Robert Berchtold

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On this episode comedian Ailish McCarthy joins me to discuss the case made famous by the documentary ‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ and one of the most egregious cases of manipulation that you can find; the case of Robert Berchtold and Jan Broberg.

Infiltrating and then sexually intoxicating a whole family of Mormons called The Brobergs, Berchtold was able to wrestle away the control of their daughter Jan and end up co-habiting with the family as he continued his deep psychological control campaign.

Abducting Jan on multiple occasions and ultimately holding her hostage in Mexico until the FBI were involved should have been the end of him and his depraved mission; but the hooks were too deep however as The Brobergs became even more entwined in Berchtolds web of deceit, psychological authority and sexual control.

Its such a crazy story that to give more details here would ruin it a bit, so just dive in and enjoy!

Ailish is great craic on this episode and you can find her on Instagram here: contrary to the handle she calls out in the episode! Its been changed since 🙂 She also has a podcast called The Party T*ts and you can find that here or here or you can find her own comedy channel on Youtube here


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