The salacious life and death of Jeffrey Epstein is providing the story for the first show from Sony Music Entertainment’s new podcast venture, Three Uncanny Four Productions. Broken: Jeffrey Epstein is an investigative podcast hosted by New Yorker reporter Ariel Levy who has been covering the story for the past three years. “Jeffrey Epstein killed himself rather than face justice. But his victims are refusing to let this case rest, and neither will I,” said Levy in the show’s trailer.
The allegations that Epstein trafficked under-aged girls has filled the headlines for months even after he committed suicide last month while awaiting trial in a New York jail. Drawing even more attention to the case were the rich and powerful friends and associates that Epstein surrounded himself with, as well as reports he wasn’t the billionaire he claimed to be.
“How did he become a friend to presidents, scientists and royalty and how much of this mysterious rise was fueled by his dark sexual habits and the countless girls, teenagers, and young women that he victimized,” Levy said. “I will continue to cover this story and the people who helped him as we dive even deeper into the case and our broken justice system.” Julie K. Brown, a reporter at the Miami Herald who has been closely covering the Epstein saga, will also serve as a special correspondent on the podcast.
Adam McKay, the Academy Award-winning writer/director/producer behind such films as “The Big Short” and “Vice,” will serve as executive producer alongside Kevin Messick in addition to Adam Davidson and Laura Mayer, the public radio veterans who teamed up with Sony Music in May to form Three Uncanny Four Productions.
The first episode of Broken: Jeffery Epstein will be published Sept. 5 with future episodes released on a weekly basis.