60 episodes

Nominated for 4 Australian Podcast Awards, including 2019 Best Independent True Crime. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven't been done to death on other shows. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.

Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast Tara Sariban and Barney Black

    • True Crime

Nominated for 4 Australian Podcast Awards, including 2019 Best Independent True Crime. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven't been done to death on other shows. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.

    136. The Unnoticed Murders of the Wycherley's and The Black Prince of Lygon Street

    136. The Unnoticed Murders of the Wycherley's and The Black Prince of Lygon Street

    The Unnoticed Murders of the Wycherley's and The Black Prince of Lygon Street...

    In October 2012, a woman called the Nottinghamshire police in England, to report that William and Patricia Wycherley had been killed 14 years earlier and she knew where their bodies were buried. If she was telling the truth, why had nobody reported the couple missing? And what did their daughter Susan Edwards and her husband Christoper have to do with it?

    Alphonse “The Black Prince of Lygon Street” Gangitano has been described as a loving husband and father and as a vile gangster and murderer. From the 1970's right through to the late 90's, the Black Prince ruled over Carlton, brutalising it's residents with extortion, drug dealing and murder. Mate of Christopher “Mr Rent-to-Kill” Flannery, enemy of Mark “Chopper” Read, he was leader of the feared Carlton Crew which included members Graham “The Munster” Kinniburgh, Mario Condello, Mick Gatto and Jason and Mark Moran. Seemingly unstoppable, the prince went too far and couldn't predict his best friend would turn on him.

    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season!) with new patron only content added every month!

    Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder

    Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!

    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.

    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.

    Thanks to Tracey Stewart for her TCNT on the show "In Plain Sight".

    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

    Aussie As: A QLD woman is arrested for riding her horse through a drive-through bottle shop while drunk.

    We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're holding monthly give-aways. This months giveaway is a Bloody Murder "Hey Baby" T-Shirt!Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.

    We have randomly selected our winner for November and it is Kristina Finn! Congratulations, we'll be sending you a Bloody Murder Keep Kicking Against The Pricks Bag! 

    The Unnoticed Murders of the Wycherley's Sources: In the Crown Court Nottingham R v Christopher Edwards and Susan Edwards Sentencing Remarks. The Murderers Next Door, The Guardian, Jenny Kleeman, 25 October, 2014. Mansfield Murders: Christopher and Susan Edwards Spun Web Of Lies, BBC, 20 June, 2014. 'Sexually Abused' Susan Edwards Loses Murder Sentence Appeal Bid, BBC, February 12, 2015. Mansfield Murders: Susan and Christopher Edwards Found Guilty Of Murdering Parents and Burying Them In T...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    134. The Nicotine Murder of Linda Curry and The True Story of Batman and Robyn

    134. The Nicotine Murder of Linda Curry and The True Story of Batman and Robyn

    The Nicotine Murder of Linda Curry and The True Story of Batman and Robyn...

    At 11pm, on the night of June 9th, 1994, Paul Curry called 911 and reported his wife Linda was unconscious and not breathing. When the paramedics arrived, they were unable to revive her. Linda Curry's cause of death was massive acute nicotine poisoning, but how did non-smoker Linda come to die in such a way?

    Femme Fatale and spoilt brat Robyn 'Colette' Lindholm loved horses and manipulating men. When she found her lovers to no longer be useful, she would organise to have them murdered. Sex, drugs and her own hubris and greed would be her undoing.

    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season!) with new patron only content added every month! Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurderAlso Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!

    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.

    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.

    Thanks to Jason Phillips for his TCNT on the book "Hot-House Inside Leavenworth Prison" by Pete Early.

    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

    Aussie As: An ambitious shoplifter attempts to steal hot spaghetti in his pants

    We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're holding monthly give-aways. This months giveaway is a Bloody Murder "Keep Kicking Against The Pricks" Weekender Bag!Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.

    We have randomly selected our winner for October and it is Ricki "Frankie J" Townsend! Congratulations Frankie, we'll be sending you a Bloody Murder Film Noir Hoody! 

    Linda Curry Sources: PEOPLE v. CURRY, Court of Appeals of California, Fourth District, Division Three, Filed June 29, 2017. To Catch A Genius, 48 Hours, Erin Moriarty, August 6, 2016, Nicotine As A Murder Weapon? CBS News, Erin Moriarty, July 7, 2016. The Cold-Blooded Murderers Who Poisoned With Nicotine... and Nearly Got Away With It, True Crime Historian, Ash Woods, August 27, 2018. Nicotine: Poisoning People for Fun and Profit—Part 37, Anne R Allen, September 28, 2018. Nicotine and the Chemistry of Murder, Wired, Deborah Blum, 25 May, 2012. Fatal Mystery Illness Now Looks Like Poisoning, Los Angeles Times, H.G. REZA, May 14, 1995.

