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Someone Knows Something

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Hosted by  David Ridgen
Language  English
Written by  David Ridgen
Updates  Weekly
Genre  Investigative journalism Serialized audio narrative
Production  David Ridgen Cesil Fernandes Chris Oke Steph Kampf Arif Noorani (executive producer) Ashley Walters (Season 1) Sandra Bartlett (Season 1) Craig Desson (digital producer Season 1) Olsy Sorokina (digital producer Season 1)

Someone Knows Something (or SKS for short) is a podcast by Canadian award-winning filmmaker and writer David Ridgen, first released in March 2016. The series is hosted, written and produced by Ridgen and mixed by Cesil Fernandes. The series is also produced by Chris Oke, Steph Kampf and executive producer Arif Noorani.

Contents

Using investigative journalism, Ridgen narrates a nonfiction story over multiple episodes. Episodes are released on a weekly basis; most of the Season 1 episodes ranged from from 15 to 40 minutes in length, with Season 2 episodes ranging between 32 and 80 minutes in length.

Someone Knows Something is Ridgen's first podcast experience; it is also CBC Radio's first true-crime podcast.

Series overview

The first season focuses on the June 12, 1972 disappearance of Adrien McNaughton, a five-year-old boy who vanished during a family fishing trip in Eastern Ontario. The McNaughton family is from Arnprior, Ontario, where Ridgen grew up (he and his family moved there shortly after Adrien’s disappearance).

The second season follows the disappearance of Sheryl Sheppard in Hamilton, Ontario. Sheppard went missing on January 2, 1998, two days after her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie, offered a proposal of marriage on a live TV broadcast. With some assistance from Sheppard's mother, Odette Fisher, Ridgen looks into the case as well as the backgrounds of both Sheryl and Michael, who has been the only person the Hamilton Police Service has named as a suspect in Sheryl's disappearance.

Season 2

On October 21, 2016, a message posted on the show's Facebook page announced that Season 2 is "coming soon". The first episode of the second season aired on November 21, 2016, with episodes released on a weekly basis (excluding a break for Boxing Week) through the season's conclusion on February 12.

References

Someone Knows Something Wikipedia


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