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Conviction

Manuel Gomez is a detective straight out of a detective novel. But the cases he takes on are all too real. Reporter Saki Knafo follows Gomez as he tackles the biggest case of his career—and along the way, Saki explores big questions about criminal justi
Conviction

Description

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.

Link: gimletmedia.com/conviction

Episodes

Introducing Mogul

Oct 22, 2019 2436

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Introducing Mogul, a show about hip-hop's most iconic moments, told by the people who lived them. This season starts with Luke Campbell of the 2 Live Crew getting thrown in jail. Luke wound up in handcuffs because, according to a Florida judge, his music was obscene. To understand how this happened, we have to go back in time to 1980s Miami, to a sweatbox teen disco that birthed a new kind of hip hop: Miami bass.

Introducing Crimetown

Aug 7, 2019 1938

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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.

Part 7: No Angels

Feb 4, 2019 2531

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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

Feb 4, 2019 2182

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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

Feb 4, 2019 2594

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Manny’s quest to free Pedro isn’t just about justice. It’s payback.  








Part 4: No Wins

Feb 4, 2019 2390

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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

Feb 4, 2019 2402

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Manny meets a key witness. Saki meets Manny’s nemesis.  






Part 2: The Porsche

Feb 4, 2019 2482

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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

Feb 4, 2019 2178

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

Coming Soon: Conviction

Jan 18, 2019 149

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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.