8 episodes

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.

    Introducing Convicted: Across Borders

    Introducing Convicted: Across Borders

    From Focus Features and L.A. Times Studios brand team comes the new podcast series, CONVICTED: ACROSS BORDERS. Hosted by famed lawyer and bestselling author, Marcia Clark, we'll hear straight from the mouths of the men and women who lived through these trials. Through these stories, we'll explore how seemingly benign actions can lead to incarceration in foreign lands, how to navigate different legal systems when you don't even speak the language, and who one turns to when the closest help is thousands of miles away.

    Enjoy this sneak peek of the podcast, and be sure to listen and follow wherever you listen to podcasts.

    This is a paid podcast funded by Focus Features. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the production of this podcast.

    • 16 min
    Is He in There? | 6

    Is He in There? | 6

    Episode 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
    The Reunion | 5

    The Reunion | 5

    Episode 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
    The Name | 4

    The Name | 4

    Episode 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
    The Border | 3

    The Border | 3

    Episode 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
    The Intersection | 2

    The Intersection | 2

    Episode 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

4.2 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

David short 82 ,

Good stuff

Honest n real

bradboyhere ,

Pointless

Can’t believe I wasted my time waiting for something amazing to happen. Spoiler: it doesn’t.

carpedkov ,

Thank you!

Joanne, Thank you for telling these stories. You are a wonderful reporter with a heart of Gold! You have paved your way to Heaven! Makes me want to visit all the lonely people in facilities.

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