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Life and Crimes with Andrew Rule

English, Documentary, 1 season, 355 episodes, 5 hours, 50 minutes
About
Andrew Rule is one of Australia's most prolific journalists and authors. In Life and Crimes, the Sunday Herald Sun columnist shines a light on the dark corners of Australian life, from the story behind the biggest mysteries, to the characters of yesterday and the crims of today. Produced by Jonty Burton.
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Birds out, drugs in

Donald Tate lived a life of light planes, narcotics busts and death sentences. And while he got himself into his fair share of scrapes, he always seemed to have an angle on an out. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/18/202219 minutes, 54 seconds
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Prince of the bird smugglers

It's a shadowy world where cool customers slip past international authorities to import contraband for the highest bidder. But it's not drugs or guns they are dealing, but rare and exotic eggs. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/202232 minutes, 25 seconds
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True tales from the turf

While the world of racing is full of colourful characters, it also has its fair share of miracles - both at the finishing post and the betting ring. Andrew Rule tells of two memorable moments. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/4/202232 minutes, 30 seconds
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The body in Abbeyard

Samantha Wilson was a mystery figure with a chequered past when she appeared in a small town in Victoria's high country. And when she went missing, the mystery only deepened. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected]  Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/28/202220 minutes, 10 seconds
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PK and the Sunshine crew

They may have sounded like a boy band, but for a hot minute, this group of frenemies terrorised Melbourne's western suburbs - before turning on themselves. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/21/202224 minutes, 27 seconds
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Confessions of an underworld lawyer

Lawyer Andrew Fraser represented the top of the criminal foodchain before sinking to the depths of addiction and imprisonment. In the first of a special series, Fraser joins Andrew Rule to talk cops, crims and AK 47s For future episodes of this subscriber-only series, go to https://heraldsun.com.au/fraser Or go to the podcasts section of the Herald Sun app. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleCrimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/14/202226 minutes, 1 second
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The Hannibal of The Hunter

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Katherine Mary Knight was an abattoir worker in country New South Wales, who had a fondness for knives and tempestuous relationships with men. And one day this volatile mix turned deadly, in one of Australia's most notorious crimes. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/7/202240 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sketches of Tommy and John

Andrew outlines the colourful lives of two colourful characters: John Kizon and Tom Erikson. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/1/202222 minutes, 32 seconds
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Death of a model

Revelle Balmain was a dancer and model who turned to escort work to make ends meet. But when she went missing, police searched from Sydney's sprawling nightlife, to the wilds of Tasmania, in search of answers. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected]: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/24/202233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Postcards from the ego

Brenden James Abbott was a smart kid with a habit for burglary. But it was his ingenious escapes and a single roll of film that would make him famous. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/202219 minutes, 24 seconds
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The blood and bones of poor Mark Jansen

In 2014, an excavator made a grisly find that reopened a very cold case. What followed is a story of gambling, drugs and the echoes of a most notorious crime. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/3/202237 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tragedy in the wheat fields

In the vast plains of western Victoria, police, family and concerned locals hunted for missing Adelaide grandmother Colleen South in vain. But Andrew Rule argues there was one critical element missing that could have changed the outcome. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected] Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/202244 minutes, 46 seconds
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Neil and the wild boys

In a step away from crime, Andrew sits down with author Anston Cameron to talk about the new biography Neil Balme, A Tale of Two Men. The memoir chronicles Balme's journey from footy hard man to a source of calm in a turbulent sport. More about the book: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/neil-balme-9781761042102  Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Advertising enquiries: [email protected]  Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/202235 minutes, 19 seconds
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Behind the bikie business

Investigative journalist Stephen Drill joins the show to introduce his new podcast series Bikies Inc - a series that lifts the lid on Australia’s outlaw motorcycle gangs, who now control more than $3 billion worth of illegal drugs each year. Find out more at https://bikiesinc.com.au/ Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected]  Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/202236 minutes, 45 seconds
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The 250th show Q&A: Part 2

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT On the second part of our Q&A special, Andrew answers questions about chilling crimes, missing people and old-time crooks Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleAdvertising enquiries: [email protected]  Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/6/202233 minutes, 34 seconds
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The 250th show Q&A: Part 1

On this milestone episode, Andrew Rule answers your questions about charming crooks, the underbelly war, crime masterminds and more. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleCrimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/30/202237 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Roberts acquittal

Investigative reporter Anthony Dowsley joins the show to outline the aftermath of the acquittal of Jason Roberts ove the Silk/Miller police shootings. Read Dowsley's ongoing reports at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/journalists/anthony-dowsley Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/23/202228 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mad to the Max

In this short episode, we outline the short crime spree of Pavel Marinof - and how his propensity for violence against cops left long shadows over the police force. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/16/202215 minutes, 10 seconds
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The magnificent seven

When South Australian police needed to infiltrate the Adelaide mafia, an undercover veteran assembled a team to pull off a remarkable sting. And after twists and turns in the legal system, their efforts resulted - only days ago - in a major conviction. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/9/202236 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rape in a safe haven

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT When Sue was only 19 years old, she sought sanctuary at an inner-Melbourne police station. What followed has been a 40-year ordeal as she has searched for the policeman who assaulted her. Sexual assault helplineCall 1800 010 120Counsellors are available from 7:30am until 11:30pm, 7 days. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/2/202252 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bonus episode: The War

