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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, and with the help of expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, she probes the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncovers the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

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Australian True Crime Australian True Crime

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 623 Ratings

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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, and with the help of expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, she probes the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncovers the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

ATC - LIVE SHOW TICKETS HERE! or go to the Australian True Crime Facebook page.
Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    Australian True Crime LIVE Tour - Starts Tonight!

    Australian True Crime LIVE Tour - Starts Tonight!

    Our live show for "Australian True Crime" kicks off this weekend and at our Melbourne show we will be unpacking the recent High Country Murders trial with former homicide detective Charlie Bezzina.
    In Sydney and Brisbane, I’ll be joined on stage by criminologist Dr Xanthe Mallett.
    Right now, we are running a last minute ticket offer, but as soon as the tickets are gone, they are gone so be quick. Click the link below and we can’t wait to see you this weekend for Australian True Crime live.
    Click here to purchase your tickets.
    Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    • 1 min
    Shortcut: The "Sharpie" Gangs

    Shortcut: The "Sharpie" Gangs

    This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed.
    The Sharpies were probably Australia's most fashionable gang in 1960s/70s Australia.
    Their clothing was custom made from European tailors and their hairstyles were unmistakable.
    Our guest for today's episode is Author and Social Worker, Julie Mac. Julie herself was a proud Sharpie in the 1970s, and she's here to tell us who the Sharpies really were beyond the violent headlines. 
    You can purchase Julie's latest book "TAILS" here.
    You can purchase signed copies of Julie's work here.
    Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this weekend! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.
    For Support: 
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Julie MacExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
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    Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    • 13 min
    The "Sharpie" Gangs

    The "Sharpie" Gangs

    The Sharpies were probably Australia's most fashionable gang in 1960s/70s Australia.
    Their clothing was custom made from European tailors and their hairstyles were unmistakable.
    Our guest for today's episode is Author and Social Worker, Julie Mac. Julie herself was a proud Sharpie in the 1970s, and she's here to tell us who the Sharpies really were beyond the violent headlines. 
    You can purchase Julie's latest book "TAILS" here.
    You can purchase signed copies of Julie's work here.
    Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this weekend! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.
    For Support: 
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Julie MacExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build your pro podcast with The Audio College
    Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    • 41 min
    Shortcut: The Future of Victim Identification

    Shortcut: The Future of Victim Identification

    This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed.
    Professor Richard Bassed is the Deputy Director at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.
    I had the opportunity to interview Richard for my book "CSI Told You Lies" about his work in identifying victims in mass casualty events, such as the Black Saturday Bushfires and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
    Currently, Richard is deeply invested in researching and utilising AI technology, as it has the potential to make a significant difference in the speed and cost of victim identification.
    Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.
    For Support: 
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Professor Robert BassedExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build your pro podcast with The Audio College
    Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    • 11 min
    The Future of Victim Identification

    The Future of Victim Identification

    Professor Richard Bassed is the Deputy Director at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University.
    I had the opportunity to interview Richard for my book "CSI Told You Lies" about his work in identifying victims in mass casualty events, such as the Black Saturday Bushfires and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
    Currently, Richard is deeply invested in researching and utilising AI technology, as it has the potential to make a significant difference in the speed and cost of victim identification.
    Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.
    For Support: 
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 
    Guest: Professor Robert BassedExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build your pro podcast with The Audio College
    Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    • 31 min
    ATC Plus *Preview*: What it's really like to be a criminal lawyer

    ATC Plus *Preview*: What it's really like to be a criminal lawyer

    This is a preview of our recent ATC Plus episode. To listen to the whole episode, you can subscribe now to ATC Plus and get your first week free on Apple Podcasts.
    Ljupka Subeska, also known as LJ, is a criminal lawyer and Principal at Astoria Lawyers in Sydney.
    For this episode, she is here to take us behind the curtain and see how a criminal lawyer prepares for a case, as well as to debunk some common misconceptions about her job.
    This interview is led by veteran broadcast journalist (and friend of Australian True Crime), Ashlea Hansen.
    Click here to learn more about LJ
    Click here to learn more about Ashlea Hansen
    For Support: 
    Lifeline  on 13 11 14
    13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
    1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
    CREDITS:
    Host: Ashlea Hansen
    Guest: Ljupka SubeskaExecutive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
    GET IN TOUCH:
    https://www.australiantruecrimethepodcast.com/
    Follow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebook 
    Email the show at AusTrueCrimePodcast@gmail.com
    Build your pro podcast with The Audio College
    Become a subscriber to Australian True Crime Plus here: https://plus.acast.com/s/australiantruecrime.



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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
623 Ratings

623 Ratings

b3853r ,

Great podcast with very interesting topics

The episode - Particular PTSD of the County Town Beat, August 1, 2022, is really amazing! Anyone involved in law enforcement, relatives, friends or those interested in what it’s really like being a cop should listen to this episode.

Quickly becoming a favorite!!!

okcandy19 ,

Good content, but know-it-all host

She often talks over and interrupts her guests - let THEM tell the story.

JUtah31 ,

Woke

It’s woke. Don’t waste your time.

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