Ross and Carrie Find the Source Family: Café Gratitude Edition

Episode 229

19th January 2020

Ross and Carrie attend Café Gratitude’s one-night dinner inspired by the hippie-spiritual commune, the Source Family, and their famous Los Angeles restaurant. Plus, original members of the group speak, and Landmark Forum makes a cameo.

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Ross and Carrie cough up too much money to attend a one-night dinner inspired by the famous Source Family, a hippie-spiritual commune headed by Jim Baker, who owned one of the first health food restaurants in the country, on LA’s Sunset Strip. The group functionally dissolved after the death of Baker (AKA Father Yod) in 1975, but a 2012 documentary brought its memory back to life. Now, local vegan restaurant Café Gratitude, which claims inspiration from The Source Family, hosts its own event, honoring Father Yod and his followers… some of whom attend. Plus, we learn all about Café Gratitude’s unofficial connection to the “personal growth” corporation Landmark International, and find out who Father Yod wouldn’t vote for in 2020.

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