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Dear Franklin Jones

By Stitcher & Jonathan Hirsch

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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.

Customer Reviews


Started listening yesterday. This is gut wrenching. It is sad how the history repeats itself. This is very similar to the recent revealed bizarre story about the brazilian gury “Joao de Deus”.

Poor, flat story telling

Most exciting part of this series was reading the description, then all down hill from there.


Very interesting concept - but the timeline is frustrating and was sometimes hard to follow. Great idea but mediocre execution of it.