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Conviction

A Society, Culture and News podcast featuring Saki Knafo
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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.

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12 episodes
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10 episodes

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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 crimetownshow.com.
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 gimletmedia.com/the-clearing.
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? 

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imonaboat reviewed this podcast about 1 month ago
"Interesting story of police corruption, crime, the justice system, and those who try to fight it. Sometimes droned on a bit."

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Podcast Details
Started
Jan 18th, 2019
Latest Episode
Aug 7th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
12
Avg. Episode Length
30 minutes
Explicit
Yes
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