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Witness Docs presents Unfinished, an investigative anthology series digging into America's unfinished business. Season one of Unfinished, Deep South, produced in collaboration with Market Road Films, brought us on a journey into the Arkansas Delta to investigate the lynching of Isadore Banks. Season two takes us to Short Creek, a community on the Utah/Arizona border divided by much more than a state line. On one side are fundamentalist, polygamous Mormons who believe the town should be run b ...
 
In the second season of Verified, Host Natasha Del Toro and the Verified team again ask tough questions about whom we trust and why. This time, they’re investigating whether a group of women developed ovarian cancer from dusting their bodies with Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder—an iconic brand associated with innocence and comfort since the 1800s. One woman's mysterious illness snowballs into thousands of court cases, claiming that baby powder is to blame for their cancer. Verified: Dust Up ...
 
Producer Jonathan Hirsch had a childhood much like yours -- except his family had a secret. They were followers of a controversial spiritual leader named Franklin Jones. To Jonathan’s parents, Franklin Jones was a god, but to people outside the group, Jones was a cult leader. Now, Jonathan is going back, trying to find out what happened -- and whether the group really did become a cult.
 
From June, 1962 through January, 1964, women in the city of Boston lived in fear of the infamous Strangler. Over those 19 months, he committed 13 known murders-crimes that included vicious sexual assaults and bizarre stagings of the victims' bodies. After the largest police investigation in Massachusetts history, handyman Albert DeSalvo confessed and went to prison. Despite DeSalvo's full confession and imprisonment, authorities would never put him on trial for the actual murders. And more t ...
 
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Finished listening to both seasons of Unfinished and looking for a new podcast? Check out one of Witness Docs' flagship shows: Heaven's Gate. Hosted by Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment, Heaven's Gate examines a new age religious group in California who committed mass suicide in 1997. You can listen to all 10 episodes of Heaven's Gate right now in …
 
Hosts Ash Sanders and Sarah Ventre sit down with senior producer Abigail Keel to respond to listeners' questions & comments about Unfinished: Short Creek. This is a special premium bonus episode that has been unlocked for everyone to hear! Three more bonus episodes will be released over the next three weeks. To hear those, go to stitcher.com/premiu…
 
In the 1970s and 80s, scientists and regulators try to better understand the safety of talcum powder. They study whether talc itself caused cancer, and whether it contains asbestos, a known carcinogen. Johnson & Johnson follows their research very closely. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
In the second season of Verified, Host Natasha Del Toro and the Verified team again ask tough questions about whom we trust and why. After one woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she begins to suspect her daily dusting of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder might have caused her illness. Could a product so many of us have in our medicine cabinets b…
 
An update on developments in Dino Maglio’s case from Giulio, Cecilia, and Alessia, the reporters of IRPI. They tell us what it’s like to hear seven years of work culminate in an immersive podcast. Stay tuned for a debut excerpt from our new season, "Verified: Dust Up" coming October 19th to Stitcher Premium, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you…
 
As we prepare to release our new season, "Verified: Dust Up" on October 19th, we have unfinished business with season one. In this first of three update episodes, you'll hear directly from two women in our story: Eileen, who makes a stirring case for restorative justice, and Kate, who is healing herself by reclaiming her own story. Support the show…
 
Season two, Unfinished: Short Creek, is coming next week! In this bonus episode, Witness Docs senior producer Stephanie Kariuki sits down with the hosts of season one (Taylor Hom and Neil Shea) and the hosts of season two (Ash Sanders and Sarah Ventre) to explore how each season tackles a different aspect of America's unfinished business. We'll hea…
 
In this season of Unfinished, we’ll take you to Short Creek, a community on the Utah-Arizona border that is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), a break-off of the Mormon church. Over 10 episodes, hosts Ash Sanders and Sarah Ventre will tell the story of a truly American faith, of a prophet with unchecked p…
 
A heads up on some major developments in Dino Maglio’s Case. Join Stitcher Premium to hear the whole story in three special update episodes. Visit http://stitcherpremium.com and sign up with the promo code 'VERIFIED' for one free month of listening. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
 
Unfinished: Deep South tells the story of a wealthy African American farmer named Isadore Banks who was lynched in 1954. He owned more than 1,000 acres of land along the Arkansas Delta until it all disappeared with his death. In a quest to find his killers and unpack how his murder shattered a community, we’ll get to the heart of America’s unfinish…
 
After years of fighting for justice, the final day of the trial arrives. Maria, Kate and the reporters come together to hear whether or not the judges will convict Dino. The emotional and legal ramifications of the decision are huge. But is this story over? Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assaul…
 
An epilogue: what happened to my parents, Jones, and me. Music by Ray Lynch: “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes “The Oh of Pleasure” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes “Clouds Below Your Knees ” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes “Celestial Soda Pop” from the album “Deep Breakfast”…
 
Everything falls apart. For more info, go to dearfranklinjones.com. Music by Ray Lynch: “Clouds Below Your Knees ” from the album “No Blue Thing” -- Amazon, iTunes “Green Is Here” from the album “Sky of Mind” -- Amazon, iTunes “Falling in the Garden” from the album “Deep Breakfast” -- Amazon, iTunes “The Oh of Pleasure” from the album “Deep Breakfa…
 
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