Australian True Crime

Australian True Crime

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, and with the help of expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, she probes the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncovers the darkness at the heart of Australian life. ATC - LIVE SHOW TICKETS HERE! or go to the Australian True Crime Facebook page. Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episodes

July 14, 2024 11 mins

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Professor Richard Bassed is the Deputy Director at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.


I had the opportunity to interview Richard for my book "CSI Told You Lies" about his work in identifying victims in mass cas...

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Professor Richard Bassed is the Deputy Director at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.


I had the opportunity to interview Richard for my book "CSI Told You Lies" about his work in identifying victims in mass casualty events, such as the Black Saturday Bushfires and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.


Currently, Richard is deeply invested in research...

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July 11, 2024 1 min

Australian True Crime is Australia’s most popular independent true crime podcast production and next week we are bringing our LIVE SHOW to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on July 19th, 20th and 21st.


Hurry you have less than a week to grab your seats. You don’t want to miss this.

 

In Melbourne I’ll be joined on stage by former homicide detective Charlie Bezzina.

 

And at our Sydney and Brisbane shows, Criminologist Dr Xan...

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Ljupka Subeska, also known as LJ, is a criminal lawyer and Principal at Astoria Lawyers in Sydney.


For this episode, she is here to take us behind the curtain and see how a criminal lawyer prepares for a case, as well as to debunk some common misconceptions about ...

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Former VicPol Detective Senior Sergeant, Tim Peck, has just released a book entitled The Invisible Obvious about his miraculous recovery from alcoholism and severely compromised mental health.


He's unflinchingly honest about the depths of despair that took him very close to taking his own lif...

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Former VicPol Detective Senior Sergeant, Tim Peck, has just released a book entitled The Invisible Obvious about his miraculous recovery from alcoholism and severely compromised mental health.


He's unflinchingly honest about the depths of despair that took him very close to taking his own life in 2014 at the peak of his career, and the circumstances that prevented him from accepting help until it was almost too late.


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Hedley Thomas is the National Chief Correspondent for The Australian and the investigative journalist behind Australia's most groundbreaking True Crime podcasts.


Many of you will be familiar with Hedley's podcasts. Titles such as The Teacher's Pet, Shandee's Story and The Night Driver.


Now...

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Hedley Thomas is the National Chief Correspondent for The Australian and the investigative journalist behind Australia's most groundbreaking True Crime podcasts.


Many of you will be familiar with Hedley's podcasts. Titles such as The Teacher's Pet, Shandee's Story and The Night Driver.


Now Hedley's back with a new series called Bronywn, in which he's investigating the 1993 disappearance of Lennox Head woman Bronwyn Whitfield...

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In 2006, Adelaide teenager Carly Ryan thought she'd met the boy of her dreams on social media by the name of Brandon Kane.


Brandon was a character invented by pedophile Garry Francis Newman, who was in his fifties at the time and communicating with literally hundreds of underage girls around...

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In 2006, Adelaide teenager Carly Ryan thought she'd met the boy of her dreams on social media by the name of Brandon Kane.


Brandon was a character invented by pedophile Garry Francis Newman, who was in his fifties at the time and communicating with literally hundreds of underage girls around the world, posing as a boy their age. Newman enlisted his own teenage son to help him groom the girls and try to persuade them to meet hi...

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June 25, 2024 23 mins

The jury's verdict has just been announced for the Gregory Lynn case regarding the deaths of Russell Hill and Carol Clay in 2020.


This is from my other podcast "Can We Be Real?", so it's going to sound a little different to what you're used to from an Australian True Crime episode.


Click here to listen to "Can We Be Real?" on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.


Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney,...

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June 23, 2024 15 mins

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Captain Moonlite was a very different character compared to other famous Australian Bushrangers.


Despite the fantastic nickname there's been conspicuously little information available about him.


That was until journalist and author, Garry Linnell started looking into the story.


T...

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June 23, 2024 44 mins

Captain Moonlite was a very different character compared to other famous Australian Bushrangers.


Despite the fantastic nickname there's been conspicuously little information available about him.


That was until journalist and author, Garry Linnell started looking into the story.


The result is a great book that uncovers some surprising aspects of Moonlite story. Aspects some say are the reason he hasn't been eulogised like...

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This is a preview of our recent ATC Plus episode with Dassi Erlich. Subscribe now to ATC Plus to listen to the whole hour long conversation.


Many of you will know the name Dassi Erlich.


Along with her sisters, Elly Sapper and Nicole Meyer, Dassi fought a ten year battle to have her former head mistress, Malka Leifer, extradited from Israel to Australia to face trial for sexually abusing them when they were students at the ul...

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This is a re-issue of episode #145, “Disgraced” Paul Dale. Victim or Villain?


This week, we released an episode with Retired Homicide Detective, Charlie Bezzina, regarding the murders of Terrence and Christine Hodson.


We're re-issuing our two part episode in conversation with Paul Dale, so that he can tell his side of the story, and so that we can go further into detail regarding the many key players involved. 


Don't...

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This is a re-issue of episode #146, Paul Dale Pt 2. The Crimes in Question #146


This week, we released an episode with Retired Homicide Detective, Charlie Bezzina, regarding the murders of Terrence and Christine Hodson.


We're re-issuing our two part episode in conversation with Paul Dale, so that he can tell his side of the story, and so that we can go further into detail regarding the many key players involved. 


Don...

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Retired Victorian Homicide Detective Charlie Bezzina joins us to discuss his connection to Nicola Gobbo, also known as Informer 3838.


Gobbo, a high-profile lawyer with underworld clients, was also a police informant.


While it's disputed who in Victoria Police knew about Gobbo's inform...

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June 16, 2024 60 mins

Retired Victorian Homicide Detective Charlie Bezzina joins us to discuss his connection to Nicola Gobbo, also known as Informer 3838.


Gobbo, a high-profile lawyer with underworld clients, was also a police informant.


While it's disputed who in Victoria Police knew about Gobbo's informant status, it's clear that homicide squad leaders were unaware.


Charlie Bezzina, on call on May 16, 2004, when Terrence and Christine Hodson...

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June 12, 2024 77 mins

Megan Norris joins us again to talk about the case of Robert Farquharson.


Farquharson is the Victorian man who was twice convicted of deliberately driving his car into a dam on the night of Father's Day 2005 for the purpose of murdering his three children, Jai, 10, Tyler, 7, and Bailey, 2.


He also launched two failed appeals against his convictions.


Recently 60 Minutes devoted an entire episode to the story in which they...

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Forensic anthropologist and Criminologist, Dr Xanthé Mallett, has become something of a true crime superstar in recent years.


She's extremely qualified, having studied at Cambridge and received a scholarship from the FBI, among other achievements.


We're getting to know Dr. Mallett in...

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