ST. PAUL, Minn., March 26, 2018– In the fall of 2016, APM Reports produced In the Dark, a podcast that investigated a notorious child abduction case in Minnesota that had gone unsolved for 27 years. Through nine episodes, In the Dark revealed an incompetent investigation, showed the tragic effect it had on the lives of people involved in the case, chronicled the country’s embrace of “stranger danger” and exposed law enforcement’s poor rate of solving crimes nationwide.

This powerful journalism has driven nearly 12 million downloads to date. Each month, In the Dark continues to be downloaded roughly 465,000 times, and it led the Apple Podcast Chart for 11 days and was ranked as the No. 1 podcast of 2016 by Vulture. The team that produced In the Dark won a Peabody Award – broadcast’s most prestigious award – for its investigation.

On May 1, 2018In the Dark returns for a second season.

In Season Two, APM Reports examines the case of a man who’s been caught in a terrifying loop of injustice. It’s a story of questionable evidence, racism and what can happen when no one is looking. Ultimately, it’s the story of one man’s fight for his life.

The In the Dark Season Two trailer will be available April 16. Listeners can receive these and other important updates by subscribing to In the Dark on Apple Podcasts and signing up for the APM Reports email newsletter.

Formed in November 2015, APM Reports is a collection of investigative journalists and documentary producers, editors, data reporters, researchers and digital producers dedicated to producing high quality reporting on issues that are often hidden from public view. At the heart of every APM Reports investigation lies a critical question — about powerful institutions and people, injustice and accountability – that deserves an unflinching commitment to finding answers in the public’s best interest. Visit for more.


About American Public Media 
American Public Media® is the national programming division of Minnesota Public Radio® and reaches nearly 21 million listeners via more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio that includes BBC World Service, Marketplace®, and the leading classical music programs in the nation. APM offers a diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, business and investigative journalism. For more information on APM, visit

Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio. Data are estimates only.

Media contact: Kelly Reller, kreller@americanpublicmedia.org651-290-1552

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