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Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.
 
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Journalist Nina Funnell is exposing the Victorian Governments latest bizarre proposed legislative changes. This time they are trying to wipe the names of victims from history. Show notes for Episode 182: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Nina Funnell and Chrissie Foster Support #LetUsSpeak on GoFundMe Like us on Facebook ​ …
 
Jim Griffin was a nurse in the children’s ward of Launceston hospital for 18 years until 2019. He was also a prolific paedophile. Journalist Camille Bianchi’s podcast The Nurse examines who knew, and for how long. You can support the LetUsSpeak campaign at https://au.gofundme.com/f/stop-silencing-survivors Show notes for Episode 181: Your hosts are…
 
“It’s Junko Enoshima! ‘Cuz it’s always been her. [...] Even if it’s boring or repetitive, she’s always the mastermind, isn’t she?” - Tsumugi Shirogane, the Ultimate Cosplayer. This is the final episode about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happens in the last game! L…
 
The inquest into the shocking murders of teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their father John has revealed his history of family violence and stalking. Journalist and author Megan Norris joins us to talk about her research into the correlation between stalking and murder. Show notes for Episode 180: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb W…
 
Do “disgraced” lawyer Nicola Gobbo and “disgraced” former drug squad detective Paul Dale deserve to be given a platform to tell their sides of their stories? Show notes for Episode 179: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Rachael Brown and Vikki Petraitis Listen to Trace Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us on Instagram or Twitter…
 
Kaz Schaffer is using TikTok to demand answers from the small group of people she believes know what happened to her little sister Kylee who’s been missing since 2004. Show notes for Episode 177: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Kaz Schaffer Follow Kaz on TikTok Help Find Kylee-Ann Schaffer on Facebook Like us on Facebook …
 
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content and reference to suicide. Listener discretion is advised. Lyn Cecil believes her son Adam was murdered. At what point would you “just accept” he’d died of suicide and stop fighting? Show notes for Episode 176: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Lyn Cecil Like u…
 
Paul Verhoeven’s second book about his father John’s time in NSW police is another fantastic, action-packed and funny read. This time it’s John’s time in the Forensics Unit under Paul’s microscope. Electric Blue also covers some interesting father-son territory including a very difficult period in both their lives during which Paul was brutally bul…
 
Warning: please be advised this episode contains accounts of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised. Journalists Nina Funnel and Sherelle Moody discovered a very big problem with a new piece of legislation passed in Victoria in February 2020. They’ve been helping rape survivors lobby the Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessey for several…
 
This episode is a repost of episode #159, originally published on May 21st 2020. Janelle O’Connor was the first person in the State of Tasmania to exercise her right to be named as a rape survivor, on the 24th of April 2020. Up until then it was illegal for rape survivors to self-identify. Janelle and NinaFunnel, the founder of the #LetHerSpeak cam…
 
Gary Jubelin didn’t always catch his killer, but he did always give 100% of himself to the job and to the victims. Faye Leveson and her husband Mark joined us in episode 76 to talk about the 10 year search for their son Matthew’s remains. It was Gary Jubelin who finally helped them find him. Both Jubelin and Faye Leveson join us to talk about the b…
 
Bank robbers like Russell ‘Mad Dog’ Cox and Ray Denning were household names in Australia in the 1980s, when they brazenly escaped prison and taunted police for years. Author Mark Dapin joins us to talk about this period in Australian history. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 172: Your hosts a…
 
“If I can’t win this game, then I’ll make it boring for everyone! That’s my revenge! Well then, the culprit is [REDACTED].” - Kokichi Oma, the Ultimate Supreme Leader. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happens in the last game! Learn all about the…
 
Patricia Simmons is a child protection worker. Her commitment to helping children find safety is rooted in her own dysfunctional childhood and in her relationship with her baby brother Robert. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 171: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Patr…
 
