Three writers come together to discuss how people can fall into the disinformation trap. Cult Trip is Anke Richter’s investigation into how and why cults attract, entrap and destroy otherwise ordinary people. With Fear: New Zealand’s Hostile Underworld of Extremists, Byron C Clark looks at alt-right activism, identifies the main perpetrators and looks at why New Zealand is susceptible to misinformation and conspiracy theory. And Lilia Tarawa’s Daughter of Gloriavale is a powerful personal account of her time in the religious cult. They join Guyon Espiner in conversation.