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Sony Music Entertainment’s Global Podcast Division has announced the launch of two new original podcasts premiering on its recently announced subscription channel, “The Binge.”
Campside Media, in partnership with SME, premiered the new season of its investigative series Witnessed: Friendly Fire, and Somethin’ Else, a part of SME’s Global Podcast Division, premiered its new original series exploring incredible extraterrestrial phenomenon Fringe Network: Alien State. Subscribers to “The Binge” can listen to all episodes of both shows ad-free starting today.
In Witnessed: Friendly Fire, a K-9 officer in the Scott County, Tennessee Sheriff Department winds up shot at the hands of his partner and his grieving widow takes it upon herself to untangle the truth from the lies. The show asks an important question: was it just a catastrophic accident or an intentional killing? National Magazine Award-winning reporter Sean Flynn returns to Scott County, a rural community in Eastern Tennessee, two decades after the shooting to tell the story of one woman’s pursuit of justice.
“Friendly Fire is a deeply reported mystery about family, about loyalty, about corruption and about how far someone will go for justice,” said host Sean Flynn. “A widow’s persistence, along with new in-depth reporting, will keep listeners guessing through the end."
Similarly, Fringe Network: Alien State provides a different type of comprehensive look into an extensive coverup. In this season, host MJ Banias sheds light on a shadowy subject: UFOs. Publicly, the U.S. government once called UFOs a “waste of time,” but new evidence and uncovered documents prove that the government is, and always has been, very interested in the UFO phenomenon. Alien State tracks down answers to some pivotal questions around who these people coming forward with government secrets truly are.
The show takes listeners to a haunted ranch, a visit with a real life “man in black” who’s speaking publicly for the first time, in-depth interviews with the men behind the infamous fighter pilot videos’ release, and a chat with former Blink-182 front man and UFO researcher Tom DeLonge.
“I’ve always been interested in sharing people’s stories, especially when they are related to the strange,” said host MJ Banias. “This podcast will introduce listeners to those who are dedicated to speaking out about new UFO evidence and U.S. government programs. Many of us want to believe in UFOs and extraterrestrial life, but there have never been enough facts. Alien State proves that nothing is ever what it seems.”