9 episodes

Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.

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    • 4.4, 901 Ratings

Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.

    ​Introducing Unfinished: Deep South

    ​Introducing Unfinished: Deep South

    Unfinished: Deep South is a new historical true crime podcast produced by Witness Docs that races to resolve the unfinished business of a small Arkansas town by starting with one question: who lynched Isadore Banks?

    Sixty-six years after the murder a wealthy African American farmer and WWI veteran who found a way to prosper in the Jim Crow South, this investigative series attempts to restore his legacy and solve the crime before the story goes cold forever.

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    • 3 min
    Chapter 7: Maybe.

    Chapter 7: Maybe.

    An epilogue: what happened to my parents, Jones, and me.




    Music by Ray Lynch:




    “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “The Oh of Pleasure” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Clouds Below Your Knees ” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes




     

    This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com [madison-reed.com]) and Acer (www.acer.com [acer.com]).




    For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com.

    • 21 min
    Chapter 6: Gone

    Chapter 6: Gone

    Everything falls apart. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com.




    Music by Ray Lynch:




    “Clouds Below Your Knees ” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Green Is Here” from the album “Sky of Mind” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “The Oh of Pleasure” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Here & Never Found” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes




     

    This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com), Acer (www.acer.com), and Casper (www.casper.com)

    • 21 min
    Chapter 5: Initiation

    Chapter 5: Initiation

    I choose to join the group and finally meet Jones. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com.

    Music by Ray Lynch:

    “Here & Never Found” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “What to Remember to Be Happy” from the album “Truth is the Only Profound” -- iTunes

    “Pastorale” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

     

    This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com) and Acer (www.acer.com).

    • 27 min
    Chapter 4: The Fire

    Chapter 4: The Fire

    My parents get closer and closer to Jones.




    Music by Ray Lynch:




    “Here & Never Found” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “What to Remember to Be Happy” from the album “Truth is the Only Profound” -- iTunes

    “Pastorale” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes



    This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com) and Acer (www.acer.com).

    • 23 min
    Chapter 3: The Accusations and The Radiant Presence

    Chapter 3: The Accusations and The Radiant Presence

    The group becomes infamous.




    Music by Ray Lynch:




    “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

    “Rhythm in the Pews” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes



    This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com).

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
901 Ratings

901 Ratings

ShirleyJackson5 ,

Wrong about Jonestown

This is an interesting podcast but you misrepresented the MASSACRE at Jonestown in ep 3. Those people were murdered by Jim jones. Guns were held to their heads and they were forced to drink. Their children were taken away and murdered before they were forced to drink, themselves. They were victims and it is a disservice to them and their families to refer to it as “the largest mass suicide” in history. There are several interesting documentaries about that tragedy if you are interested.

Sissarae27 ,

Don’t waste your time

I’m left not feeling like I learned anything...

Isaac Q Lopez ,

Fascinating

A excellent podcast from the interviews to production value.

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