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A podcast from Gimlet

Conviction

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12 Episodes

12 Episodes

A podcast from Gimlet

Conviction

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12 Episodes

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Description

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.

Latest Episode

31 Mar 2020 • 1 min

Preview: How To Outrun A Panic

The final episode of Conviction: American Panic comes out next week.