Rachel speaks with Patricia Ryan, the former head of the Cult Awareness Network, on her life's work. They talk about the legacy of her father, Congressman Leo J. Ryan, who was murdered on a rescue mission in Jonestown.
The massacre at Jonestown is an American tragedy where 900 died in a mass suicide-murder as part of a cult called the Peoples Temple. This happened under the direction of their leader, Jim Jones, in 1978. Rachel chose this episode as the first for the podcast because it made her realize the power of narcissistic abuse, and what harmful and widespread damage it can do.
Stay tuned, Before You Go: "You heard about yourself while you were in it"-- Rachel talks about survivor's guilt when choosing to leave a group that condemns those who deviate.