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Transmissions From Jonestown

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On November 18 1978 Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple died in Jonestown in what is considered to be the largest mass suicide in modern history. Locked deep within an FBI vault, the tapes chronicling the history of Peoples Temple were finally made public after 20 years. From Jim Jones shady beginning… read more

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Episode 21 Sunday Service Liar's Communion

August 15th, 2021


Jim Jones had a gift for recognizing and cultivating a person’s capacity for magical thinking or the belief that unrelated events are connected by …

Episode 20 Sunday Service Leave Room for the Holy Ghost

August 15th, 2021


The paranormal healing ministry drew new members into the movement with Jim Jones’ promises of supernatural support for the cause. The divine gifts …

Episode 19 Sunday Service Hands Clasped

August 15th, 2021


Welcome to the Sunday Service, a 3-part immersive experience exploring Jim Jones’ paranormal ministry and the mystery of the nine gifts of the holy …

Episode 18 Where there's smoke

May 21st, 2021


Denise was three years old when her family first joined the Peoples Temple. Like so many early childhood memories, obscured by the lenses of time or …

Episode 17 He's Able

March 5th, 2021


Music was often peoples first, and last impression of Peoples Temple. From the moment you walked into a temple service, the music created a certain atmosphere. The voices of the choir lifted the spirits of the …

Episode 16 MK United

January 2nd, 2021


Jim Jones will be remembered  as the notorious cult leader who betrayed his followers trust and orchestrated their deaths. Join us as we examine the …

Episode 15 The Nuclear Family

December 16th, 2020


Irrational fear opens the floodgates of our imaginations unleashing upon ourselves the monsters and demons we let live in our subconscious. In 1962 Jim Jones leaves his church in Indiana behind to travel to Belo …

Episode 14 Evangelical Profit

December 2nd, 2020


I believe in Jim Jones. Many of you have seen the photograph. An elderly woman dressed in her Sunday best with a resolute, if not revolutionary …

Episode 13 God's Highway

November 18th, 2020


Welcome back. All this time I was searching for the truth, I ignored the psychedelic elephant in the room. Former members of the temple, the survivors, have as many questions about what happened in Jonestown as I do. I …

Episode 12 Hill Of Dreamers

November 19th, 2019


41 years ago today the Jonestown massacre claimed the lives of 918 Americans. When the people of Jonestown died, their bodies remained where they fell for 4 days. Sprayed with pesticides and crowded into military body …

Episode 11 Ockham's Razor, Solving The Mystery Of Q875

November 18th, 2018


Q875, known as the November 19 mystery tape, with its static filled audio and found footage type origins, perplex and mystify those who choose to analyze it. A Jonestown survivor claims to hear the voice of Jim Jones …

Episode 10 Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself

November 18th, 2018


40 years ago, 918 Americans died in the largest mass murder/suicide in modern history. Defined by the last day of their lives, the people of Jonestown became a part of true crime lore, overshadowed by their charismatic …

Episode 9 Q875, Is It Too Late For Russia?

December 9th, 2017


What if everything you thought you knew about Jonestown was a lie? This is the final episode of Transmissions From Jonestown. Join us as we examine …

Episode 8 The Psychodelic Elephant

December 9th, 2017


Truth often requires those who search for it to accept coincidence as a form of nature. How are Jim Jones, Patty Hearst, Jack Ruby, and Sirhan Sirhan …

Episode 7 The Electric Koolaid Acid Tests

December 2nd, 2017


After world war two German scientists were recruited by the American military into intelligence programs. MKULTRA, a behavior modification program, used American citizens for its experiments after the war until 1974 …

Episode 6 Apostolic Socialism

December 1st, 2017


Guyana has a strange and fascinating history. Once believed to hide the lost city of El Dorado, the northwest territory of Guyana is home to a …

Episode 5 The Consequences Of Apathy

November 25th, 2017


Leo Ryan wasn’t the only publicly elected official assassinated the week of November 18. In the weeks following the mass tragedy in Jonestown, rumors …

Episode 4 The Death Tape

November 24th, 2017


Of all the evidence collected in Jonestown a single audio recording proved to the world that over 900 American citizens chose to drink cyanide laced …

Episode 3 Revolutionary Suicide

November 18th, 2017


Unable to delay Leo Ryan's congressional inquiry any longer, Jim Jones readied the settlement for what he believed to be an attempt to destroy the Peoples Temple by defectors. An elaborate show was performed in the …

Episode 2 Life In The Promised Land

November 17th, 2017


After the New West article, Jim Jones fled to his jungle compound bringing several hundred Peoples Temple members with him. The population of …

Episode 1 The Peoples Temple

November 7th, 2017


On November 18 1978, an entire community of United States Citizens died deep in the jungle of Guyana. At the command of  their charismatic leader …

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