Someone Knows Something
By CBC Podcasts
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Host David Ridgen joins victims' family members as they investigate cold cases, tracking down leads, speaking to suspects and searching for answers. S1: Adrien McNaughton. S2 Sheryl Sheppard. S3: Dee & Moore. S4: Wayne Greavette. S5: Kerrie Brown.
||ExplicitIntroducing: Bomb on Board||A plane blown from the sky, 52 victims, four suspects - one investigation. Season 2 of Uncover investigates one of the largest unsolved mass murders on Canadian soil. Subscribe to Uncover: Bomb on Board now.||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 10 Part 2: Sumner||Trevor Brown speaks for the first time with the man who was accused of murdering his sister.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5 Episode 10 Part 1: Sumner||Patrick Sumner was arrested and charged with Kerrie's murder, but discharged after a preliminary hearing. He has never spoken to the media to give his side of the story. Until now.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 9: Marnie||David tracks down the civilian phone operator who says she received a suspicious phone call the night Kerrie disappeared.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 8: Other Brother||Trevor wasn't Kerrie's only sibling. David takes the investigation closer to home.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 7: Luella||A woman writes a name on a scrap of paper and hands it to Jim Brown. Is this the tip he's been waiting for?||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 6: The Call||A retired RCMP officer claims that certain suspects, tips and evidence may have been overlooked during the original investigation, including a very suspicious phone call.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 5 Part 2: Mad Max||Another muscle car, similar to the one seen by witnesses near the crime scene, was out driving through Thompson on the night of Kerrie's murder. The driver of that car was known as Mad Max.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 5 Part 1: Rolly||The investigation leads to the owner of an auto body shop, who has information about Patrick Sumner's vehicle, and similar cars that may have been in Thompson on the night of Kerrie's murder.||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 4: Graveyard Road||A local teenager witnessed two vehicles leaving the crime scene the night Kerrie was murdered. What did he see that night? And more importantly, who?||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 3: Helen Betty Osborne||Another young woman was brutally murdered in northern Manitoba in 1971. But unlike the Brown case, a perpetrator was eventually brought to justice. What can be learned from the Helen Betty Osborne case?||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 2: Dead End||David speaks with the woman who discovered Kerrie's body to learn about the crime scene and meets with the police officer currently in charge of Kerrie's case.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS5 Episode 1: Ravens||On a cold October night in 1986, 15-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party. Her friends and family recall that fateful night and the devastating effect it's had on their lives.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5 Kerrie Brown - Preview||In SKS Season 5: Kerrie Brown, David Ridgen travels north to Thompson, Manitoba to investigate the brutal unsolved murder of 15-year-old Kerrie Brown.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntroducing: Escaping NXIVM||NXIVM calls itself a humanitarian community. Experts call it a cult. Uncover - the new investigative series from CBC Podcasts - looks into the group, its leader Keith Raniere and one woman's journey to get out. Subscribe to Uncover: Escaping NXIVM now.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 - S5 Updates||Updates on Seasons 1 through 4. And an announcement: SKS will be back with Season 5 in October 2018.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Update: Final Response||In March 2018, David and his team of volunteers conduct a fourth search of Holmes Lake for Adrien McNaughton. It's the deepest and most thorough search to date and, with the help of cadaver dogs, leads to important discoveries.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing: Finding Cleo||Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970s and adopted out to the U.S., a Cree family believes their sister was raped and murdered while hitchhiking home to Saskatchewan. Host Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS4 Episode 5: Jr.||David and the Greavette family track down every available lead, investigating whether Wayne's murder is linked to the water industry, biker gangs or organized crime.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS4 Episode 4: D & L||A disturbing piece of information about Wayne’s past is revealed and the Greavettes meet one of the people mentioned in the death letter.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS4 Episode 3: The Deer||Danielle and Justin meet with Ed Galick who was Wayne’s former employer and mentor. He was also a person of interest to police. Ed and Wayne were like father and son, but then things took a turn in their relationship.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS4 Episode 2: Death Letter||David meets the police officers involved in the Greavette case to learn about their investigation and find out what the evidence reveals about who might have killed Wayne.