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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.
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Australian True Crime Australian True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 10.2K Ratings

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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.
Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime

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    I lost my teens to heroin and sex work

    I lost my teens to heroin and sex work

    This is the first of a two part Australian True Crime special because Vanessa’s story just refused to be contained in a single episode. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a story that shouldn’t be rushed. It’s not every day you have the opportunity to hear first hand how a well-behaved, studious, happy child, from a loving home found herself estranged from her family and living on the streets before her twentieth birthday. But that’s Vanessa’s story.
    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. 
    Guest: Vanessa Valentine
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
    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)
     
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
    For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

    • 43 min
    The Particular PTSD of the Country Town Beat

    The Particular PTSD of the Country Town Beat

    Roger Eichler is a former country copper who served in NSW police from the 1990's. Like so many others, too many others, Roger eventually left the service on a medical discharge with debilitating PTSD. Roger Eichler has written a book on his experience as a country copper, it's called "The Price Of Protecting Others", and he joins us today to talk about it.
    You can buy Roger's book here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-price-of-protecting-others-roger-eichler/book/9780228863038.html
    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. 
    Guest: Roger Eichler
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
    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)
     
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
    For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

    • 35 min
    Subscriber Only: Episode Download #2

    Subscriber Only: Episode Download #2

    In these subscriber only episodes, we go through your questions and comments about recent episodes, and dive deeper into the stories of our guests.

    If you would like to be a part of a future "Episode Download" submit your audio here: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATC

    Thank you for subscribing to Australian True Crime Plus.


    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.

    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

    Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/

    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)

    My Brother The Family Violence Victim

    My Brother The Family Violence Victim

    As Jeffrey Lindsell’s family and friends gathered around his hospital bed in the days after his house caught on fire, attention turned to his volatile on-off relationship with Amanda Zukowski. It seemed as though Jeffrey had been living in an abusive relationship and had been a victim of coercive control and intimate partner violence. They realised that although he’d been increasingly withdrawn during the two year relationship and was particularly reluctant to talk about her, he’d shared different things with each of them at different times, and when they put it all together a very disturbing picture emerged.
    Homicide Victims' Support Group: https://www.hvsgnsw.org.au/
    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. 
    Guest: Corinne Lindsell
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
    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)
     
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
    For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

    • 50 min
    The 1998 Silk-Miller police murders: Jason Roberts found not guilty

    The 1998 Silk-Miller police murders: Jason Roberts found not guilty

    Jason Roberts, 41 years old, was recently freed for the first time in twenty two years by the Supreme Court of Victoria. He was seventeen years old when two police officers, Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller were shot and murdered on Cochranes Road, Moorabbin, Victoria. Roberts was one of two who were convicted of the murders all those years ago. It's a very infamous case in Australia, and a very complicated one. We are joined today by Adam Cooper, journalist at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, who is here to help us break down the jury's acquittal of Jason Roberts.
    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. 
    Guest: Adam Cooper
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
    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)
     
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
    For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

    • 36 min
    A “low-flying” barrister’s life and times working in the Magistrates’ Court

    A “low-flying” barrister’s life and times working in the Magistrates’ Court

    The Magistrates’ Court is the workhorse of the legal system, hearing both criminal and civil matters.  Magistrates’ Courts around Australia hear the vast majority of sentenced court cases - more than 90 per cent in fact.
    Michael Challinger is a criminal barrister based in Melbourne and has been working in Victorian courts since 1975 – representing clients,  mostly in the Victorian Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court. Michael’s  written a book called Mostly Guilty – which is funny….a little politically incorrect at times…and it’s about his career working in this first rung of the court system.  He dubs himself a “low-flying barrister” but as you’ll hear, the work he and his colleagues do every day is really important and, to be honest, probably undervalued.
    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. 
    Guest:  Michael Challinger, author of Mostly Guilty: A low-flying barrister’s working life. If you find yourself in need of a Barrister in Victoria, you can find Michael here: https://www.vicbar.com.au/profile/6405
    Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
    Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
    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)
     
    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.

    Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
    For a few dollars per month, you can listen to every episode early and ad free, access fortnightly bonus content, and even get your name shouted out on the show! Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.2K Ratings

10.2K Ratings

D'elleDunning ,

The BEST true crime Podcast

My partner and I often travel 12+ hours and this is all we will listen to! Can never get sick of it 😍

Can no longer be bothered ,

Roger and his PTSD

Roger is telling 1/2 a story - or less. None of what he is saying is consistent with the facts of the matter.

Miss Penni ,

Best cure for a Monday

Long time listener first time poster… love this podcast, informative and interesting 💥

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