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A policeman turns sexual predator, and a group of fearless women from around the world band together to bring him to justice. Across continents and years, they launch their own investigation with a team of Italian journalists and trigger a trial unlike any seen in Italian court. Hosted by investigative reporter Natasha Del Toro, this ten-episode, immersive true crime series examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives. Hear more great stories about complicated people from Witness Docs at witnesspodcasts.com.
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Two dental assistants are so outraged by the overcharging and overtreatment they see every day at their practice – they start gathering evidence on post-it notes, kept hidden in their uniforms. Every patient was a dollar sign, they say, as staff was pitted against each other and publicly shamed if they didn’t exceed revenue goals. Even after blowing the whistle – they didn’t know what they were seeing was just the tip of the iceberg. Who actually controls your dentist and decisions about your health care? That’s the question at the heart of our series, Open Wide. There are hidden pressures you won’t see on the sign outside the practice or inside the office.  And those pressures stretch all the way from Wall Street into the dental chair. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
Unfinished: Deep South is a new historical true crime podcast produced by Witness Docs that races to resolve the unfinished business of a small Arkansas town by starting with one question: who lynched Isadore Banks? Sixty-six years after the murder a wealthy African American farmer and WWI veteran who found a way to prosper in the Jim Crow South, this investigative series attempts to restore his legacy and solve the crime before the story goes cold forever. Season 1 of Unfinished is out NOW — listen and subscribe wherever you find your podcasts. If you want to listen to the full season of Unfinished: Deep South now, without ads, sign up for Stitcher Premium at stitcherpremium.com. Use promo code WITNESS for 1 month free. Subscribe to Unfinished: Deep South in Stitcher or wherever you listen: isadorebanks.com. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
A heads up on some major developments in Dino Maglio’s Case. Join Stitcher Premium to hear the whole story in three special update episodes. Visit http://stitcherpremium.com and sign up with the promo code 'VERIFIED' for one free month of listening. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
We're back with three new VERIFIED update episodes. The women of our story speak from the heart about what it's like to bring a serial rapist to justice, and the IRPI reporters update us on what's going on with Dino Maglio's court cases.  Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
After years of fighting for justice, the final day of the trial arrives. Maria, Kate and the reporters come together to hear whether or not the judges will convict Dino. The emotional and legal ramifications of the decision are huge. But is this story over?  Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday.  Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
9. Photograph

9. Photograph

2020-04-1331:272

Kate and Maria prepare to return to Padua for the final chapter of the trial. But before they can get there, they learn some terrifying news.  Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday.  Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
8. Testify

8. Testify

2020-04-0638:044

The women and the reporters travel as Dino is held to account for his crimes.The women finally get to face their abuser in court.  Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
7. Couchsurfing

7. Couchsurfing

2020-03-3035:573

Couchsurfing was founded with an ethos of free exchange and communal values. It now boasts millions of users worldwide. But what happens when something goes wrong? Who pays the price? Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
6. The Abyss

6. The Abyss

2020-03-2338:263

Belinda kicks the Italian justice system into high gear. The Couchsurfing cop is now under investigation. But even the officers assigned to the case are shocked at what they uncover next. Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
5. Belinda

5. Belinda

2020-03-1630:514

Belinda is a single mom on a budget. When she takes her two daughters on a trip to Italy, she's drawn into Leonardo's web of deceit. But this time, he's messed with the wrong woman.  Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
4. The Reporters

4. The Reporters

2020-03-0933:338

The reporters get to work and soon realize Leonardo isn't who he claims. Unsure how to proceed, they turn to a trusted confidant in Milan.  Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
3. Sleuths

3. Sleuths

2020-03-0232:349

Maria and her best friend Miriam find more survivors from all over the world. The women take comfort in one another. They decide they can't go it alone, though, and reach out to some scrappy Italian reporters for help. Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
2. Kate

2. Kate

2020-02-2436:0411

After their harrowing trip to Padua, Maria and her friends discover there are other women who share their story. They want to do everything they can to protect other women from Leonardo. But Kate walks into the same trap. Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
1. Maria

1. Maria

2020-02-2440:3414

A group of friends from Portugal, led by Maria, plan their first trip abroad - a train trip to Italy. They find Leonardo, a host and a police officer with glowing reviews. But he's not who he seems and their trip takes a terrible turn. Need help? You're not alone. Confidential help is available for free. National Sexual Assault Hotline Call 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) - 24 hours everyday. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
Coming Soon...Verified

Coming Soon...Verified

2020-01-3102:201

To a group of women from around the world who had come to vacation near Venice, Italy, he seemed like the perfect host. He had all the right online reviews, and was even a police officer. But when the lights went down this sexual predator drugged and assaulted his guests. Across continents and years, these fearless women found each other to bring him to justice. Together, with a relentless team of Italian journalists, they faced down every obstacle thrown at them and triggered an unprecedented trial in Italian court. Hosted by investigative reporter Natasha Del Toro, this ten-episode, immersive true crime series examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives. Verified premieres on February 24th, wherever you find podcasts. Support the show: https://www.stitcher.com/premium
Comments (26)

Jonas Mellquist

Starts at 1:30

Aug 6th
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BC

holy shit going to the dentist is already harrowing enough, but imagine your dentist is drilling into perfectly healthy teeth for money

Aug 4th
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Cheri Amore

when is verified coming back?!?!

May 19th
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rrp

I felt like this was the classic sexual predator story. no matter how many I hear , I can't get enough. the way the impact on victims was portrayed it sounded clear and precise. Only this wasn't a single episode, it.was over 10. My life can hold onto a. sense of safety or peace when I connect to a piece like this .

May 17th
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Marnie Dickson

It's heartbreaking to hear the pain in Crystal's voice, it's so awful that rapists rarely get punished for their horrendous crimes. To be in that pain is one of the worst possible. There are few experiences worse than sexual assault and rape.

Apr 17th
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Julie homewood

very interesting show, these girls were so brave.

Apr 16th
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BC

Every new episode of Verified confuses and infuriates me. The guy was convicted of raping a minor while he was under house arrest and then he's let out early? what the everliving hell is going on with this story?

Apr 15th
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BC

???? they let him out again? He was convicted of raping a minor and they released him. what the fuck is this?

Apr 9th
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Ellyn Galecki

Beginning sounds like fun but as time progresses it all seems to turn badly veryquickly! Has changed my mind about couch-surfing. I hardly believe it all turned so bad. Makes me want to cry. WTF is wrong with Leonardo?!!?!!? Maria was struggling to maintain connected with reality. Something bad was going on. What the hell was in that wine? This is NOT what happens with when you drink wine. Sounds like hallucinogenics are added to that wine. No-one has the right to do this to anyone but themselves.

Apr 8th
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BC

It's frustrating to hear how Couchsurfing enabled a predator. That's the worst way to verify anything I've ever heard of.

Apr 1st
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Vanessa Boyle

hazing trouble playing this episode???

Mar 16th
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Jacob Lipson

There is a special place in hell for his type.

Mar 6th
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BC

This is so terrifying and manipulative

Mar 3rd
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Judi Kingsman

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Feb 29th
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mel

He sounds like the Italian version of Bill Cosby.

Feb 29th
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Paul McIver

Advice or thought!!!! would treat unknown phone numbers the same as unknown strangers. Try checking out through Google, YouTube or similar sites.

Feb 28th
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BC

Holy shit that's messed up

Feb 27th
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Leila N

Im not sure where i can write this or if there's a place i can email. But i've texted the number on this podcast and gotten nothing. I double checked the number so im a bit confused. Any help would be great

Feb 26th
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