees fe…
  4. October 11, 2021
    54 min
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    Professor Anita Hill & Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in Conversation
    30 years ago on October 11th, Professor Anita Hill testified to Congress about sexual harassment she’d suffered when working with then Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas. Thomas denied Hill’s allegations.In…
  5. September 11, 2021