23 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 • 4.1K 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.

    S2 01 | Nicola

    S2 01 | Nicola

    We meet Nicola Gobbo in a secret location, in hiding, now that her double life as a police informer is out, and she begins telling us her full story.

    • 35 min
    S2 02 | One of the crew

    S2 02 | One of the crew

    As the gangland war explodes, both police and criminals start questioning Nicola's allegiances. Where do her loyalties lie?

    • 37 min
    S2 03 | The darkest night

    S2 03 | The darkest night

    A drug house burglary smells of police corruption and a police informer is executed.

    • 39 min
    S2 04 | Rubicon

    S2 04 | Rubicon

    Nicola crosses the point of no return and becomes a police informer. She'll represent clients, while passing on the underworld's secrets to Victoria Police.

    • 37 min
    S2 05 | Glittering prize

    S2 05 | Glittering prize

    Nicola wants to be the best source ever, and she leads police to the biggest target of all: the mafia. Her double life is getting riskier, but she can't stop. This episode charts an addiction and a crash.

    • 39 min
    S2 06 | Whatever it takes

    S2 06 | Whatever it takes

    Nicola hits rock bottom, but Victoria Police wants her to take on a new role ... as a witness.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

LittlestLegs ,

First Class Journalism

Rach and the team should be so proud of both these fascinating and expertly researched and narrated cases. Thank you Trace.

AussieDan0 ,

Wow. Amazing Journalism & Story

This series, Trace, was a fascinating story of such a sad and pointless Australian murder in the 1980’s.

The host has poured her heart and soul into the investigation of this crime, long after Police had stopped.

A well produced podcast that will grab the attention of any true crime listener.

lol Bec ,

Breath of fresh air

What a great podcast. Rachael is professional and articulate in her hosting role. Keep up the great work.

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