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Transmissions From Jonestown

The Attention Span Recovery Project

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Transmissions From Jonestown

Transmissions From Jonestown

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.

Latest Episodes

The Peoples Temple

EOn 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 lost their lives, some believed they were committing a revolutionary act of suicide, others were forced or coerced by the group. Join us as we investigate how it all began.

44 min2017 NOV 7
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The Peoples Temple

Life In The Promised Land

EJim 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 over the loudspeakers warning the community of a coming siege. The atmosphere in Jonestown was tense and chaotic, the people toiled 10 hours a day in the fields as Jim Jones slipped into a drug induced waking nightmare. Join us as we investigate life in Jonestown.

46 min2017 NOV 18
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Life In The Promised Land

Revolutionary Suicide

EUnable 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 served. As the Jonestown Express played on, a note was passed to newsman Don Harris that said, "HELP US GET OUT OF JONESTOWN". This episode focuses on Jonestown, on its last day on earth.

48 min2017 NOV 18
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Revolutionary Suicide

The Death Tape

EOf 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 together from earlier white nights and planning commission meetings in which suicide drills took place? Join us as we analyze the death tape.

56 min2017 NOV 25
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The Death Tape

The Consequences Of Apathy

EIn the wake of false news reports, the world struggled to understand what had happened to the Peoples Temple. For the few who made it out of Jonestown, the process of reentering society was traumatic. Surviving the lonely road home in a world demanding answerers robbed many survivors of their grief. Join us as we investigate what became of the Peoples Temple.

61 min2017 NOV 25
Comments
The Consequences Of Apathy

Apostolic Socialism

EGuyana 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 its mysterious mountains, mid century Guyana emerged as a newly independent nation lost in a world of espionage. Join us as we investigate why Guyana was chosen to be Jim Jones’s socialist paradise.

55 min2017 DEC 2
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Apostolic Socialism

The Electric Koolaid Acid Tests

EAfter 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. As society attempted to understand how a massacre like Jonestown could happen, many theorized that the Peoples Temple were victims of a CIA medical experiment. Join us as we investigate Jonestown conspiracy theories and MKULTRA.

63 min2017 DEC 2
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The Electric Koolaid Acid Tests

The Psychodelic Elephant

ETruth 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.

66 min2017 DEC 9
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The Psychodelic Elephant

Q875, Is It Too Late For Russia?

EWhat 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.

61 min2017 DEC 9
Comments
Q875, Is It Too Late For Russia?

Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself

E40 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 leader Jim Jones. We all know how the Peoples Temple died, but how did they live? The Attention Span Recovery Project is proud to present this memorial special, honoring the lives of the people of Jonestown, told by the survivors who knew and loved them.

65 min2018 NOV 18
Comments
Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself

Latest Episodes

The Peoples Temple

EOn 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 lost their lives, some believed they were committing a revolutionary act of suicide, others were forced or coerced by the group. Join us as we investigate how it all began.

44 min2017 NOV 7
Comments
The Peoples Temple

Life In The Promised Land

EJim 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 over the loudspeakers warning the community of a coming siege. The atmosphere in Jonestown was tense and chaotic, the people toiled 10 hours a day in the fields as Jim Jones slipped into a drug induced waking nightmare. Join us as we investigate life in Jonestown.

46 min2017 NOV 18
Comments
Life In The Promised Land

Revolutionary Suicide

EUnable 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 served. As the Jonestown Express played on, a note was passed to newsman Don Harris that said, "HELP US GET OUT OF JONESTOWN". This episode focuses on Jonestown, on its last day on earth.

48 min2017 NOV 18
Comments
Revolutionary Suicide

The Death Tape

EOf 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 together from earlier white nights and planning commission meetings in which suicide drills took place? Join us as we analyze the death tape.

56 min2017 NOV 25
Comments
The Death Tape

The Consequences Of Apathy

EIn the wake of false news reports, the world struggled to understand what had happened to the Peoples Temple. For the few who made it out of Jonestown, the process of reentering society was traumatic. Surviving the lonely road home in a world demanding answerers robbed many survivors of their grief. Join us as we investigate what became of the Peoples Temple.

61 min2017 NOV 25
Comments
The Consequences Of Apathy

Apostolic Socialism

EGuyana 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 its mysterious mountains, mid century Guyana emerged as a newly independent nation lost in a world of espionage. Join us as we investigate why Guyana was chosen to be Jim Jones’s socialist paradise.

55 min2017 DEC 2
Comments
Apostolic Socialism

The Electric Koolaid Acid Tests

EAfter 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. As society attempted to understand how a massacre like Jonestown could happen, many theorized that the Peoples Temple were victims of a CIA medical experiment. Join us as we investigate Jonestown conspiracy theories and MKULTRA.

63 min2017 DEC 2
Comments
The Electric Koolaid Acid Tests

The Psychodelic Elephant

ETruth 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.

66 min2017 DEC 9
Comments
The Psychodelic Elephant

Q875, Is It Too Late For Russia?

EWhat 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.

61 min2017 DEC 9
Comments
Q875, Is It Too Late For Russia?

Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself

E40 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 leader Jim Jones. We all know how the Peoples Temple died, but how did they live? The Attention Span Recovery Project is proud to present this memorial special, honoring the lives of the people of Jonestown, told by the survivors who knew and loved them.

65 min2018 NOV 18
Comments
Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself
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