14 episodes

On November 18, 1978 Jim Jones led 918 people to their deaths at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project settlement - better known as Jonestown. This series will detail the story from the beginning in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the tragic end in the jungle of Guyana.

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On November 18, 1978 Jim Jones led 918 people to their deaths at the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project settlement - better known as Jonestown. This series will detail the story from the beginning in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the tragic end in the jungle of Guyana.

    When Evil Blew into Jonestown

    When Evil Blew into Jonestown

    In episode thirteen we will cover the final day at Jonestown, as well as play Q042 'The Death Tape'.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Congressman

    The Congressman

    In episode twelve Congressman Leo Ryan gives up being cordial in his attempts to visit Jonestown, and travels to Guyana. Peoples Temple lawyers Mark Lane and Donald Freed continue to fuel Jones' paranoia for unclear reasons, and punishments take a turn for the worse.
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    • 55 min
    The Beginning To An End

    The Beginning To An End

    In episode eleven Jim Jones introduces a poison test while armed guards stood by to make sure everyone drank. Debbie Layton defected as Jim Jones' conspiracy thinking was fueled more by Donald Freed, Mark Lane, and Joe Mazor - and at the same time Leo Ryan was finally ready to visit Jonestown.
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    • 58 min
    I Will Fight

    I Will Fight

    In episode ten Jim Jones officially arrived in Jonestown, and the mood of everything turned dark. The custody dispute over John Victor came to a head, and Jones introduced the first of many White Nights.
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    • 47 min
    The New West Article

    The New West Article

    In episode nine Jim Jones' ego was feeding from his successes in 1976, however in 1977 things came crashing down. New West Magazine did the first investigation of The Peoples Temple, and it changed everything.
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    • 38 min
    Building the Promised Land

    Building the Promised Land

    In episode eight Jim Jones finds a place to start building Jonestown. Jones has another run-in with law enforcement, and starts to insert himself with prominent San Francisco politicians.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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219 Ratings

219 Ratings

MoonLove87 ,

Sooooo Good! Couldn’t Stop Listening

I wanted to listen to the first episode just so I could leave this review. I’ve watched and read lots of articles and documentaries over this particular subject and most of the information feels so repetitive and redundant. Because of burnout on the topic, I did not think I would listen to all of these episodes immediately. I started and I COULD NOT STOP. Thanks to Ian for the in-depth research and use of all the audio clips. This telling of the story was very unique and I really enjoyed it. Thanks so much!!

10917K ,

AMAZING!

Started with listening to Necronomipod and became aware of this podcast. Glad I did! Instantly got sucked into this and accomplished absolutely nothing else. Thought I knew all there was to know about Jim Jones but this was full of so much info that I didn’t know.

Pita meg ,

Great coverage

This is an amazing coverage of this story!

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