If you love true crime podcasts, then ‘Someone Knows Something’ is one of those that you just can’t miss. Structured as a serialised narration, it follows the stories of various cold cases. It is produced by CBC Radio and is their first venture in this form of entertainment. The podcast is produced by Chris Oke, Steph Kampf, Amil Delic, Eunice Kim and Mikal Aranha, along with David Ridgen. Arif Noorni serves as the executive producer of the podcast, and it is mixed by Cesil Fernandes. The theme music of the first and the second season is composed by Bob Wiseman. David Federman is responsible for the original music of the fifth season.
With the expertise of Ridgen at telling the stories of the cold cases, the podcast received praise for shining light on the long-forgotten cases and reinstating the importance of investigative journalism by breaking ground on some new information that has helped in moving forward the formal investigation, even if by an inch. It has also made the listeners more attentive of its surroundings and the network has even provided a way to reach out to them in case someone finds new information.
Who is the Host of Someone Knows Something?
‘Someone Knows Something’ is hosted and narrated by David Ridgen. He has also written the show, and serves as its producer. Ridgen is an independent filmmaker and ‘Someone Knows Something’ is his first venture into the podcast scene. However, his experience in the exploration of cold cases isn’t something new. He has received many awards for the documentaries that have focused on a myriad of issues. He has also covered the case of Mississippi Burning victims. His next venture came in the form of the cold case murder of two African-American teenagers at the hands of the Klan. His film ‘Mississippi Cold Case’ was so effective that it led to the reopening of the case. He has also been a part of the Civil Rights Cold Case Project and has made multiple investigative films over the years.
What’s Someone Knows Something About?
‘Someone Knows Something’ follows a new cold case in every season. The first season follows the case of Adrien McNaughton. He was a five-year-old boy and went missing on June 1972. He had been on a fishing trip with his family. While he was on the shore of the Holmes Lake with his father and two brothers, he got tired and wandered off into the woods, a short distance away from the lake. That was the last time anyone saw of him.
The second season too follows a mysterious disappearance. Sheryl Sheppard went missing four days after her fiancée proposed to her on a live TV broadcast. That was in 1998. She was supposed to pick up her mother from a train station, but she never showed up. This was unlike her behaviour which made her mother instantly suspicious. When her fiancée, Michael Lavoie, was interrogated, he reported that he “hadn’t seen her in days”. He further displayed some sketchy behaviour which led people to believe that he was somehow involved with the disappearance. Despite this, he was never formally charged.
The third season of ‘Someone Knows Something’ is the revisiting of a case Ridgen had previously explored in his award-winning documentary, ‘Mississippi Cold Case’. In 1964, two nineteen-year-old African-Americans fell into the hands of the KKK when a hitchhiking went wrong. They were severely tortured and were thrown alive into the Mississippi River. In July 1964, their mangled bodies were discovered, but because they were black and not the civil rights workers (which was an active FBI investigation at that time), their cases never found media interest.
The fourth season is another trip down the memory lane for our host, who had already made a documentary on the subject. Wayne Greavette received a package that had a typewritten letter and a flashlight. As soon as he turned it on, it exploded. Why he was targeted and who did it was never resolved. The fifth season takes the listeners back to 1986 and revisits the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, Kerri Ann Brown.
Someone Knows Something 6 Release Date: When is it Coming Out?
‘Someone Knows Something’ season 5 premiered on October 16, 2018. The series continued in the footsteps of the previous seasons and received great reviews. Over the course of four seasons, a solid fanbase had been built, which was enjoyed by the fifth season. With the continuing rise of podcast fever, ‘Someone Knows Something’ continues to receive more fanbase. With the fifth season surpassing all expectations, the fans have been waiting on a word for the sixth.
CBC Radio hasn’t released any information about what they plan to do with the next season of the podcast and when they will be back with it. The great thing for the fans is that they never have had to wait too long. The break between the first and the second season was only a few months. A similar trend has continued for the ones that followed. This podcast has regularly released two seasons within a year and if it follows the same trend, we might have another true crime story within a matter of months. This time, however, it has already been a longer break than previously witnessed. This means that either the next season is very close, or that we might have to wait longer than usual. Our estimate based on everything we know is that ‘Someone Knows Something’ season 6 could release sometime in October, 2019. As soon as we get to know more about it, we will update this section.
Where Can I Listen to Someone Knows Something?
As you listen to the podcast, remember that investigations on most of the cases highlighted in the podcast are still ongoing. CBC Radio has invited the listeners to help in it. If you come across any new information about any case, you can tip the podcast team about it