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In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.

In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.
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In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.

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English


Episodes

Introducing Dear Franklin Jones

2/28/2018
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Growing up, Jonathan’s family was a little different. They followed a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. Join Jonathan on a journey to find out what really happened. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones, a new documentary podcast from Stitcher. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones in your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dear-franklin-jones/id1348032695?mt=2 Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=172342

Duration:00:03:16

10: The Class

12/27/2017
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39 people exit their vehicles, and stun the world. Families, classmates and the rest of us grapple with what comes after.

Duration:00:54:03

9: The Comet

12/20/2017
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Heaven’s Gate members get the sign they’ve been waiting for.

Duration:00:53:53

8: The Unknowns

12/13/2017
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This week - the “what if” questions surrounding Heaven’s Gate. Plus, your stories.

Duration:00:54:14

7: The Programming

12/6/2017
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Gail Maeder was smart, fun and happy, before she joined Heaven’s Gate. What got into her head?

Duration:00:50:09

6: The Choice

11/29/2017
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Description: Frank and Erika were in love. Then they joined a celibate group. Almost 20 years later, their love starts bubbling to the surface, just as Do poses a fateful question.

Duration:00:46:42

5: The Tape

11/15/2017
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After a sudden death in the group, Do sends a private, awkward, illuminating, confusing tape to Terrie Nettles.

Duration:00:46:20

4: The Host

11/8/2017
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Host Glynn Washington shares more from his personal story of growing up in a cult.

Duration:00:42:13

3: The Mothers

11/1/2017
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While The Two are recruiting new members into their nomadic lifestyle, one woman is trying desperately to make contact.

Duration:00:48:13

2: The Two

10/25/2017
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It's one thing to join a group your mom would call a cult. It's another thing when your mom starts one.

Duration:00:42:35

The Seekers

10/18/2017
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The Heaven's Gate faithful weren't freaks or space cadets. They were regular people, hungry for something more. They were Seekers.

Duration:00:39:21

Coming soon… Heaven’s Gate

10/2/2017
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Here’s a first glimpse through Heaven’s Gate - into the group’s decades-long history, as told by family, followers, experts, and the leaders themselves. Whatever you think you know - prepare to be surprised. Subscribe now and hear the first episode on October 18th. More info at www.heavensgate.show.

Duration:00:03:12

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