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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...Show More
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42:16 | Sep 24th, 2018

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Introducing ARRVLS

21:37 | Apr 20th, 2018

Introducing ARRVLS, from Dear Franklin Jones producer Jonathan Hirsch. Each episode is a first-person account of the revelations that unwind after a life-altering experience. On this episode, we meet Oyevind. After traveling the world for years, ...Show More
Chapter 7: Maybe.

19:48 | Apr 11th, 2018

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 You...Show More
Chapter 6: Gone

20:20 | Apr 4th, 2018

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...Show More
Chapter 5: Initiation

27:59 | Mar 28th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Chapter 4: The Fire

22:05 | Mar 21st, 2018

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...Show More
Chapter 3: The Accusations and The Radiant Presence

27:14 | Mar 14th, 2018

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 Br...Show More
Chapter 2: Origin Myths

23:15 | Mar 7th, 2018

How a guy from Long Island became ‘the original giver king.' 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 “Rhythm in t...Show More
Chapter 1: Waking Up

24:47 | Feb 28th, 2018

My mom and dad find each other. And Franklin Jones. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com. Music by Ray Lynch: “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes “Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfas...Show More
Coming Soon: Dear Franklin Jones

02:30 | Feb 13th, 2018

Jonathan Hirsch's family had a secret. They followed a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. Join Hirsch as he embarks on a journey to figure out his past. Subscribe to Dear Franklin Jones now and hear the first episode on February 28t...Show More