152 David Ridgen | Uncovering the Truth

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Here’s the Recap:

David Ridgen is a Toronto-based filmmaker for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and host of Someone Knows Something, a true crime podcast that digs deep to uncover the truth of unsolved crimes.

Trained as a documentary storyteller as a filmmaker, David takes those same skills and applies them to SKS to deliver a podcast that is very well produced, investigated, and meticulously crafted. His experience as an investigator and journalist serves him well and he no doubt has helped catapult the rising interest of true crime podcasts.

What We Covered:

  • 05:50 – His true crime podcast, Someone Knows Something (SKS)
  • 08:41 – The difference between making a podcast and an investigative film
  • 09:56 – Why he doesn’t listen to podcasts or watch documentaries
  • 11:36 – The unfamiliarity of podcasts in Canada
  • 13:12 – Why he stepped away and felt hesitant returning to work on SKS
  • 16:30 – How he copes and decompresses from the heavy subject matter of SKS
  • 18:32 – His background with investigative journalism
  • 19:53 – How he approaches asking the tough questions
  • 21:49 – The beauty and effectiveness of silence
  • 23:13 – His interest in Michael Moore’s work and the people who have helped him in his career
  • 25:16 – How he goes about finding a case to investigate
  • 28:20 – The importance of the process of looking at the cases he investigates
  • 30:37 – The many families still seeking closure from unsolved crime cases
  • 31:56 – His team that helps him deliver SKS
  • 34:01 – The involved production process behind SKS
  • 36:09 – The music and source audio behind SKS
  • 38:03 – The lengthy scripts that are involved to produce SKS
  • 38:56 – The support of his friends and family in his work
  • 41:34 – The one most misunderstood thing about him


Links Mentioned

David’s website
David on Twitter
Someone Knows Something podcast
Serial podcast

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