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.

Loose Units, one of our most popular episodes is now its own podcast and we have the first episode right here for you! Comedian Paul Verhoeven interviews his dad John about his days in the NSW police force. It's also a book don't forget, which would make an excellent Christmas present!

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Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Paul Verhoeven and John Verhoeven.

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It's been a massive week for Australian True Crime podcasts and cold cases. A second inquest has been announced into the death of Maria James, the subject of the ABC podcast Trace, presented by Rachael Brown, and Chris Dawson has been arrested for the murder of his wife Lyn, the subject of The Teacher's Pet podcast presented by Hedley Thomas. In our last episode for 2018, Rachael joined us to talk about the emotional development. Over the Christmas break, we'll continue to provide updates on the scandal rocking the Purana taskforce that brought down some of Melbourne's biggest gangland figures through Patreon.com/austtruecrimepod including an exclusive interview next week with Ron Iddles.

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Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Rachael Brown

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A veteran of the homicide squad and taskforce Purana, Commander Bateson now heads up the African Australian Community Taskforce. He speaks with us about Melbourne's so-called African gang problem.

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Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Commander Stuart Bateson, Victoria Police.

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One of Narelle's most memorable cases. Have you noticed anything strange around your house?

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Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Narelle Fraser.

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Meshel is a long time supporter of Melbourne's African community, but in response to calls for her to sit down with a victim of the so called "African Gangs", she visits with 76-year-old Elaine for a conversation of many surprising twists.

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Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Elaine.

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