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Australian True Crime

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 a
Latest Episode8/18/2022

I lost my teens to heroin and sex work - Part 2

Season 1, Ep. 272
If you haven't listened to the first part of this story, you might want to go back and listen before diving into this episode. It contains a lot of background you need to know about Vanessa's own story, but it's also a unique insight into how one human being's life can be completely derailed by the intervention of another, particularly during childhood. Vanessa's story provides a perfect case study of what's known as the victim-offender overlap; which is to say most offenders of crime have been victims of crime first. You can find Vanessa's music on Bandcamp here: https://vanessavalentine.bandcamp.com/ https://thebambikills.bandcamp.com/ https://wearesophomore.bandcamp.com/You can donate to St Kilda Gatehouse here: https://www.stkildagatehouse.org.au/For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on InstagramCo-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.Guest: Vanessa ValentineProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifelineon 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
8/18/2022

I lost my teens to heroin and sex work - Part 2

Season 1, Ep. 272
If you haven't listened to the first part of this story, you might want to go back and listen before diving into this episode. It contains a lot of background you need to know about Vanessa's own story, but it's also a unique insight into how one human being's life can be completely derailed by the intervention of another, particularly during childhood. Vanessa's story provides a perfect case study of what's known as the victim-offender overlap; which is to say most offenders of crime have been victims of crime first. You can find Vanessa's music on Bandcamp here: https://vanessavalentine.bandcamp.com/ https://thebambikills.bandcamp.com/ https://wearesophomore.bandcamp.com/You can donate to St Kilda Gatehouse here: https://www.stkildagatehouse.org.au/For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on InstagramCo-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.Guest: Vanessa ValentineProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifelineon 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
8/14/2022

I lost my teens to heroin and sex work

Season 1, Ep. 271
This is the first of a two part Australian True Crime special because Vanessa’s story just refused to be contained in a single episode. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a story that shouldn’t be rushed. It’s not every day you have the opportunity to hear first hand how a well-behaved, studious, happy child, from a loving home found herself estranged from her family and living on the streets before her twentieth birthday. But that’s Vanessa’s story.For ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on InstagramCo-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.Guest: Vanessa ValentineProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifelineon 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
8/7/2022

The Particular PTSD of the Country Town Beat

Season 1, Ep. 270
Roger Eichler is a former country copper who served in NSW police from the 1990's. Like so many others, too many others, Roger eventually left the service on a medical discharge with debilitating PTSD. Roger Eichler has written a book on his experience as a country copper, it's called "The Price Of Protecting Others", and he joins us today to talk about it.You can buy Roger's book here: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-price-of-protecting-others-roger-eichler/book/9780228863038.htmlFor ad-free listening, early access and exclusive content, join Australian True Crime Plus on Apple Podcasts here: http://apple.co/australiantruecrimeCREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on InstagramCo-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.Guest: Roger Eichler Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifelineon 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
7/31/2022

My Brother The Family Violence Victim

Season 1, Ep. 269
As Jeffrey Lindsell’s family and friends gathered around his hospital bed in the days after his house caught on fire, attention turned to his volatile on-off relationship with Amanda Zukowski. It seemed as though Jeffrey had been living in an abusive relationship and had been a victim of coercive control and intimate partner violence. They realised that although he’d been increasingly withdrawn during the two year relationship and was particularly reluctant to talk about her, he’d shared different things with each of them at different times, and when they put it all together a very disturbing picture emerged. Homicide Victims' Support Group: https://www.hvsgnsw.org.au/CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on InstagramCo-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.Guest: Corinne LindsellProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifelineon 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
7/24/2022

The 1998 Silk-Miller police murders: Jason Roberts found not guilty

Season 1, Ep. 268
Jason Roberts, 41 years old, was recently freed for the first time in twenty two years by the Supreme Court of Victoria. He was seventeen years old when two police officers, Sergeant Gary Silk and Senior Constable Rodney Miller were shot and murdered on Cochranes Road, Moorabbin, Victoria. Roberts was one of two who were convicted of the murders all those years ago. It's a very infamous case in Australia, and a very complicated one. We are joined today by Adam Cooper, journalist at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, who is here to help us break down the jury's acquittal of Jason Roberts.CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on InstagramCo-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.Guest: Adam CooperProducer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifelineon 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.
7/14/2022

A “low-flying” barrister’s life and times working in the Magistrates’ Court

Season 1, Ep. 267
The Magistrates’ Court is the workhorse of the legal system, hearing both criminal and civil matters.Magistrates’ Courts around Australia hear the vast majority of sentenced court cases - more than 90 per cent in fact.Michael Challinger is a criminal barrister based in Melbourne and has been working in Victorian courts since 1975 – representing clients,mostly in the Victorian Magistrates’ Court and Children’s Court. Michael’swritten a book called Mostly Guilty – which is funny….a little politically incorrect at times…and it’s about his career working in this first rung of the court system.He dubs himself a “low-flying barrister” but as you’ll hear, the work he and his colleagues do every day is really important and, to be honest, probably undervalued.CREDITS:Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on InstagramCo-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.Guest: Michael Challinger, author of Mostly Guilty: A low-flying barrister’s working life. If you find yourself in need of a Barrister in Victoria, you can find Michael here: https://www.vicbar.com.au/profile/6405Producer/Editor: Matthew TankardExecutive Producer: Jacqueline TonksRecorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:Lifelineon 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)GET IN TOUCH:Send us a question or comment on this episode to be used in our "Episode Download" series: https://www.speakpipe.com/ATCFollow the show on Instagram @australiantruecrimepodcast and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AustralianTrueCrimePod/Email the show at team@smartfella.com.auAustralian True Crime is a podcast by Smart Fella Media. Your story matters and how you tell it matters even more.