June 22, 2024


Sunshine After the Fog – Episode 1

An introductory look at Steve Guziec’s background and experience, and his life inside of the Jehovah’s Witness Organization. Steve also discusses the term “cult,” what it means, how it can be applied, and why he uses the word.

Self Help: Cult Recovery

Host Kenneth Anderson is the founder and CEO of The HAMS Harm Reduction Network and the author of “How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol” along with cult expert Janja Lalich PhD, Professor of Sociology at CSU Chico and author of Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships.

WGN Radio: Cult Psychology

With news of the Chicagoan, convicted for his role in the Mumbai terrorist attack, having been influenced by ties to a radical organization, Turi speaks with cult expert Janja Lalich about the psychology behind these extremist sects and their devout followers.


Dr. Janja Lalich

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.