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True Crime Conversations

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True Crime Conversations explores the world's most notorious crimes by speaking to the people who know the most about them.

258 - How Australia’s ‘Bug Whisperer’ Solves Crimes
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  • 258 - How Australia’s ‘Bug Whisperer’ Solves Crimes

    Insects never lie. And in Paola Magni’s job, she's the person who helps translate what these tiny little witnesses have to say to give justice to victims of crime. 

    Known as Australia’s ‘bug whisperer’, Paola is the global face of the specialist forensic science that uses insects and other small creatures to help solve murders, suspicious deaths and cold cases.

    She joins us today to take us behind the scenes of forensic entomology. 

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Paola Magni

    Host:Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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    Wed, 21 Feb 2024
  • 257 - Escaping One Of Australia's Most Secretive Cults

    Laura McConnell grew up in a fundamentalist sect with no name.

    Along with no official title, the group also claims to have no registration around the world, no formal hierarchy, and no official places of worship.

    According to Laura, it's this secrecy and denial that has allowed abuse to flourish within the community. She joins us today to expose what she witnessed and experienced inside the group she calls The Truth.

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Laura McConnell

    Host:Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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    Wed, 14 Feb 2024
  • 256 - Meet The Man Who Does 200 Autopsies A Year

    Johan Duflou has seen a lot of dead bodies. 

    In his four decades as a forensic pathologist, he estimates he’s done about 200 autopsies a year. Sometimes the people on his table have been the victim of a crime. Sometimes they’ve simply died unexpectedly and he’s been tasked to find out why.

    As he’ll tell you, the job is not like what you see in movies or on TV.

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Johan Duflou

    Host:Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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    Wed, 07 Feb 2024
  • 255 - Come With Us Behind The Scenes Of Crime...

    Mamamia’s True Crime Conversations is back for 2024, exploring the world’s most notorious crimes, by speaking to the people who know the most about them. 

    And over the next month we're taking you behind the scenes of crime, interviewing a forensic pathologist, a cult survivor, a forensic scientist who uses insects and other small creatures to help solve crimes, and the world’s first and only Coffin Confessor.

    Hear True Crime Conversations’ Behind The Scenes Of Crime Special throughout February, right here on your favourite podcast app.

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    CREDITS

    Host:Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Scott Stronach

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mon, 05 Feb 2024
  • 254 - With Her Abuser Behind Bars, Dassi Erlich Is Ready To Talk.

    In 2023, Malka Leifer was sentenced to 15 years in prison for 18 counts of sexual abuse against Dassi Erlich and her little sister.

    Leifer was the sisters' former high school principal, and when whispers of their allegations came to light in 2008, she fled from her home in Melbourne to Israel before any formal complaint could be made. 

    It took 70 extradition hearings and 13 years to bring her back to Australia. But finally last year, Dassi was able to breathe a sigh of relief. Leifer was finally going to pay for what she’d done. 

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    CREDITS

    Guest: Dassi Erlich

    You can find out more about her memoir In Bad Faith here.

    Host:Gemma Bath

    Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

    Audio Producer: Thom Lion

    GET IN TOUCH:

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at truecrime@mamamia.com.au  

    If any of the contents in this episode have caused distress, know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wed, 31 Jan 2024
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