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From the Files is a companion podcast for Casefile. In addition to covering breaking news updates and developments on cases previously covered by Casefile, episodes may focus on a specific episode from our back catalogue and include guest interviews to delve deeper into those crimes, investigations, and prosecutions.
 
What’s Missing is a brand new podcast that explores the wide-reaching, devastating impacts that occur when someone disappears without a trace. Hosted by Loren O’Keeffe, the founder and CEO of the Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN), the series features interviews with family members and loved ones of missing Australians, going beyond the headlines to provide a deep, unflinching insight into their searches and struggles.
 
A rhino poaching war uncovers a hidden system of dominance in The Invisible Hand. This series follows Georgina Savage as she returns to her birth country of South Africa to document her family's fight against rhino extinction. But as she immerses herself in the lives of those directly affected by this crisis, including the men who poach rhinos, she must confront her country's colonial past and it's implications in a conflict close to home. The series will be available to binge on July 1st, 2021.
 
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Silent Waves tells one true story led by 25-year-old Raquel O'Brien, as she attempts to liberate herself from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and a father with a dark secret. To do so, she has raw, honest and open conversations with her family about the cataclysmic circumstances of their story for the first time... and all on tape.
 
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When Kmart employee Tami Reay failed to show up at work in Pierre, South Dakota on the morning of Wednesday, February 8 2006, her co-worker Brian Clark called the police to report her missing. Brian had reason to suspect that Tami might have fallen victim of foul play. He and Tami had been having an affair, and her husband had just found out. --- N…
 
In 1974, a young woman named Margaret Schafer disappeared from her hometown of Ewersbach, Germany. She was taken to deserted woodlands and strangled to death. It wasn’t long before a suspect was apprehended and the young man, Jack Unterweger, was found guilty of her murder. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. --- Narration – Anonymous Host Resea…
 
*** Warning: This case involves a child victim *** In March 1997, residents of the city of Kobe, Japan were horrified when dead and mutilated cats began appearing at random along sidewalks. The public’s horror intensified when two children in the area – Ayaka Yamashita and Jun Hase were savagely murdered within a few months of each other... --- Nar…
 
On the evening of May 22 2010, Steve Herr drove over to his son Sam’s apartment in Costa Mesa, California. The 26-year-old college student was supposed to be spending the weekend with his parents but when he never showed up, Steve decided to check on him... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Ra…
 
Saturday, June 4 1960 seemed like the beginning of an idyllic summer break for Finnish teenagers, Nils Gustafsson, Seppo Boisman, Maila Irmeli Björklund and Anja Tuulikki Mäki. The four friends had decided to go camping at Lake Bodom, a picturesque region not far from their homes in Helsinki... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Ho…
 
On July 17, 1984, a deceased female was located in a deserted area near Lake Tahoe, California. Investigators were stumped as to her identity or her killer, who had horrifically murdered her by setting her alight... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Miga…
 
On Christmas Eve 1945, while most citizens of the town of Fayetteville, West Virginia celebrated the end of World War Two, Italian immigrants - George and Jennie Sodder watched their house go up in flames... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music …
 
Melbourne psychotherapist Margaret Hobbs was used to dealing with sex offenders. Many of her clients were men who had been referred to her through the court system after committing terrible crimes... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. J…
 
[Part 2 of 2] In June 1983, Cindy Paulson ran out onto a highway in Anchorage, barefoot and handcuffed. She was the prized prey of a prolific serial killer who was plaguing the region and had escaped his plans to hunt her down in the Alaskan wilderness – something he had done with many other women... Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – …
 
[Part 1 of 2] During the 1970s and ’80s, a predator was stalking the streets of Anchorage, Alaska. By day, he was a respectable family man who ran his own business. But at night, he would prowl Anchorage’s infamous Tenderloin District, looking for vulnerable or destitute women... Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro and Milly …
 
When JoAnne Chambers was hired to teach at Coolbaugh Learning Centre in Pennsylvania she arrived with glowing reviews from her former school. So when an anonymous harasser began targeting the popular school teacher, she was left stunned... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Producti…
 
On August 2 2006, 32-year-old lawyer Robert Wone knocked off after a long day at his office in Washington DC. To save making the journey home so late at night, he arranged to stay at a friend’s house... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – And…
 