In Sydney's south west, a deadly blood feud has broken out between rival crime families. Daily Telegraph crime writer Mark Morri joins the show to talk about his new documentary series, exposing this latest fracture in Sydney's underworld. Read more at: https://bit.ly/3ONcd7X Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/29/202231 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Fagans of the underworld

Andrew Rule explores the utter tragedy when old crooks induct young kids into their life of crime. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleCrimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/202227 minutes, 51 seconds
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The escape artists: Part 3

In the last in our series on great prison escapees, Andrew outlines the colourful crimes and daring prison break of 'Doc' Smith. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help: Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/18/202223 minutes, 57 seconds
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The escape artists: Part 2

Russell 'Mad Dog' Cox's exploits are well known, but this week, we focus on his extraordinary escape from Sydney’s Long Bay jail. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/11/202217 minutes, 39 seconds
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The escape artists: Part 1

Recent events has Andrew Rule recounting the most famous jailbreaks by three of Australia's most colourful crooks. This week: the daring flight of David McMillan from the infamous 'Bangkok Hilton' prison. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs helpLifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/4/202230 minutes, 21 seconds
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Catching the scent

The wilderness search for a missing man has Andrew Rule asking why authorities continue to refuse the help of expert trackers - even when time, money and perhaps lives are in the balance. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/202247 minutes, 49 seconds
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The slug gate saga deepens

A chance find on a hard drive brings new revelations to an ongoing legal and political drama. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202242 minutes, 30 seconds
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From St Kilda to New York in search of stories

Novelist Adrian McKinty went from writing crime thrillers in Melbourne to blockbusters in the US. He sits down with Andrew to tell the story of his eclectic career. Find out more about Adrian McKinty at: http://officialadrianmckinty.com/bio/Preorder The Island at Booktopia: https://tinyurl.com/4aad6z67 or Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/293xktzd Like the show? Get more at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202253 minutes, 51 seconds
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A house of many mysteries

When a young train driver moved into an unassuming house in an inner western suburb of Melbourne, little did he know it may have had links to one of the country's greatest heists., Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/7/202243 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Mr Cruel triangle

Andrew Rule uncovers a new and compelling theory as to the true identity of one of Australia's most notorious monsters. Read Andrew Rule's full Mr Cruel investigation at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/30/202245 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Winslow way of writing

Don Winslow is a best-selling American crime author whose new book City on Fire is the first in a saga about Irish and Italian crime syndicates in 1980s and '90s New England. He talks with Andrew about drug wars, the opioid epidemic and the craft of writing crime. City on Fire is out soon. Go to https://www.donwinslow.com/ for more information and to preorder. Thanks to Damian Tardio for production on this week's show. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/202225 minutes, 49 seconds
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The cold case of Karmein Chan

Karmein Chan was abducted in 1991. Just over a year later her remains were found in northern Melbourne. Was Mr Cruel responsible and what did the police overlook? Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 Thanks to Damian Tardio for production on this episode.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/16/202229 minutes, 3 seconds
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The gatekeepers

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. They spend their working lives keeping the bad guys on the inside, but who's helping them cope on the outside? Counsellor Bruce Perham joins the show to talk about his work helping prison guards deal with the pressures of their job Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Find out more about Bruce's book: https://letstalkdifferently.com.au/ Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/9/202240 minutes, 19 seconds
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The deadly ring-in

George Brown was a country boy with big dreams of training winners at the track. But he met a tragic end after getting caught up in racing's violent underworld. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/202231 minutes, 30 seconds
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REBROADCAST: The ballad of Jockey Smith

This week, from the vault, we bring you the story of a little guy with big plans - that mostly involved stealing. (First released Jan 19, 2019) Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/202238 minutes, 4 seconds
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The dead man's mate: Part 2

Last week, we looked at the murder  that saw Ronald Ryan hanged. This week we tell the story of what became of the young man who shared Ryan's crimes. Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202235 minutes, 36 seconds
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The dead man's mate: Part 1

The execution of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia, shocked and captivated the nation. But his partner in crime, Peter Walker, has a violent and tragic tale all of his own.Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleCrimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/202232 minutes, 41 seconds
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The models for the modern mafioso

Colin McLaren spent a career in undercover law enforcement infiltrating the mafia in Australia. Now as an author, he has travelled to Italy to uncover the origins of the mob. Andrew Rule explains. Find out more about McLaren's book Mafioso: https://bit.ly/35PwI2wLike the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/202251 minutes, 41 seconds
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A fond farewell to a scallywag flyboy

Ben Buckley was a rogue of the sky and no stranger to scrapes with authority. But beyond his many misdemeanors, he also saved lives with his aerial exploits. Like this episode? Read more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/25/202241 minutes, 20 seconds
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The black widow of Bendigo

John and Lorraine Moss lived a quiet life in central Victoria until John became mysteriously ill. But behind all Lorraine's concern for her husband's health, lay a wicked plan - and a fondness for arsenic. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 Get more from Andrew Rule at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/18/202224 minutes, 29 seconds
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The bloodhound gang

They're a mainstay of film, TV and news reports worldwide: the hound dogs that can hunt through the wilderness to find the lost. But if they're so effective, why aren't they here?Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/202242 minutes, 7 seconds
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The last man to keep the secret

When the mafia needed a man to help get rid of a problem, they turned to a Melbourne gun dealer - a man who may just have taken one of crime's biggest mysteries to his grave.Like the show? Get more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleCrimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/4/202240 minutes, 36 seconds
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Murder in West Hollywood

