Dianne Lake

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At fourteen Dianne Lake—with little more than a note in her pocket from her hippie parents granting her permission to leave them—became one of "Charlie’s girls," a devoted acolyte of cult leader Charles Manson. In her poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the twentieth century’s most notorious criminals and life as one of his "girls."

Dianne is a retired special-education teacher and mother of three.



Past shows:

Under the Control of Manson / Open Lines

Dianne Lake recalled her bizarre life as a former member of the Manson "Family." Open Lines occupied the second half. More »

Illinois Murder Mystery/ Manson Family

Michael Arians and Ted Gregory discussed an unsolved murder and ghosts. Dianne Lake recalled her time as a follower of Charles Manson. More »

Last Night

Mario Woods and Jeff Goodrich shared UFO experiences from their time in the Air Force and after. Followed by author T.S. Mart, who discussed monsters like the Thunderbird, Jersey Devil, Mothman, and lesser-known sky cryptids.

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