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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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
 
Lawyer Nicola Gobbo represented some of Australia’s most dangerous criminals, all the while secretly working as a police informer. Why did she do it, and how was it allowed to happen? For the first time, she tells the full story behind why she became an informer, and what happened when her double life was exposed to the world.
 
Nominated for 4 Australian Podcast Awards, including 2019 Best Independent True Crime. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven't been done to death on other shows. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.
 
After 34 years in the police and 25 years in homicide, Detective Inspector (retd) Gary Jubelin is tracking down the detectives who inspire him, criminologists, lawyers, forensic experts and the odd hardcore criminal - to extract their tricks of the trade. Gary's guests reveal the untold true stories of Australia’s most terrifying crimes and insights into the criminal underworld that will leave you fascinated, on the edge of your seat and horrified in equal measure. Episodes of I Catch Killer ...
 
At 11.52pm on August 10, 2002, unassuming rugby fan David Breckenridge called his best friend from a phone box and told him he was on his way over to watch an international match on TV. Eight minutes later he was dead. The person, or persons, who stabbed and bashed the Sydney man to death the night after his 28th birthday remain at large. Investigative reporter Nicole Hogan's five-part true crime podcast series on the perplexing and brutal, unsolved murder of an ordinary guy.
 
An Australian true crime podcast based in Adelaide, city of churches and sinners.Adelaide has a reputation it can't seem to shake, the murder capital of Australia. This podcast has a distinctly laid back approach to the gruesome topics covered. Seeking to shed light on many under reported cases, the semi anonymous host flies solo most of the time with the occasional guest host, gin & tonic. The podcast is accidentally funny, and also has serious in your face feel that is truly Australian. Ne ...
 
Don't you just love a crazy story? I do. Each episode of ESP covers those stories you just can't help but love. The stories that shock but are always real. They might be...true crime, survival, justice, kidnap, mayhem, madness, twisted. Sometimes the the outright weird. Always unbelievable. Join Barry as he walks you through the story he just can't get out of his head this week.
 
Theo Hayez is missing in Byron Bay, a beautiful beachside town on Australia’s most easterly mainland point, frequently in the spotlight for its famous residents. Theo's from Brussels. He's 18 and on a backpacking holiday when he vanishes in May 2019. Behind the scenes local volunteers who've never met Theo begin searching and investigating with his family, parallel to a major police investigation. At the request of Theo's family, The Australian newspaper's national crime correspondent David ...
 
They are the women who have brought down some of the nation's worst criminals and helped shape the face of policing in Australia. From deadly bombings to gangland clashes, hear the incredible true stories of our top female cops in five explosive tell-all interviews.
 
The NSW Police Force is reaching out to the public seeking information to resolve long standing cold cases, from missing persons investigations to homicides, domestic violence and sexual crimes. State Crime Command takes you into the minds of the investigators as they work to close active cases and bring justice for victims.
 
For over 40 years now 60 Minutes has been Australia’s leading current affairs television program. In that time, we’ve witnessed and reported on the very best of this world, and also, the very worst. In this true crime podcast series, we’ll be looking back at some of our most significant investigations – the criminal cases that still stand out for us today. Join us as we feature the following five groundbreaking episodes: 1. Catching A Monster (Peter Scully) 2. Where Is Baby Tegan? (Keli Lane ...
 
Come with us as we stumble our way through a plethora of topics from true crime, mysteries, conspiracies, history, literature and anything and everything we deem worthy of the Carousel Sniper Victim treatment. The first episode of each topic, is a narrated timeline, scored with custom backing music. The second episode is a slightly intoxicated, somewhat drunken stumble towards the truth as we breakdown the topic in greater detail and go off on wild drifting tangents. Shallow, heavily tangent ...
 
