Nine Minutes: After Dark
The Jonestown Suicides
In late 1978, a man named Jim Jones led his congregation in what may be the most notorious mass suicide in history. More than 900 people, many of them children, saw their lives ended on November 18th, bringing to a close the story of a cult leader and his followers that had spanned decades. Their actions led to the modern expression “drinking the Kool Aid.” These events occurred in a place called Jonestown, the unofficial name for The People's Temple Agricultural Project, a communist...
Preview: The Jonestown Suicides
In 1978 a man named Jim Jones led his followers to suicide by drinking poisoned Flavor Aid in the jungles of Guyana after years of running a prosperous church. We'll be doing an in-depth analysis of recordings and records they left behind. This brief preview of our upcoming episode of Nine Minutes: After Dark on the Jonestown Suicides serves as both a taste of what's to come and a warning for the sensitive.