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Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.

Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.
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Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.

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Introducing ARRVLS

4/20/2018
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Introducing ARRVLS, from Dear Franklin Jones producer Jonathan Hirsch. Each episode is a first-person account of the revelations that unwind after a life-altering experience. On this episode, we meet Oyevind. After traveling the world for years, Oyevind awoke from a fall while hiking in the Himalayas not knowing who he was, how he got there, or even his own name. This is his story. The entire ARRVLS archive is now available exclusively on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of listening,...

Duration:00:21:37

Chapter 7: Maybe.

4/11/2018
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An epilogue: what happened to my parents, Jones, and me. Original music by Ray Lynch [raylynch.com]. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com [dearfranklinjones.com]. This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com [madison-reed.com]) and Acer (www.acer.com [acer.com]).

Duration:00:23:20

Chapter 6: Gone

4/4/2018
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Everything falls apart. Original music by Ray Lynch. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com. This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com), Acer (www.acer.com), and Casper (www.casper.com)

Duration:00:23:39

Chapter 5: Initiation

3/28/2018
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I choose to join the group and finally meet Jones. Original music by Ray Lynch. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com. This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com) and Acer (www.acer.com).

Duration:00:32:01

Chapter 4: The Fire

3/21/2018
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My parents get closer and closer to Jones. Original music by Ray Lynch. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com. This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com) and Acer (www.acer.com).

Duration:00:25:28

Chapter 3: The Accusations and The Radiant Presence

3/14/2018
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The group becomes infamous. Original music by Ray Lynch. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com. This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com).

Duration:00:29:36

Chapter 2: Origin Myths

3/7/2018
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How a guy from Long Island became ‘the original giver king.' For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com. This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com).

Duration:00:26:59

Chapter 1: Waking Up

2/28/2018
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My mom and dad find each other. And Franklin Jones. This episode is brought to you by Audible. Start your free trial and get a free audiobook at audible.com/jones. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com.

Duration:00:24:47

Coming Soon: Dear Franklin Jones

2/13/2018
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Jonathan Hirsch's family had a secret. They followed a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. Join Hirsch as he embarks on a journey to figure out his past. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones now and hear the first episode on February 28th. More info at dearfranklinjones.com.

Duration:00:02:29