14 episodes

This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation - a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain. Since then the country has asked: who killed the Bain family? David or his father Robin? In this podcast, Martin van Beynen explores the case from start to finish, picking through evidence, the mysteries and motives, and interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses. He seeks to finally answer the question: Who was the killer?

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    • 4.4, 164 Ratings

This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation - a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain. Since then the country has asked: who killed the Bain family? David or his father Robin? In this podcast, Martin van Beynen explores the case from start to finish, picking through evidence, the mysteries and motives, and interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses. He seeks to finally answer the question: Who was the killer?

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

hawaiijones1978 ,

Well done

Six out of five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hannahbess ,

Embarrassingly Biased

As someone who’s never heard of this case living in America, that just enjoys listening to mysteries/unsolved cases I was left wondering way too much about this case and feeling the need to investigate more myself (which is not what one would want to do after listening to 10 full episodes). It’s fine that the creator thinks David Bain was undoubtedly guilty but it sure would’ve been nice to hear more about why others could’ve thought him innocent and less sarcastic reiterations of the same 10 things over and over throughout the podcast. I thought it was well produced and an interesting story (hence the 2 stars) but I more appreciate investigative journalism that presents a less clearly biased view so that I can form my own opinion.

Fluffygooey ,

Interesting but Biased

No question where this journalist stands. Even when he has an episode that is supposed to be dedicated to the evidence against David’s dad, he still manages to start going off on tangents against David. That being said, this story is quite fascinating and ultimately a sad window into an entire family affected in various ways by mental illnesses, in my opinion.

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