58 episodes

When LA screenwriter Gary Devore mysteriously disappears in the summer of 1997, weird coincidences lead family and friends to believe he may have been a victim of foul play -- possibly because of his mysterious ties to the CIA. Gary was on the way home from finishing his latest script, which was allegedly going to be based in part on real events that occurred during the American invasion of Panama, and that script vanished along with him and his vehicle. In Season 5 of Witnessed: Fade to Black, host Josh Dean — along with journalist Evan Wright and producer Megan Donis — investigates one of the most infamous cases in Hollywood history, revealing at the same time the incredible rise of CIA influence in the film and TV industry.


Witnessed: Fade to Black is part of The Binge—a new podcast channel from Sony Music Entertainment. Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once... and you’ll be the first to access Fade to Black as soon as it drops on November 1, 2023.

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Witnessed: Fade to Black The Binge

    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 2.1K Ratings

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When LA screenwriter Gary Devore mysteriously disappears in the summer of 1997, weird coincidences lead family and friends to believe he may have been a victim of foul play -- possibly because of his mysterious ties to the CIA. Gary was on the way home from finishing his latest script, which was allegedly going to be based in part on real events that occurred during the American invasion of Panama, and that script vanished along with him and his vehicle. In Season 5 of Witnessed: Fade to Black, host Josh Dean — along with journalist Evan Wright and producer Megan Donis — investigates one of the most infamous cases in Hollywood history, revealing at the same time the incredible rise of CIA influence in the film and TV industry.


Witnessed: Fade to Black is part of The Binge—a new podcast channel from Sony Music Entertainment. Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once... and you’ll be the first to access Fade to Black as soon as it drops on November 1, 2023.

A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production, in association with Stowaway Entertainment.

Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Fade to Black | 1. Pumping Pure Adrenaline

    Fade to Black | 1. Pumping Pure Adrenaline

    On the way home from a writing trip in New Mexico, screenwriter Gary Devore disappears in the California desert. After a mysterious last call home, in which he tells his wife Wendy that he’s “pumping pure adrenaline” - she begins to suspect foul play.



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    • 43 min
    Fade to Black I 2. Crocodile Tears

    Fade to Black I 2. Crocodile Tears

    After a visit from a CIA officer claiming to be Gary’s friend, Wendy starts to wonder: Who was Gary Devore and could he have been leading a double life? The search continues as friends, family, and even Hollywood action stars form their own search party.



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    A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production.

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    • 46 min
    Fade to Black I 3. Panama!

    Fade to Black I 3. Panama!

    We delve into the script Gary was writing when he disappeared—The Big Steal—set during the US invasion of Panama. What can this script tell us about Gary’s connection to the CIA? And could it be the key to his baffling disappearance?



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    A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production.



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    • 46 min
    Fade to Black I 4. Show Me A Body

    Fade to Black I 4. Show Me A Body

    After a year-long disappearance with no leads, Gary’s SUV and skeletonized corpse are discovered in a California aqueduct.



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    • 49 min
    Fade to Black I 5. Death Is The Most That Can Happen

    Fade to Black I 5. Death Is The Most That Can Happen

    As authorities close their case on Gary Devore, Wendy is plagued by unanswered questions: Why are Gary’s hands missing from his corpse? Is this really his body? Or was this all staged to quiet Wendy and the case?



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    • 53 min
    Fade to Black | 6. Never Ending Story

    Fade to Black | 6. Never Ending Story

    How did the disappearance of Gary Devore take such a conspiratorial turn on the internet? And where did these alternative theories originate? Discover how memory and trauma color the truth behind the story and disappearance.



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    A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production.



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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

LLLB627 ,

A+

Excellent storytelling. If nothing else, listen to this for the fascinating commentary about Hollywood’s connection to the CIA.

Asinclair ,

So very weird the random lady…

We were SO lost when the lady just started speaking out of nowhere and you haven’t thee slightest clue what it’s for…it’s like she’s rehearsing a crappy play or reading a poem, so very monotone. Right after she says her random lines, the host then jumps in and repeats the same exact thing..How did you guys listen back to this and say YES! This sounds great! Just beware of it, comes out of nowhere and is a terrible choice for a voice actor, a child probably would have been a better choice.

Missiiw ,

Not normal people

Just when you think these people couldn’t be any weirder, enter psychics. Bizzare, and not very believable. 8 episodes trying to make something out of nothing.

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