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Shortcut: What a Forensic Pathologist Actually Does

Season 1, Ep. 479

This is a "Shortcut" episode. It’s a shortened version of this week’s more detailed full episode, which is also available on our feed. 


David Ranson is one of Australia's most experienced forensic pathologists.


I wrote a chapter about him in my book CSI I Told You Lies, in which he described traveling to Holland in 2014 to join the International Victim Identification Team after MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. David also worked in victim identification after the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 and the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009.


David has given forensic evidence in some of Australia's biggest criminal cases, including those of serial killer Peter Dupas, the Walsh Street police shootings and countless Melbourne underground murders.


These days he's trying to move toward retirement, in his words, and concentrating on teaching, and he joins us on Australian true crime to talk about the kinds of things he's passing on to his students.


Australian True Crime LIVE is coming to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this July! It'll be full of special guests and Q+A's, and we can't wait to see you in person. You can find tickets by clicking this link.


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Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram 

Guest: David Ranson

Executive Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


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