Of all the possible topics for a major-label press release landing in Music Ally’s inbox, Jeffrey Epstein is definitely the most surprising. The late financier, who took his own life last month while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, is the subject for the first show being made by Three Uncanny Four Productions, the podcast-production firm founded earlier this year as a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment and podcast veterans Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer.
‘Broken: Jeffrey Epstein’ is an investigative podcast hosted by journalist and author Ariel Levy, with special correspondent Julie K. Brown (of the Miami Herald, who has been pursuing this story more diligently than any other journalist). It’s promising to “dig deeply into how some of the world’s most powerful politicians and billionaires apparently shared a common interest in trafficking girls, teenagers and young women, and thoughtfully look at how the case reflects our society”.
The show launches today (5 September) and will get new episodes on a weekly basis.