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Real Crime Interview

Real Crime investigative journalist Adam Shand brings you into conversations with notorious and intriguing characters as he seeks to uncover the truth. The engaging human stories, from voices rarely heard in Australian media will amaze you.

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Season 1


Ash Langsworth - From prison guard to prison inmate

The Melbourne Gangland War took a toll on a lot of people, and as a prison guard for Barwon Prison, Ash Langsworth handled some of Melbourne's most notorious criminals, including Carl Williams. He gained an insight into how they act in prison. Real Crime Investigative Journalist Adam Shand chats with Ash about 2 major events during Ash's time their, the death of Carl Williams and the fateful night that turned his whole world upside down.  For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

Ash Langsworth - From prison guard to prison inmate

The Melbourne Gangland War took a toll on a lot of people, and as a prison guard for Barwon Prison, Ash Langsworth handled some of Melbourne's most notorious criminals, including Carl Williams. He gained an insight into how they act in prison. Real Crime Investigative Journalist Adam Shand chats with Ash about 2 major events during Ash's time their, the death of Carl Williams and the fateful night that turned his whole world upside down.  For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

40:52

EP12 - S1

26 Jun 22

Catfished - The death of Renae Marsden

In 2013 Renae Marsden sadly took her own life after years of emotional manipulation, abuse and catfishing by her best friend Camila Zeidan. Camila was not charged, as catfishing is not a law in Australia and years later, her parents, Mark and Teresa Marsden are still fighting for catfishing to be punishable by law in Australia. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand chats with Mark and Teresa about those events back in 2013 and what it's been like living in limbo 8 years on. Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/dominic-perrottet-driven-to-suicide-but-renae-s-abuser-in-the-clear-criminalising-catfishing Join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/139558685012372 Warning: This episode contains details of suicide. For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

Catfished - The death of Renae Marsden

In 2013 Renae Marsden sadly took her own life after years of emotional manipulation, abuse and catfishing by her best friend Camila Zeidan. Camila was not charged, as catfishing is not a law in Australia and years later, her parents, Mark and Teresa Marsden are still fighting for catfishing to be punishable by law in Australia. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand chats with Mark and Teresa about those events back in 2013 and what it's been like living in limbo 8 years on. Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/dominic-perrottet-driven-to-suicide-but-renae-s-abuser-in-the-clear-criminalising-catfishing Join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/139558685012372 Warning: This episode contains details of suicide. For more episodes download the LiSTNR app now and listen for free

31:37

EP11 - S1

27 Mar 22

War On Ourselves

Australia’s war in Afghanistan has had a devastating influence on suicide and depression among our veterans upon their return. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand is joined by guest Dr Dan Mealey, who fought for a Royal Commission into veteran suicide. He says some Australians have turned on our soldiers while the Taliban continue to commit atrocities against innocent people.

War On Ourselves

Australia’s war in Afghanistan has had a devastating influence on suicide and depression among our veterans upon their return. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand is joined by guest Dr Dan Mealey, who fought for a Royal Commission into veteran suicide. He says some Australians have turned on our soldiers while the Taliban continue to commit atrocities against innocent people.

39:39

EP10 - S1

14 Sep 21

The Real Chopper: Part 2

Hear the story of Chopper Read’s comeback from near-destruction from drugs. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand reports on how a new manager, Andrew Parisi, plots a course for Chopper’s revival including books, documentaries and a stupendous TV deal for a tell-all interview weeks before his death.

The Real Chopper: Part 2

Hear the story of Chopper Read’s comeback from near-destruction from drugs. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand reports on how a new manager, Andrew Parisi, plots a course for Chopper’s revival including books, documentaries and a stupendous TV deal for a tell-all interview weeks before his death.

26:30

EP09 - S1

14 Sep 21

The Real Chopper: Part 1

Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a name that is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand delves into the world of the foul deeds he confessed to, but how much of it was true? His first manager Andrew Roper explains how he took the Chopper show on the road.

The Real Chopper: Part 1

Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a name that is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand delves into the world of the foul deeds he confessed to, but how much of it was true? His first manager Andrew Roper explains how he took the Chopper show on the road.

24:33

EP08 - S1

14 Sep 21

Enzo Condello

Melbourne gangster Mario Condello was brutally slain in Melbourne 2006. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand interviews Enzo Condello, the brother of Mario. Enzo could have followed a similar path of his brother but chose to become a writer. He reflects on his brother's role as Australia's ambassador to the mafia and the circumstances that led to Mario's murder.

