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The Next Call with David Ridgen

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From David Ridgen, the creator of Someone Knows Something, comes the new investigative podcast The Next Call. Tackling unsolved cases through strategic phone calls, the curtain is peeled back. From the victim's family members to potential suspects, the investigation unfolds with The Next Call.
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From David Ridgen, the creator of Someone Knows Something, comes the new investigative podcast The Next Call. Hear the investigations into a number of different cases unfold through a series of strategic calls. The Next Call begins with the Ontario case of Melanie Ethier.
“The First Call”: 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.
“Recollection”: Conversations with Melanie’s friends who were with her the day she disappeared. Could something they noticed help the investigation?
“Pine to Wellington”: 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?
“Branches”: A closer look at the alibi of a person who has been on Celine’s radar for a while.
“Cold Comfort”: 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?
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Dan Pullar

Great podcast! It's such a shame people can't step up and tell the police or family when admissions or evidence appears. Cases like this could have been solved a long time ago, but secrecy and dishonesty holds things back. Seems to be a common theme in cold cases. People keeping secrets.

Sep 9th
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Sue Cque

Why are these episodes so far apart? The last one was almost 2 months ago.

Sep 3rd
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G de Almeida

Oh so fabulous to have you back!! You really care about these cases and it comes through so strongly. Keep up this important work, keeping these cases from fading away…

Jul 23rd
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Danielle Beeaff

I love every story David Ridgen produces. He is an Amazing human. I am so glad he is helping so many different families with his talent. In this story, I believe that Dennis’s brother Andre (in Mel’s story) knows where Melanie’s body is. I hope David can help find her and bring her home to her family. My heart goes out to them.

Jul 16th
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mallory meir

Jason mentioned that Denis' reaction to hearing she was missing was 'I'm gonna kill whoever did this' but she was just missing, why did he think someone did something?

Jul 7th
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Rob Claypool

damn that sucks this case was getting good

Jul 7th
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JM CPSHW

If you haven't googled Melanie Ethier you should! She's beautiful! And there is NO WAY this Dennis guy was a perv to all his daughters friends but not Melanie! Men like that dont just become predators! They have always been one! AND most girls can tell right off the bat when a guy is that slimy! Melanie 's family will be in our prayers.

Jul 3rd
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Terry Pierce

Yessssss! David Ridgen is back.

Jun 28th
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Teresa D M Smith

To me it sounds more like he had an emotional attachment to her as a teenager

Jun 27th
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Stefanie

I'm not trying to be callous but the depth of pain and sadness that Dave is expressing over this seems a bit off to me. Could it be some guilt buried deep? His statement that he could never have a normal life and that maybe he is paying a penance for past wrongdoing gave me pause as well.

Jun 16th
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Stefanie

Looking forward to this podcast. Loved "Someone Knows Something" So glad you are back!

Jun 9th
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