Someone Knows Something (SKS) is an ongoing investigative original CBC podcast series, written and hosted by award-winning filmmaker David Ridgen, that explores cases of the missing or murdered and unravels the visceral ripple effects on families and small communities across Canada. Each week, SKS brings audiences up close with the family that is looking for answers, the investigators who can’t quit and potential suspects – investigating theories, debunking rumours and finding new information – all through head-on pov storytelling.
Season Three: Dee & Moore
19-year-old African Americans Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore from Meadville, MS were kidnapped and brutally murdered by the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan on May 2, 1964. David works with Charles Moore’s brother Thomas, a retired Command Sergeant Major, over several years in the deep American South to find justice and reconciliation in this horrifying civil rights era case.
Episodes so far…
A short doc about the upcoming Season Two case followed by Someone Knows Something (SKS).
In 1964, two Klansmen were arrested for the murder of Dee & Moore: James Ford Seale and Charles Marcus Edwards. The charges were dropped but Edwards is still known to be alive, and Thomas wants to meet him face to face.
2. The Klansman
Why did authorities close the case in 1964 and again in 2003? David and Thomas speak with the FBI and local District Attorney to try to find out. They also meet Henry’s sister Thelma and Joe Lee, one of the last to see Dee & Moore alive. Thomas and David make a shocking discovery.
David and Thomas meet journalist jerry Mitchell who has stacks of FBI documents about the case. They speak to people who lived through the terror of Civil Rights era Mississippi , and visit U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton to try to get the case re-opened.
David and Thomas search for MHSP officers and FBI agents who were present during Seale and Edward’s arrests. And Thomas looks for the support of the local community as he plans to confront the Klansmen in person.
5. The Bridge
The investigation continues, leading to the doorsteps of more former Klansmen. Then, a surprising revelation from Lampton.
In the aftermath of the Dee-Moore case, questions remain. Years later David and Thomas return to Mississippi to meet old friends, mourn those who have passed, and to try to meeting the Klansman turned church Deacon, Charles Marcus Edwards, one more time.
In this episode, David travels back to Mississippi, follows up on the Dee & Moore case, and looks at the fate of other Civil Rights era cases in the wake of the James Ford Seale trial.
2017-11-12 Clarion Ledger : Podcast traces path to justice in 1964 civil rights-era cold case by Jerry Mitchell
2017-11-17 PodNews : CBC’s Someone Knows Something breaks records
2017-11-19 Mamamia : In 1964 Henry and Charles were murdered by the KKK. 40 years later they got justice
2017-11-24 Crimefeed : 5 Best True Crime Podcasts
2017-11-16 Really Into This : Someone Knows Something
2017-11-26 Radio New Zealand : Bringing cold cases to life
2017-12-05 Nieman Labs : Apple has acquired Pop Up Archive, an interesting startup that makes podcasts more searchable
2017-8-09 Globe and Mail : What comedic actress Naomi Snieckus is watching, listening to and just saw
2017-11-06 Toronto Life : Chris Rock’s stand-up set, a dazzling ballet and eight other things to see, do, hear and read this week
2017-11-10 Clarion Ledger : New podcast features story behind prosecution of KKK killings
2017-11-06 The National Post : Podcast Focuses on Two Klan Killings in 1964 Mississippi
2017-12-23 Audible Feast’s : Best Podcasts of 2017
PREVIOUS SEASON PRESS
2016-12-24 The Guardian UK : Catch-up and download: From Refugee Diaries to Someone Knows Something
2017-01-09 Buzzfeed : 24 horrifying but fascinating true-crime podcasts you must listen to
2017-01-11 Mikaela Larsson : Podcast list – fourth edition
2017-01-12 The Audit #62 : Echoes
2017-01-13 Fox And Gypsy : Now listening, favourite iTunes podcasts
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2017-01-16 Hub Pages : Best Crime Podcasts
2017-01-18 Dear Crissy : Best True Crime Podcasts
2017-01-20 Audible Feast : Delicious Ingredients: best podcasts for Jan 14-20
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2017-02-17 Ahmedabad Mirror : Someone Knows Something
2017-03-16 Geeks Media : Top 5 true crime podcasts for fans of Serial
2017-03-17 The Crime Review : Top true crime podcasts
2017-03-21 Masthead Online : CBC Radio Drama “Someone Knows Something” reaches 18.3 million downloads
2017-03-31 Irish Independent : Love Serial and S-Town? Here are 10 addictive true-crime podcasts to get hooked on
2017-05-04 Make Use of (MUO) : 8 mystery podcasts guaranteed to tingle your spine
2017-05-10 Esquire : How true crime went from trashy TV to prestige entertainment