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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. See aca ...
 
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I’ve known Meshel Laurie for more than 30 years. She was easily the funniest and most talented person in the first year of her acting course at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba. I distinctly remember her doing a monologue for her end of year assessment and having the whole auditorium in hysterics but for some reason the lecturers …
 
Adam's book Twelve Summers is out now. Twelve Summers is the story of those big memories and the big matches that accompanied them, told by one of the funniest writers in Australia. Legendary Australian batter and captain, Gregory Stephen Chappell. When I was growing up, I used to wear a t-shirt with his face emblazoned on it. I also had a Greg Cha…
 
This time we revisit one of our most popular guests, my friend, the comedian, broadcaster, architecture enthusiast and design aficionado, Tim Ross. Most of Australia knows Tim from his stage, radio and TV partnership with Merrick Watts. But more recently, he’s travelled the world performing live shows with a focus on architecture and design. I was …
 
Show Notes Ep 237 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Former Detective Inspector Gary Jubelin of NSW police will be forever linked with the search for William Tyrrell. In this re issued episode of Australian True Crime, originally aired in 2020, we hear about some of the cases that made him a legend before he agreed to take o…
 
Show Notes Ep 236 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Australia is haunted by its missing children and none more so than William Tyrrell. On November 16 NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller sensationally announced a breakthrough in the investigation. The headlines have been extraordinary and at times misleading. Here are the i…
 
Arguably Australia’s most popular comedian over the past 25 years. He’s played to packed houses all over the country and hosted radio shows on Nova, KIIS and now on 2Day FM. TV shows he’s either hosted or been a regular on include Hughesy We Have A Problem, The Project, Before The Game and of course ABC’s, The Glass House. During our chat, he talks…
 
Episode 236: On November 6, 1999, Canberra grandmother Irma Palasics was on the floor of her home, her face gaffe taped, drowning in her own blood from a broken nose as violent intruders ransacked the home, looking for money and valuables. Her husband Gregor was also brutally assaulted and was unconscious for a time and he made the call to emergenc…
 
Show Notes Ep 235 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Police are closing in on the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of elderly campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, missing from Victoria’s high country for over a year now. They’re the latest in a long line of people who’ve met with unknown fates in the area. Buy CSI T…
 
Matt is one of the most recognisable faces in Australia due to his role as a judge on Masterchef. But his story started in England, going to boarding school, then the University of Kent before following his father into journalism. Matt wrote about television in Britain before the company he worked for sent him out to Australia to write about TV her…
 
Show Notes Ep 234 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Brittany Spears’ story has had a profound effect on women around the world whose basic rights have also been stripped away by partners and other family members. We discuss the impact of her emancipation with Kat Foster from the 50/50 Foundation which is working towards equ…
 
Welcome to a special episode of 10 Questions – called “Another 10 Questions” - which gives me a chance to have guests return to the podcast. On the first episode is Dave O’Neil, who was the first guest on the show back in 2015 – 64 episodes ago. Dave O’Neil’s a veteran comic, radio host, screenwriter and definitely the person who gets name-checked …
 
Episode 233 Hedley Thomas is an award-winning investigative journalist and podcast producer who brought us The Teacher’s Pet and The Night Driver podcasts. He is back with a new podcast series – Shandee's Story – where he goes back to the night of the 23-year old’s murder to find out who killed her and why. For those of you not familiar with The Te…
 
Dave grew up in Geelong, took his first steps into stand-up comedy in his early 20s, and his gift of the gab was quickly recognised by Nova and then Fox FM – where he hosted various shows including the top rating Fifi, Dave and Fev. On television, he hosted This Week Live and appeared on such shows as Talkin’ About My Generation and Hughesy We Have…
 
Welcome to the 63rd episode of Ten Questions where Adam talks to Shaun Grant - the multi-AACTA Award winning screenwriter of Nitram. Shaun’s debut film, Snowtown, about the infamous Snowtown murders in South Australia in the 1990s – won multiple awards and screened at Critics’ Week at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. And that’s when Shaun’s career to…
 
Episode 232 It’s hard to imagine a job where you have to be vigilant all the time, being ready to attend to traumatic and unpredictable situations. But that’s what prison officers have to do every day. Social worker and therapist Bruce Perham has worked with hundreds of officers and he’s written a book called Code Blue: Prison Officer in Danger abo…
 
This week’s guest is the actress Georgina Haig. Selected credits from Georgina’s fabulous career include the first season of Underbelly, Queen Elsa in Once Upon a Time, The Crossing and Snowpiercer. And now she’s back in Australia playing Rachel Rafter in Packed to the Rafters for Amazon Prime. In our chat we get into the weeds of what it’s like to…
 
Episode 231 There were only two unsolved murders in the state of Victoria in 1942, and they are heavily shrouded in mystery. These murders happened during World War II time, on the Bellarine Peninsula, in Queenscliff, in an area occupied by Australian troops who were patrolling and defending the coastline. Early one cold, wintry morning in late May…
 
Four-time Logie Award winning actor, singer, and dancer, Hugh Sheridan. Hugh grew up in Adelaide with six brothers and sisters, studied ballet with the Australian Ballet, sang with the State Opera of South of Australia and went to acting school at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Hugh’s major break was playing Ben Rafter on the Channel Seven…
 
Show Notes Ep 230 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Was a man convicted of murder in Australia in the late 19th Century also responsible for the Jack the Ripper murders in London? Far from being a Ripper 'fan', author Garry Linnell is intrigued by Victorian history. In his new book ‘Devil’s Work’, he doesn't just retell the…
 
Show Notes Ep 229 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb Well I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, some of the best people I’ve ever met have been to prison. Here’s another one. Catherine from Horsham went to jail, and she’s thoroughly lovely, in fact, I bet you can totally relate to her. I'm a bit delirious with our endle…
 
Dr Chris graduated from the University of Sydney in 2001 with First Class Honours in vet science. After practicing in Sydney’s North Shore as well as remote communities in the Northern Territory, a chance meeting in a pub with a media manager helped him land a presenting role on Harry’s Practice in 2003. After that, he went on to win a Logie for Mo…
 
Back in 2018, Christian was the most popular breakfast host in the UK – with three million people listening to his show each morning. Then, a combination of panic attacks and wanderlust made him decide to leave his top rating show, uproot his family and move to Australia to become the breakfast host on Melbourne’s Gold FM. In his book, No One Liste…
 
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…
 
We talk about her broadcasting beginnings from newsreading on Channel 10 to co-hosting The Today Show opposite Karl Stefanovic, the controversy surrounding her departure from The Today Show, her battle with post-natal depression and her mother’s battle with bi-polar disorder. Jess and her mother, Penelope, would go on to write the book, The Best of…
 
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…
 
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