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.
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.
Rupert and Amir can’t wait to get married. So why is everything falling apart?The Two Princes was created and written by Kevin Christopher Snipes and directed Mimi O'Donnell. With performances by Samira Wiley, Mandi Masden, Cynthia Erivo, Noah Galvin, Ari’el Stachel, Sue O’Donnell, Alfredo Narciso, and Gideon Glick. Executive producer Mimi O'Donnell, senior producer Katie Pastore, associate producer MR Daniel. Recorded, engineered, sound designed, and mixed by Jonathon Roberts. Additional mixing by Dan Brunelle and Armando Serrano. Score by Greg Laswell. Additional score by Bobby Lord and Jonathon Roberts. The Two Princes is a production of Gimlet Media.
Listen to the first episode of Gimlet's new scripted fiction podcast, Motherhacker. The series stars Carrie Coon, Pedro Pascal, Alan Cumming, Lucas Hedges, Tavi Gevinson, Rupert Friend, Alex Goldman, and more. Bridget’s life is a series of dropped calls. With a gift for gab, an ex-husband in rehab, and down to her last dollar, Bridget’s life takes a desperate turn when she starts vishing over the phone for a shady identity theft ring in order to support her family. Want to hear the rest of the story? Follow Motherhacker for free on Spotify to listen to the whole season for free: http://gimlet.media/motherhacker