March 31, 2020
More than a decade after the first allegations of satanic ritual abuse in California, the Satanic Panic was mostly snuffed out. The nation began to move on. But the children at the heart of it were just beginning to reckon with their past.
November 22, 2022
The Scariest Case You’ve Never Heard Of, pt. 2
In 1995, a man a named Barry Jones was sentenced to death for a terrible crime: sexual assault and murder of a four-year-old girl named Rachel Gray. But, over the next nearly two decades, the legs holding up the case against Barry Jones started to wobble. In part two of our story, a team of federal public defenders fight to prove that Barry Jones should never have been convicted in the first place....
November 16, 2022
The Scariest Case You’ve Never Heard Of, pt. 1
The story of Barry Jones starts the way a lot of crime stories do: with an alleged murder off a dusty highway in Tucson, Arizona. And for years, the story of this crime seemed familiar. A terrible tragedy followed by an investigation, a trial and then a conviction. But all of that changed earlier this year, when the United States Supreme Court took up Barry’s case, and came out with a decision that...
September 13, 2022
Episode 9: The Quinneys Try to Undo the Past… in Court (S2 American Panic)
When John Quinney was ten years old, he helped get his father convicted and sentenced to twenty years in prison. But a lot has happened in the three decades since he got on the witness stand. In this update episode, we take you inside the courtroom as John recants his testimony and tries to get his dad exonerated.
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