Enzo Condello

Melbourne gangster Mario Condello was brutally slain in Melbourne 2006. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand interviews Enzo Condello, the brother of Mario. Enzo could have followed a similar path of his brother but chose to become a writer. He reflects on his brother's role as Australia's ambassador to the mafia and the circumstances that led to Mario's murder.

27:19

EP07 - S1

14 Sep 21

Control: Part 3 - Confidence

Domestic violence victims are more likely to speak to police these days. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand speaks to senior police who claim an increase in domestic violence reports is not a new epidemic. Experienced domestic violence officers and prosecutors explain why some victims are still reluctant to engage.  

Control: Part 3 - Confidence

Domestic violence victims are more likely to speak to police these days. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand speaks to senior police who claim an increase in domestic violence reports is not a new epidemic. Experienced domestic violence officers and prosecutors explain why some victims are still reluctant to engage.  

22:44

EP06 - S1

14 Sep 21

Control: Part 2 - Kylie

Cassie extricates herself from Connor’s control but the abuser moves on to a new victim, Kylie. The same pattern resumes, only broken when Kylie reaches out to police and stops protecting her assailant. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand shows how Kylie and Cassie then join forces to ensure that Connor’s hold is broken forever.

Control: Part 2 - Kylie

Cassie extricates herself from Connor’s control but the abuser moves on to a new victim, Kylie. The same pattern resumes, only broken when Kylie reaches out to police and stops protecting her assailant. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand shows how Kylie and Cassie then join forces to ensure that Connor’s hold is broken forever.

34:02

EP05 - S1

14 Sep 21

Control: Part 1 - Cassie

Domestic abuse is almost impossible to foresee in a relationship that starts online. Real crime investigator Adam Shand reports on the case of Cassie who meets an American named Connor online and, after a whirlwind romance, invites him to live in Australia with her. Soon, the violence begins but Cassie is ashamed to admit she has allowed an abusive man into her life. 

Control: Part 1 - Cassie

Domestic abuse is almost impossible to foresee in a relationship that starts online. Real crime investigator Adam Shand reports on the case of Cassie who meets an American named Connor online and, after a whirlwind romance, invites him to live in Australia with her. Soon, the violence begins but Cassie is ashamed to admit she has allowed an abusive man into her life. 

30:44

EP04 - S1

14 Sep 21

Jailhouse Lawyer: Part 3 - A Question of Character

With evidence of police corruption, the Jailhouse Lawyer’s determination to give it over is silenced by an old adversary. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand reports on the arrest of  David McCulloch and how he was deported to a home he left 50 years ago.

Jailhouse Lawyer: Part 3 - A Question of Character

With evidence of police corruption, the Jailhouse Lawyer’s determination to give it over is silenced by an old adversary. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand reports on the arrest of  David McCulloch and how he was deported to a home he left 50 years ago.

24:04

EP03 - S1

14 Sep 21

Jailhouse Lawyer: Part 2 - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Jailhouse Lawyer David McCulloch formed key alliances with powerful inmates and prison staff to bring peace to Barwon Prison. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand explains how despite this, McCulloch faced new charges after a former friend Carl Williams betrayed him with false evidence.

Jailhouse Lawyer: Part 2 - No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Jailhouse Lawyer David McCulloch formed key alliances with powerful inmates and prison staff to bring peace to Barwon Prison. Real Crime investigator Adam Shand explains how despite this, McCulloch faced new charges after a former friend Carl Williams betrayed him with false evidence.

50:23

EP02 - S1

14 Sep 21

Jailhouse Lawyer: Part 1 - Framed

How would you survive time in prison? Real Crime investigator Adam Shand tells the story of an ex-criminal who walked the line between warring gangs before being wrongly imprisoned. He reveals how he survived in a jail by helping others to fight for freedom.

Jailhouse Lawyer: Part 1 - Framed

How would you survive time in prison? Real Crime investigator Adam Shand tells the story of an ex-criminal who walked the line between warring gangs before being wrongly imprisoned. He reveals how he survived in a jail by helping others to fight for freedom.

43:36

EP01 - S1

14 Sep 21

Real Crime: Interview - Trailer

Real Crime investigator Adam Shand invites you into his 20-year career reporting on Australia's underworld, a unique insight into Australia's most important and iconic crime stories. 

Real Crime: Interview - Trailer

Real Crime investigator Adam Shand invites you into his 20-year career reporting on Australia's underworld, a unique insight into Australia's most important and iconic crime stories. 

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