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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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime

Australian True Crime Smart Fella

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 511 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. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime

    Noona Went to Jail

    Noona Went to Jail

    Show Notes Ep 229 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Well I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, some of the best people I’ve ever met have been to prison. Here’s another one. Catherine from Horsham went to jail, and she’s thoroughly lovely, in fact, I bet you can totally relate to her.
     
    I'm a bit delirious with our endless lockdown I have to admit. I don't think I'm ever going to be released from my home or ever hug another adult again. I'd probably love this if it was a book but this as a life sucks a big bag of dicks. It was very nice to zoom with Catherine. Our poor guests. Do you think they realise how desperate I am for their company? 
    Anyway. All my love to you. I'll go and have another conversation with my dog now. Thank you so much for listening.
    Mx
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Organised crime loves supply chains

    Organised crime loves supply chains

    Episode 290 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb.


    What does organised crime have to do with supply chains…and how is forensic science used to trace things like gold, diamonds and even food.


    These were the questions I had for Western Australia based Cameron Scadding who is a Forensic and Analytical Chemist and founder and Managing Director of a company called Source Certain International.


    Over the course of his career Cameron has worked on some fascinating and strange cases using forensic science to help solve crime.


    and he’ll tell us about one of these cases in more detail - the theft of gold from a mine in Kalgoorlie, the hub of the Western Australian goldfields. 


    Cameron and his team also work to reduce the ways criminals can infiltrate the supply chains of products that we all rely on…even though we may not know it.


    Re. The gold that was stolen in the Operation Icarus case, Cameron calculated that based on this year’s prices (2021) (which is around $80,000AUD per kilogram) the gold recovered (and remember that it’s thought that more gold was stolen than was recovered) it was worth $800,000AUD.


    Thanks to this week’s guest Cameron Scadding, founder and managing director of Source Certain International.


    If you’re interested in learning more about organised crime, Emily guest hosted a podcast episode for the ATO’s podcast Tax InVoice about financial crime called “Lying, cheating thieves”. Listen here.


    If you’re digging the topic of crime trends Episode #190 of Australian True Crime is with criminologist Don Weatherburn.




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    • 53 min
    The Great Bookie Robbery and the Gamble of Crime with Andrew Rule

    The Great Bookie Robbery and the Gamble of Crime with Andrew Rule

    Episode 289 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb.
     
    Andrew Rule, our favourite intrepid crime writer is back to chat with us at Australian True Crime.
     
    As well as being fascinated by crime, Andrew is also intrigued by the horse racing industry. He has a new book out called Chance: Of Grit and Gamblers and the Romance of Racing that features some stories where crime and the punt collide, including one of Australia’s most audacious heists in history – The Great Bookie Robbery of 1976.
     
    Andrew chats with Emily about The Great Bookie Robbery, his lifelong interest in horse racing and the colourful characters, chancers and sometimes shady figures that inhabit this world.
     
    Thanks to this week’s guest Andrew Rule.
     
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    If you have a problem with gambling or know someone who does you can phone Gambler's Help Line on 1800 858 858 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
     
    Listen to Episode #84 The Unsolved murders of Margaret and Seana Tapp with Andrew Rule
     
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    • 52 min
    Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders with Debi Marshall

    Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders with Debi Marshall

    Show Notes Ep 228 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Veteran journalist and True Crime author Debi Marshall joins us to talk about her new book, Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders. It follows on from her Foxtel series and podcast, Frozen Lies.
    You can subscribe to the podcast here.
    You can buy the book here.


    Buy CSI Told You Lies by Meshel Laurie here
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    • 56 min
    Introducing Saturday Afternoon Fever

    Introducing Saturday Afternoon Fever

    We love this hilarious show hosted by Matthew Hardy and Lawrence Mooney. They think it’s about football but we think it’s about growing up in Australia in the 70s and 80s. Meshel’s been binging it while recovering from a short illness, (not Covid) and working on this week’s very late episode of ATC. It’s on its way, but in the meantime, have a crack at Saturday Afternoon Fever. It’s good for what ails you.
     
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    • 27 min
    Chapelwaite Special Extra Episode

    Chapelwaite Special Extra Episode

    Show Notes Ep 226 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    This is a special extra episode of ATC to celebrate the release of ‘Chapelwaite’, inspired by the Stephen King short story ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’ on Stan. You can sign up for your 30-day free trial at stan.com.au
     
     
    Buy CSI Told You Lies by Meshel Laurie
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    You can support us with a one-off contribution here.
    You can become a patron here.
    You can subscribe to Calm Ya Farm here.
    You can visit the Calm Ya Farm website here.
     
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
511 Ratings

511 Ratings

Rookie the Crime Junkie ,

Definitely recommend this podcast

This is so well researched and so respectful of all parties involved. I love the acknowledgement of the aboriginal peoples and their lands. I can’t get enough of how well spoken and yet relatable the hosts are. The expert interviews are exactly what I want to hear. If I was Australian, this representation and honesty of events and situations would make me so proud. Congratulations on a job well done ladies! 🖤🖤 (p.s. Narelle Fraser is AMAZING)

lilashore ,

From TURTLE ISLAND

I appreciate the honoring of the land. The aboriginal people all over the world have been abhorrently treated through time and the odd thing, they have so much information about how to live close to nature. I’m ready for a change where we put our Earth and all it’s beings, plant and animals, as priority. We are terribly out of balance and could use the traditional ways as a guide for restoring our balance.

Evy Crayne ,

Informative

I’m not even Australian (wish I was or could go visit) and yet I find this podcast quite informative and the hosts do an excellent job of summarizing Australian historical events when brought up. Their natural discussions allow someone from anywhere to easily understand and follow along.

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