    Aussie As Sources: Would-be thief puts hot spaghetti down his pants and instantly regrets it, Yahoo News Australia, July 2019. 'Stupidity At Its Highest': Thief Burns Himself After Stuffing Hot Spaghetti Down Pants, 10 News Daily, Katie Hill, July 2, 2019.

    Robyn Lindholm Sources: The Guardian, Wo...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    133. The Objectifier and The Short Life of Edward Jockey Smith

    133. The Objectifier and The Short Life of Edward Jockey Smith

    The Objectifier and The Short Life of Edward Jockey Smith...

    Sean Vincent Gillis was a serial killer who lived with his unsuspecting long-term girlfriend in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He used cable ties to incapacitate his victims, who ranged in age, race and socio-economic stature. This flew in the face of FBI profiling theories at the time, and allowed him to elude capture for over a decade. 

    Edward Jockey Smith was short of temper and of stature. A notorious tight ass, Eddie enjoyed a bit of shoplifting armed robbery, drug dealing and murder. His poor impulse control meant Eddie could turn a minor incident into a major spectacle. He was respected by the criminal fraternity, but his habit of waving a gun in peoples faces and shooting at police made him public enemy number one.

    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season!) with new patron only content added every month! Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurderAlso Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!

    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.

    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.

    Thanks to Loraine Ledwell for her TCNT on "Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes that Changed us" on the BBC.

    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

    Aussie As: An Adelaide woman sues her neighbours for bloody ridiculous reasons.

     We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're holding monthly give-aways. This months giveaway is a Bloody Murder "Keep Kicking Against The Pricks" Weekender Bag!Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.

    We have randomly selected our winner for October and it is Ricki "Frankie J" Townsend! Congratulations Frankie, we'll be sending you a Bloody Murder Film Noir Hoody! 

    Bloody Murder also thanks Better Help for their support. Betterhelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, grief, self esteem and more.  You can connect with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential and it’s so convenient.   You can now get help at your own time and at your own pace. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist.   It’s a service that is available worldwide and you could be communicating with a counselor in under 24 hours. Best of all, it’s a truly affordable option and as a Bloody Murder listener you get 10% off your first month with the Discount ...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    131. The Sandman Panel Van Murders with True Crime Island

    131. The Sandman Panel Van Murders with True Crime Island

    The Sandman Panel Van Murders with True Crime Island...

    On July 5th, 2012, Cindy Masonwell and her husband Scott Maitland flew from Mt Isa to Cairns, in far north Queensland, to pick up their HJ Holden Sandman Panel Van. The couple loved their sweet ride and entrusted a mechanic named Brandon Peter Macgowen to restore it at a local workshop. They would never be seen alive again. This is the story of the Sandman Panel Van murders.

    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season!) with new patron only content added every month! Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurderAlso Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!

    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.

    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.

    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

    Aussie As: The Randy Handyman

    We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're holding monthly give-aways. This months giveaway in a Bloody Murder Hoody!Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.

    We have randomly selected our winner for September and it is Laura Koblischke! Congratulations Laura, we'll be sending you a pair of the Sudio Solv Wireless Earbuds! 

    Sandman Sources: Doctor details grisly injuries found on dead Cindy Masonwells and Scott Maitland to Cairns court, Caitlin Drysdale, The Cairns Post, August 21, 2014, Cairns double-murder: Brandon Peter MacGowan jailed for killing Scott Maitland, Cindy Masonwells, Kirsty Nancarrow, abc.com.au, Aug 29, 2014, Murder victim's friends mourn, Shelley Strachan, The Gympie Times, July 17, 2012, Tragedy of a Holden van, Derek Barry, North West Star, July 26, 2017, 30 years jail for Qld double murderer, Cleo Fraser, the Sydney Morning Herald, August 29, 2014, Double-murder accused Brandon MacGowan 'no killer', court told, Cleo Fraser, Brisbane Times, August 29, 2014, Wayne Maitland fears sinister forces behind disappearance of Cairns couple Scott Maitland and Cindy Masonwells, Peter Michael, CourierMail, July 13, 2012, Court Documents, R v MacGowan, [2015] QCA 185, Residents open hearts - and wallets, Roz Fisher, Farm Online, 25 Jul 2012, Crown prosecutor: Execution ‘clean, clinical and efficient’ Cairns court told during murder trial over death of Cindy Masonwells and Scott Maitland, Caitlin Drysdale, The Cairns Post, August 28, 2014

    Randy Handyman Sources: Tradie caught in sex act on job speaks out after being exposed, Lottie Tiplady-Bishop, news.com.au, October 15, 2019. “I'm Not A Randy Handyman!”. Plumber caught having sex with man’s wife say...

