The Influence Continuum with Dr. Steven Hassan

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 Jun 28, 2023
Dr. Hassan has some amazing guests and is incredibly knowledgeable. However, it drives me up the wall how often he interrupts or speaks over his guests. It seems like it's when he gets excited and wants to add info, but now I can't hear either of you because you're both talking! I will continue to listen though because I enjoy learning about this topic, and would still recommend this podcast to others.


Steven Hassan, PhD, is one of the leading experts on cults and undue influence in the world. A former member of the right-wing Moonie cult, Hassan was deprogrammed 45 years ago and has dedicated his life to helping people out of cults and destructive situations. Dr. Hassan is a licensed mental health professional and has written four books, including The Cult of Trump and the seminal book Combating Cult Mind Control. On this podcast, Steve will explain HOW mind-control works, and how to protect yourself from its grips. He will also address ethical influence as the podcast will address the entire Influence Continuum. He’ll interview the biggest names in this field.

Episode Date
Wisdom from the Psychedelic Underground with Rachel Harris, PhD
Sep 25, 2023
Redemption and the Prison System with Ramadan Shabazz and Richard Parker, MD
Sep 18, 2023
Finding Her Way Out of Scientology’s Infamous Sea Org with Katherine Spallino
Sep 11, 2023
Surviving our Catastrophes: Celebrating the Resilience and Renewal of Survivors with Robert Jay Lifton, M.D.
Sep 04, 2023
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump and Censorship of Experts with Bandy X. Lee M.D.
Aug 28, 2023
Chinese Netizen’s Protests and Freedom of Mind as a Human Right with Matthew Bywater
Aug 21, 2023
Identifying and Healing Religious Trauma, with Darren M. Slade, Ph.D.
Aug 14, 2023
Exiting the Cult of Trump with #Jan6er Pam Hemphill
Aug 07, 2023
Sins of my Father: Growing up with America's Most Dangerous White Supremacist with Kelvin Pierce
Jul 31, 2023
The Rod of Fear: Combating Gun Violence with Jonathan Lowy
Jul 24, 2023
Unmasking the Kundalini Yoga Cult of Yogi Bhajan With Els Coenen
Jul 17, 2023
Forager: Field Notes on Surviving a Family Cult with Michelle Dowd
Jul 10, 2023
Country Over Party: An Interview with Denver Riggleman
Jul 03, 2023
Forensic Psychologist and Cult Expert Dr. Steve Eichel on Hypnosis, Social Contagion, and Disinformation
Jun 26, 2023
The Brainwashing of My Dad with Jen Senko
Jun 19, 2023
YOU-KNOW-WHO: An Alienated Daughter’s Memoir with Dana Laquidara
Jun 12, 2023
QAnon, Chaos and the Cross: Christianity and Conspiracy Theories with Dr. Michael Austin and Dr. Gregory Bock
Jun 05, 2023
Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos Corporate Cult with Dr. Dennis Tourish
May 29, 2023
Playing God: American Catholic Bishops and the Far Right with Mary Jo McConahay
May 22, 2023
The Gaslight Effect: Protecting Yourself from Emotional Abuse with Dr. Robin Stern
May 15, 2023
Concerns with The Seventh Day Adventist Church with Dr. Steve Daily
May 08, 2023
Overcoming Sleep Challenges with Dr. Lauren Broch, Psychologist, and Sleep Specialist
May 01, 2023
Attorney Faith Jones, ex-Children of God, on “I Own Me”
Apr 24, 2023
Attorney Bobby Samini and former ICOC leader Michele Roland discuss their lawsuits on behalf of former members of this Bible cult
Apr 17, 2023
Watchtower Society: Understanding the Jehovah's Witnesses with Isaac Carmignani
Apr 10, 2023
Birth, Parenting, and Empowerment with Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, and New Parent Educator Julie Hartman
Apr 03, 2023
Freeing People from Indoctrination with Rachel Bernstein, LMFT
Mar 27, 2023
Nazis in Copley Square: The Forgotten History of the Christian Front with Charles R. Gallagher
Mar 20, 2023
How Online Spaces and Communities are Indoctrinating Gen Z and Gen A with Chloe Combi
Mar 13, 2023
Born Into and Married in the Moon cult with Elgen Strait
Mar 06, 2023
Autism, Extremism, and Protecting the Vulnerable with Dr. Tony Attwood
Feb 27, 2023
Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right with Anne Nelson
Feb 20, 2023
Mormonism, Mental Health, and Whistleblowing with Dr. John Dehlin
Feb 13, 2023
Recruited at Sarah Lawrence College into the Larry Ray Cult with Daniel Barban Levin
Feb 06, 2023
The Perils of Extreme Religious Liberty and Protecting Children with Marci Hamilton
Jan 30, 2023
Training Therapists to Work in Post-Cult Counseling with Dr. Gillie Jenkinson
Jan 23, 2023
Cured: Strengthen Your Immune System and Heal Your Life with Jeffrey Rediger, MD
Jan 16, 2023
Unveiled: Discovering the Truth Behind Islamic Extremism with Yasmine Mohammed
Jan 09, 2023
Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen on His Experience in The Cult of Trump
Jan 02, 2023
Growing Up in Scientology and the Aftermath Foundation with Aaron Smith-Levin
Dec 26, 2022
