16 episodes

Since late 2020, the case of missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick has captivated the country. A seemingly successful businesswoman from Sydney's eastern suburbs went missing after authorities raided her Dover Heights home amid questions over an unlicensed financial planning business.
Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont would reveal key details of a massive Ponzi scheme and a $23 million fraud that ripped off investors including her family and friends as Caddick lived the high life of overseas trips, cars and high end fashion. McClymont's coverage would win her a ninth Walkley Award.
Now McClymont and 60 Minutes’ Tom Steinfort are set to present a breakthrough podcast Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions that will follow the twists and turns of a case where everyone has a theory of their own. What happened to the money and what happened to Melissa? Liar Liar will reveal fresh details of the crime of the century through interviews with key players and takes listeners from upmarket jewellery auction rooms in Hong Kong, to the ski slopes of Aspen to private islands in the South Pacific.

Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions SMH & The Age

    • True Crime
    • 3.5 • 1.7K Ratings

Since late 2020, the case of missing Sydney woman Melissa Caddick has captivated the country. A seemingly successful businesswoman from Sydney's eastern suburbs went missing after authorities raided her Dover Heights home amid questions over an unlicensed financial planning business.
Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont would reveal key details of a massive Ponzi scheme and a $23 million fraud that ripped off investors including her family and friends as Caddick lived the high life of overseas trips, cars and high end fashion. McClymont's coverage would win her a ninth Walkley Award.
Now McClymont and 60 Minutes’ Tom Steinfort are set to present a breakthrough podcast Liar, Liar: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Millions that will follow the twists and turns of a case where everyone has a theory of their own. What happened to the money and what happened to Melissa? Liar Liar will reveal fresh details of the crime of the century through interviews with key players and takes listeners from upmarket jewellery auction rooms in Hong Kong, to the ski slopes of Aspen to private islands in the South Pacific.

    Introducing: Trial by Water

    Introducing: Trial by Water

    From The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Trial by Water is a new investigative podcast series about Robert Farquharson, who has been locked up for decades for an unthinkable crime: murdering his three sons in a dam on Father’s Day, 2005.
    Now scientists and lawyers are asking the question: did we get it wrong? And is this man in prison for a crime he didn’t commit?
    Episode 1 will arrive on Saturday, June 1.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 4 min
    Melissa Caddick: Fraudster's death to remain a mystery

    Melissa Caddick: Fraudster's death to remain a mystery

    Warning: This story contains graphic content.
    We finally know what happened in the missing persons investigation that captured a nation. Melissa Caddick, the fraudster who stole $23 million from her closest family and friends, is dead.
    So said the deputy state coroner, who handed down her report last week. But how did she come to this finding? Until now, all we knew was that Caddick’s right foot had washed up on the shores of a remote beach. This was shortly after she went missing, nearly two and a half years ago. 
    Today, investigative reporter Kate McClymont joins Samantha Selinger-Morris on The Age and SMH daily news podcast Please Explain to discuss what we now know - and what we’ll never know - about what happened to Melissa Caddick.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 12 min
    Special episode: Anthony Koletti takes the stand

    Special episode: Anthony Koletti takes the stand

    The second week of the Coroner's inquest into the disappearance & suspected death of Melissa Louise Caddick has seen her husband, Anthony Koletti, give evidence about the raid and Melissa's disappearance. In this special episode, we bring you the latest from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's podcast Please Explain, where Kate tells us all the essential information from the second week of the inquest.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Special episode: Body cams and pig cadavers

    Special episode: Body cams and pig cadavers

    The Coroner's inquest into the disappearance & suspected death of Melissa Louise Caddick has begun and Kate McClymont has been there for every minute of it.In this special episode, we bring you the latest from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age's podcast Please Explain, where Kate tells us all the essential information from week one of the inquest.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Episode 10: The cupboard is bare

    Episode 10: The cupboard is bare

    In the season finale, we examine the life-long implications for Melissa Caddick's victims and the fracturing of relationships in her own family. We also answer listeners' most asked questions about this baffling case and explore where it all goes from here.
    You can find bonus material here.
    If you have more information about this case, please contact us at liarliarpodcast@smh.com.au
    The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Episode 9: AK-47

    Episode 9: AK-47

    Melissa Caddick's husband, Anthony Koletti, has endured so much unwelcome attention since his wife’s sudden disappearance. It’s left him in a state of shock and confusion. His bizarre behaviour since 'The Raid' has only added to the scrutiny.
    You can find bonus material here.
    If you have more information about this case, please contact us at liarliarpodcast@smh.com.au
    The Sydney Morning Herald's Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes' Tom Steinfort take a deep dive into one of the most extraordinary crimes of the century.
     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

VicSich ,

Interesting but ..

Could have done without the constant chat about what she spent on what. Tedious.

aussiepodcastenthusiast ,

Well-informed but poorly presented.

I don’t think I’m saying anything new here that other commenters haven’t already noted, but I found this podcast in equal parts frustrating and fascinating. The content was well-researched and well-collated (though I would expect that from two major Australian journalists). It went deep into Melissa Caddick’s past, drawing a line of her crimes and misdemeanours earlier from earlier her career to the fraud that blew up in her face.

However, I could have done without all the sensationalism and smug laughter from the hosts. This crime was no joke, and it deserved to be treated as more than a pearl-clutching bit of scandal. I was dismayed that a serious look at the impact on the victims was saved for the last half of the last episode.

If you can look past the worst of it, this is actually an incredibly informative podcast. And it should be, given Kate McClymont has been on this case for years. I just wish they hadn’t sneered their way through ten episodes.

ellejaywill ,

Mind-blown! Couldn’t make this stuff up!

Loved this podcast, incredible events and enjoyed the presentation. Easy to listen to, but hard to believe it’s a true story!

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