What amazing work you do! I find you to be so kind and honest. I love your work. I was very moved by Season 3. You and Thomas Moore are amazingly brave people.
David Ridgen has an amazing voice and is an excellent writer. In every episode, he weaves beautiful phrases into ugly topics. I’m so glad he is doing this podcast, and am sad I’ve not seen a new season. I hope that doesn’t mean he’s not going to do any more.
He is so kind and respectful when talking to those affected and those of all kinds of backgrounds. Love his voice! Well done research!
I was pretty deep into the “true crime” podcast world when I found SKS. David has a way with words and with people that no other host can match. Although I’m an atheist, I think he may actually be an angel haha
I am horny. -Les Couchon- 💄🐷🍒👠
I was enthralled with season 5. So many unanswered questions. So many different theories running through my head. Would love an update on the progress on this case. What a blessing it would be for the family and this girl’s soul if the case were solved.
I really enjoy this podcast and following David’s journey around. Truly amazing the work that goes into these stories and this is very well reported and high quality show/well produced show. I love listening to all the interviews he does and how I feel like I’m literally following him around along for his experience investigating. I will definitely stay subscribed and check for updates!
This is very solid and legit reporting and investing. Thanks for the good work.
Interesting journey to eventually nowhere.. My first podcast I ever listened to was up and vanished so going from that to this was disappointing as it led to nothing.. the presentation was good though
Very real and honest. David has a way of communicating with people that makes them feel comfortable opening up to him. I look forward to more podcasts from him in the future.
Great content and the direct interview portions are spot on, but the narration is delivered with the intensity of Winnie The Pooh and causes a weird contrast for me.
I have enjoyed everything about this show except for the hosts patronizing voice during reporting. He uses a normal voice to interview people but then switches to a slow, sing song speech pattern making me feel like he thinks listeners are stupid. Just report with your regular voice. Would be so much better!
I agree with many of the reviews. The creator and interviewer is great and I like his voice. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but THE SINGING AT THE END, please, it’s horrendous. The music during the podcast itself is very well-done. I totally enjoy not hearing 5 ads before during and after the show. I’ve heard enough Madison Reed ads for 3 lifetimes.
I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts. This one is the best. The mere time involved for each story is mind boggling. I also love they way the folks being interviewed are at ease when chatting with our host. He has a gift, and readily shares it with his listeners.
David’s pacing is perfect. Great writing and episode structure.
I’m half way thru season two. But jeez. I can’t stop. It’s so amazing. His voice just speaks with such purpose and elegance. Makes me want to lean in and listen harder. Most episodes I find myself either tearing up all the way season one, or seething angry at where I am in season two. I can’t wait to listen to all of it. I’m suggesting it to everyone and can’t wait to hear the resolution.
The meat of these podcasts is awesome but David’s voice while he narrates in season 5 is driving me crazy! It is so sing songy and robotic. While he interviews he talks normally but when he narrates I want to turn the podcast off!!
Beautifully narrated and researched!! I love David and this podcast! I cannot WAIT for a new season!!
I travel a lot, so I love a good podcast to keep me engaged and awake. This one did not disappoint.
I loved every thing about this - the tone, the pace, the authentic feel. It keeps popping into my mind. The story is horrific, of course, but the producer/interviewer is great.
I miss this show!!
Love this podcast. The Kerrie Brown story is great. I cried listening to the episode where her brother Trevor sings - beautiful voice and who knows how his life may have turned out differently if he wasn’t broken by his sisters murder. So sad all around.
I can’t believe I stopped listening to this podcast at one point. I forgot how much I enjoyed listening to David’s voice. I love hearing the outdoor sounds like in the raven sounds, the accent of the indigenous Cree ladies, and it made me miss my own indigenous Chippewa people in northern Wisconsin. Thank you for this wonderful podcast done on very tough subjects.
Show is very well done. Dave has solid steel clackers to charge people up they way he does. However, I hope next season is everyone looking for the people who sing the song. It is HORRENDOUS and I hope they disappear without a trace....
David is one of the best out there. He’s telling important stories and trying to get answers. I commend him!
I think this is one of the best investigative podcasts out there! The work is so above and beyond. I love Dave’s belief system in the truth.
Season 3 was the most heartbreaking and simultaneously heartwarming. The update episode had me in literal tears. Like Kim Kardashian Ugly crying with tears of joy. Being an American the accents and vernacular can sometimes be hard to grasp but it’s worth sticking with it. I binge each season because I don’t want to be left hanging. I listen to this at work and it doesn’t distract me but keeps me involved. A must for true crime anthology lovers.
Even though nothing rights the wrong of the murder there is something in every act of injustice that you can’t keep down. Good can always be found. Look at the good you were able to do.
His heart just spoke so much to me through his words at the grave. Very powerful true story and I’m glad y’all are telling it. We must learn from our past mistakes and grow together which I think this podcast shows so wonderfully. Can’t wait to hear more.
Best podcaster ever!
I have been such a fan of this podcast from day one! The host David is such an amazing person. I can’t wait for the next season!
Season 3 broke my heart! I enjoyed all of the seasons, please keep them up! To the person that posted nothing ever gets solved, you never know what will come from these investigations!
Wish there wasn’t a long wait in between seasons, but I get it. Keep up the great work
Because to be frank? ‘Someone Knows Something’ should actually be called “No One Knows Anything. Ever.” Nothing ever pans out, get solved, or had even a slightly satisfying ending. EXCEPT. FOR SEASON 3. It is worth giving every other mess of a season these 5 stars. It is worth every minute you’ll spend listening and if there’s one podcast out there you’ll actually listen to TWICE? This is it. It is absolutely incredible, soul stirring, just the very very best of what this medium has to offer.
Compelling and very well done.
Very intriguing, very well done, good imagery. I wish there was some resolution but there isn’t anything they could do about that. Biggest problem with this podcast, THE THEME MUSIC. 🤢
I just finished all 5 seasons and I cannot believe the cold case units or Law Enforcement divisions all around the world wouldn't wrap their arms around these awesome people who provide Podcast on Cold cases!! What is wrong with these idiots??? This is how new evidence, DNA and all sorts of new leads can be uncovered. I listened to these individuals and I was shocked at their unwillingness to release ANY HELP after 30 -40 YEARS OF NOTHING!!! Get with the times people! Anything is better than nothing! We have every opportunity with technology and we should ALL BE HELPING!
Your articulation is lovely ~ I love how you muse .. listened to all your podcasts just because you draw me in with your comforting style and story telling .. thanks for telling the stories of these cold cases . I really felt so sad about the cat lady . Hope the guy gets his karma . Also wish you could comment on each episode .
I love how David tells his stories. I also enjoy that he investigates in “real time” so people can listening can participate, react, or gain new information. Really well done!
The verbal imagery, the research, the story telling and the work of a real journalist (something rare in this day and age) makes this one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to (and I listen to many).
David, you are a true hero. Love your passion and the way you care for people!
Absolutely hooked on this podcast.... The way David tells the story and let’s the family tell their story is amazing.
Just discovered CBC. I love everything they make — if you haven’t listened to UNCOVER, do! Fantastic!
The way the David tells a story and loves and understands the people he interviews reels me in and I can’t stop listening. Brilliant.
Amazingly well researched - both logical and empathetic - truly so impressed
Tried watching season 1 last year about the missing boy and wasn’t a huge fan. I felt like the podcastor tried really hard with the story, but it just wasn’t going anywhere to me. I now skipped all the way to season 5 and I really like it so far; very sad but very well told.
I can’t believe how excited I was to see there was an update today!! I’ve been thinking about Kerri and Trevor for months. Thanks for all you do & for telling these stories in the best most graceful way possible. You’re a hero for getting people talking , for the family . Amazing , thank you .
The files keep stopping in the middle of it. Anyone else have this issue. I've restarted several times. I want to listen! Each episode does this
Is he still making this podcast? I love it! He dose an amazing job! Keeps you interested!
Where are the rest of the episodes regarding the bonus for example: The Cat Lady or Escaping NXIVM? I only find the bonus, but I can’t find the rest of the episodes? I’m confused!
Seriously such great writing. Keeps me wanting more! Wonderful!
David Ridgen does an amazing job of investigating and detailing the crimes he’s focusing on each season while also humanizing the victims and their loved ones. Very well done and, most importantly, in a way that’s respectful to those he’s interacting with.
amazingly written, captivating and real. love the diversity and thoroughness in the investigations throughout the seasons. also love the score, EXCEPT for the theme song... well done!
Love this podcast! It is probably my favorite true crime podcast out there. My only problem is that I listen to on the episodes!
You can tell that the host David has a passion for what he is doing. I've enjoyed this podcast and the others by David!
I’ve listened to all 5 seasons so far and love it
This podcast is interesting. It’s an easy listen. The investigation is thorough. Give it a try because it’s a must listen.
It’s good, a little too slow. If he talked in his normal voice as he does when he’s interviewing, then it would be engaging. It has potential with some minor tweaks and consolidation. Overall too slow.
The narration is awful. This dude is trying way to hard.
I cannot handle any more of the conspiratorial whispering. Use a normal voice!
Season 1 is really good. You feel as though you’re right there with David as he travels around the various locations, very descriptive. You can tell he cared about the family. A little too long. Season 2 another good story, well written and narrated, but the ending was a bit disappointing. Season 5-Too much foul language for my taste. I wanted to keep listening but couldn’t get through 2 episodes.
Honestly David Ridgen is so great, and the content is really well researched and presented. One of my favorite podcasts!
Of all CBC’s outstanding podcasts, SKS really stands out. David Ridgen is just a gem. The heart and sensitivity he brings to these stories really comes through. And I have a total voice crush on him ;)
Is season 4 over? Keep waiting for new episodes on that story, where did you go? More please.
David is an amazing storyteller. It is apparent he really cares about all of these cases and that he wants to find a solution for these families. I listened to all of the seasons within a few days.
David has a way of speaking and asking questions that is phenomenal for this listener. its like i go with him. stunning.
This was so well done. I love this family and wish only peace for the rest of their days. They are so strong and brave. Dave... I’m a little in love with you.( a lot).. your compassion is humbling and makes us all want to be better people. Keep up the good work..God Bless you all
Honestly such a good and catchy podcast. I’m obsessed. Idk what anyone complains about, I actually dig the song at the end. Reminds me of the cold cases I would watch as a child.
I really love the podcast but the host really loves himself and tends to always bring it back to him somehow
Couldn’t stop listening at work! Am I the only one who’s inner detective senses were buzzing at the mention of grimaces father being abnormally affected by the death of a girl he didn’t know well? On the edge of my seat! Keep up the good work.
SKS is a great, detailed podcast that kept me listening. I am a podcast junkie and this is another one of my favorites. I do have to say please change the theme song!!! It’s HORRIBLE! Other podcasts that have catchy theme music get on my head and I find myself excited to listen when I hear the music. It’s important- and this theme music makes me cringe!!!! Otherwise keep doing what you do!
The investigations you do is great it helps give our family hope. My brother in law has been missing since 2006 from Oroville, California we have no answers and so many questions. If you or anybody have a resource that might help us.
Just listened to first episode. I must admit that I am a complete gore hound and true crime junkie. It is so rare to hear from victims friends and family in such a poignant way; how they struggle for life, blame themselves and think, “if only I had done this, she would still be alive. I appreciate the portrayal of humanity, love, and loss. A moving tale of multiple lives affected by the violence and brutality of a selfish monster, pure evil.
