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About the Podcast

In 1997, thirty-nine people took their own lives in an apparent mass suicide. The events captivated the media and had people across the planet asking the same question...‘Why?’ 20 years later, those who lost loved ones and those who still believe - tell their story. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment.

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Here’s a first glimpse through Heaven’s Gate - into the group’s decades-long history, as told by family, followers, experts, and the leaders themselves. Whatever you think you know - prepare to be surprised. Subscribe now and hear the first episode on October 18th.

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1: THe Seekers

The Heaven's Gate faithful weren't freaks or space cadets. They were regular people, hungry for something more. They were Seekers. 

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2: THE TWO

It's one thing to join a group your mom would call a cult. It's another thing when your mom starts one.

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3: The Mothers

While The Two are recruiting new members into their nomadic lifestyle, one woman is trying desperately to make contact.

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4:  THE HOST

Host Glynn Washington shares more from his personal story of growing up in a cult.

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5: THE TAPE

After a sudden death in the group, Do sends a private, awkward, illuminating, confusing tape to Terrie Nettles. 

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Frank and Erika were in love. Then they joined a celibate group. Almost 20 years later, their love starts bubbling to the surface, just as Do poses a fateful question.

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6: The Choice


7: The Programming

Gail Maeder was smart, fun and happy, before she joined Heaven’s Gate. What got into her head?

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8: The Unknowns

This week - the “what if” questions surrounding Heaven’s Gate. Plus, your stories.

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