How Normal People End Up in Cults Like NXIVM

Originally published on Radio New Zealand. Listen to Janja Lalich in conversation with Kim Hill. It’s a myth that only “stupid weird crazy people” get tied up with cults, says cult expert Dr. Janja Lalich. Idealism is what these...

The Cult Vault Podcast – Interview

You can find the full interview and other episodes of “The Cult Vault” on Apple Podcasts. In this week’s episode, I was extremely fortunate to sit down and chat with a veteran of the industry and Cult Expert Janja Lalich. Janja has...


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.