22 episodes

An investigative podcast hosted by ABC journalist Rachael Brown, Trace examines the fractures in Australia's criminal justice system, and the decades-long ripples they have caused.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 4K Ratings

An investigative podcast hosted by ABC journalist Rachael Brown, Trace examines the fractures in Australia's criminal justice system, and the decades-long ripples they have caused.

    Maria James inquest finding

    Maria James inquest finding

    A Victorian Coroner has failed to name a killer in the 1980 cold case of Maria James. Her sons are devasted. But there's still hope, in leads yet to be chased by police.

    • 18 min
    S1 | The Inquest

    S1 | The Inquest

    The new coronial inquest into the murder of Maria James has wrapped up. Will the Coroner be able to name her killer? And of the police exhibits that haven't disappeared, what DNA testing can be done? This episode nears us closer to the end of the James brothers' 41-year-fight for answers for their mum.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S1 | Breakthrough in Maria James cold case

    S1 | Breakthrough in Maria James cold case

    The discovery of a police exhibit - thought to be missing for around three decades - could finally help unmask the killer in the 1980 cold case of Maria James.

    • 26 min
    S2 BONUS — The Price

    S2 BONUS — The Price

    The Royal Commission has released its final report into defence lawyer turned police informer Nicola Gobbo.

    • 40 min
    S2 08 | End game

    S2 08 | End game

    We reveal the story of Nicola Gobbo's audacious bid to return to Australia.

    • 42 min
    S2 07 | Reckoning

    S2 07 | Reckoning

    Everything unravels, for Nicola Gobbo and Victoria Police. Their secret is out.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Kate Tueli ,

Catholics get away from it again!

The older I get in my life and the more news is freely accessible and people are publicising truthful factual material in great content in context as this podcast.

It has come to my attention the crimes of the Catholic Church in the form of paedophila & murder is a total scandal and insult to society that such a so called holy organisation still till this day hasn’t be held accountable for the lives they have destroyed and the crimes they have committed.

Please keep the great podcast up bringing to surface and the facts in such a way it tells the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth through evidence that you’d have to be a complete moron not to see it.

Maureen1010 ,

Shine a light Rachael

You are doing what DOZENS of men have failed to do. Why????

MariachiMunners ,

Captivating

One of the best produced podcasts I’ve heard in a long time. Thanks for highlighting the injustices of the unsolved murder of Maria James. I hadn’t heard about this case beforehand I’m such detail and I’m glad it has brought some attention to it again. Hoping the James brothers get the answers they need soon.

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