Family Ghosts

~ Season Two ~


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More episodes from Season Two…

As part of our production process for this episode, we recorded new takes of Kirya’s songs about her family - but, as you probably noticed, the versions you hear in the story aren’t the full tracks. You can hear the complete recordings below - and, in the case of “Come Home,” a different version of the song. These recordings feature Kirya Traber on vocals, Emma Alabaster on bass and vocals, Ashley Phillips on guitar and vocals, and Ariana Kala Brame on drums.



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Learn more about the Love Family 

If you’re interested in learning more about the Love Family, the following resources might be of interest. 

It Takes a Cult - a documentary by Eric Johannsen, whose parents were members of the Family. Click here to watch.

Counterculture Crossover - Rachel Israel’s memoir about growing up in the Family. Click here to read.

The Love Israel Family - a history of the Family by Charles LeWarne.

Photographs from our reporting trip