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3 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Introducing: Ernie's Secret
The story of Ernest C. Withers, an African-American journalist dubbed the "original civil rights photographer" -- who also happened to be an FBI informant. In this third season of Unfinished, co-produced with The E.W. Scripps Company, host and journalist Wesley Lowery (CBS News, Washington Post) brings listeners through a story of dual loyalties, hidden histories and one man caught in the middle. Lowery also provides new perspectives and insights on government overreach, and explores whether Withers was coerced and simply caught up in FBI surveillance during the Civil Rights Movement. New episodes start June 29
6 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Introducing Toxic: The Britney Spears Story
Comedians Tess Barker and Babs Gray, who you might know from Lady to Lady or the now legendary Britney’s Gram podcast, are here to bring you a brand new investigative series about Britney Spears' conservatorship and the court system that's allowed it to persist.After launching the #FreeBritney movement, they started to dig… And what they found out, you won’t want to miss! Join Tess and Babs as they talk to exclusive sources, examine new sides of the story, and uncover disturbing truths about our legal system that go way beyond Britney. Listen to Episodes 1 & 2 right now: link.chtbl.com/ToxicThePodcast
43 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Short Creek | Bonus Ep - Spirituality in Short Creek Today
Many of those in Short Creek who left or were kicked out of the FLDS church have had to redefine their own beliefs. Host Sarah Ventre sits down with senior producer Abigail Keel to talk about the current state of spirituality in Short Creek, from religions that are new to the community, to alternative fundamentalist churches.
47 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Short Creek | Bonus Ep - Selections from the Original Score
In this very special episode, listeners get to dive into the original score from Unfinished: Short Creek, hearing the music on its own. Producer John DeLore interweaves a beautiful playlist of music with ambient field audio (gathered in Short Creek), and a few short interviews with the composer, Allison Leyton-Brown and a few other special guests.
43 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Short Creek | Bonus Ep - Three Months in the Prophet's House
Host Sarah Ventre sits down with senior producer Abigail Keel to talk about the experience of embedding in Short Creek for 3 months while reporting for this series. Sarah also shares some audio that gives a new window into what day-to-day life is like in the twin cities of Hildale and Colorado City.
46 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Short Creek | Bonus AMA with Hosts Ash and Sarah
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/premium and sign up with the code WITNESS for a free month of listening. You’ll get access to bonus episodes, plus every episode of Unfinished: Short Creek and other Witness Docs ad-free.
46 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Short Creek | E10 Hallelujah
In the season finale, a few final scenes from Short Creek. After all that's happened here, we look at what healing might look like for the people of Short Creek.
41 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Short Creek | E9 Grassroots in the Desert
Ex-believers see an opportunity for democracy and work to bring the first free and fair election to Short Creek.
38 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Short Creek | E8 Can I Get A Witness?
As divisions deepen in Short Creek, the Department of Justice puts the two towns on trial for religious discrimination... forcing the community to change, one way or another.
42 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Short Creek | E7 This Land is Our Land
Ex-believers return to Short Creek and face discrimination from FLDS who still control the towns. In an attempt to reclaim the community, ex-believers face off with former family members over land, and power.
40 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Short Creek | E6 This One's for You, Gramsy
Warren Jeffs continues to control Short Creek from prison. As families are torn apart and the faithful are divided according to their "righteousness," some of his most ardent believers hit their breaking point. But can they stay away from Short Creek for long?
44 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Short Creek | E5 Answer Them Nothing
Elissa Wall takes prophet Warren Jeffs to court, and his followers back in Short Creek are forced to reckon with his crimes—or not.
40 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Short Creek | E4 The Kingdom of God or Nothing
In order to understand Short Creek now, you have to understand how it came to be. A determined group of fundamentalists create a community in order to live their religion in peace...but the government has other ideas.
42 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Short Creek | E3 Keep Sweet, No Matter What
Warren Jeffs becomes prophet of the FLDS Church and kicks out his rivals. Others don’t like what's happening to their religion and make the challenging choice to leave.
44 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Short Creek | E2 Prophets and Losses
For decades , Short Creek is a pretty great place to live for the faithful. People farm together, worship together, and help build each other's homes. But when the Jeffs rise to power, the communal dream begins to change into something much darker for some.
45 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Short Creek | E1 The Why Child
Welcome to Short Creek.
21 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Meet the Hosts of Season Two—Unfinished: Short Creek
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 hear about reactions to season one from Isadore Banks' family, and we'll learn about Short Creek, home of the FLDS church. Plus, we'll get a sneak peek at some exclusive audio! Find the first two episodes of season two wherever you listen to podcasts on September 14th
4 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Introducing Unfinished: Short Creek
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 power, and of a fight for democracy. It's a battle over family, home, and the limits of religious freedom. Subscribe now to hear the first two episodes on September 14th.
43 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Introducing Park Predators, from the creators of Crime Junkie
Sometimes the most beautiful places hide the darkest secrets. Binge-listen now on Stitcher Premium.
33 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Deep South | E10 The Things We Haven’t Seen
Who lynched Isadore Banks? How does his story echo through the anger and activism of our current moment? And what does justice look like after 66 years?
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