Someone Knows Something
By CBC Radio
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On December 31, 1997, at a New Year's Eve party broadcast on live TV, Sheryl Sheppard accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Michael Lavoie. Two days later, she disappeared. In Season 2 of SKS, documentarian David Ridgen joins Sheppard’s mother Odette on her search for answers.
||CleanS2 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.||1/22/2017||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.||1/15/2017||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.||1/8/2017||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.||1/1/2017||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)||12/18/2016||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.||12/11/2016||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.||12/6/2016||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.||12/4/2016||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 weeke||11/27/2016||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.||11/20/2016||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.||11/13/2016||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.||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Episode 10: The Abyss||Five scuba divers conduct a search of Holmes Lake.||5/1/2016||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.||4/23/2016||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?||4/16/2016||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.||4/9/2016||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.||4/2/2016||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.||3/26/2016||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.||3/20/2016||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.||3/13/2016||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.||3/6/2016||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 investigate.||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Prologue: 'Do it, David. Do it.'||David Ridgen considers whether he should create the podcast Someone Knows Something.||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is art.
First review I've ever left, and I felt compelled to do so because of a negative comment that I read about the story telling. THAT is the podcast. That is what sets it apart. The human thought process behind looking at something so closely that carries so much pain for a family.
Not into it
Ambling, pretentious, vague. I'm listening to this to hear about the family not the narrator's reoccurring dream. The podcast could definitely benefit from longer sound bites from the interviewees and less narrator. Otherwise it sounds like someone who desperately wants a spot on this American life.
Less pontificating please
Compelling material that is completely squashed by a meandering storyteller. This podcast is only 20 minutes long, and half of it is taken up by the narrator's pretentious pontificating. I'd much rather hear from the characters involved in the case than the narrator's bloated description of the landscape or his recurring dream.