Mike Rinder (MR): This is not an easy, it’s not an easy program to do. It, it’s quite emotionally draining. It’s ah very time consuming. You know I have to, like last year I lived six months in Los Angeles, away from my family in order to be putting this show together. It’s not um, easy. People worry, there is a lot of stress. There is a lot of pressure on the production company. Scientology goes out of its way to make it as difficult as possible to do anything. The contributors start getting all sorts of problems and threats. It’s like, it’s a very stressful thing.
On the other hand, it’s, it’s astonishingly satisfying when the results are seen, you, we hear from the people who have actually been affected by the program.
Lloyd Evans (LE): I can imagine that being not just people whose lives are touched by Scientology. But you’ve already mentioned, you know, Jehovah’s Witnesses or ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses have been contacting you. People in other groups. I can imagine it touching on so many people.
And I actually wanted to come to my own sort of feedback from watching the Aftermath series.
LE: And quite honestly, um, I found it difficult, honestly, to watch. I find that if I’m going to watch it, I need to sit down and kind of binge-watch three or four episodes back to back.
LE: But then what happens is it presses so many buttons when I do that…
LE: …that it makes it difficult for me to watch it again. So I have to kind of summon the courage. Because there are so many similarities. And there’s SO much emotion in those episodes.