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Death on the Derwent

One man’s mysterious disappearance has become a decade-long tragedy for two Tasmanian women, from different sides of the tracks.

Journalist Andrew Rule’s Scariest Case

It’s easy to forget it takes a lot of courage to write stories about bad guys week after week.

My Brother the Paedophile Priest

Margaret Harrod and her twin brother Michael both dedicated their lives to God, she as a nun and he as a priest.

A Kiwi Teen Almost Killed the Queen. Kia Ora cuz!

In 1981, a psychopathic New Zealand teenager came very close to assassinating Queen Elizabeth. Embarrassed police not only covered it up but sent him away to Australia, a free man.

The De Gruchy Family Murders

Belinda Neil was settling in on her first day in the homicide squad when she took a phone call that would change the course of her career.

Anne Hamilton Byrne and The Family

From humble beginnings in suburban Melbourne to reincarnation as Jesus Christ, a cohort of devoted, well-heeled followers and an enviable real estate portfolio, Anne Hamilton Byrne who died in a nursing home last week really was the quintessential 20th century cult leader. The only thing more shocking than the abuse she inflicted on dozens of children in her care throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, is how various Governmental authorities approved of her guardianship over them in the first place.

This interview with journalist Chris Johnston, who created the book and documentary The

Family with Rosie Jones, first aired last year. The companion interview with former detective Lex De Man, whom you’ll hear a lot about in this interview, was recorded the day after Anne’s death.

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode 110:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Chris Johnston

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