Transmissions From Jonestown
By The Attention Span Recovery Project
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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 beginnings as a faith healer to that final tragic night that his loyal followers drank the Koolaide. Join us as we piece together the history of Peoples Temple and try to understand what led to their demise.
||ExplicitEpisode 9 Q875, Is It Too Late For Russia?||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 new evidence that not only challenges popular theory, but history itself.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 The Psychodelic Elephant||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 all connected? Find out as we go further down the rabbit hole.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 The Electric Koolaid Acid Tests||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 when the program went underground....||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 Apostolic Socialism||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 violent mythology predating the Jonestown massacre by hundreds of years. Mined for its gold and known for...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 The Consequences Of Apathy||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 of a Peoples Temple hit squad terrified the concerned relatives and survivors. In the wake of false..||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 The Death Tape||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 Kool-aid on the command of their cult leader Jim Jones. But what if the tape was edited? Or spliced...||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 Revolutionary Suicide||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 pavilion and fried chicken was...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 Life In The Promised Land||After the New West article, Jim Jones fled to his jungle compound bringing several hundred Peoples Temple members with him. The population of Jonestown exploded from about 50 to over 900 residents. Resources and food were scarce and Jim Jones rambled...||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 The Peoples Temple||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 Rev. Jim Jones 909 members of the peoples temple agricultural project lost their lives, some...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Production is a bit much
Good narration. It's very good information but the music is jarring; edging towards sensationalist. Audio footage can be long and as such it's easy to lose the narrative line.
When I was 11 years old, my church had a showing of The Guyana Tragedy starring Powers Booth at one of the services and it traumatized me. I remember the news footage of all the bodies and I have this overwhelming need to understand what happened. This podcast has the FBI tapes from Jonestown. It is fascinating and insightful. There is more to this tragedy than meets the eye and this podcast is a must for anyone who wants to know more about the People’s Temple and Jonestown.
A mindbending journey!
Be prepared to bust out the nightlight after listening, because you're going to need it! The feeling behind this podcast is tangible, in the form of the hairs on the back of your neck, as the music and audio clips take this experience from documentary into full-blown audio adventure. From the spiritual to the political, from the blossoming of hopes to the edging miasma of paranoia and fear, no stone is left unturned and what lies beneath them will leave you questioning everything.