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Dear Franklin Jones

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Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.

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Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.

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I’m learning a lot

By falconeerfan1 - Jan 12 2020
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I don’t usually listen to biographical podcasts but this really got my my attention

Very Interesting Story

By SkylerJune - Oct 03 2019
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This was well done, a pleasant listen. And the story is quite intriguing.

iTunes Ratings

874 Ratings
Average Ratings
595
148
66
27
38

I’m learning a lot

By falconeerfan1 - Jan 12 2020
Read more
I don’t usually listen to biographical podcasts but this really got my my attention

Very Interesting Story

By SkylerJune - Oct 03 2019
Read more
This was well done, a pleasant listen. And the story is quite intriguing.
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Dear Franklin Jones

Latest release on Feb 24, 2020

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Rank #1: Chapter 7: Maybe.

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An epilogue: what happened to my parents, Jones, and me.
Music by Ray Lynch:
“Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“The Oh of Pleasure” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Clouds Below Your Knees ” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes
This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com [madison-reed.com]) and Acer (www.acer.com [acer.com]).
For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com.

Apr 11 2018

21mins

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Rank #2: Chapter 6: Gone

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Everything falls apart. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com.
Music by Ray Lynch:
“Clouds Below Your Knees ” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Green Is Here” from the album “Sky of Mind” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“The Oh of Pleasure” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Here & Never Found” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes
This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com), Acer (www.acer.com), and Casper (www.casper.com)

Apr 04 2018

21mins

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Rank #3: Chapter 5: Initiation

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I choose to join the group and finally meet Jones. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com.

Music by Ray Lynch:

“Here & Never Found” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

“What to Remember to Be Happy” from the album “Truth is the Only Profound” -- iTunes

“Pastorale” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes
This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com) and Acer (www.acer.com).

Mar 28 2018

27mins

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Rank #4: Chapter 4: The Fire

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My parents get closer and closer to Jones.
Music by Ray Lynch:
“Here & Never Found” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes

“What to Remember to Be Happy” from the album “Truth is the Only Profound” -- iTunes

“Pastorale” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes
This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com) and Acer (www.acer.com).

Mar 21 2018

23mins

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Rank #5: Chapter 3: The Accusations and The Radiant Presence

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The group becomes infamous.
Music by Ray Lynch:
“Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes

“Rhythm in the Pews” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes
This episode is brought to you by Madison Reed (www.madison-reed.com).

Mar 14 2018

28mins

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