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Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.

Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 453 Ratings

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.

Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

    Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For it - Episode 2

    Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For it - Episode 2

    The 2nd part of the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was 'well, time to buy a gun'; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face.
     
    Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it.


    Music courtesy of bensound.com
    A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time. 
    To the participants, this project wouldn't have been possible without you.
    Thank you for sharing your stories and for helping me to create a powerful piece of art.


    Hear the 2nd part of this podcast here.


    FB: @facebook.com/stillnotaskingforit.rbp
    IG: @rorybanwell @stillnotaskingforitproject
    Website: @stillnotaskingforit.org


    If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact 1800Respect on 1800 737 732.
     
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    • 28 min
    Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For It - Episode 1

    Spotlight Series: Still Not Asking For It - Episode 1

    Our Spotlight Series continues with the Still Not Asking For It podcast, presented by Rory Banwell.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    The Still Not Asking For It Project was born in July 2014. Rory was pregnant and when her and her partner discovered they were pregnant with a girl, the first thing someone said was 'well, time to buy a gun'; it was then that the shocking nature of embedded rape culture slapped me across the face.
     
    Australian girls have a 1 in 4 chance of being sexually assaulted at some time in their life. Australian men have a 1 in 23 chance (80% of those assaults occurring before age 10), members of LGBTQIA+ community have a 1 in 2 chance and rates of sexual assault for those with an intellectual disability stand at 90%. We have a problem and SNAFI aimed to do something about it.


    Music courtesy of bensound.com
    A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this podcast. In particular Tullia Connor for her guidance, support and time. 
    To the participants, this project wouldn't have been possible without you.
    Thank you for sharing your stories and for helping me to create a powerful piece of art.


    Hear the 2nd part of this podcast here.


    FB: @facebook.com/stillnotaskingforit.rbp
    IG: @rorybanwell @stillnotaskingforitproject
    Website: @stillnotaskingforit.org


    If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact 1800Respect on 1800 737 732.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 36 min
    Bird's Eye View

    Bird's Eye View

    Introducing Bird's Eye View - #189 This is the first episode of the award-winning podcast made by the women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre.
    For more info, check out their website here https://www.birdseyeviewpodcast.net/ and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
    Thank you to the producers of Bird's Eye View, Story Projects in the NT.
     
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    • 41 min
    Introducing: Crime Fiction Friday with Emily Webb - #188

    Introducing: Crime Fiction Friday with Emily Webb - #188

    It’s not Friday but welcome to Emily Webb’s new podcast Crime Fiction Friday! Every week Emily talks to one of the world’s most successful authors about their work and inspiration 
    Subscribe here. 


    With thanks to Uncle Jack Charles for the acknowledgement of country. 


    Show notes for Episode 188:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to S.R. White
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


    Thank you for listening!
     
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    Nicole Lee went back to court so she could speak about her survival after rape - #187

    Nicole Lee went back to court so she could speak about her survival after rape - #187

    Nicole Lee’s husband raped her virtually every day for years on end and pled guilty to doing so in court. The Judge praised him in his sentencing remarks as a quiet, gentle man. Then the Victorian Government made Nicole fight through the courts again for the right to tell her own story. She and Nina Funnell join us to make it heard. 
    https://au.gofundme.com/f/stop-silencing-survivors


    1800RESPECT if you or someone you know has been effected by sexual assault. 
    https://www.1800respect.org.au/


    Show notes for Episode 187:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Nicole Lee and Nina Funnell
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


    Thank you for listening!
     
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Perth’s First Serial Killer - #186

    Perth’s First Serial Killer - #186

    Perth was terrorised in the 1960's by an illusive night stalker. He killed men and women, in different ways and ran the police in circles. And that’s just the beginning of this extraordinary story. Film maker Thomas Meadmore has made a 4 part documentary series on Stan and he joins us from Covid lockdown in London to talk about it.


    “After The Night” The Stan Original documentary series, streaming from November 29.


    Show notes for Episode 186:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Thomas Meadmore
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify


    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


    Thank you for listening!
     
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
453 Ratings

453 Ratings

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Amazing Grace

183 is such a great episode! Loved hearing her testimony of faith. Thank you for allowing her to share it.

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Like this very much but would like to hear about lyn Dawson.

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It's Okay, Could be Better

I've heard better. I listened to a few of these and liked them, so I subscribed. But I have to admit the more recent episodes did not hold my interest. Very much appreciate the intro clause honoring the indigenous people of the land, though -- beautiful ladies. I really want you to succeed, so c'mon, please take it up a notch.

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