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Broken Harts

A Society and Culture podcast featuring Justine Harman and Elisabeth Egan
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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.


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Sarah Breau reviewed this podcast on Mar 13th, 2019
"I was intensely curious about the Hart family, so I listened to all of this limited-run podcast. I think the structure could have been stronger. The episodes didn't stand alone, and there wasn't a strong story arc. I think the writers did the best they could, given that there doesn't seem to have been a lot of information out there about the family. Despite not having all the answers, this podcast does an excellent job of diving into the story. Recommended."

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Aug 29th, 2018
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Apr 12th, 2019
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