• Canonical True Crime

Episode Nine: Poisoned Punch

Episode Nine: Poisoned Punch is the story of the Peoples Temple Cult, leading up to the horrific November day when nearly 1000 people took their own lives.

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A Transcript of this episode can be found here:


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This episode's sources:

Source List:

Wikipedia

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

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

Britannica

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Peoples-Temple

Rolling Stone

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

The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/before-the-tragedy-at-jonestown-the-people-of-peoples-temple-had-a-dream-103151

PBS

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/jonestown-california/

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/jonestown-guyana/

History.com

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

The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/17/an-apocalyptic-cult-900-dead-remembering-the-jonestown-massacre-40-years-on

NZIFF

https://www.nziff.co.nz/2006/archive/jonestown-the-life-and-death-of-peoples-temple/

BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46241372

ABC News

https://abcnews.go.com/International/peoples-temple-members-describe-horrors-jonestown-massacre-day/story?id=57887375

TIME

https://time.com/longform/jonestown-aftermath/

FBI

https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/jonestown



Audio Files

The Rev. Jim Jones, et al. (The Peoples Temple cult), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Peoples_Temple_Cult_Death_Tape_Q042.ogg


Images:

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