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Andrew Pledger


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Podcast

Description


Andrew hosts Speaking Up w/ Andrew Pledger a podcast that offers a platform for people to share their stories of abuse and religious trauma in various religions and cults. There are also guests who discuss specific topics to educate and bring awareness. Discussions range from purity culture, mental health, religious trauma, Christian culture, deconstruction, and much more.

*TRIGGER WARNING (Sensitive Content)

Personal Bios

Full Bio


Andrew Pledger is a religious trauma survivor who escaped a fundamentalist Christian cult. He brings awareness to spiritual and religious abuse. His podcast Speaking Up with Andrew Pledger offers a platform for victims to share their stories of surviving toxic religions. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community and experiencing religious trauma has inspired him to pursue psychology to help survivors. He is an influencer on the rise and his vocation started with a controversial interview with Josh Harris (I Kissed Dating Goodbye, the author). This interview caused him to be expelled from the notorious fundamentalist college Bob Jones University. Since leaving toxic religion he's appeared on several podcasts like Preacher Boys, IndoctriNation, The Phil Drysdale Show, This Little Light of Mine, and many more. His work has been published on Yahoo, MSN, and NerdWallet. He is the Social Media Manager for the IndoctriNation podcast which is hosted by renowned cult expert Rachel Bernstein. Andrew has been working on his memoir for several years and hopes his story will help and inspire religious trauma survivors. He is now on a mission to use social media to bring awareness to these issues.

Medium Bio


Andrew Pledger is a coach, podcaster, writer, content creator and activist. He was raised in a Christian cult (IFB cult) and experienced religious trauma from abuse. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community and experiencing religious trauma has inspired him to pursue psychology to help survivors. He started his journey with an interview with Ted Talk speaker and bestselling author Josh Harris. Andrew shared his story of surviving religious trauma and his plans to turn his pain into purpose. His work has been featured on Yahoo, MSN, and Nerdwallet. He now works for world-renowned cult expert Rachel Bernstein on her podcast "IndoctriNation." He is on a mission to use social media to bring awareness to religious trauma, cults, and mental health. He is now a religion recovery coach that helps people grapple with life after religion.

Short Bio


Andrew Pledger is a religious trauma survivor who was raised in the IFB cult. He is LGBTQ+ and brings awareness to spiritual and religious abuse. He was expelled from Bob Jones University after a controversial interview with Josh Harris. His experiences have inspired him to pursue psychology to help survivors. He is now an influencer, podcaster, activist, writer, and religion recovery coach using social media to share his story and inspire others.