121 episodes

The true crime book Loose Units, out now through Penguin Publishing (and in bookstores everywhere), had one thing it couldn't do: it couldn't fit everything. So each week, Paul and John will sit down and delve into cases too surreal, brief or contentious to fit into the book.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 73 Ratings

The true crime book Loose Units, out now through Penguin Publishing (and in bookstores everywhere), had one thing it couldn't do: it couldn't fit everything. So each week, Paul and John will sit down and delve into cases too surreal, brief or contentious to fit into the book.

    Loose Ends 34 - A Very Red Hot Loose Ends

    Loose Ends 34 - A Very Red Hot Loose Ends

    John, Paul and Tegan get together for a very special look at Red Host Australian Christmas, and to talk about the challenges of telling a story about bushfire season in regional Victoria.,
     
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    • 30 min
    Red Hot Australian Christmas

    Red Hot Australian Christmas

    This week, Loose Units, Castaway Studios and Tegan Higginbotham proudly present Red Hot Australian Christmas, a hilarious and touching 45-minute Christmas audio play based in Gippsland, Victoria. 


    It’s Christmas in Australia, and Victoria is in the grip of an unprecedented heatwave.  
     
    As the mercury rises across the state, the threat of fire plays heavily on the minds of many. But for a stubborn few, Christmas is – first and foremost – a time for family, feasting, and forced frivolity. And as far as they’re concerned, the fires can go and get f**ked. 
     
    One such believer is grizzled country Grandmother Heather Kelly, who has finally managed to get her entire family under one roof in Maffra, Gippsland. But before Heather even has time to interrogate her children about their failing love lives, the family receive a fire evacuation order. Code Red – they have to leave. 
     
    With danger pressing in on them, the Kelly family pack Christmas into the back of a caravan and flee for their lives. But as night rolls into day and the fires begin to surround them, Heather has to face up to the fact that she could be about to lose much, much more than her Christmas.  
     
    Starring (in alphabetical order):


    Michala Banas, Eddie Baroo, Michelle Brasier, Bev Killick, Jackson Tozer, Paul Verhoeven, Kirsty Webeck. 
    With special guests, Georgia Love and John Verhoeven.  
     
    Written and directed by Tegan Higginbotham 
    Audio production by Paul Verhoeven 


    Proudly recorded on Wurundjeri land.  
    All proceeds going to Stand by Support – dedicated to supporting individuals and communities across Australia bereaved or impacted by suicide.  
     
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    • 42 min
    Loose Ends 33 - Something HUGE is Coming.

    Loose Ends 33 - Something HUGE is Coming.

    Paul and John discuss how to dissolve a body in lye, whether social workers can become cops, AND they reveal the single biggest thing to happen on this podcast EVER. Next Tuesday is going to be EPIC!
     
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    • 29 min
    SHOTS FIRED.

    SHOTS FIRED.

    21 year old John, green as hell, steps out of his first car chase and is confronted with a terrible choice. Shots are fired, suspects are fleeing, and before long, John undertakes his very first high-pressure arrest.
     
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    • 30 min
    Loose Ends 32 - The Stalker

    Loose Ends 32 - The Stalker

    After a series of rapid fire questions from listeners, the boys field a somewhat epic and troubling tale from a UK listener involving a stalker.
     
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    • 31 min
    The Mentor From Hell

    The Mentor From Hell

    John and Paul contend with John's first - and worst - mentor on the force: Len Beater. This week on Loose Units, the boys look at working the Sylvester Switch, pining after unrequited love, and being buddied-up with a maniac-in-the-making.
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Brit from Atlanta ,

Dynamic Duo

Just found this show & cannot wait to binge! Starting with Season 1 & the car wash story is hysterical 😂

CTMW Fan ,

Like it but

Like the stories, but I think John enjoys listening to himself talk. Takes too long to get through the story. Seems to be a bit of a know-it-all. Don’t like how John interrupts while his son is trying to say something. Give me more of Mom she was straight to the point and great.

Stacylany ,

Can’t get enough

Paul and John have such a fun and touching relationship. One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to hands down, I want more!!!

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