He was born Hamish Watson, a surfie dude from Sydney – but he could morph into whatever you needed him to be. Hamish is due to be sentenced to jail in early 2019 for swindling a handful of victims out of more than $7m. But these crimes are just the final pages in a resume too thick to staple; for decades he’s duped victims in the US, Canada, Britain, Hong Kong and Australia. How did he do it? How did he evade authorities around the world for so long and what’s he done with all those tens of ...
 
A nurse lives in a quiet town in Tasmania, Australia. He spends his life working with children and is the ultimate father figure, but he has a dark secret. People who still hold positions of power protected him. They are still protecting others. Hear from childhood sexual assault survivors sharing their stories for the first time, and know that there are countless others waiting to be heard. If you have any tips, information contact thenursepodcast@gmail.com
 
Daily Telegraph crime editor Mark Morri speaks with cold case detectives investigating the 1970 abduction disappearance of five-year-old Cheryl Grimmer from a beach in Wollongong. He also talks to Cheryl's brother Ricki about the trauma of growing up with the crime after taking his eyes off his sister for one minute.
 
The Australian Police Journal (APJ) is the country’s preeminent true crime and policing publication, and it has launched a monthly podcast series! Join host Jason Byrnes (jason@apjl.com.au) as he discusses new APJ articles as well as interviews authors and other people of note, about serious crimes, police history, contemporary developments in policing, and future initiatives. The 'APJ' and 'Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal' are produced by the Austra ...
 
In Australia former detective Roger Rogerson has come to epitomise the bad cop - up to his elbows in corruption of public officials, drug crime and murder. Daily Telegraph crime editor Mark Morri and former NSW Assistant Commissioner Clive Small discuss Rogerson's life and crimes from his career in the criminal investigation branch in the 1960s to the murder of drug dealer Jamie Gao in 2014.
 
Welcome to Femme De Tale, a not so serious Australian podcast where two "Femmes", Maudie and Jess recap real-life "tales" of the weird, the bad, and the spooky. Every episode contains a presentation from both Jess and Maudie on a topic decided by the all-mighty topic generator "Genrald" . Contact: femmedetale@yahoo.com
 
On Guard is a podcast that takes the listener behind the scenes to uncover what really goes on behind bars, as former correctional officers share shocking secrets from the frontline of working with some of Australia's most infamous criminals. If you want to listen to all eight episodes of On Guard, read the articles associated with the podcast episodes, see the galleries and the interactive content, experience it at onguardseries.com.au right now
 
Dead Wrong is the explosive untold story of the bizarre shooting of Jeffrey Brooks, where everything pointed to murder but family, friends and crime experts say a botched police investigation let a cold-blooded killer slip away. This is a special investigation by The Courier-Mail’s Kate Kyriacou and Peter Hall.
 
LOST in Sydney is an investigative podcast series that tells the story of missing persons from across Sydney, developed by NewsLocal journalists. The investigative series, which includes in-depth podcasts, special features and exclusive content released on a weekly basis, works its way through suburbs across Sydney and tasks local journalists to bring you an exclusive new look into several cases that rocked Sydney. Welcome to Lost in Sydney: The Series.
 
The Daily Telegraph gives you a front seat at the trial of a monster. Queues of people waited for hours to get into the Sydney courtroom to see and hear serial killer Ivan Milat on trial for the murders of seven young backpackers in 1996. Now after his death in jail, The Daily Telegraph has recreated the most dramatic moments of what was the trial of the century.
 
Who said nothing ever happens in Brisbane? Join hosts Jessica Kate and Ellen Rose as they dig up the skeletons buried in our own back yard and take you on a macabre tour around Australia’s third largest city - home to the Stefan Needle, the Brown Snake, the crushing feeling that you’re trapped in a dead-end town that you can never leave, and some of the most brutal murders in Australian history. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/murder-in-the-land-of-oz.
 
