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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. 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.



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Australian True Crime 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. 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.



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    How I changed after 37 years of addiction, drama and hopelessness

    How I changed after 37 years of addiction, drama and hopelessness

    Robyn Lewis’s life was, frankly, hectic and destructive for 37 years. Multiple addictions, trauma from a brutal childhood, crime…she was just trying to survive. Robyn had tried and tried to change her life and then something happened. Now she’s sharing her story with her community and now, with us, to show that change is possible.

    And a note before listening - Our guests share their experience. Each person has their own way they deal with life. So if there’s something you hear that prompts questions for you whether it’s about mental health, medication, ways of dealing with certain situations, make sure you speak to someone you trust like your doctor, counsellor, specialist.

    More info:
    Robyn talks on WIN News about her ice addiction (Video, 31 August 2017)
    Robyn addresses Griffith Community Drug Action Team (Video, 8 Novmber 2017)
    Robyn Lewis knows a bit about drug addiction in regional NSW (Sydney Morning Herald)

    There’s a number of services and programs for addiction. Robyn mentioned SMART Recovery. For more information on other options and services go to Turning Point Australia’s national addiction treatment, training and research centre.
    For Support:
    Lifeline on 13 11 14


    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma
    Sexual assault and family violence services in your State
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram
    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here
    Guests: Robyn Lewis
    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

    Lifeline on 13 11 14


    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

    ATC - "Just The Facts": Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

    ATC - "Just The Facts": Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

    This is a "Just The Facts" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed.

    Robyn Lewis’s life was, frankly, hectic and destructive for 37 years. Multiple addictions, trauma from a brutal childhood, crime…she was just trying to survive. Robyn had tried and tried to change her life and then something happened. Now she’s sharing her story with her community and now, with us, to show that change is possible.

    And a note before listening - Our guests share their experience. Each person has their own way they deal with life. So if there’s something you hear that prompts questions for you whether it’s about mental health, medication, ways of dealing with certain situations, make sure you speak to someone you trust like your doctor, counsellor, specialist.

    More info:

    Robyn talks on WIN News about her ice addiction (Video, 31 August 2017)

    Robyn addresses Griffith Community Drug Action Team (Video, 8 Novmber 2017)

    Robyn Lewis knows a bit about drug addiction in regional NSW (Sydney Morning Herald)

    There’s a number of services and programs for addiction. Robyn mentioned SMART Recovery. For more information on other options and services go to Turning Point Australia’s national addiction treatment, training and research centre.

    For Support:

    Lifeline on 13 11 14



    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)

    Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma

    Sexual assault and family violence services in your State

    CREDITS:

    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram

    Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here

    Guests: Robyn Lewis

    Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    ATC Plus: The author whose crime thrillers are read by The Royal Family: Felix Francis (Killer Content)

    ATC Plus: The author whose crime thrillers are read by The Royal Family: Felix Francis (Killer Content)

    This episode is exclusively available for subscribers of Australian True Crime Plus.

    Felix Francis is an author and also happens to be the son of Dick Francis, who, along with his wife, wrote many, many bestselling crime thrillers based around the horse racing industry.

    Felix has continued writing, in his own name, to continue to Dick Francis legacy and I caught up with him late last year when he was in Melbourne for the Spring Racing Carnival and to visit family. The Royal Family are big fans of the late Dick Francis and also Felix and Felix hand delivers copies of his books to Buckingham Palace.

    His latest book is Hands Down: A Dick Francis Novel.

    Disclosure: These show notes contain Booktopia affiliate links, meaning I get a little commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no cost to you AND authors get a book sale (including me!).

    Purchase: HANDS DOWN

    Produced and hosted by Emily Webb author of:
    Suburban True Crime: Cases you’ll never forget and some you’ve never heard of
    Suburban True Crime (audiobook)
    Angels of Death: Doctors and Nurses Who Kill


    Follow Emily on Twitter https://twitter.com/emilybwebb
    Instagram https://instagram.com/emilywebbcrime
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@emilywebbcrime
    Facebook facebook.com/emily.webb.podcaster.author
    Website: https://www.emilywebbcrime.com/

    Listen to Killer Content on:

    Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/killer-content-with-emily-webb/id1539843342

    Google Podcasts https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYWNhc3QuY29tL2NyaW1lLWZpY3Rpb24tZnJpZGF5

    Listen on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/1gxxA7IcoTIcarh6sPgbEI

