260 episodes

Andrew Rule is one of Australia's most prolific journalists and authors. In Life and Crimes, the True Crime Australia and Sunday Herald Sun columnist shines a light on the dark corners of Australian life, from the story behind the biggest mysteries, to the characters of yesterday and the crims of today. Produced by Jonty Burton.

Life and Crimes with Andrew Rule True Crime Australia

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    • 4.7 • 95 Ratings

Andrew Rule is one of Australia's most prolific journalists and authors. In Life and Crimes, the True Crime Australia and Sunday Herald Sun columnist shines a light on the dark corners of Australian life, from the story behind the biggest mysteries, to the characters of yesterday and the crims of today. Produced by Jonty Burton.

    Sketches of Tommy and John

    Sketches of Tommy and John

    Andrew outlines the colourful lives of two colourful characters: John Kizon and Tom Erikson.

    Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: newspodcastssold@news.com.au Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/

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    • 22 min
    Death of a model

    Death of a model

    Revelle Balmain was a dancer and model who turned to escort work to make ends meet.

    But when she went missing, police searched from Sydney's sprawling nightlife, to the wilds of Tasmania, in search of answers.

    Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: newspodcastssold@news.com.auCrimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/

    If you or anyone you know needs help

    Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Postcards from the ego

    Postcards from the ego

    Brenden James Abbott was a smart kid with a habit for burglary. But it was his ingenious escapes and a single roll of film that would make him famous.

    Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: newspodcastssold@news.com.au Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/

    If you or anyone you know needs help

    Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    The blood and bones of poor Mark Jansen

    The blood and bones of poor Mark Jansen

    In 2014, an excavator made a grisly find that reopened a very cold case.

    What followed is a story of gambling, drugs and the echoes of a most notorious crime.

    Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: newspodcastssold@news.com.au Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/

    If you or anyone you know needs help

    Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    Tragedy in the wheat fields

    Tragedy in the wheat fields

    In the vast plains of western Victoria, police, family and concerned locals hunted for missing Adelaide grandmother Colleen South in vain. But Andrew Rule argues there was one critical element missing that could have changed the outcome.

    Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: newspodcastssold@news.com.au Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/

    If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Neil and the wild boys

    Neil and the wild boys

    In a step away from crime, Andrew sits down with author Anston Cameron to talk about the new biography Neil Balme, A Tale of Two Men.

    The memoir chronicles Balme's journey from footy hard man to a source of calm in a turbulent sport.

    More about the book: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/neil-balme-9781761042102 

    Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule

    Advertising enquiries: newspodcastssold@news.com.au 

    Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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Excellent stories, wonderfully told

This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts, and I listen to a lot.

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one of my favorites

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Life and Crimes

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