Fire This Time

As a disaffected youth, Shannon Bundock was drawn to progressive ideas. In her late teens she moved into the city, to a poor neighbourhood in Vancouver, Canada, where she became hyper aware of the inequality all around her. The activists who were trying to do something about this in the early 2000s ignited her passion for radical politics. At 19, Shannon was ready to dedicate herself wholeheartedly to doing her part to change the world for the better. Five and a half years later, she’d find herself flat broke and unable to make life decisions about the simplest things, like what to wear.   Guest: Shannon Bundock   Full research sources listed on each episode page at You can support the creation of this independent podcast at   With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects.   If you have been personally affected by involvement in a cult, or would like to support those who have been, you can find support or donate to Cult Information and Family Support if you’re in Australia (via, and you can find resources outside of Australia with the International Cultic Studies Association (via   Credits: Written and hosted by Sarah Steel Research by Haley Gray and Sarah Steel Music by Joe Gould Edited by Corey Green of Transducer Audio   Links: That revolution thing? My bad — by Erin Millar, Maclean’s, 12 March 2008 No Fire No Time — Ivan Drury’s blog archive of materials around his and other ex-members’ experiences in FTT, accessed November 2020 Cuba Solidarity in Canada: Five Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations — edited by Nino Pagliccia, FriesenPress, 2 December 2014 Ali Yerevani’s LinkedIn profile — accessed November 2020 Battle of Ideas Press website — accessed November 2020 Fire This Time website — accessed November 2020, including Derrick O’Keefe’s private emails still online “The Movement,” Mullahs and Liberal Muddleheads: From MAWO to Revolutionary Marxism — by...   See for privacy and opt-out information.

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