Cadence13 Announces Extension of “Unsolved Mysteries” Podcast
Acclaimed weekly hit show explores Unsolved Mysteries cases of murder, missing persons, fugitives, mysterious creatures, and the paranormal will continue for Season Two
New York, NY (December 6, 2021)—Cadence13, an Audacy company and leading premium podcast studio, and Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, the creators and producers of the Emmy-nominated series Unsolved Mysteries, today announced an extension of their partnership. Season Two of the Unsolved Mysteries podcast, the acclaimed weekly hit show based on the long-running hit television and popular Netflix streaming series, will come back next spring with 40 new episodes.
Produced and directed by Cosgrove/Meurer Productions and Cadence13, and narrated by award-winning voice actor Steve French, the first season of the Unsolved Mysteries launched in February 2021, presenting all-new unsolved cases from the vast Unsolved Mysteries database—including unsolved crimes, missing persons, fugitives, mysterious creatures, and the paranormal—with each episode taking a deep dive into one specific mystery.
Season Two of the Unsolved Mysteries podcast will launch in Spring 2022 everywhere podcasts are available. Listen and follow the show here: Unsolved Mysteries.
“CMP is thrilled to be collaborating with Cadence13’s wonderful and talented team on a second season of the Unsolved Mysteries podcast,” said Terry Dunn Meurer, co-creator and executive producer, Unsolved Mysteries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions. “Forty more episodes means forty more opportunities to solve a mystery!”
“We’re extremely proud of our partnership with Cosgrove/Meurer and the ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ podcast, which became an instant fan favorite with a devoted following of listeners around the world,” said Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer, Cadence13. “We’re thrilled to expand our partnership with this iconic show, and look forward to this new season.”
As with the television and streaming series, all episodes of the Unsolved Mysteries podcast 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 features guests closely associated with the case, including family members, those who have experienced mysterious events in their lives, law enforcement, and forensics experts, as well as people who have experienced paranormal activity.
The Unsolved Mysteries podcast features all the ingredients that have made this series a massive television hit for decades: the original theme music, a narrator who will guide listeners through each mystery, 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.
Critical acclaim for the Unsolved Mysteries podcast includes The New York Times, who calls it “addictive….[a]…faithful audio rendering of the franchise, featuring weekly half-hour mysteries full of ghost stories, disappearances, demonic possessions and more.”
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.
The Unsolved Mysteries podcast is executive produced by Terry Dunn Meurer, the co-creator of Unsolved Mysteries, and Chris Corcoran, Chief Content Officer of Cadence13.
Among his many credits as a voice actor, Steve French is a narrator for National Geographic Channel, the promo voice of The Mandalorian, and has been heard on national TV commercials, movie trailers and video games. A Drama Desk Award-winning stage actor and singer, Steve loves telling stories and is looking forward to solving some unsolved mysteries.
Download the cover art for the Unsolved Mysteries podcast here.
Cadence13, an Audacy company, is a leading podcast studio dedicated to premium storytelling and production and was named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019.” Cadence13 is the home of C13Features, the pioneering studio focused on creating a wide-ranging slate of feature-length podcast movies, the Peabody Award-nominated C13Originals documentary studio, and Ramble, a podcast network of some of the most influential digital stars in the world. Our roster of critically-acclaimed shows and personalities reflects the diverse conversations and interests happening in the world, led by a collection of voices that include Lili Anolik, Carmelo Anthony, Pete Carroll, Emma Chamberlain, Darren Criss, Remi Cruz, Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Glennon Doyle, Kevin Durant, Elle Fanning, Jon Favreau, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Gigi Gorgeous, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vanessa Grigoriadis, Justine Harman, Shawn Levy, Demi Lovato, Este Haim, Andrew Jenks, Tony Kornheiser, Payne Lindsey, Jed Lipinski, Elise Loehnen, Michael Lombardi, Karina Longworth, Jon Lovett, Kate Mara, Alisha Marie, CJ McCollum, Jon Meacham, James Andrew Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen Pompeo, JJ Redick, Doc Rivers, Rhett and Link, Adam Scott, Kiernan Shipka, Tommy Vietor, Andrew Yang, and many more. These storytellers represent both established and emerging personalities across sports, business, tech, politics, entertainment and news. Cadence13 has a broad range of programming partners including: American Public Media, Comments by Celebs, Crooked Media, goop, HISTORY, Meredith, Mythical Entertainment, OBB Sound, PushBlack, Ramble, SB Projects, Seven Bucks Productions, Tenderfoot TV, theSkimm, The Try Guys, TNT, Unsolved Mysteries, Up and Vanished, Vanity Fair, Who? Weekly, and Yoga Girl, among others. Cadence13 is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles. Follow @Cadence13_, @C13Originals and @C13Featureson Twitter and @Cadence13, @C13Originals and @C13Features on Instagram.
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