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Someone Knows Something: The Abortion Wars
43 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
S7 E7: Darkworld
An email arrives from a California prison: “Talk to you very soon.” In the season finale, David speaks to James Kopp, the man who shot and killed Dr. Barnett Slepian. What does the violence of the past mean for the future?
48 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
S7 E6: Mississippi
David heads to Mississippi, a key state that is currently attempting to restrict access to abortion through legislation. David visits the only abortion clinic in the state, known as "Pink House," and speaks to the workers and activists on the frontlines of the fight to protect reproductive rights.
41 minutes | May 31, 2022
S7 E5: Nemesis
David and Amanda examine the relationship between religious beliefs and justification for violence. The investigation takes them to Washington, D.C., where they meet with an American evangelical minister who was involved in the anti-abortion movement — leading protests against Dr. Barnett Slepian and blockading the clinic where he worked. Has the minister’s position changed?
40 minutes | May 24, 2022
S7 E4: What’s Left Behind
Canadian detectives investigating the 1995 shooting of Dr. Hugh Short in Ontario reveal evidence that places an anti-abortion fanatic at the scene of the crime. David speaks to Buffalo News reporters who investigated the U.S. and Canadian shootings and feel there is much more to the story.
50 minutes | May 16, 2022
S7 E3: The Informant
David interviews key members of the Canadian/U.S. police task force formed to find the person who shot Canadian abortion providers and killed Dr. Barnett Slepian. Do they think the shooter acted alone? What will the man behind the FBI code name Jack Steele, a key confidential informant, reveal?
33 minutes | May 15, 2022
S7 E2: Remembrance
In the 1990s, three Canadian abortion providers are shot and gravely injured — all about a year apart, all around Remembrance Day. David begins his examination of these attacks by speaking to Canadian family members. In so doing, David discovers connections between the Canadian shootings and the murder of Amanda Robb’s uncle, Dr. Barnett Slepian. An eyewitness account reveals new information publicly for the first time.
34 minutes | May 14, 2022
S7 E1: Aiding, Abetting, Abortion
Access to abortion has taken on urgency as the laws protecting it come under attack in the U.S. Working with family member Amanda Robb, David examines the murder of her uncle, an abortion provider in the U.S., and the resulting conviction of a fanatical sniper. Both discover that this murder may be the endgame of a series of doctor shootings that actually began in Canada.
4 minutes | May 4, 2022
Season 7: The Abortion Wars - Trailer
Coming May 2022: the return of Someone Knows Something. In Season 7, host David Ridgen and American journalist Amanda Robb investigate the 1998 murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian — Robb’s uncle — who was shot in an act of anti-abortion violence. The series explores the anti-abortion radical who was responsible for the murder and the possible links to similar attacks on Canadian doctors. With protests on the rise and debates about reproductive rights heating up in the U.S., could more violence be on the horizon?
30 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Someone Knows Something Introduces: The Next Call - The Case of Nadia Atwi
From David Ridgen, comes the new investigative podcast The Next Call. Tackling unsolved cases through strategic phone calls. In the case of Nadia Atwi, on December 8, 2017, Salwa Atwi arrived at her daughter Nadia’s home in Edmonton as part of their regular carpooling. But Nadia didn’t come outside, and the 32-year-old kindergarten teacher was never seen again. Edmonton’s Muslim and Lebanese communities pulled together to search in the days following. Initial searches seem promising, as Nadia’s car is found in a park with her phone inside, but four years later there is still no sign of her. More episodes are available at: smarturl.it/thenextcall
36 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 1 in the case of Terrie Dauphinais
“Firewood”: On April 29, 2002, Terrie Dauphinais was discovered on the main floor of her Calgary home. She’d been strangled. Responding officers find Terrie’s three young children locked in their rooms upstairs. Police have a suspect, but can’t move forward.
44 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 2 in the case of Terrie Dauphinais
“Homefront”: David digs into the original investigation into Terrie’s murder. Was anything missed? And what did one of the children see?
53 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 3 in the case of Terrie Dauphinais
“Panic Mode”: An undercover police investigation appears to go south. The clock ticks on a criminal trial.
50 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 1 in the case of Melanie Ethier
On September 28, 1996, Melanie Ethier says goodbye to her mother Celine, and goes to a friend’s house to watch a movie. Melanie is never seen again.
52 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 2 in the case of Melanie Ethier
Conversations with Melanie’s friends who were with her the day she disappeared. Could something they noticed help the investigation?
50 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 3 in the case of Melanie Ethier
Melanie’s 10-minute walk home becomes 24 years of unanswered questions. Did someone see or hear her that night? And what about Celine’s suspicions about an old friend of the family?
53 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 4 in the case of Melanie Ethier
A closer look at the alibi of a person who has been on Celine’s radar for a while.
58 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
The Next Call with David Ridgen: Episode 5 in the case of Melanie Ethier
The final regularly-planned episode. New information about Melanie’s case continues to come to light. What does this mean for Celine and the case?
60 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
SKS S5 Extra: Spread the Word
David and Trevor follow new tips in the Kerrie Brown case and learn more about who the 911 caller may have been looking for on the night Kerrie was murdered.
60 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
S6 Episode 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.
68 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
S6 Episode 4: Fragments
Debra proposes a new dig on a Mississippi property in her search for answers. Could it be the spark the case needs?
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