When Australian woman Patricia Galea was shot dead in an LA apartment, it looked like a robbery gone wrong. But the true reasons for her death might just wind their way back  to Sydney's gambling underworld. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800Like the show? Get Rule’s latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/29/202240 minutes, 55 seconds
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The death of a small town big deal

When publican Mike Lowry was shot in the head with a small calibre bullet, police were left with a question: who was the mysterious woman who pulled the trigger? Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800Like the show? Get Rule’s latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/21/202228 minutes, 17 seconds
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A crime lover's guide to the summer

Andrew Rule offers up some crime gems in this rough guide to summer reading and viewing. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800Like the show? Get Rule’s latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/14/202235 minutes, 20 seconds
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Deadline 2021: Part 3

Andrew Rule and  Herald Sun's Deadline columnists turn their attention to the many missing persons cases that have captivated the country over the past 12 months. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800Like the show? Get Rule’s latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/7/202226 minutes, 1 second
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Deadline 2021: Part 2

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Deadline columnist Mark Buttler and senior crime reporter Anthony Dowsley join the show again to discuss more stories of outlaw motorcycle gang members that made the news in 2021 Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800Like the show? Get Rule’s latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/1/202222 minutes, 12 seconds
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Deadline 2021: Part 1

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Andrew is joined by two of the Herald Sun's senior crime writers  to tell the tales of bikies who have been in the news this last year. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800Like the show? Get Rule’s latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/24/202126 minutes, 47 seconds
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You be the judge

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT: Andrew is joined by Marita Murphy, a woman with a confronting but compelling story of abuse and survival.Watch Marita's documentary at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh1ODu2JdSAIf you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800Like the show? Get Rule’s latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/20211 hour, 11 seconds
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The real, dead, housewives of Melbourne. Part 2

Andrew Rule continues  the story of wives and mothers who have unexpectedly died in baffling, suspicious and downright disturbing ways. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 Like the show? Get Rule's latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/202118 minutes, 12 seconds
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The real, dead, housewives of Melbourne. Part 1

Andrew Rule goes in-depth on a series of cases where wives and mothers have died in tragic, mysterious or downright suspicious circumstances. Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 Like the show? Get Rule's latest columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/3/202127 minutes, 47 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Breathing easy in the saddle

When young Harry Coffey was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, no-one expected him to have much of an active life, let alone one as a champion jockey. They were wrong.To celebrate the launch of the new sports journalism site CODE, Andrew tells  Coffey's inspirational story. Read more sports features, analysis and news at https://codesports.com.au And read Rule's full feature at: https://www.codesports.com.au/horse-racing/harry-coffey-has-forged-a-successful-and-inspirational-career-as-a-jockey-despite-battling-with-cystic-fibrosis/news-story/eb20b1dcd9d60b37fe1cde4cb5bb1f99See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/27/202147 minutes, 22 seconds
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The investigator's craft

Developments in the Wonnangatta campers case and the search for William Tyrrell has Andrew Rule looking at how detectives hone in on vital clues in missing person cases. Read more of Rule's columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule If you or anyone you know needs help:Lifeline: 13 11 14Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/26/202129 minutes, 45 seconds
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The bend in the road

Andrew Rule steps away from crime for an episode to tell the story of two brothers who went off to war, and  one philanthropist who made sure they would not be forgotten. Like the show? Go to https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/19/202147 minutes, 19 seconds
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The life and death of a mild-mannered monster

This week Robert Arthur Selby Lowe died in jail as he served a life sentence for killing schoolgirl Sheree Beasley in 1991. Andrew Rule looks at the story behind the story of the man who became a murderer. Listen to our three-part series on the murder of  Sheree Beasley, The Little Pink Bike, in your podcast feed, or via the links below. Part 1: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/the-little-pink-bike-part-1/audio/6f873c05f897883d51f6d3b97ffde207 Part 2: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/the-little-pink-bike-part-2/audio/81ccb994806790f264f2dd3309e7db7c Part 3: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/the-little-pink-bike-part-3/audio/71126643453ca503962d897ed87f17f9 Read more of Andrew's columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/12/202129 minutes, 55 seconds
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Finding Cleo

The nation was relieved this week to find young Cleo Smith alive after going missing from a campsite in Western Australia. Andrew Rule asks how did this disappearance saga end with joy when so many others have ended in tears. Like the show? Go to https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for more Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/5/202121 minutes, 46 seconds
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The lost revolver

In the chaos following the murder of two police officers in Walsh St, Melboune, an enduring mystery began:  Where did one of the cops' guns go - and has it been used for evil ever since? Like the show? Go to https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/30/202141 minutes, 32 seconds
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A sweet boy turned so mean

From a start as a  “nice boy” model, Hasan Topal became a violent outlaw bikie, suspected killer and international fugitive. And his rise was through a cloud of blood, bullets and battered bodies. Read Andrew's columns and more at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Report a crime at: https://crimestoppers.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/22/202134 minutes, 51 seconds
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Saving the children in the pictures. Part 2

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. AFP officer Jon Rouse returns to the show to talk more about his work fighting online child sexual abuse. More information on the documentary: https://childreninthepictures.org/ Find help: https://kidshelpline.com.au/ https://www.lifeline.org.au/ https://crimestoppers.com.au/ Read Andrew's columns and more at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/15/202128 minutes, 27 seconds
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Saving the children in the pictures. Part 1

