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152 David Ridgen | Uncovering the Truth

By Harry Duran

David Ridgen is a Toronto-based filmmaker for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and host of Someone Knows Something, a true crime podcast that digs deep to uncover the truth of unsolved crimes. Trained as a documentary storyteller as a filmmaker, David takes those same skills and applies them to SKS to deliver a podcast that is very well produced, investigated, and meticulously crafted. His experience as an investigator and journalist serves him well and he no doubt has helped catapult the rising interest of true crime podcasts. 05:50 - His true crime podcast, Someone Knows Something (SKS) 08:41 - The difference between making a podcast and an investigative film 09:56 - Why he doesn’t listen to podcasts or watch documentaries 11:36 - The unfamiliarity of podcasts in Canada 13:12 - Why he stepped away and felt hesitant returning to work on SKS 16:30 - How he copes and decompresses from the heavy subject matter of SKS 18:32 - His background with investigative journalism 19:53 - How he approaches asking the tough questions 21:49 - The beauty and effectiveness of silence 23:13 - His interest in Michael Moore’s work and the people who have helped him in his career 25:16 - How he goes about finding a case to investigate 28:20 - The importance of the process of looking at the cases he investigates 30:37 - The many families still seeking closure from unsolved crime cases 31:56 - His team that helps him deliver SKS 34:01 - The involved production process behind SKS 36:09 - The music and source audio behind SKS 38:03 - The lengthy scripts that are involved to produce SKS 38:56 - The support of his friends and family in his work 41:34 - The one most misunderstood thing about him Full Show Notes:

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