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Author: Stitcher & Pineapple Street Media, Glynn Washington

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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. More info at www.heavensgate.show.
1: The Seekers

1: The Seekers

2017-10-1835:5811

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

2: The Two

2017-10-2540:3010

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

3: The Mothers

2017-11-0144:567

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

4: The Host

2017-11-0838:592

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

5: The Tape

2017-11-1540:226

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

6: The Choice

2017-11-2941:261

Frank and Erika, a couple in love, join a celibate group. Years later, Do poses a fateful question.
7: The Programming

7: The Programming

2017-12-0645:506

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

8: The Unknowns

2017-12-1351:081

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

9: The Comet

2017-12-2048:482

Heaven’s Gate members get the sign they’ve been waiting for.
10: The Class

10: The Class

2017-12-2754:123

39 people exit their vehicles, and stun the world. Families, classmates and the rest of us grapple with what comes after.
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Comments (62)

Steffie

The Heaven's Gate podcast tackles a very difficult and traumatic subject with great nuance & respect to everyone involved. If you ever asked 'why would / how could they?' this is the podcast for you.

Aug 17th
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Steffie

Episode 10 packs a punch, even compared to the rest of the Heaven's Gate podcast. I literally cried. Damn.

Aug 17th
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Alisha♊

be getting

Dec 28th
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princessLAYLA

oh lord🔦

Dec 3rd
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Reid Morris

Really awesome show! Very interesting, and really well done. (ps: what's the opening song?)

Nov 21st
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vokaglub

Interesting and well done. Can't recommend it enough!

Aug 11th
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tom barret

great story telling...but you messed up when you made it about you..wrecked the flow.

Jul 9th
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Victoria Frankland

wow you can hear the joy in the shift in Frank's voice! AMAZING!

Jul 8th
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Laura Stiefel

This was so well done. I really appreciated the time and effort that went into making this an engaging and sympathetic story. My heart breaks for those who lost loved ones thought the course of the story.

Mar 6th
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Emily Yeoman

I can't believe they hid her mothers death, and then not even stay to explain.

Feb 19th
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Joe Howard

intergalactic nonsense.. the perfect description for the gullibility of some people. It's baffling how anyone could fall for this. Granted aliens are more likely than gods

Feb 13th
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Peter Armellino

Really enjoyed the podcast but I wish it would have moved a little quicker. A lot of filler and musical interludes. Besides that great job.

Feb 7th
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Irma Benavidez Chesnutt

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Jan 29th
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Sadie Gruber

So amazing. Thank you to everyone on the team to make this happen, and to everyone who spoke about Heaven's Gate. I've heard about this group from many podcasts, and so many of them gloss over the beliefs of Heaven's Gate, over who the Class really was. They deserve to be remembered as people who found their place and did everything they could to keep it. They have truly reached the Next Level.

Jan 21st
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Gauri Godbole

it was an amazing podcast...👍

Jan 13th
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Walter Parker Jr.

Wow. What an amazing doc. I welled up during the last episode...

Jan 8th
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Jerome Isidera

How can i be a member?

Jan 8th
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Rusty Hunt

this podcast is in same class as s-town and other ones like the Richard Simmons podcast..in terms of storytelling.

Jan 6th
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Shay-La Gooding

Amazing Podcast👌👌 Thank you!

Jan 5th
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Leslie Nelson

Great job. Not unsubbing this in case you do something else.

Dec 31st
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