    • 58 min
    130. The Welsh Dragon and The Cunning Fox

    130. The Welsh Dragon and The Cunning Fox

    The Welsh Dragon and The Cunning Fox...

    Australian locksmith Paul Parsons was hoping for forever-afters when he married his second wife Donna, a wrestler from the UK who went by the stage name “The Welsh Dragon.” Unfortunately for Paul, Donna tired of their union and decided he was worth more to her dead than alive. So she hired an amatuer hitman who aspired to be a vigilant like his hero "the Crow."

    Fitness fanatic Russell 'The Fox' Cox loved yoga and jogging. He also dug guns and robbing banks. What he didn't love was spending time in prison. After a daring escape from the unescapable Katingal in 1977, Russell spent nearly 11 years on the run, robbing banks up and down the eastern seaboard and even committing murder.

    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season!) with new patron only content added every month! Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurderAlso Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!

    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.

    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.

    Thanks to Bridget Tomlinson for her TCNT on "SHOT IN THE HEART" by Mikal Gilmore.

    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

    Aussie As: Jason Donovan.

     We are incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our patrons. To try to show them how much we love them we're holding monthly give-aways. This months giveaway in a Bloody Murder Hoody!Patron's at levels $5 and above will be eligible to win and will be automatically entered into the draw.

    We have randomly selected our winner for September and it is Laura Koblischke! Congratulations Laura, we'll be sending you a pair of the Sudio Solv Wireless Earbuds! 

    To help True Crime Island celebrate it's third birthday we're hosting a listener meet up with Cambo and some other awesome podcasters.  True Blue True Crime and the S**t We Learned Overseas will be joining us, along with more special guests who are yet to confirm.  We'll be having the meet up at the Retreat Hotel on Sydney Rd, Brunswick at 4pm on Saturday October 19, 2019. So come along and have a drink with us!

    Bloody Murder also thanks Better Help for their support. Betterhelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, grief, self esteem and more.  You can connect with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential and it’s so convenient.   You can now get help at your own time and at your own pace. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist....

    • 1 hr 10 min
    129. Sex Lies and Parachutes and Sad Ray Denning

    129. Sex Lies and Parachutes and Sad Ray Denning

    Sex Lies and Parachutes and Sad Ray Denning...

    Belgium native Els Van Doren was an experienced skydiver with over 2,300 jumps behind her. In November 2006, Els went skydiving with other members of the the Zwartberg Parachute Club, including her friends Els Clottemans and Marcel Somers. After leaping from a Cessna at 13,000 feet, Els was horrified to find that her parachute ropes had been cut and her parachutes wouldn't open. Els plummeted to the ground, dying on impact. But who would want the mother of two dead and why?

    Ray Denning grew up as a damaged little boy. He was passed around relatives and spent time in and out of juvvy jail. He graduated from this criminal university to become a skilled serial armed robber, crafty prison escapologist and murderer. But in a strange turnaround he became a Prison rights activist and media darling. When he died in mysterious circumstances in 1993, Ray Denning had spent more than half his life in jail.

    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season!) with new patron only content added every month! Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurderAlso Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!

    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.

    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.

    Thanks to Ira Stoneham for his TCNT on "It's about Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father".

    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 200 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!

    Aussie As: An Aussie tradie goes on a drunken rampage in Bali.

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

Anniegx ,

Best true crime podcast.

The hosts are hilarious, the crimes are well researched and once I caught up I got such withdrawal symptoms that I’m now a patron.

Thank you for making such a great show!

mrsgr1972 ,

Bloody Bonza Beaut

Hey Barney & Tara, just wanted to say how much I love your show! Its bloody brilliant & really bonza beaut. I’m currently binge listening ‘n’ each episode has been bonza. I’m often peeing with laughter at the Aussie As section of the show (thank god for incontinence pads!) I have just one issue....is Barney sexier in his jorts or his girlfriend’s culottes? P.S. in your AMA episode, Barney said he was born in Preston so sending love 💖 from Preston, England 🇦🇺🇬🇧😍😎🤣❤️❤️❤️

Boycie-boyce ,

Oh yeah!

Great, witty and funny

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