The Pope's Long Con

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In 2016, Danny Ray Johnson was elected to state office. The fast talking biker-preacher known as "The Pope" paints himself as a 9/11 hero. He says he raised the dead! But our seven month investigation uncovered a much different picture: Attempted arson. Another mysterious fire. Alleged bootlegging and molestation in the church. For years, Johnson broke laws. Now he helps make them. What happens when the institutions we rely on look the other way? How does a liar slip through the cracks into a position of power? This six-part series attempts to find out.

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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.
Over and over, there were warning signs for law enforcement, political leaders and others. What happens when the institutions we rely on look the other way? How does a liar slip through the cracks into a position of power?
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 to Johnson's extraordinary response.

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Lncoulter reviewed this podcast on Jan 7th, 2018
"I thought this team did a good job on this. It’s obvious they didn’t have the largest budget, but the story is interesting and the tellers did a good job. Would love to hear more from these folks!"
 
ryan reviewed this podcast on Dec 14th, 2017
"After the recent events in the news about Dan Johnson I thought I would check out this podcast. The story's intriguing, and even more so after what's now happened to him. The production quality is quite good, though I'm not a huge fan of the narrator's voice. Give it a listen if you're curious about the Dan Johnson story."
 

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Started
Nov 29th, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 5th, 2018
Release Period
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No. of Episodes
7
Avg. Episode Length
16 minutes
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