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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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    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 8.9K Ratings

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.

    #LetHerSpeak Janelle O’Connor’s sexual assault. WARNING – VIOLENT CONTENT - #159

    #LetHerSpeak Janelle O’Connor’s sexual assault. WARNING – VIOLENT CONTENT - #159

    Janelle O’Connor was the first person in the State of Tasmania to exercise her right to be named as a rape survivor, on the 24th of April 2020. Up until then it was illegal for rape survivors to self-identify. 
    Janelle and Nina Funnel, the founder of the #LetHerSpeak campaign join us to explain the legal changes, and Janelle tells us her story. 


    WARNING – This is an extremely disturbing story, please exercise discretion. 


    Show notes for Episode 159:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Janelle O’Connor and Nina Funnell
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    If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault call 1800Respect for help, advice and further referral.
    That’s 1800 737 732


    Or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 53 min
    The Sting – Catching Daniel Morcombe’s Killer - #158

    The Sting – Catching Daniel Morcombe’s Killer - #158

    Although Queensland police visited Brett Peter Cowan just days after Daniel Morcombe first disappeared in 2003, it took 8 years, an inquest and an incredibly intricate covert operation for them to find a way to convict him of Daniel’s abduction and murder.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 158:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Kate Kyriacou
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 45 min
    The Narelle Fraser Conversations - Kira Olney - #157

    The Narelle Fraser Conversations - Kira Olney - #157

    To celebrate our first Australian True Crime online livestream this Saturday Night, starring Narelle Fraser and Ron Iddles, we’re releasing an extra episode this week. It’s another in the series of Narelle Fraser Conversations.


    Join us for our very first video live stream event, this Saturday May 16th at 8pm, Narelle Fraser and Ron Iddles, and some other surprises. Purchase your tickets here > https://bit.ly/2L1XK9m


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 157:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Narelle Fraser and Kira Olney
    Like us on Facebook ​
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The shocking murder of Bride-to-be Stephanie Scott - #156

    The shocking murder of Bride-to-be Stephanie Scott - #156

    The rape and murder of country schoolteacher Stephanie Scott by school handyman Vincent Stanford just a week before her wedding shocked Australia. Journalist Monique Patterson was the editor of the local paper The Leeton Irrigator at the time, she talks to Emily about the week between Stephanie’s disappearance and the day her remains were found, and the lasting impact on the community. 


    Plus we catch up with Jamie Pultz from “Beenham Valley Road” about his latest podcast, “Who Killed Leanne Holland.”


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 156:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Monique Patterson and Jamie Pultz
    Like us on Facebook ​
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    If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault call 1800Respect for help, advice and further referral.


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 51 min
    The Narelle Fraser Conversations - Patrick Tidmarsh - #155

    The Narelle Fraser Conversations - Patrick Tidmarsh - #155

    Patrick Tidmarsh is a leading authority on sexual offending, and the investigation of sexual crime. He trains and lectures investigators all over the world on how to improve their response to both offenders and victims. 
    Narelle Fraser is a former Rape Squad and the Homicide Squad Detective with a focus on victims.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 155:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Patrick Tidmarsh and Narelle Fraser
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify


    If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault call 1800Respect for help, advice and further referral.


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 46 min
    Missing William Tyrell with Caroline Overington - #154

    Missing William Tyrell with Caroline Overington - #154

    Our most requested case. Journalist and author Caroline Overington has tirelessly researched the disappearance and search for 3-year-old William Tyrell and gained exclusive interviews with many members of his family. She presents a thorough, fair and moving portrait of all involved, and most importantly, renews faith that William will be found. She joins us to talk about her book, “Missing William Tyrell”.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 154:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Caroline Overington
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

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JOC’s story review

Thank you Janelle for sharing your story so bravely. I’m a fellow PHS student, a few years below you, and I remember the firecracker you were in the school yard! You were tough but I now know you were fighting on behalf of the younger version of you who had been treated so badly. I wish you all the best for the book, I will definitely keep an eye out for it. Thanks Mishel and Emily for taking such great care of Janelle as she shared her story.

GillianE2019 ,

Great podcast Michel

Janelle O'Connor! What an amazing woman. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Great podcast. Gill Perth

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This got me into podcasts and remains #1 2yrs later

Never been into crime or podcasts at all to be honest but I found this and have listened to absolutely every episode. Love how diplomatic our hosts are and of course Narelle is such a dominating wealth of knowledge. Keep it up guys.

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