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Jon Rouse is one of Australia's top cops fighting online child sexual abuse. He talks with Andrew about his career, his investigations, and his advice on protecting kids from internet predators. More information on the documentary: https://childreninthepictures.org/ Find help: https://kidshelpline.com.au/ https://www.lifeline.org.au/ https://crimestoppers.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/8/202134 minutes, 47 seconds
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A shot in the dark

When Bendigo man Kevin Pearce died at the hands of an unknown sniper, it became one of country Victoria's most disturbing murder mysteries. Andrew Rule examines the case. Like the show? Go to https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for more Crime Stoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/2/202131 minutes, 55 seconds
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Poison in the blood

Rosslyn McQueen was a young mum with the world to live for. So why did she die an agonising  death with strychnine in her veins? Andrew Rule examines the case. Read Andrew's column on the case and more at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Crimestoppers: https://crimestoppers.com.au/ Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/202146 minutes, 34 seconds
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Searching for Terry

When young boy Terry Floyd went missing from a small country town, suspicion may have fallen on the wrong man, as investigator and TV host Ron Iddles explains. Thew last episode of Homicide with Ron Iddles goes to air October 3. Watch Homicide with Ron Iddles: https://7plus.com.au/homicide-with-ron-iddles Read more of Andrew's columns at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Contact Crimestoppers at: https://crimestoppers.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/17/202124 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fifteen metres from home

Ron Iddles, former police investigator and host of the new show Homicide,  joins Andrew to discuss the murder of Gina Rossato, a single mother who disappeared from her own doorstep. Read more of Andrew's columns at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Watch Homicide with Ron Iddles: https://7plus.com.au/homicide-with-ron-iddlesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/11/202122 minutes, 10 seconds
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Whispers and sorrows

When Suzie Lawrance vanished from the middle of a country town on a Saturday night in 1987, there were few leads. Three decades later, a reporter turned sleuth has picked up the trail. Read Andrew's column on the disappearance at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule More info about the True Crime Australia podcast: https://australiantruecrimepodcast.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/3/202128 minutes, 54 seconds
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Of grit and gamblers

To celebrate the launch of his new book Chance, Andrew Rule turns his mind to some of racing's most colourful sages and scallywags. More information about the book at: https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/9781760987718/ Like the show? Go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule If you or someone you know needs assistance: Lifeline on 13 11 14 or https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 or at www.beyondblue.org.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/27/202137 minutes
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Three monsters, a bullet and Tassie’s bravest woman

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. A meeting with a former policeman has Andrew Rule recalling a crime of gothic savagery - and one woman's story of survival. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/20/202127 minutes, 57 seconds
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Operation Jungle: Part 2

When former narcotics detective John Shobbrook busted a drug importation ring, little did he know it would see him squaring off against corruption in the Queensland police force. Get more information about John Shobbrook's book at: https://www.uqp.com.au/books/operation-jungle Like the show? Get features, backgrounders and more at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/202133 minutes, 52 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Untangling the mafia's web

Journalist Stephen Drill went looking for the footprints of organised crime in Italy while working as a foreign correspondent. Now back in Australia, he talks with Andrew Rule about his new podcast series examining the mafia, and the links it makes across borders. Listen to the podcast series The Mafia's Web now at: https://mafiasweb.com.au/ Like the show? Go  to https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for features and moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/202133 minutes, 7 seconds
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Operation Jungle

Andrew Rule talks with former narcotics detective John Shobbrook about a drug importation caper featuring planes, hapless crooks and the Far North Queensland wilderness. Get more information about John Shobbrook's book at: https://www.uqp.com.au/books/operation-jungle Like the show? Get features, backgrounders and more at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/6/202139 minutes, 4 seconds
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The boy who became the Burwood killer

Ashley Mervyn Coulston was a troubled child who grew up to be an evil man. But it was only after he was put behind bars, that questions arose about a series of similar crimes across Australia. Go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule for columns and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/30/202129 minutes, 29 seconds
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Choosing not to fire

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Former tactical operations cop Keith Banks has seen his fair share of action. From dawn raids to busting bikies, he tells Andrew Rule about his many years in law enforcement and the heavy toll it took on him. If you or someone you know needs assistance: Lifeline on 13 11 14 or https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 or at www.beyondblue.org.au Police Veterans Victoria: https://policeveteransvic.org.au/ More information about the book: https://keithbanks.com.au/gun-to-the-head Go to: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for columns, features and moreSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/24/202147 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dressed to kill

Some crooks go in all guns blazing, but as Andrew Rule explains, the smart ones often find it's blending in that stops them from being caught out. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/17/202124 minutes, 10 seconds
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When the slug turns

Andrew Rule outlines some recent updates to the 'slug gate' drama surrounding a meal provider and a council in Melbbourne's east. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/10/202123 minutes, 59 seconds
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Send in the clones

When it comes to crimes and misdemeanors, copying vehicle number plates may seem low on the list, but often, this  petty act is in service of evil deeds. Andrew Rule explains. Like the show? Read features, comment and more at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/3/202126 minutes, 47 seconds
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The ballad of the bikie Bowden

This week, Queensland police offered a reward for information about the death of Shane Bowden, a most notorious criminal. But before he was gunned down, Bowden was at the centre of the rise and fall of the Gold Coast's outlaw motorcycle clubs. Like the show? Go to https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for features, columns and more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/25/202144 minutes, 55 seconds
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An end to evil men

