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John Safran vs The Occult

Length: 3 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (267 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary


John Safran has fallen in with the wrong crowd - again.

He has spent months among sorcerers, satanists, and exorcists. Now he's spilling the beans in a new podcast.

Forget gentle white witches and tarot card readers. John packs his bag and fearlessly heads off to places where black magic leads not only to exorcisms but… murder. He flies to the US and investigates a gang who murdered a teenage girl for disturbing their satanic shrine. He sails to remote islands in Vanuatu, where laws have been passed to quash witchcraft and contravening them can lead to public hanging or exile. Back in his hometown of Melbourne, he spends time with a Muslim professional who, convinced she is possessed by spirits, seeks an Islamic exorcism.

John discovers that a belief in black magic can bring people together... and tear them apart. But why - in an age where we have scientific knowledge at our fingertips - are so many people still fearful of the spirit realm? And what are police and psychologists meant to do to rein all this in?

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Please note: This series contains mature themes and listener discretion is advised.

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Black magic is alive and kicking in the 21st century...

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He has returned!

I've always been a big fan of Safran, and this series didn't dissapoint.
I tried to ration the episodes out to make them last longer. I failed.

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What is the audio-book version of "unputdownable"?

Whatever that word is, that is what this podcast was. Funny, clever amd all the rest. Loved it.

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Pure gold

Anything John Safran touches is gold, tgis is no acception. Give this a listen, and his books a read.

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Hail Satan and Murder Teenagers!

Like a cheap ozito drill from Bunnings boreing through my ear canal, John Safran's voice drills a signature style of gonzo journalism into my sheltered life leaving me with the associated brain damage one would expect when engaging in these cheap thrills. There are worse ways to spend a couple of hours, do yourself a favour and let him mush your mind.

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Interesting subject matter, excellent sound design

This was such a great podcast. excellently produced and sound design is really immersive and subtle.
Its pretty spooky and interesting to hear the way the occult has entered the lives of people across the world. listening to the final ep I've got chills!

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I’m captivated

Always been a John Safran fan right from his first appearance on reality TV. Maybe I’m biased, but I can’t stop listening to this podcast.

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Safran doing what he does best

Fantastically produced Audio book, delivered in a way only John can do, humorous, eloquent and intriguing. Thoroughly enjoyed the content and delivery.

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excellent

Never been a huge fan of John Safran but this was top notch. Well written, performed and very informative. Highly recommend.

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is good

he make good story I like you like too what more to say fifteen words

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great delivery by John.

John has a great delivery style, it's very impartial and gave me a chance to make up my own mind. he still gave that feeling of more than fact. like it was a bit scary.

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  • B Gillingham
  • 02-12-2019

Interesting

Found it interesti g but wished for more facts detail etc Narrator easy to listen to

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  • LJ
  • 20-11-2019

Really not much of a story.

Just generally poor. Two or three interviews which can't have taken much more 30 minutes each and not really about the occult.

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  • BitMonkey
  • 09-12-2019

(Black) Magical stuff.

A well presented and researched investigation that deviated from the route that I expected such work to take and is enjoyably fresh because of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-2019

Awesome

This helped me through a long plane journey and was so interesting I stayed awake!

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  • Mel
  • 09-12-2019

A snapshot into different cultures and the occult

I enjoyed this a lot, dumb fun in places but interesting. the occult is very real to some people and can be a matter of life and death. go on an adventure for 5 episodes and see how the occult touches people's lives.

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