The infodemic is spreading as fast as the pandemic. Anke Richter explains how cult-like behaviour can impact our mental health.
It's one of the most isolated places on the planet, but for those hunkering down in Antarctica for the winter, it feels like the tables have turned.
One woman's online mission to blow the cover of false prophets around the world is becoming more and more taxing. Anke Richter talks to guru hunter Be Scofield, who is determined to bring sexual abuse in spiritual disguise to light.
When we arrived to live in New Zealand we were shocked to discover how tolerant many people were of flagrant expression of neo-Nazism
How did Conscious Light, a 'documentary' on cult leader Adi Da, end up getting shown at a public library? Anke Richter goes down the rabbit hole.
Protester and performance artist Jazmine Roze Phillips talks about the assault and police inaction which led to her naked protest on Karangahape Road.
Angel, Dove, Mercy and the rest of the flock are back, as happy as ever in blue. Writer Anke Richter, a cult observer, watches Gloriavale: The Return.
It’s free, four hours long and promises 'A World of Adventure and Discovery'. But does the Gloriavale concert present a true reflection of the fundamentalist group?
The heavenly flock of Angel, Dove, Mercy and others is back, happy as ever in blue, but this time in a documentary mini-series.
Zoë Brock is one of six women suing Harvey Weinstein, arguing that the film mogul’s sexual misconduct is akin to organised crime. The New Zealander now speaks for the first time since the class-action lawsuit was filed last week.
For an ex-member of New Zealand’s one and only 'sex cult', the parallels between Centrepoint and Gloriavale raise some serious questions about the government’s handling of sexual abuse accusations in religious communities, writes Anke Richter.