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Being a violent criminal in Australia can be a very dangerous profession. Andrew Rule explains how some of this country's worst met their demise. If you or someone you know needs assistance: Lifeline on 13 11 14 or https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 or at www.beyondblue.org.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/19/202139 minutes, 2 seconds
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Farewell to a most colourful doctor

With the passing of  Geoffrey Edelsten, Andrew Rule remembers  the many highlights and lowlights of the  controversial medic turned footy entrepreneur. Rad Andrew Rule's features at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/12/202140 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hits and misses

The superb Foxtel series Mr Inbetween has Andrew Rule looking at two stories this week that would have fit right into an underworld drama. But truth, as they say, can be stranger than fiction. Like Andrew's columns? Read more at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/202130 minutes, 57 seconds
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A noose made of hair

In the early 1920s a hapless bar owner found himself victim of one of Australia's worst misuses of forensic detective work. Andrew Rule discusses the case with journalist and author Liz Porter. Like the show? Become a Herald Sun subscriber at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Listen to the Herald Sun's history podcast In Black and White: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/podcasts/in-black-and-white  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/28/202129 minutes, 27 seconds
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The amoral strand

DNA matching has been one of the greatest advances crime fighting has known, but as Andrew Rule explains, when used without care, it can lead to great miscarriages of justice. Like the show? Read Andrew's columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202136 minutes, 18 seconds
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Follow the money

The value transfer system called hawala has been used since the time of the silk road to facilitate international commerce. And criminals have spread their own webs to use the ancient system for their own ends. Andrew Rule explains. Read Andrew's columns at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202117 minutes, 25 seconds
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Fire on the dance floor

It was at the time, Australia's worst mass killing: the arson at Brisbane's Whiskey a Go Go that claimed 15 lives. Andrew Rule outlines the crime, the culpable crooks and the crooked police who were tied up in the whole affair. Read Andrew's columns at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/202126 minutes, 36 seconds
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All we owe the dead

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. While the late Neville Wran may be lionised as titan of Australian politics, Andrew Rule paints a very different truth - of a corrupt politician in a world of vice. Read Andrew's companion column now at: http://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/202144 minutes, 37 seconds
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Laurie's last raid was on Anzac Day

As a 21-year-old,   Laurie Larmer found himself piloting bombers over Nazi Germany in the last days of World War 2. And despite the odds, he lived to tell the tale. Andrew Rule tells a remarkable man's remarkable story.  Like the show? Read Andrew's columns at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/23/202129 minutes, 48 seconds
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A slug in the guts

What starts as slimy find at a Dandenong meals manufacturer turns into a tangled web of accusations, denials and food safety. Andrew speaks with Ian Cook, the man at the centre of the storm. Like the podcast? Get Andrew Rule features and more at heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202137 minutes, 29 seconds
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Inspiration and betrayal 101

Andrew is joined by Herald Sun reporters Genevieve Alison and Ashley Argoon to outline 'Class Act', their investigative podcast series into the complex case of Neil Lennie, a brilliant teacher who had no right to be in the classroom.Listen to the Class act podcast on the Herald Sun app or heraldsun.com.au. Like Life and Crimes? Read more at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/10/202130 minutes, 22 seconds
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Riley, Ace of Lies

A high-seas crime involving a former Olympian has Andrew Rule recalling Murray Riley, another skilled athlete who found himself in the thick of sydney's crime gangs, drug importers and scamsters. Like the show? Read Andrew's columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/2/202135 minutes, 4 seconds
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No eulogy for Mr Sin

Abe Saffron presided over a web of crime and corruption that would stretch from Sydney's post-war black markets to the clubs of Kings Cross. But it was a deadly fire at an amusement park that showed how ruthless he could be.  Read Andrew Rule's profile of Abe Saffron now at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/26/202135 minutes, 8 seconds
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A first for evil

What should have been a stroke of luck for a Sydney family turned into a heartbreaking ordeal when a callous crook took a novel approach to extortion. Like Life and Crimes? Read more from Andrew Rule at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/19/202124 minutes, 2 seconds
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Return to Wonnangatta

A year after two campers went missing in Victoria's high country, Andrew Rule examines the latest clues to their disappearance.  Read Andrew Rule's feature on the Wonnangatta mystery at heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/12/202128 minutes, 57 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: How the Schoolgirl Strangler terrorised Melbourne

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. When a wave of young girls were abducted and murdered in broad daylight in the 1930s, no-one suspected doting family man Arnold Sodeman was to blame. Jen Kelly, host of the In Black and White podcast, has the story. Subscribe to In Black and White wherever you get your podcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/10/202154 minutes, 47 seconds
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The sad secrets of Tynong North

Before Melbourne encroached upon it, Tynong North was a nondescript bit of bush where some very bad things happened. Andrew Rule explains.  Like the podcast? Become a Herald Sun subscriber for Life and Crimes backgrounders, photos, features and more. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/5/202130 minutes, 57 seconds
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A cop on the line

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Joe Noonan has been where no police officer wants to: comforting a colleague who is dying in the line of duty. He talks with Andrew about his years on the force and some of the more hair-raising experiences he's been through. Joe Noonan's book Breaking Ranks is available at: http://www.wilkinsonpublishing.com.au/book/breaking-ranksSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/26/202141 minutes, 32 seconds
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A tune from the stable

