Episode 103

The Family with Guest Chris Johnston

May 21st, 2019

50 mins 27 secs

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Content Warning: Frank discussion of child abuse

In this episode, Chris Johnston tells us:

  • Who was Anne Hamilton-Byrne?
  • How did she grow her cult out of a well-placed yoga studio?
  • How Anne took advantage of countercultre symbols like mysticism and LSD and used them to target rich conservatives
  • How Anne was able to grow her brood of children
  • How The Family evaded police and the homeschooling authorities
  • What happened to the children of The Family?
  • And more...

Buy Chris' book: https://www.amazon.com/Family-shocking-true-story-notorious/dp/1925321673