5 episodes

No, it's not a typo.

If you remember the phrase "stop, in the name of Plod!", you'll remember cartoon Mr Plod was synonymous with the best insult you could give to an actual police officer.

Enter the Plodcast: a new series by Police Veterans Victoria that dives deep into the lives of police veterans, their families and supporters; lives of undercover work, drug busts, robberies, shootings, deaths and the struggles that eventually came as a result of being in the job.

Hosted by PVV's Carla Deale, the Plodcast is a conversation about much more than policing.

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No, it's not a typo.

If you remember the phrase "stop, in the name of Plod!", you'll remember cartoon Mr Plod was synonymous with the best insult you could give to an actual police officer.

Enter the Plodcast: a new series by Police Veterans Victoria that dives deep into the lives of police veterans, their families and supporters; lives of undercover work, drug busts, robberies, shootings, deaths and the struggles that eventually came as a result of being in the job.

Hosted by PVV's Carla Deale, the Plodcast is a conversation about much more than policing.

    Rebecca Lynch: the roustabout of Warracknabeal

    Rebecca Lynch: the roustabout of Warracknabeal

    A daughter to a shearer, a mother, a roustabout with wanderlust and PVV’s resident social worker from the wheatbelt town of Warracknabeal: this is the story of Rebecca Lynch. Bec’s work has taken her all over the globe; from Alice Springs, to London, to Scotland, to Tanzania teaching children English and across multiple courts and prisons. One thing has always remained the same, however; you can take Bec out of Warracknabeal, but you can’t take Warracknabeal out of Bec.

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    • 34 min
    Pat Daly: On the brown lab, the black dog and a broken rear-view mirror

    Pat Daly: On the brown lab, the black dog and a broken rear-view mirror

    *Content Warning* Mentions of suicide and a road incident. Please take care when listening.

    Pat Daley's got a tail* to tell; but not without Lucy, the chocolate lab who helped him ward off the black dog. The senior Constable never lost his sense of humour despite suffering a serious spinal injury at 26 after an offender rammed into his patrol car, snapping off two spinous processes and leaving a huge indentation in his head in the shape of the rear vision mirror. Now ill-health retired, Pat finds relief in Lucy, his assistance dog, who over time has kept him out of hospital almost a dozen times. Mounted on the walls of Pat's home now is that very mirror; a plaque and tribute made by his wife – “proof that Pat Daly uses his head”.


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    • 52 min
    Keith Banks: On the cop with five identities

    Keith Banks: On the cop with five identities

    *Content Warning* Mentions of domestic abuse and death in this episode. 

    Keith Banks is a firm believer in being careful with what you wish for. Joining the Queensland Police Force at 17 with a dream of being a 'supercop', Keith would give two decades of his life to policing; a life lived mostly deep undercover, busting some of Queensland's most notorious criminals. His time in the job saw him flourish in criminal investigations, special weapons, bomb disposal, counter-terrorism and criminal intelligence. What he didn't anticipate, however, was being left broken by a job he loved, racked with a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress that would take years to tackle. Now a published author of two bestselling books detailing his life in the job, Keith has found a way to draw on his experiences; all in pursuit of better understanding the minds of police veterans, and what they might struggle with.


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Mick Cummins: The country cop with a heart of gold

    Mick Cummins: The country cop with a heart of gold

    When Mick Cummins joined the police force in December 1976 at 19, he could have never imagined where it might take him; but he was determined to never stop learning. His time with Victoria Police took him to all corners of the world - to Iraq, across parts of Europe, country NSW, and eventually led him to the Retired Peer Support Program. What Mick helped create would become the foundation of everything PVV is today, and we couldn't be more thankful for him. 


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    • 48 min
    John Stubbs: On brains, brawn and batons

    John Stubbs: On brains, brawn and batons

    John Stubbs' secret weapon as a cop was never really his brawn, but his brains. Forever known as the cop with the gift of the gab, 'Stubbsy' cut his teeth at Broadmeadows and what would soon follow was a decorated career with plenty of hilarious stories along the way. John continued to use the art of persuasion when he left the job in 1993 to pursue real estate and property development.


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    • 46 min

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