Interview Episode: Cult Trip with Anke Richter
Special Guest: Anke Richter
Anke Richter is an international journalist and author based in New Zealand. Previously in Germany, and after journalism training in Los Angeles, she was a magazine writer, a producer for a TV interview show and a show business reporter.
Anke's investigative and personal features have been published in Die Zeit, Spiegel, FAZ, taz, mare, New Zealand Geographic, North & South, The Spinoff, Canvas, Sunday (Stuff), The Fair Observer and others.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Anke Richter is a Christchurch, New Zealand based international journalist and author. Her work has covered climate change and social issues, and everything from the Christchurch earthquake of 2011 to the mosque attack of 2019. But over time she’s found herself covering more and more cults, to the point where she recently published her first book about the subject. ‘Cult Trip’ is Anke’s fourth book, but it’s her first written and available in English. She's also a member and co-founder of FACT Aotearoa (Fight Against Conspiracy Theories).
Cult Trip: Inside the World of Coercion and Control — by Anke Richter, HarperCollins, 2022
FACT Aotearoa — Fighting Against Conspiracy Theories (New Zealand) official website
ankerichter.net — Anke Richter’s official website
Rabbit Hole Resistance — Facebook group
Cults in NZ — Facebook group
Bert's Labyrinth — by Anke Richter, North & South, September 2015
Journalist Anke Richter goes inside the cult of Netflix's Wild Wild Country — by Anke Richter, Stuff, 10 June 2018
Fire and Fury — documentary by Paula Penfold & Louisa Cleave, Stuff Circuit, August 2022
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism — by Amanda Montell, HarperCollins, 2021
Departures — by Anke Richter, New Zealand Geographic, Issue 155, Jan-Feb 2019
Gloriavale report: Have we learned nothing from Centrepoint? — by Anke Richter, The Spinoff, 30 March 2017
The Commune: Sex, Drugs, and a Guru Called Bert — Stuff podcast about Centrepoint, June 2022
November 9th, 2022
1 hr 20 mins 14 secs