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Tom Cruise and an Explosive Scientology Book

Mike Rinder, former Church of Scientology executive, talks about leaving the church, ‘Top Gun,’ his new book, and more

Movie ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Press Conference In Seoul Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images

Matt is joined by Mike Rinder, former senior executive of the Church of Scientology. They discuss the moment he decided to leave Scientology, Tom Cruise’s current standing in the church, the impact of Top Gun: Maverick, the internet’s damning influence on the future of Scientology, and more—all detailed in his new book A Billion Years: My Escape from a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology.

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Host: Matt Belloni
Guest: Mike Rinder
Producer: Craig Horlbeck
Theme Song: Devon Renaldo

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