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Brief: Unmasking Jay Shetty (w/John McDermott)


Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, Julian Walker

Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Philosophy, Spirituality, Society & Culture, Science

4.21.6K Ratings

🗓️ 23 March 2024

⏱️ 31 minutes

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Former monk turned spiritual influencer to the stars, Jay Shetty, has amassed 15 million followers on Instagram. He’s interviewed Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, and Kobe Bryant on his popular podcast. Shetty has received accolades from Gwenyth Paltrow and Ellen Degeneres. He even officiated J Lo and Ben Affleck’s wedding. Yet when LA-based writer John McDermott was assigned to cover Shetty for Esquire, something seemed…off. When he started pulling at some threads, Esquire pulled out of the feature. Fortunately, The Guardian agreed to publish McDermott’s investigative reporting, in which he found little of Shetty’s origin story holds up to scrutiny. John joins Derek and Matthew to discuss. Show Notes Uncovering the higher truth of Jay Shetty ‘Very few have balls’: How American news lost its nerve Jay Shetty Is Full Of SH*T! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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