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The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From L.A. Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she'll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one important question remained for her upon this discovery: has Garage been conscious this entire time? This series was produced by L.A. Times Studios with support from Neon Hum Media.

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The sign above his hospital bed called him Sixty-Six Garage. For more than 15 years, he would lay there unidentified and unconscious. Or so, everyone believed. From L.A. Times Studios and the team that brought you “Dirty John” and “Man in the Window,” comes “Room 20,” a story about the search for a man’s identity and the truth about his accident. Investigative reporter Joanne Faryon’s two-year journey is filled with twists and turns. Now, she'll finally reveal who Garage really is. But one important question remained for her upon this discovery: has Garage been conscious this entire time? This series was produced by L.A. Times Studios with support from Neon Hum Media.

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    • 8 min
    Ep. 6: Is He in There? | 6

    Ep. 6: Is He in There? | 6

    Omar, the roommate, speaks and Garage sees his sister for the first time since he was a teenager. Faryon learns she is not responsible for her mother’s death and convinces a world expert on diagnosing consciousness to test Garage. She’s finally able to answer the question she had when she first met Garage - is he still in there?

    • 32 min
    Ep. 5: The Reunion | 5

    Ep. 5: The Reunion | 5

    The nursing home director contacts Garage’s family to break the news of his medical condition. Faryon travels to Ohio to learn what led Garage to the California desert in the summer of 1999. Garage celebrates his birthday for the first time in 17 years.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 4: The Name | 4

    Ep. 4: The Name | 4

    Sixty-Six Garage is identified and Faryon tracks down another man in the same accident as Garage. She learns what really caused the crash and begins to suspect authorities might have known Garage’s identity since the day of the accident.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 3: The Border | 3

    Ep. 3: The Border | 3

    Sixty-Six Garage gets a new roommate -  Omar Salgado - a young cyclist hit by a car on a highway. He’s unconscious and near death. There’s a major breakthrough in identifying Garage - will he recognize his name?

    • 21 min
    Ep. 2: The Intersection | 2

    Ep. 2: The Intersection | 2

    An old newspaper article provides clues to Garage’s accident, but many of the details turn out to be false. Faryon finds the accident report that everyone believed was destroyed years ago, and it becomes her roadmap in solving Garage’s mystery.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

Miss Hijinx ,

A curious case

A car accident results in an unidentified man left in a coma on life support for 15 years. This young man given the placeholder name of Sixty-Six Garage, may still be laying there unknown if his story did not capture the attention of reporter Joanne Faryon.

Intrigued by this story, then compelled to pursue answers, Joanne quits her job & embarks upon a full 2 year investigation. Determined to find out who Sixty-Six Garage is & what happened.

This show is a high calibre production with a captivating storyline. You quickly become invested and need to listen until you too have all the answers.

I particularly appreciated the underpinning theme of empathy & kindness that is threaded throughout each episode.

If you have enjoyed other shows like

Strangers & Invisibility

I believe you will like this show !

Penelope31 ,

Loved it

Awesome podcast. Just loved it!

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Tragically beautiful

Such a beautifully produced podcast that tackles something in life none of us want to acknowledge or consider.

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