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Author: Gimlet

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Manuel 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 Gomez 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 Gomez 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.

This show includes strong language and descriptions of violence, and may not be appropriate for sensitive listeners.

8 Episodes
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Part 7: No Angels

Part 7: No Angels

2019-02-0400:39:1516

Pedro’s trial date finally arrives, and Manny sets out on another quest. Will he finally push the envelope too far?
Part 6: Right Past the Sun

Part 6: Right Past the Sun

2019-02-0400:33:3314

Manny takes some big risks that could get Pedro’s case dismissed—or could get Pedro into even deeper trouble.
Part 5: The Wrong Guy

Part 5: The Wrong Guy

2019-02-0400:42:3823

Manny’s quest to free Pedro isn’t just about justice. It’s payback.
Part 4: No Wins

Part 4: No Wins

2019-02-0400:37:2029

Terrell believes that Manny and his clients are out to destroy his career. But they aren’t the only ones sounding alarms about Terrell.
Part 3: The Cop

Part 3: The Cop

2019-02-0400:38:5220

Manny meets a key witness. Saki meets Manny’s nemesis.
Part 2: The Porsche

Part 2: The Porsche

2019-02-0400:38:3732

Pedro gets pushed to take a plea deal. Manny goes on a quest to find the one young man who can free him.
Part 1: The Private Eye

Part 1: The Private Eye

2019-02-0400:36:0363

Private Investigator Manuel Gomez takes on the biggest case of his career: the case of Pedro Hernandez.
Coming Soon: Conviction

Coming Soon: Conviction

2019-01-1800:02:2911

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 (53)

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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jason cole

this pod cast is 🔥

Mar 8th
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Mark Harrigan

I'm happy that Gimlet advertised this so heavily on their other shows. When I had a chance to listen to the first episode, I was definitely wanted more by its end. Further, while the show starts off as a lone-wolf against the corrupt system, it evolves to add depth to every person involved, and while it did not lose its corrupt system narrative, it also kept me questioning my judgement of character of the other parties involved. This was a fantastic show, absolutely loved it.

Feb 27th
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Khelan Soogrim

Amazing

Feb 26th
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Cara Hugo Meintjes Hartley

Finished the series and loved it. Very well done podcast. A good listen even if you're only tangentially interested in the subject matter.

Feb 25th
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Daniel Bauernschmidt

This is an incredibly well done Podcast

Feb 20th
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Hopshing Dagod

great listen👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Feb 20th
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Apple Betty

OMG, his attorney is a DICK!!! Dirty cops and dirty lawyers. This shit makes me SICK!!

Feb 19th
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Luke Baylie

I click subscribe. nothing? what's up with that?

Feb 18th
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my.android. Mfz

Am i the only one now wondering whether this is a fictional or true story..

Feb 17th
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jason cole

it is good band I really like Manny

Feb 17th
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Apple Betty

both links part 1 and part 2 are about the shady ass Bronx cops who stole the lives of so many black and brown people by making false claims of crimes that weren't committed by these people. David Terrell was a terrorist in the Bronx 42nd precinct.

Feb 15th
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