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C13Originals from Cadence13 an Audacy company, today announced a documentary series that investigates the 2005 disappearance and 2018 reappearance of the ruby, red slippers from The Wizard of Oz. No Place Like Home launches June 15.
Narrated by Seyward Darby, author and editor-in-chief of The Atavist Magazine, and journalist Ariel Ramchandani No Place Like Home talks to museum and movie experts and FBI investigators to get to the bottom of the mystery. In 2005 the slippers were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the town of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and then recovered in 2018 in an FBI sting. The FBI has given no insight into who took the slippers or why.
The eight-part limited podcast series also explores the life and legacy of Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz.
“We have been following this story for three years, and we are thrilled that C13Originals is helping us shepherd it into the world,” said co-hosts Seyward Darby and Ariel Ramchandani. “Like so many people, we grew up watching The Wizard of Oz, learning the songs, and dressing up as the characters. But working on the podcast, we realized just how deeply the movie, its themes, and its iconography are ingrained in America’s cultural DNA. We’re excited to take listeners on that journey with us.”