In three seasons, filmmaker David Ridgen has investigated decades-old cold cases in the CBC podcast SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING. Though these investigations Ridgen unravels and uncovers years of hidden memories, buried evidence, and heartbreaking, suspenseful and riveting stories told by both Ridgen and those left behind.
For this special event, David Ridgen joins award-winning radio documentary producer Nicola Luksic for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING, the series that has quickly become the most popular podcast in Canada.
Director David Ridgen is an award-winning filmmaker and writer specializes in character-driven POV, investigative work and narrative experimentation. He currently investigates and hosts Canada’s most successful podcast, Someone Knows Something. His Emmy-nominated company is currently expanding further into areas of long-form drama and new media production. Recent works by Ridgen have been credited with the reopening of cold cases and arrests (CONFESSION TO MURDER, A GARDEN OF TEARS), putting a Klansman behind bars for a civil rights era double murder (MISSISSIPI COLD CASE), making progressive impact on the Israel/Palestine issue (AMERICAN RADICAL: THE TRIALS OF NORMAN FINKELSTEIN), and spurring victim reconciliation with perpetrators (RECONCILIATION IN MISSISSIPI).
Nicola Luksic is an award-winning radio documentary producer based at IDEAS on CBC Radio One. Her documentary work has taken her to the former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia), Chiapas and Zambia. She started her CBC career at THE FIFTH ESTATE and THE CURRENT. She created and produced several short-run radio series including THE BOTTOM LINE with David Suzuki and AND SOMETIMES Y — a show on language. She is currently co-host of n ongoing series about the groundbreaking work of PhD students called IDEAS FROM THE TRENCHES.