If you like true crime stories or Lt. Joe Kenda or Cold Case Filed you should like this. Very human and touching.
I listen to this podcast so much that I accidentally get a Canadian accent.
I’m not sure how anyone makes it to the end of season one. Period. I gave this a try for 6 episodes, each of which had a painful twangy 2 minute song at the end. 6 full episodes - I couldn’t make it ANY. FURTHER. Literally nothing happened in 6 episodes. I’m so confused at how it’s rated so highly.
This podcast is well researched with excellent storytelling that really helps to solve cold cases in a kind, considerate approach towards all people involved in the case. Can’t wait for updates or the next case!
really enjoy listening to this podcast. It’s interesting, compelling, and executed well. That closing song and performance, however, is painful to listen to. I could see what they were going for, but it misses the mark, completely.
Sorry about this, but my OCD kicked in during this episode. David refers to someone that went to Miss St. University, & he says it is also known as Ole Miss. Ole Miss is the University of MS. Miss St is the aggie school, not Ole Miss, which is the “fancy” lawyer/doctor school.😉 Otherwise, enjoying season 3. Liking Thomas Moore. Seems like a cool cat😎
Gorgeous stories that will haunt you for a while
This guy’s investigation tactics are insane. Showing up at his subjects’ homes and places of work unannounced and with no prior contact, to ask them questions about some of the most traumatic experiences of their lives? I get the passionate hunt for the truth, and by all means I like listening to results...But something about the way he gathers his intel from these people doesn’t sit right with me. It feels insensitive and maybe not so ethical, and makes me uncomfortable. Like the one episode where he Facebook stalks a woman to figure out where she works, proceeds to drive across the whole country without ever contacting her or telling her that he’s coming, and then gets in her cashier line at the grocery store she works at?!?! To tell her he is journalist who wants to talk about how the father of her children probably killed her friend, and the dead friend’s mother is working with this program too? Also we’re recording you without permission. If that is all what really happened, this dude is literally terrifying. But cool concept tho.
David is such a great narrator and storyteller. Not to mention, he handles these tough cases with such compassion — a trait very hard to find in a true crime podcast, where the sole focus is looking at the clues.
Hands down best podcast. David the host has a passion for investigative journo. He leaves politics out of it and is a fact only guy. Again best podcast out here people.
Seriously one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. David is a fantastic reporter- compassionate and straight forward.
Tried to listen to cat lady pod cast but the narrators voice is so irritating I could not get past 10 minutes
American listener and I love it! I wish they had someone here that had the same technique. Great story teller and a great cause.
David is no joke. He is a treasure of a reporter. Keep going. I listen to every minute of these podcasts. They really make a difference to society along with being very entertaining.
Like the show. Had to skip season two. Couldn’t listen to the mom talking.
Great podcast. Love David’s passion for justice.
This is one of my favorite true crime podcasts. David’s passion for helping the families really makes this podcast so amazing.
Thank you. Great podcast. Looking forward to season6.
David is a compassionate and tenacious investigative reporter. It’s entertaining and very well put together. Keep up the great work David and I look forward to hearing more podcasts from you! Thank you for all your hard work.
This show is so well done...my favorite investigative podcast. I have caught up with all seasons now...just finished the Dee-Moore season and was moved to tears. Keep up the good work! I hope there is an announcement of a season 6 soon!
This is well done all the way around! In the tradition of the CBC, professional journalism, and excellent production and storytelling! Bravo. Looking forward to more. Thank you! 👏👏👏
Stop putting commercials in your podcasts!
That’s why I kept coming back to listen to the well told story. I was hooked immediately and was sad to have it end. This is a must listen to podcast.
Amazing. It’s hard to wait for the next episode
Of all podcast this is my favorite. He does better investigations then the police. His voice is perfect for this! Not childish like lots of others. Glad it’s a one man show. Not over talking with one another. Love from Texas!
Wonderful work. Like a good book, several of these podcasts I will always remember. The Mississippi case gave dignity to those so brutally killed out to sheer prejudice and ignorance.
Outstanding work David...I was moved to tears for Charles Moore and ashamed of the South, where I was raised, for allowing him and many others to be forgotten. Thank you sir for helping to bring the poor forgotten souls to the forefront. God bless you.
David is amazing. This is honestly one of the best podcasts I have ever heard. I’m almost done with season 5 and I am so sad it’s almost over. I can’t wait for David’s next show.
David is a kind person who empathizes with the families and shares their stories in an insightful way. One of my favorite podcasts.
Stand for justice! Keep the pressure on! It takes a village standing together and speaking the truth! My prayers are with you Trevor and David and Jim. 🙏🏼
These are compelling stories told in beautiful and interesting ways. I can never get enough.
My heart aches for these families. Thank you for making their stories heard. You’ve had such an impact on their lives and now mine. Prayers.
I’m on season one and binging. The show is well done. I think it’s insightful and well presented. But the music absolutely stinks!! Ohmygosh. The vocals are terrible. And sadly, it detracts a little to hear this cat-yowling in the background. Hopefully next season they change that.
I’m on season 2 of my binge, and I love how thorough and descriptive the podcast is, it feels almost like a cross between a crime special and an audio book; not for everyone I’m sure, but I adore it. But that song. For the love of god that awful, ear flaying, punishment of a song. Please. I think I would rather listen to three straight minutes of an angry goat screaming directly into my ear cavity than sit through that song without frantically hitting the skip button. If it weren’t for the song, I’d say a solid five stars, but with the sheer trauma that woman’s voice has caused me, four will have to do
This podcast is so awesome I love the host! Just wish there was more! Ah but good work takes time! Keep it up!
What information, insight, tragedy. Truly was addicted to this tragic story. Incredible passion.
These podcasts are so thorough and interesting. Please do more! Love listening in Atlanta...
Waiting for more episodes because I’m addicted!
This has become my favorite true crime podcast. I loved Up and Vanished but David does an outstanding job thoroughly investing these cases. Excellent job!
I listed to all of these pod casts- they help my work day move a little quicker. I hope there is a new one to come!
I love this podcast! I love that David isn’t afraid of speaking his mind and asking the tough questions that no one else wants asked.
I thoroughly enjoy the way this podcast is put together
This is one of my favorites, and I am having withdrawal because there has been nothing new for so long. The last story did not finish. What has happened to David? He is excellent in how he presents his stories. Has a very pleasing speaking voice, and for me, that is very important. I have stopped listening to many podcasts because of the narrator's voice.
Since suggested as a “you may also like...” after binging Casefile True Crime a couple of weeks ago, I have been binging SKS. The only thing negative I have to say is that as I approach the end of Season 5, I genuinely don’t know what podcast could even approach filling the void left when I finish this season. SKS is an absolute gem. As one can expect from the anonymity afforded to internet reviewers, the *negative* reviews of this podcast are petty, and the criticisms are frankly embarrassing (my fav: “I hate your theme music, so I deducted stars from my review”). Sheeesh. I haven’t checked to see if David Ridgen (the almost one-man-band behind this excellent podcast) has ever won awards for his work, but he clearly deserves several! Please keep making these! -M
David does an amazing job of story telling and vetting out all of the information. You fall in love with the people involved, and want answers for them. So gripping! I just wish there were more seasons!
This podcast is so slow and so incredibly repetitive. Season one was awful. I’m confused how it has such great ratings.
It’s a very nice presentation of unsolved cases that I haven’t heard about. They remain unsolved so it’s a tad frustrating. Honestly the worst thing about this podcast is the show closing music. That god awful caterwauling has me scrambling to go on to the next thing every time it begins.
I really enjoyed this podcast. My favorite season is Season 2. I can't wait for Season 6!
I’ve only listened to season 1 but I’m frustratingly confused as to why it’s gotten such good reviews. Nothing has happened. Like nothing. He’s just rehashing things that are already known and interviewing people that really don’t have much more to offer to the story. Dramatizing dog searches that turn out to be again, nothing. It’s wasted breath in my opinion. True crime fan here and I know this is a harsh review, but I was lead here by raving reviews and was seriously let down by an 11 episode waste of time.
I love Ridgen’s descriptive story telling to move to the story and investigation along. I love that he will follow the story anywhere it takes him. Enjoyable to listen to, thrilling to listen too.
Good podcast. Nice mix of narration and interviews. The narrator also adds in the right amount of environmental detail that gives you the feel that you are right next to him. Very thorough and heartfelt investigations. Don’t get caught too far from your phone when the theme song plays. It’s ear torture. A “must mute” or “skip through” situation. You have been warned.
I’ll attempt further seasons, but season one was such a chore to get through. The investigator spends most of the time narrating silly and irrelevant thoughts and seems to genuinely annoy the people he asks questions to. It’s too bad, I typically enjoy content from the CBC, but this season should have never made it to publication.
Just found this podcast. Listening to season 1, the family. It is one of the best I have heard. Professional, no BS socializing, just good research and reporting. 5 stars!!!
Can’t speak for the other seasons, but season 1 was the worst podcast I’ve ever listened to. All the investigator does is drag the family through their emotions and trauma again with absolutely no new developments. Boring and manipulative.
Can’t get enough of this investigation and insight into this tragedy. Thank you.
The first time I began listening to this podcast was 5:00 AM, I had just finished binging all of the available episodes of MFM and was looking for a new true crime podcast. What a beautiful way to explain tragic stories. David creates a visual of walking beside him, hearing the same sounds of nature as I listen to families desperately trying to find answers to such tragic questions.
Honestly these are handled so beautifully and with so much heart! ReAdy for the next case!
I’m a huge fan of this series from the Lower 48! I really enjoy David Ridgen’s work and keep checking social media for news on the next season. I can’t recommend this series enough. Not only are the stories gripping (sure, some seasons are better than others), but David’s narration and the way he introduces the characters and key players in each story is masterful. I thought the 2nd and 5th seasons were the best, but really you can’t go wrong with any. Please keep more coming David and CBC!
Really strong work. I can’t imagine the research and time that was put into this podcast. Sometimes you are a bit dramatic with your voice in the narration, but I think that’s a pretty small thing. You relate the events in a compelling and interesting way.
Finished all 5 seasons! Would definitely recommend.
I really like the way David tells and investigates each case. He is very thoughtful and listening to him really takes me where he is. Great work!
I like the show but the way you make your voice sound in your narration is making me want to stop listening - it’s like a bad B movie narration
I understand that they want to make their money, but there are too many episodes where a bulk of it is nothing but repetitive stuff that is also drawn out. I recommend just looking up these cases on YouTube, you can find a lot of the information and save a lot of time!
I have been faithfully waiting for you to do another season. Your podcast picture is collecting dust in my library!
Season 1 is very very slow.
If you like this genre of podcast you will like this. The narrator’s tone of voice and script are sometimes overly dramatic. The material is interesting enough; no need to lay it on so thick. Let the story speak for itself.
That ending song is horrible and terrible and should be removed for a 5 star rating!
We love this podcast! David is a great investigative journalist! We also watched his documentary on the Mississippi cold cases. Eagerly awaiting season 6!
Love it. Right up there with Criminal and Casefile. Broke my heart for Kerri’s Dad and brother. Broke my heart. God will deal with whoever was evil enough to be able to do this to her.
