In the second series of Chasing Ghosts true crime podcasts, the New Zealand Herald takes a fresh look at the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope at a New Year's Eve party 20 years ago and the ongoing debate over the killer's identity.
A 50 Year Secret, Uncovered
School teacher Jennifer Beard disappeared on New Zealand's West Coast while hitchhiking on New Year's Eve 1969. Nearly three weeks later her body was found under a bridge outside the tiny township of Haast.
Now a Herald investigation has uncovered...
Episode 3: Ripple effect
The lives of the three families at the centre of the case remain intertwined. And a new bid to overturn Scott Watson's conviction is reviving memories for many.
Episode 2: The case against Scott Watson
Two decades on, two key questions continue to spark fierce debate: Was Scott Watson the mystery man? And were Ben and Olivia dropped at his boat, or a distinctive ketch almost twice the size? WARNING: Occasional use of mild language.
Episode 1: 1/1/98
What happened in the early hours of January 1, 1998? We revisit the scene of the crime on the boat where the prosecution successfully argued Scott Watson killed Ben Smart and Olivia Hope. WARNING: Occasional use of mild language.
Guy Wallace seems really evasive, he says he “knows” who did it yet is evasive at each point just don’t believe him
The lady interviewer is horrible ruined this podcast
The chick interviewer is argumentative and asks stupid, leading questions
Carolyne murdered this podcast
Nothing new discussed in this podcast. Carolyne asks stupid questions and doesn’t appear to know anything about the case.