Episodes

Crime and Sport: Australia’s Great Passions

In their new book Gangland: This Unsporting Life, Susanna Lobez and James Morton have applied their meticulous reporting skills to the intersection of Australian sport and Australian crime, from bank robbing football players to drug-dealing football players and stand-over men.

Julie’s Big Drug Importation Adventure

When Julie was a teenager in 1970s Australia, she and her friends decided to try their hands at drug smuggling. It didn’t turn out well, despite the assistance of the Victorian Narcotics Squad.

Jock Palfreeman’s Quasi Bulgarian Parole

Australian Jock Palfreeman has been in a Bulgarian prison since 28 December 2007 when he was taken into custody for the stabbing murder of Andrei Monov.

Dead Man Walking: The Killing of Michael McGurk

Michael McGurk was murdered with a single gunshot to the head outside his family home in Cremorne in 2009. He confided in our guest, legendary journalist Kate McClymont about who he thought might kill him just 10 days before his death.

The Abduction Of Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon

11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe was the kind of well-mannered, responsible girl often entrusted to care for younger children. She was no match though for a grown man who seized the opportunity to snatch her and her 4-year-old friend from Adelaide Oval in 1973.

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode 128:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Suzie Ratcliffe

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Jack and Stacey and Ice in the Latrobe Valley

22-year-old Jack Nankervis was stabbed 70 times by a teenager he didn’t know.