The BEST Episodes of The Confession Tapes
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 17, 2021
This true crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false.
#1 - True East Part 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 8, 2017
As the trial for Burns and Rafay unfolds, the suspects begin to understand the massive implications of their confessions.
#2 - 8th and H
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 8, 2017
Police interrogate supposed gang members about a brutal attack following an anonymous tip. Oddly, no one in the neighborhood ever heard of the gang.
#3 - Down River
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 8, 2017
A man drives his four children into a river, where they drown. He wearily confesses to doing it purposefully, but later contends it was an accident.
#4 - A Public Apology
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 8, 2017
After his girlfriend is found murdered, a man insists he was coerced into confessing. Years later, DNA evidence tells the truth.
#5 - Joyride
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 21, 2019
A double murder in Nebraska sparks a hunt for those responsible and a bizarre series of interviews that raise more questions than they answer.
#6 - Trial by Fire
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 8, 2017
A fire leads to tragedy, and the victim’s mother is accused of -- and confesses to -- murder. At trial, the defense presents an alternate theory.
#7 - True East Part 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 8, 2017
Following a gruesome murder, two teens are targeted by undercover police, who use a controversial technique to try to extract a confession.
#8 - Gaslight
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2019
Without a lawyer to advise him, a weary truck driver confesses to murdering a 17-year-old girl following an exhausting interrogation.
#9 - The Labor Day Murders
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 8, 2017
Following a double murder, circumstantial evidence points to the victim's nephew, who endures a marathon interrogation without a lawyer.
#10 - Deep Down
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 21, 2019
In a long interview with police, Angelika Graswald admits to being "OK with" her fiancé drowning during a kayaking expedition. Cops and media pounce.
#11 - Marching Orders
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 21, 2019
After Hamid Hayat admits to attending a terrorist camp, lawyers and his family question whether the taped confession reveals a very different truth.