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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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/australiantruecrime.
 
What happens when you mix together a washed up musician, two ginger heartthrobs, an ethnically ambiguous business-type person, a greek fella and a golf course landscaper? You get a group of bros who will stop at literally nothing to get Internet famous. Now, we would like to tell you that we do it for “The Love of the Game” or because it’s been a “Life-Long Dream of Ours” but that would be a lie because YouTube isn’t that old and we are all subpar athletes. But, we are crazy passionate about ...
 
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Episode 290 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb. What does organised crime have to do with supply chains…and how is forensic science used to trace things like gold, diamonds and even food. These were the questions I had for Western Australia based Cameron Scadding who is a Forensic and Analytical Chemist and founder and Managin…
 
Episode 289 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb. Andrew Rule, our favourite intrepid crime writer is back to chat with us at Australian True Crime. As well as being fascinated by crime, Andrew is also intrigued by the horse racing industry. He has a new book out called Chance: Of Grit and Gamblers and the Romance of Racing th…
 
Show Notes Ep 228 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Veteran journalist and True Crime author Debi Marshall joins us to talk about her new book, Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders. It follows on from her Foxtel series and podcast, Frozen Lies. You can subscribe to the podcast here. You can buy the book he…
 
We love this hilarious show hosted by Matthew Hardy and Lawrence Mooney. They think it’s about football but we think it’s about growing up in Australia in the 70s and 80s. Meshel’s been binging it while recovering from a short illness, (not Covid) and working on this week’s very late episode of ATC. It’s on its way, but in the meantime, have a crac…
 
Show Notes Ep 226 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb This is a special extra episode of ATC to celebrate the release of ‘Chapelwaite’, inspired by the Stephen King short story ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’ on Stan. You can sign up for your 30-day free trial at stan.com.au Buy CSI Told You Lies by Meshel Laurie In Paperback As an ebook A…
 
Show Notes Ep 225 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Dr Joanna Glengarry studied for 8 years to be a surgeon but not long after completing her studies and entering the theatre she realised her true passion was forensic pathology. In her native Auckland, that meant another 5 years of formal study, just to get an introduction …
 
Show Notes Ep 224 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Squizzy Taylor was Australia’s first flashy Gangster. He set the standard so many still try to emulate today. Squizzy courted the media, flaunted an extravagant lifestyle and never laid low. Historian Roy Malloy joins us to talk about the incredible exploits of Squizzy and…
 
Boris Mihailovic is a former outlaw motorcycle club member, a journo and magazine editor and writer, and author of three books - My mother Warned Me about Blokes Like Me, At the Altar Altar of the Road Gods and The Wisdom of the Road Gods. You can find out more about Boris and read his provocative musings at his website borismihailovic.com Boris co…
 
Show Notes Ep 222 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb New Hope for the Unidentified There are around 500 sets of unidentified human remains stored in mortuaries around Australia. There are also over 2000 people registered as long-term missing persons. No doubt, some of them are the same people, so why have none of these myste…
 
Suzanne Lawrance, known as Suzie, has been missing from Healesville, Victoria since February 7 1987. Suzie went missing sometime late on Saturday night 7 February/early morning 8 February when she was walking home after attending a 21st birthday party at the town’s Memorial Hall. She’s never been heard of since. No contact with her family or friend…
 
CONTENT WARNING: this episode discusses suicide, sexual abuse and assault. Private investigator and entrepreneur Bill Edgar had a traumatic childhood. Childhood sexual assault, life on the streets and a stint in Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road Jail with some of Australia’s worst criminals, Bill found many ways to survive. In adulthood, Bill has bui…
 
CONTENT WARNING: This episode discusses pregnancy and abortion so listener discretion is advised if this is a subject that you may find distressing. In this interview, we have used the term ‘women’ but we note that trans-men and gender diverse and non-binary people also experience pregnancy and abortion. Show Notes Ep 219 of Australian True Crime w…
 
Show Notes Ep 218 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb The legendary Sandra Pankhurst, made famous as The Trauma Cleaner in the brilliant book by Sarah Krasnostein, passed away last week. Although she battled health issues for some years, Sandra never lost her sense of humour, her incredible generosity or her capacity for love…
 
Show Notes Ep 217 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Australian journalist Eileen Ormsby literally wrote the book on the Dark Web. In fact, she’s written 7 books about it, but it was her first book, “Silk Road”, released in 2014, about the so-called eBay of hard drugs, that began the exposure of the darkest corners of the in…
 
Show Notes Ep 216 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Some of Australia’s most dangerous offenders aren’t housed in prisons because they were judged mentally unfit to stand trial. Dr Danny Sullivan is the Executive Director of Clinical Services at Thomas Embling hospital. It’s been home to some of Victoria's most dangerous pe…
 
Show Notes Ep 215 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Amber Haigh has been on the missing persons list since 2002. At that time, she was 19 years old, the mother of a newborn, residing in the NSW town of Young, with the parents of her former boyfriend, who were reportedly the last people to see her alive. Shaun McMahon, from …
 
Show Notes Ep 214 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Many things have changed since Jamie Pultz and I last spoke about Kirra McLoughlin’s death and the podcast it inspired, called Beenham Valley Road. Most notably, we don’t have to use the pseudonym “Jason” when talking about her partner anymore. That’s because Queensland’s …
 
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