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Three women say they were abused by the same Arizona police officer over nearly a decade. When they seek justice, all of them are kept in the dark about his record of lying and illegal conduct – one goes to prison based entirely on his false testimony. We give police officers incredible power and authority but how can citizens trust law enforcement without transparency and accountability? This season on Verified: Full Disclosure, the story of what happens in one state when law enforcement officials routinely fail to track dishonest and disreputable police officers, and how one tenacious reporter uncovers it all.

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42 episodes

Full Disclosure | E5 The Big Lie

Dave Biscobing uncovers more and more layers of police deception in Arizona, but even he can’t believe what happens when he’s leaked some key testimony. He unpacks a plot aimed at framing, silencing and punishing police critics. And after years of his reporting and decades of misconduct, the US Department of Justice steps in to investigate further. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35m
Dec 27, 2022
Full Disclosure | E4 Superior Policing

Clint Peterson walks into the police department one night in Superior, Arizona to pick up a friend and ends up with a beating. The town’s police department is filled with cops who have histories. It's why investigative reporter Dave Biscobing created and published his own list of officers whose past should be public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

27m
Dec 20, 2022
Full Disclosure | E3 Exposing a Liar

Frances Salazar is convicted and sentenced to six years in prison based on police testimony. Turns out it was all made up and prosecutors hid a history of police dishonesty from the jury. A hidden document is the key to her freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34m
Dec 13, 2022
Full Disclosure | E2 It Can Happen To A Cop

Abby Dennison was a proud member of the Phoenix force until August 20, 2010, the night she said fellow officer sexually assaulted her. Years later, Abby learns that she is not his only accuser and realizes just how far the police department will go to defend one of their own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27m
Dec 06, 2022
Full Disclosure | E1 Who Ya Gonna Believe

After a traffic stop gone wrong, JeAnna Anderson accuses a Phoenix police officer of sexual assault. She takes her assailant to court, but what happens when it’s just your word against the word of a police officer and someone has a history of lying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27m
Nov 29, 2022
Introducing Verified Season Four

The Verified team is back with season four. Three women accuse the same Arizona police officer. They all seek justice but are kept in the dark about the officer’s past record. One woman goes to prison based on false testimony. In season four the Verified team uncovers a web of lies, police misconduct, and fabrications that goes way beyond one single officer. In Verified Full Disclosure the team investigates the story of what happens when a system designed to keep track of dishonest and disreputable cops fails, and how one tenacious reporter uncovers it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2m
Nov 22, 2022
Verified Update: Inside the Global Fight for White Power

In this expanded edition of The Next Threat, Verified collaborates with Reveal to dive into some new developments. U.S. intelligence agencies are continuing to warn of the rising and “evolving” threat to U.S. national security from racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists “worldwide”. But we uncover how the State Department Counterterrorism bureau’s budget is dropping…just as the threat is rising. And yet they surprise us as they announce a major action and take on some of the very entities we’ve been reporting on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51m
Jul 26, 2022
Verified Introduces Persona: The French Deception

Introducing the true crime podcast Persona: The French Deception— the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? Host and award-winning journalist, Evan Ratliff, investigates how Chikli successfully duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right now — the golden age of scammers — and the power of seduction. But what happens when the fantasy we’ve been lured into finally crumbles away? For all that and more, follow “Persona: The French Deception” wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App: http://wondery.fm/V_Persona Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

5m
Jun 05, 2022
The Next Threat | Bonus Episode: Dialogue

Throughout the series Verified "The Next Threat" one key question has come up frequently from listeners and colleagues. What can we do in our own lives as the ideas around white supremacy and extremism increasingly spread around the US and globally? How do we talk to each other about hate? Host Natasha Del Toro tries to answer these questions in conversation with Verified reporter Mark Greenblatt. We also meet a mother and daughter whose relationship was tested by extremism and how they found each other again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22m
Mar 29, 2022
Verified Introduces White Hot Hate

In Verified: The Next Threat, we've been reporting on the rise of globally connected white nationalists. We want to tell you about another podcast that caught our attention from the CBC. It's called White Hot Hate, and in it journalist Ryan Thorpe goes undercover to infiltrate a neo-nazi group that calls itself The Base. Here's the first episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37m
Mar 15, 2022
The Next Threat | E6 Limits

So what can the U.S. actually do to handle The Next Threat? What are the limits? The State Department grants Verified a rare recorded interview with top counterterrorism leaders, who sit down for a candid conversation about our findings and the broader problems the U.S. faces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39m
Mar 01, 2022
The Next Threat | E5 Fighting Back

Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists are the number one terror threat in the U.S. but what does it take to move up in the ranks in the ‘REMVE’ world? We meet an extremist whose resume includes multiple neo-Nazi groups. As he’s espousing more violence, a young writer spends her life online 24/7 tracking down and outing guys like him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33m
Feb 22, 2022
The Next Threat | E4 Connections

