Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate

CATEGORY: History
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. "Heaven's Gate: The Cult of Cults," is now a four-part docuseries inspired by this podcast, streaming on HBO Max.
  1. October 02, 2017
    5 min
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    Coming soon… Heaven’s Gate
    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. Su…
  2. October 18, 2017
    35 min
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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.
  3. October 25, 2017
    40 min
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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.
  4. November 01, 2017
    44 min
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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.
  5. November 08, 2017
    38 min
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    4: The Host
    Host Glynn Washington shares more from his personal story of growing up in a cult.
  6. November 15, 2017
    40 min
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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.
  7. November 29, 2017
    41 min
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    6: The Choice
    Frank and Erika, a couple in love, join a celibate group. Years later, Do poses a fateful question.
  8. December 06, 2017
    45 min
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    7: The Programming
    Gail Maeder was smart, fun and happy, before she joined Heaven’s Gate. What got into her head?
  9. December 13, 2017
    51 min
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    8: The Unknowns
    This week - the “what if” questions surrounding Heaven’s Gate. Plus, your stories.
  10. December 20, 2017
    48 min
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    9: The Comet
    Heaven’s Gate members get the sign they’ve been waiting for.
  11. December 27, 2017
    53 min
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    10: The Class
    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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    7 min
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