The New Gurus
Everywhere you look on the internet, people are giving - and receiving - advice. Advice that promises to transform our lives. How to eat. How to think. How to get rich. How to manage our time. Across 8 episodes, Helen Lewis travels through the strange, powerful and sometimes hidden digital spaces created by these new gurus. Where did they come from? How much power do these charismatic individuals wield? And why are so many of us turning away from the mainstream - mainstream medicine, mainstream politics and the mainstream media - and embracing the power of charismatic individuals instead?
Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ • Jan 21, 2023
"Lewis is never patronising or sneering, and perhaps this is why so few of her interview subjects bar-up when she asks them challenging questions. Instead, Lewis manages to have quite thoughtful and probing conversations with many of the gurus she speaks to, drawing a lot out of them."