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.

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How Clare became a victim and what happened next
4d ago
How Clare became a victim and what happened next
In 2008, Clare awoke in the.middle of the night to two violent men invading her house, demanding the code to her boyfriend's safe.This episode is the story of Clare's life up until now. A story involving mental illness, drugs and abusive men. It's also a story of recovery, support and family.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: ClareProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
Man Overboard, the Enduring Mystery of Andrew Witton
22-01-2023
Man Overboard, the Enduring Mystery of Andrew Witton
Australian True Crime is back for 2023, and we begin this year with the story of Andrew Witton.Andrew was a sailor, surfer and adventurer, who disappeared from his yacht in a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean in 2007. He was sailing with another man at the time, Simon Golding. As far has Andrew's friends and family are concerned, Simon has yet to provide a satisfactory account of what happened to Andrew on that trip.Andrew's sister, Louise Witton, joins us for this episode. Some of the audio clips used for this episode come from Australian Story's episode on Andrew Witton, which can be viewed here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-08/sea-of-doubt/7147318 If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Guests: Louise WittonProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
Do Go On: The Tylenol Murders
26-12-2022
Do Go On: The Tylenol Murders
We're taking a little break over Summer and using this time to spotlight some of our favourite podcasts.Do Go On is a fact based comedy podcast hosted by Melbourne comedians Jess Perkins, Matt Stewart and Dave Warneke. Each week they take it in turns to report on a topic and have covered everything from the life of Dolly Parton to the Chernobyl Disaster, Argentina's Heist of the Century to The History of The Penis.Show notes: In 1982, Chicago was rocked by a terrifying crime. Panic set in as across the city people began to drop dead after taking over the counter Tylenol paracetamol. It soon became apparent that someone had replaced the pills with cyanide. The Do Go On podcast reports on the case.EPISODE REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-tylenol-murders-unsealed-first-24-hours-20220922-2mts4uwyzjgard6cawicu2myvm-htmlstory.htmlhttps://www.chicagotribune.com/tylenolmurders/ct-tylenol-murders-unsealed-investigation--20220922-mcnxdqfs2zhhvdwm3p452i64cy-htmlstory.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5GJlN1F6xQ&t=323shttps://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2022/09/us/tylenol-murders-cnnphotos/https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/cold-cases/chicago-tylenol-murders/https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/tylenol-murders-1982Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
A Narelle Fraser Special: Why The Fallen? Part 2
27-11-2022
A Narelle Fraser Special: Why The Fallen? Part 2
In 2017, 21 year old Zac Jones was drunk, on drugs, and driving recklessly in a car with four other passengers. Unable to control the vehicle, they horrifically crashed, but all remarkably survived.This is part two of a two part series hosted by our dear friend, Narelle Fraser about the lives of Zac and his mother Jane. We will hear a side-by-side account from both Zac and Jane about how an educated, intelligent teenager from a loving family ended up falling so badly, and the astonishing ways in which both of their lives have changed since.Zac and Jane have co-authored the book "Why The Fallen?", which can be purchased at: https://www.whythefallen.com/To hear more from Narelle, you can listen to her podcast "Narelle Fraser Interviews" wherever you get your podcasts.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Narelle FraserGuests: Zac JonesProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
A Narelle Fraser Special: Why The Fallen? Part 1
27-11-2022
A Narelle Fraser Special: Why The Fallen? Part 1
In 2017, 21 year old Zac Jones was drunk, on drugs, and driving recklessly in a car with four other passengers. Unable to control the vehicle, they horrifically crashed, but all remarkably survived.This is part one of a two part series hosted by our dear friend, Narelle Fraser about the lives of Zac and his mother Jane. We will hear a side-by-side account from both Zac and Jane about how an educated, intelligent teenager from a loving family ended up falling so badly, and the astonishing ways in which both of their lives have changed since.Zac and Jane have co-authored the book "Why The Fallen?", which can be purchased at: https://www.whythefallen.com/To hear more from Narelle, you can listen to her podcast "Narelle Fraser Interviews" wherever you get your podcasts.If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Narelle FraserGuests: Zac JonesProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
The Disappearance of Marjorie Norval
20-11-2022
The Disappearance of Marjorie Norval