The reason I love this podcast so much is because while everyone and their brother are starting investigative podcasts, SKS is one of the only ones that really show you how the family feels instead of how the host feels. David’s voice is so soothing and the pieces he keeps in of just talking (like when he was showing Odette how to use Facebook) make you feel like you are invested in the story of their lives. You feel like you really get to know them, and you hear their pain, and if that doesn’t make you feel something. I don’t know what will. ❤️
I don't know what descriptive words to use because the subject material is so tragic and sad. I think David Ridgen does an incredible job on this series of podcasts. David is so respectful and good with the families, I really feel that he honours the victims and genuinely cares about helping find breakthroughs in the case. I hope CBC allows David to continue in this work!
I love David’s voice. I didn’t rate this podcast 5 stars due to the terrible, terrible song that plays on and on. Excellent listen!
David Ridgen has really done a fantastic job investigating these incredibly sad cases. The stories are riveting. David so good with the families who have suffered such devastating events in their lives. This was the 2nd Podcast that I had ever listened to so I compare other Podcasts to this one. I hope that David is working on Season 6!!
The gold standard of True crime Podcasts.
Best name for a podcast. Everyone on every true crime podcast uses the phrase. Keep up the good work.
Very well done.
Season 3 is one of the most powerful, resonating seasons of any podcast I’ve listened to, to date. I recommend it to people constantly, years later, because it made such an impact. Gives you hope for humanity. Great series. (Also, I could listen to David’s soothing voice read a dictionary).
The episodes don’t play in order, otherwise, a great listen.
I really enjoyed the one about Sheryl which I do heavily believe her fiancé did it. I wish their be a way to contact the podcaster so he could look into the disappearance of 3 year old Racheal Runyan this happened in Utah August 26th 1982. This case really touched my heart because I am a mother of a 3 year old now, it’s sad what murderer did to this little angel. Please look into this case and help bring justice, with new DNA testing maybe someone can input what was found at the crime scene on one of those ancestry pages, catch the murderer like the Golden State Killer was caught. Please look into this case please!!!!
Good podcast but a little too wordy. Do not need to describe what people are wearing, etc. A bit slow.
I recently started at season 1 and I am really enjoying listening. I couldn’t rate 5 stars because the 3 minute song that is played at the end of each episode is awful and disruptive of the story.
Love the voice of David and they way he unravels the mystery and how he reminds who is who throughout the episodes.
I loved this podcast. I’ve listened to all of the seasons and I’m sad there aren’t anymore. I will continue to listen to upcoming episodes and updates. I loved the relationships that Dave has with the families, his patience and persistence in finding the truth.
Wonderful - love this show so much. The host is amazing, and the seasons are incredibly engrossing. Highly recommend!!!
I stopped listening when the host made a belittling comment about one of his interview subjects after the interview. Too much filler. Too much editorializing.
Please investigate the death of Tucker Hipps Clemson University 2014
I just started listening to podcasts a few months ago when I found this one. I am into true crimes and mysteries. After I finished all the episodes, I tried some other podcast that do true crime also and they are just not the same. David has a way to talk to the families and you feel like you know them. You feel their pain through the questions David asks. I can’t wait for season 6.
Ian did it
Worth listening to
Season 1, 2 and 5 are my favorite!! Season 5 is a complete police coverup so much doesn’t add up or make sense. Please keep these going
This podcast is so well done. It feels like you’re listening to a recorded novel. The descriptions, of people and places, draws in the listener and leaves you hanging on every word. Keep pushing, though Lavoie is a coward and will never come clean. Too bad the police bungled this investigation from the start and that the crime was before the digital age.
Love your voice
A gentleman on an airplane saw I was listening to a podcast and recommended Someone Knows Something. I started with the most recent series and then randomly picked season three. I just finished episode 5 and am in tears. How could I ever not forgive someone if they could? Listen and you will understand.
Love David and his storytelling. You can tell he’s invested and cares about his subjects. His thoughtful narration is professional yet empathetic and really draws you in and humanizes even the most complex people. Can’t wait for the next season!
I am only a few episodes into season 5. This case is over 30 years old. Keeping things secret and not talking about it, makes no sense. Why wouldn’t they want any help they can get unless the cops are hiding something. We will see if my opinion changes. But so far no one wants to talk who could help. Hiding behind their badge!!
Hands down the best true crime podcast I’ve listened to yet. ❤️❤️
SKS is an incredible podcast. David’s sincerely is evident. I appreciate the concern and respect he has for the victims and their families. And his thoroughness, attention to detail. This morning, I finished the Wayne Greavette case. This one made me so angry at the deceased victim. And very sad for the surviving victims, his family. Diane’s pain was palpable, even in the recording. And her pain isn’t just from her husband’s death, or from the way he died. She was deeply hurt after his death, because of choices he made while he was living. How frustrating it must be for her, that she can’t voice her anger and heartache to him. No one deserves what happened to him, but dang...he could have treated his wife with more respect. She deserved his love and respect. I hope Diane and the children find peace, and answers.
I was intrigued but not enough to hang in there.
Speaking as a mother who lost a son to drowning I often, well honestly every day since the accident, I Remind myself the only thing that could have possibly been any worse than loosing him that way would be not knowing or someone taking him.. This show really was more than just entertainment it’s so unimaginable to me that a world would go on while my heart and soul stopped and stood still in the place I last saw my child. Its important that we all continue to care. I was so moved by what these ppl came together to do for this family. I’m absolutely happy to support this podcast!
I happened to stumble across this podcast and can’t stop listening to it. David is awesome.
The combination of the narration, interviews and overall storytelling keeps me riveted on my long drives. Seriously addicted!
I think my favorite thing about this podcast is Dave’s story telling. It doesn’t need to be energetic to be good, because it already is with the tone it has. I find myself more and more into each episode as it progresses. Currently on s.5 e.8 and the suspense is killing me. Great podcast!!
Great stories but the narration puts me to sleep. The level of detail, fact finding, interviewing and overall work is great. However, the narration could use a bit more enthusiasm to generate excitement and emotion with the audience.
David is a podcast master! Tells each story so descriptive makes you see and feel everything. Love the delicate way he speaks to each person. So caring. Never pushy. Feel for all the families.
Compelling story of how intelligent, successful people can be recruited into a cult.
My very favorite type of podcast. David is first rate v
This is the best podcast I have ever heard. It is brutal, honest, compelling, and tragic. It also presents redemption for the deaths of Dee and Moore. Although this story shows the horror and depravity of humanity, it also proves that there is a goodness to be found in some. There can be forgiveness. Thank you again for such an excellent job, and I know that presenting such racial hatred can not be easy.
I have to wonder how anyone would consider this narrator meandering, or a pontificator. On the contrary, his musings and queries bely a keen curiosity and deep empathy. Once I actually listened to the end song, I was deeply moved by the heartbreaking lyrics and vocals. To complain about music is ludicrous...just skip it.
People give 5 stars out a bit too easily. Four stars means great, five stars means excellence. This podcast is good, no doubt at all, almost great. For what it is, I guess it does what it sets out to do. I’m mostly fascinated with how many suspects there are in Thompson and the Kerrie Brown case! Is half the town shady? Otherwise thanks for a good, almost great job!
I love this podcast so much. Anxiously waiting for the next season. ❤️
David Ridgen does such a beautiful job setting a scene when entering interviews and going to places, helping connect you to the process. His investigations are...immense, in the sense that he’s following so many leads, it’s incredible.Hopefully, with the exposure, these cases get solved or these families get resolutions.
This is such an amazing podcast. Every season has been an edge of the seat, guess who done it as David keeps throwing out suspects and pulling them away just as fast. I would hightly recommend this podcast to anyone who love true crime as much as I do. I can hardly wait for the next bonus episod or season.
Like most podcasts about murder/missing persons/crime, this has way too much useless filler and empty sensationalizing, designed to drag it out across too many episodes. Listening to people state conjecture and silly speculation gets truly boring, not to mention the editorializing true journalists are trained to resist. All seasons could be told in fewer episodes and be more interesting. Good stories, protracted, sensationalized storytelling. Too bad.
You do a great job and you have a great heart to help others. I love the one with tommy Moore he seem happier after u helped him.
Love investigative journalism but, I think the host is more interested in writing a murder mystery novella (softcore, probably) than investigating. I also think it’s inappropriate to give one’s opinion on an ongoing case and really don’t like how he is constantly telling his subjects, “yes, this helps.”, “yea, I’ll take a [beer].”, “I’m sure you’re not going to tell me anything.” Let’s focus on the subject matter.
This is the finest podcast on investigation of cold cases. There is no redundancy, and the interviews are are clearly understood. There is also a lot of courage in David’s part in approaching potentially dangerous suspects.
Love this show but when they do updates 6 mos later I have totally forgotten the case. Ugh. Give a sister a reminder.
I am a podcast junkie! Anything crime related I’m in and this Podcast is one of my favorites! Please keep up the amazing reporting!
This is one of, if not the best podcast I’ve listened to. David is very through with the investigating but more than anything I appreciate his tact when dealing with the people involved in the cases. I also find many podcasts to sound scripted which is clearly not the case here. Keep up the good work!
This podcast is thorough and well produced. However, what sets in apart is that you can feel the care for not just the victim of the crime, but all those they left behind. Beautiful relationships seem to be created from such tremendous pain. It’s really good .
I totally love your podcast. In season 2 I feel that the boyfriend definitely did it. And his family is delusional. If he didn’t kill her then why not talk. Why try to kill him self. I do feel the letter where he said sorry was for killing him self. I don’t feel it was anything about the murder. But he did kill her.
The show is really well produced and the reporter does a great job making the story appear as interesting as possible but ultimately the story could be told in a single episode. It was incredibly depressing to hear this family be forced to reiterate their, previously silently held, belief that perhaps their missing son was kidnapped from a remote area in order to be raised by a barren family. This child obviously died accidentally or at the hands of an abuser and the episodes offer zero insight into what happened that one could not imagine from the bare bones information gained in the initial minutes of the show. Whoever does have any information is likely a guilty party and has no reason to offer up details after getting away with a crime for the last forty odd years.
I am a huge true crime fan! This podcast is a rare gem! Totally recommend 👍🏼
Hardly worth listening to. Talks too much about himself and uses too much “creative writing” style. Plus he could have let the family talk a lot more and they hardly found anything. Basically, all said and done, the guy opened up a cold case and is in the same place he started so... not super investigative anyway.
I binged this in a few days and it is so great. I felt so deeply for Karrie’s family, I hope they find answers soon. Also this podcast has incredible writing and research behind it, the best I have ever seen/heard in a podcast.
Humanity in all its brokenness is front and center in Someone Knows Something—and the narrator is PART of the story. You'll hear his thoughts and feelings as you travel along with him on his journey, and it makes for a thrilling, if quiet, experience. This is not a blockbuster, this is closer to the pace of real life, which makes the revelations that much more chilling. Wonderful!
I really appreciated the in depth search for this missing boy. Good story telling!
Update: I’ve just listened to season 5 and have updated my rating to 5/5. Dave’s skill at connecting with people and structuring and executing an investigation are world class. He should win a Pulitzer for this one. Original review: Well put together and the host is skilled at connecting with people. Unfortunately this podcast commits the same grave sin that many true crime podcasts do: they wait until the last 25% of the story to reveal that the victim was actually really unlikable. I suspect they do this bait-and-switch because they know people will lose sympathy for these victims, and if told the truth up front, many people would opt out of the experience. There are opportunities to humanize these victims but instead podcasts usually opt to just ‘rip the bandaid off’ and move on. This strategy alienates listeners, and it should: People don’t want to hear stories about people who are variously drug-addicted child neglecters, wife beaters, ignorant sexists, etc. So podcasts trick listeners into sympathizing with someone who, in the first 75% of the story, seems like someone they’d be friends with. It’s dirty pool and all podcasts should consider changing tactics, because it will damage the appeal of the entire genre.
