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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, 3.9K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

xigbarf ,

So great, so fascinating

I was too young to remember when the mass suicides happened in real time but this podcast was all-consuming. I listened every chance I got and I was so unnerved, so sad for the victims and fell in love with podcasts like these.

The host has a wonderful voice and his storytelling went at a great pace where I was never bored, but wanted to hear more.

Even now, I think about Heaven's Gate often and it's been weeks. Thanks for lighting my obsession with cult mentality!

abroshar ,

Good story, great storyteller

What makes this story so riveting is Glynn Washington’s expressive telling of it. His pacing is terrific, and he has so much empathy for everyone involved in these very real events. Highly recommended.

Combat Boots & T ,

Great storytelling (without fiction to guide it)

Interesting story about the events that happened. I ended up looking deeper into this cult after the pod was over. It gave me a really good look into the people effected and how they were encapsulated by promises.

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