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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 at http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime

Australian True Crime Smart Fella

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 9.9K 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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime

    Organised crime loves supply chains

    Organised crime loves supply chains

    Episode 290 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb.


    What does organised crime have to do with supply chains…and how is forensic science used to trace things like gold, diamonds and even food.


    These were the questions I had for Western Australia based Cameron Scadding who is a Forensic and Analytical Chemist and founder and Managing Director of a company called Source Certain International.


    Over the course of his career Cameron has worked on some fascinating and strange cases using forensic science to help solve crime.


    and he’ll tell us about one of these cases in more detail - the theft of gold from a mine in Kalgoorlie, the hub of the Western Australian goldfields. 


    Cameron and his team also work to reduce the ways criminals can infiltrate the supply chains of products that we all rely on…even though we may not know it.


    Re. The gold that was stolen in the Operation Icarus case, Cameron calculated that based on this year’s prices (2021) (which is around $80,000AUD per kilogram) the gold recovered (and remember that it’s thought that more gold was stolen than was recovered) it was worth $800,000AUD.


    Thanks to this week’s guest Cameron Scadding, founder and managing director of Source Certain International.


    If you’re interested in learning more about organised crime, Emily guest hosted a podcast episode for the ATO’s podcast Tax InVoice about financial crime called “Lying, cheating thieves”. Listen here.


    If you’re digging the topic of crime trends Episode #190 of Australian True Crime is with criminologist Don Weatherburn.




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    • 53 min
    The Great Bookie Robbery and the Gamble of Crime with Andrew Rule

    The Great Bookie Robbery and the Gamble of Crime with Andrew Rule

    Episode 289 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb.
     
    Andrew Rule, our favourite intrepid crime writer is back to chat with us at Australian True Crime.
     
    As well as being fascinated by crime, Andrew is also intrigued by the horse racing industry. He has a new book out called Chance: Of Grit and Gamblers and the Romance of Racing that features some stories where crime and the punt collide, including one of Australia’s most audacious heists in history – The Great Bookie Robbery of 1976.
     
    Andrew chats with Emily about The Great Bookie Robbery, his lifelong interest in horse racing and the colourful characters, chancers and sometimes shady figures that inhabit this world.
     
    Thanks to this week’s guest Andrew Rule.
     
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    If you have a problem with gambling or know someone who does you can phone Gambler's Help Line on 1800 858 858 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
     
    Listen to Episode #84 The Unsolved murders of Margaret and Seana Tapp with Andrew Rule
     
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    • 52 min
    Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders with Debi Marshall

    Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders with Debi Marshall

    Show Notes Ep 228 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Veteran journalist and True Crime author Debi Marshall joins us to talk about her new book, Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders. It follows on from her Foxtel series and podcast, Frozen Lies.
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    • 56 min
    Introducing Saturday Afternoon Fever

    Introducing Saturday Afternoon Fever

    We love this hilarious show hosted by Matthew Hardy and Lawrence Mooney. They think it’s about football but we think it’s about growing up in Australia in the 70s and 80s. Meshel’s been binging it while recovering from a short illness, (not Covid) and working on this week’s very late episode of ATC. It’s on its way, but in the meantime, have a crack at Saturday Afternoon Fever. It’s good for what ails you.
     
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    • 27 min
    Chapelwaite Special Extra Episode

    Chapelwaite Special Extra Episode

    Show Notes Ep 226 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    This is a special extra episode of ATC to celebrate the release of ‘Chapelwaite’, inspired by the Stephen King short story ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’ on Stan. You can sign up for your 30-day free trial at stan.com.au
     
     
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    • 32 min
    Dr Joanna Glengarry Forensic Pathologist

    Dr Joanna Glengarry Forensic Pathologist

    Show Notes Ep 225 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Dr Joanna Glengarry studied for 8 years to be a surgeon but not long after completing her studies and entering the theatre she realised her true passion was forensic pathology. In her native Auckland, that meant another 5 years of formal study, just to get an introduction at the city mortuary. She was taken on as a Saturday volunteer.
    Fortunately for Joanna, but unfortunately for Auckland, the mortuary was severely understaffed, and they had a lot of violent deaths, so she quickly picked up more shifts, even paid ones, and in no time at all Dr Glengarry became a very handy forensic pathologist. SO handy in fact that she was poached of course, by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine or VIFM in Melbourne.
    Dr Glengarry is one of the pathologists featured in my book CSI Told You Lies.
     
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9.9K Ratings

9.9K Ratings

bdeighton ,

Great podcast

Love it. Every episode. Except the weird bonus Chapelwaite/Stan cross promotion. The Stephen King love in was just awkward.

JohnyReebok ,

Can’t support filth

Works as a “receptionist” at a brothel.
Attends swingers parties and does drugs in Adelaide.
That’s just white trash filfth.
Should be ashamed of yourself 🤮

MrsDoessel ,

Run it’s course

At the beginning a really enjoyed these podcasts. Lately I just feel like the content and the story telling are depthless. A lot is one sided. Heresay. Factless. I want to hear all the facts of a case, Forensics, How the “perps” got caught. What happened next. Trail information. When I compare to another podcast like casefile, Crime Junkie, CounterClock, Morbid: A true crime podcast - there’s no comparison in the way the narrative is delivered. A lot of this is just rubbish. I’m sad as an Australian to say I’m unsubscribing. This podcast could have been a really great platform. Consider a revamp, the earlier episodes were great!

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