OnionUnlimited—The Podcast

HELLO AND WELCOME TO ONIONUNLIMITED—THE PODCAST. I'm your host, Daniel Torridon. I escaped from Jehovah's Witnesses and now I present a podcast helping other ex-JWs heal and rebuild after leaving the cult.


I was born in 1969 and raised in the Jehovah's Witnesses cult. Over a period of 33 years (1986-2019), I served as a regular pioneer, a ministerial servant, and eventually as an elder myself. In 2004 I identified as an "anointed" Christian.

During my time as a Jehovah's Witness, I experienced acute symptoms of c-PTSD and bipolar disorder. This was due to situational stressors caused by sexual, mental, and spiritual abuse within my personal and religious life. Despite my deteriorating mental health, I was disfellowshipped twice by Jehovah's Witnesses, first in 2006-2009 and then, after being reinstated for 10 years, again in 2019. I am now viewed as an "apostate" and shunned by my JW family and former friends.

Since exiting Jehovah's Witnesses in 2019, and getting divorced in 2021, I have—with the support of an excellent abuse therapist—been navigating the difficult and painful process of healing and rebuilding a new life. I continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, and periods of major depression with suicidal ideation. I have attempted suicide on several occasions due to Watchtower's cruel shunning policy and parental alienation.

I now identify as "spiritual but not religious" with a leaning towards Pandeism and Eastern Spirituality. Although I am no longer a member of any religious denomination, I continue to explore my innate spirituality through meditation, dreams, and the creative arts—seeking truth, peace and purpose apart from religion.

OnionUnlimited is where I share my journey of recovery after leaving Jehovah's Witnesses in the hope that doing so will help others who are facing similar challenges. Any donations to my work, however small, will be very much appreciated and will help me to continue making content.
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