Album Artwork for How to Get Your Friends Out of a Cult with Dr. Janja Lalich

This Episode

How to Get Your Friends Out of a Cult with Dr. Janja Lalich

3 months ago

Ever been in a cult? Dr. Janja Lalich was and she stopped by to tell us how to get out of a cult, what to do if you have a friend who’s in a cult and why you shouldn’t drink the Kool-Aid.

Other Episodes

What's It Like To Be a Political Prisoner? With Jason Rezaian

6/18/2019

This week, we're joined by Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian who talks to us about his time as a political prisoner in Iran, his love affair with his wife, and how he introduced Anthony Bourdain to Persian kebabs.
Listen Now

Presidential Candidate, Congressman Tim Ryan and His Plans to Unite America

6/11/2019

This week, Presidential Candidate Congressman Tim Ryan stops by to tell us how he plans to unite America, how to beat Trump in 2020, and why Congress is like a bunch of first graders. To learn more or donate to Tim Ryan's campaign, visit his website here.
Listen Now

What’s Left of Your Constitutional Rights? with Vince Warren

6/4/2019

This week we are joined by Vince Warren, director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who talks to us about how the government is spying on Black Lives Matter protesters, how after 9/11 they were literally rounding up Muslims by looking up their names in the phonebook, and how there...
Listen Now

Are America and Iran Going to War? with Karim Sadjadpour

5/28/2019

Are America and Iran going to war? This week we talk to Middle East expert Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace to get the answer.
Listen Now

Why Humans Believe False Information and Other Interesting Facts with Prof. Daniel Fessler

5/21/2019

This week on Back to School with Maz Jobrani, Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology Daniel Fessler stops by to explain how natural selection has led to golddiggers, why humans have evolved to believe false information, and why men get bitten by rattlesnakes more than women.
Listen Now

Immigration, Latin America, and "The Wall" with Shannon O'Neil

5/14/2019

On this week's episode of Back to School with Maz Jobrani, we're joined by Shannon O'Neil, an expert in Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She talks to us about the strife in Venezuela, what's really going on at the border, and some good alternatives to Trump's...
Listen Now

War with Iran? Sanctions? Diplomacy? with Dr. Abbas Milani

5/7/2019

This week on Back to School with Maz Jobrani, we talk to Stanford professor Dr. Abbas Milani about the Iran Nuclear Deal and whether Trump is leading us into our next war in the Middle East.
Listen Now

Are American Public Schools Really That Bad? With Jackie Goldberg

4/30/2019

This week on Back to School with Maz Jobrani we sit down with activist and public school advocate Jackie Goldberg to talk about the racist history of charter schools, Berkeley in the 60’s, and why rich people want to end public education in America! --- Jackie Goldberg is running for...
Listen Now

Why Did Russia Interfere with our Election? with Professor Richard Anderson

4/23/2019

On this week's episode of Back to School with Maz Jobrani, we're joined by Professor Richard Anderson, an expert on Russian Politics, who tells us the real reasons why Russia hacked our 2016 election, how Vladimir Putin used to keep track of him back in the day and how Trump...
Listen Now

Sneakers, Entrepreneurship and How to Hustle with Jon Buscemi

4/16/2019

This week, we're auditing the class of shoe designer and entrepreneur Jon Buscemi. We chat with Jon about his sneaker company Buscemi, how he got his first fashion inspiration from the movie Beat Street, and what to do when you get sued by Nike. Let's go Back to School with...
Listen Now

Send Us A Message

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.