TWIH 22: The Jonestown Massacre

The bodies of five people, including Rep. Leo J. Ryan (D-Calif.), on the airstrip at Port Kaituma, Guyana, after an ambush by members of the Peoples Temple cult, Nov. 18, 1978.

On this week’s episode, Kevin talks about the Jonestown Massacre of November 18, 1978.  Cult leader Jim Jones took his congregation from San Francisco to the jungles of Guyana when the San Francisco Chronicle published an expose on Jones’ abuses in 1977, and convinced his followers to commit mass suicide after temple security murdered a U.S. congressman.

The documentary Kevin referenced is called “Jonestown, The Life and Death of the People’s Temple” Available on YouTube through this link.

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