Steven Hassan is an author, podcaster and world-renowned expert on cults, as well as a former cult member himself.
Steven Hassan is an author and mental health professional is considered one of the world's foremost experts on mind control and cults. He is the founder of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center which provides training, consulting and support to individuals who are struggling to leave or recover from a cult and to families and organizations that are concerned about cult behaviors. He has been working in the field of relationship, group, and political cults for over 40 years. His latest book is called The Cult of Trump.
Join us for this thoroughly engrossing conversation about the fascinating and dangerous world of cults. Steven shares intimate details of his personal cult journey in 1970's New York City as a 19-year-old college student recruited into Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, where he spent over two years; provides keen analysis and insights into why people join cults, why they stay, and how they may eventually get out; and discusses the impact of the Trump cult on America's cultural and political landscapes.
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