- Witnessed: Mystic Mother, New Investigative Podcast Exploring the Rise and Fall of the Phoenix Goddess Temple, Premieres Today
- Sep 06, 2022
New Season of Witnessed From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment Uncovers The Complex Story of a Spiritual Sanctuary and Alleged Brothel in Phoenix, AZ
Subscribers to “The Binge” Can Listen to All Episodes, All At Once Starting Today
New York, NY – September 6, 2022 – From the teams at Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment (SME) comes the third season of investigative franchise hit podcast Witnessed. Premiering today, Witnessed: Mystic Mother explores the story behind the Phoenix Goddess Temple, a place that offered “seekers” healing through sensual touch before it was shut down by police in 2011 over allegations of prostitution. What some saw as a spiritual home, the state saw as a brothel operating under the guise of religious freedom. All eight episodes of the series are available today on “The Binge,” SME’s one stop destination to binge all episodes of new series each month on the day of its premiere.
Hosted by sisters Leah and Katie Henoch, Witnessed: Mystic Mother follows the rise and fall of the Phoenix Goddess Temple, and tells the story of a community still reckoning with the fall out a decade later. The series raises fundamental questions around the criminalization of sex work and the boundaries of religious freedom in America.
“This complicated story has captivated us for years. Mystic Mother explores the larger questions around religious freedom, control of women’s bodies and the law’s complicated role in both,” said Leah and Katie Henoch. “This series offers a unique perspective on the story of the Phoenix Goddess Temple, allowing listeners to draw their own conclusions about what happens when your beliefs might be against the laws.”
Witnessed: Mystic Mother is produced by Sarah Ventre, Emily Martinez, Katie Henoch and Leah Henoch at Campside Media.
Subscribers to “The Binge” can listen to all eight-episodes of Witnessed: Mystic Mother all at once today. Listeners can subscribe to Mystic Mother on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever you listen to podcasts. For more information on the series follow @SonyPodcasts on Twitter and Instagram.