We all would like to think that we're immune to being persuaded, but were that true, advertising wouldn't work, the best candidates would always get elected, and our personal relationships would always be equitable.
On Belief examines why, with so much information available to us to dissuade us from joining harmful groups. I ask people who have had first hand experience with harmful groups and sects how they were seduced, how they were tricked, and how they got out.
June 9th, 2020 | Season 3 | 16 mins 49 secs
Helen Zuman, author of Mating in Captivity (https://helenzuman.com/books/mating-in-captivity-a-memoir/) joins me to discuss her time in the Zendik Farm Intentional Community
June 3rd, 2020 | Season 3 | 17 mins 44 secs
There are millions of self help books out there, but what happens when a self help book causes you to give up your life and go work for its author?
May 26th, 2020 | Season 3 | 19 mins 22 secs
Guest Tobi Olowe of the Impressions of America Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/impressionsofamerica/id1367243636) joins me to discuss political cults of the 1960s and the long shadow they have cast.