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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
    • 4.7 • 498 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

    Beenham Valley Update

    Beenham Valley Update

    Show Notes Ep 214 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Many things have changed since Jamie Pultz and I last spoke about Kirra
    McLoughlin’s death and the podcast it inspired, called Beenham Valley Road.
    Most notably, we don’t have to use the pseudonym “Jason” when talking about her
    partner anymore. That’s because Queensland’s Deputy Coroner named him as the
    person responsible for her death last week in the inquest brought about in no
    small part by Jamie’s podcast.
     
    He joins us again to recap and update.
     
     
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    • 34 min
    On the Trail of the Serpent

    On the Trail of the Serpent

    Show Notes Ep 213 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Julie Clarke and her husband Richard Neville wrote the book On the
    Trail of the Serpent, The Life and Crimes of Charles Sobhraj upon which the
    Netflix series The Serpent is based. Julie is our guest this week.
     
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    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
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    • 29 min
    Troll Hunter Ginger Gorman

    Troll Hunter Ginger Gorman

    Show Notes Ep 212 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    Ginger Gorman is an award-winning journalist and the author of Troll Hunter. She’s always had great passion for her work, and she’s been driven by equal parts creativity and curiosity. In 2011, those forces led her to a home in Far North Queensland to record an interview with a family. It was meant to be a short radio piece about diverse families, but Ginger had no way of knowing that it would change her life and lead her into some of the darkest corners of the modern world.
     
    Links to get your tickets to our live shows. Starting in Melbourne but heading out around the country over the coming months. 
     
    The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.
    https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast
    The Yarraville Club June 12.
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-true-crime-blood-ties-with-meshel-laurie-emily-webb-tickets-152031796195
    See you there.  
     
    You can support us with a one-off contribution here.
    You can become a patron here.
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast,
    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
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    • 53 min
    Short Cut Troll Hunter Ginger Gorman

    Short Cut Troll Hunter Ginger Gorman

    This is an Australian True Crime short cut. It’s an abridged version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 
    Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb


    Ginger Gorman is an award-winning journalist and the author of Troll Hunter. She’s always had great passion for her work, and she’s been driven by equal parts creativity and curiosity. In 2011, those forces led her to a home in Far North Queensland to record an interview with a family. It was meant to be a short radio piece about diverse families, but Ginger had no way of knowing that it would change her life and lead her into some of the darkest corners of the modern world.
     
    Links to get your tickets to our live shows. Starting in Melbourne but heading out around the country over the coming months. 
     
    The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.
    https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast
    The Yarraville Club June 12.
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-true-crime-blood-ties-with-meshel-laurie-emily-webb-tickets-152031796195
    See you there.  
     
    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.
     
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
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    Podcasts
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    Podcasts
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast,
    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
    Thank you for supporting us and our guests.

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

     
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    • 15 min
    Short Cut My Father The Murderer

    Short Cut My Father The Murderer

    This is an Australian True Crime short cut. It’s an abridged version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 
     
    Journalist Nina Young made a podcast documenting her search for the truth about her father. It’s called My Father the Murderer.
    Nina uncovered much more than she could ever have imagined, and more than her mother Denise had ever wanted to know. Both Nina and Denise join us to talk about their impressions of the man in question, Allen Ladd and his crimes. We’ll also talk about the profound impact on their relationship of not talking enough about him for most of Nina’s life and then talking about little else for the last two years.
     
    The book, My Father the Murderer is available now.
     
    Links to get your tickets to our live shows. Starting in Melbourne but heading out around the country over the coming months. 
     
    The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.
    https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast
    The Yarraville Club June 12.
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-true-crime-blood-ties-with-meshel-laurie-emily-webb-tickets-152031796195
    See you there.  
     
     
    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.
     
     
    Like us on Facebook ​
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    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple
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    Podcasts
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast,
    please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
     
    Thank you for supporting us and our guests.

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

     
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    • 11 min
    My Father the Murderer

    My Father the Murderer

    Show Notes Ep 211
    Journalist Nina Young made a podcast documenting her search for the truth about her father. It’s called My Father the Murderer.
    Nina uncovered much more than she could ever have imagined, and more than her mother Denise had ever wanted to know. Both Nina and Denise join us to talk about their impressions of the man in question, Allen Ladd and his crimes. We’ll also talk about the profound impact on their relationship of not talking enough about him for most of Nina’s life and then talking about little else for the last two years.


    The book, My Father the Murderer is available now.
     
    Links to get your tickets to our live shows. Starting in Melbourne but heading out around the country over the coming months. 
     
    The Karralyka theatre in Ringwood on May 28.
    https://www.karralyka.com.au/Theatre/Touring-and-community/Meshel-Laurie-Australian-True-Crime-Podcast
    The Yarraville Club June 12.
    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-true-crime-blood-ties-with-meshel-laurie-emily-webb-tickets-152031796195
    See you there.  




    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.


     
    Like us on Facebook ​
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    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple
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    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 supporting us and our guests.

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

     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
498 Ratings

498 Ratings

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.

Aussie Howie in LA ,

Love your work

My daily walk around Hermosa Beach in LA has become so more invigorating. As an Aussie from Mornington , your stuff weirdly enough makes me even more homesick

posseh ,

Amazing grace

Episode 183 was so amazing and inspiring. Thank you for letting her share. People really need God in such a cruel world. Always know Jesus is just a whisper away.. I love this podcast

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