This podcast is in its own category, separate from all other true crime pods. The story telling, investigating, and personal investment put into each season is beyond impressive. David pours so much of himself into the investigations that you feel like you are there with him where he is. If I could give this 10 stars I would still want to rate it higher! I look forward to hearing more and hope closure comes soon for the families he has helped.
This is a well thought out and executed brilliantly. I’m a true crime podcast enthusiast and came late to this one- I highly recommend!!
It’s a awesome job of hearing the hard work of the searchers to find answers. To the sad murders or missing cases. A job well done! I love the process. I cannot wait for the newest season to come! I’m hooked💯!!!
By far the most Canadian podcast I have ever been exposed to in my life, Timmy Horton’s, hockey, mullets, people saying “ey”
I enjoy this podcast. I’ve only so far listened to season one and five, random I know. The part that mind seem petty, but is so annoying is how episodes don’t play in order. I’ve only experienced this problem with this podcast. It makes it difficult if I’m trying to listen while driving or doing something that prevents me to go searching. Other than that I enjoy.
Why can’t a new episode come out daily?! Love it.
As a journalist and writer, I listen to David with such respect and awe at his artful storytelling. The details, the interviews, the things he notices that others wouldn’t - or at least, others wouldn’t think worthy of including in the story. This is where David sets himself apart from so many other podcasts that cover this topic. He takes his time. He builds trust not only with those he’s interviewing, but also with us, the audience. I greatly anticipate every season.
Great podcast! This digs deep into an unsolved mystery , trying to find answers. David Ridgen is great. He really tries to uncover all the events that lead to the events. His interviews are great . He leaves nothing unturned and has great way of retelling the events .
I’ve tried listening to most of the true crime podcasts I can find and this is by far my favorite. David is thorough and insightful. His comments and thought process are what help guide the listener through the story. Without it, it would simply be a montage of sound bites or a string of facts that I could simply look up online. He is respectful and aware of social issues, and he tries to do what’s right, both ethically and for the victim’s families. He is professional and purposeful in not jumping to conclusions or making subjective statements, which many other podcasts do, completely destroying their credibility and losing my interest. A star in the field of investigative reporting.
This produced extremely well. It’s bittersweet to listen to a family suffer and having the story told perfectly. Great production! Very kind work done on behalf of the family. Respectful.
The story was told in a manner that just didn’t spark my curiosity enough. I found myself spacing out and thinking of other things while listening to it and kept having to rewind.
Skip the last season because it relishes in describing extreme violence as if produced by Alex and his droogs from Clockwork Orange. First four seasons are great.
With each Season of SKS David Ridgen does an amazing job diving into the missing cases he takes. Diving deep in to the family and story behind the missing person. I love the way he takes his journalistic background and isn't afraid to ask the hard questions and track down individuals that need to be spoken to all in an effort to help bring closure to the families effected. - Podcast Junkie
All seasons of this podcast are extremely well done. Well researched and well presented. It’s not a just the facts. You develop an empathy for those impacted and feel the lingering impacts each person continues to experience. Easily one of if not the best podcast that takes into a case where you become part of the experience.
This podcast caught my attention with the first 2 episodes but my attention slowly dropped off. Some of the episodes seemed to run into one another. But mostly this podcast is so compelling, and even though the crime took place in 1986, there is still SO MUCH that is unanswered. I love Trevor, he is truly his sisters champion, I really hope the family gets answers to this case. It’s just heartbreaking that no one knows enough. RIP Kerri Brown.
The story telling is very good. The way the narrator verbalizes the story is interesting and different than anything I've listened to, I'm not sure I love it but I don't hate it, it's just different, almost poetic and I'm still getting used to it. Everything is interesting, none the less.
David Ridgen is respectful to all of his subjects regardless of how guilty the subject looks, he gives all parties the opportunity to tell their side of the story. Very entertaining storytelling
This podcast is exceptional. David gives you parts of his self in these episodes - He thoughtfully addresses hard questions and shows no partiality in his interviews. As he moves forward in this manner - you feel he has been fair and kind to everyone he meets throughout the podcast. Additionally, he has drive and boldness in pushing forward to find out the truth whatever the conclusion may be.
I seriously feel like I am there with David. I love that he describes who he is interviewing and really really sets the scene. Brilliant if you ask me!!! I highly recommend this podcast. Helps get me through the long hours of work. I seriously get lost in the story and forget I am working 🤔🎧❤️❤️❤️❤️ keep up the good fight for these cases.
I’ve listened to all episodes. What stands out to me is how David treats everyone so well. Really does all he can to help victims of the family. It’s very hard to solve the case, but he has before.
This is truly one of the best! Waiting for the next season! This one is really good binge listening!
MY FAVORITE I CANT WAIT FOR MORE! Thank You Dave
I love this podcast
I love his podcast. I love how he dives deep in. He gets a full circle view.
I need more of this podcast!
On the edge of my seat refreshing my phone daily for the next season. Love David’s narrative, I feel like I can see what he sees. His descriptions are so vivid. I only wish the victims could know how passionately he tells their stories to make sure they aren’t forgotten!
I am at the point where i CRAVE this show and go through withdrawl between seasons. Can't get enough:)
I am absolutely riveted by David’s storytelling. Such a way with witnesses, victims, investigators, and perhaps even perpetrators. At once tender and thoughtful. Someone you’d want to tell your story if your family member had been victim of an unsolved crime.
Ridgen doesn’t just talk about justice, he goes out and finds it! Amazing podcast! I look forward to the next season!!!
I have been spoiled by this podcast. I now expect all podcasts I listen to to be just as entertaining and interesting! The majority of other podcasts I listen to just sound like someone reading a script. David’s ability to tell a story is wonderful!
The interview between David & Patrick is the most annoying interview I’ve ever heard. 30 years.....what was your favorite shoe? Favorite brand....blah blah blah. Jeeze.
I hope to there will be a season 6. This is the best podcast!!
Hello, where can I send Sheryl’s mom flowers? ♥️
I’ve only listened to season 5. I can’t believe that I made it through. I just wanted to make sure it was as bad as it was starting to seem after a few episodes. I’m astonished by the amount of positive reviews. This podcasts uncovers absolutely no new evidence. The narrator seems to delight in asking interview subjects questions that he must know they will not answer. If you’ve murdered someone and managed to escape being caught for 30 years, it is unlikely you are going to confess to some annoying podcast creator. The guy who makes this is also quite emotionally manipulative and exploitative.
I listened to the first 2 seasons, so my review is solely based on those. Honestly, I checked this podcast out based on recommendations from the women of My Favorite Murder. To be perfectly honest I don’t see the point of it—-it seems downright cruel to be stirring up all these tragedies with the family members and giving them such false hope. Sometimes journalists or “documentarians” (apparently that’s a thing) let their ego go too far and think they’ll make some grand discovery or think of something that the police and other professionals haven’t already done. The first season was especially frustrating, being that the 5 year old boy was missing for nearly 45 years! So this guy is bothering these poor elderly parents and having an old lake searched as if the boy’s skeleton is just going to make an impromptu appearance 4 decades later. The 2 stars are for the sound/audio quality which is great. The content...not so much. It would be good if he did cases that had actual leads or updates to follow but these cases aren’t just cold, they are completely dead. Oh! And the “music” at the end of each episode is terribly dreadful. I fast forwarded or skipped that each time entirely. It is some weird old timey warbling that is painful to listen to.
Just started listening from the US and devoured every season. David has a gift for connecting with those he interviews and makes it easy for the listener to digest the large volumes of information that can surround a case. Can’t wait for the next season.
Best podcast I’ve ever listened to. David tells a great story that is well-researched, gripping, and that does justice to the humanity of those with whom he interacts. He’s a masterful journalist and detective!
Excellent, almost perfect.
Great storytelling and interviews. David follows every possible lead. Love the physical descriptions of folks, pets, buildings, etc. It is amazing how many people actually open up and are willing to talk to him when he shows up at their home unannounced.
Hard to listen to.
Great podcast however after two seasons, nothing more essentially is found out. He is supposed to be solving cold cases but turns out just to be always ongoing. No better than first started
I’m enjoying season 5. It’s a story I’ve never heard before. What a tragic incident. I pray the family gets resolution.
I listen to a lot of podcasts, mostly true crime, and SNS is by far the best. David Ridgen is a consummate storyteller in addition to being a heckuva reporter. The way he describes locations and people paints a picture so realistic it makes me feel as if I’m right there. Every season of SNS has been superb. It should be on any true crime lover’s “must listen” list!
I’ve never written a review but I can say I’m only on the first season, this is the first time I’ve actually zoned out on a podcast and felt myself there. This is definitely a great one.
The narrator jumped around too much while telling the story, often loosing me in the midst. I kept finding myself dazed off and thinking of something entirely different. The narrator is pretty boring
This is the best podcast available. Enough said
Love the storytelling... listened to S1-E1...and was hooked. Had to finish S1 and the updates before I could sleep that night.
For Christmas, I’m gifting all my favorite podcasts a 5 star review! Thank you for having a great podcast and keeping me company all year! Keep up the good work! 💛
Just recently discovered this podcast & I’ve listened to season 5,4,3 and almost finished season 2. I love every part of this podcast. I love how the families are included in the investigation and how he interacts with those he is interviewing. I love the narration and the descriptions of people and places. I don’t understand people’s negative reviews.
Just started season 1 & I’m intrigued!! Everything is perfect except for the AWFUL music!! I’d rather eat glass than listen to that music over & over again!! Sorry 😐 I hope the song has no sentimental value. It’s terrible.... podcast is great though!!
It may be a small thing but the ding-y sweet music is so bad leading into and out of each episode sounds like a sad kids song and kills the tone each time. BUT the podcast itsself is awesome. Nice pace, interesting presentation and solid host. Get rid of that music and I'd give it 10 stars.😆
Why the investigators in charge of the Kerrie Brown murder were so adverse to releasing any information on a 30+ year old cold case is purely self-serving. Why would you NOT want to release the information to anyone that could help solve the case? Why would you NOT want to enlist as many eyes on the case files possible to see if it could assist in solving the case? One word: EGO. They’d rather it go unsolved than someone OTHER THAN THEM find the killer. Disgusting, right? But it’s classic D.A. mentality. Classic justice system mentality. Canada needs something akin to the Freedom or Information Act so those in positions of power within the justice system have no choice but transparency. I love this podcast but it’s abhorrent how the RCMP and their constituents treated the SKS team. Shame on you.
I HAVE LISTENED TO SEVERAL PODCAST , THIS ONE MADE ME WANT TO A SUBSCRIBE TO PATREON IMMEDIATELY!!!!! I want MORE MORE AND MORE EVERY TIME I LISTEN !!!!! I FEEL EVERY SECOND OF THIS PODCAST !!!! LOVE EVERYTHING SHE PUTS INTO THIS !!!! Thank you
I love the way David navigates through these cold cases. You can tell he really cares about the family and wants to help bring closure to everyone involved. He has a way of asking the hard questions like no one else.
Even if we aren’t able to get to a conclusion in a case, I think David delves so deep and tries so hard to answer questions. He will go anywhere and talk to anyone to try to shed light on these cases. I appreciate him so much for these podcasts. I listened to every single one and loved them all. Thank you David and everyone at SKS
I’m mostly writing this comment because I was annoyed by a review prior to this one :). SKS is delightful and refreshing. In an age of short, snappy sound bites, it’s lovely to hear stories told so well and in such detail. If you find that “boring,” kindly move along while the rest of us enjoy.
