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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

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    • 4.6 • 10.3K 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.
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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    The shocking life of the man who hanged Ned Kelly

    The shocking life of the man who hanged Ned Kelly

    Our guest for this episode is Michael Adams, host of the fascinating podcast Forgotten Australia.

    Michael is a master of deep diving into the archives to tell incredible stories most people have never heard of - many of them about crime and society. From historic news articles - even the smallest of briefs and the mere mention of a name, Michael brings old stories, scandals, oddities and the lives of intriguing people back to life.

    Michael’s also an author and his latest book, Hanging Ned Kelly looks at Australia's most famous antihero from a new perspective - that of the man who ended Kelly’s life, hangman Elijah Upjohn and the capital punishment history of Australia. This is definitely history you didn’t learn in school.

    Michael’s book is Hanging Ned Kelly and his podcast is Forgotten Australia. You can find out more about Michael at his website https://michaeladamswrites.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)

    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.
    Guests: Michel Adams
    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/


    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

    Special Extra: We Need To Talk About The Handmaid's Tale

    Special Extra: We Need To Talk About The Handmaid's Tale

    In celebration of the release of the brand new season of The Handmaid's Tale, we've invited a couple of friends over to chat about the series with. We're joined today by mega fan Joanna Fleming from Adore Beauty, and from the brilliant Eyes On Gilead podcast, Fiona Williams.
    So, why a special episode about The Handmaid's Tale on our true crime podcast feed? Well, Margaret Atwood, the author of The Handmaid's Tale famously said that there's no crime against women in the book, that hasn't actually been perpetrated against women in real life somewhere in the world.
    Oh, and spoiler alert. Obviously.
    Season 5 is available to stream free exclusively on SBS On Demand now: https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/
    You can listen to Eyes On Gilead here: https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/podcastcollection/eyes-gilea
    And you can listen to Joanna's podcast with Adore Beauty, Beauty IQ Uncensored here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/beauty-iq-uncensored/id1478211900
    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, 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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    • 52 min
    What the jury didn’t hear in the trial of my brother’s killer

    What the jury didn’t hear in the trial of my brother’s killer

    Lucy Wessell contacted Australian True Crime to tell her family’s story about the unforeseeable and tragic loss of her brother Andrew - who is remembered by them as a kind and gentle man who loved his family, animals, and nature. He was a seasoned traveller who had friends all over the world.
     
    Andrew Drake was stabbed to death in 2019. Andrew, 29, died on the lawn of a house in Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast, as his sister Penny desperately tried to save his life. The property where he was killed was the home of then 18-year-old Daniel Sharpe, who lived with his parents David and Julie. 
     
    Andrew and his sister Penny were invited over to the house for a drink - the kind of thing people do to get to know their neighbours. The night turned into a nightmare - resulting in Andrew’s shocking death. 
    Daniel Sharpe was acquitted of murder, but found guilty of manslaughter by a New South Wales Supreme Court jury. 
     
    It was a decision that shattered Andrew’s family and Lucy wanted to tell her their story, especially about what the jury didn’t hear.
     
    Lucy is speaking up for Andrew, so his killer’s claims of what happened are not how Andrew is portrayed. 
     
    Homicide Victims’ Support Group NSW - https://www.hvsgnsw.org.au/
     
    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 here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here. 
    Guests: Lucy Wessell
    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/
     
     
    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, 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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    • 59 min
    Re-Issue: The Unsatisfactory Case Of Matthew Leveson - #76

    Re-Issue: The Unsatisfactory Case Of Matthew Leveson - #76

    This is a re-issue of episode 76 from November 2018
    In November of 2016, a decade after his death, Michael Atkins finally agreed to tell police where he'd buried the remains of his young lover Matthew Leveson. Matt's tormented parents tell us the twisted tale as to why Atkins will never be convicted in connection with their son's death.
    Show notes:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Mark and Faye Leveson.
    Like us on the Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Thank you for listening!
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
    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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    • 55 min
    Subscriber Only: What really happens in a Scotland Yard Murder investigation

    Subscriber Only: What really happens in a Scotland Yard Murder investigation

    Steven Keogh spent 30 years in the Metropolitan Police, 12 of those in the Met’s Murder Investigation Team, until his retirement in November 2021.

    Steven has written a book called Murder Investigation Team: How Killers are Really Caught and it’s basically a step-by-step explainer for civilians (which is us) on how real-life Scotland Yard murder investigations run, from the moment the team is called to a scene, right through to court and sentencing.

    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: Steven Keogh
    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.

    Re-Issue: The good old mental health defence.

    Re-Issue: The good old mental health defence.

    This is a re-issue of episode 216 of Australian True Crime.
    Some of Australia’s most dangerous offenders aren’t housed in prisons because they were judged mentally unfit to stand trial. Dr Danny Sullivan is the Executive Director of Clinical Services at Thomas Embling hospital. It’s been home to some of Victoria's most dangerous people, including Masa Vuktotic’s killer Sean Price, Henry Hammond who murdered Courtney Herron and Bourke Street rampage driver James Gargasoulas.
    Dr Sullivan joins us to talk about his work.
    You can find out more about the work of Forensicare at https://www.forensicare.vic.gov.au/
    Book tickets to the Melbourne Podcast Festival forensics show here
    Book tickets to the Karralyka Rowland Legg show here
    Book tickets to the Yarraville Rowland Legge show here
     
    Pre order Meshel’s book “CSI Told You Lies” here.
     
    You can support us with a one-off contribution here.
    You can become a patron here.
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast,
    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
    Thank you for supporting us and our guests.
     
    Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
    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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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10.3K Ratings

10.3K Ratings

83brooke ,

Brilliant

Love the podcast, thanks Meshel and Emily. I’m having lots of tech issues though - episodes won’t play or the audio drops out halfway through.

Alyssa911 ,

Never loads…?

Love the show so much but have problems with loading the episodes doesn’t work at all like 50% of the time for me. Even if I stop half way through an episode sometimes can’t listen to the rest for weeks. Only happens with this podcast for some reason?

hollr ,

Able to Download

Love the show but can no longer download. Everything seems subscriber only

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