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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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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.

    Missing No More – the Gruesome Truth of the barrel at the barbecues - #144

    Missing No More – the Gruesome Truth of the barrel at the barbecues - #144

    Two “missing” women are found to have suffered similar gruesome fates. Author and journalist Liz Porter returns to tell us the truth about Sylvia Cave and Edwina Boyle.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 144:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Liz Porter
    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 have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Defending the Indefensible - #143

    Defending the Indefensible - #143

    Tim Marsh defends people we call monsters. He’s Chief Counsel at Victoria Legal Aid, and in the last year alone he’s represented 2 men charged with crimes that rocked the nation. Tim joins us to tell us why he does it, how he copes with it, and about the surprising encounter with a victim’s family member that devastated him.  


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 143:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Tim Marsh.
    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 have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 50 min
    105 signs of Recent Injury - #142

    105 signs of Recent Injury - #142

    Jamie Pultz is a former Queensland police officer who’ll soon be launching a podcast investigation into the murder of Leanne Holland. He talks to us about that and about his last podcast project, Beenham Valley Road. We also check up on one of the most memorable guests from Beenham Valley Road. 


    This episode features the Beenham Valley Road theme song, “Piece is Heaven” by Pete Allen Music. Available on itunes. 


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 143:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Jamie Pultz
    Listen to Beenham Valley Road
    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 have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 59 min
    Special Extra: Clunes Cluedo Episode One

    Special Extra: Clunes Cluedo Episode One

    This is the first episode of Alice Mitchell’s podcast about Nina Nicholson’s unsolved murder, Clunes Cluedo. You’ll find it sometimes overlaps with this week’s episode of ATC, but it’s well worth listening to both because there are some really special details included in this one. 


    You can subscribe to Clunes Cluedo wherever you get your podcasts. 


    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Alice Mitchell 
    More about #JusticeforNina at Instagram/clunescluedo
    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 have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    Justice for Nina - Clunes Unsolved - #141

    Justice for Nina - Clunes Unsolved - #141

    Alice Mitchell is the second cousin of a young woman called Nina Nicholson who was murdered in 1991 on the porch of her home in Clunes, Ballarat (VIC). Nina was a paediatric nurse who was heading out to work when she was attacked. Her murder is still unsolved.
     
    Alice, who is a private investigator, has become the family sleuth in this case and is letting people know about Nina's case and wants to get a second coronial inquest to look at the murder.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 141:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Alice Mitchell 
    More about #JusticeforNina at Instagram/clunescluedo
    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 have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Ram Tiwary: The miscarriage of justice you’ve probably never heard of - #140

    Ram Tiwary: The miscarriage of justice you’ve probably never heard of - #140

    Author Liz Porter, Author of Crime Scene Asia, tells us the unbelievable and disturbing case of Sydney-based Singaporean student Ram Tiwary who spent eight years in a NSW jail for a double murder that he didn't commit.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 140:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Liz Porter 
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Purchase Crime Scene Asia in our Bookshop or Visit our Bookshop
     Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify
    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min

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Nikkig1974 ,

I’m shamelessly hooked.

I know it seems weird to obsessed with true crime but I love the psychology behind it. There is always another side of the story and the is always more victims than just the deceased left behind. Sometimes understanding the rationalization of the crime can help alleviate any guilt of the family and friends left behind. Thank you for bringing a very honest look at this. You have helped me lift some guilt and shame I have felt when my friend murdered his daughter.

Matt Prong ,

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Fantastic podcast on varied subjects. In a world of generic crime podcasts this one is different due to fantastic guests and the way the story’s are told. Brilliant.

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I love this podcast but like others I’m not sure why you read out the Patreon subscriptions? Is that something I missed?
Made me remember so many news stories from my youth and childhood. Despite living abroad I remember many of these.

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