The Jan Broberg Show

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This life can really take you places you did not expect to go. From the perfect childhood in Idaho to the grooming, kidnappings, abuse, and then growing up, having a son and an acting career, becoming an advocate for life has given me a lightning bolt of meaning: tell the story. Shine a light on all the abuse, and help every kid and every grown-up kid have a happy childhood, at any age.


Join true-crime phenomenon (Netflix's Abducted in Plain Sight), actress, author, and podcaster Jan Broberg as she spreads awareness about her story, grooming, and not only recovering from trauma, but thriving. Her podcast is for fans of the documentary and those learning about childhood sexual abuse. Jan interviews survivors, experts, and the cast and producers behind A Friend of the Family, NBC's 9-part limited series about her life. Her new book, co-authored with her mother, sheds a detailed light on grooming, and The Jan Broberg Foundation hopes to end the silence and reach ears worldwide about how we can keep all children safe from sexual abuse. Jan was the subject of Abducted in Plain Sight and has appeared on Dr. Phil, The View, Diane Sawyer, E!, and TEDxBoulder.


Visit The Jan Broberg Foundation

Jan's New Book

Notable Media

On the Documentary

“Abducted in Plain Sight' Is the Craziest True Crime Documentary on Netflix.”

“One of the wildest, most frustrating films I have ever seen.”

“Abducted in Plain Sight is a cautionary tale about the insidious tactics child predators use to isolate, manipulate, and control their young victims.”

"Abducted in Plain Sight was a layered Russian doll of disbelief, each new tier more horrifying than the last."

"Abducted In Plain Sight might just be Netflix’s craziest true crime documentary yet."

“Abducted in Plain Sight has been steadily gaining cult status thanks to its jaw-dropping twists.”

“Netflix’s latest true crime documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight, has continued the streaming platform’s success with the genre.”

“Netflix’s ‘Abducted In Plain Sight’ Shows American Optimism Being Exploited In Jaw-Dropping Ways.”

Jan's Media Appearances

The View

Dr. Phil

Previous Podcasts

On the Edge with Andrew Gold (Podcast)

The One with Greg Gutfeld Podcast

A Thoughtful Faith (Podcast)

What Goes on Around Here? with Lisa Stanley


Facebook Page: Jan Broberg

Instagram: @janibroberg

Twitter: janibroberg


My Story

Get into the details that didn't make the documentary—or the series!

Child Sexual Abuse

Find out he little known realities of this widespread crime, and hear what we can do about it.


Understand how a predator builds trust and creates a bubble in which their target agrees to, and helps hide, sexual abuse.

Thriving with Trauma

Shrinking the effects of trauma is no easy task. Thankfully, we know a lot about how to go from survivor to Thrivivor.

Sharing our Stories

What happens when you share your story of abuse? It's not always fun, games, and success. But it is necessary to healing.

My Unique Path to Success

All the trauma energy in your body can either drag you to hell or to heaven. Let's talk about sublimating our anxiety for excitement and excellence!


Here are a few questions you may wish to ask Jan!

By Podcast Category:

Personal Development/Self Help

  • Why is blame so detrimental to one's mental health, especially a child?
  • What would you say to people who blame your parents for Berchtold’s actions?
  • When you found out the aliens weren't real that must have been
  • When did you or how did you come to the realization that something inside you needed to grow or change?
  • What resources for growth and change, if any, did you use?


  • Plenty of entrepreneurs are trying to get better at forming relationships, being personable, inspiring people, making them feel heard and included. Why are you so good at that? What would you say defined this kind of success for you? What are you experiencing when you’re talking to a person?
  • Did you ever define yourself as an entrepreneur or someone building a brand, or have you just discovered an organic niche through this cause?
  • What are some principles that define success as an actor and is there any crossover into what you’re doing now?

True Crime

  • How did Berchtold make his "alien story" so convincing?
  • Do you remember when and how old you were when he started planting seeds about ET? Was it right after the Brobergs and Berchtold's met?
  • How long did it take your parents to absorb the whole concept of a psychopathic personality and start acting as if Berchtold was a monster?
  • What hope is there for bringing down rates of sexual assault by grooming?

Healing Trauma/Parenting through CSA

  • For parents of traumatized children, how does being trauma-informed speed up the thriving process for their child?
  • How can parents get some relief when they find themselves thinking that they’ve screwed up their kids?
  • What kind of damage do blame and guilt do? Why is misplaced blame so detrimental? And what would you say to people who blame your parents for Berchtold’s actions?
  • What does personal development look like for survivors of CSA?


If you're interested in having Jan on as a guest, email the team! We can't wait to hear from you!