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“the Amish Entrepreneur Show with Torah Bontrager” is a weekly seasonal podcast that connects trauma/sexual assault survivors with amazing entrepreneurs who are making the world safer and aren't afraid to talk about their challenges/traumas in business and life.

My ultimate goal is to collect 1,111 stories of specifically sexual assault. I believe that that number of voices speaking out is all that is needed to permanently drastically reduce the rate of sexual assault worldwide. And I believe that entrepreneurs are uniquely positioned and equipped to teach/inspire survivors to become financially self-empowered and free themselves from the 9-5 job-therapy-rent cycle that prevents them from capitalizing on their talents and skills.

Simultaneously, the show is about re-branding the Amish and establishing a new generation of Amish leaders so we can get heard and add our contribution to the world. We're taking back control of our narrative that is negatively exploited and butchered by mainstream media and so-called experts on the Amish (who are neither expert nor Amish).

Mar 30, 2017

Elam Zook is a writer, critical thinker, and self-taught-scholar on how the Amish religion intersects with modern society.  He is a consultant for the course The Amish at Franklin & Marshall College, a rare position given that he has no degree.  He is also co-writing a book with renowned Professor of Anthropology, Prof....


Mar 23, 2017

Elam Zook is a writer, critical thinker, and self-taught-scholar on how the Amish religion intersects with modern society.  He is a deeply devoted advocate of the Amish community, having moved beyond his culture-of-birth and journeying far in a new realm of experiences and understandings, only to discover that in many...


Mar 16, 2017

This is the third and final part of the sisters' story.  Sovilla had been about to walk out on her husband because of communication conflicts and Lucinda would clash with her husband because she felt her freedom was being infringed upon.  Both sisters’ lives changed drastically when they did The Grief Recovery Method,...


Mar 9, 2017

Sovilla and Lucinda Coblentz are entrepreneur sisters who run their small family Amish custom woodworking business in Texas together with their husbands.  We discuss the methods used against captured Amish escapees and that it’s a miracle that any child makes a successful attempt after the first one has failed.  Torah...


Mar 9, 2017

Fiona Teng, an activist and writer of “Fatherlessness: The Presence of Dad’s Absence” on The Huffington Post goes in-depth on the challenges of working on one’s traumas and how mindfulness meditation has changed her life.  “Mindfulness opens up a space in the conscious mind to let the subconscious stuff come...