16 episodes

Award-winning podcast unearthing true historical stories of crime, love, loss and civil disobedience across Melbourne, Australia, and beyond. Using original research, we explore dark, intriguing tales of the misfits and radicals who once inhabited our homes, pubs, streets and laneways.

Dead and Buried Podcast Dead & Buried Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 123 Ratings

Award-winning podcast unearthing true historical stories of crime, love, loss and civil disobedience across Melbourne, Australia, and beyond. Using original research, we explore dark, intriguing tales of the misfits and radicals who once inhabited our homes, pubs, streets and laneways.

    Episode Eight Pt2 Season 2: Those Bloody Kids

    Episode Eight Pt2 Season 2: Those Bloody Kids

    This episode is Part Two of the season finale. We look at some of the most visible and wild adolescent subcultures to form in Melbourne - in particular the larrikins who left an imprint on our national psyche and the sharpies who helped spearhead several of Australia’s most successful rock music exports. 

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    • 40 min
    Episode Eight Pt1 Season 2: Those Bloody Kids

    Episode Eight Pt1 Season 2: Those Bloody Kids

    This episode is Part One of the season finale. We look at some of the most visible and wild adolescent subcultures to form in Melbourne - in particular the larrikins who left an imprint on our national psyche and the sharpies who helped spearhead several of Australia’s most successful rock music exports. 

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    • 52 min
    Episode Seven Season 2: Melbourne Still On Strike

    Episode Seven Season 2: Melbourne Still On Strike

    This episode we explore two more Melbourne stories of people rising up and sticking it to the man.

    It’s world war one and class tensions on the homefront are mounting. “I can tell you about the broken lives that caused the broken windows” says activist and suffragette Adela Pankhurst. 

    In the early 1930s, the unemployed organise and fight a barrage of evictions across the suburb of Brunswick, even if it means breaking a few windows. Or getting shot. 

    Check out the original Melbourne On Strike episode in Season One. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode Six Season 2: The Hawker

    Episode Six Season 2: The Hawker

    In 1903 an Indian hawker was found dead in the barn of the Junction Hotel. In this episode we discover just who were these travelling traders and query the police's investigation into this curious and sad case. 

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    • 52 min
    Episode Five Season 2: Refuge For the Unwanted

    Episode Five Season 2: Refuge For the Unwanted

    Psychiatric hospitals, mental institutions, mental asylums, lunatic asylums, nut houses, funny farms, the loony bin. Mental health facilities of bygone eras have gone by many names, and not all of them complimentary or kind.

    These hospitals with their dark and intriguing architecture, their rundown appearance and supernatural reputations are frequently considered awesome places filled with ghosts and misery. 

    But these places were often home to individuals within society who had no one to care for them and nowhere else to go. These places were their home.

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    • 48 min
    Episode Four Season 2: Little Nugget

    Episode Four Season 2: Little Nugget

    What’s the link between John Lennon of The Beatles and 19th century Aboriginal circus performer ‘Little Nugget’?

    Find out as we follow the story of the St Leon family’s circus and uncover how pioneer Australian travelling performers fared hazards like crocodiles, bushrangers and even rebellions. In the process discover what the history of circus in this country tells us about colonialism and the very nature of how we see ourselves.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Stan37th ,

Dead and Buried

An excellent series, I hope there’s more to come.

ClareAliceMurphy ,

Makes Melbourne history fascinating!

Highly recommend Dead and Buried! Fascinating, well-researched stories of Melbourne’s past told in an entertainment, informed, passionate and yet sensitive way. High productive values really enhance the storytelling. Brings local Melbourne history to life, look forward to hearing many more 🕵🏻‍♀️🚊🎙👏🏻

murderino88 ,

Very interesting & captivating local Aussie history

I’m so glad that season 2 has been released! I really enjoyed season 1 and have been patiently waiting for the next one.
I'm really happy I found this podcast. After listening to other history podcasts which focus on US and European history, it's really great to hear local Aussie history told and researched by Australians. I'm finding out things I never thought about or had even heard about previously! Will definitely keep listening :)

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