Marjorie Norval was a mould breaker. In the 1930s, she was a single, gregarious career woman, living in a hotel in the Brisbane CBD. She worked for the Premiere William Forgan Smith and his wife, which afforded her to live a lifestyle that was out of reach for most women in conservative Brisbane at the time. That lifestyle came to an abrupt end when she disappeared without a trace, one sunny day in 1938.In the days and months to come, four heroic rescuers would die, one of her rumoured lovers would commit suicide, and a light would be shone on the city’s shady characters, from illegal abortionists to peeping Toms. Our guest today, Michael Adams, hosts his own podcast titled Forgotten Australia, which can be listened to wherever you get your podcasts. If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. Guests: Michael AdamsProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
The make-up artist that helped put Rolf Harris in prison
13-11-2022
The make-up artist that helped put Rolf Harris in prison
The word most commonly used to describe Rolf Harris at the conclusion of his trial and his spectacular fall from grace was remorseless.He still seemed utterly shameless as revelation after revelation rolled out in front of the world and his real character was exposed. We all got an inkling of the sheer entitlement felt by the man and of his expectation that he should be allowed to go on separating his private and public personas with the complete complicity of everyone around him because he was just so famous. Our guest today got more than an inkling, unfortunately. For decades, she was one of the many, many women who knew and who thought he'd get away with it forever. But then miraculously, a group of those women from all over the world, who didn't know each other, decided to stand together. Suzi Dent is a makeup artist. Makeup artists are the heart and soul of any film or television production.They're the ones who hear the secrets, the snickers and the moans. They see the tears and the eye rolls, and they're always ready with a reassuring pat on the arm. They're very special, and you'll understand what I mean by that as you get to know Suzi, and you'll also understand why it's so offensive that she was treated this way in her workplace.You can learn more about Suzi's beauty work here: https://www.goldcoastmakeupartist.com/ If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. Guests: Suzi DentProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
Don't Make a Fuss: It's Only the Claremont Serial Killer
06-11-2022
Don't Make a Fuss: It's Only the Claremont Serial Killer
In 1990, social worker Wendy Davis had her dream job at what was then known as Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth. She was the senior grief counsellor in the palliative care unit. It was intense but rewarding work, and at 40 years of age, life was right on track for Wendy Davis.But It was cruelly taken away from her on her youngest daughter's 11th birthday, when she was violently assaulted by a Telecom technician who was working at the hospital.The technician was charged with common assault, for which he received two months probation. Then, for twenty six years, no one wanted to talk about what happened to Wendy. Wendy herself, tried to bury the memory.That was until WA police realised that the technician who attacked Wendy that day, was Bradley Robert Edwards, now known as the Claremont Serial Killer, who was in their custody for the suspicion of murdering Jane Rimmer, Ciara Glennon, and Sarah Spiers.Wendy's book "Don't Make a Fuss: It's Only the Claremont Serial Killer" is available here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/don-t-make-a-fuss-wendy-davis/book/9781760991227.html If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. Guests: Wendy DavisProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/ GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.
"Shotgun" Shannon O'Connell's childhood is her toughest opponent
30-10-2022
"Shotgun" Shannon O'Connell's childhood is her toughest opponent
"Shotgun" Shannon O'Connell is Australia's pre-eminent female boxer. One thing that is absolutely true, is that her toughest opponent is her childhood. She fights it everyday, as do her two brothers, with varying degrees of success. We were introduced to Shannon by a previous guest, Russell Manser from The Voice of a Survivor. He likes to say that boxing has saved more lives than church, and Shannon is definitely one of them. You can keep up to date with all things "Shotgun" Shannon by following her instagram If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrime  CREDITS: Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. Guests: Shannon O'ConnellProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/  GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/ Email the show at team@smartfella.com.au Australian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even moreSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime. For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, as well as accessing fortnightly bonus content. 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.