Love this podcast and how it keeps you listening. I am so impressed with how respectful the host is, he does an amazing job! I highly recommend this- a great, thought provoking listen!
Poor reporting, horrible investigation, just boring.
I LOVE this pod. Dave Ridgin explores captivating and moving cold cases with touching sensitivity.
Your work is both outstanding and inspirational. Your delivery is soft, caring and very deliberate. I have listened intently to all of your work and look forward to your work in the future. Thank you for all the work you do to bring closure to those effected by these life changing situations.
Not sure why I STARTED with Season 5 but by episode 2, I was hooked! Love hearing the first-hand accounts of everyone affected by this horrific, senseless tragedy. I hope this ends with someone being held accountable! I’m impressed with what David has done to get the attention this case deserves for Kerrie Ann, her father, and her brother!
Listening to numerous podcasts through the day, I would say David is by far the best host I have heard. David is an amazing story teller. He is gracious and deeply kind hearted in his journalism and interviews. His stories pulls listeners into the story with his ability to set a scene in an artistic manner. I’m impressed with how he asks the right questions and the tough questions with a humble and genuine perspective. I highly recommend this podcast!
I am super surprised by the negative reviews saying host/narrator David Ridgin is pretentious or self-absorbed - I think this is the most respectful cold case whodunnit podcast I’ve heard. I deeply appreciate the way David works with the family members of the victims in such an inclusive and empathetic way. Some true crime podcasts feel gory and exploitative, I imagine for listeners who enjoy the mystery but don’t want to personify the victim or the family too much as that becomes more heartbreaking than fun. But that’s at the core of all this - something terrible happened and presenting the humanity behind it is what makes this podcast stand out. Thank you to the SKS team for your sensitivity, kindness and good old Canadian politeness as you approach difficult subject matter. Bravo!
Insanely good! Not only is it great content, but David is actually making a difference out there.
I think I’ve listened to just about every true crime or mystery podcast out there and this has to be one of the best, hands down. I love the storytelling, the research, the compassion for those involved and the way it’s all presented is incredibly interesting and suspenseful. Even as I’m listening, I can hardly wait for the next episode to see where it goes and what will be uncovered. I hope this podcast never goes away!
David does an awesome job with telling the stories of the victims as well as investigating and bringing skeletons to light! Bravo!
This is truly one of my favorite podcasts, thankfully I found it on my iPhone, I listen at work through my computer, SKS isn’t on iHeart. I’ve searched! So I have to listen through my phone. Weird, or am I missing it somewhere?
I started listening to this podcast on a long drive and it kept me so intrigued throughout. I have listened to all of season 5 and can’t wait to listen to the rest. You do amazing work David. I would love to see a documentary made. You have a new fan of this podcast.
This podcast is so professional, thorough, and captures the drama and the intensity of each story. David really knows how to put these difficult stories out there for us to hear about with sympathy and detail, even if at times his dramatic affect can be a bit too much sometimes IMO. He has a soft-spoken voice, trusting and careful when he interviews relatives of victims. I get the impression that he puts everything into these stories - reserarch, time and himself - and the result is one of the best true crime podcasts out there. Keep it up!
Although, like every other cold case podcast with DNA, I was whispering “gedmatch” under my breathe throughout season 5 (it will be solved, unless Canada has some laws I don’t know about or the DNA has been mishandled etc.) this podcast is truly top notch. Art in the true crime genre, only s-town and serial have achieved a higher level in my opinion. Love the cases chosen, love David’s voice, love his approach to storytelling, great job.
I never leave reviews but this is great. Many crime podcasts focus on the hard facts and that’s ok, but I appreciate the sincerity with which David approaches things. He takes events that seem faraway to most of us and makes them human, giving life to each name and place. In this way, he is able to tell a tragic tale while showing respect to the lives lost or destroyed by it.
True crime podcasts are my favorite , but David Ridgen has truly raised the bar with “Someone Know Something.” He’s able to weave direct-smart investigative work with genuine respect and heartfelt concern to create stories that draw you in—that make you crave justice for the victims. Though his voice is calm and his demeanour down to earth, he’s able to ask the tough questions and get answers that others have not. In each season the cases are amazingly interesting on their own merit, but I believe that it’s David Ridgen’s ability to tell the stories in his own fashion that make “Someone Knows Something” truly bingeable!
This podcast is easily on par with up and vanished and the other greats.
This is hands down the best podcast series I have ever listened to. I can’t get enough and the end of every episode keeps me hanging on to see what is going to happen next. The narration is wonderful story telling.
I have never written a review for anything before. The reason I wanted to now is because of some of the ways other listeners have categorized this podcast and it’s narrator. I thoroughly enjoy the slight description of circumstance. Wether it be while driving through town with description of the setting or the narrators personal sense of information in the moment. It to me are these things that layer the context to create a much richer listening experience. Pretentious is a funny word. I feel it speaks more about the user than the target. Let’s all remember that there is a tragedy at the root of this tale. And hope that much needed justice can be had. Keep up the good work!
It’s a very thoughtful and well produced podcast. Whenever a season ends, I search for something similar, but so far nothing matches the quality of David and his series!
Hi Dave. I’ve been listening to all seasons now. You do such a great job. Such a great story teller and I like the production style too. Keep up the great work.
I enjoyed all of the seasons of this show, even though the likes of Payne Lindsey kinda stole the thunder, but something in this current season has become beautiful. The story is immersive and the journalism is careful, kind and balanced. The care taken in the story structure, the production isn’t perfect but the hosts awareness and politeness of that fact make it a moot issue. It’s just lovely, please enjoy it.
Great podcast. I listen to many and unsubscribe the trash. This podcast has the goal of actually helping the victims and their family and friends find answers. Unlike so many true crime podcasts that have no purpose other than glamorizing the killers and the hosts trying to be comedians.
I love this podcast. I sneak out to my car for lunch to listen and my commute is finally bearable thanks to SKS! Thank you David Ridgen & Co. for your compassionate work in helping people find closure and answers in these cold cases. I am always completely riveted and in suspense while listening to every episode.
Please tell me the name of the ambient song that plays randomly through season 5. It’s somber and heartbreaking. Brought tears to my eyes every time I heart it.
I legit never leave post like this but I have never wanted the last few minutes of a podcast to end so fast. That horrific song you have with that awful singing. Come on. I’ve heard some lame music but this is just horrible. Amazing podcast but god awful ending music
I am a big fan of Sword and Scale and find this to be the perfect counterpoint. David and his crew are trying to do some good in the world rather than just gawking. It's about murder but it's also built on the fundamental goodness of people and I find myself getting attached to some of the people he talks to. For an American, it's also kind of an interesting peek into Canadian culture.
The stories are amazing and the research and background work are incredible. Unfortunately for me, David’s delivery is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Multiple, overstated pauses in nearly every sentence render the episodes nearly unlistenable. His voice in the storytelling/narration sections has a strange rhythm that seems forced and unnatural. Very distracting.
It’s very binge worthy!!
This podcast is amazing. I love what David and the CBC are doing for unsolved cases.
I was advised to listen to season 1 and became hooked . Between seasons of SKS, I listened to a plethora of other true crime podcasts. Somebody Knows Something stands out as the most carefully constructed , in depth , compassionate podcast of the many crime podcasts now online . Thank you to David and his entire crew for your tireless service to the families of these crimes.
I really enjoy this pod cast. I walk my dog, and listen to this series each time. Thank you for searching out those who have been lost.
When a new episode drops i think up a lie to tell the wife ASAP, act like something in the house is broken, or I need to retreat to the basement to “take care of something” in order to listen. This show is on a short list of my “drop everything” shows. I can’t put the earbuds in fast enough. Podcast GOLD!!! Thank you for all your hard work sir...
SKS is one of the best podcasts you will find. David puts such a unique perspective on his storytelling and actually connects with the families and individuals involved in every case. The journalistic approach brings a different element to the table that so many other podcasts lack. I’m hopeful for many more seasons. Keep up the great work!!
I’m on episode 9 and emotionally attached to this story; the family, community and investigator.
Was interested in the story. Not compelling story telling. Names brought up in a way that made it hard to keep track of. Stopped after 3 episodes.
I have enjoyed seasons 1-4, but feel the need to comment on the quality of journalism and storytelling that David and his team pulled off on season 5. I appreciate the respectful, piercing look into the lack of justice for indigenous women, and women in general and the conscious neglect for our indigenous communities. The truth revealed in the call Marnie received is pulsating, alive, and I am confident that it will lead to something. Wonder if they can convince Fred to do a DNA test?
One of my favorite podcasts!! Great investigative work! This true crime loving girl loves every episode!!
I just adore how David describes everyone he sees, along with the scenery. The sensitivity he has towards the victims & their family shines through. I had listened to all of the seasons, except 4. After the first one, it was too emotional. But, after podcast jumping and not being satisfied, I came back and I’m al caught up. I hope, along with the podcast, that David is writing short stories and novels. He’s got a voice that ought to be in print.
While the stories are good the story telling is awful. The host is incredibly annoying which makes it hard to keep listening but the stories would be good with a better production team and host.
This podcast is beautifully and tastefully real. I love the essence that David exudes in each episode, and I find him to be a soothing and respectful in all of his encounters. I love the honesty SKS and hope the show continues into the far future. Speaking from the perspective of a survivor of violent crime, I truly appreciate David and everyone who is involved in giving a voice to those who have been silenced.
First time reviewer... The amount of time invested and attention to detail is evident throughout each episode. There is something special about how the host, David Ridgen, handles each person and sensitive situation. I'm not finished yet, but really enjoying season 5. This gives hope for justice for the Brown family! Also, being form the US - the CA accent is quite enjoyable! Time to go back and listen to the past seasons. Keep up the great work.
David does such an amazing job telling these stories. I listen to ALL of the true crime podcasts and this one is by far my favorite. Season 5 has been especially fantastic, especially the last episode, “Marnie”. David’s ability to gently and responsibly conduct interviews, but still push the limits when he knows someone may not be telling the whole truth, is so enthralling to hear. Also, and finally, his descriptions of where he is, the sounds, the sights, the dogs ;), are perfectly exquisite and are the epitome of how a story should be told via podcast. Thank you for putting out this amazing show, CBC & David!
If you're fan of mysteries without actual endings give it a listen
SKS is one of my most favorite podcasts. David is great at what he does. Each season is very different from the others, but is always riveting.
This podcast investigates things so thoroughly and tells the entire story. The light it shines into the darkness is not only compelling, but necessary for the truth to be revealed. Real people. Real lives. Real results.
This is by far THE best podcast I’ve listened to. David does an outstanding job!
Sometimes it’s easy to lose focus when the narrator goes on tangents, but the research and effort put into the first season shows! Really like this podcast but the song at the end is awful. I make sure to quickly grab my Phone and change it to the next episode as soon as I start hearing the out-of-tune piano keys playing just so I don’t have to hear that raggedy voice.
SKS is the best podcast ever. I literally wait each week for the new episodes. David is the best documentarian I have ever heard. Love it!!!
David Rigen’s explores unsolved crimes in a conscientious, compassionate way. He is never voyeuristic or inappropriate. He is experienced and kind, putting victims, and their loved ones first. This is not a titillating podcast, where we gawk at murder and the murdered. With this, we shed a few tears, and root for David and families who desperately search for the answers they need.
