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TV Blackbox & McKnight Tonight
TV Blackbox & McKnight Tonight
Robert McKnight
S05E04 Ding Dong's HOLEY MOLEY accident to be shown, Larry Emdur chats about THE CHASE and did the ABC kill Q&A?
It’s an episode where you’ll learn waaaaaaaay too much about sex in retirement homes!   YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!   But we’ll also chat with the legendary Larry Emdur after official confirmation he wilkl be hosting Channel 7’s The Chase Australia. Larry is one of the nicest guys on TV and he opens up about the audition process and whether he’s feels the pressure of taking over a successful format.   We’ll also meet the Executive Director of BINGE. Alison Hubert-Burns is on a mission to stand out from the crowd and she shares inside information on how she plans to compete with the other streamers.   Also in this episode: ·     1.48 – Google comes to the party but FaceBook chucks a wobbly. But who’s right and who’s wrong? ·     12.01 – INTERVIEW: Larry Emdur on his new role on The Chase and the highs and lows of his career ·     26.05 – Now the tennis is over just how is the ratings race shaking up? ·     29.32 – Has the ABC killed Q&A with its move to Thursday nights or was it already dying? ·     33.22 – Channel 7 to show the Denise Drysdale accident on Holey Moley ·     37.59 – Hatches & Dispatches ·     41.06 – INTERVIEW: Alison Hubert-Burns from BINGE ·     50.15 – TV Bingebox: we find out what the team have been watching this week Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/tv-blackbox.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58 min
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
Accidental Celebrity
Accidental Celebrity
Fiona Reynolds
4. The Missing Schoolboy
Bruce and Denise Morcombe would do anything to get their 13-year-old son Daniel back after he disappeared in 2003, including sacrificing their privacy to appeal for public help. The couple learnt how the media operates, to secure ongoing coverage. Music credits: Theme: Epic Adventure by BlueBirdSound Dark Secrets (DECISION) by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/246-dark-secrets-decision- 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 Deeplistening by Lilo Sound Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5778-deeplistening License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Breaking News 3 by Sascha Ende Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5952-breaking-news-3 License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3994-long-note-two License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Man Down by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4016-man-down License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Moments Of Life by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5687-moments-of-life- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Enter the Maze by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3712-enter-the-maze License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Rising Tide by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5027-rising-tide License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Into The Light by Rafael Krux Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5674-into-the-light- License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license. SFX Bus arriving and departing by Bone666138 - Freesound.org https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Media credits: Content supplied and/or licensed for use courtesy of Nine Entertainment Co (incl. The Footage Company Australia / Nine Network Australia), Australian Broadcasting Corporation Library Sales, News Corp Australia and Are Media Pty Limited. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/accidental-celebrity.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 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
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.
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