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Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal.

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Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal.

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4.7 out of 5
213 Ratings

213 Ratings

XmasUnicorn ,

Insightful and well-researched

This podcast provides good analysis of the trials and is thoughtful and well-researched. I think much of the material is also published as articles by Melissa Davey and/or David Marr, but the podcast provides a different format for listening to that information. It is especially useful in compiling audio from survivors and their families, as well as judges in the trials, etc. Davey is one of the only few journalists who sat through all the trials and clearly followed it closely, so it is good to hear her perspective. I think people who are reacting poorly to her voice should reflect on their biases and open their minds to different speaking styles.

chelseavic ,


David Marr is a superb journalist....best in Australia. Deserves to be more widely known.

Lambert Dempster ,

Forensic, insightful, enjoyable.

Felt compelled to write a review after the most recent (August 2019) episode following Pell's appeal decision. While today there is a no shortage of media organisations and commentators trying to add their 15 minutes of "insight" to this issue, the contrast between the quality of insight from other media sources vs the team here is stark. Their dedication to this story and its issues over the long haul is evident in the quality of their analysis, the balance of their portrayal of the 'characters', and the calm and cool way in which the audio treatment draws us into the stiffling atmosphere of courtroom itself. Superb contemporary presentation of high-quality, old-school, long-hours-on-the-beat journalism.

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