- Sep 16, 2020
- ACCLAIMED INVESTIGATIVE PODCAST ‘BROKEN: SEEKING JUSTICE’ PREMIERES NEW SEASON TODAY
BROKEN: SEEKING JUSTICE PREMIERES NEW SEASON TODAY
NEW YORK – September 16, 2020 – More than a year after Jeffrey Epstein’s controversial death in prison, the search for justice is far from over for many of the women he abused. To this day, a group of heroic Epstein survivors continue to bravely fight for accountability from the people and power structures that enabled one of the largest sex-trafficking rings in history. Broken: Seeking Justice, the new season of the acclaimed investigative podcast from Three Uncanny Four and Adam McKay’s Hyperobject Industries, premieres today with new host, investigative reporter Tara Palmeri spotlighting the stories of the women fighting for their voices to be heard.
Amid continuing fallout for alleged Epstein associates including Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell, Broken: Seeking Justicewill highlight first-hand survivor accounts, investigate new information, and bring into focus the people who allegedly participated in, aided and witnessed Epstein’s crimes.
The first episode is available now.
With contributions from award winning journalist Julie K. Brown, the series will also explore the persistence, courage and strength of Epstein’s survivors to tell their stories in the face of formidable resistance. For each of these brave women, justice looks and feels different as they take back agency over their own story. Some survivors, including advocate Virginia Roberts Giuffre, have struggled for more than a decade to get those who witnessed Epstein’s crimes to finally come forward.
In the premiere, Guiffre joins Palmieri to try to locate and connect with three former Epstein staffers, including Epstein’s former chef, pilot, and housemen, that she maintains can help corroborate her claims against the financier and his friends.
Broken is executive produced by Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer at Three Uncanny Four, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick at Hyperobject Industries, and Julie K. Brown from the Miami Herald. It has been profiled in The New York Times, selected as podcast of the week by The Guardian, named a monthly podcast pick by The New Yorker and named one of the top 50 podcasts of 2019 by The Atlantic. It has been downloaded more than three million times.
Listeners can subscribe to Broken: Seeking Justice on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. The first episode for the new season is available now.
If you are interested in interviewing Tara Palmeri or need additional information, please contact Devan Schulte or Julie Rothman.
ABOUT BROKEN: JEFFREY EPSTEIN, BROKEN: SEEKING JUSTICE
Julie K. Brown exposed Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes to the world. Now his survivors are fighting for the truth. This season, host Tara Palmeri follows the women who are making their own justice.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION TEAM
THREE UNCANNY FOUR PRODUCTIONS was co-founded by Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment. Davidson is a contributing writer for The New Yorker and a leading broadcaster and podcasting voice who co-founded and co-hosted NPR’s Planet Money and served as a frequent contributor to This American Life. His co-reporting on the episode “The Giant Pool of Money” for This American Life received the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and Polk Awards and was named one of the top works of journalism of the decade by New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. In addition, he has previously worked with Adam McKay as a co-host of Gimlet Media’s Surprisingly Awesome podcast. Mayer, who started her career in radio as a producer across multiple shows at WNYC New York Public Radio including the Fishko Files and On the Media, is a highly accomplished podcast producer. She previously oversaw all podcast production and launched dozens of shows for Panoply Media and also led the first season of production of Revisionist History. Most recently, she was the Executive Producer for Show Development at Stitcher where she developed and produced numerous projects for the company’s comedy-focused Earwolf network and Stitcher label.
ABOUT HYPEROBJECT INDUSTRIES
Hyperobject Industries is a multi-platform production company from Academy-Award winning writer-director-producer Adam McKay. The company’s name is a shout-out to environmental philosopher Timothy Morton’s use of the term ‘hyperobject’ and his belief that humankind needs to re-evaluate its relationship with nature as a whole. The team includes McKay’s longtime producer Kevin Messick and producers Betsy Koch and Todd Schulman. Hyperobject Industries’ focus is wide ranging from comedies, dramas, horror, documentaries and documentaries-series as well as politically charged and challenging subjects with which McKay has become synonymous. Hyperobject Industries has also teamed with Adam Davidson, Laura Mayer and Sony Music Entertainment’s Three Uncanny Four Productions to develop original podcasts. McKay’s upcoming film projects includes Don’t Look Up for Netflix, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Don’t Look Up tells the story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth.
Television projects include the previously announced HBO limited series, chronicling the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers and a limited series based on Miami Herald investigative reporter Julie K. Brown’s upcoming book about Jeffrey Epstein. McKay and Bong Joon Ho are partnering to develop an HBO limited series inspired by Bong Joon Ho’s Academy Award Best Picture Parasite. In addition, McKay is set to re-team with Amy Adams (Talladega Nights, Vice) for limited series Kings of America for Netflix. McKay and Messick continue to serve as Executive Producers on HBO’s critically acclaimed and Golden Globe-winning series Succession, which will head into production this year for its third season.
JULIE K. BROWN is an investigative reporter with the Miami Herald. During her 25-year career, she has worked for a number of newspapers as a general assignment reporter, crime and courts reporter, education reporter, night city editor and enterprise editor. Since 2013, she has been a member of the Herald’s investigative team. She won a Polk Award for justice reporting for “Perversion of Justice,” a series about how a federal prosecutor in President Trump’s cabinet helped a wealthy sexual predator avoid a lengthy prison sentence in Florida. In 2014, she won an earlier Polk Award for her 2014 series about abuse and corruption in Florida prisons, which also garnered the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights story of the year. She is the author of a forthcoming book on the Epstein case, to be published by Dey Street Books in early 2021. Prior to her work for the Herald, she worked for the Philadelphia Daily News. She is a graduate of Temple University.