11 episodes

December 15, 2014. A gunman took 18 hostages in the heart of Sydney.

17 hours later, the terrorist would be shot dead, 2 innocent hostages would be killed and Australia’s iconic city would be stained forever.

Louisa Hope and her Mum walked into the cafe that morning and left just after 2am the next day, wheeled out on ambulance beds after being shot in the crossfire.

This is Louisa's story of the moment that changed Australia forever - The Sydney Siege 

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December 15, 2014. A gunman took 18 hostages in the heart of Sydney.

17 hours later, the terrorist would be shot dead, 2 innocent hostages would be killed and Australia’s iconic city would be stained forever.

Louisa Hope and her Mum walked into the cafe that morning and left just after 2am the next day, wheeled out on ambulance beds after being shot in the crossfire.

This is Louisa's story of the moment that changed Australia forever - The Sydney Siege 

Cover image - AAP

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    Red Flags

    Red Flags

    From 1996 when Man Monis arrived in Australia there were 'red flags' everywhere. 

    He was being watched by police, had numerous charges against him, he was wanted in his country of birth and from the moment he stepped into Australia it was clear that we should have seen the signs. 

    In this first episode hear the shocking detail and meet Louisa Hope who is a survivor, a terrorist hostage survivor. 

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    Find out more about Louisa here https://www.louisahope.com

    Donations to the Louisa Hope Fund for Nurses at the Prince of Wales Foundation: 

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    • 51 min
    Sliding Doors

    Sliding Doors

    Content warning This episode contains audio of people who have passed, listener discretion is advised.  

    The moment that everyone inside the café learns that they have been taken hostage by a terrorist. Louisa talks about her sliding doors moment that meant that morning her and her Mum may not have ever been in the café.This is the first 3 hours inside the Lindt café  from Louisa’s perspective  

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    Find out more about Louisa here https://www.louisahope.com

    Donations to the Louisa Hope Fund for Nurses at the Prince of Wales Foundation: 

    https://www.powhf.org.au/donate-/general-donation-page

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Befriending a Murderer

    Befriending a Murderer

    Content Warning

    Some of the content in this podcast may be confronting, listener discretion is advised

    From lunchtime inside the café the hostages are made  to follow the gunman’s strange demands. These included making YouTube videos to post online, making them call him brother and acting as her personal PR team.

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    Find out more about Louisa here https://www.louisahope.com

    Donations to the Louisa Hope Fund for Nurses at the Prince of Wales Foundation: 

    https://www.powhf.org.au/donate-/general-donation-page

    After filling out your details, check 'I would like to give to' and select Louisa Hope Fund for Nurses

     
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    • 34 min
    Snipers move in

    Snipers move in

    The moment things start to change inside the café. Snipers take up positions outside the café, unknow to Louisa and her hostages police have the café surrounded. The gunman is becoming agitated, his demands are not being met.

    These are the crucial moments in the Sydney Siege in the hours before it all comes to an end.  

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    • 37 min
    The Siege Ends

    The Siege Ends

    Content Warning

    This episode contains graphic information that might be disturbing for some listeners. Discretion is advised

    Its 1.43am inside the Lindt café, moments before  police storm the café. 2 hostages lose their lives and Louisa and her mum are both shot.

     
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    • 36 min
    Louisa and Australia recover

    Louisa and Australia recover

    The Siege is over, 2 innocent people are dead, the gunman was killed and Louisa and her mum are both badly wounded.  

    This is the moment  the both Louisa and Australia start to recover from the tragedy of The Sydney Siege.
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    • 48 min

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