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS4 Episode 1: 9-1-1||When a flashlight bomb killed Wayne Greavette in 1996, it also destroyed his family. Years later, Wayne's widow and adult children reunite to revisit the case and search for answers.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS4 Greavette - Preview||In SKS Season 4: Greavette, David Ridgen continues the work he began nine years ago, investigating the murder of Wayne Greavette.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3 Episode 7: Epilogue||In this bonus episode, David travels back to Mississippi, follows up on the Dee & Moore case, and looks at the fate of other civil rights era cases in the wake of the James Ford Seale trial.||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 6: Reckoning||In the aftermath of the Dee-Moore case, questions remain. Years later, David and Thomas return to Mississippi to meet old friends, mourn those who have passed and to try meeting the Klansman turned church deacon, Charles Marcus Edwards, one more time.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 5: The Bridge||The investigation continues, leading to the doorsteps of more former Klansmen. Then, a surprising revelation from Lampton.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 4: Bunkley||David and Thomas search for MHSP officers and FBI agents who were present during Seale and Edwards's arrests. And Thomas looks for the support of the local community as he plans to confront the Klansmen in person.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 3: The Hornet’s Nest||David and Thomas meet journalist Jerry Mitchell, who has stacks of FBI documents about the case. They speak to people who lived through the terror of civil rights era Mississippi, and visit U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton to try to get the case reopened.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 2: The Klansman||Why did authorities close the case? David & Thomas speak with the FBI and local District Attorney to try to find out. They also meet Henry's sister Thelma and Joe Lee, one of the last to see Dee & Moore alive. Thomas makes a shocking discovery.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3 Episode 1: The Wrong Body||In 1964, two klansmen were arrested for the murder of Dee & Moore: James Ford Seale and Charles Marcus Edwards. The charges were dropped. But Edwards is still known to be alive, and Thomas wants to meet him face to face.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS3 Dee & Moore - Preview||All six episodes of SKS Season 3: Dee & Moore will be available on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 & S2 Update and what's next||In a live Q&A from CBC Hamilton, David provides updates on the Adrien McNaughton and Sheryl Sheppard cases, as well as a sneak peek at what’s to come.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Episode 12: Lavoie||Where is Sheryl Sheppard? David looks into her potential whereabouts and makes direct contact with the man police have named as the prime suspect in Sheryl's disappearance: Michael Lavoie.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 11: Blackmail||As David tries to track down and speak to Brian Sweeney, Sheryl's ex-husband, evidence begins to pile up that Sheryl may have known her life was in danger.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 10: Mom||David speaks to people who knew Michael Lavoie as a child, as well as members of his family, including his mother, Pat Lavoie.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Episode 9: The Appearance of Force||David takes a closer look at the New Year's Eve proposal video with a forensic psychologist and the TV host who was there that night. We also hear from people who say they witnessed violence between Michael and Sheryl first hand.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 8: Gwen||Gwen speaks about her relationship with Michael Lavoie, what she recalls from those crucial days in January 1998, and the effect that Sheryl's disappearance had on Gwen and her family.||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 7: Ghost||David drives cross-country to meet with Gwen, Michael Lavoie's partner of many years. Retired detectives share new details about their investigation. And a local reporter reveals a previously unreported story about Lavoie.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Episode 6: Stepbrother||David tracks down Michael Lavoie's stepbrother, Mark Dempsey, and talks to him about family, betrayal and the criminal code.||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 5: Girlfriend||In the weeks surrounding Sheryl's disappearance, Michael Lavoie began a relationship with another woman, Sheila Darbyson. Sheila talks for the first time about many surprising details. (Episode 6 will be released on Monday, January 2, 2017)||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 4: Intimation||The search for more information about Sheryl’s disappearance begins to both widen and focus on the details, as David uses everything from Facebook to knocking on doors to try to figure out what might have happened to Sheryl.||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Update||The investigation into the Adrien McNaughton case continues. Since the season finale, there have been meetings with police, two search dives and some discoveries.