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Best-selling author and religious scholar Reza Aslan embarks on a spiritual adventure, immersing himself in religious traditions both familiar and downright bizarre to experience life as a true believer. He participates in endurance worship, spellbinding rituals, and unusual rites of passage to learn about rarefied worlds that have been molded by faith and tradition. The goal, Aslan says, is for viewers to recognize that while these traditions may look weird, perhaps even scary, experiencing the practices is the only way to overcome first impressions and break through uneasy feelings.

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aired 463 days ago
Reza heads to Jerusalem to immerse himself in the world of the Haredim and explore the tensions between this isolated group and secular Jews in Israel.
aired 470 days ago
Reza Aslan travels to Mexico City to learn more about a new rapidly growing religion, Santa Muerte, and whether it is a death cult for murderers and narco traffickers, satanic worship or something else altogether.
aired 471 days ago
Reza Aslan explores the growing community of independent Scientologists who have left the Church, but still faithfully practice the religion created by L. Ron Hubbard.
aired 471 days ago
Reza Aslan visits Haiti to explore the world of Vodou and the Evangelical Christian missionaries who believe it to be the work of Satan.
aired 471 days ago
Reza Aslan travels to the big island of Hawaii to immerse himself in an apocalyptic cult run by a self-proclaimed prophet named JeZus to explore the anatomy of a doomsday cult.
aired 498 days ago
Reza Aslan journeys to the holy city of Varanasi, India, to immerse himself in a Hindu sect known as the Aghori.

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