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SBS True Stories

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A five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The stories are adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of ...Show More
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S3 Ep5 How to get away with murder

14:26 | Oct 16th, 2016

There is a way you can take a gay murder and make it not a gay murder. You get a good lawyer. This is what happened in 2011 to the brutal killing of Andrew Negre - a case that continues to bounce around the legal system. Listed as iTunes Best Podcas...Show More
S3 Ep4 An ordinary guy

15:15 | Oct 14th, 2016

David “John” Saint was an ordinary guy. He worked, bought three houses, did them up and sold them. On April 16, 1991, he was found covered in blood on a main street in Adelaide by a passer-by. He died soon after. From day one, police said publicly th...Show More
S3 Ep3 The beats generation

11:35 | Oct 11th, 2016

Beats are secretive places – they provide anonymity for men seeking sex, but this secrecy also provides a cover and protection for their attackers. “Todd” ran away at 16 and lived on the streets of Adelaide. The street kids he hung out with used to h...Show More
S3 Ep2 Police become the suspects

18:59 | Oct 8th, 2016

Dr George Duncan’s body was pulled from the River Torrens in 1972. At the time, homosexuality was illegal. Police were the suspects in the murder. It’s a case that’s gone on to become one of South Australia’s most notorious unsolved murders, altered ...Show More
S3 Ep1 Rex, the beat, and the bashing

18:50 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Late one night in 1992, Rex Robinson pulled his car into one of Adelaide’s most notorious beats. High beam on, Rex sees a man lying face down, motionless in the middle of the road. It’s the night that embroiled Rex in a vicious bashing case which mad...Show More
Season 3 Preview

01:36 | Sep 25th, 2016

True Stories returns with a five-part investigation into the untold stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders. Each episode explores the intriguing circumstances of an unsolved case, told by award-winning Australian investigative journalist and writer...Show More
S2 Ep5 Diary of a Tumbleweed

11:44 | Apr 27th, 2016

Living in Melbourne and struggling to become a writer, Abigail quits her job, grabs a backpack, and a buys a one-way ticket to Paris. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. In Season Two, d...Show More
S2 Ep4 Mosque, Mourning and Girls

15:40 | Apr 20th, 2016

Osamah is 19, and his main aim during Ashura, a ten-day Islamic ritual, is to score the chat-room nickname of Houda, the girl whose long eyelashes feed his new obsession. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ...Show More
S2 Ep3 Ex-Yugos

09:46 | Apr 13th, 2016

Born in a country that no longer exists, Sofija arrives in Australia as a child who has escaped a civil-war. Her home country Yugoslavia is divided, but as she discovers late one night on a Melbourne tram, ex-Yugos are still united in many other ways...Show More
S2 Ep2 Greyhound

11:28 | Apr 6th, 2016

In the hope of settling himself, Andre leaves the city behind and journeys to what he thinks is the empty heart of Australia. Except, as he discovers, it isn’t empty at all. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Tw...Show More
S2 Ep1 Late night in a car park

11:58 | Mar 30th, 2016

Nakkaih Lui has just started to question if she was raped... late one night in a car park. But facing the question is harder than the answer itself. Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with Season Two, ‘Untold Australia’. I...Show More
S1 Ep7 What's In A Name

06:30 | Oct 1st, 2015

What’s really in a name? And what happens when you change your name? Hear writer and comedian Cyrus Bezyan grapple with just that question in his signature laconic style. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates the goo...Show More
S1 Ep6 Carmelina and Me

09:44 | Sep 24th, 2015

Bullying and humiliation are a dark part of emerging writer and novelist Tamar Chnorhokian’s high school life. But a special friendship sees her though the toughest moments. As a courtesy to those portrayed in this story, all names have been change...Show More
S1 Ep5 Small Town Boy, Big Town Book

06:50 | Sep 16th, 2015

This is the late 80s in regional NSW. The time of revolutionary politics and revolutionary artists. A time that made its mark on award winning author, poet and rapper, Omar Musa. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High School' celebrates th...Show More
S1 Ep4 Confidence Game

09:19 | Sep 9th, 2015

How to escape high school? It’s all Ellen wants to do. And she’s found a way. She can escape the school yard, the classroom, the daily teases and taunts. She’s found a place where she can be herself. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 Season One, 'High ...Show More
S1 Ep3 Punchbowl Boys - EXPLICIT

12:26 | Sep 9th, 2015

LANGUAGE WARNING: There is strong language in this podcast. Welcome to the layered world of Punchbowl Boys during its dark periods in the late 90s. Told through the eyes of master storyteller Michael Mohammed Ahmed. iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015 S...Show More
S1 Ep2 Chinese Straight

11:13 | Sep 9th, 2015

High School, a time of metamorphism for most of us. For Maxine, the transformation brings hope that the school-yard taunts of ‘fuzzy wuzzy’ and ‘scarecrow’ will be over. It seems just within reach, but can she really change herself? iTunes Best Podc...Show More
S1 Ep1 Liverpool Boys

08:06 | Aug 21st, 2015

LANGUAGE WARNING: There is strong language in this podcast. With award winning writer Luke Carman as your guide, enter the world of Liverpool Boys High. Luke wants to be a writer, but with an English teacher more interested in designing an air-condi...Show More