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When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades before John would learn that his family was just one of many swept up in a panic that gripped America in the 1980s—one in which hundreds of people were accused of taking part in underground satanic cults that sacrificed infants and sexually abused children. By the time the panic had subsided, scores of people were in prison, convicted on little to no evidence—people like John's father. Conviction: American Panic takes you inside one of the darkest and most bizarre chapters of American history.
This series contains descriptions of adult subject matter, including details of sexual abuse and trauma. It may not be suitable for everyone, discretion is advised.
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The final episode of Conviction: American Panic comes out next week. You can listen to the whole series for free on Spotify. All you have to do is download the Spotify app and search Conviction.
Listen to this preview of Conviction: American Panic. Episodes 1, 2 and 3 are available for free right now on Spotify.
In 1989, nine-year-old John Quinney accused his father Melvin of being a satanic cult leader and abusing him in satanic rituals. His father vehemently denied the charges. It was a case that tore their family apart. But what none of them knew was that they were just one of dozens of families going through the same nightmare. The next episode of Conviction is available right now, only on Spotify. https://smarturl.it/conviction-s2e2
When John Quinney was ten years old, he took the stand to testify against his own father. He had come to believe that his dad Melvin was the murderous leader of a satanic cult. It would be decades before John would learn that his family was just one of many swept up in a panic that gripped America in the 1980s—one in which hundreds of people were accused of taking part in underground satanic cults that sacrificed infants and sexually abused children. By the time the panic had subsided, scores of people were in prison, convicted on little to no evidence—people like John's father. Conviction: American Panic takes you inside one of the darkest and most bizarre chapters of American history. Conviction: American Panic premieres February 25. Follow and listen for free on Spotify.
No Angels | S1 Ep7

No Angels | S1 Ep7

2019-02-0439:1526

Pedro’s trial date finally arrives, and Manny sets out on another quest. Will he finally push the envelope too far?
Manny takes some big risks that could get Pedro’s case dismissed—or could get Pedro into even deeper trouble.
The Wrong Guy | S1 Ep5

The Wrong Guy | S1 Ep5

2019-02-0442:3828

Manny’s quest to free Pedro isn’t just about justice. It’s payback.
No Wins | S1 Ep4

No Wins | S1 Ep4

2019-02-0437:2032

Terrell believes that Manny and his clients are out to destroy his career. But they aren’t the only ones sounding alarms about Terrell.
The Cop | S1 Ep3

The Cop | S1 Ep3

2019-02-0438:5224

Manny meets a key witness. Saki meets Manny’s nemesis.
The Porsche | S1 Ep2

The Porsche | S1 Ep2

2019-02-0438:3738

Pedro gets pushed to take a plea deal. Manny goes on a quest to find the one young man who can free him.
The Private Eye | S1 Ep1

The Private Eye | S1 Ep1

2019-02-0436:0370

Private Investigator Manuel Gomez takes on the biggest case of his career: the case of Pedro Hernandez.
Manny Gomez is a detective straight out of a detective novel. He carries a pen that’s really a knife, wears a watch that’s really a camera, adores Sherlock Holmes and Miami Vice. But the cases Manny takes on are all too real: cases of young men in New York City who say they’ve been arrested for crimes they didn’t commit. In the first season of Conviction, reporter Saki Knafo follows Manny as he tackles the biggest case of his career—and along the way, Saki explores big questions about criminal justice in America. This story is the first in Gimlet Media’s Conviction series, which will feature a new piece of investigative reporting each season. Hear all the episodes on February 4th.
Comments (69)

Cindy Taylor-Brandt

is season 2 going to start? am I missing something?

Apr 1st
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Stefanie May

Thus why the cash bail system needs to be eliminated. Consider that one kid who was in Rikers 2 yrs because bail was so high. Charges dropped because they had no evidence for trial, yet the kid already committed suicide.

Mar 25th
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roxicodone

this fucking attorney needs to get bitch slapped

Mar 5th
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Aynjill

1 word for Manny Gomez...NOBLE!!

Mar 3rd
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jason cole

new logo don't like

Feb 6th
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najmaj

The narrator is annoying af, he wants to dislike Manny for no reason. He keeps talking about he has "doubts" about him. Doubts about what?? All Manny is trying to do is help the wrongly convicted and expose the crooked system. I have nothing but admiration for Manny. We need more people like him.

Jan 8th
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najmaj

I hate how the new lawyers were trying to "silence" Manny for outing corruptions, claiming that they feared it "could impact Pedro's case", foh. There was NO CASE against Pedro to begin with! The fact that Manny was trying to expose the corrupt system had no bearing on the bogus case against Pedro. The system is corrupt and needs exposure. Kudos to Manny.

Jan 7th
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najmaj

I don't think Manny did anything wrong. The girl damaged his car and the crowd attacked him. What was he supposed to do?? He acted accordingly. He called for help and tried to manage as best he could until "help" arrived, but the "help" came and punished him. Ridiculous. Smh. I'm confused as to why the narrator thinks Manny was in the wrong??

Jan 7th
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najmaj

Wtf was the lawyer so aggressive?? He wasn't even aware of the allegations against his client lol, what an idiot. Only a guilty person gets that worked up over simple questions.

Jan 7th
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jason cole

any new stories coming out for 2020?

Dec 7th
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jason cole

are you doing anything new?

Nov 22nd
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Bishop

why do people keep asking if this is fiction or true? isnt it obvious its true? im from the east coast maybe its more of a normal thing to not trust police but there are plenty of instances in other states of cops doing wrong. Shooting unarmed minorities, choking unarmed men to death, killing young kids.. i mean come on if you believe all the police are honest truthful and arent regular humans capable of lieing then you are living a pretty privileged life. You might have to head to NY and ride the subway to the bronx and walk around a little...gain some life experience or something.... with that said... East Coast til i die!!! 👍🏾

Oct 2nd
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Colby Jackson

I'm going to try and make this my last comment but anyone that will take this one podcast and let it make you not like Manny Gomez please please look up some of the stuff he does. watch crime+punished on Hulu look up the law he presses to be passed in multiple states and has successfully helped get passed in at least 2 states. since I listened to the podcast I reached out to this man and from the first conversation he has been my friend and still is today. if you have a problem with him then you've never seen what harm a cop with to much pressure or power is capable of doing or your one of them. not all laws are bad but this man does his part in weeding the bad ones out

Sep 3rd
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Colby Jackson

since listening to this podcast I have been lucky to befriend pi Manny. this guy has heart and stands for what is right and fights with everything for what's right. some will say he goes to far but when it comes to the truth someone has to be bold enough to fight for it. I'd stand by him anyday

Sep 3rd
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Jamie MacDonald

Enjoyable and eye opening series. Asks a lot of questions of the justice system.

Apr 25th
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Colby Jackson

by the end of the show I have no respect for the narrator. we all heard what happened. if Manny is guilty of anything it's doin ANYTHING to get Innocent people exonerated... and the law hates it poor folk ain't got a chance.

Mar 25th
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Stephanie Fueger

Great series! Thanks!

Mar 21st
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Mounder Blue

Manny for President

Mar 15th
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Eric Pedersen

Phil Collins turns heads

Mar 13th
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Hugo Oliveira

Great! Not only a good show, but a great work.!

Mar 9th
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