In the 1960s and 70s, there was a fear that cult leaders were brainwashing young people into joining their new, strange movements. But is it even possible to “brainwash” anyone?
At a psychiatric hospital in Montreal, one mad scientist, with the help of the CIA, tried to find out.
Featured in this episode: Alison Steel, Lisa Ellenwood
To learn more:
Brainwashed by Michelle Shephard, Lisa Ellenwood & Chris Oke on CBC Podcasts
Father, Son and CIA by Harvey Weinstein
MK Ultra: CIA mind control program in Canada by CBC’s The Fifth Estate
“Federal government quietly compensates daughter of brainwashing experiments victim” by Elizabeth Thompson in CBC News
Credits: Arshy Mann (Host & Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)
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