In God We Lust

In God We Lust

Wondery
Society & Culture
10 episodes
A luxury hotel pool attendant in Miami meets a married couple. The wife starts flirting with the young man...and pretty soon he is caught up in a love triangle, one that will have far-reaching results. The husband is Jerry Falwell Jr., member of one of the most famous evangelical families in America and president of a Christian university with a strict code of conduct. The affair is part of a pattern of questionable behavior that will threaten the Falwell family dynasty. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Bunga Bunga, comes IN GOD WE LUST, a six part series about what the tabloids called “the pool boy” scandal. Co-hosted by Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams, the duo brings their humor and distinctive style of their hit series EVEN THE RICH to a reported miniseries for the very first time.
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  • Before he was a New York Times columnist and an occasional guest on The Daily, Kevin Roose spent a semester undercover at Liberty University and wrote about it in his first book. So what did a secular Brown University student learn from his time at Liberty? Brooke and Aricia sit down with Kevin to f...
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  • After more than eight years, Giancarlo goes public about his relationship with the Falwells. But Jerry Jr. knows that the best defense is a good offense. Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App h...
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  • A growing chorus of dissenters on Liberty’s campus are speaking up, as Jerry Falwell Jr’s behavior gets increasingly called into question. Giancarlo struggles to start over in DC as he can’t seem to outrun his relationship with the Falwells. You can find Mark Tinsley’s “Clean Slate Podcast” at http...
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  • Jerry Falwell Jr’s public profile is rising through conservative politics just as compromising photos of Becki may be circulating in Miami. Jerry turns to an unlikely friend for help but with reporters sniffing around, the affair won’t stay secret forever.  Support us by supporting our sponsors!...
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  • Giancarlo presents a new real estate opportunity to the Falwells, while they present him to a famous real estate mogul. Giancarlo and the Falwells grow closer through their new Miami venture, but being in business together leads to pressures they don’t anticipate. Listen early and ad free with Wond...
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  • When Jerry Falwell Jr takes over at Liberty University in 2007 he has big shoes to fill: his father’s. The Reverend Jerry Falwell was a famous and controversial evangelical minister who lived by a strict code of conduct. Can Jerry Jr. follow in his father’s footsteps, or will he make his own rules?...
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  • A young pool attendant at a Miami Beach hotel, meets a couple there on vacation and an affair begins. The young man doesn’t know who they are at first, but after seeing them several more times, he finds out the couple is far more powerful than he imagined. In turn, the couple promises his life is ab...
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  • A hotel pool attendant in Miami meets a couple. The woman flirts with the pool attendant, and when one thing leads to another...all three of them become enmeshed in a long-term affair that involves sex, money, and power. At the center of the scandal is Jerry Falwell Jr., member of one of the most fa...
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