Broken Harts

Broken Harts

Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra Hart—six beautiful black children, ranging in age from 12 to 19—were all adopted by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both white. On Jen’s Facebook page, it looked as if they were the perfect blended family, even earning the nickname “Hart Tribe” from friends. Then, on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC Yukon was found belly-up on the rocks below California’s Highway 1. The news of the murder-suicide shocked their friends and made national headlines, leaving many wondering what possibly led to the fatal crash. Could these lives have been saved? Broken Harts, a new podcast from Glamour and HowStuffWorks, investigates this question with more than 30 never-before-heard interviews. Cohosts and Glamour editors Justine Harman and Elisabeth Egan and reporter Lauren Smiley follow the family’s journey from South Dakota through Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington, and finally to that 100-foot cliff in California.

Episodes

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? 

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In March 2018, two white moms and their six black kids drive off a California cliff. What are they running from? 

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December 11, 2018 26 min

Jennifer and Sarah Hart adopt two sets of siblings in three years. Chaos ensues—with an undercurrent of something else. Something sinister.

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December 18, 2018 34 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?

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January 1, 2019 25 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.

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January 8, 2019 28 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.

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January 14, 2019 35 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. 

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January 22, 2019 36 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.

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January 29, 2019 31 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?

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April 12, 2019 31 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?

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We’re excited to introduce “Broken Harts” fans to “What I Wore When,” a new show from Glamour and iHeartRadio. Here’s a special episode featuring “Broken Harts” host Justine Harman talking about what she wore on one of the most difficult days of her life: her best friend’s funeral.

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