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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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    • 4.6, 196 Ratings

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.

    Introducing Verified

    Introducing Verified

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    • 2 min
    Introducing The Dream

    Introducing The Dream

    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.

    • 9 min
    10: The Class

    10: The Class

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

    • 53 min
    9: The Comet

    9: The Comet

    Heaven’s Gate members get the sign they’ve been waiting for.

    • 48 min
    8: The Unknowns

    8: The Unknowns

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

    • 51 min
    7: The Programming

    7: The Programming

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

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

Chutgai83 ,

Good full story, needed some polish

This podcast gave a good narrative of the Heavens Gate story from end to end, and helped you get to know some of the real people involved, and a good sense of the true tragedy that it was.
But it needs better pacing - it was hard to get into, and I almost gave up as the first few episodes are slow. The narrator is also not ideal for a podcast as he rushes/swallows a lot of his words. And I particularly found the episode describing his upbringing in a cult as a waste of airtime - not a fan of reporters inserting themselves into the story. I’d recommend this podcast, but with some fast forwarding.

Dodo ebe ,

Very Sad

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Damianjb1 ,

Fascinating

I loved this. Extremely well researched and presented. I listened to the whole thing in 3 days.

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