Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Nov 29, 2020
Introducing - On Guard: Stories From Inside Australia's Toughest Prisons
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On Guard is a new podcast series that takes you behind behind the scenes to uncover what really goes on behind bars, as former correctional officers share shocking secrets from the frontline working with some of Australia's most infamous criminals.

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CLAREMONT: The Trial
CLAREMONT: The Trial
The West Australian
S2E103: THE SENTENCING: 'Coward' Edwards likely to die in prison
After 20 years of hiding in plain sight, sadistic killer and brutal rapist Bradley Edwards will likely never leave jail and die without his freedom, after he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 40 years. If he makes it that long, he will be 88, taking into consideration time served. But that just means in 2060 he can apply for parole, it doesn't mean he'll be released. As Justice Hall revealed his sentence, more than a year since his trial began and almost four years to the day since he was arrested, he told Edwards he would likely die in jail. "You committed these offences as a much younger man and have had the undeserved benefit of your liberty for many years due to the fact that it took many years to identify you as the perpetrator," he said. Those offences, he committed in his 20s, but one of his victims, who was 17 at the time bravely told of how the sadistic rapist's act 25 years ago changed her, but wouldn't define her. Her powerful words left even seasoned police officers holding back tears. “the definition of a coward," The Karrakatta victim said. “He preyed on weak, vulnerable young women who didn’t stand a chance." “How pathetic. It has been much easier in terms of impact to realise there was no evil genius at work here, he slipped through the cracks because he is unremarkable.” "And now I will leave this behind. I will leave this courtroom and finally go and live my life without you in it. I will live it joyously, respectfully and gratefully for myself, my family and for the lives that were lost. I will live and you won’t." "And as one of the victims of your crimes, I hope you are treated as well in prison as you have treated us." Even though he didn't give a life without parole sentence, Lee Rimmer, Jane's sister said he was happy, and WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson spoke for a community. “It is my sincere hope, for the sake of the victims, for the sake of the families and friends and indeed for the safety of our community, that Edwards will never be released from prison,” Mr Dawson said. In this final podcast, Natalie Bonjolo, Tim Clarke, Alison Fan and Damien Cripps digest, analyse and take in the sentence - and the case that's gripped the state for more than two decades. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 min
The Nurse
The Nurse
Camille Bianchi
S2E1 Another Nurse
We go back to the Launceston General Hospital: the year is 1989. Benjamin Felton was just 13 years old when he admitted to the hospital with stomach pain. From that day, his life was never the same - there was another nurse. For anyone seeking help or counselling for issues raised in this episode, contact Laurel House if you're a local https://laurelhouse.org.au/ or BlueKnot https://www.blueknot.org.au/ Any information or tips thenursepodcast@protonmail.com Theme - Stronger Together - Myuu thedarkpiano.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Among Us - Myuu thedarkpiano.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Poltergeist (Horror Soundscape) - Myuu thedarkpiano.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 001 by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5786-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-001 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Dark Secrets (DECISION) by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/246-dark-secrets-decision- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Bad Encounter - Myuu thedarkpiano.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sebastian J F by Philip Rice Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6819-sebastian-j-f License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license What Could Have Been - Myuu thedarkpiano.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Troublemaker Theme - Myuu thedarkpiano.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Tension Builders Inc by Brian Holtz Music Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6995-tension-builders-inc License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Abstraction by Luca Fraula Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5734-abstraction License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Cinematic Suspense Series Episode 002 by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5789-cinematic-suspense-series-episode-002 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 min
Naked City
Naked City
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
Mark 'Chopper' Read's legacy of violence
Contrary to popular opinion, Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read was no underworld mastermind and his criminal history was littered with blunders. His police record shows that when he broke the law he was usually caught and convicted. But he was a master story-teller and here, in a series of never before heard tapes, we hear from the real Chopper. Recorded in 1999 - late at night in his car with the help of his friend, Jim Beam bourbon - Chopper talks into a tape recorder about crimes he hadn't been convicted for, how to dispose of a dead body and his run in with Alan Jones on live television.  It was while serving one of these long jail stints he learnt that writing sentences beat the hell out of serving them. For it is as storyteller that Chopper Read will be remembered and with good reason. He knew the dark side fascinated solid citizens, or as he said, “Posh people love gangsters.” For years, Read was available to any reporter looking for a quick one-liner on matters of crime, which meant the underworld head-hunter was hunted for a headline. And that, at least initially, was Read’s motivation. He always wanted to be remembered - and he has got his wish. Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find us. Become a subscriber: our supporters power our newsrooms and are critical for the sustainability of news coverage. Becoming a subscriber also gets you exclusive behind-the-scenes content and invitations to special events. Click on the links to subscribe https://subscribe.theage.com.au/ or https://subscribe.smh.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 min
True Crime Conversations
True Crime Conversations
Mamamia Podcasts
The Night Stalker
It’s May 30, 1985, in Burbank, California. Spring is turning to summer, and the wide streets in the San Fernando Valley are lined with their signature palm trees. A 42 year old woman named Carol Kyle is at home with her 11 year old son. She doesn’t know yet that there is a man in her neighbourhood, driving a stolen car.  At some stage during the night, in the shadow of darkness, this man enters her home. At gunpoint, he binds Carol’s son with handcuffs and ransacks their house, demanding she tell him where her most valuable items are hidden.  Once he has collected a number of valuable goods, he rapes Carol, ordering her not to look at him while shouting threats at her. She complies.  When he is finished with Carol, he retrieves the little boy and binds him to her mother with handcuffs.  Then, he flees the scene.  Both Carol and her son survive this attack.  They are lucky.  So far that year, the Night Stalker as he will come to be known, has killed six innocent civilians. The year before, he killed two others. The youngest being a nine year old girl.  He is in the midst of one of the most destructive murder crime sprees in American history. But he isn’t like your text book serial killer. He is a serial rapist, kidnapper, pedophile and burglar, murdering some victims while letting others go.  For those who survive, they will never forget his face. It is the face of a monster.    CREDITS Guest: Detective Gil Carillo Host: Jessie Stephens Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri Producer: Gia Moylan   CONTACT US Tell us what you think of the show via email at truecrime@mamamia.com.au   Join our closed Facebook community to discuss this episode. Just search True Crime Conversations on Facebook or follow this link https://bit.ly/tcc-group  If any of the contents in this episode have cause distress know that there is help available via Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 min
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