Simon Fenech’s ice addiction transformed him from an athlete, husband and father with a 5 bedroom house and a Harley to a former inmate lining up for food parcels at inner city churches. How did he lose so much and how has he found so much more? He joins us to explain. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for…
 
Liz Colenso discovered as an adult that she was adopted. Her search for her biological mother uncovered a tragic and frightening story. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 169: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Liz Colenso Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us on Instagram or T…
 
There are people in Adelaide who know who murdered Emma Pawelski and why. Her mother and her sister are desperate for them to come forward and tell them. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 168: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Sharon McKell More about Emma's case here L…
 
Canberra mum Tara Costigan was holding her newborn baby when her ex-partner murdered her in front of her other small children. Although he’d been verbally abusive, it was the first time he hit her. Heidi Lemon has written a book with Tara’s family and she and Tara’s Aunt Maria join us to talk it. Source audio: 7.30 Report https://www.abc.net.au/7.3…
 
Old School Nitty Gritty Committee is back! Maggie Kerr is an astrologer of over 30 years’ experience. She says everything that’s happening right now is just down to patterns and it’s all linked to things that’ have happened before. Today, Maggie’s telling us what patterns are playing out right now and in our immediate future. Show notes for Episode…
 
Keith Banks was a clean living country boy when he joined QLD Police in the 70s but it took him to some very dark places. He joins us to talk about it. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 166: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Keith Banks Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us o…
 
“Trust no one. And never forget... You wanted this killing game, so you have to win no matter what. ...No matter what,” Rantaro Amami, the Ultimate [REDACTED]. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happens in the post-post-apocalypse! Learn all about …
 
This episode we are honored to have Dr. David Alleman is our guest. He is a founder of biomimetic dentistry with over 42 years of experience in dentistry. Dr. Alleman has spent over eleven years pioneering the development of noninvasive dental procedures which conserve teeth. He has condensed over 1,400 research articles into his educational progra…
 
The murder of 14-month-old Jaidyn Leskie is officially unsolved. Journalist and author Michael Gleeson explains the prosecution’s theory as to how he died and the many distractions that prevented his killer seeing justice. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 165: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and …
 
Journalist Paul Cochrane was learning the ropes in regional news when he found himself covering the biggest story of his life, an arson attack in a remote Queensland fruit-picking town that took the lives of 15 young backpackers. He and other witnesses, survivors and victims’ families are revisiting the tragedy 20 years on in a podcast, Childers Th…
 
“Say pal, you don’t look so good. You better find something to eat before night comes,” Maxwell the Great. This episode is about the Don't Starve game made by Klei Entertainment. Kira and Kyle talk about dark, otherworldly Constant! Learn all about the creatures that lurk in the dark and those who must survive in it! Listen to subjects ranging from…
 
Lisa Harnum’s life and death changed the way we think, talk and report about domestic violence in Australia. Former Daily Telegraph Chief Court Reporter and author of The Fall, Amy Dale joins us to explain. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 163: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With …
 
Stunning young model and dancer Revelle Balmain disappeared in November 1994, just days before realising her dream off moving to Japan to perform. When the police got involved, they discovered her secret life. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 162: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Wi…
 
Wolfenstein's B.J. Blazkowicz is antifa. Intro and outro music originally composed by Zach Grill. Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Directory of Local Bail Funds (Money for bailing out protesters): https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory/ Minnesota Organizations: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/ https://www.blackvis…
 
Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz joins host Kira Dineen to discuss her expertise about anterior composites and shade selection. She is a board-certified prosthodontist and earned her certificate from the UCLA School of Dentistry after obtaining her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is also a former dental hygienist. Since being…
 
Paul Bellia was just 16, hanging out with his friend Ricky Balcombe in the local shopping mall on a Friday afternoon when an older man walked up to them and stabbed Ricky to death in 1995. Paul spent the following 23 years caught between police asking him to testify against their main suspect and the many intimidating people in his community warnin…
 
