I’m your host, Anna Roberts.

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As I’ve been researching for this show, I’ve come across some truly incredible stories, and I cannot wait to share them with you. We’ll cover wide-ranging topics, from concepts and technologies like artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to cults like Synanon, Heaven’s Gate, and Peoples Temple—all united by their utopian aspirations.

Join me as we follow the yellow brick road to meet some unbelievable characters and pull back the curtain on the charismatic leaders, charlatans, and conmen who have enticed so many into giving up everything, from their money and material things to relationships and families, and sometimes, even their very lives for the promise of utopia.

I offer freelance podcast services, so if you like what you hear and want to learn more about the services I offer, email me.

My other job is editing and proofreading (mostly book manuscripts). Find out more at Red Pen Ready.