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Mia had always wanted to travel the world and when she finished college she did just that. She started in Morocco and travelled all over, until she settled in Australia. When Mia’s visa ran out, she decided to undertake the 88 days agricultural work that was required to extend her visa. At the farm she met another Brit, a man named Tom Jackson. Unf…
 
On January 14th 1975, 17 year old Lesley Whittle was abducted from her bed in Shropshire, England. A ransom note demanding £50,000 was left in her family’s living room. This episode discusses the case that sent ripples of shock throughout the country and that uncovered a notorious criminal operating in the North of England. ************************…
 
US president Joe Biden has pledged a reformed approach to China and the United States’ relationship with the outside world. So, what would a changing US-China relationship mean for the rest of the world? And does the US look for more cooperation with Europe on dealings with China? A panel of China and international security experts explores the com…
 
In this special crossover episode of Bloody Murder and True Crime Island, we discuss Serial Killer Rattlesnake James. Half assed conman and serial killer Robert S. James gained infamy when he tried to murder his fifth wife Mary by putting her leg into a box of rattlesnakes. When she failed to die in a timely enough fashion, he drowned her in the ba…
 
Show notes for Episode 207: Your hosts are MeshelLaurie and EmilyWebb With thanks to Joe Noonan. “Breaking Ranks: An Amazing true Story of a cop on the line.” Former Detective Joe Noonan’s time in Victoria Police happened to coincide with a very hectic period in history - the 1980s when a bloody battle raged between the armed robbery squad and the …
 
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…
 
Psychedelic drugs were a feature of 1960s counter-culture and the subject of serious medical research from the 1940s onwards. Research was halted after psychedelics were declared dangerous and banned but new research is finding them to be powerful medicine. And, with the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, why are there so few drugs to treat viruse…
 
In this episode, we discuss ASIC’s Enforcement Update for July to December 2020. We are joined by ASIC Commissioner Sean Hughes who takes us through ASIC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its major enforcement outcomes in 2020. For more information, download the enforcement report and read the media release.…
 
Joe McCarthy is the figurehead of the anti-communist crusades of the 1950s-era. Thousands of Americans were investigated as alleged communists and Soviet agents during the 'Red Scare'. McCarthyism became the synonym for hysterical intolerance – and some say it’s prevalent again today. Historian Richard Norton Smith explores the rise of Joe McCarthy…
 
It’s over 50 years since the equal pay decision when the Arbitration Commission endorsed the principle of equal pay for equal work. But 50 years on there’s still a gender pay gap. Despite campaigns for gender equality Australian women earn , on average , 13.4 percent less than men.So why is there this persistent gap and how can we fix it? The Direc…
 
Join Barry as he walks you through some crazy stories Love, sex, death murder, survival, suicide and all that lies in between. These are scary, cheeky, brutal, funny and shocking… but ultimately incredible human stories. Find ESP and get involved FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/299594217174861/ Twitter @extrastoriespod Instagram extraordin…
 
Los Angeles is known as the city of dreams. The most populous city in California, Los Angeles is surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, beautiful beaches belonging to the Pacific Ocean and desert. It is the home of countless celebrities - and even more who hope to become celebrities. It is the land of hope. But Los Angeles is also one of the large…
 
Arthur James Nelson was a third rate crook who had convictions for burglary, theft, assault, false pretences and drugs. In July 1988 his path fatally crossed police officers, Lachlan McCulloch and Syd Hadley. We hear the police re-enactment tapes conducted the day after the shooting as McCulloch and Hadley describe blow by blow the one hour chase a…
 
Mata Hari - the erotic dancer was executed during World War I as one of several ‘evil female spies’. The ‘spy-mania’ at the time was influenced by the assumption that women were innately deceptive. It was also believed that women exploited the war to gain social and economic privileges that belonged previously for men only. Historian Joanne Bourke …
 
Season 3 of I Catch Killers will be available first, ad free, with exclusive video content and award winning investigative journalism with a subscription to icatchkillers.com.au. In this episode producer Claire Harvey sits down with Gary to talk about the guests and topics of discussion in Season 3. Here are the guests Gary has lined up, and the ti…
 
