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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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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.

    Defending the Indefensible - #143

    Defending the Indefensible - #143

    Tim Marsh defends people we call monsters. He’s Chief Counsel at Victoria Legal Aid, and in the last year alone he’s represented 2 men charged with crimes that rocked the nation. Tim joins us to tell us why he does it, how he copes with it, and about the surprising encounter with a victim’s family member that devastated him.  


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 143:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Tim Marsh.
    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 50 min
    105 signs of Recent Injury - #142

    105 signs of Recent Injury - #142

    Jamie Pultz is a former Queensland police officer who’ll soon be launching a podcast investigation into the murder of Leanne Holland. He talks to us about that and about his last podcast project, Beenham Valley Road. We also check up on one of the most memorable guests from Beenham Valley Road. 


    This episode features the Beenham Valley Road theme song, “Piece is Heaven” by Pete Allen Music. Available on itunes. 


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 143:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Jamie Pultz
    Listen to Beenham Valley Road
    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 59 min
    Special Extra: Clunes Cluedo Episode One

    Special Extra: Clunes Cluedo Episode One

    This is the first episode of Alice Mitchell’s podcast about Nina Nicholson’s unsolved murder, Clunes Cluedo. You’ll find it sometimes overlaps with this week’s episode of ATC, but it’s well worth listening to both because there are some really special details included in this one. 


    You can subscribe to Clunes Cluedo wherever you get your podcasts. 


    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Alice Mitchell 
    More about #JusticeforNina at Instagram/clunescluedo
    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 24 min
    Justice for Nina - Clunes Unsolved - #141

    Justice for Nina - Clunes Unsolved - #141

    Alice Mitchell is the second cousin of a young woman called Nina Nicholson who was murdered in 1991 on the porch of her home in Clunes, Ballarat (VIC). Nina was a paediatric nurse who was heading out to work when she was attacked. Her murder is still unsolved.
     
    Alice, who is a private investigator, has become the family sleuth in this case and is letting people know about Nina's case and wants to get a second coronial inquest to look at the murder.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 141:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Alice Mitchell 
    More about #JusticeforNina at Instagram/clunescluedo
    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Ram Tiwary: The miscarriage of justice you’ve probably never heard of - #140

    Ram Tiwary: The miscarriage of justice you’ve probably never heard of - #140

    Author Liz Porter, Author of Crime Scene Asia, tells us the unbelievable and disturbing case of Sydney-based Singaporean student Ram Tiwary who spent eight years in a NSW jail for a double murder that he didn't commit.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 140:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Liz Porter 
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Purchase Crime Scene Asia in our Bookshop or Visit our Bookshop
     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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 57 min
    Arson. - #139

    Arson. - #139

    “Two things can be true at once,” and arson is part in Australia’s bushfire story.


    Dr Troy McEwan is an associate professor in clinical and forensic psychology at Monash university. Her research is focussed on the assessment and treatment of stalking, domestic violence and arson.
     
    Chloe Hooper, author of excellent books The Arsonist and The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 139:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Dr Troy McEwan and Chloe Hooper
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

shamrock'smom ,

My new favorite

If you like in-depth discussions of true crime, give this one a listen. It is professionally done and covers a wide variety of crimes. Love the hosts Meshel and Emily. They are always respectful and focus on the impact to the families.

terrapin.t ,

excellent podcast!

i devour true crime podcasts, and this was such a lucky find. since i’m in america, i’m not familiar with most of the cases and get to learn about Australian culture as well as the crimes they discuss. this does have some of the most graphic content of any podcast i’ve listened to, but the episodes are captivating and the hosts are very respectful of the subject matter and people involved. the narelle frasier episodes are always my favorite, she is a true inspiration!

the future IS vegan ,

Australian True Crime

Feeling so emotional after listening to the Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirsty Gordon episode.
I have not ever been in the desperate position of a lost love one, but can only imagine the torture it would be to have to live with.
Feeling pretty helpless so I am sending thoughts/love/blessings to the families, also to the man who saw them with the abductor.

Thank you for your podcasts Meshel and Emily xx
Lola

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