    ATC - "Just The Facts": Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

    ATC - "Just The Facts": Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

    This is a "Just The Facts" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 
    Is it that bad if people believe in conspiracy theories? According to our guests for this episode, at first it’s funny, irritating (we all had someone we know who was sharing things that seemed a bit off beam over the past three years) and seemingly ridiculous…until it’s not.
    SOS and Sandee are two women who live in outer suburban Melbourne and have day jobs and families but they have also been deep diving into the world of places and spaces where people who believe in conspiracy theories and have such a distrust in Governments that they don’t acknowledge the laws that we all have to adhere to…like having a driver's licence, paying council rates and there’s more.
    SOS and Sandee go to the protests, they watch endless videos and livestreams and are among a network of others who are doing important work to get people to understand this world and the people who have positioned themselves as leaders, or ‘gurus’, in many cases who are making lots of money from followers. Some also have disturbing political motives for what they are doing.
    More info:
    You can find SOS and Sandee on Twitter - @SOS149 and @sunnysandeel
    Tinfoil Tales is on the feed of The Conditional Release Podcast
    Background on Chase Allan - Chase Allan: 5 fast facts you need to know
    What is the Sovereign Citizens movement in USA?
    Pseudo-law Adherents in Australia - an interview with someone who clawed his way out
    Some more people to check out to learn more about what we discussed in this episode:
    Tom Tanuki (Independent Australia) 
    The White Rose Society - anti-fascist researchers in Australia
    Celery Sorbet on Twitter
    Vaxatious Litigant on Twitter
    Southern Poverty Law Centre (US)
    Hope Not Hate (UK)
     
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    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.



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    • 14 min
    Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

    Why should we care about conspiracy theorists and so-called sovereign citizens?

    Is it that bad if people believe in conspiracy theories? According to our guests for this episode, at first it’s funny, irritating (we all had someone we know who was sharing things that seemed a bit off beam over the past three years) and seemingly ridiculous…until it’s not.
    SOS and Sandee are two women who live in outer suburban Melbourne and have day jobs and families but they have also been deep diving into the world of places and spaces where people who believe in conspiracy theories and have such a distrust in Governments that they don’t acknowledge the laws that we all have to adhere to…like having a driver's licence, paying council rates and there’s more.
    SOS and Sandee go to the protests, they watch endless videos and livestreams and are among a network of others who are doing important work to get people to understand this world and the people who have positioned themselves as leaders, or ‘gurus’, in many cases who are making lots of money from followers. Some also have disturbing political motives for what they are doing.
    More info:
    You can find SOS and Sandee on Twitter - @SOS149 and @sunnysandeel
    Tinfoil Tales is on the feed of The Conditional Release Podcast
    Background on Chase Allan - Chase Allan: 5 fast facts you need to know
    Some more people to check out to learn more about what we discussed in this episode:
    Tom Tanuki (Independent Australia) 
    The White Rose Society - anti-fascist researchers in Australia
    Celery Sorbet on Twitter
    Vaxatious Litigant on Twitter
    Southern Poverty Law Centre (US)
    Hope Not Hate (UK)
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    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.



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    • 58 min
    Grace's Place: The Legacy of Anita Cobby

    Grace's Place: The Legacy of Anita Cobby

    The night of February 2nd 1986 was when 26 year old Sydney nurse Anita Cobby was savagely murdered by a group of strangers. It has since been marked a turning point for Australian culture.
    Today's conversation is with Anita's sister, Kathryn Szyszka. It's all about legacy - Anita's legacy, and the legacy of their parents, Grace and Garry Lynch.
    A new facility has finally opened in Sydney to provide healing and restoration for children affected by violent crime.
    It's called Grace's Place, and has been made in honour of Grace Lynch. Kathryn is now the carrier of the flame for her family who've created an amazing legacy in Anita's name.
    More information on Grace's Place can be found here: https://gracesplace.org.au/
    Further reading material:
    Someone Else's Daughter: www.booktopia.com.au/someone-else-s-daughter-julia-sheppard/book/9780732909161.html
    Remembering Anita Cobby: www.booktopia.com.au/remembering-anita-cobby-mark-morri/book/9780143784647.html

    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:
    Lifeline on 13 11 14
    13 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  
    Guests: Kathryn Szyszka.
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Recorded at Stupid Old Studios
     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 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.



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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.4K Ratings

10.4K Ratings

wajamiandara ,

Good bye

Good bye.

Littlebare99 ,

Disappointed

I have loved your show having listened to it for over a year now. However your recent show on conspiracy theorists is disappointing. I found it too political and not related to true crime. You guests talked about the motivations of political groups but ironically seemed to have their own political agenda. Can we stick to true crime and leave politics out. Thanks ladies. I do love your show otherwise.

LozLizW ,

Don’t understand…

Not sure about the tone of your latest episode.

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