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Unfinished - Podcast

Witness Docs

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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 by God—and his prophet. On the other are ex-believers who want democracy—and the right to believe (or not believe) as they want. When the prophet, Warren Jeffs, goes to prison for sex crimes, the community has to face its painful past...and struggle to define its future. From Witness Docs and Critical Frequency, hosts Ash Sanders and Sarah Ventre move beyond the headlines and embed in the community to bring you Unfinished: Short Creek, a very American story⁠ about the battle between freedom of religion and freedom from religion that asks whether people on two sides of a deep divide can rediscover common ground. Hear more great stories about complicated people from Witness Docs at witnesspodcasts.com.

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Unfinished

6 weeks ago

What to Listen to Next: Heaven's Gate

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

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Unfinished

6 weeks ago

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

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Unfinished

9 weeks ago

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. See omnystudi

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Unfinished

2 months ago

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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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. See

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Unfinished

3 months ago

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 m

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Unfinished

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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 arde

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Unfinished

3 months ago

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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informa

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Unfinished

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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.

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Unfinished

4 months ago

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. See om

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