The network of The Last Crusade is growing in Europe, but its participants have strong U.S. connections that go back years. In an exclusive interview, we meet Matt Heimbach, an American extremist who is spreading conspiracy theories and inciting violence. But is there anyone out there willing to take him on? We meet the Nazi hunter who has spent his life working to stop Heimbach’s brand of hate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43m
Feb 15, 2022
The Next Threat | E3 The Network

Stanislav Vorobyev is actively building a global network of white supremacists to team up for something he calls “The Last Crusade,” a new global and final holy war aimed at taking on the infidels, immigrants and Jews, or anyone who is not a white Christian. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34m
Feb 08, 2022
The Next Threat | E2 The Russian

Stanislav Vorobyev is the proud leader of the Russian Imperial Movement, the only white supremacist group the U.S. State Department has designated as terrorists. In an exclusive interview, he paints a disturbing picture of a movement seeking the return of white, Christian rule. Visit us online at: https://www.verifiedpod.com/ or for advertising inquiries visit: https://www.advertisecast.com/verified Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32m
Feb 01, 2022
The Next Threat | E1 The Basement

Among the crowds storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 are people carrying Nazi flags and those wearing shirts with anti-Semitic messages. Who are they and why were they there? A reporter, and son of a Holocaust survivor, takes on the story he has avoided and learns the answers are more alarming than he ever imagined. Visit us online at: https://www.verifiedpod.com/ or for advertising inquiries visit: https://www.advertisecast.com/verified Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32m
Jan 25, 2022
Introducing Verified: The Next Threat

Verified: The Next Threat takes the listener on a journey from Russia, to Europe to the United States - to reveal how extremists are learning from each other and recruiting every day for their global fight for white power. We speak to the people at the center of this story - the global extremists, their collaborators in the United States, the government officials trying to counter these movements and people who have decided not to wait for officials to fight back. Built on exclusive reporting and interviews, this immersive, deeply-reported six episode podcast series unpacks this growing global network of groups and individuals who are recruiting and promoting a new transnational crusade for white power. Unlike terrorists and white supremacists of the past, this global movement and its followers are continually shifting, lack formal structure and rationalize collaborations with other enemies of the U.S. So where is all this hate coming from? Why is it bubbling up now and what does it mean? These are the questions we set out to answer in Verified: The Next Threat.

2m
Jan 18, 2022
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 Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

5m
Jul 07, 2021
Witness Docs Presents: The Atlas Obscura Podcast

Atlas Obscura's mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Atlas Obscura co-founder and host Dylan Thuras is here to guide you on an audio journey to discover new and hidden places; perhaps on the other side of the world, or perhaps in your own backyard. Once there, you’ll hear stories and history from the incredible people who make these places special. Visit ​atlasobscura.com/podcast​ or follow the show in your favorite podcast app! New episodes are available every day, Monday through Thursday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7m
Mar 25, 2021
Dust Up | E7 Pressure Builds

Media pressure, federal investigations, and a big recall put Johnson & Johnson on the defensive. Johnson & Johnson’s CEO takes the stand for the first time in the company’s home state -- and things don’t go according to plan. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

30m
Dec 07, 2020
Dust Up | E6 The Strategy

A whistleblower emerges who takes calls from women who worry that they also got sick from baby powder. The Verified team uncovers how Johnson & Johnson sowed doubt about the science, influenced testing, and came up with language that obfuscated the danger of talc to women. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34m
Nov 30, 2020
Dust Up | E5 The Snowball

Allen and his legal partners take on another lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. It exposes J&J marketing campaigns that encouraged women to use talc for personal hygiene, even after the safety of talc was in question. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36m
Nov 23, 2020
Dust Up | E4 The Battle Over Science

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 information.

43m
Nov 16, 2020
Dust Up | E3 The Trial

It’s finally time for Berg v. Johnson & Johnson to go to trial. The jury must weigh conflicting testimony from experts on each side about the safety of talc. And then, they come to a surprising—and strange—decision. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37m
Nov 02, 2020
Dust Up | E2 The First Case

Deane and Allen file the first lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging a connection between talc and ovarian cancer. The company vigorously defends the safety of its product, but Deane is determined to warn other women. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28m
Oct 26, 2020
Dust Up | E1 Unlikely Partners

When physician assistant Deane Berg is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she starts trying to figure out why she got sick—and finds an unlikely partner to help her investigation. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

31m
Oct 19, 2020
Introducing "Verified: Dust Up"

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 be putting us at risk? Verified: Dust Up looks at Johnson & Johnson's battle to convince the public that baby powder is safe and pure, despite research from scientists that it may not be. You can hear ad-free episodes of Verified, a week early, all season long! Sign up for a free month of Stitcher Premium at http://stitcherpremium.com using the code WITNESS. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

2m
Oct 12, 2020
S1 Update Episode 3 with IRPI and Excerpt of Verified: Dust Up

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 listen. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24m
Oct 05, 2020
S1 Update Episode 2 (Olga / Alyssa / Anna)

Hear the powerful words of three more women of ‘Verified,’ Alyssa, Olga and Anna, as they reflect on justice and resilience. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15m
Sep 28, 2020
S1 Update Episode 1 (Eileen / Kate)

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: https://www.stitcher.com/premium See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

18m
Sep 21, 2020