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October 14, 2022
The Black Letter of the Law
When the grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan needed legal representation, he found an ally in the most unlikely of places — a volunteer attorney from the NAACP
September 27, 2022
A family in suburban Ohio finds themselves the target of one of the strangest crimes in the state's history.
September 13, 2022
Chapter Nine: The Quinneys Try to Undo the Past… in Court (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 witn...
September 6, 2022
Chapter Eight: Reunion (American Panic)
After 22 years, John comes face to face with his father Melvin.
August 30, 2022
Chapter Seven: The Kids Grow Up (American Panic)
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 ...
August 23, 2022
Chapter Six: The State vs. Melvin Quinney (American Panic)
In the summer of 1991, Melvin Quinney was put on trial. The prime witness against him: his own son, John.
August 16, 2022
Chapter Five: The Making of a Cult Victim (American Panic)
How nine-year-old John Quinney became a believer.
August 9, 2022
Chapter Four: How Do You Outrun a Panic? (American Panic)
In California, you can run but you can’t hide.
August 2, 2022
Chapter Three: Believe The Children (American Panic)
A movement meant to protect children goes catastrophically wrong.
July 26, 2022
Chapter Two: The Panic Begins (American Panic)
We trace the roots of the Satanic Panic back to a strange Canadian memoir, Michelle Remembers.
July 19, 2022
Chapter One: Meet the Quinneys (American Panic)
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 c...
July 5, 2022
The Abortion Underground (originally broadcast on Science Vs.)
In pre-Roe America, a movement for necessary healthcare was born in the underground.
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