Trumpcast

Trump’s Mind Control Madness

Tactics cults use to lure members.

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Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan welcomes back author and leading cult expert Steven Hassan to talk about his latest book, The Cult of Trump, and about his own experience being lured into and then recovering from a cult.

Podcast production by Phil Surkis and Melissa Kaplan.

Engineering help from Merritt Jacob.

About the Show

A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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  • Virginia Heffernan is a contributing editor at Wired, a columnist at the Los Angeles Times, and a co-host of Trumpcast.

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