Cadence13, a leading premium podcast company that is part of Entercom’s Podcast Network, today announced an exclusive partnership with Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, the creators and producers of the Emmy-nominated series Unsolved Mysteries, for a weekly podcast based on the long-running hit television and popular Netflix streaming series. The podcast will present all new unsolved cases and each episode will take a deep dive into one specific story.
Since its premiere in January 1987, Unsolved Mysteries has been one of the longest-running programs in the history of television, and the first series to introduce an audience-interactive “call-to-action” that requests viewer tips to help solve real cases.
Of the more than 1,300 mysteries profiled in over 230 episodes—spanning murders and unexplained deaths, missing persons, wanted fugitives, UFOs, ghosts, mysterious creatures, missing heirs, lost loves, amnesia, fraud, arson, and treasure—up to 260 cases have been solved, including the capture of wanted fugitives.
Over 100 families have been reunited with lost loved ones, seven wrongly convicted individuals have been exonerated and released, and cases involving missing persons, missing heirs, murder, fraud, and amnesia have been closed. The series has received six Emmy nominations and numerous commendations from law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service.
Now, the Unsolved Mysteries podcast will offer a variety of brand new cases from the vast archives, exploring cases from every angle in a weekly series, with each episode focused on one mystery. As with the television and steaming series, each episode will end with a call-to-action directing listeners to the Unsolved Mysteries website— unsolved.com—to provide clues that could help solve the mysteries.
Each week, the series will feature guests closely associated with the case, including family members, those who have experienced mysterious events in their lives, law enforcement, and forensics experts.
The Unsolved Mysteries podcast will feature all the ingredients that made this series a massive television hit for decades: the original theme music, a narrator who will guide listeners through these mysteries, and heartfelt interviews with individuals involved in the cases. The hope is that someone, somewhere holds that vital clue to solve these all new mysteries.
The Unsolved Mysteries podcast will be executive produced by Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer of Cadence13, and Terry Dunn Meurer, the co-creator of Unsolved Mysteries, and will be co-directed and co-produced by Cadence13 and Cosgrove/Meurer Productions.
Season One of the Unsolved Mysteries podcast will launch in early 2021 on Apple Podcasts, RADIO.COM, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are available.
“Cosgrove/Meurer Productions is thrilled to be partnering with Cadence13 to present all new unsolved mysteries to podcast listeners,” said Terry Dunn Meurer, co-creator and executive producer, Unsolved Mysteries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions. “There are an incredible number of cases that we hope to solve through the podcast.”
“It’s an honor, and a great opportunity, to partner with one of the strongest and most credible and successful brands in television history to create original content for the podcast space,” said Chris Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “Our objective at C13 continues to be focused on best-in-class content, and this is a special one we’re proud to add to our premium-focused roster.”