12 episodes

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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.

Heaven's Gate Witness Docs

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    • 4.6 • 4.5K 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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.

    Coming soon… Heaven’s Gate

    Coming soon… Heaven’s Gate

    Here’s a first glimpse through Heaven’s Gate - into the group’s decades-long history, as told by family, followers, experts, and the leaders themselves. Whatever you think you know - prepare to be surprised. Subscribe now and hear the first episode on October 18th. More info at www.heavensgate.show.

    • 5 min
    1: The Seekers

    1: The Seekers

    The Heaven's Gate faithful weren't freaks or space cadets. They were regular people, hungry for something more. They were Seekers. 

    • 35 min
    2: The Two

    2: The Two

    It's one thing to join a group your mom would call a cult. It's another thing when your mom starts one.

    • 40 min
    3: The Mothers

    3: The Mothers

    While The Two are recruiting new members into their nomadic lifestyle, one woman is trying desperately to make contact.

    • 44 min
    4: The Host

    4: The Host

    Host Glynn Washington shares more from his personal story of growing up in a cult.

    • 38 min
    5: The Tape

    5: The Tape

    After a sudden death in the group, Do sends a private, awkward, illuminating, confusing tape to Terrie Nettles.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

SadieMCB ,

Thought provoking, and respectful.

I have always been interested in the story of Heavens Gate. I have never heard the story shared in such depth, and more importantly to me, more respectfully of the people rather than the final act. I enjoyed each episode and the host had wonderful cadence that made listening to this podcast engaging. The interviews with family and past/current followers were so heartfelt. This was fantastic and I will recommend this to everyone.

kiIIacaliboy ,

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What happened to this podcast?

Carolina c: ,

Enjoyed it!!

Love how the host has some back ground and can relate to the cult mentality, gives real emotion to the members that are deceased. It’s respectful, which is something you don’t find with a lot of other podcast/host. Love his voice and listening it’s smooth and reassuring.

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