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 3: Blondie||Who was Sheryl Sheppard? David speaks to her family, friends and coworkers to try to find out if there was anything in her past that could provide clues to explain her sudden disappearance.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 2: The Hammer||Hamilton police discover Sheryl Sheppard’s fiancé, Michael Lavoie, parked in a storage locker overcome by exhaust fumes. SKS host David Ridgen talks to police about their original investigation to begin piecing together what happened that fateful wee||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS2 Episode 1: The Trailer Park||When Odette Fisher returned from holidays in New Brunswick, she expected her daughter, Sheryl Sheppard, to pick her up at the train station. Sheryl never showed up. And Sheryl’s new fiancé said he hadn’t seen her for days.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSKS Season 2 Preview||New case. New leads. New hope. David Ridgen is back, investigating another missing person cold case. Season 2 of Someone Knows Something will launch Nov 21.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 11: Terminus||In the season finale of SKS, David Ridgen wraps up loose ends, looks into ways to continue the investigation into Adrien's disappearance, and speaks with the McNaughton family about their experience of reopening the case.||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 10: The Abyss||Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 9: What we know||The investigation pauses as the search divers wait for Holmes Lake to thaw. In the meantime, SKS revisits the people, information and new leads that have been uncovered in the case so far.||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 8: Clyde Forks||Two psychics pointed to the remote town of Clyde Forks in their readings of Adrien McNaughton's fate and whereabouts. Could the missing boy have grown up in a secluded town an hour's drive from his family home?||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 7: First Attempt||A divemaster prepares to search Holmes Lake before winter arrives and the lake freezes over. And John Gervais identifies the mysterious vehicle he saw at the lake the day Adrien disappeared.||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 6: The scent||The cadaver dogs continue their search for the scent of human remains in the Holmes Lake area.||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 5: Breeze & Grief||Two cadaver dogs are brought in to search the area of Holmes Lake where five-year-old Adrien McNaughton was last seen.||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 4: Hello, Adrien?||Is Adrien still alive? If so, what would he look like today? Forensic artist Diana Trepkov creates a series of age-progression sketches to help SKS in their quest to solve the mystery of McNaughton's disappearance.||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 3: The theories||SKS host David Ridgen speaks with those involved in the initial search for Adrien McNaughton, and weighs every available theory about the cause of his disappearance — from abduction to bear attack.||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 2: Mr. Ring||Another witness was present in the moments leading up to Adrien’s disappearance. SKS host David Ridgen ventures into the backwoods of Eastern Ontario to find him.||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 1: The family||What happened the day five-year-old Adrien McNaughton wandered into the woods and was never seen again? How does a family grieve for someone who may still be alive? And where might he be today? SKS host David Ridgen returns to his hometown to investigat||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Prologue: 'Do it, David. Do it.'||David Ridgen considers whether he should create the podcast Someone Knows Something.||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Exploitative, cruel, and no one knows anything (s1 review)
The host wonders at the beginning of season 1 whether or not doing this story is an act of exploitation or an act of compassion.
It’s an act of exploitation when you have no content for an episode and decide to have a sketch artist draw the missing boy aged up, and show that to the family and record their reaction of their statistically likely dead son if he was alive.
It’s an act of exploitation, when no one questions the psychic, or the validity of psychics or why the hell psychics pop up like cockroaches to families of missing people. What kind of a reporter doesn’t ask those questions?
Someone knows something doesn’t know who have answers or what anyone knows. They don’t answer anything. After the first three episodes, and until the last two nothing has been gained, and in case you get bored, they talk to the family.
I think it’s cruel to impose and implant yourself and reopen the wounds of a family and not find answers to anything.
I really love this show because it is seriously built and does not forget any king of aspect to the subject. I must say that I fell for the social side as it is not presented as engaged but factual.
Thank you David.
Very well done
This podcast is well researched and fairly presented. It’s obvious that David is invested in these cases, and that passion tempered with journalistic caution make for a compelling narrative.