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Episode 3: The Family with Guest Chris Johnston

karengeier May 21, 2019 21


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Content Warning: Frank discussion of child abuse

Chris Johnston, journalist and author of the book The Family joins us to discuss this dark chapter in Australian history.

In this episode, Chris Johnston tells us:

  • Who was Anne Hamilton-Byrne?
  • How did she grow her cult out of a well-placed yoga studio?
  • How Anne took advantage of countercultre symbols like mysticism and LSD and used them to target rich conservatives
  • How Anne was able to grow her brood of children
  • How The Family evaded police and the homeschooling authorities
  • What happened to the children of The Family?
  • And more…

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