12 episodes

A mystery that just keeps twisting and turning. Journalist Richard Guilliatt - the reporter who exposed cancer fraudster Belle Gibson - investigates a confounding case, and a family torn apart.

Shadow of Doubt Crime X

    • True Crime
    • 3.6 • 268 Ratings

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A mystery that just keeps twisting and turning. Journalist Richard Guilliatt - the reporter who exposed cancer fraudster Belle Gibson - investigates a confounding case, and a family torn apart.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Australia’s Most Evil Dad

    Australia’s Most Evil Dad

    An Australian couple are jailed for the shocking rape and torture of their daughter over 13 years. Yet two of their children insist they are innocent, and no-one noticed the violent abuse. Could this be a grave miscarriage of justice?

    To read more on this podcast, head to shadowofdoubt.com.au

    Shadow of Doubt is written, researched and presented by Richard Guilliatt. It's produced and edited by multimedia editor, Lia Tsamoglou. Claire Harvey is The Australian's Editorial Director.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 49 min
    Digging Deep

    Digging Deep

    The case against Martin and Susan Johnson begins in a psychiatric hospital where their daughter Emily undergoes years of counselling. Court records and the testimony of former hospital staff suggest her treatment was deeply flawed.

    To read more on this podcast, head to shadowofdoubt.com.au

    Shadow of Doubt is written, researched and presented by Richard Guilliatt. It's produced and edited by multimedia editor, Lia Tsamoglou. Claire Harvey is The Australian's Editorial Director.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    Family Secrets

    Family Secrets

    Martin Johnson is an admired sports coach, but he has a dark secret.  When his daughter Emily learns about it, she suddenly begins to remember terrible events from her childhood. 

    To read more on this podcast, head to shadowofdoubt.com.au

    Shadow of Doubt is written, researched and presented by Richard Guilliatt. It's produced and edited by multimedia editor, Lia Tsamoglou. Claire Harvey is The Australian's Editorial Director.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    Away From Reality

    Away From Reality

    Emily Johnson’s memories of abuse become extraordinarily violent as she suffers “dissociative flashbacks”. Such memories are not always reliable - we hear from other families swept up in allegations of bizarre abuse. 

    To read more on this podcast, head to shadowofdoubt.com.au

    Shadow of Doubt is written, researched and presented by Richard Guilliatt. It's produced and edited by multimedia editor, Lia Tsamoglou. Claire Harvey is The Australian's Editorial Director.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min
    Listening In

    Listening In

    Police swoop on the Johnson family home after Emily Johnson accuses her mother of sexual abuse. Telephone surveillance tapes record the family’s reaction.

    To read more on this podcast, head to shadowofdoubt.com.au

    Shadow of Doubt is written, researched and presented by Richard Guilliatt. It's produced and edited by multimedia editor, Lia Tsamoglou. Claire Harvey is The Australian's Editorial Director.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    They Call It Dissociation

    They Call It Dissociation

    A chance encounter between Susan Johnson and her daughter on a country road leads to a dramatic escalation in the case. The Johnsons run out of money, and lose their lawyers.

    To read more on this podcast, head to shadowofdoubt.com.au

    Shadow of Doubt is written, researched and presented by Richard Guilliatt. It's produced and edited by multimedia editor, Lia Tsamoglou. Claire Harvey is The Australian's Editorial Director.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
268 Ratings

268 Ratings

nancyccross ,

Is this real?

So strange and bizarre! Why can’t we find any photos of the real people anywhere? In these days of social media share-all, I find it unbelievable there is nothing available. Additionally, I don’t hear victim blaming. Sounds like statements of facts on record to me. Very interesting.

peopletoucher ,

Rubbish

Really disappointing podcast coming from the same network that gave victims a voice.

meloakins ,

Sound quality

The sound quality of this is awful. I couldn’t get through the first part of the first episode. Why do I need to hear bugs in the background. It started to give me a headache so I shut it off. Please get proper equipment

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