Bad Apple the Podcast hones in on the world of Aus and NZ true-crime, from chilling unsolved disappearances to the most infamous serial killers. Join us as we take a closer look at the bad apples lurking in our own backyards. Hosted by Rylee and Helen.
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Bad Apple is recorded on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Episode 13 - Minnie Dean: A series of unfortunate events.
In May 1895, Minnie Dean boarded a train in Invercargill holding a baby and a hatbox. When she alighted the train on her return, she only possessed the hatbox, which railway porters remarked was ‘suspiciously heavy’. The Station Guard alerted New Zealand police to the possibility of a missing baby. In reality, they had a much larger problem on their hands - the systemic issue of what was dubbed "baby-farming" in New Zealand.
Episode 12 - Missing Prime Minister: The disappearance of Harold Holt.
On the 17th of December 1967, Australian Prime Minister, Harold Holt, was spending a relaxing Sunday at his beach house in Portsea, Victoria. Holt wanted to swim before lunch to ‘work up an appetite’, but when he went into the water, he was quickly swept out of his depth and disappeared beneath the waves. A mammoth search ensued, but no trace of Holt was found. Did he drown in the rough conditions, or was there something more sinister lurking beneath the surface?
Episode 11 - Snowtown Murders: The ‘bodies in the barrels’.
On the 20th of May 1999, South Australian police closed in the key suspects in a string of unsolved missing persons' cases. Their investigation led them to a disused bank vault in Snowtown, a tiny town north of Adelaide. When they got closer to the vault, police were overwhelmed by a horrific smell emanating from 6 barrels, which contained the bodies of 8 missing people.
Episode 10 - Bain Family Murders: Family annihilator or murder-suicide?
On the morning of June 20th 1994, 5 members of the Bain family were murdered in their Dunedin home. The only surviving member, David Bain, was suspected of killing his whole family and staging it as a murder-suicide committed by his father, Robin. For the next 12 years, David defended his innocence through multiple appeals. To this day, we still don’t really know just what happened in the Bain house that morning.
Episode 9 - Australia’s Most Wanted: Graham Potter, 10 years on the run.
After serving 16 years behind bars for the murder of Kim Barry in 1980, Graham Potter was staring down the barrel of another lengthy sentence after police busted the drug ring he was working for. Since he failed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court in February 2010, he has been evading authorities. Some believe he is working on a cattle station, others think he has met a natural demise in the croc-infested waters of Far North Queensland. 10 years later, Graham Potter remains Australia's Most Wanted Man.
Episode 8 - First-Date Murder: Grace Millane’s final days in New Zealand.
When 22-year-old English backpacker Grace Millane doesn’t return her parents calls for three days after her birthday, they become worried and contact New Zealand police. What her parents and police didn’t know was that Grace may not have even made it to her 23rd birthday, after a Tinder date put her in a fatal situation.
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An intelligent and sympathetic account of a tragic story with bonus legal and cultural insights, and great chemistry/camaraderie between the hosts.