Twin Flames

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Publisher:
Wondery

Twin Flames

4.3/5

Critic Rating

We all want love, that happily-ever-after feeling of finding your soulmate. What if someone not only claimed they could help you find that perfect partner, they guaranteed it? Jeff and Shaleia, a young couple famous on YouTube, teach about ‘Twin Flames' — a deep, romantic connection with your perfect partner in their videos. It’s divine love, you’re designed for no one else, and they’re designed for no one else. But the path to finding your Twin Flame isn’t so simple. Some followers claim they were encouraged to cut ties with friends and family that are holding them back, and to...


Critic Reviews

Score: 3.9

Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org Apr 8, 2022

"The fact that none of the people involved in the “Universe” ever meet each other in person makes for a strangely disjointed listening experience, but this detail comes at the beginning of the six-episode series. The podcast does an excellent job of legitimizing a man’s experience of stalking and the potential for an out-of-touch online culture to encourage illegal activity. It proves to be the show’s best episode... its tale of obsessive love fails to make an impression within a crowded genre, lacking features that distinguish it as unique or lasting. The crucial questions raised in the show, around issues of obsession, gender identity, and coercion, make its lackluster ending all the more disappointing."

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Apr 1, 2022

"It’s all mad and, eventually, rather dark. Mercifully the presenter, the Encanto star Stephanie Beatriz, doesn’t push the “wider theme” stuff too hard, apart from pausing for a bit to wonder half-heartedly, “How do we do love?”…"

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Score: 4.9

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Feb 28, 2022

"Twin Flames combines so many hot themes right now—cults, scammers, technology, and love, that it almost feels like the story was created by AI, but it’s pulled from reality. Hosted by Stephanie Beatriz, it feels much more intimate than most Wondery shows."

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