Today on Common Good Politics, host Robb Ryerse and Producer Daniel Deitrich talk about the sobering milestone of 500,000 Covid deaths, the winter storm in Texas, and the ill-timed vacation of Ted Cruz. Dr. Janja Lalich, one of the nations leading experts on cults, joins us to discuss political cults and the allure of Trumpism.
Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.
Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and Political Organizer at Vote Common Good. You can find his book about running for congress as a progressive republican in Arkansas here: Running For Our Lives @RobbRyerse
Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former pastor, and producer of the Vote Common Good podcast. @danieldeitrich