Podcasts on Jonestown: A Compendium

Escape from Jonestown n.d. only available through Audible

Morning Cup of Murder (May 13, 2022)

Weird Darkness
May 10, 2022: “Did the CIA orchestrate the Jonestown Massacre?”
July 8, 2022: “Issues caused to First Responders”

The Return of the Repressed (May 11, May 18, May 25, June 1, 2022)

• Szürke Zóna Podcast (“Grey Area Podcast”), Hungarian (Magyarországról), “A jonestowni tömeges szektaöngyilkosság” (“The Jonestown mass cult-suicide”) (2022) NEW
Part 1
Part 2

The Alarmist (April 5, 2022)

The Worldview Clash Clash (February & March 2021)

A six-part series that looks at “the Peoples Temple Movement from a biblical Worldview,” by Jason Burger (22 minutes)


Paranoid Planet (March & April 2021)

Episode 3.4: “The Cultic Culture Club” (part 4), an interview with Jonestown Institute co-director Fielding McGehee by Michel Gagne (111 minutes)

What’s Wrong with Them? (March 8, 2021)

BBC Heart & Soul: Jonestown: From Socialism to Slaughter (December 2020)

Part 1, 12/4, 2020 (27 minutes)) & Part 2, 12/11 2020 (27 minutes), by Erin Martin
Originally broadcast on BBC World Service, this two-part program explores “intimate questions of faith and spirituality” from around the world. The basic Peoples Temple story is presented along with warning signs, which are paired with segments of interviews with Tim Carter, Leslie Wagner-Wilson, Jordan Vilchez, Stephan Jones, Vera Washington, and Fielding McGehee, and recordings from the Peoples Temple archives.


Silent Command (November 2020)

Hurry, My Children: A Jonestown and Peoples Temple Audio History, by Mike Appelstein (114 minutes)
The podcaster’s discussion of the program and his listing of sources appears here.


Mr. Bunker’s Conspiracy Time (March 4, 2020)

Vice Extremes (February 27, 2020)

Escaping a Cult, an interview with Vernon Gosney (45 minutes)


Even the Podcast is Afraid (formerly known as “Storytime”) (January 20, February 2, February 10,  & February 24, 2020)

Oversight: Jonestown (November-December 2019)

Introducing Oversight: Jonestown (2 minutes)
24 Hours (31 minutes)
Descent Into Madness (30 minutes)
The Cover Up (19 minutes)
Final Warnings (36 minutes)
Who’s To Blame (34 minutes)
Epilogue: Shattered Lives (30 minutes)

Additional online articles from CQ Roll Call Magazine appear at https://www.rollcall.com/jonestown/

Historic.ly (October 18, 2019)


Anthology of Horror (June 27, July 3, July 6, July 11, 2019)

Necromipod (April 2019)


Midnight Writer News (April 9, 2018 & July 31, 2018)

The Truth about True Crime with Amanda Knox (2018-2019)

Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
Part 1: Making a Monster (25 minutes)
Part 2: Rainbow Family (21 minutes)
Part 3: California Dreaming (27 minutes)
Part 4: Losing Control (25 minutes)
Part 5: Promised Land (26 minutes)
Part 6: No Escape (34 minutes)
Part 7: Life After Jonestown (25 minutes)


AllOutAttack (February 14, 2019)


Transmissions from Jonestown (2017-2018) (Article by Shannon Howard, podcast creator)


Bloody Classic (January 7, 2019)


Criminal Broads: The Podcast (November 14, 2018)


Open Minds on Air (July 28, 2018)


Murder Made Me Famous (July 27, 2018)

Jim Jones (49 minutes)


RadioJustice.org (March 2018)

The Breakdown (59 minutes)
An interview with Jonestown survivor Leslie Wagner Wilson and writer Sikivu Hutchinson


The Last Podcast on the Left (2018) [2022 note: These seem to be offline now, but if you google “last podcast on the left jonestown spotify”, you can find them that way.]


Cults (2017 – 2018)


The After Midnight Podcast (2017)


Casefile True Crime (2017) (Reviewed by Jason Dikes)

Jonestown (Part 1) (83 minutes)
Jonestown (Part 2) (59 minutes)
Jonestown (Part 3) (58 minutes)


Dark History Podcast (2017) (Reviewed by Jason Dikes)

Episode 05: The Rise of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple (Part 1) (91 minutes)
Episode 06: The Jonestown Massacre (Part 2) (88 minutes) [Editor’s note: The URL for this podcast edition is defunct.]
Minisode 01: Jonestown Conspiracy Theories (Part 3) (40 minutes) [Editor’s note: The URL for this podcast edition is defunct.]


History Untold (2017)

Jonestown Massacre (13 minutes)


Jim Harold’s Crime Scene (2017)


Secret Transmission Podcast (2017)


Killers, Cults & Nutjobs (2016) (Reviewed by Jason Dikes)


Unpopular Culture (2016)


Ask Historians (2015) (Reviews by Jason Dikes and Ailsa Lung)


Liar City (2015) (Reviewed by Jason Dikes)


The Podcast of Doom (2015)


Sword and Scale (2015)

Episode 50 (108 minutes)


Thinking Sideways Podcast (2015)

The Mills Family (also here) (70 minutes)


Those Conspiracy Guys (2015) (Reviewed by Jason Dikes)


Timesuck (2015) (Reviewed by Jason Dikes)


Eavesdrop (2015) (Reviewed by Jason Dikes)

Originally posted on February 9th, 2018.

Last modified on October 31st, 2022.
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