Allegations surround the breeding program at an elite horse racing stud owned by one of the  most interesting characters in Australian business. Andrew Rule explains. Read more of Andrew Rule. Go to: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/ibawSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/20/202126 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cuckoo abridged: Part 9

In the last of our Cuckoo series, Andrew Rule tells the story of the police dragnet that started to close in on Mr Stinky, and the mistake that would finally put a monster behind bars.  Read more of Andrew Rule's columns. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/12/202131 minutes, 29 seconds
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Faith under the knife

Some call them a cult, many more call them controversial. Andrew Rule explores the intriguing  history of the Jesus Christians. Read Andrew Rule's latest columns at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/202131 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Claremont case

Journalist Steve Pennells joins the show to discuss his upcoming documentary on one of Australia's most compelling murder cases, the Claremont killings. Get Andrew's columns and more at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Catching the Claremont Killer: The Untold Story premieres this Thursday (4 February) at 8pm and 11pm AEDT / 5pm AWST and 8pm AWST on Sky News on FoxtelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/29/202139 minutes, 37 seconds
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Kings of the ring

The world of martial arts in Melbourne is a fascinating place filled with cleanskins, crooks and colourful characters. Andrew Rule outlines some of the more interesting people to lace up the gloves. Like Life and Crimes? Go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule for more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/22/202136 minutes, 25 seconds
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Of silks and snipers

The recent bloody shooting of a Perth man resonates with another famous case involving guns, bikies, bombs and barristers. Read more from Andrew Rule at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/15/202134 minutes, 57 seconds
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Cuckoo abridged: Part 8

After a series of horrifying rapes, the police, media and public all focus in on finding the man responsible. But it would take a brilliant forensic expert to tie the perpetrator back to a pair of country murders decades before.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/8/202125 minutes, 1 second
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Cuckoo abridged: Part 7

Andrew continues reading and giving backgrounds to his first book on the infamous Mr Stinky murders. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to beginSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/1/202119 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cuckoo abridged: Part 6

In this short holiday podcast, Andrew continues reading and giving background to his first book: Cuckoo. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to beginSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/25/202014 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cuckoo abridged: Part 5

Andrew Rule continues the intermittent series of reading from, and annotating, his first book, Cuckoo: the story of the Mr Stinky murders. Look for the bonus episode: Cuckoo: the story so far - in this podcast feed - to listen to parts 1 to 4. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to beginSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/202022 minutes, 53 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Cuckoo, the story so far

Over the holiday period, Andrew will be revisiting his first book, Cuckoo, which we last talked about earlier this year. Get caught up with this compilation of previous episodes from the series. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to beginSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/17/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 16 seconds
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Lock, stock and two stolen barrels

Is there someone in authority feeding the bad guys the good oil on where to steal firearms?  Andrew Rule investigates. Like the podcast? Subscribe to the Herald Sun for columns and more at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/202019 minutes, 5 seconds
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Introducing - I Swear I Never

Have you ever found yourself in a situation, you swear you never could have predicted? A situation so far from the ordinary that even remembering it feels surreal? Season 2 of I Swear I Never is publishing now, you'll hear from Peter, an ex homicide detective haunted by his past, Tina, a mum who hit rock bottom after a prescription drug addiction and Amber, a pregnant woman who went out to dinner during a pandemic and got more than what she ordered. Search I Swear I Never wherever you get your podcasts.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/20206 minutes
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Mister Munster, the very good crook

Graham Kinniburgh is perhaps best known as one of the victims of Melbourne's gangland war. But before he met his end, he earned his stripes as one of Australia's best thieves. Get full access to all of Andrew Rule's columns. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/4/202032 minutes, 12 seconds
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Introducing - On Guard: Stories From Inside Australia's Toughest Prisons

On Guard is a new podcast series that takes you behind behind the scenes to uncover what really goes on behind bars, as former correctional officers share shocking secrets from the frontline working with some of Australia's most infamous criminals. You can get episodes of On Guard, plus a full multimedia experience right now, go to onguardseries.com.au to view all of the True Crime Australia subscriber exclusives.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/30/20204 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fighting the ultimate crime. Part 2

WARNING: Disturbing content. Ex homicide detective Rowland Legg joins the show again to talk more about the murders he's solved and the evil men he's put behind bars. Read Rowland Legg's exclusive columns in the Herald Sun.   Need to talk to someone? Don't go it alone. Please reach out for help. Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 or beyondblue.org.au Beyond Blue's coronavirus support service: 1800 512 348 or coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au Headspace: 1800 650 890 or headspace.org.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/27/202028 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fighting the ultimate crime. Part 1

WARNING: Disturbing content. Former homicide detective Rowland Legg has investigated some of the most harrowing murder cases in Australia. He joins Andrew to talk about the start to his career and some of his early cases.  Read Rowland Legg's exclusive columns in the Herald SunSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/20/202031 minutes, 53 seconds
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Two sides of the scales

Michael Kuzilny went from the beat to the boardroom when he traded in a life as a policeman to practice law. He sits down to talk with Andrew about crime in the age of pandemic, how the force has changed, and what was found in the ceiling of a St Kilda police station. Read Andrew's columns at heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/13/202028 minutes, 49 seconds
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The first shot of the war

An argument at a party left a small-time crook dead and a big-time crook in the spotlight. Andrew Rule recounts the night  Alphonse Gangitano shot Greg Workman. Want to read more from Andrew Rule? Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/6/202018 minutes, 59 seconds
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Blood on the vines

