Unfinished

Unfinished

Unfinished

CATEGORY: True Crime
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.
  1. November 30, 2020
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    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 u…
  2. November 09, 2020
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    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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati…
  3. October 30, 2020
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    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.
  4. October 26, 2020
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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 omnystudio.com/listener for priv…
  5. October 19, 2020
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    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.Se…
  6. October 12, 2020
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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 ardent believers hit their breaking point.…
  7. October 05, 2020
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    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 information.
  8. September 28, 2020
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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...but the government has other…
  9. September 21, 2020
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    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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
  10. September 14, 2020
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    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…
  11. September 14, 2020
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    Short Creek | E1 The Why Child
    Welcome to Short Creek.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  12. September 07, 2020
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    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…
  13. August 31, 2020
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    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?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  14. August 24, 2020
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    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 Morm…
  15. August 24, 2020
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    Deep South | E9 The Meeting
    One meeting, three stories and a clue that leads to knowing more about what happened around the time Isadore was murdered.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  16. August 17, 2020
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    Deep South | E8 Who Lynched Isadore Banks?
    A former detective offers us some cold case advice, and we decide to go full frontal on the town of Marion with a 40-foot billboard that asks “Who Lynched Isadore Banks?”See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy…
  17. August 10, 2020
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    Deep South | E7 The Stepdaughter
    Isadore wasn’t the only victim of racial violence in Crittenden County. We track down a woman whose faded childhood memories could help solve two lynchings. But will she talk?See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
  18. August 03, 2020
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    Deep South | E6 The Housepainter
    The investigation takes a turn when we get the name of a new suspect -- and learn he may have been involved in a second lynching, nine years later.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
  19. July 27, 2020
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    Deep South | E5 A Very American Crime
    Some people still refuse to call Isadore’s murder a lynching. So in this episode, we take a step back to ask: what, exactly, is a lynching? And why, in 2020, do we still have trouble talking about it?See omnyst…
  20. July 20, 2020
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    Deep South | E4 White Memories
    The lynching of Isadore Banks was a catastrophe for the African American community of Marion, Arkansas, and it’s never been forgotten. But for white people, the story is very different. Is this town hiding a se…

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