From Jonestown to the Army of God,
PEOPLE Magazine Senior Editor Alicia Dennis
Joins Ric to Discuss the Strange and Often Violent Cults
Profiled in the New Series
PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES: CULTS explores how destructive and terrifying cults can be to cult members and their families. Each of the 6 one-hour episodes dives deep inside a twisted American cult, building to that pivotal moment when blind worship turns violent and even deadly. From Jonestown to the Army of God, PEOPLE reporters are on the front lines, revealing the untold stories of power-crazed cult leaders using mind control, sex, and violence to manipulate and dominate followers. Each episode follows PEOPLE’s trusted journalists as they doggedly investigate the evolution of these cults, expose their bizarre and brutal day-to-day rituals, and speak first-hand to survivors who narrowly escaped lives of misery to put their cult nightmares finally behind them.
Senior Editor Alicia Dennis has worked throughout People’s sections for more than 15 years, earning multiple editorial awards for reporting and breaking news coverage. As People’s senior editor of crime, Dennis oversees a team of investigative reporters who delve into crime stories around the country, bringing millions of readers (in addition to viewers on ID’s People Magazine Investigates) compelling accounts of mystery. Intrigue, and insight from victims and their families.