Australian True Crime returns for new season in 2020

Podcast Australian True Crime will return in 2020 for another season with hosts Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb.

The announcement:

Australia’s largest independent podcast Australian True Crime returns for new season

Australia’s largest independent podcast, Australian True Crime, returned for a new season this week, continuing to uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

Hosted by comedian and media personality, Meshel Laurie and journalist and true crime writer Emily Webb, Australian True crime has notched up over 135 episodes and a loyal audience of over 1.4 million listeners each month. Together with expert interviews, the ever-curious hosts probe the underbelly of Australia.

The show’s staggering popularity isn’t a surprise with Meshel and Emily offering a fresh and unique format for the true crime genre, delving deep behind the headlines and featuring interviews with people directly impacted by crime – victims, police, families and friends and sometimes even perpetrators of crime.

“We are proud to give people a way to share their experiences and perspectives and especially highlight cases missing persons and unsolved cases that have not had a lot of coverage or may have faded from public memory,” Emily said.

The first episode of the season features an interview with Fiona Splitt, the widow of gold prospector, Bruce Schuler who was murdered on a remote cattle station in Far North Queensland in 2012. The Supreme Court charged the station’s owners with the murder, depsite never finding the body or supporting forensic evidence.

Determined to seek justice for her husband, Fiona turned her tragedy into a fight for the introduction of ‘no body, no parole’ laws. These laws mean station owners Stephen Struber and Diane Wilson-Struber will serve out their life sentences in jail unless they reveal where Schuler’s body is. The guilty pair, however, have always protested their innocence.

As always, Meshel and Emily create the perfect atmosphere for those impacted by crime to tell their story, striking a tone which is sincere, authentic and always respectful of the victims.

Australian True Crime is part of the Acast Creator Network, and available on Acast, Apple Podcasts or wherever you choose to listen.

Episodes will be released weekly every Thursday.

Source: Acast media release


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