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Benjamin Zeller, a professor at Lake Forest College, produced a No. 1 hit podcast on iTunes about the Heaven’s Gate cult. Photo Submitted
Katie Copenhaver, Freelance Reporter
2:02 pm PST January 30, 2018
The 20th anniversary of the Heaven’s Gate cult’s 1997 mass suicide has brought a lot of attention to Benjamin Zeller, a Lake Forest College associate professor of religion, who became an expert on the group through extensive research and writing. This January, a podcast about the cult hit No. 1 on iTunes for most downloads in its category.