Helping to counsel people in the UK with Cult Issues with Christian Szurko
Dec 19, 2022
Dec 12, 2022
From Growing Up in the Jehovah’s Witnesses to Counseling People Who Wish to Exit it with Frances Peters
Dec 05, 2022
Former Cult of Trump member and Congressman Joe Walsh on the Political Scene in the United States
Nov 28, 2022
How Evangelical Christianity morphed into a Political Machine, Became Anti-Abortion, and into NAR with Frank Schaeffer
Nov 21, 2022
The Traumatizing Narcissist's Relational System, with Daniel Shaw LCSW
Nov 14, 2022
Humiliation, Media Shaming, Trauma, and work with the FLDS with Dr. Christine Marie
Nov 07, 2022
REWIRED: Protecting Your Brain in the Digital Age with Carl D. Marci, M.D.
Oct 31, 2022
The Game is Up: Disillusioned Trump Voters Tell Their Stories
Oct 24, 2022
Beware the Metaverse: Dr. Rand Waltzman discusses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet
Oct 17, 2022
A BILLION YEARS: My Escape From a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology with Mike Rinder
Oct 10, 2022
Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted with Kristi Nelson
Oct 03, 2022
Rabbi Natan Margalit Science and Torah: Ancient Wisdom for Healing the Earth
Sep 26, 2022
Growing up in a Sex Cult with former Army Captain Daniella Mestyanek Young
Sep 19, 2022
Exposing Cult Propagandists with Jeffrey Augustine
Sep 12, 2022
Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD with Jason Kander
Sep 05, 2022
Ira Chaleff Discusses the Importance of Courageous Followership and Intelligent Disobedience
Aug 29, 2022
The New Apostolic Reformation is facing rifts from Trump prophecies - Fred Clarkson and André Gagné
Aug 22, 2022
Netflix’s “Bad Vegan” shows how Celebrity Restaurateur, Sarma Melngailis was Hypnotized by a Predator
Aug 15, 2022
Alzheimer's, Dementia and on being wise consumers: A conversation with Germaine Odenheimer, M.D.
Aug 08, 2022
An Expert on Addiction and critic of 12 Step Programs: A conversation with Lance Dodes MD
Aug 01, 2022
Lone-Actor Terrorism: A discussion with Jacob Holzer M.D.
Jul 25, 2022
Growing up in an Apocalyptic Cult: A conversation with Dr. Tricia Jenkins
Jul 18, 2022
The Moon Cult: an interview with former top American leader Allen Tate Wood
Jul 11, 2022
Child-Centered Adoption: A Conversation with Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao
Jul 04, 2022
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC): An In-Depth Discussion with Marsha Gilmer-Tullis
Jun 27, 2022
Understanding High Conflict and Proven Solutions with Amanda Ripley
Jun 20, 2022
Combating Sex Trafficking with Survivor and Attorney Carissa Phelps
Jun 13, 2022
Fighting for Victims of Multi-level Marketing (MLMs) with Douglas Brooks
Jun 06, 2022
The horror of school shootings and where we go from here with S.E. Cupp
May 26, 2022
The importance of election integrity with Jennifer Cohn
May 23, 2022
The NXIVM cult with whistleblowers Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames
May 16, 2022
Living Well and Dying Well with Judith Stevens-Long, Ph.D
May 09, 2022
4th Generation Warfare and The Christian Right with James Scaminaci III
May 02, 2022
The roots of racism in the Christian Right with John Collins
Apr 25, 2022
How we Fight Human Trafficking With Paul Chang
Apr 18, 2022
Traditionalist ideology: From Ginni Thomas to Vladimir Putin
Apr 11, 2022
Ginni Thomas’s Cultic Past
Apr 02, 2022
Mind Control Used on Indigenous People to Colonize Them with Dr. Cindy Blackstock
Mar 28, 2022
Mental Health and Forensics: Psychiatry and the Law with Dr. Thomas Gutheil
Mar 21, 2022
Christian Dominionism with Frederick Clarkson
Mar 14, 2022
Terrorism expert Anne Speckhard on ISIS and White Supremacy
Mar 07, 2022
Using Social Psychology to teach heroism with Matthew Winkler
Feb 28, 2022
Conspiracy Theories and how to talk to people who’ve become lost in them with debunker Mick West
Feb 21, 2022
The Jehovah's Witnesses Cult with Mark and Kimberly O'Donnell
Feb 14, 2022
Terrorists are cult members with Malcolm Nance
Feb 07, 2022
Positively influencing your kids with parenting expert Molly Brown Koch
Feb 02, 2022
Opening Minds, and The Cult of Scientology with leading authority Jon Atack
Jan 31, 2022
“The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” and the censorship of mental health experts in the media with Dr. Bandy X. Lee
Jan 26, 2022
The cult of Mormonism with excommunicated whistleblower Dr. John Dehlin
Jan 24, 2022
The ethical side of the influence continuum! How to harness positive influence in your life and the life of others with Dr. Laurence Sugarman.
Jan 19, 2022
How we got here; the history of right-wing extremism and the groups and themes still with us today with Dave Troy
Jan 17, 2022
Dr. Robert Jay Lifton on current affairs and the importance of survivors telling their stories
Jan 12, 2022
Introduction to the Influence Continuum
Jan 10, 2022
The Influence Continuum with Dr. Steven Hassan - Trailer
Jan 07, 2022