Antica Partners With NBCUniversal For The Lost Kids, A New True Crime Podcast
Toronto, Canada — June 03, 2020 — A new investigative podcast series from Antica Productions and NBCUniversal Media’s UCP Audio, The Lost Kids is a dark and twisted true crime podcast about the search for a missing teen, the big business of teenage “tough-love” programs, and their ties to one of America’s most dangerous cults.
Hosted by journalist Josh Bloch, (CBC’s Uncover: Escaping NXIVM podcast), The Lost Kids begins in 2004, with the story of Daniel Yuen, whose behavioural problems vexes his parents. After seeking psychiatric help, they’re persuaded to enroll Daniel in CEDU, a therapeutic boarding school and behaviour modification program in Southern California. The controversial school is the last place the 16-year-old is ever seen.
What begins as an investigation into one missing teen, expands into a scathing account of the hugely profitable “troubled teen” industry, its methods often endorsed by politicians, celebrities and daytime talk shows.
“We start looking into this program, and one of the first remarkable things we discover is that hundreds of kids have run away from this place,” says Bloch. “As we peel back the layers, we discover that the form of therapy they’re running there is very aggressive.”
The Lost Kids is a joint production of NBCUniversal Media and Antica Productions. Written and produced by Josh Bloch, Kathleen Goldhar and David McDougall. Max Miller is the associate producer. Sound design and mixing by Mitchell Stuart. Additional production by Todd Nilssen and Medium Anonymous. Kathleen Goldhar, Amanda McPhillips and Josh Bloch are executive producers along with Nathan Ament. Stuart Coxe is president of Antica Productions.
About Josh Bloch:
Josh Bloch is a radio producer who has worked on the daily current affairs show The Current since 2012, most recently as a documentary editor. He co-created the CBC show The Life Game, which tells people’s life stories with the help of improv actors, and How To Do It: the guide to things you hope you never need to know. He also produced CBC’s first VR documentary Highway of Tears.
About Antica Productions
Antica Productions is a creative content company that specializes in film, TV and podcasts. Our work helps our partners define their vision and relay their message to new audiences. Read more about our past work and reach out to us for collaboration at www.anticaproductions.com.
Press Contact: Stuart Coxe, President