In the early hours of Monday, November 15 2004, husband and wife Peter and Joan Porco were savagely attacked with an axe while they slept... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10% …
 
When 16-year-old Colleen Walker suddenly vanished from the New South Wales town of Bowraville in September 1990, her family and friends knew something was terribly wrong. But local police dismissed their concerns, suggesting that the Indigenous teenager had simply “gone walkabout”... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Cr…
 
When Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong were offered the chance to star on a prank show that aired on YouTube, the young women thought it was the opportunity of a lifetime. All they had to do was approach strangers on the street and rub oil on their faces... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso …
 
Early on the morning of October 18 1947, a stewardess working on the ocean liner Durban Castle discovered something strange. The cabin belonging to an actress named Gay Gibson was empty... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This …
 
Karen MacKenzie resided in Greenough with her three children - Daniel, Amara, and Katrina. The 31-year-old single mother had recently gotten together enough money to rent a small house on the rural outskirts of town... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Elsha McGill Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas …
 
On February 5 1921, eight-year-old Freda Burnell went missing in the small coal-mining town of Abertillery, Wales. The unusual disappearance reached a tragic conclusion when her bound and beaten body was found dumped inside a sack in an alleyway... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Jessica Forsayeth Creative direction – Milly Raso…
 
Georgina meets a man who confesses to having poached, and he has a message for “the west”. And just as this story is about to take us to Vietnam, a virus begins shutting borders... The title of this chapter are the words of poet and novelist Chinua Achebe - “A child cannot pay for its mother’s milk.” CREDITS: Co-Created and Written by Georgina Sava…
 
The women of Sabie and Domingos’ friend Kevin tell their stories and help us to explore the impact of inequality locally and globally as we tussle with issues of relativity, identity and power... The title of this chapter comes from J.M. Coetzee’s, Slow Man - “I am not the we of anyone.” CREDITS: Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie…
 
In an attempt to understand “the other” side of this story, Georgina crosses the border to Mozambique, and immerses herself in a rural village known to conservationists as a “poaching hotspot”... The title of this chapter comes from Edward Said quoting T.S Eliot - “Reality cannot be deprived of the other echoes that inhabit the garden.” CREDITS: Co…
 
Georgina travels to a private game reserve, where a poaching incident forces staff members to question their assumptions about those branded “poacher”... The title of this episode are words from George Orwell’s Animal Farm - “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” CREDITS: Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and S…
 
We examine the contentious history of conservation, its colonial roots, and the murky concept of “wilderness,” and are confronted by the reality of poaching... The title of this episode are the words of Henry David Thearou - “Wilderness is the preservation of the world.” CREDITS: Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd Produced an…
 
We hear from “the wives” - a group of women who find themselves living far from home in support of their husbands' conservation dreams... The title of this episode are words first said by the poet Audre Lourde, “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” CREDITS: Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd Produced a…
 
Living amongst a conservation unit, Georgina gets to know those on the front lines of this conflict, the rangers... The title of this episode is from the words of James Baldwin - “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” CREDITS: Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage R…
 
Georgina returns to South Africa where her family is tasked with winning an impossible war against rhino poaching... The title of this episode are the words of Nelson Mandela - “Where you stand depends on where you sit.” CREDITS: Co-Created and Written by Georgina Savage and Sophie Seyd Produced and Edited by Georgina Savage Research and Narration …
 
During the early ’70s, cemeteries and mortuaries throughout Germany were targeted by a particularly disturbing grave robber. Not only did he steal the personal belongings of the dead, but he also exhumed, mutilated, molested, and gnawed upon the bodies... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Milly Raso Creative direction – Milly Raso…
 
“This is going to be the stupidest thing you’ve ever heard. This is going to be the craziest thing you’ve ever heard. There is nothing in your lives or background that has prepared you to understand the Potter family. You have never seen anybody like them.” --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Eileen Ormsby Creative direction – Milly…
 
On the morning of September 6 2011, Auckland teenager Christie Marceau was woken by a troubling phone call. On the other line was an acquaintance... --- Narration – Anonymous Host Research & writing – Erin Munro Creative direction – Milly Raso Production and music – Mike Migas Music – Andrew D.B. Joslyn This episode's sponsors: BetterHelp – Get 10%…
 
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