The 11th

The 11th

Latest Episodes

The Beige Room — Part 1: Choose Your Own Adventure

November 11, 2021 - 46:38
For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization...

The Beige Room — Part 2: Whatever Happened to Werner?

November 11, 2021 - 37:03
Cracks start to show as journalists put pressure on EST and Werner Erhard. The story of his separation from the group in the wake of...

The Beige Room — Part 3: The Chicken and the Egg

November 11, 2021 - 24:51
The ideas and slogans Landmark draws on are seemingly everywhere. Particularly in the modern parlance of corporate America. Company...

About The Show

The 11th is a podcast that publishes an entirely new issue on the 11th of every month. Inspired by the experience of opening a magazine you love every month and not knowing exactly what you will get, but trusting that something engaging and true will be there waiting for you. Many stories aren’t meant to be a 10-part series and don’t fit the format of a weekly show. The 11th is a home for those in-between ideas. Made up of reported series and personal journeys, fiction and musicals, deep investigative journalism and intimate conversations. Each issue, a different voice. Every month, something new.This month: For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in hopes of getting a rapid transformation. Some say that what takes years of therapy to do… this program can do in a weekend. Their method sounds appealingly simple - they put you in a room with somewhere around 150 strangers for three days — and then push your psychological boundaries until you break down and share your most intimate secrets, fears, and desires. Host and filmmaker, Kelly Loudenberg, asks why millions of people have flocked to spend their weekend in a beige hotel ballroom and divulge their deepest secrets and insecurities with hundreds of strangers.

More Episodes

The Beige Room — Part 1: Choose Your Own Adventure

November 11, 2021 - 46:38
For 30 years The Landmark Forum has offered promises of profound personal breakthroughs. Millions of people have paid this organization...

The Beige Room — Part 2: Whatever Happened to Werner?

November 11, 2021 - 37:03
Cracks start to show as journalists put pressure on EST and Werner Erhard. The story of his separation from the group in the wake of...

The Beige Room — Part 3: The Chicken and the Egg

November 11, 2021 - 24:51
The ideas and slogans Landmark draws on are seemingly everywhere. Particularly in the modern parlance of corporate America. Company...

Professor Anita Hill & Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in Conversation

October 11, 2021 - 50:45
30 years ago on October 11th, Professor Anita Hill testified to Congress about sexual harassment she’d suffered when working with then...

Time Machine: The Score (Side A)

September 11, 2021 - 41:32
In the summer of 1996, music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib was 12 years old and living in Columbus, Ohio. His soundtrack for that...

Time Machine: The Score (Side B)

September 11, 2021 - 39:38
Music writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib meditates on the meaning of The Score 25 years later. He examines the political impact of Fugees’...