As the old mafia dons of country Australia start to die off, Andrew Rule can open more of the file on the Calabrian crew and their many misdeeds. Read the podcast companion.  Read more of Rule's features at heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/30/202025 minutes, 12 seconds
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A man, a plan, a van and a heist

The daylight robbery of an Armaguard van in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond was a most brazen crime. And the story of the man behind the wheel of the job is equally compelling. Read Andrew Rule's columns at: https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/24/202041 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jock in the underworld

From an early age, series regular Jock the Jockey was exposed to the seamy side of life. In this episode he takes Andrew on a whistle stop tour of some of the rogues he once knew. Read Andrew's latest columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/16/202018 minutes, 2 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Disaster over the river

On the 50th anniversary of the biggest industrial accident in Melbourne's history, Andrew Rule is joined by reporter Alex White to remember the collapse of the West Gate bridge. Listen to Alex's episode about the event on the Herald Sun podcast In Black and White. More information at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/podcasts/in-black-and-white  Read Andrew Rule's feature or Alex White's profile of survivours.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/14/202026 minutes, 8 seconds
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More of Jock's tales from the track

Life and Crime's resident 'rider on the storm' Jock the jockey returns with more run-ins with triads, gangsters, a jetski and a picnic blanket. Get more of Andrew Rule's columns at https://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/9/202022 minutes, 58 seconds
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The cook, the doc, the wife and her lover

Willi Koeppen was Australia's first celebrity chef and his disappearance over 40 years ago involves a fractured marriage, illicit affairs, and some shoddy police work. Andrew speaks with private investigator Damian Marrett about the case.  Read Andrew's columns at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/3/202048 minutes, 28 seconds
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Return of the Undercover Kid

Former detective Damian Marrett has played a lot of characters in pursuit of the bad guys. But pretending to be a hitman proved to be one of his more memorable assignments. Like the show? Get more Andrew Rule columns, plus access to True Crime Australia. Go to: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/202033 minutes, 36 seconds
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The death of a 'vampire'

Shane Chatres-Abbott lived a tangled life of sex, drugs and violence. His murder was no less complicated. Like Life & Crimes? Consider subscribing to the Herald Sun for Andrew Rule's columns, as well as access to True Crime Australia, a special investigative section of the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/19/202022 minutes, 52 seconds
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The last word on Lawyer X (for now)

Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon, the two Herald Sun journalists who first broke the story of Nicola Gobbo and her place in Australia's bloody gangland war, join Andrew to introduce their new book: Lawyer X Get more info on the book at: https://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781460758069/lawyer-x/ Like Andrew's work? Consider subscribing to the Herald Sun for full access to his columns along with all our original reporting of the Lawyer X saga. Go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/12/202039 minutes, 18 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Catching killers. Part 2

Former detective, podcaster and author Gary Jubelin joins the show again to tell more tales of his life carrying a badge. Read more Andrew Rule at:heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule Get more info on Gary's book at: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/i-catch-killers-gary-jubelin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/10/202028 minutes, 57 seconds
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The untamed truth

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. From bikies to very bad men, journalist Adrian Tame met some very colourful characters while working for the notorious newspaper, The Truth. Now he sits down to discuss some old tales and his new book. Like Life and Crimes? Subscribe to the Herald Sun to read all of Andrew Rule's columns. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin. More information on Andrew Tame's book at: https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/The-Awful-Truth/Adrian-Tame/9781760850494  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/4/202036 minutes, 26 seconds
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The devils in the detail

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. The first few hours of a murder probe are crucial, and sometimes errors early on can derail an investigation for decades. Andrew Rule explains. Like Andrew's columns? Subscribe to the Herald Sun for more. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/28/202048 minutes, 53 seconds
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The society murderer

When Matthew Wales-King bludgeoned his mother and step father to death, it led to a bumbling cover-up and a family in tatters. Andrew Rule unwinds the threads of the so-called society murders. Like Rule's columns? Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/21/202051 minutes, 37 seconds
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Memories of public enemies

Author Mark Dapin joins the show to talk about two of Australia's most feared men: Russell Cox and Ray Denning, the subjects of his new book, Public Enemies. Special thanks to Del Fordham for production assistance. Read more Andrew Rule at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule. Get more information on the book at: https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/true-crime/Public-Enemies-Mark-Dapin-9781760295356    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/14/202052 minutes, 43 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: The blue magic blues

Rod Weightman went from celebrated harness racing trainer to prison inmate with bikie connections. Now he's out and looking to make amends both on and off the track. Read Andrew Rule's column on Weightman  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/12/202053 minutes, 16 seconds
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Evil found little Eloise

When an eight-year-old girl went missing from a middle class suburb, the at first bumbling police investigation soon sharpened their focus very close to home. Read more Andrew Rule at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/7/202038 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tales from the Robbers: Part 3

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Former detective Ray Watson joins us for a final time to describe some of the most harrowing moments he's had in the force. Read Andrew's columns at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/1/202023 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tales from the Robbers: Part 2

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Former cop Ray Watson is back in the studio for more stories from his time dealing with some of the nation's worst crooks as part of the Armed Robbery Squad. For Ray's columns, go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/raywatson  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/24/202030 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tales from the Robbers: Part 1

Former detective Ray Watson and his colleagues from the Armed Robbery Squad have come across some mad, bad and colourful characters while in the line of duty. Here are just a few. Read Andrew's latest column at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/17/202030 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Falconio files

