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True Crime Conversations explores the world's most notorious crimes by speaking to the people who know the most about them. Hosted by Gemma Bath.

True Crime Conversations Mamamia

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True Crime Conversations explores the world's most notorious crimes by speaking to the people who know the most about them. Hosted by Gemma Bath.

    Finding Jill Meagher’s Murderer

    Finding Jill Meagher’s Murderer

    On Friday September 21, 2012, Jill Meagher went out for celebratory drinks with her colleagues at ABC Melbourne. That night she didn't make it home. 

    It's been 10 years and what happened to Jill continues to haunt the women of Australia, as they do something as simple, as walking home alone. 

    In this episode, Gemma Bath is joined by journalist and author Megan Norris to discuss the investigation that brought Jill's killer to justice.

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Megan Norris

    You can find out more about her new book Out Of The Ashes here.

    Host: Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group 

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
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    UPDATE: Tasmania’s Most Controversial Murder Conviction

    UPDATE: Tasmania’s Most Controversial Murder Conviction

    In the last week you might’ve seen the news that Sue Neil Fraser, who was found guilty of murdering her partner Bob Chappell aboard their yacht in Tasmania in 2009, has been granted parole.

    Sue’s expected to leave prison within weeks, after serving more than 13 years behind bars. Up until now, she’d always maintained her innocence and her supporters insisted she wouldn’t apply for parole.

    In light of this new information, this week we’re revisiting our conversation with true crime author Robin Bowles about the murder of Bob Chappell.

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Robin Bowles, author of Death On The Derwent & Collateral Damage.

    Host: Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group 

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
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    • 51 min
    Andrea Yates & The Unspeakable Side Of Post Partem Psychosis

    Andrea Yates & The Unspeakable Side Of Post Partem Psychosis

    On the morning of June 20, 2001, Andrea Yates took the lives of her five children in her home in Houston, Texas.

    After struggling with mental illness throughout her life, it was the birth of Andrea's children that saw her pushed to breaking point.

    Today we explore how and why this unspeakable tragedy occurred.

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Dr Sohom Das

    You can hear more of his analysis of criminal cases on his YouTube channel - A Psych for Sore Minds

    Host: Rebecca Davis

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney

    SUPPORTING AUDIO

    Crimes of the Century - Andrea Yates - S01E03

    Crimes That Changed Us - Andrea Yates

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    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group 

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
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    • 32 min
    Gary Jubelin Used To Catch Criminals, Now He Befriends Them

    Gary Jubelin Used To Catch Criminals, Now He Befriends Them

    After 34 years in the police and 25 years in homicide, it was former Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin’s job to catch killers. He worked on some of the biggest criminal cases in Australia, including the Lindt Cafe siege, the Bowraville murders, and the gruesome killing of drug dealer Terry Falconer.

    But it was the case of William Tyrrell that would cost Gary his career. In 2020, he was convicted for illegally recording four conversations with a person of interest in that investigation. Overnight, he was taken off a case he’d spent four years searching for answers on. And now, many in his old career refuse to associate with him. 

    So instead, he’s been befriending criminals who’ve done their time. Hardened ones…. the ones he used to be tasked with locking up. He wants to understand badness from the other side, to unpack what makes a human do evil things. 

    He joins Gemma Bath today to talk about that journey.

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Gary Jubelin

    You can find out more about his new book Badness here.

    Host: Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group 

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
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    • 55 min
    Australia’s Most Notorious Bank Robber

    Australia’s Most Notorious Bank Robber

    In the late 1990s Brenden Abbott was notorious around Australia. 

    Known as 'The Postcard Bandit', he was the most wanted man in the country after escaping prison not once but twice. While on the run it's estimated he robbed up to 30 banks, making off with $5 million.

    Today Gemma Bath's joined by journalist Derek Pedley as well as Brenden's former lawyer Chris Nyst to discuss Abbott's life and crimes.

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    CREDITS

    Guests: Derek Pedley & Chris Nyst

    Australian Outlaw: The True Story Of Postcard Bandit Brenden Abbott

    Millen by Chris Nyst

    Host: Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group 

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
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    • 50 min
    The Drug Smuggling Grannies

    The Drug Smuggling Grannies

    In 1977, retirees Vera Hays and Florice Bessire were offered a trip of a lifetime. All they had to do was drive a motorhome from Germany to India for Vera's nephew. What they didn't know was that there'd be two tonnes of hashish hidden in the vehicle. 

    Journalist and author Sandi Logan joins Gemma this week to tell us how two American women who unwittingly became Australia's 'Drug Grannies'.

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Sandi Logan

    You can find Sandi's book Betrayed here.

    Host: Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Rhiannon Mooney

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group 

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Just by reading or listening to our content, you’re helping to fund girls in schools in some of the most disadvantaged countries in the world - through our partnership with Room to Read. We’re currently funding 300 girls in school every day and our aim is to get to 1,000. Find out more about Mamamia at mamamia.com.au 
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Nurseknighty ,

Well balanced and sensitive

This is a fantastic podcast presented in a well balanced and sensitive way, with some very knowledgeable guests.

nyalathotep ,

The hosts all sound like smurfs

I don’t understand this not-cute, speaking like a 5 year old valley girl with a creaky larynx regardless of age and nationality thing. It really kills this cast for me.

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