Robert Berchtold

3:08:45
 
Share
 

Manage episode 307591844 series 2661510
By Gordon Rochford. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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: https://www.instagram.com/thesleepycomedian/ 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 https://youtube.com/channel/UC5T2_PYEFwy9nwTQCv8nv4Q or here https://www.ko-fi.com/ptpod or you can find her own comedy channel on Youtube here https://youtube.com/channel/UCOItbrUth4KRb-hAsUrj0Tw

________________________

If you want to follow TCG on social platforms including the TCG Discord; watch video versions of the livestream podcast and documentaries; or even join in on live chats about current events; buy TCG merch; get notifications of tickets you can buy to upcoming live stage shows or any other way to connect with me; all the available links, info and instructions you can find by clicking this link http://www.taplink.cc/thoseconspiracyguys

If you want to throw a few bucks up the internet to support the show on Patreon you can get exclusive Patreon-Only content; all seasons of ad-free episodes; exclusive access to live chats and private social media like Instagram and Discord and a whole load of other stuff click here http://bit.ly/TCG-Patreon where you can get all this from just $2 per month subscription or an annual one-time payment with a month free!

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

191 episodes