The host takes gossip and memories that have faded over time to try to create drama where none exists. His underlying assumption is that he is uncovering new information that the authorities did not investigate. In reality, everything he "uncovers" is already known to the police and has either been ruled out, or is still an active lead that they can not discuss with a podcaster.
Such a great podcast! This newest season is just riveting as I feel he is getting closer to finally solving the Brown case.
Well done podcast by a host who has excellent skills at interviewing people. I was hooked from the start!
Love the podcast but the theme song is so so so awful and annoying.
My favorite podcast. Professional, compassionate, captivating, humanizing.
Traveling for my job can be boring, but listening to this podcast makes me not want to get to my destination as quickly! Interesting, and captivating! I’m always rooting for David to find information that will solve the case for these poor families and friends❤️.
This is a great podcast...it’s one of the best!
I also feel compelled to leave a review because I love the story-telling! If you don’t like stories told, read summaries and move on! The rest of us really enjoy his narration!
I’m obsessed with this podcast! So good! When is episode 8 coming out!?
Like reading a book, but better. David’s ability to set the scene is masterful, his quiet and unassuming interview style makes people spill secrets they’ve swallowed for decades. Hands down the best podcast out there!
I wish that I could listen every day! Love this podcast and I tell everyone I can about it.
This isn’t a “list the facts” sort of true crime podcast. David Ridgen is deeply involved with the families of the cases he investigates and has an ethical code in how he conducts interviews and pries into people’s lives. He also has a wonderful knack for description and gives listeners a vivid picture of the people he meets (and their dogs!). Because of how he investigates cases and because this podcast isn’t out just to sensationalize a murder story, a lot of questions remain unanswered, which is a frustrating aspect of this type of journalism, but it is what it is. I enjoy this podcast for what it is and the type of in-depth characterizations it provides.
This is great if you enjoy this genre
Riveting and so very human. You can’t not be drawn into the raw emotion of this show. I hope for justice for all of those helped on the podcast. Please never stop.
There are no words to adequately convey how much I love listening to this podcast. The stories and witnesses are fascinating, and can I just say that I wish I could be David’s friend? He is eloquent, kind, smart, and has an amazing voice. My very favorite podcast, hands down. Listen to it when I’m in mommy cleaning mode and time flies!
So far so good! The theme song is very annoying and doesn’t match the podcast.
Does this guy ever actually solve the cold cases?
This is a good podcast, but I’m giving it 3 stars because the narrator/investigator speaks “breathy” or with an attempt at being dramatic when he’s summarizing what is going on . I find this annoying because we can clearly him, the narrator, interacting with people he’s interviewing and know that isn’t how he normally speaks. The breathy dramatic talk is really distracting, it takes away from the podcast in a negative way, and is annoying to where I don’t really want to listen to the podcast
This is an artful, thoughtful and intelligent podcast. It’s not story telling. It’s investigative journalism which is very very difficult to narrate in sequence. I am a big true crime fan and I don’t think it can be better. He’s objective and sensitive and best of all, he’s CLEVER.
Seriously, David Ridgen is undefeated when it comes to storytelling. Few true crime podcasts can match the quality of SKS in all fronts. David tells these stories with such humanity its impossible not to get invested in each and every case.
I’m now almost caught up on every season . David Ridgen is a name I won’t forget. I’d give it 10 stars if I could
This podcast has excellent stories. But, beyond the stories, there is an excellent storyteller. David is an amazing, thorough journalist with amazing integrity. He is captivating and I wish some other podcasters would take some notes on how investigative journalism should be done ;)
I am an avid listener of this podcast and with each release of a new series, David shows an immense amount of respect to all parties involved in any given crime he is covering regardless of race, social class, age, gender, or mental illness. He is able to portray a story and set the scene for the listener as if you are walking in his shoes and can clearly imagine his surroundings. His goal is so clear and unwavering in each case he tackles: find out the truth of what happened to the victim of a heinous crime and bring peace and answers to the family. He is the champion for otherwise long forgotten victims, with the exception of loved ones. And he will find truth. Because someone always knows something.
Listening to this podcast is an exercise in healing. I’m grateful for the hard work, bravery and generosity of families and communities and journalists involved in putting this out. I think healing spreads from it.
I listen to all the true crime podcasts I can find. You guys are the best available . Very professional, caring towards the families. Your interviews with as many people as you can locate are excellent. You have a wonderful podcast and one to be very proud of. The way it’s written, broadcast, the music.. I don’t know if they give awards for podcasts, but if they do, you should get the Gold Medal. I have yet to hear one that measures up to yours. Thank you for trying to help these families. ♥️
David Ridgen’s descriptions of places, people, and even their dogs create an image in my mind as if I could be there. This is my favorite investigative journalistic podcast. It is classy as opposed to many of the true crime podcasts.
David has me hanging on after the end of each episode waiting for the next! Love it!!!
Almost done with this season. Very well done. Thank you for sharing. The podcast is tastefully done with raw interviews and gripping lessons in life. Thank you for telling these true crime stories with grace. ✌️CC
The story telling is excellent. This podcast has excellent continuity.
I adore this podcast!! David Ridgin is so talented!! He has a comforting voice (and lovely accent). He does such a great job at investigating these cold cases and easily explains complicated story lines! I seriously get so excited when I see a new episode in my feed. You should definitely give it a try!!
Excellent investigative reporting. The theme music is beautiful.
Okay, I know this is going to sound dumb but the reason I’m not rating this five stars is because it’s so depressing to listen to. I know! It’s about upsetting losses of life—obviously it’s depressing! But there really are some podcasts that don’t effect me the way this one does. Maybe it’s the melancholy pondering of the narrator. Regardless, it’s an extremely well produced podcast, well written and dogged investigations. I do find the narrator somewhat abrasive with his tendency to ambush people at home or at work. I don’t care for that at all. So, I would date 3.5 if I could but 4 stars will have to do
I don’t review often, but unsubscribing to a podcast seems like an appropriate time. I listened to the first two seasons, one episode of the third, the a few of the fourth. This is not organized investigation, nor is it focused on the subjects of the story. It’s a play-by-play of the narrator’s experience, without much thought for the subject itself. Listening to the narrator injecting himself into a family’s painful memories feels inappropriate and cringeworthy. I still enjoyed the second season despite the narrator’s best efforts. If this was more focused on the families and their stories or the details of the case, they would have something here. The stories are 100% worth listening to, but the narrator is not.
I’ve tried listening to loads of other popular crime podcasts but none compare to SKS in my opinion! I’ve already got a few of my friends hooked. David’s narration is excellent and I love how interview based the series is. He deals with a diverse group of people, always with empathy and great journalist/investigative skills.
I have followed this podcast for at least a year now. It feels like two maybe three. This investigative series is one of the best ones out there. David’s voice has become one of comfort for me for sure. It would be an absolute pleasure to meet him one day. His work is authentic and well thought out. He hunts down leads and gets answers and really dives deep into cases that matter. Keep it going, David!
David Ridgen has created something very special with Someone Knows Something. Each episode is the equivalent of a page turner. David’s thorough investigation of each heart-wrenching cold case, his in-person & phone interviews, and in particular, his style of interviewing, will touch your soul deeply and haunt you for days afterward. David will truly make you feel that you are sitting in the living rooms of the people he interviews. The pain and frustration of the families is palpable. I still think about season 2 (Sheryl Sheppard) and season 4 (Wayne Greavette) in particular. The current season is no different. Once you start listening to this podcast, you're in. This podcast is stellar. Period.
Sad stories to hear but told with respect to the victims and their loved ones,gripping listening,it feels like I'm riding along side with the narrator.
David’s passion and storytelling skills are captivating . Always looking forward to next episode . This podcast truly takes the listener on an emotional journey.
Brutal, yet respectful. Tough to listen to at times in its glaring honesty. Artfully crafted with a sense of gingerly feeling, and genuine sensitivity for the families involved.
David tells a great story! I’ve listened to all 5 seasons! Always a great story! Thanks for your hard work DAvid!
I enjoy many podcasts and this is one of my favorites. David’s delivery is different and That aspect of the show attracted me. No the ending is not always what one may hope for, however that is the way these cases can end up, At least he is willing to take a look and do the work and the research has to be exhausting. I disagree with many of the reviews and in my opinion if you don’t like it then don’t listen. Seems meaningless to take aim at a person just to throw words of poison. And yes I Like the obscures tune at the end, as An artist it strikes a feeling of lunacy! Just like the killers in the plot. Carry on I shall continue to listen.
I can’t stop listening and stayed up way too late listening to season 5. Hats off.
I’ve loved your style of storytelling through all seasons you’ve produced. I love your speaking, your pause, your ability to approach difficult people, your attention to describing the scene and even how often you bring up the animals at your interviews!! Love love love!
One of my favorite podcasts. Seasons 1,3, and 5 are particularly excellent. David is a thorough reporter and detailed story teller. He sounds truly empathetic and only interested in finding the truth. Highly recommended.
It is so irritating that they drop three episodes on one day.
Investigative journalism exceptional well showcased. Excellent sound design. Heartbreakingly true crime respectfully presented.
This show is hard hitting while even handed. The writer is a true journalist, following facts rather than creating “facts” to fit a narrative. It is refreshing to hear what a true journalist can accomplish. He has this almost super power ability to be completely polite while asking some of the hardest questions.
Love this podcast. All caught up and always waiting for new episodes with eager anticipation. Keep up the good work.
Excellent presentation that maintains my interest all the way through! Season 5, especially, has shown the terrible and widespread emotional pain that carries on for decades after a murder, (especially as it goes unsolved), for family, friends, and witnesses. My favorite true-crime/murder mystery podcast!!
I love this podcast and David Rigens calm demeanor. I look forward to every season
This is hands down my favorite podcast of its kind. It holds your interest from the first word. The interviews of witnesses is done so well and makes you think. It’s almost like you’re sitting there in the room listening to the person. It’s the best podcast of its kind out there.
Maybe it’s a Canadian thing but this whole season is really boring and hard to listen to. I dunno.
Such an amazing podcast! The host is objective & articulate. He does his digging & paints pictures of the places he goes & people he meets so well! He loves every animal he meets & is so smart! MUST LISTEN!!
Some seasons of this show are better than others, but this one is particularly bad it seems. I’m listening to episode 3 of season 5 now and I actually went back to my app to check if I was listening to a spoof show. It goes on and on about a different murder and he keeps saying ‘in murder b this thing really helped. I wonder if we can use this in murder a as well’. Come on! I just kept hearing ‘this is John David Booter’ (from the spoof podcast Done Disappeared) in my head because it’s just so completely irrelevant for the story. You are better than this! If there’s not enough to report, just don’t start a new season. Or accept it’s a short one.
This guy is awesome he knows how to ask difficult questions and knows when to keep his mouth closed allowing the details to come pouring out. He shows compassion for fellow humans and allows the subject to tell their story good or bad without passing judgement.
The best investigative reporting you will listen to. Love love love it!
The guy has heart. Everything David Ridgen does is smart, compassionate, well structured and bingeable! Every time a season is over I miss him.
My family loves these type of podcasts on road trips, but this one seemed very formulaic and repetitive, and it didn't end up getting anywhere interesting (at least not the 1st season anyway). The attempt to get the police to take over at the end seemed like a desperate attempt to salvage the effort.
Awesome podcast! Very well written and great audio. Thank you for what you do!
One of the few podcasts that I keep coming back to, season after season.
Keep up the great work!