“Hope is having young people who you can entrust the future to. The students of Hope's Peak Academy, the place I dedicated my life to... They represent my hope.” - Kazuo Tengan, Chairman of Future Foundation. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and what happ…
 
Janelle O’Connor was the first person in the State of Tasmania to exercise her right to be named as a rape survivor, on the 24th of April 2020. Up until then it was illegal for rape survivors to self-identify. Janelle and Nina Funnel, the founder of the #LetHerSpeak campaign join us to explain the legal changes, and Janelle tells us her story. WARN…
 
Although Queensland police visited Brett Peter Cowan just days after Daniel Morcombe first disappeared in 2003, it took 8 years, an inquest and an incredibly intricate covert operation for them to find a way to convict him of Daniel’s abduction and murder. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content. Show notes for Episode 158:…
 
To celebrate our first Australian True Crime online livestream this Saturday Night, starring Narelle Fraser and Ron Iddles, we’re releasing an extra episode this week. It’s another in the series of Narelle Fraser Conversations. Join us for our very first video live stream event, this Saturday May 16th at 8pm, Narelle Fraser and Ron Iddles, and some…
 
“Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation! Contradiction is truth! Those are the facts of this world! And you will all surrender to them, you pigs in human clothing!” - Satsuki Kiryuin, Student Council President. This episode is about the Kill la Kill anime made by Studio Trigger. Kira and Kyle talk about the awful world ruled by an authoritarian…
 
The rape and murder of country schoolteacher Stephanie Scott by school handyman Vincent Stanford just a week before her wedding shocked Australia. Journalist Monique Patterson was the editor of the local paper The Leeton Irrigator at the time, she talks to Emily about the week between Stephanie’s disappearance and the day her remains were found, an…
 
May is mental health month so we thought it was fitting to have our host, Kira Dineen, have a conversation in this episode with Dr. Kyle Stanley, who has been named as “The Next Generation of Cosmetic Dentistry” by the AACD in 2015 and “Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry” by the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Stanley is a dedicated researcher who has pub…
 
Patrick Tidmarsh is a leading authority on sexual offending, and the investigation of sexual crime. He trains and lectures investigators all over the world on how to improve their response to both offenders and victims. Narelle Fraser is a former Rape Squad and the Homicide Squad Detective with a focus on victims. Warning: please be advised this ep…
 
How does censorship plague games and other media? In what forms, and who are hurt worst for this? Kira and Kyle discuss these concepts and think about why this matters. We talk about maturity, LGBTQIA+, and social media. Please consider supporting us on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/gametheorem . We also have a website here: http://game…
 
Our most requested case. Journalist and author Caroline Overington has tirelessly researched the disappearance and search for 3-year-old William Tyrell and gained exclusive interviews with many members of his family. She presents a thorough, fair and moving portrait of all involved, and most importantly, renews faith that William will be found. She…
 
Retired Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Sandra Nicholson isn’t the kind of person who seeks attention. Fortunately Narelle knows what an impressive copper lurks beneath the mild-mannered exterior of this quietly spoken lady. She’s even sent other coppers to jail. Sandra Nicholson is a hands-on, supportive leader, but she’s no pushover. Warni…
 
“Are you suggesting...that sacrificing others for hope isn't real hope...? But...you're wrong. It's only natural and extremely obvious that strong hope devours weak hope.” - Nagito Komaeda, the Ultimate Lucky Student. This episode is about the Danganronpa series made by Spike Chunsoft. Kira and Kyle talk about the exciting world of Danganronpa and …
 
Gary Raymond worked some of the highest profile and most challenging cases in NSW policing in living memory, including the brutal abduction and murder of Anita Cobby and the drive-by shooting of 5-year-old Tess Debrincat. He was also deployed to assist Sri Lankan authorities in body recovery after the 2006 Boxing Day Tsunami. His life outside of po…
 
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