Introducing - In God We Lust

Apr 20, 12:00 AM
A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when a strapping pool attendant catches her eye. She asks him if he’d like to go on a date with her.

But there’s a catch - her husband wants in on the action, too.

What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. But as their forbidden fling blossomed into a full-fledged relationship, the Falwell's did much more than break their own rules.

Wondery presents: In God We Lust - a six part series about what the tabloids called “the pool boy” scandal - a story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money, and a very public fall from grace. While running Liberty University, a school that strictly enforced abstinence (there’s even a rule against prolonged eye-contact with the opposite sex) the Falwell's lured Giancarlo Granda into a love triangle that lasted years. They promised him the world - paying for a new apartment, treating him to lavish vacations and brokering meetings with the likes of Donald Trump. But when word of their throuple fell into the wrong hands, it led to political extortion and international headlines that brought Jerry Falwell Junior’s empire crashing down.

Wondery presents In God We Lust, a six part series about what the tabloids called "the pool boy" scandal, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia Skidmore-Williams of Even the Rich. A story of an alluring sex scandal, power, money and a very public fall from grace.

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