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Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra Hart—six beautiful black children, ranging in age from 12 to 19—were all adopted by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both white. On Jen’s Facebook page, it looked as if they were the perfect blended family, even earning the nickname “Hart Tribe” from friends. Then, on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC Yukon was found belly-up on the rocks below California’s Highway 1. The news of the murder-suicide shocked their friends and made national headlines, leaving many wondering what possibly led to the fatal crash. Could these lives have been saved?

Broken Harts, a new podcast from Glamour and HowStuffWorks, investigates this question with more than 30 never-before-heard interviews. Cohosts and Glamour editors Justine Harman and Elisabeth Egan and reporter Lauren Smiley follow the family’s journey from South Dakota through Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, and finally to that 100-foot cliff in California.

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Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra Hart—six beautiful black children, ranging in age from 12 to 19—were all adopted by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both white. On Jen’s Facebook page, it looked as if they were the perfect blended family, even earning the nickname “Hart Tribe” from friends. Then, on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC Yukon was found belly-up on the rocks below California’s Highway 1. The news of the murder-suicide shocked their friends and made national headlines, leaving many wondering what possibly led to the fatal crash. Could these lives have been saved?

Broken Harts, a new podcast from Glamour and HowStuffWorks, investigates this question with more than 30 never-before-heard interviews. Cohosts and Glamour editors Justine Harman and Elisabeth Egan and reporter Lauren Smiley follow the family’s journey from South Dakota through Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, and finally to that 100-foot cliff in California.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

kelly ,

Remember the children

The children names are Markis, Hannah, Abigail, Devonte, Jeremiah and Ciera, they were murdered by their adoption mothers as well as failed by racist adoption and foster care system. This is a painful listen that is full of what ifs........

HaHaBhog ,

Why the tiptoeing?

I found this a desperately sad listen, but it did seem that the presenters wanted to avoid judging the Hart’s so badly that they verge on over correcting and seem to excuse them instead. I found this really perplexing. Obviously there were deep seated issues that led to both choosing to commit suicide, but they also murdered six children. It’s strange that the word “murder” is not even used on the epilogue episode. They refer to the Harts a con-women and acknowledge the abuse but seem to lay all the blame at the system’s feet. There were definitely failings in that regard but the Harts were also 100% responsible for their actions and it’s just odd the podcast is so reluctant to say so.

ruth Laura ,

Broken Harts

So depressing to see how these children were utterly failed by the system or lack of system that should have protected them.
The exploitation and abuse of these children by these selfish monstrous women is not really discussed fully.
Seems the podcast is trying to find some justification for this unforgivable crime of mass murder of innocent and vulnerable children

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