12 episodes

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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    • 4.3, 9.6K Ratings

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.

    What ‘Broken Harts’ Host Justine Harman Wore to her Best Friend’s Funeral

    What ‘Broken Harts’ Host Justine Harman Wore to her Best Friend’s Funeral

    We’re excited to introduce “Broken Harts” fans to “What I Wore When,” a new show from Glamour and iHeartRadio. Here’s a special episode featuring “Broken Harts” host Justine Harman talking about what she wore on one of the most difficult days of her life: her best friend’s funeral.
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    • 33 min
    Introducing The Baron of Botox

    Introducing The Baron of Botox

    Dr. Fredric Brandt went from a small dermatology practice in Miami to being Madonna’s personal skincare consultant and the go-to for public figures desperate to stave off aging. His clients loved him. Fashion magazines profiled him. But as Brandt continued to build his empire—Coconut Grove mansions, Four Seasons suites, luxe Manhattan offices, absurd art collections—he was slowly becoming addicted to his own product, injecting himself with fillers and even working on his own face. As his fame exploded, the darkness inside only grew. Popular speculation has it that it was Martin Short’s scathing portrayal of a clearly-based-on-Brandt character in the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that pushed him to his death, but the truth is far more complicated. Baron of Botox traces the rise of Brandt’s empire and seeks to understand the ugliness that bloomed under his carefully curated facade. 
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    • 3 min
    "Two Questions, Eight People"

    "Two Questions, Eight People"

    A full year after the crash, Mendocino County performs an inquest into the incident.  The testimony, which takes place over the course of two days, reveals shocking new details and concludes with a heartbreaking conviction.  Now what?
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    • 36 min
    "There Were Good Times"

    "There Were Good Times"

    We visit the edge of the cliff six months later. Here's what we know—and what we don't. How do we reconcile the good with the bad? And where do we go from here?
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    • 36 min
    "Stone-Cold Narcissist"

    "Stone-Cold Narcissist"

    Jen is in the one in driver's seat, both literally and figuratively. But what makes her tick? And what was the state of Jen and Sarah’s relationship? Meet the people who try to answer these questions—and many more—after the crash.
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    • 42 min
    "Beautiful Black Boys"

    "Beautiful Black Boys"

    The Hart kids are "crack babies."  Developmentally-delayed. The victims of racist attacks. There are so many family stories, but each one has the same theme: Jen and Sarah are saviors. 
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
9.6K Ratings

9.6K Ratings

Mia.11 ,

Thank You

For a very difficult story to sit through, the investigators/narrators did an excellent job at telling it and were sensitive and empathic in their reporting. Thanks very much for an excellent podcast.

vakirtzis ,

Hart’s

Very well researched. Please slow down when talking . I have noticed this rapid speech on several podcasts.

BoyMomKrista79 ,

Suggested by a friend ♡︎

I cannot believe I hadn’t heard of this case! This podcast is very well done and absolutely heartbreaking. I binged it in 2 days {I listen all day at work lol} Definitely worth a listen!!

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