Broken Harts

Broken Harts

On March 23, 2018, Sarah and Jennifer Hart packed their six adopted children into their SUV and left their home in Woodland, Washington, only a few hours after a representative from Child Protective Services rang their doorbell, intending to follow up on a child welfare call. Three days later, a passerby spotted the car upside down at the bottom of a 100-foot cliff off U.S. Highway 101 near Mendocino, California. All the people inside or found nearby were dead: the two moms (who were white) and four of the kids (who were black). Two kids (also black) are still missing but presumed dead. In the weeks following the crash, upsetting details emerged about the Harts. None of the victims in the car were wearing seatbelts. Jen, the driver, had a blood alcohol content that was over the legal limit; and in the bodies of Sarah and two of the kids, the coroner found diphenhydramine, an ingredient commonly found in allergy medicines like Benadryl. Though they appeared to be a tight-kn... Show More

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August 15, 2019 3 min

Five years ago, veteran journalist Jasmyn Morris discovered a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors, and the fact that it’d been used to commit a triple murder. From iHeart Radio and Hit Home Media, this is the story of a man who had a hand in many of Motown’s hits, the hit on his family, an elusive author, a literal murder manual, and how the drive for money can sometimes cost too much. Hit Man is now... Read more

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August 8, 2019 3 min

Season Two of Hell And Gone, hosted by writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend, launches July 24. After tracking down new leads in the murder of Rebekah Gould in season one, season two focuses on the 1989 death of 16-year-old Janie Ward in Marshall, Arkansas. Janie died mysteriously at a party at a cabin in the woods, and in the 30 years since her death, no one has been able to determine what or who killed her. The first... Read more

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June 27, 2019 1 min

What happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers? What are the consequences to a person's psyche? From iHeartRadio and TenderfootTV comes a new podcast about twisted serial killers and one man's journey through their stories. Listen to the first two episodes of Monster Presents: Insomniac here.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/p... Read more

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May 21, 2019 10 min

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years.This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now ... Read more

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April 11, 2019 34 min

A full year after the crash, Mendocino County performs an inquest into the incident.  The testimony, which takes place over the course of two days, reveals shocking new details and concludes with a heartbreaking conviction.  Now what? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 29, 2019 34 min

We visit the edge of the cliff six months later. Here's what we know—and what we don't. How do we reconcile the good with the bad? And where do we go from here? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 22, 2019 39 min

Jen is in the one in driver's seat, both literally and figuratively. But what makes her tick? And what was the state of Jen and Sarah’s relationship? Meet the people who try to answer these questions—and many more—after the crash. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 14, 2019 37 min

The Hart kids are "crack babies."  Developmentally-delayed. The victims of racist attacks. There are so many family stories, but each one has the same theme: Jen and Sarah are saviors.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 8, 2019 31 min

The trouble starts when a teacher notices a bruise on Hannah Hart's arm. It follows Jen and Sarah Hart across three states, to the blue house in Woodland, Washington, where they're supposed to get a fresh start. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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January 1, 2019 28 min

The Harts' neighbors don't know what's going on with the family on the other side of the driveway. Until one day, Devonte Hart starts begging for food. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 18, 2018 37 min

Welcome to the fantastical world of the Harts. What's real? What's imaginary? And how does a private family end up in so many incredibly public moments? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 11, 2018 29 min

Jennifer and Sarah Hart adopt two sets of siblings in three years. Chaos ensues—with an undercurrent of something else. Something sinister. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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December 4, 2018 37 min

In March 2018, two white moms and their six black kids drive off a California cliff. What are they running from?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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November 19, 2018 3 min

Two white moms. Six adopted black kids. One car found upside down at the bottom of a cliff. What went wrong?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

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