15 episodes

A five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The stories are adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.
Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, SBS True Stories returns with Season Three as part of Deep Water. Commissioned and produced by Australia’s multicultural broadcaster SBS.
Available online: sbs.com.au/truestories and on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/sbs-true-stories

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    • 4.1 • 13 Ratings

A five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The stories are adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.
Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, SBS True Stories returns with Season Three as part of Deep Water. Commissioned and produced by Australia’s multicultural broadcaster SBS.
Available online: sbs.com.au/truestories and on SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/sbs-true-stories

    S3 Ep5 How to get away with murder

    S3 Ep5 How to get away with murder

    There is a way you can take a gay murder and make it not a gay murder. You get a good lawyer. This is what happened in 2011 to the brutal killing of Andrew Negre - a case that continues to bounce around the legal system.

    Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Three: a special five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The series is adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.

    True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.

    sbs.com.au/truestories

    Journalist: Mark Whittaker
    Producers: Gina McKeon & Martin Peralta
    Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
    Additional music: Gonzalo Peralta
    Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
    Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin
    Actor: Laurence Coy & Chris Leben

    #SBSTrueStories

    True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

    • 14 min
    S3 Ep4 An ordinary guy

    S3 Ep4 An ordinary guy

    David “John” Saint was an ordinary guy. He worked, bought three houses, did them up and sold them. On April 16, 1991, he was found covered in blood on a main street in Adelaide by a passer-by. He died soon after. From day one, police said publicly that robbery was the motive for his murder, but this didn’t sit well with the gay community.

    Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Three: a special five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The series is adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.

    True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.

    sbs.com.au/truestories

    Journalist: Mark Whittaker
    Producers: Gina McKeon & Martin Peralta
    Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
    Additional music: Gonzalo Peralta
    Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
    Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin

    #SBSTrueStories

    True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

    • 15 min
    S3 Ep3 The beats generation

    S3 Ep3 The beats generation

    Beats are secretive places – they provide anonymity for men seeking sex, but this secrecy also provides a cover and protection for their attackers. “Todd” ran away at 16 and lived on the streets of Adelaide. The street kids he hung out with used to head to beats and used Todd as bait to lure men into the bushes. This wasn’t the only group targeting homosexuals at beats.

    Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Three: a special five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The series is adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.

    True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.

    sbs.com.au/truestories

    Journalist: Mark Whittaker
    Producers: Gina McKeon & Martin Peralta
    Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
    Additional music: Gonzalo Peralta
    Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
    Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin
    Actor: Laurence Coy

    #SBSTrueStories

    True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

    • 11 min
    S3 Ep2 Police become the suspects

    S3 Ep2 Police become the suspects

    Dr George Duncan’s body was pulled from the River Torrens in 1972. At the time, homosexuality was illegal. Police were the suspects in the murder. It’s a case that’s gone on to become one of South Australia’s most notorious unsolved murders, altered history for for all gay men in the state.

    Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Three: a special five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The series is adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.

    True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.

    sbs.com.au/truestories

    Journalist: Mark Whittaker
    Producers: Gina McKeon & Martin Peralta
    Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
    Additional music: Gonzalo Peralta
    Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
    Additional material: ABC Archives
    Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin
    Actors: Laurence Coy & Chris Leben

    #SBSTrueStories

    True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

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    • 18 min
    S3 Ep1 Rex, the beat, and the bashing

    S3 Ep1 Rex, the beat, and the bashing

    Late one night in 1992, Rex Robinson pulled his car into one of Adelaide’s most notorious beats. High beam on, Rex sees a man lying face down, motionless in the middle of the road. It’s the night that embroiled Rex in a vicious bashing case which made headlines and outraged the gay community, leaving Rex without a job and wishing he’d never gone to the police.

    Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Three: a special five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The series is adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.

    True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.

    sbs.com.au/truestories

    Journalist: Mark Whittaker
    Producers: Gina McKeon & Martin Peralta
    Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
    Additional music: Gonzalo Peralta
    Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
    Additional material: ABC Archives
    Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin
    Actors: Laurence Coy & Chris Leben

    #SBSTrueStories

    True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

    • 18 min
    Season 3 Preview

    Season 3 Preview

    True Stories returns with a five-part investigation into the untold stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders.

    Each episode explores the intriguing circumstances of an unsolved case, told by award-winning Australian investigative journalist and writer, Mark Whittaker, whose full investigation will published online at the end of the series.

    True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.

    sbs.com.au/truestories

    Journalist: Mark Whittaker
    Producer: Gina McKeon
    Mix, Music and Sound Design: Martin Peralta
    Illustrator: Jeremy Lord
    Commissioned by: Ben Naparstek & Kylie Boltin

    #SBSTrueStories

    True Stories is commissioned and produced by Australia's multicultural broadcaster, SBS.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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This is fantastic. Sorry they didn’t continue with it. Powerful stories. Well read.

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