Episode 70

Religious Cult Survivors from "Shiny Happy People" Documentary Speak Out

Were you shocked at the parallels between Mormonism and the "Shiny Happy People" documentary on Amazon? If you watched the documentary like we did, the similarities were impossible to ignore.

On this episode of Mormonish Podcast, Rebecca and Landon have a fascinating discussion with Lindsey Williams and Chad Harris, both survivors of the IBLP religious organization started by Bill Gothard.

We highly recommend that you watch the documentary, "Shiny, Happy People" on Amazon Prime to understand the full scope of this high demand, high control religious movement and what survivors went through.

Both Lindsey and Chad appeared in the documentary to tell their story of survival and eventually thriving. Their humor and positive outlook is very inspiring and they are both just wonderful people.

It was our pleasure to get to know them better on the episode and we plan to collaborate more in the future. We know you'll feel the same way when you get to learn more about Lindsey and Chad on this very inspiring episode of Mormonish.

Lindsey Williams

Speaking out against Bill Gothard’ s cult, ATI/IBLP

@theCultChronicles on TikTok

@theCultChronicles on Instagram





Chad Harris



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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!