Of all the true crime stuff I listen to David seems to cover these stories with a truly rare sense of compassion.
I had been excited to listen to this podcast based on reviews, but wow, it was so bad. Mostly, I disliked the narrator for multiple reasons. He LOVES to hear himself talk and talk and talk. He does not let the story take center stage at all, but instead pontificates with overly descriptive clutter. (Please stop with the mock-literary descriptions of people’s dogs and what they are wearing during your interview- this isn’t a bad novel, it’s a podcast!). Others have described David as empathetic to the family, but I disagree. I think he’s extremely emotionally exploitive of the victims’s mother- playing far too many sound bites of her crying because I think he thinks it makes his podcast dramatic. He doesn’t once challenge the police work, despite the fact the person who must have committed this crime has only ever given a single police interview. WHY? How did they drop the ball, because this case was a stupid choice if you were seeking intrigue. There is no question - the abusive fiancé murdered her. No question at all. It’s not interesting, it’s depressing because David doesn’t challenge how it got dropped, he focuses on trying to be the podcaster who solves it.(with a little policeman worship thrown in for good measure)I think he thought he would be able to get a confession out of the fiancé or one of his family members by trying to guilt them with his blathering. And NOT ONCE does he mention domestic violence resources or a hotline number to call for listeners despite the fact that I think every single woman he talks to has their own history of serious domestic violence in addition to the domestic violence the victim endured before she was murdered by her abuser. That’s an issue he might have lifted up, but no, he is singularly focused on finding the fiancé so he can get his confession. And for the most part, the players in this story were fairly bad people or at least broken people making bad choices- drugs, thefts, violence, affairs, etc. Made it just depressing and pointless because the narrator intentionally chooses to miss many points he might have zeroed in on to bring the story to the next level. I unsubscribed. I vowed never to listen to his nonsense again. However, the Season 5 trailer got dropped into one of the other podcasts I listen to and out of sheer boredom, I gave the first couple of episodes a try and SKS might redeem itself after all. Someone might actually know something useful this time. The family members in this case are riveting and David actually seems to be allowing their dignity to shine through without exploiting them. He still thinks he’s the next great novelist with his blah blah blah and single raven feather imagery, but this story seems to be a much better choice and hopefully he will let it tell itself this time. We shall see.
Really good podcast. Very thorough and caring. Not sure why, but the music at the end freaks me out a little. I have to skip it.
Season one is not good and will give you the wrong impression of how good the second season will be. Season two is quite good. Never heard a podcast do such a good job of reiterating a suspect's presumed innocence and claims of innocence. The last episode however makes it seem like that was all an angle to get him to talk. That episode turns into a weird monologue directly to the suspect to get him to talk. Makes sense if your only goal is to get any more info any way you can in hopes of progressing the investigation, but weird for a show. Through both seasons I've found myself thinking "why is he talking like that?" Host sounds completely different when he's using his narrator voice than when he's speaking to people in front of him. When I notice it, he's hard to take seriously. I'll keep listening and hope future seasons continue to improve.
I thoroughly enjoy David’s professional approach to his investigation and story telling. His details capture every moment and he shows a high level of respect for the victims, family members and all involved.
This podcast is amazing! I can’t get enough! More please!
David and crew convey stories and experiences in such an amazing way that you feel apart of them. Season 5 is no exception. Hats off to an amazing season yet again!
This entire series is extremely well done, but I have to point out the effective editing of this particular episode. The editing of the crime scene description spliced in with the tour of the current day crime scene is so effective and impactful. This work is absolutely top notch!
David does an absolute stellar job at setting the environment for his listeners and telling the story. I listen to many other true crime podcasts and this is by far the one I look forward to the most. You will be hooked by the first episode.
I really like David’s speaking and story style. It is a nice switch up from some of the more popular podcasts who seem to have a similar candor. He comes across as very caring and empathetic which I think is important. As an American, it is interesting to hear more about Canadian true crime.
Love the way this is done. It’s riveting and I’m always ready for the next episode. Great job all involved!!
This podcast is riveting. So well done and interesting.
I love love this podcast. When the raven feather fell at your feet I nearly cried. It was like she is guiding you.
Thank you for all you do.
I tried listening to the entire first season in an attempt to give this podcast a fair chance, but I couldn’t do it. The podcast barely delved into the family’s history or the history of the town, so there wasn’t enough context to make the story compelling. The amateur police work the host engaged in was extremely disappointing; he never unearthed information that the police didn’t already have. There’s a reason we leave these things to the professionals. The podcast would have benefited from a focus on story telling rather than amateur detective work. As I said before, the host offered zero new information and he offered even less in the form of story telling. The name of this podcast should be changed from Someone Knows Something to Words to Fall Asleep To because that’s all this podcast is good for. Overall, it’s a waste of time.
This is so biased. I can not even listen to it.
Love this show for its constant seeking of justice and respect of the truth💗
This is one of my all time favorites. Sincere and emotional. I'm always at the edge of my seat:) Hope it goes forever!
Couldn’t make it past the wanna be ASMR water sounds and baby voice at the top of season 4- no thanks....
Love everything you’re doing.
Wonderful and heartfelt stories!
Season 1 was a very boring and simplistic investigation. Hard to get through many of the episodes.
Okay, I have a few. I’m on season 2 bingeing this podcast. I’m not sure if you read these Dave, but I’m a fan for life. The compassion and perseverance to help these families, is amazing. Thanks for sharing. Don’t ever stop! Please.?🤗
Overall, good podcast. The first season was tough to get through. Not super exciting. But I’m almost through the second season and I’m enjoying it. Same format as Serial, which I LOVED. Completely unrelated to the actual content, but the theme song is HORRIBLE. And they play the entire thing at the end of every episode.
It would be a tough one she seems to have vanished... but somebody knows something... Columbia, SC (WLTX) - It's been 26 years since Dail Dinwiddie went missing in Columbia's Five Points. And though we're seemingly no closer to finding our what happened to her, police are asking the public if there's anyone who may have information on her disappearance.
A huge fan of the stories you are sharing, information and Production
I heard an ad for season 2 of this podcast and was intrigued by the story of the on-live-TV proposal followed by a disappearance, so I've started listening to those episodes. Holy cow is this bad. First off, it's one of those super-narcissistic shows where the host makes it all about himself - what he's doing, what he's planning to do, what he's done and will eventually circle back to, etc. I'm kinda curious if there's a transcript of just his lines - I want to do a word count on how many times he says I, me, my, mine, etc. Secondly, the guy seems to be... not too bright. Case in point: he decides he wants to talk to someone connected to the case. So he stalks her on Facebook to find out where she lives and works, drives to the other side of the country, shows up at her place of employment and ambushes her, all without warning. And I kid you not, the next five or ten minutes of the episode were just a recording of him sitting in his car, verbally trying to work through his confusion that this super-creepy stalker ambush led to him getting asked to leave, rather than an immediate interview. Granted, I haven't finished the season, and am not sure I will, but what I've listened to so far only makes me feel bad for the mother of the missing woman. She understandably just wants answers and is hoping to get them from the podcast investigation, but the host is so busy puffing himself up and doing strange, strange things (like the cross-country surprise ambush mentioned above) that I'd actually be shocked if anything is uncovered (and judging by the other reviews here, nothing much is. Surprise, surprise.)
Awesome podcast and definitely recommend it. However, the theme song at the end is unbearable.....(personal opinion of course). I have to rush to my phone to fast forward through it at the end of every episode.
Love this podcast! David lets the story tell itself and gives a voice to the victims. He doesn’t use major pomp and circumstance to add drama like some do, he just lets the story run naturally like it should.
Thank you, CBC!
This is certainly not the same caliber as Serial and Revisionist History but it is ok. The narrator is a bit overly dramatic and the music at the end is disastrous. But it is a decent podcast. The first two seasons were ok, but the caliber of Season 3 is above high above the first two seasons. It was hard to listen to but his account of the investigation was well done.
Me. Ridgen is a wonderful story teller. He paints the word picture to make you feel as you are there with him. Season 3 really shows the racism that is still in the south.
David presents as completely and utterly tone deaf and ignorant on the issue of race in America. Considering how central that topic is to this CLEAR CASE OF A HATE CRIME, I would have thought you would have selected a reporter who could push back and ask appropriate questions of all the angry, rude and obviously racist white people he interviews. Instead, he asks Mr. Thomas Moore all the obvious, rude and insensitive questions such as asking WHY HE HID on the ground when he confronted the person who murdered his brother?! Or his idiotic and pointless question about why Mr. Moore never came to visit the National Park, as if he had NEVER considered what it might be like to inhabit a black body that is ALWAYS subjected to murder, torture and violence, simply for existing. Next time you are doing a story on something so incredibly important, maybe HIRE A REPORTER OF COLOR WHO IS FROM THE UNITED STATES and understands the complexities and perspectives of the population he is reporting upon. There are literally hundreds of talented men and women you could have selected with the required repertoire and background. People of color are unable to collect up the white majority in order to achieve justice for ourselves or our loved ones, as we are susceptible to imprisonment, murder and violent acts simply for existing and speaking. It is imperative for white people to collect others within their community and that might have been the case had you not hired a pushover Canadian who could not ask difficult questions or be bothered to throughly research the local culture and history prior to his assignment.
Very well done!
This was amazing ! And please keep it going because this is beyond fascinating ! Congrats Dave on all of your hard work!!
I listened all the way through. Nothing new was discovered. Telling their story was good but I hoped there would be more investigation work done. I didn’t expect a conclusion but the authors self promotion and lack of any follow ups on clues is disappointing.
I love it, how do I search specific episodes?
Brilliantly recorded research dedicated to finding the truth.
I can’t stop listening, David you are a true God send to these people, keep up your good work!!!!!
This podcast is one of the first investigative-type podcasts that I binged. I can’t believe it took me this long to write the review! It’s interesting and brings a new perspective to the cases that otherwise wouldn’t have been brought to light. -Heather (Nature vs Narcissism & Status Pending Podcasts)
The story sounded very intriguing. I honestly think this story could have been told in 1 or 2 episodes. It’s filled with a lot of slow and irrelevant conversations. I found myself frustrated much of the time while listening to this podcast.
SPOILER ALERT...... In a time when so many Americans are divided by due to the political climate, this episode is heart wrenchingly hopeful. I have been moved by other stories where forgiveness and friendship occurred between victim and perpetrator but I don’t recall ever having the privilege of eavesdropping on the process. Getting to listen to Thomas and Edwards find common humanity where hatred and bigotry once resided is something special, and I believe David captured it with raw honesty and authentic integrity. I have enjoyed all the episodes up to this point and have already recommended the podcast to friends, but this episode is particularly noteworthy and deserves special mention in my opinion. Brilliant and beautiful!
What a great podcast!!! Thank you David this is just a great way to bring some closure to those left behind. I pray for all this souls lost. I hope that you truly come across some undisputed evidence.
I had high expectations for this show, but was barely able to force myself to finish Season 1. In the sense that it is boring and nothing happens, I guess it is valuable in recreating 90% of what investigations can be.
Such a great production from start to finish. I keep checking to see if there are more episodes. Highly recommended:
As far as I am concerned this podcast has set the bar for excellence.
The story so far is good but I could do without the song at the end...
I wish it had been made a little more clear that the fourth season had actually ENDED. For weeks I thought it was on hold while the case unfolded.
