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The Perfect Podcast Club
Australian True Crime 

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia’s suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.  

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This weeks review:

I love this podcast, Emily and Meshel. Their passion for the podcast is matched only by my passion for listening to their podcast. If you are a true crime 'junkie' like me then you will love this podcast. The best thing about it is that they cover Australian True Crime, which is local and fascinates me. I prefer it to American true crime, I think it is the accents, but either way this is a 'must have' item in your podcast library if you love true crime. 

***** 5 STARS

Where's William Tyrrell

About the Podcast

The podcast, featuring 10 News First journalist Lia Harris in conversation with Natarsha Belling, investigates the mysterious disappearance of three-year-old William Tyrell from his foster grandmother’s house in Kendall, New South Wales, on 12 September 2014. It is produced in consultation with William’s foster parents, who also feature exclusively in the podcast. It is the first time his foster parents have given an interview about the case in four years.

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This is a great podcast. If I had to choose out of the two then I would choose 'Nowehere Child' but lets face it if you are as obsessed as me on all things true crime, you want to here every angle and view on the subject, so don't mind how many podcasts are released. Overall it was good to start to here the truth about William's circumstances and life. I just wish they could find him. 

**** 4 STARS

Nowhere Child

An investigative podcast exploring the case of William Tyrrell — a three-year-old boy who vanished while in state care.

By: Caroline Overington 

William Tyrrell was a three-year-old boy who disappeared from the village of Kendall, on the mid-north coast of NSW.

He was wearing a bright-red Spider-Man suit. The adults who were there say he was playing around the corner of the house, going RAAR like a tiger. And then, just like that, he was gone. Maybe part of you is thinking: ‘Oh yes, I remember .. there was always something about that case that didn’t seem quite right” — and you’re not wrong. Key facts were kept from the public, from day one. A lot of what was reported, especially early on, was false. In the new podcast, Nowhere Child, The Australian’s Caroline Overington delves into a case where notions of class and privilege; opportunity and poverty came crashing together, to create a nightmare for William Tyrrell.

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Caroline is a great speaker and is very engaging presenter. She has a soothing tone to her voice so you feel compassion and warmth in her voice which draws you into the story further. To be honest I highly recommend both podcasts and it will be up to your personal preference as to which you enjoy more, but I guarantee you will listen to both of them til the end. 

***** 5 STARS

Unravel True Crime Podcast

20-year-old cold case: What happened to this missing Blue Mountains mum?

On News Home

Nineteen-year-old Belinda Peisley vanished in September 1998. Years later, a murky network from the last few months of her life emerge. In Season 3 of Unravel, reporter Gina McKeon forensically digs into the suspicious unsolved disappearance of young mum, Belinda Peisley, who was last seen in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, in September 1998. Belinda's life descends into chaos when she receives a large inheritance after she turns 18 and buys her own place in town. It's a move her family thinks will set her up for life, but instead the house becomes a magnet for a world of drugs and crowd of people who visit day and night.


Gina McKeon

By piecing together the stories and evidence around the six main persons of interest named at the inquest into Belinda's disappearance and suspected death, what emerges is a picture of a town and case shrouded in secrecy. The series uncovers a dark underbelly of drugs and violence, and a culture of fear and intimidation, that still exists in this town. 20 years on, some are still too scared to speak about Belinda's case.


This is a fascinating podcast. You are literally listening to people get away with murder and there is nothing that can be done to get Belinda and her family justice. It is unbelievable that there were so many persons of interest. It is clear who the likely killers were and is frustrating that their greed, drug addiction and lack of moral code has resulted in  the death of Belinda and the consequent cover-up.  The podcast also covers some of the Coronial Inquest into her death and you here from all the characters and are drawn deep into the podcast and you will not be able to get enough. 

**** 4.5 STARS

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