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Episode 46 - The Family Murders Part 3

4/21/2019
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In the City of Churches, no one expects horrible things to happen. But in the 1970s, Adelaide - and Australia in general - was an intolerant town, hosting an element that enjoyed the kidnapping, torture and murder of gay men and teenagers almost every week. Some of the murderers were convicted - most were not. Join Matthew and Holly as they explore what has become one of Australia's most infamous murderous conspiracy theories, and the people involved in the (alleged) cover up...

Duration:00:46:54

Episode 45 - The Family Murders Part 2

4/14/2019
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In the City of Churches, no one expects horrible things to happen. But in the 1970s, Adelaide - and Australia in general - was an intolerant town, hosting an element that enjoyed the kidnapping, torture and murder of gay men and teenagers almost every week. Some of the murderers were convicted - most were not. Join Matthew and Holly as they explore what has become one of Australia's most infamous murderous conspiracy theories, and the people involved in the (alleged) cover up...

Duration:00:44:15

Episode 44 - The Family Murders Part 1

4/8/2019
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In the City of Churches, no one expects horrible things to happen. But in the 1970s, Adelaide - and Australia in general - was an intolerant town, hosting an element that enjoyed the kidnapping, torture and murder of gay men and teenagers almost every week. Some of the murderers were convicted - most were not. Join Matthew and Holly as they explore what has become one of Australia's most infamous murderous conspiracy theories, and the people involved in the (alleged) cover up...

Duration:00:53:30

Episode 43 - The Tromp Family Road Trip

3/31/2019
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You've heard of the Race that Stops the Nation. This was the Case that Stopped the Nation. In August 2016, the Tromps gathered their children into the car and headed out on an 800km, interstate road trip that would draw the attention of millions of people around the world within a couple of days. Join Holly and Matthew as they follow the Tromp Road Trip from Melbourne, VIC, to Bathurst, NSW, and back, with a little... sightseeing along the way.

Duration:01:01:17

Episode 42 - Kalkajaka

3/25/2019
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In Queensland lies a mountain of black granite said by native people and locals alike to be haunted by demons, ghosts and restless spirits. It warms in the sun, reeks of sulfuric air, and carries the weight of many dead things... Welcome to Kalkajaka, known also as the Point of the Spear or Black Mountain, where lizard men are said to roam...

Duration:00:49:15

Episode 41 - Australian Outlaws: Fauna Edition

3/17/2019
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Australia's ecosystem is a delicate balance, and a single small shift can cause catastrophic damage. We have strong customs for a reason, but they didn't come in until the 1900s. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine 5 of the most destructive invasive species currently inhabiting Australian shores, where they came from, and who're to blame.

Duration:00:57:15

Episode 40 - The Bass Strait Triangle

3/10/2019
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Over the years, many people, planes and boats have vanished into the waters of Bass Strait, some found, some never seen again. Fred Valentich (Episode 2) was only one of many... Join Holly and Matthew as they visit some notable cases, including the S.S. Federal in 1901, the Miss Hobart in 1934, and the Charleston in 1979.

Duration:00:50:11

Episode 39 - The Marree Man

3/3/2019
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In the middle of nowhere, hidden behind mountains and close to an army station point, there dwells a shape carved into the bedrock. An 2.5km-tall aboriginal man hunts with a stick, amazing pilots who fly over him daily. But how did Marree Man come to be, seemingly overnight in 1998, without anyone seeing the artist? Where are the tracks to get the heavy machinery in or out? And just who is responsible for the Marree Man?

Duration:00:58:42

Episode 38 - Port Arthur Part 4 - The Port Arthur Massacre: The Aftermath

2/24/2019
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On April 28, 1996, a man intent on blood entered the Port Arthur Historical Site, which was filled with tourists. He parked his car, ate lunch at the cafe... And committed the biggest post-Federation massacre on Australian soil within the space of about 15 minutes, before taking his guns on the road. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the massacre that shaped Australia's relation to guns, tourism, conspiracy theories and mental health. In this episode, they examine the impact the...

Duration:00:55:18

Episode 37 - Port Arthur Part 3 - The Port Arthur Massacre Part B

2/17/2019
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On April 28, 1996, a man intent on blood entered the Port Arthur Historical Site, which was filled with tourists. He parked his car, ate lunch at the cafe... And committed the biggest post-Federation massacre on Australian soil within the space of about 15 minutes, before taking his guns on the road. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the massacre that shaped Australia's relation to guns, tourism, conspiracy theories and mental health. **WARNING: Contains deaths of children and graphic...

