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Saki Knafo

Host of Conviction
Saki Knafo is a freelance writer based in New York. His work has appeared in GQ, the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.


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Introducing Crimetown
Introducing Crimetown Season 2: Detroit. Binge the whole season on Spotify, or listen weekly wherever you get your podcasts.Detroit, 1971—a city riven by blight, racial strife, and rising crime. In the first episode of Crimetown Season 2, the police form a controversial undercover unit called STRESS—Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets. One of the unit’s cops kills so many black men that he earns a nickname: Mr. STRESS. Can anyone stop him?For bonus content from this episode, visit
Introducing The Clearing
Listen to the first episode of this new true crime podcast from Pineapple Street Media and Gimlet.When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online narrative that had turned Edward Wayne Edwards into a kind of serial killer caricature. Find episode two and more at
Part 7: No Angels
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
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
Manny’s quest to free Pedro isn’t just about justice. It’s payback.  
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New York, État de New York, États-Unis
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6 hours, 5 minutes