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Jonestown - The Murder | 126
Cult leader Jim Jones used a dangerous mix of lies, abuse, and manipulation to control the members of his Peopleâ€™s Temple. The hold he had over his cult was so severe he convinced the members to move into the middle of the jungles of Guyana, AKA Jonestown. But, as the events unraveled so too did Jones. Failing health and a drug addiction fueled his craziness and led to a US Congressman flying to Guyana to see things for himself. The ensuing events led to the tragic murder of the Congressman and much of his party, then culminated in in the deaths of over 900 people at Jonestownâ€¦over a 3rd of which were kids. Jones convinced his followers to drink Flavor-Aid laced with Cyanide. Some drank of their own volition, some were forced, while many (including children) were injected. How does a diverse church group who set out to build a paradise on Earth, a Utopian society free from racism and hatred, end up unleashing hell on Earth that culminated in one of the greatest crimes in our modern times? We dive in deep this week. Plus, Conspiracy has decided heâ€™s going to be on Shark Tank, in an unrelated note he also decides he need to go to the aquarium, and finally Pecker, Kevin, and Chris Marcum all take a trip back to the lower 4th to finish this crazy topic. All of that and more on the podcast that has never met Jim Jones, but we know a guy who knows Jim Belushi - Hysteria 51. Research Assistant - Raymond Walden IV BooksRaven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People | Tim Reiterman The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple | Jeff GuinnVideosReturn to Jonestown- Survivors revisit site 40 years after the tragedy | Sunday Night Jonestown: Life and Death of Peoples Temple | DocumentaryJonestown: Paradise Lost | Documentary A People's Temple Meeting With Jim Jones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUE5OBwDpfsWebsitesWikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_JonesThe Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/17/an-apocalyptic-cult-900-dead-remembering-the-Jonestown-massacre-40-years-onTime - http://time.com/longform/Jonestown-aftermath/Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/Jonestown-jim-jones-bodies-memorial-756320/ Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/Jonestown-13-things-you-should-know-about-cult-massacre-121974/Biography -https://www.biography.com/people/jim-jones-10367607PBS - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/Jonestown-bio-jones/ThoughtCo - https://www.thoughtco.com/jim-jones-and-the-peoples-temple-1779897Alt Jonestown - https://Jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=14026Intro Music:Nervous Piano - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Aired 1 year ago 48:35
40 Years Later, What We Learned From Jonestown
On Nov. 18, 1978, an itinerant preacher, faith healer and civil rights activist named the Rev. Jim Jones led more than 900 of his followers to kill themselves by drinking cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at their Jonestown settlement in the jungle of Guyana. 40 years later, questions still linger regarding the Jonestown massacre and the man who inspired it. Journalist Jeff Guinn details how Jones captivated his followers in the book 'The Road to Jonestown.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli reviews the AMC spy thriller series 'Little Drummer Girl.'
Aired 11 months ago 41:20
Leo Ryan Pt. 2: Cataclysmic Cult
As the sun began to set in Guyana on November 18, 1978, five bodies laid dead on the Port Kaituma airstrip. But the real carnage was still to come. By nightfall, over 900 people would be dead at the Peoples Templeâ€™s Jonestown compound.Sponsors!Robinhood - Robinhood is giving listeners of Assassinations a FREE stock like Apple, Ford, or Sprint to help you build your portfolio. Sign up at Nations.Robinhood.com.Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/NATIONS to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes 2 minutes and wonâ€™t affect your credit!