Peoples Temple Part Two: Jonestown

Jonestown was the ultimate location for isolation and control, and when things went south, Jim Jones’ deathgrip on his Temple members took a darker turn, killing all 918 people at Jonestown in an act of “revolutionary suicide”.

Show Notes

Trigger Warning: Talk of death, mass suicide, violence, religion.

Join us in part two of our two part deep dive into Jonestown, Jim Jones and his Peoples Temple, where we continue the breakdown of exactly what went down at Jonestown and Kaituma, between the mass suicide, child killings, and slaughter of US Congressman and media, and the aftermath. 


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