SKS Season 6: Izzett Jr.

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 Six: Donald Izzett Jr.

Debra Skelley has been searching for her son Donald Izzett Jr. for 25 years. The last time she spoke with him was Mother’s Day. He had called from a road trip, but sounded upset, saying he needed money. Then the phone went dead. Donnie’s friend told police that he dropped him off in New Orleans. But Debra thinks he was murdered. And decides to investigate the case herself.  

Episodes so far…

Season 6 Preview

In SKS Season 6, David Ridgen investigates the case of 19-year-old Donald Izzett Jr., who disappeared during a road trip across the U.S. Listen to the preview of what is to come for Season 5 of Someone Knows Something (SKS).

1. Mother’s Day 

On Mother’s Day 1995, Debra receives a distressing phone call from her son, Donnie. Crying and upset, he asks her to wire him some money. After what sounds like a scuffle and a scream, the phone goes dead. Debra never hears from Donnie again.

2. Pitfire

Debra notices a man repeatedly named in Donnie’s case file as a potential witness. Yet police never spoke to him. Could he be the key to finding out what happened to Donnie?

3. Frenemy

Detectives interrogate an apparent witness about his involvement in Donnie’s disappearance and question his credibility. Is he telling the truth or is there more to the story than he’s letting on? Meanwhile, David tracks down the witness’s family and friends to get to the bottom of his story.

4. Fragments

Debra proposes a new dig on a Mississippi property in her search for answers. Could it be the spark the case needs?

5. The test

David looks deeper into Donnie’s case file to try piecing together his final days and hours, while Debra takes a new approach to try shaking something loose. New revelations ensue.

SELECTED PRESS

2020-04-26 Mashable : The best true crime podcasts of all time
2020 Vulture : 52 great true crime podcasts
2020-05-12 CBC News : New Someone Knows Something investigation follows mother’s search for answers in son’s disappearance
2019-03-08 Thompson Citizen : New Someone knows Something episode looks at possible suspects in Kerrie Ann Brown’s 1986 murder
2018-11-13 Thompson Citizen : Someone Knows Something podcast seeks the killer of Thompson’s Kerrie Ann Brown, murdered in 1986
2018-11-19 CBC News : Killer Caller (interactive)
2018-10-16 CBC News : Mysterious killing of Manitoba teen Kerrie Brown explored in CBC podcast
2018-08-17 The Daily Edge : 8 true crime podcasts you should sink your teeth into that aren’t Serial
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 ThisSomeone 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
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
2017-01-15  Tales from a caffeinated Weka
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
2017-01-27  Audible Feast : Delicious Ingredients: best podcasts for Jan 21-27
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

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