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. 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.

Liz Porter is a novelist and a journalist with a passion for the real CSI. It’s a combination which means her true crime books read like suspenseful thriller fiction and you’re about to find out that that’s how she talks too. She’s a masterful storyteller and the story she brings today is the stuff of legend. True crime authors Emily Webb, Vikki Petraitis and Liz Porter, talk about a landmark case not only in Australian crime fighting, but international crime fighting. It’s the story of the Narong Road Rapist.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 92:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Liz Porter and guest co-host Vikki Petraitis
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Dandenong-raised Mahmood Fazal, is a university-educated former member of an outlaw motorcycle club who has a unique perspective from the inside. Now as a journalist, Mahmood is exploring the fascination with violence and the real cost of this obsession.
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Show notes for Episode 91:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Mahmood Fazal and guest co-host Vikki Petraitis
If you liked this episode, you might like Episode 24 - Australian Gangs, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Susanna Lobez
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Dubbed the "Vampire Killer", Queensland woman Tracey Wigginton served 22 years in prison for the murder of 47-year-old Edward Baldock in 1989. Wigginton, then 24, and three other women lured Baldock into a car and took him to a park on the banks of the Brisbane River, where she stabbed him 27 times. In 1991 she pleaded guilty to the murder and the lurid details of the crime shocked the nation. It was reported Wigginton was obsessed with the Occult and murdered Baldock because she had a "need to feed" on his blood. Journalist and true crime author Megan Norris has followed the case ever since she moved to Australia from England in 1990 and speaks to Australian True Crime about the crime and the very disturbed history of Tracey Wigginton, who was released from jail in 2012.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 90:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Megan Norris and guest co-host Vikki Petraitis
If you liked this episode, you might like Episode 3 - On Father’s Day: Robert Farquharson
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This works if you’re a fan of Making A Murderer, but also if you’re just interested in hearing about the fight to free young people who’ve been coerced into giving false confessions and jailed for life. It’s so much harder to get out of jail than you could possibly imagine.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 89:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Laura Nirider
Meshel spoke to Ken Kratz in Episode 77 last year
WIN a double pass to see INSIDE MAKING A MURDERER & THE STAIRCASE a conversation with Laura Nirider & Steven Drizin from the Netflix smash docuseries Making A Murderer (lawyers for Brendan Dassey) and David Rudolf from The Staircase (lawyer for Michael Peterson). Tell us your favourite episode (use full title and episode number) and why in 50 words or fewer. Don’t forget to tell us whether you’re from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. Sign up to our mailing list and you have yourself an entry. The best two entries from the 5 capital cities will win. Entries close on Monday 11 March at 9am.
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The life of Andrew Preston is not the kind that makes it to the headlines or lives in our memories for very long. Andrew was a young suburban guy who drifted around the fringes of Australia’s biggest cities, living in various kinds of temporary accommodation, with various kinds of temporary girlfriends, working in various kinds of temporary jobs and taking pretty heavy drugs. He’s not the kind of guy anyone even really notices is missing, except his mum.
Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.
Show notes for Episode 88:
Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
With thanks to Narelle Fraser
If you liked this episode, you might like Episode 72 - The Cold Case Disappearance of Katie O’Shea
Our first Patreon Ask Me Anything episode is coming up. Got a question for Emily and Meshel? All you have to do is email us at hello@australiantruecrimepodcast.com with ‘AMA' in the Subject, include your question, first name and suburb. We'll answer as many of your questions as we can in the bonus episode just for Patrons.
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