9 episodes

Virginia Tapscott is on a quest to uncover her family’s darkest truth - and shine a light on the secrets in all our families. This gripping new investigative podcast is created by Tapscott and journalist Steve Jackson, and brought to you by The Australian. Proudly supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

 

My Sister's Secrets The Australian

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 376 Ratings

Virginia Tapscott is on a quest to uncover her family’s darkest truth - and shine a light on the secrets in all our families. This gripping new investigative podcast is created by Tapscott and journalist Steve Jackson, and brought to you by The Australian. Proudly supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

 

    Episode 8 - Building a case

    Episode 8 - Building a case

    Virginia and Steve find out exactly what it takes to hold sexual predators accountable in a court of law.

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    • 31 min
    Episode 7 - Abusers and the abused

    Episode 7 - Abusers and the abused

    Most discussions around sexual violence centre on the victim. What if the solution lies in better understanding the predator?

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    • 45 min
    Episode 6 - Breakthrough

    Episode 6 - Breakthrough

    Another victim comes forward with crucial new information that supports Alex’s story.

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    • 32 min
    Episode 5 - Girl with a halo

    Episode 5 - Girl with a halo

    Alex’s death remains shrouded in mystery. This episode retraces her final days. 

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    • 28 min
    Episode 4 - Confessions

    Episode 4 - Confessions

    How people around Virginia reacted to her disclosures of sexual abuse defined the course of her recovery. What does it sound like to tell one of your darkest secrets?

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    • 33 min
    Episode 3 - A deadly spiral

    Episode 3 - A deadly spiral

    Alex was loved - and intensely alive. We meet her friends and the man who wanted to spend his life with her, and hear how her trauma bubbled to the surface.

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

ilukaharty ,

Thought and emotion provoking

Thank you for giving a voice to your sister Alex and so many others like her
It was at times very hard to listen to for the sheer magnitude of information coming to light
It takes bravery to tell a story that some people prefer be kept silent but enough is enough these stories must be heard the perpetrators must be bought to justice and the survivors be believed not just for those in the present but for our future generations to know this is not ok

dillydill54 ,

Wow

I’m no sure how I found this podcast but I’m so pleased I did. Absolutely riveting from beginning to end.
Thank you so much for being so brave to opening up and revealing this story. It must be agonising for you and your family to relive the details as you have done so well
I pray this gets the results you need to get this settled through our insane court system and change a few laws in the process.
CONGRATULATIONS must go to everyone involved, including Alex.

Nick. C ,

Good but repetitive

I admire Virginia and enjoyed the podcast esp coming from the town in question
But way too repetitive I kept thinking I’d clicked on wrong episode as I kept hearing the same stuff over and over
Needs way more editing
The intro to each episode repeats the whole thing every time we obviously have listened to the previous episodes so don’t need this ! feels like filling space unnecessarily
This could have been done in 3-4 episodes and been more concise and then I could have given more stars

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