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The Pope's Wife


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We knew the story wasn't over at the end of the last chapter — but no one could've known what would happen next.

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Introducing The Pope's Long Con

November 29th, 2017


What happens when the institutions we depend on fail at every level? What happens when lies go unchecked? From the pulpit to the statehouse, one man …

Welcome To The Pope's House

December 13th, 2017


Meet Danny Ray Johnson, Kentucky's fast-talking preacher-turned-politician who is known as the Pope. He paints himself as a 9/11 hero, healer of the …

From Bastrop To Bullitt

December 13th, 2017


Like Forrest Gump, he just so happens to be in the front row, playing a pivotal role in America’s biggest moments. Time after time. Decade after …

An Empire Built On Blind Faith

December 14th, 2017


Go inside the Heart of Fire Church and meet the motorcycle-friendly congregation and gun choir. Check out the fellowship hall — or biker bar — and learn more about Johnson's dark past.

An Accusation Of Molestation

December 14th, 2017


A teenage girl thought of Johnson as a second dad. Her family trusted the pastor. But in 2013, he allegedly molested her. Hear her story. And listen …

When Our Institutions Fail

December 14th, 2017


Over and over, there were warning signs for law enforcement, political leaders and others. What happens when the institutions we rely on look the …

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