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Episode 57: The Bloody & The Nutty: Jonestown

In this week's episode, we cover what's possibly the most well known cult cases in history: Jonestown. Jim Jones and his People's Temple sounded like the perfect, ideal way of living, until it wasn't. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And remember, don't drink the...flavor-aid.


Reverend Jim Jones

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Rev._Jim_Jones%2C_1977_%28cropped%292.jpg


Jim Jones & His Wife Marcelene

https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/2fd40861cba53743b72bbea2e963d9de6638a010/0_0_4309_2910/master/4309.jpg?width=445&quality=45&auto=format&fit=max&dpr=2&s=b0d4fb6458b55f6b4e8e442457f18ef5


Jonestown Settlement in Guyana (South America)

https://s.abcnews.com/images/US/peoples-temple-jonestown-02-ap-jef-180920_hpMain_1_16x9_992.jpg


Congressman Leo Ryan – Murdered in Jonestown

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Leo_Ryan.jpg


Leo Ryan arriving in Guyana

https://preview.redd.it/lxch8j63x6e51.jpg?auto=webp&s=6d6a5a01be5e59339a522fdf97bd521c60c98ebc Aerial footage of Jonestown Massacre Aftermath

https://kennerly.com/wp-content/gallery/classic2/042_693_Jonestown-120.jpg


Aftermath Photo

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/jonestown-guyana-many-of-the-bodies-in-jonestown-were-found-clutching-picture-id515410840?s=612x612



Episode Sources: https://www.history.com/topics/crime/jonestown

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jim-Jones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples_Temple

https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/jonestown-13-things-you-should-know-about-cult-massacre-121974/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown

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