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Episode 89 - The Moorehouse Murders Part 1

2/16/2020
In 1986, a young woman ran into a vaccuum store in the suburb of Willagee, WA, crying that she'd been raped. What she had to tell the police didn't just bust a serial rapist - it cast light on a pair of serial killers and their hunting ground in Claremont, ten years before the area became famous ... Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod Used under a Creative Commons license.

Duration:00:59:15

Episode 88 - The Mungo Remains

2/9/2020
Lake Mungo is one of seventeen dry lakes that make up the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes region. On its shores, one can find a collection of archaeological curiosities: old campfires, middens, and the occasional human skeleton. In February 1974, one such skeleton destroyed the preexisting notions of aboriginal origin, and created an entirely new swathe of questions. LM3 is possibly one of the most important finds in Australia, to the local aboriginal tribes, the aboriginal culture in...

Duration:01:05:45

Bushfire Update 2019/2020 Season #2

2/6/2020
We were hoping that there wouldn’t be a need for another one of these until our very podcast studio came under threat. In order to answer all your questions in one hit, here is a second update on the ongoing Australian bushfire natural disaster and when it came knocking at our door. Once again, supreme gratitude to emergency services personnel who keep us safe throughout the bushfire threat.

Duration:00:33:48

Episode 87 - The Legend of Fisher's Ghost Part 2

2/2/2020
In the 1820s, when the Australian colony was only a blip on the timeline of the British Empire, a single convict vanished from the settlement of Campbell Town, in the south-west of Sydney. Shortly after, his neighbour began selling the man's wares, claiming the convict gave them to him. A few weeks later, a man on his way home saw a ghastly sight, of the convict sitting on a bridge rail. After a few seconds, the ghostly man pointed down the creek and vanished. And so began the legend of...

Duration:01:10:33

Episode 86 - The Legend of Fisher's Ghost Part 1

1/26/2020
In the 1820s, when the Australian colony was only a blip on the timeline of the British Empire, a single convict vanished from the settlement of Campbell Town, in the south-west of Sydney. Shortly after, his neighbour began selling the man's wares, claiming the convict gave them to him. A few weeks later, a man on his way home saw a ghastly sight, of the convict sitting on a bridge rail. After a few seconds, the ghostly man pointed down the creek and vanished. And so began the legend of...

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 85 - The Tully UFO Nest Incident

1/19/2020
In January of 1966, a banana farmer in Tully, QLD was tending his farm when he saw something strange in the air above his neigjblur's farm. He dismissed it for a bit, but in the end, he and the neighbour walked down the investigate. What they saw there would rival the Westall Incident 3 months later, but never received the recognition it deserved. Join Holly and Matthew as they investigate the Tully UFO nests. Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod Used...

Duration:01:07:47

Episode 84 - The Little Pebble Cult Part 5

1/14/2020
In the 1980s, a small gathering of believers settled on a small farm just outside Nowra, NSW. This small group was led by a man called William Kamm, a devout Catholic boy who didn't like the direction the church was taking. So he gathered some like-minded people, explained the visions he was having, and they decided that it would be best to gather in their own place at their own times, for worship. Kamm was a benevolent leader, loved by all, and confirmed as successor to the papacy by Pope...

Duration:01:07:22

Episode 83 - The Little Pebble Cult Part 4

1/5/2020
In the 1980s, a small gathering of believers settled on a small farm just outside Nowra, NSW. This small group was led by a man called William Kamm, a devout Catholic boy who didn't like the direction the church was taking. So he gathered some like-minded people, explained the visions he was having, and they decided that it would be best to gather in their own place at their own times, for worship. Kamm was a benevolent leader, loved by all, and confirmed as successor to the papacy by Pope...

Duration:00:57:35

Bushfire Update 2019/2020 Season

1/4/2020
So many of our listeners have expressed concern about the Weird Crap team as Australia goes through its bushfire hellscape, and we thank you for it. In this small bonus episode, Holly and Matthew set out for international and domestic listeners alike what it's like in Canberra at the moment (not for the politicians - the little people). We don't get political, and we can't solve the problem, but we can show solidarity and express our gratitude. Thank you to all our Firies and their support...

Duration:00:42:51

Episode 82 - The Little Pebble Cult Part 3

12/29/2019
In the 1980s, a small gathering of believers settled on a small farm just outside Nowra, NSW. This small group was led by a man called William Kamm, a devout Catholic boy who didn't like the direction the church was taking. So he gathered some like-minded people, explained the visions he was having, and they decided that it would be best to gather in their own place at their own times, for worship. Kamm was a benevolent leader, loved by all, and confirmed as successor to the papacy by Pope...

