Transmissions From Jonestown
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Episode 11 Ockham's Razor, Solving The Mystery Of Q875
Q875, known as the November 19 mystery tape, with its static filled audio and found footage type origins, perplex and mystify those who choose to analyze it. A Jonestown survivor claims to hear the voice of Jim Jones hours after the settlement had been poisoned. Others believe the CIA made the tape. Q875 was found in Jonestown with hundreds of other tapes, what makes the mystery tape unique is that it was the only tape recorded in Jonestown AFTER everyone was dead. Who made the tape and...
Episode 10 - Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
40 years ago, 918 Americans died in the largest mass murder/suicide in modern history. Defined by the last day of their lives, the people of Jonestown became a part of true crime lore, overshadowed by their charismatic leader Jim Jones. We all know how the Peoples Temple died, but how did they live? The Attention Span Recovery Project is proud to present this memorial special, honoring the lives of the people of Jonestown, told by the survivors who knew and loved them.
Episode 9 Q875, Is It Too Late For Russia?
What if everything you thought you knew about Jonestown was a lie? This is the final episode of Transmissions From Jonestown. Join us as we examine new evidence that not only challenges popular theory, but history itself.
Episode 8 The Psychodelic Elephant
Truth often requires those who search for it to accept coincidence as a form of nature. How are Jim Jones, Patty Hearst, Jack Ruby, and Sirhan Sirhan all connected? Find out as we go further down the rabbit hole.
Episode 7 The Electric Koolaid Acid Tests
After world war two German scientists were recruited by the American military into intelligence programs. MKULTRA, a behavior modification program, used American citizens for its experiments after the war until 1974 when the program went underground. As society attempted to understand how a massacre like Jonestown could happen, many theorized that the Peoples Temple were victims of a CIA medical experiment. Join us as we investigate Jonestown conspiracy theories and MKULTRA.
Episode 6 Apostolic Socialism
Guyana has a strange and fascinating history. Once believed to hide the lost city of El Dorado, the northwest territory of Guyana is home to a violent mythology predating the Jonestown massacre by hundreds of years. Mined for its gold and known for its mysterious mountains, mid century Guyana emerged as a newly independent nation lost in a world of espionage. Join us as we investigate why Guyana was chosen to be Jim Jones’s socialist paradise.
Episode 5 The Consequences Of Apathy
Leo Ryan wasn’t the only publicly elected official assassinated the week of November 18. In the weeks following the mass tragedy in Jonestown, rumors of a Peoples Temple hit squad terrified the concerned relatives and survivors. In the wake of false news reports, the world struggled to understand what had happened to the Peoples Temple. For the few who made it out of Jonestown, the process of reentering society was traumatic. Surviving the lonely road home in a world demanding answerers...
Episode 4 The Death Tape
Of all the evidence collected in Jonestown a single audio recording proved to the world that over 900 American citizens chose to drink cyanide laced Kool-aid on the command of their cult leader Jim Jones. But what if the tape was edited? Or spliced together from earlier white nights and planning commission meetings in which suicide drills took place? Join us as we analyze the death tape.
Episode 3 Revolutionary Suicide
Unable to delay Leo Ryan's congressional inquiry any longer, Jim Jones readied the settlement for what he believed to be an attempt to destroy the Peoples Temple by defectors. An elaborate show was performed in the pavilion and fried chicken was served. To the visitors the people seemed happy and well nourished. The atmosphere in Jonestown relaxed as Leo Ryan expressed how impressive the community was , it seemed the Peoples Temple had survived yet another attack by outside forces. As the...
Episode 2 Life In The Promised Land
After the New West article, Jim Jones fled to his jungle compound bringing several hundred Peoples Temple members with him. The population of Jonestown exploded from about 50 to over 900 residents. Resources and food were scarce and Jim Jones rambled over the loudspeakers warning the community of a coming siege. The atmosphere in Jonestown was tense and chaotic, the people toiled 10 hours a day in the fields as Jim Jones slipped into a drug induced waking nightmare. For the members of...
Episode 1 The Peoples Temple
On November 18 1978, an entire community of United States Citizens died deep in the jungle of Guyana. At the command of their charismatic leader Rev. Jim Jones 909 members of the peoples temple agricultural project lost their lives, some believed they were committing a revolutionary act of suicide, others were forced or coerced by the group. A colorful toxic mix of flavor aid, Kool-Aid and cyanide was passed around in Dixie cups, for those unable or unwilling the mixture was administered...