Australian True Crime

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Synopsis

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

  • Shirley Finn, Dirty Girl - #135

    Shirley Finn, Dirty Girl - #135

    20/11/2019 Duration: 44min

    Perth Brothel owner Shirley Finn's 1975 unsolved murder looms large over the city, with men at the highest levels of government and policing suspected of involvement. Journalist Juliet Wills, author of Dirty Girl: The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam Shirley Finn, joins us.Show notes for Episode 135:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Juliet WillsFor more about the campaign to get the palace letters released: https://chuffed.org/project/release-the-palace-lettersLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Dirty Girl: The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam Shirley Finn in 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!

  • Crime and Sport: Australias Great Passions - #134

    Crime and Sport: Australia's Great Passions - #134

    13/11/2019 Duration: 44min

    From bank robbing football players to drug-dealing football players and stand-over men, (who used to be football players). Ok, they're not all football players. In their new book "Gangland, this Unsporting Life" Susanna Lobez and James Morton have applied their meticulous reporting skills to the intersection of Australian sport and Australian crime. It's very fertile ground.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode #134:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Susanna LobezLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Gangland: This Unsporting Life in 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!

  • Julies Big Drug Importation Adventure - #133

    Julie's Big Drug Importation Adventure - #133

    06/11/2019 Duration: 48min

    When Julie was a teenager in 1970s Australia, she and her friends decided to try their hands at drug smuggling. It didn't turn out well, despite the assistance of the Victorian Narcotics Squad.Show notes for Episode 133:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to JulieLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonListen 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!

  • Jock Palfreemans Quasi Bulgarian Parole - #132

    Jock Palfreeman's Quasi Bulgarian Parole - #132

    30/10/2019 Duration: 51min

    Australian Jock Palfreeman has been in a Bulgarian prison since 28 December 2007 when he was taken into custody for the stabbing murder of Andrei Monov. He says Monov and his friends were attacking two young Roma men, known colloquially as “gypsies”, and he was defending them. The victim’s father says he’s a monster. Australian Story producer and author of the Palfreeman family’s story, Every Parent’s Nightmare, Belinda Hawkins joins us to tell us about the Jock Palfreeman she knows.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 132:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Belinda HawkinsThe Australian Story episode Crime and Punishment Like us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Every Parent’s Nightmare in 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 liste

  • Re-Issue: Milat Family Insider Special Extra - #131

    Re-Issue: Milat Family Insider Special Extra - #131

    28/10/2019 Duration: 18min

    The “Milat family insider” quoted extensively in Australian media this week is actually our friend Amanda Howard, from the "Monsters Who Murder" podcast. She gives us an update and an insight into her work, as well as a prediction as to whether we can expect a death bed confession.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Amanda HowardLike 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!

  • Re-Issue: The Woman Who Thinks Ivan Milat is Innocent - #130

    Re-Issue: The Woman Who Thinks Ivan Milat is Innocent - #130

    28/10/2019 Duration: 53min

    Amanda Howard, the Serial Killer Whisperer joins us again to talk about the holes she believes are in the case against Ivan Milat. Amanda corresponds with Milat in jail.Show notes:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Amanda Howard.Like us on the Facebook ​Follow us on Instagramor TwitterSupport us on PatreonThank you for listening!

  • Dead Man Walking: The Killing of Michael McGurk - #129

    Dead Man Walking: The Killing of Michael McGurk - #129

    23/10/2019 Duration: 37min

    Michael McGurk was murdered with a single gunshot to the head outside his family home in Cremorne in 2009. He described himself as a businessman but others, including politicians and royalty said he was an extortionist, a fraudster and an arsonist. He confided in our guest, legendary journalist Kate McClymont about who he thought might kill him just 10 days before his death.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 129:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Kate McClymontLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Dead Man Walking in 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!

  • The Abduction Of Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon - #128

    The Abduction Of Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon - #128

    16/10/2019 Duration: 43min

    11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe was the kind of well-mannered, responsible girl often entrusted to care for younger children. She was no match though for a grown man who seized the opportunity to snatch her and her 4-year-old friend from Adelaide Oval in 1973.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 128:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Suzie RatcliffeLike 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.

  • Jack and Stacey and Ice in the Latrobe Valley - #127

    Jack and Stacey and Ice in the Latrobe Valley - #127

    09/10/2019 Duration: 40min

    22-year-old Jack Nankervis was stabbed 70 times by a teenager he didn’t know. His girlfriend Stacey is still trying to put her life back together five years later and understand why it really happened and why no one else seems interested in finding out.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 127:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Stacey Patton.Like 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!

  • Dianne Brimble: By Her Ex-husband Mark - #126

    Dianne Brimble: By Her Ex-husband Mark - #126

    02/10/2019 Duration: 46min

    Dianne Brimble died an unnecessary death in the company of strange, cruel men on a cruise she’d saved years for. She’s had no justice, but her ex-husband still fights for her dignity. Read the Inquest into the death of Dianne Brimble - Findings Only.Warning: please be advised this episode contains accounts of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.Show notes for Episode 126:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Mark BrimbleLike us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Abandoned: The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble in 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!

  • Operation Zhivago: A Narelle Fraser Case - #125

    Operation Zhivago: A Narelle Fraser Case - #125

    25/09/2019 Duration: 52min

    Narelle is back with a case that’s very close to her heart because it’s connected to her time working with her favourite boss Lorraine Blackwell at Broadmeadows CPS. Lorraine pioneered a victim-focussed approach to the investigation of sexual assault and her influence can still be seen in the Victorian Police force today.Warning: please be advised this episode contains accounts of sexual assault. Listener discretion is advised.Show notes for Episode 125:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Narelle FraserLike 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!

