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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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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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

Ja000005 ,

Loved it!

Totally loved this podcast! I had never heard of this cult, probably because I was a teen in boarding school with no easy access to news when the collective suicide happened. My own very small hometown had a cult collective suicide in the 90s (Solar Temple Order) and it was horrifying to learn as a teen that this kind of thing could actually happen... Anyway, I really loved this podcast, it was detailed and explained many aspects of that situation. The host pauses to explain from his own experience in a cult, which was also a great addition to the story! Plus, I totally adore this host's voice! Both soothing at times, and very passionate at others, and both moods are always used at the right times in the storytelling. 👌🏽

Trigger32 ,

Great!

Such a wonderful podcast. A great speaking voice and terrifically produced. Such a sad story, making me almost nauseous at times at how happy they seemed taking their own lives. Im truly heartbroken for the families and friends that had to live through this tragedy.

mcslo ,

Such a journey

Hands down, the best podcast on a cult I've ever heard. I've relistened to it several times — the story arc, the interviews, the music — it's all so incredible. It does not reproduce tired old ideas of kooky cultists following their leader to death, but actually takes the time to tell us who they were and what they were thinking. Incredible!

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