The first season of In the Dark was a success. The series won a Peabody Award and was downloaded more than 10 million times. We also produced a related radio series that reached 5 million people on stations across the country.
The second season will be released in the spring of 2018, but this one won't be about the Jacob Wetterling case.
Here's what we can tell you right now. Our next season will expose long-hidden actions by powerful people that have caused great harm. The story we're reporting is bigger than we thought when we started, and it's pushed us in a way that no other story has. We've been away from home for months. We've been reading thousands of documents, knocking on doors, and generally doing everything that makes up the job of an investigative reporter.
You can hear a little sneak preview now.
And let's be honest: Rooting out injustice is expensive. As a public radio program, we rely on the help of our community of listeners. Now, at a time when our country needs investigative reporting more than ever, we're asking you to support our work. We can't do it without you.
We want to hear from you. Send us story ideas for a future season of In the Dark or general feedback about the podcast.