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  • Sony Music and Campside Media Premiere 19 Days, New Season of Witnessed Examining String of Deadly Serial Bombings Ahead of 2018 SXSW Festival 
  • Apr 01, 2024

New Season Unpacks How a Mysterious Serial Bomber Held the City of Austin, TX Hostage Ahead of Massive City-Wide Event   

Listeners Can Subscribe to The Binge For The Full Season Now  

New York, NY – April 1, 2024 – Sony Music and Campside Media, in partnership with Pegalo Pictures, today announced the season premiere of 19 Days, a new season of Witnessed that explores the 2018 investigation of deadly serial bombings in Austin, Texas leading up to the popular South by Southwest Festival. The first episode is available today, and subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes now.    

Hosted by journalist Sean Flynn, Witnessed: 19 Days takes listeners inside the journey of a ticking countdown as the FBI, police and bomb squad hunt for a mysterious bomber with one week leading up to the start of the 2018 SXSW Festival, when hundreds of thousands of tourists would begin to descend into their city. Over the course of the three weeks, the bomber placed, sent and detonated seven packages that resulted in the death of three people and serious injury for five others.  

Through new interviews and archival footage, 19 Days reveals the behind-the-scenes work of law enforcement to determine the culprit, stop the bombings and understand the motives, while under extreme pressure to solve the case before the city’s biggest annual event.  Witnessed: 19 Days reveals shocking new insights from those with boots on the ground during the investigation and who had first-hand encounters with key witnesses. 

“This was a terrifying moment in Austin’s history, when something as simple as opening a package left on your doorstep, resulted in turmoil, fear and even death in several cases,” said Sean Flynn. “Witnessed: 19 Days will give listeners an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the FBI and Bomb Squad’s mission to solve a case that truly held the city hostage for more than two weeks.”  

Witnessed: 19 Days is produced by Sony Music Entertainment and Campside Media. The season is hosted by reporter Sean Flynn. All episodes were reported, written and produced by Eli Kooris, Joshua Shaffer and Alvin Cowan of Pegalo Pictures, with editing by Joshua Shaffer and Christy Williams Shaffer. Josh Dean, Adam Hoff, Matt Shaer, Vanessa Grigoriadis and Ashleyanne Krigbaum are Executive Producers at Campside Media.  

Listeners can subscribe to Witnessed: 19 Days on The Binge today to listen to all episodes, all at once. 19 Days is also available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. For more information on other Sony podcasts, follow @SonyPodcasts on Twitter and Instagram.

Sony Music and Campside Media Premiere 19 Days, New Season of Witnessed Examining String of Deadly Serial Bombings Ahead of 2018 SXSW Festival 
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