September 12, 2023

EP. S2E60 — Cult Documentaries Make Me Happy w/ Anthony Atamanuik

Things that don’t make Ashley Ray panic? Cult documentaries! ‘Don’t Panic’ host Anthony Atamanuik joins the podcast to discuss the story of Teal Swan, who made the best NXIVM doc, and whether or not he’d join a cult. They also debate ‘Below Deck’s’ Captain Sandy vs. Captain Lee and explain why CNN news alerts on HBO Max aren’t appealing.

 

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Transcript

Anthony Atamanuik [00:00:03] Have you seen the other one about what’s-her-name, though? The blue something?   Ashley Ray [00:00:10] Oh, Teal Swan.   Anthony Atamanuik [00:00:11] Teal Swan!   Ashley Ray [00:00:15] We’re talking cult docs now. This is going great.   Anthony Atamanuik [00:00:16] I’m sorry. I know we’re supposed to talk disasters, but cults…   Ashley Ray [00:00:20] Things that don’t make me panic? Cult documentaries. They make me incredibly happy. Welcome to TV, I Say with Ashley Ray, your go-to podcast for discovering what to watch on TV and getting behind the scenes insight–you know what it is–from the people who make the shows you love. You just heard a little tease of my chat with Don’t Panic host Anthony Atamanuik. I absolutely love speaking with him. I love Don’t Panic already. So, we had to discuss some of the situations that might make me panic, like being in the OceanGate submersi

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