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Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.

Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 143 Ratings

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.

Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

    The Nurse with Camille Bianchi - #181

    The Nurse with Camille Bianchi - #181

    Jim Griffin was a nurse in the children’s ward of Launceston hospital for 18 years until 2019. He was also a prolific paedophile. Journalist Camille Bianchi’s podcast The Nurse examines who knew, and for how long. 
    You can support the LetUsSpeak campaign at https://au.gofundme.com/f/stop-silencing-survivors


    Show notes for Episode 181:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Camille Bianchi
    Listen to The Nurse
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    #LetHerSpeak Janelle O’Connor’s sexual assault. WARNING – VIOLENT CONTENT - #159 (mentioned in this episode)


    The counselling and crisis support services for victims of child sexual assault in Northern Tasmania referenced by Camille are Laurel House and Enterprising Aardvark.


    If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or call 1800Respect on 1800 737 732


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    Stalking and Murder - #180

    Stalking and Murder - #180

    The inquest into the shocking murders of teenagers Jack and Jennifer Edwards by their father John has revealed his history of family violence and stalking. Journalist and author Megan Norris joins us to talk about her research into the correlation between stalking and murder.  


    Show notes for Episode 180:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Megan Norris
    Megan's website
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, mentioned in this episode: https://www.suzylamplugh.org/
    Damen Stephens Melbourne stalker jailed, mentioned in this episode: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/disgraceful-stalker-jailed-for-torching-mum-s-house-knifing-diners-20180810-p4zwqy.html




    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 56 min
    Giving Lawyer X a Voice - #179

    Giving Lawyer X a Voice - #179

    Do “disgraced” lawyer Nicola Gobbo and “disgraced” former drug squad detective Paul Dale deserve to be given a platform to tell their sides of their stories?


    Show notes for Episode 179:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Rachael Brown and Vikki Petraitis
    Listen to Trace
    Like us on Facebook ​
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    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    Meet the WAGS - #178

    Meet the WAGS - #178

    The Wives and Girlfriends of some of Australia’s most feared men. Author and journalist Rochelle Jackson tells their stories in her book Partners and Crime, going behind the headlines and hype to reveal what it is really like to live with men who are outside the law, like the infamous Chopper Read, the organised crime boss Bob Trimbole and armed robber Fred Cako.


    Show notes for Episode 178:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Rochelle Jackson
    More about Rochelle Jackson here
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    Can TikTok find Kylee-Anne? - #177

    Can TikTok find Kylee-Anne? - #177

    Kaz Schaffer is using TikTok to demand answers from the small group of people she believes know what happened to her little sister Kylee who’s been missing since 2004. 


    Show notes for Episode 177:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Kaz Schaffer
    Follow Kaz on TikTok
    Help Find Kylee-Ann Schaffer on Facebook
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    The article and facebook page mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/4856111/mothers-desperate-plea-for-daughter/
    https://www.facebook.com/austmissingpersons/


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 44 min
    Could You Just Accept It? - #176

    Could You Just Accept It? - #176

    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content and reference to suicide. Listener discretion is advised.


    Lyn Cecil believes her son Adam was murdered. At what point would you “just accept” he’d died of suicide and stop fighting? 


    Show notes for Episode 176:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Lyn Cecil
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify


    If you or someone you know has been effected by suicide, or need support or advice for mental health, you can reach out to the following free services:
    Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 / https://www.beyondblue.org.au
    Lifeline: 13 11 14 / https://www.lifeline.org.au


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Bonnie Lee Writing About Crime ,

The interviews are really good!

I'm enjoying this podcast! I like the hosts, and the content is interesting. I like that the pace is not too slow. Enjoying this. Subscribed!

Rita.gillis ,

Australian True Crime

I love this show, hopelessly addicted. I love the way Meshel and Emily interact with the guests..

Blind Boy Drewid ,

Triple A!

Absolutely Awesome Aussies! You ladies are great in your approach to these terrible stories of human tragedies. You tackle grim subject matter with empathy to the victims, their families and friends. Triple P - poised professional and!
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