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Australian True Crime

Smart Fella

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

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  • 208 - Barrenjoey Road - Update

    Neil Mercer and Ruby Jones are still investigating the crimes of Neville Tween, who stalked Sydney’s Northern Beaches without apparent impunity in the 70s and 80s. He trained up dozens of other sex offenders and released them into the community too. How did he get away with so much for so long? The unsolved disappearance of Trudy Adams was just the beginning. The book, Barrenjoey Road is out now, through ABC books. You can go back to the beginning with the ABC podcast, Barrenjoey Road, here. You can support us with a one-off contribution here. You can become a patron here. Show notes for Episode 192: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Neil Mercer Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us on Instagram or Twitter Support us on Patreon Visit our Bookshop Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Spotify If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Thank you for listening!

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    Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 37min
  • 207 - The Husband Poisoner - #192

    After World War II, Sydney experienced a crime wave and it was women who were the perpetrators. The household poison thallium, normally used to kill rats, was the murder weapon to kill husbands and other inconvenient family members.   Unlike arsenic or cyanide, thallium is colourless, odourless and tasteless; victims were misdiagnosed as insane malingerers or ill due to other reasons. Dr Tanya Bretherton has delved into these cases of these women and the ways and reasons why they committed their deeds for her book The Husband Poisoner. Show notes for Episode 192: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Dr Tanya Bretherton Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us on Instagram or Twitter Support us on Patreon Visit our Bookshop Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Spotify If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Thank you for listening!

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    Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 34min
  • 206 - Brian Williams - #191

    Show notes for Episode 191: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Brian Williams Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us on Instagram or Twitter Support us on Patreon Visit our Bookshop Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Spotify If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Thank you for listening!

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    Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 44min
  • 205 - The Vanishing Criminal - #190

    There was a time in Australia where crime was hectic - armed robberies, a racket in stolen goods like stereos that could be sold quickly, an explosion in the heroin trade, shocking gun crimes including at Hoddle Street Melbourne, Strathfield Plaza in Sydney and Port Arthur in Tasmania .  Even former Prime minister the late Bob Hawke and his family were directly touched by the impacts of the drug trade when he and then wife Hazel spoke to the nation about their daughter’s heroin addiction.  By 2000, Australia had the highest rate of burglary, the highest rate of assault, sexual assault and robbery and the second highest rate of motor vehicle theft among 25 countries included in an international crime victim survey, included the United States, the UK and Europe.  But then something happened. Researchers Don Weatherburn and Sara Rahman explored the downward trend in crimes that’s become the book The Vanishing Criminal. Show notes for Episode 190: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to Don Weatherburn Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us on Instagram or Twitter Support us on Patreon Visit our Bookshop Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Spotify If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Thank you for listening!

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    Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 37min
  • 204 - Stalking Claremont

    The Claremont Serial Killer. Bret Christian is a journalist from Perth, in fact he's a newspaper owner and he's been following the Claremont serial killer case from the very beginning. Now, after sitting through every day of the trial he's written the definitive book, Stalking Claremont, and he joins us exclusively to talk about it.  I've read it and it's great. It's a very intense story, especially when you think about what a great mystery it was for so long. To find out how obvious this guy actually was... well it's just mind-boggling. I hope you like the episode. “After The Night” The Stan Original documentary series about Perth's first serial killer is streaming now. Thank you for supporting independent media. Become a patron here or make a one-off contribution here. Show notes for Episode 189: Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb With thanks to this week's guest Bret Christian, whose new book “Stalking Claremont” is available now. Like us on Facebook ​ Follow us on Instagram or Twitter Visit our Bookshop Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Listen on Spotify If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Thank you for listening!

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    Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 39min
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