  • Is Sydney Even Sydney Without The Seedy Cross? - #124

    Is Sydney Even Sydney Without The Seedy Cross? - #124

    18/09/2019 Duration: 39min

    Sexy gangster, porn star, part-time models. A letter bomb and a tv home shopping star having sex with another tv home shopping star in a police station before faking his own death and escaping Australia. How has there never been an Underbelly series about this True Crime story from Kings Cross in 1998?As NSW the Premier announces a rollback of the lockout laws, veteran Sydney journalist Mark Morri has finally written a book about this case and these extraordinary people. It’s called “Hate Mail” and he joins us to talk about it, and the truth behind the recent lull in violent crime in Sydney.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 124:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Mark Morri.Like us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Hate Mail in our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyIf you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Sto

  • The Wettenhall Family Murders Rocked the Small Community of Barrabool - #123

    The Wettenhall Family Murders Rocked the Small Community of Barrabool - #123

    11/09/2019 Duration: 52min

    The Wettenhall Family murders rocked the small community of Barrabool in Victoria. The revelations that came to light in the aftermath however, reflected the sad state of affairs for so many living in regional Australia.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 123:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Neal Drinnan and Bob Perry.Like us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase The Devil’s Grip in 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!

  • Australias badlands: The Palmerville Station Murder - #122

    Australia's badlands: The Palmerville Station Murder - #122

    04/09/2019 Duration: 39min

    From Far North Queensland's Cape York comes the terrifying story of the Strubers of Palmerville Station who terrorised gold prospectors for years until they eventually turned to bloody murder. No, this story isn't from the 19th century, this is the story of the murder of Bruce Schuler in 2012.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 122:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Robert Reid.Like us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Murder on the River of Gold in 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!

  • Cardinal Pells Next Destination, Ararat - #121

    Cardinal Pell's Next Destination, Ararat - #121

    28/08/2019 Duration: 39min

    Dr Karen Owen designed the treatment program for sex offenders used by Corrections Victoria. She helps us understand what’s in store for Cardinal George Pell now that he’s leaving the Melbourne Assessment Prison and heading for more long term accommodation.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 121:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Dr Karen Owen, Forensic and Clinical Psychologist and international expert on sex offenders.Like 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!

  • The Falconio Mystery Continues - #120

    The Falconio Mystery Continues - #120

    21/08/2019 Duration: 52min

    Bradley John Murdoch isn't a good man, but did he murder Peter Falconio? That's the question posed by inimitable True Crime author Robin Bowles in her book Dead Centre and she joins us to explain her exhaustive investigations. Most shocking of all, is the lack of evidence of any crime having been committed.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 120:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Robin Bowles.More about xx.Like 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!

  • Greenough Murders: Fighting to Keep a Killer in Jail - #119

    Greenough Murders: Fighting to Keep a Killer in Jail - #119

    14/08/2019 Duration: 42min

    Karen MacKenzie and her three children were murdered in their Western Australian home in 1993. For her sister Evalyn, the nightmare never ends. She joins us to explain the many ways in which it’s impacted on her life and continues to do so, every day.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 119:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Evalyn Clow.Like us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonVisit our BookshopListen on Apple PodcastsListen on Google PodcastsListen on SpotifyFor help: Lifeline 13 11 14If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.Thank you for listening!

  • Missing But Not Forgotten: A Sisters Story - #118

    Missing But Not Forgotten: A Sister's Story - #118

    07/08/2019 Duration: 47min

    It’s National Missing Persons Week in Australia. You can’t look at a missing persons case without at least considering it through the crime filter, even when the last person to see your little brother alive, was your sister. This was the scenario that confronted Jacinta Jackson when her brother Donny disappeared from a camping trip 7 years ago, and she joins us in this episode to talk about it. Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 118:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Jacinta JacksonMore about Donny Govan https://www.facebook.com/MissingDonnyGovan/Live it Up is by Donny's favourite artist 360 (feat. PEZ.),from the 2014 Album Utopia.Like 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!

  • Remembering Bree - #117

    Remembering Bree - #117

    31/07/2019 Duration: 38min

    The pain of living with loss and injustice. An extraordinarily intimate kitchen table conversation between the family of Bree Jones who died of a drug overdose at the age of 16, at a party in 1995. No one has ever been held responsible for her death despite the best efforts of her family, investigators and the NSW Coroner. Her sister and parents recorded their own episode of Australian True Crime.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 117:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Summa, Maree and Wayne Jones Visit the Bree Jones Memorial Page.Like 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!

  • Murder in Albury - Kim Merediths Parents and the 5 Minute Window: A Belinda Neil Case - #116

    Murder in Albury - Kim Meredith's Parents and the 5 Minute Window: A Belinda Neil Case - #116

    24/07/2019 Duration: 42min

    Bob and June Meredith were living a simple but idyllic life with their teenage children in Albury in 1996, until a chance encounter with a stranger tore it apart. They join us to tell us about the murder of their daughter Kim. Later in the episode, former homicide detective and lead investigator Belinda Neil joins us to talk about how Kim’s murder investigation changed her life.Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.Show notes for Episode 116:Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily WebbWith thanks to Bob Meredith, June Meredith and Belinda Neil.Like us on Facebook ​Follow us on Instagram or TwitterSupport us on PatreonPurchase Under Siege in 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!

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