Duration:00:55:41

Episode 36 - Port Arthur Part 2 - The Port Arthur Massacre Part A

2/10/2019
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On April 28, 1996, a man intent on blood entered the Port Arthur Historical Site, which was filled with tourists. He parked his car, ate lunch at the cafe... And committed the biggest post-Federation massacre on Australian soil within the space of about 15 minutes, before taking his guns on the road. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into the massacre that shaped Australia's relation to guns, tourism, conspiracy theories and mental health. **WARNING: Contains deaths of children and graphic...

Duration:01:02:51

Episode 35 - Port Arthur Part 1 - The Colony (1833-1877)

2/3/2019
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In the early days of Tasmania's history, Port Arthur was known as a prison colony that catered for secondary offenders - people who committed crimes once brought to Australia were sent to Port Arthur to see out their sentences. Touted as being escape-proof, the prison was surrounded by bush, bugs and sharks. The prison itself was no picnic - history tells us that a third of the people sent to Port Arthur went mad within its cells. Why did such a phenomena occur? Join Holly and Matthew as...

Duration:00:51:18

Episode 34 - Australia's El Dorado

1/27/2019
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On July 21, 1930, an expedition set out from Alice Springs, NT, equipped with jeeps, camels and aircraft (a new invention at the time), in search of a gold haul long enough to set up the team and their patrons for the rest of their lives. The man leading the expedition claimed to have found the gold years prior, and remembered the way. A few months later, however, the expedition returned without the guide, cranky and annoyed. Where was the gold they set out to find? And where was their...

Duration:01:00:50

Episode 33 - Ancient Australian Monsters

1/20/2019
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When Indigenous Australians crossed from the Indonesian peninsula to the Australia/Papua New Guinea continent ~50,000 years ago, they were confronted with a sight to behold: carnivorous kangaroos, birds taller than a man, and a 6m-long snake that regularly took on marsupial lions in combat. Over the millennia, however, circumstances led to the deaths of hundreds of species across the Australian continent, leaving only the ones we know today. Join Holly and Matthew as they explore the world...

Duration:01:06:14

Episode 32 - The Highway of Death

1/13/2019
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An 800km stretch of highway runs almost directly west from Townsville, Queensland, before heading through Charters Towers and straight on to Mt Isa. This stretch of road, known as the Flinders and Barkly Highways, has seen more than its fair share of disappearances and deaths over the last 30 years. Locals call it the Townsville Killing Fields. We call it the Highway of Death... **Correction: The Highway of Death runs through the top half of Queensland, not the bottom half.

Duration:01:15:26

Episode 31 - The Westall UFO Incident

1/6/2019
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In April 1966, more than 300 people witnessed an unidentified flying craft buzzing over their heads. Contrary to most UFO sightings, this happened at 11am, over a built-up area, and involved multiple witnesses. So what really happened? Includes audio from two witnesses: Terry Peck and Joy Clarke, so listen to the end!

Duration:00:59:25

Episode 30 - The Hawkesbury River Monster

12/30/2018
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Just south of Sydney lies one of Australia's biggest river systems, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. And within the waters of the Hawkesbury lies a creature of both legend and fear, Australia's own answer to the Loch Ness Monster: The Hawkesbury River Monster.

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 29 - An Australian Christmas

12/24/2018
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Join Holly and Matthew as they celebrate Christmas the Australian way - with a mishmash collection of traditions gathered from across the globe, all served beside a swimming pool. They discuss the differences between an "American" Christmas and an Australian Christmas, and offer insight as to why we have to be different.

Duration:01:02:20

Episode 28 - Australian Outlaws: The Legend of the Kelly Gang Part 3 (1869-1880)

12/16/2018
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Ned Kelly is a figure that divides the views of a lot of Australians. Was he a villain, killing cops left and right for some perceived vendetta against his family? Was he a hero, standing up for the downtrodden every-man of the last 1800s? Or has his legend taken over, wiping the slate clean and leaving only his final, police-defying last stand at Glenrowan, VIC, to grace the pages of our collective history? How much do you really know about Ned Kelly? Join Holly and Matthew as they look...

Duration:01:20:00

Episode 27 - Australian Outlaws: The Legend of the Kelly Gang Part 2 (1869-1880)

12/9/2018
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Ned Kelly is a figure that divides the views of a lot of Australians. Was he a villain, killing cops left and right for some perceived vendetta against his family? Was he a hero, standing up for the downtrodden every-man of the last 1800s? Or has his legend taken over, wiping the slate clean and leaving only his final, police-defying last stand at Glenrowan, VIC, to grace the pages of our collective history? How much do you really know about Ned Kelly? Join Holly and Matthew as they look...

Duration:00:55:51