David, your work is compelling. Your format, detailed research and logical narratives made for gripping binge-listening which I did on a recent month-long RV vacation. Keep up the great work. I look forward to your future episodes. H. Luttier, Florida
Can’t stop, won’t stop. You truly delve into a world many are thrust into by loss. You are a true servant of the people and the stories hidden in dark corners, waiting for the light. I want to do something to help spread your light, just not sure what that is yet. Thank you.
Important, heartbreaking, and inspiring work. Excellent podcast.
David does a great job bringing new stories to light, interviewing those involved, and putting together a story.
It was unique and original. I was overwhelmed with the face to face meeting of the killer klansmen. So glad there was some peace for his family.
I listen to a lot of true crime stories. I like hearing about the family and their story, but I'm not interested in hearing the narrator putting so much detail as if it were a long book. He's dramatic and monotone...
Listened to it on a road trip and what a waste of time (if you can waste time while driving for two days). Weird proclamations and no actual investigative reporting. Haven’t tried other seasons, but just lost 8 hours. Try ‘In the Dark’ to listen to a more compelling investigative podcast. That kept me listening. SKS I couldn’t change to something else since I was driving and had it cued up.
The theme song rocks!! My husband and I can’t stop laughing
I am a true crime/mystery fan, I have listened to many podcasts. SKS is by far the best. David is a true story teller. When I listen, I feel like I am there, at the scenes with him. His descriptive abilities are amazing.
The podcast was interesting enough to keep me wanting more. However, there was a lot of filler. There was too much recapping, reviewing past material, hypothesizing and speculating. More background of the family and the child would have been interesting. Also, the theme song is THE WORST. And they play the whole, darn, awful thing.
This podcast is brilliant. David is so good at what he does. I cannot get enough. The emotional journey he takes you on is incredible. I can’t wait for season 5.
“case not solved I demand resolution in my true crime entertainment” Seriously though, this podcast is about the past, and the journey to the present. It’s about the people, the mystery, and the questions. David’s narration and descriptions of scenes and people are lovely to hear, as is his voice. He is lyrical without being too wordy. Everything is just very well balanced in this podcast, and I have zero complaints! And I’m pretty picky with my podcasts. I highly recommend it.
Ends without any closure. Hoping it picks back up soon because I was intrigued by the Greavette case.
Seasons end abruptly at dead ends with no closure.
Interesting case, but I was hoping for more information on the investigation itself, not just recounts of what happened, though, those are important as well. I hope that other episodes contain more discussion on the investigations and evidence.
I really hope there is more of this podcast coming. It’s one of my favorites. Please bring more stories 🙏🏽
Not the most exciting true crime podcast but the narrators voice is calm and soothing. Many of the episodes are of people I didn’t know about and I thought I had a pretty good base of knowledge. Good podcast
Compared to other shows such as the Atlantic monster and up and vanished, it is very slow and doesn’t give that much information in each episode.
I have binged all the episodes and have really loved the concept and the story telling. To get all the back story must have been difficult and time consuming. This show is a great find and I encourage everyone to give it a listen. You will not regret it. I’m ready for the next season! :)
This podcast has a very monotone and bland narrative unlike many others. The host will blurt out several “fucks” for dramatic effect. I have only listened to most of season 1 and honestly think this could’ve been summed up in one episode. Definitely not worth all the time.
I’m really impressed by everything David does each season. He’s an awesome storyteller. The right combination of reporting and compassion.
I just finished listening to Season 2 and am left feeling so much empathy for the mother. David is amazing! Praying this case gets solved soon!
This last season has ended without any sense of ending at all. I honestly thought there was just a delay in the next episode. Very disappointing
But season 4 feel rushed and incomplete. David Ridgen makes for good audio company. He’s quirky in a Mr. Rogers sort of way and a curious and persistent reporter. And yes, Season 1 features maybe the worst podcast theme song I’ve ever heard. But the songs are much better in subsequent seasons.
I'm very disappointed that an entire episode of Season 1 (Episode 8) is devoted to pursuing a lead that is supported by absolutely nothing but the 'visions' of a few so-called psychics. Stick to science-based methods supported by actual evidence, please!
I don’t write reviews often but in this case I couldn’t resist. I’ll say it in one word, AWESOME
Just binged Seasons 1 & 2 and I'm nearly finished with Season 3. So good. Ridgen has a style all his own, both in terms of production and storytelling, that is steeped in HUMANITY. And after three seasons, his voice now feels as iconic to me as Cronkite or Rather, albeit considerably more CASUAL. Definitely worth a listen!
Very interesting , enjoy the way it’s presented.
Another podcast that just leaves you hanging. I want ten hours or so I spent back that I wasted getting invested in this story.
I have been 100% on board until I couldn’t finish season 4. The wife of the victim sobs uncontrollably including congested voice and snot sniffles. It breaks my heart for her, because I am human, but I just can’t handle those bodily noises.
While the podcast is well done and edited nicely... if you never get any answers, I do not see the point of investing 10+ hours of your time each season. Don’t expect any closure from this series.
Professionally done!! GREAT listen!!
I love this podcast but it suddenly stopped. What’s going on?
Wish I could give 10 ⭐️ review for this series. Thomas is such a great Christian example by forgiving. God bless him and his family and David for this series.
David’s story telling is great. His voice brings you into the story and makes you feel like you are having a great conversation with him.
Possibly the best podcast I have listened to. Davids style of interviewing people is incredible to listen to, a rare natural talent. The way he interacts with the families of the victims should be a guide for all journalists on how to interview people. Highly recommend this podcast to everyone. Award winning stuff.
This is my favorite cold case podcast. Very well produced and wonderfully done
I thoroughly enjoy SKS. David does an amazing job at bringing these stories front and center.
Love the podcast. My only complaint is all the crying in season 4. I understand grieving but it becomes a little much at times. Season 3 is my favorite.
I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to season 1 and 4 yet. But, season 2 and 3 are incredibly well done. I think David should win an award for season 3. Outstanding.
These last 2 seasons (3 & 4) have been riveting. I wish I could listen to non stop podcasts like this all day every day while I work. True stories and mysteries told over a period of time through podcasts is quickly becoming my addiction. I search the charts daily for new podcasts similar to this. Season 4 can't be over. We need more. My heart has ached for this family and I pray they get the answers they are looking for. Wonderful job, please keep up the great work!
Thank you, for putting together such a riveting story, truly heartfelt. Wonderful listen...
Each season of this show is more engaging than the last. The stories are sad but David Ridgen brings the listener along as these stories unfold.
I’ve listened to all of the seasons of this podcast and they are the best around right now. Always interesting. CBC are my favorite shows to listen too.
This is a very good podcast, no it’s a great podcast. I can’t get enough of it. I feel drawn in to the stories and the lives of these people. But most importantly, efforts are being made to find missing people that the rest of the world has given up on. I’ve only just finished season 2, but hearing what season 3 is about gave me chills.
But when will you finish up the Greavette season?
This podcast is a must listen. Thank you David for your amazing, honest and all around awesome journalism. America could use more like you for sure
I had never been into podcasts until my younger sister, Jamie, introduced me. I've been an iPhone user for years, very technologically savvy, but never even thought a "podcast" , in my head, a different world, would interest me. I started with the series "serial" and fell in love. Once it was over, I searched for more related, I jumped into SKS with season 1 and have been hooked ever since---- DAVID!!! what a guy, I'd love to meet him. Talented, engaging, committed, I guess this is the new age! Excellent show. If you like murder mystery, investigative content , I love it, everyone should! Keep it up on to season 3 for me!!!! :)
This podcast series has been really good. The production quality is very high. It captures your interest and keeps me wanting to hear more and more.
I love this podcast. David is sensitive and empathetic when speaking to family and friends. However, I cringe at the end of episode when the theme music plays. I find the song to be creepy and it feels like a mockery to the case. I think it would be more tasteful if a new version of the song was recorded. Music is such a powerful and emotion evoking tool; there must be a lot of care placed in using music on a topic like this!
Season 3 episode 5 made me cry like a baby in the best way possible.
It gets you hooked and before you know it you’ve listen to the entire season.
I like the balance of story, investigation and involvement of the families.
Love all the Canadian accents.
Glad ur back! Good job! MOOOOORRRREEE! 😆🤭😬
Where is episode 6????????
I absolutely LOVE SKS. Keep up the great work!
I love that each crime is done in a series format.
I didn’t really care for season 2, but all the other seasons were awesome. So heart wrenching. Listening to these is just like reading a book, you just can’t stop, you need to keep going to find out what happens. I hope all of these families get the peace they deserve. God bless you David & team for what you do.
Excellent work from David and crew and CBC. Very well done.
A podcast with investigative interviews that don't really go anywhere.
Loved listening to this podcast. I couldn’t stop listening. I had to know!
I love this podcast and the narrator, but wow - I may be bad for saying this, but I fast forward when the wife/mom is being interviewed because of all the crying every. Single. Time. I can’t imagine going through that, but I all I want to do is get her a tissue to blow her nose.
This podcast is super well done and I'm really enjoying it. If you are into true crime and missing cases, you will not be disappointed. As soon as you start listening, you will be compelled to keep going. David Ruffin was born to do this and he does it with care and respect and sensitivity and artistry. Just love him. Each season is better than the last.
Another millennial podcast investigation from a film maker who has never made a film. Most is the content is the narrator talking about himself, and it does not reveal anything new or interesting just rehash of public information. After seven episodes not obvious it is not a parody.
Incredibly well done and interesting!
Great show but why does the host use he when he should be saying him? "He" a subject pronoun while "him" is an object pronoun. "He and I mailed a letter" vs. "the letter was mailed to him and me". He keeps using it like "the letter was mailed to he and me". Very odd lol
Really love this podcast, simply captivating.
The stories of loved ones left behind are rarely heard. This podcast tells their stories and manages to capture the raw and heartbreaking emotion. Mr. Ridgen is gentle and compassionate and is the perfect person to share their journey and attempt to bring closure. And of course, I eagerly await the description of each canine. Keep up the good work!
Just finished season two...one of my new favorite podcasts. Well written and edited, and I love David’s soft spoken manner.
Three stars because the stories are good. The narrator, however, is self absorbed, and complements the men on their fancy quotes and powerful statuses. Doesn’t give the females time to speak and questions their honestly. Open your eyes to institutionalized sexism, it could be a perfect show!
This is one of the best podcast that I have listened to in a long time!
I bet the priest took him!
I love how the host handles his material. It feels very intimate. One of the best podcasts out there, hands down.
The narration is incredibly cheesy. This guy never comes to any conclusions. He exploits and upsets families with his own morbid fascination.
Great storytelling, totally addicting!!
I have listened to the first two seasons and I am thoroughly hooked. Hearing the interviews with actual family and friends drives home that these are real people and real crimes, not dime store fiction. Kudos to David for having the guts to ask Mike Lavoie in Season 2, Ep 12 to talk was daring. Can't wait to start season 3. Keep up the good work!
I stumbled across this podcast by chance and ever since the first episode I listened to, I haven’t stopped. The way David portrays the details is perfect to me. He gives them all without being long winded and creates a mental image so strong I feel like I know the people he is talking to and the surroundings he is in. The editing is perfect as well. I look forward to many more episodes! Thanks for sharing your work!
I listened to the first 3 seasons over the past couple of years , but got discouraged listening to season 4.
I’m on season 2 now and have really enjoyed it. I’m American (Texan), and hearing stories from other countries (in terms of demographics, the subcultures nestled there, etc.) has been interesting as well. I appreciate the hard work that is going into helping these lost souls. Thank you.