Duration:00:58:33

Episode 81 - Bart vs Australia (Christmas 2019)

12/22/2019
As we cross Christmas 2019, Holly and Matthew turn to our tradition: pulling apart foreign depictions of Australia. Join Holly and Matthew as they examine the Simpsons episode 6:16 - Bart vs Australia. Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod Used under a Creative Commons license.

Duration:01:29:00

Episode 80 - The Pebble Cult Part 2

12/15/2019
In the 1980s, a small gathering of believers settled on a small farm just outside Nowra, NSW. This small group was led by a man called William Kamm, a devout Catholic boy who didn't like the direction the church was taking. So he gathered some like-minded people, explained the visions he was having, and they decided that it would be best to gather in their own place at their own times, for worship. Kamm was a benevolent leader, loved by all, and confirmed as successor to the papacy by Pope...

Duration:01:01:24

Episode 79 - The Pebble Cult Part 1

12/8/2019
In the 1980s, a small gathering of believers settled on a small farm just outside Nowra, NSW. This small group was led by a man called William Kamm, a devout Catholic boy who didn't like the direction the church was taking. So he gathered some like-minded people, explained the visions he was having, and they decided that it would be best to gather in their own place at their own times, for worship. Kamm was a benevolent leader, loved by all, and confirmed as successor to the papacy by Pope...

Duration:01:02:56

Episode 78 - The Sydney Harbour Bridge

12/1/2019
Spanning the width of Sydney Cove, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is an icon that instantly means "Australia" - normally pictured alongside the Opera House. But just how did the bridge came to be? How did it single handedly save Sydney from the Great Depression? And why does the legend of the dead workers endure? Join Holly and Matthew to find out! Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod Used under a Creative Commons license.

Duration:01:30:30

Episode 77 - The Walsh Street Shooting Part 2

11/24/2019
The cold war between the police and the criminals of Melbourne grew hotter with every "accidental" shooting of those accused of crimes. Eventually, it culminated in the shootings of two police officers, and the longest-running investigation in Victorian history. Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod Used under a Creative Commons license.

Duration:00:52:28

Episode 76 - The Walsh Street Shooting Part 1

11/18/2019
The cold war between the police and the criminals of Melbourne grew hotter with every "accidental" shooting of those accused of crimes. Eventually, it culminated in the shootings of two police officers, and the longest-running investigation in Victorian history. Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod Used under a Creative Commons license.

Duration:00:53:46

Episode 75 - Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

11/10/2019
In the late 1960s, television was starting to take off in Australia. On the airwaves were shows displaying the landscape of the United States and United Kingdom, albiet in black and white. A handful of hopefuls looked at those shows, then at the Australian bush, and realised, "We can do that." Since 1967, Skippy has spread her adventures around the world in brilliant colour, helping to bring tourism to Australia, and pride to the population. Join Holly and Matthew for their first foray...

Duration:01:15:51

Episode 74 - Phar Lap

11/3/2019
The Melbourne Cup is known as the "Race that Stops the nation". But the value of these horses sometimes exceed their status. This is a story about a special horse, one that Australia claims as its own, and still mourns the loss, 87 years after he died. Join Holly and Matthew as they look into Australia's favourite racehorse, Phar Lap! Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin MacLeod Used under a Creative Commons license.

Duration:01:05:50

Episode 73 - The Queen Street Massacre

10/29/2019
In 1987, a madman went on a shooting rampage through a main street of Melbourne (see episode 69). Three months later, another man, influenced by that massacre and suffering from severe mental illness, entered the Australia Post building on Queen St, Melbourne - three blocks from the Russell St Police Headquarters (see episode 66) - and killed eight people, including himself. Part 3 of our Melbourne Massacre series. Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking Clock" – Kevin...

Duration:01:50:34

Episode 72 - The Tasmanian Devil

10/20/2019
The Tasmanian devil was named by early European settlers who heard the creature's unearthly screams, coughs and growls, and went to investigate They found a small canine-looking animal with black fur and white patches, red ears and sharp teeth. Its howls screeches and snarls haunted the nights, driving some man to the brink of insanity. Some say the devil haunts Tasmania. Here on the podcast, we believe the whole island is possessed.... Main Theme music – Kevin MacLeod "Slow Ticking...

Duration:01:12:54