Astray

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How far would you go for enlightenment? Westerners have long been drawn to the spiritual mystique of India. While many find what they’re looking for and return home, some vanish without a trace or even end up dead. Astray investigates those who pay the ultimate cost in search of spiritual awakening.

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Episode 7 - Charlie Marinelli
1923
The spiritual edge Charlie Marinelli chased in India the summer of 2019 forced his parents on a desperate race against the clock to try to rescue him. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 14, 2021
Episode 6 - Russell in Rishikesh
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In November 2018, Russell flew to Rishikesh seeking the “next level of spirituality,” but it’s a quest he would never return from. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 07, 2021
Episode 5 - Spiritual Bermuda Triangle
2676
The Beatles saw the holy city of Rishikesh as a fast track to spiritual awakening, guided by the renowned guru, Maharishi. We’ll experience their trip first hand through the stories of someone who was there…But, we’ll also explore other ways gurus use their influence, and it’s not always for good.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 31, 2021
Episode 4 - Jonathan Spollen
2472
Journalist Jonathan Spollen disappeared in Rishikesh, India in 2012, and though there’s still no evidence of his death, what was found where he went missing has raised many questions and keeps this cold case shrouded in mystery. Also, a peek behind the curtain: hear what happens when things fall apart in True Crime. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 24, 2021
Episode 3 - Justin Alexander Shetler
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Did Justin Alexander Shetler - nomad, ninja and epic adventurer - meet his match in India when he disappeared in 2016…Or is a cryptic message in one of his last instagram posts proof that he doesn’t want to be found? Michael Yon, a former green beret and combat correspondent, who helped with Justin’s investigation offers his insight while sharing his own favorite pastime in India: Cannibal Hunting. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 17, 2021
Episode 2 - Ryan Chambers
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Did Ryan Chambers vanish in India in 2005 due to the influence of the mysterious phenomena, India Syndrome…or were other forces at play? India Syndrome is examined by an expert who assesses whether the cryptic phenomena is a myth or legitimate risk. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 10, 2021
Episode 1 - India Syndrome
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India Syndrome, a psychosis that’s said to affect Westerners seeking some sort of spiritual enlightenment in India, is identified as the cause for both a suicide and disappearance of two Westerners called to India, and ultimately led astray there... Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 03, 2021
Astray Trailer
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How far would you go for enlightenment? Westerners have long been drawn to the spiritual mystique of India. While many find what they’re looking for and return home, some vanish without a trace or even end up dead. Astray investigates those who pay the ultimate cost in search of spiritual awakening. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 03, 2021