Until it's demolition in 1944 Borley Rectory in Essex UK was the stuff of paranormal legend and known as probably the most haunted house in Britain. Unexplained apparitions, stories of a phantom nun and a headless coachman are but a few of the tales associated with this home. This is Part 1 where we explore the history and tales of this infamous re…
 
A man calls a phone number in Manhattan. His name is Johnny. And he has a confession. The phone line connects him to Mr Apology. A man whose real name is Allan Bridge, an artist performing a long-form social experiment. There are posters up all around New York City, inviting “amateurs, professionals, criminals…” who have “wronged people.” It contin…
 
On December 17th 2010, Joanna Yeates was seen on CCTV buying cider and a pizza before walking home to her flat in Clifton, Bristol. On December 19th 2010, Joanna’s boyfriend returned home to their flat to find Joanna’s phone and bag there, along with the ciders she had bought from the shop. Joanna, however, was nowhere to be seen. There was no sign…
 
POLICE "Is there any way that, is there any way... Is there any way we could change your mind on what you’re doing?" SHAYNE "Nah, I’ve made my ... I’ve made my mind up, I’ve had enough." POLICE "So there’s ... so there’s no ... there’s no coming back. Are you saying there’s no coming back?" SHAYNE "Nah." POLICE "So there’s nothing that you want to …
 
He was the best defence lawyer representing murder defendants in around 200 cases. He went on to be a respected Supreme Court Judge presiding over the most difficult homicide trials, including the Walsh Street police killings, the Russell Street bombing that killed police constable Angela Taylor; the Bega double murder trial of Leslie Camilleri, on…
 
Recent events in Hong Kong, the Philippines and also Australia suggest media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region is declining. Despite intimidation, trolling on social media, detention and even death, journalists and publishers continue to report stories and publish news. On Big Ideas a panel of prominent journalists and academics analyse the crisis…
 
Are you able to forgive and forget or are there some things that are simply unforgiveable? Almost all religious teachings preach the power of forgiveness and Mahatma Gandhi said that the strong person is the one able to forgive. So should the law be more forgiving? Two eminent lawyers discuss the law, justice and forgiveness in the annual Gandhi Le…
 
Show notes for Episode 206: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to James Harding and Steve. For one family at least, connecting with James Harding’s Hard Cuddles organisation was the intervention that made the difference. Steve was fresh out of jail when he met James Harding. He was a convicted domestic abuser, helpless against …
 
Happy Easter From Jess and Maudie at Femme De Tale. In this Easter Special we’re talking about some bad bunnies! Jess covers the Orlando Easter Bunny, Antoine McDonald whilst Maudie covers the more sinister Fairfax Bunny Man which our heroes at My Favourite Murder unfortunately covered recently too! General Announcement: We are switching editing pr…
 
Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine AO APM joins us this episode to discuss his thoughts on a number of issues including changes in policing, the role of police today and into the future, countering domestic violence and what is involved in heading both a police force and a government department. Of all the current Australian Police Commission…
 
The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded for research into black holes and divided between Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity and Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy. So what does this reve…
 
Join Barry as he walks you through some crazy stories Love, sex, death murder, survival, suicide and all that lies in between. These are scary, cheeky, brutal, funny and shocking… but ultimately incredible human stories. Find ESP and get involved FB Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/299594217174861/ Twitter @extrastoriespod Instagram extraordin…
 
The Catacombs of Paris are underground tunnels in Paris, France, which hold the remains of more than six million people after the need to empty the overloaded cemeteries due to the smell, decay and spreading infection. Bones were moved in the dead of night into the Catacombs. Do you think a place like this might be haunted? Do you consider moving t…
 
It’s a cold winter’s night at Sydney’s Luna Park, nestled in the northern shore of Sydney Harbour. It’s June 9, 1979, and swarms of people ride the roller coaster and play inside Coney Island. The Tagline for the amusement park is “just for fun” - and it’s arguably one of the biggest attractions in Sydney. But one of the most popular rides is The G…
 
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