June 22, 2024
Podcast: A Little Bit Culty – Take Back Your Life

Podcast: A Little Bit Culty – Take Back Your Life

Dr. Janja Lalich’s book about the cult recovery process was a game-changer for Sarah and Nippy when they first began unpacking their NXIVM experiences. It still is. As Nippy says: “She’s someone who has been through (her own) heavy-duty cult indoctrination, woken up, gotten her way out. She’s kept on going. She’s dedicated her life to helping other people understand how cults operate and how to come back from them.” In this episode, Sarah and Nippy reconnect with Dr. Lalich for a conversation about her journey from cult member to author-expert, and her insights on NXIVM’s now incarcerated founder, Keith Raniere. They also explore what leads people into abusive dynamics, what can pull them back in, and tools for getting back on track.

Listen to the podcast here:

You can find A Little Bit Culty on Apple Podcasts.


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.