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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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.

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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.

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United States

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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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.

Language:

English


Episodes

Witness Our Latest: Seizing Freedom

2/25/2021
You might have learned that the Emancipation Proclamation and Union victories ended slavery in America. But so much more went into abolishing slavery than battles and declarations, and freedom meant more to Black people than eventually being paid for their labor. ​ Seizing Freedom ​​is a new Witness Docs and VPM podcast that focuses on the agency Black people exercised to define what freedom meant for themselves. You'll hear how they fought to liberate themselves during the Civil War and how...

Duration:00:08:54

Introducing Verified: Dust Up

10/19/2020
Verified: Dust Up is a new investigative documentary podcast produced by Witness Docs that poses the question: Could a product so many of us have in our medicine cabinets be putting us at risk? In the second season of Verified, Host Natasha Del Toro and the Verified team investigate whether a group of women developed ovarian cancer from dusting their bodies with Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder—an iconic brand associated with innocence and comfort since the 1800s. One woman's mysterious...

Duration:00:03:38

It's True Crime Week On Stitcher!

9/28/2020
It’s True Crime Week on Stitcher, and we're kicking off the spookiest month of the year by featuring the most bone-chilling and spine-tingling True Crime podcasts including True Crime Garage, Crime Junkie, The Murder Squad, and more. You can listen to all of our curated episodes on the Stitcher app, and see all the featured podcasts at http://stitcherapp.com/truecrimeweek. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:00:23

​Introducing Unfinished: Short Creek

9/14/2020
A divided community in the desert. A prophet with total power. A battle over family, home, and the limits of religious freedom. Unfinished: Short Creek, is the latest investigative true crime podcast from Witness Docs, and Critical Frequency. Short Creek, located on the Utah/Arizona border, is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a break-off from the Mormon church that practices polygamy. Since their leader, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life in prison in...

Duration:00:12:15

Introducing All-American: Tiger Woods

8/20/2020
All-American is a new documentary podcast from Stitcher that explores a sports icon each season, starting with Tiger Woods. He’s been world-famous for decades and his story has many chapters that we all know: a phenom's rise, a shocking fall from grace, and debatably the greatest sports comeback of all time. But few people have really gotten to know Tiger Woods - it's been largely left to the media to define who he is. Listen to All-American: Tiger Woods now to find out what the media got...

Duration:00:08:19

​Introducing Unfinished: Deep South

6/29/2020
Unfinished: Deep South is a new historical true crime podcast produced by Witness Docs that races to resolve the unfinished business of a small Arkansas town by starting with one question: who lynched Isadore Banks? Sixty-six years after the murder a wealthy African American farmer and WWI veteran who found a way to prosper in the Jim Crow South, this investigative series attempts to restore his legacy and solve the crime before the story goes cold forever. Season 1 of Unfinished is out NOW...

Duration:00:03:20

Introducing Verified

2/24/2020
We’re bringing you a special clip from Verified, a new investigative true crime podcast from Witness Docs and Stitcher. Season one of Verified tells the story of a group of fearless women from around the world who band together with a team of Italian reporters to bring a policeman turned sexual predator to justice. Hosted by investigative reporter Natasha Del Toro, this ten-episode, immersive true crime series examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple...

Duration:00:02:55

Introducing The Dream

12/9/2019
Check out The Dream, the hit podcast that exposed the world of multi-level marketing schemes. This season they’re tackling the wellness industry: healing crystals, detox juices, and everything in between that claim to bring us eternal happiness and health. But how much of these products is based in truth and science? Who gets rich and who loses? The Dream is out NOW - listen in your favorite podcast app.

Duration:00:09:55

10: The Class

12/27/2017
39 people exit their vehicles, and stun the world. Families, classmates and the rest of us grapple with what comes after. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:03

9: The Comet

12/20/2017
Heaven’s Gate members get the sign they’ve been waiting for. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:53

8: The Unknowns

12/13/2017
This week - the “what if” questions surrounding Heaven’s Gate. Plus, your stories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:14

7: The Programming

12/6/2017
Gail Maeder was smart, fun and happy, before she joined Heaven’s Gate. What got into her head? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:09

6: The Choice

11/29/2017
Frank and Erika, a couple in love, join a celibate group. Years later, Do poses a fateful question. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:42

5: The Tape

11/15/2017
After a sudden death in the group, Do sends a private, awkward, illuminating, confusing tape to Terrie Nettles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:20

4: The Host

11/8/2017
Host Glynn Washington shares more from his personal story of growing up in a cult. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:13

3: The Mothers

11/1/2017
While The Two are recruiting new members into their nomadic lifestyle, one woman is trying desperately to make contact. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:13

2: The Two

10/25/2017
It's one thing to join a group your mom would call a cult. It's another thing when your mom starts one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:35

1: The Seekers

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

Duration:00:39:21

Coming soon… Heaven’s Gate

10/2/2017
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:03:12