Australian True Crime

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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.

Episodes

  • Barrenjoey Road - Update - #193

    Barrenjoey Road - Update - #193

    28/02/2021 Duration: 37min

    Neil Mercer and Ruby Jones are still investigating the crimes of Neville Tween, who stalked Sydney’s Northern Beaches without apparent impunity in the 70s and 80s. He trained up dozens of other sex offenders and released them into the community too. How did he get away with so much for so long? The unsolved disappearance of Trudy Adams was just the beginning. The book, Barrenjoey Road is out now, through ABC books.You can go back to the beginning with the ABC podcast, Barrenjoey Road, here.You can support us with a one-off contribution here.You can become a patron here.Show notes for Episode 193:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Neil MercerLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for l

  • The Husband Poisoner - #192

    The Husband Poisoner - #192

    21/02/2021 Duration: 34min

    After World War II, Sydney experienced a crime wave and it was women who were the perpetrators. The household poison thallium, normally used to kill rats, was the murder weapon to kill husbands and other inconvenient family members. Unlike arsenic or cyanide, thallium is colourless, odourless and tasteless; victims were misdiagnosed as insane malingerers or ill due to other reasons.Dr Tanya Bretherton has delved into these cases of these women and the ways and reasons why they committed their deeds for her book The Husband Poisoner.Show notes for Episode 192:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Dr Tanya BrethertonLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this sh

  •  The Unsolved Frankston  Tynong North Murders - #191

    The Unsolved Frankston & Tynong North Murders - #191

    14/02/2021 Duration: 44min

    Author Brian Willams is back with another deep dive into crime - this time the baffling Tynong and Frankston North Serial Killings that are still unsolved 40 years since the discovery of three female murder victims who were ritualistically concealed in Victorian bushland. We also spoke to Brian for Episode #59 about serial killer Martha Needles.Show notes for Episode 191:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Brian WilliamsLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Vanishing Criminal - #190

    The Vanishing Criminal - #190

    07/02/2021 Duration: 37min

    There was a time in Australia where crime was hectic - armed robberies, a racket in stolen goods like stereos that could be sold quickly, an explosion in the heroin trade, shocking gun crimes including at Hoddle Street Melbourne, Strathfield Plaza in Sydney and Port Arthur in Tasmania . Even former Prime minister the late Bob Hawke and his family were directly touched by the impacts of the drug trade when he and then wife Hazel spoke to the nation about their daughter’s heroin addiction. By 2000, Australia had the highest rate of burglary, the highest rate of assault, sexual assault and robbery and the second highest rate of motor vehicle theft among 25 countries included in an international crime victim survey, included the United States, the UK and Europe. But then something happened.Researchers Don Weatherburn and Sara Rahman explored the downward trend in crimes that’s become the book The Vanishing Criminal.Show notes for Episode 190:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emil

  • Stalking Claremont - #189

    Stalking Claremont - #189

    31/01/2021 Duration: 39min

    The Claremont Serial Killer. Bret Christian is a journalist from Perth, in fact he's a newspaper owner and he's been following the Claremont serial killer case from the very beginning. Now, after sitting through every day of the trial he's written the definitive book, Stalking Claremont, and he joins us exclusively to talk about it. I've read it and it's great. It's a very intense story, especially when you think about what a great mystery it was for so long. To find out how obvious this guy actually was... well it's just mind-boggling. I hope you like the episode. “After The Night” The Stan Original documentary series about Perth's first serial killer is streaming now. Thank you for supporting independent media.Become a patron here or make a one-off contribution here.Show notes for Episode 189:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to this week's guest Bret Christian, whose new book “Stalking Claremont” is available now.Like us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterVisit our

  • Lynne McGranger (Yes, its Irene!)

    Lynne McGranger (Yes, it's Irene!)

    27/01/2021 Duration: 08min

    Hi friend. We're back next week with all new Australian True Crime but in the meantime, please give our new show Calm ya Farm a try. It’s a short drop of practical wisdom from unlikely gurus. This one is Home and Away’s Irene!More calming ideas at our website.Thank you to Uncle Jack Charles for the Acknowledgement of Country.How do YOU #CalmYaFarm? Leave us a voice message via our Speakpipe! It's free! And we'll share our favourites in upcoming podcasts / newsletters. Record your message here. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Spotlight Series: Stalking Australia: She aint no Mary Poppins

    Spotlight Series: Stalking Australia: She ain't no Mary Poppins

    26/01/2021 Duration: 28min

    Another instalment of our Spotlight series, where we showcase one of our favourite podcasts.Stalking is prevalent in Australia. There are hundreds of cases reported every year. These people’s existence have been besieged by a stalker. Survivors often are voiceless and have no place to tell their stories. This podcast is giving a voice to these victims. A place to tell their stories. Hopefully we can help others who are in this terrible situation to fight back.Bringing up children is a hard job any day of the week. But throw into the mix two young children with maladaptive behaviour, and a young mother who has just undergone spinal surgery, leaving her in a wheelchair during recuperation. Now, what was needed here was a nanny who could fly in like Mary Poppins and help Shannon with the children and chores. What flew in was a mother's worst nightmare.TwitterFacebookIf you or someone you know is being stalked please reach out for help: Literally millions are stalked every year, yet

  • Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For it - Episode 2

    Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For it - Episode 2

    18/01/2021 Duration: 28min

    The 2nd part of the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was 'well, time to buy a gun'; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face. Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it.Music courtesy of bensound.comA big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time. To the participants, this projec

  • Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For It - Episode 1

    Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For It - Episode 1

    12/01/2021 Duration: 36min

    Our Spotlight Series continues with the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was 'well, time to buy a gun'; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face. Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it.Music courtesy of bensound.comA big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time. To the parti

  • Spotlight Series: Birds Eye View

    Spotlight Series: Birds Eye View

    28/12/2020 Duration: 41min

    Introducing Birds Eye View. This is the first episode of the award-winning podcast made by the women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre.For more info, check out their website here and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Thank you to the producers of Bird's Eye View, Story Projects in the NT. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Introducing: Crime Fiction Friday with Emily Webb - #188

    Introducing: Crime Fiction Friday with Emily Webb - #188

    06/12/2020 Duration: 29min

    It’s not Friday but welcome to Emily Webb’s new podcast Crime Fiction Friday! Every week Emily talks to one of the world’s most successful authors about their work and inspiration Subscribe here. With thanks to Uncle Jack Charles for the acknowledgement of country. Show notes for Episode 188:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to S.R. WhiteLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Nicole Lee went back to court so she could speak about her survival after rape - #187

    Nicole Lee went back to court so she could speak about her survival after rape - #187

    29/11/2020 Duration: 01h43min

    Nicole Lee’s husband raped her virtually every day for years on end and pled guilty to doing so in court. The Judge praised him in his sentencing remarks as a quiet, gentle man. Then the Victorian Government made Nicole fight through the courts again for the right to tell her own story. She and Nina Funnell join us to make it heard. https://au.gofundme.com/f/stop-silencing-survivors1800RESPECT if you or someone you know has been effected by sexual assault. https://www.1800respect.org.au/Show notes for Episode 187:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Nicole Lee and Nina FunnellLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/aust

  • Perth’s First Serial Killer - #186

    Perth’s First Serial Killer - #186

    22/11/2020 Duration: 22min

    Perth was terrorised in the 1960's by an illusive night stalker. He killed men and women, in different ways and ran the police in circles. And that’s just the beginning of this extraordinary story. Film maker Thomas Meadmore has made a 4 part documentary series on Stan and he joins us from Covid lockdown in London to talk about it.“After The Night” The Stan Original documentary series, streaming from November 29. Show notes for Episode 186:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Thomas MeadmoreLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Catching the Kimberley Killer - #185

    Catching the Kimberley Killer - #185

    15/11/2020 Duration: 49min

    Bob Brown was part of an elite police team who were flown in to catch a killer stalking the outback in 1987. This man had randomly executed five people at remote camping sites in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. More than thirty years on he and his team were recognised with a Bravery Award from the West Australian Government for their actions in stopping a German national Joseph Schwab from killing more people. Bob tells us his story.Show notes for Episode 185:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Bob BrownLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 7 Bones - #184

    7 Bones - #184

    08/11/2020 Duration: 39min

    Former Detective Peter Seymour and his team took a crushing not-guilty verdict and turned it into motivation to keep digging. They solved a cold case and uncovered a truly chilling story.  Show notes for Episode 184:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Peter SeymourLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you are a victim of sexual assault or domestic family violence, contact 1800Respect.org.auFor 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services contact Lifeline 13 11 14For Mental Health support contact Beyondblue.org.au or Sane.org.auIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Amazing Grace found in loss to a serial killer - #183

    Amazing Grace found in loss to a serial killer - #183

    01/11/2020 Duration: 59min

    Kylie Nicholas is mesmerising. Her younger sister Nicole was chosen at random by serial killer Peter Dupas in 1999. It changed Kylie’s life in the most unexpected ways.Show notes for Episode 183:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Kylie NicholasLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyListen to TiddasListen to episode 31 repost: Peter Dupas: An Australian Serial KillerIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Re-issue: Peter Dupas: An Australian Serial Killer - #31

    Re-issue: Peter Dupas: An Australian Serial Killer - #31

    01/11/2020 Duration: 37min

    Former homicide detective Jeff Maher talks to us about the case that finally exposed Australian serial killer Peter Dupas.Show notes:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Jeff MaherLike us on the Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonListen to episode 183: Amazing Grace found in loss to a serial killerIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Victoria’s Laws are about to get even worse for victim - #182

    Victoria’s Laws are about to get even worse for victim - #182

    25/10/2020 Duration: 29min

    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 WebbWith thanks to Nina Funnell and Chrissie FosterSupport #LetUsSpeak on GoFundMeLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact 1800Respect on 1800 737 732.If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Nurse with Camille Bianchi - #181

    The Nurse with Camille Bianchi - #181

    18/10/2020 Duration: 33min

    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-survivorsShow notes for Episode 181:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Camille BianchiListen to The NurseLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on Spotify#LetHerSpeak Janelle O’Connor’s sexual assault. WARNING – VIOLENT CONTENT - #159 (mentioned in this episode)The counselling and crisis support services for victims of child sexual assault in Northern Tasmania referenced by Camille are Laurel House and Enterprising Aardvark.If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732If you have any informat

  • Stalking and Murder - #180

    Stalking and Murder - #180

    04/10/2020 Duration: 56min

    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 WebbWith thanks to Megan NorrisMegan's websiteLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyThe Suzy Lamplugh Trust, mentioned in this episode: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/Damen Stephens Melbourne stalker jailed, mentioned in this episode: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/disgraceful-stalker-jailed-for-torching-mum-s-house-knifing-diners-20180810-p4zwqy.htmlIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/au

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