12 episodes

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.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 222 Ratings

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.

    Preview: How To Outrun A Panic

    Preview: How To Outrun A Panic

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

    • 1 min
    Preview: Believe The Children (Season 2)

    Preview: Believe The Children (Season 2)

    Listen to this preview of Conviction: American Panic.

    • 2 min
    Episode 1: Meet the Quinneys (Season 2)

    Episode 1: Meet the Quinneys (Season 2)

    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.

    • 24 min
    Introducing Conviction Season 2: American Panic

    Introducing Conviction Season 2: American Panic

    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.

    • 1 min
    No Angels | S1 Ep7

    No Angels | S1 Ep7

    Pedro’s trial date finally arrives, and Manny sets out on another quest. Will he finally push the envelope too far? 

    • 42 min
    Right Past the Sun | S1 Ep6

    Right Past the Sun | S1 Ep6

    Manny takes some big risks that could get Pedro’s case dismissed—or could get Pedro into even deeper trouble.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

40th nickname attempt ,

Really good

Glad I found this, easy to listen to and follow. Clear and concise. Hoping all of season 2 is released on here 🤞🏻

cocktailsnquarantinis ,

So far, so good

This is great so far but for pete’s sake, release the next episode and make it available on iTunes!

littlegibbo ,

Why restrict to Spotify?

You advertise it on iTunes but you can only get the intro and the final bonus episode. Everything else is limited to Spotify. This is like writing a book and only selling it in one shop. I hate this. I don’t care how good this is I don’t want Spotify. I don’t want multiple apps to listen to music and podcasts. I certainly don’t want to be forced into having to choose. That’s then not a choice.

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