As a new documentary aims to shine light on one of Australia's most chilling murder mysteries, Andrew Rule outlines the facts and theories surrounding the disappearance of Peter Falconio. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrew-rule and click on any article to begin. Watch Andrew Fraser's documentary series Murder in the Outback. The Falconio & Lees Mystery at 7pm Sunday on the Seven Network.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/11/202030 minutes, 32 seconds
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Missing mothers, evil husbands and shattered families

When women go missing, often the answer to their disappearance is tragically close to home. And families can be ripped apart when children choose to believe the word of a killer they've known all their lives. If you or someone you know is in need of help, call Lifeline on 131 114, visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp, or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636 . Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/4/202033 minutes, 26 seconds
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The grief of the Hodsons. Part 4

In the final part of our series on the gangland murder of Terrence and Christine Hodson, their children Andrew and Mandy talk about the winding road since their parents' death and how they and their lawyer Jeremy King have been seeking justice. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/27/202032 minutes, 57 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Mad Dog and Me. Part 2

Former undercover cop Robbie Robertson sits down again with Andrew Rule to tell about the time he found himself standing between three unsuspecting police officers and Australia's most infamous criminal. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/202022 minutes, 53 seconds
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The grief of the Hodsons. Part 3

Mandy and Andrew Hodson were the first to find their murdered parents after they were brutally killed during the heights of Melbourne's gangland war. Now, both Andrew and Mandy sit down to talk about that horrible moment.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/19/202035 minutes, 33 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Mad Dog and me. Part 1

As a former undercover and surveillance cop, Robbie Robertson has shadowed some of Australia's worst criminals. He sits down with Andrew Rule to tell some remarkable tales. Read Andrew's extended profile of Robertson at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/202033 minutes, 33 seconds
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The grief of the Hodsons. Part 2

Before  Terence and Christine Hodson were gunned down, a burglary on an Oakleigh drug house and a series of revelations about Terence would escalate tensions around them. Mandy and Andrew Hodson sit down again to discuss the weeks and days before their parents' death. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/202026 minutes, 9 seconds
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The grief of the Hodsons. Part 1

The murders of Terence and Christine Hodson would be a major event in Melbourne's gangland war. Now for the first time, two of their children Mandy and Andrew sit down to talk about their family's life and what led up to the crime. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/202029 minutes, 8 seconds
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The women who love bad men

Many crooks can charm, and that charm can be hazardous to the women around them. Andrew Rule explains. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/202022 minutes, 45 seconds
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The lady and the the swamp

The sad tale of Margaret Clement is a melodrama that starts in the gold rush, and stretches up to modern times. Andrew Rule outlines a sorry tale of eccentric sisters, callous crooks and a gruesome find. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/23/202042 minutes, 3 seconds
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An inside man in blue?

The story of the Great Bookie Robbery is a well-told tale - including by this podcast. What's less talked about is the very real possibility that a police officer helped the crooks get away with their crime. Andrew Rule reveals the chief suspect. Read Rule's feature on the crime at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule or find the episode The Heist in your podcast feed for more.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202032 minutes, 22 seconds
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Bonus episode: Vale to a natural horseman

Andrew Rule and sports journalist Jon Anderson come together to remember Darby McCarthy, a champion jockey who was the victim of a historical injustice on the track. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/14/202033 minutes, 50 seconds
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Catching killers

Former homicide detective Gary Jubelin ran the investigation into the disappearance of young William Tyrell. Now he sits down with Andrew to talk about his life investigating the most confronting of crimes. He also outlines his post-police life as an author and podcast host. Subscribe to Gary's new podcast: I Catch Killers at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/podcasts/i-catch-killers  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/9/202039 minutes, 51 seconds
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The last temptations of Carl

It's ten years since Carl Williams was killed in prison. Andrew is joined by crime writer and former journalist Liam Houlihan to talk about the winding road that brought the gangland kingpin to his doom. Want to read Andrew Rule's latest columns? Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/2/202040 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Wonnangatta mystery

It's over a month since two campers went missing in Victoria's high country. Andrew Rule goes through the theories surrounding the disappearance. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule. Please note: Current isolation measures have caused difficulties with the production of this particular episode, so please excuse any slight audio issues you hear.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/25/202023 minutes, 39 seconds
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Swept from the Sand: Part 2

The suspect list for the Beaumont children is long and winding. Andrew Rule breaks down the likely contenders. Become a Herald Sun subscriber: Go to http://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/202026 minutes, 26 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: The Pell acquittal

Shannon Deery has followed the trials of George Pell from the beginning. Now that the cardinal has been acquitted by the High Court, he speaks with Andrew Rule about the many twists and turns of the case. Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/14/202036 minutes, 31 seconds
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Swept from the sand. Part 1

It's one of the nation's most enduring and heartbreaking mysteries: the abduction of three children from an Adelaide beach over 50 years ago. Andrew Rule outlines the crime. Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/11/202018 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sex, lies and COVID-19

In the shady world of pop-up brothels, its business as usual. But in a time of global pandemic, casual sex with strangers and social distancing rules just don't mix. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule and click on any article to begin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/202017 minutes, 48 seconds
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Beyond the wire: Part 2

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT: From country Victoria to East Timor and Iraq, Andrew Atkinson has seen his fair share of action. He joins Andrew Rule again to tell more stories from his time as a policeman and peacekeeper. If you or someone you know is in need of help, call Lifeline on 131 114, visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp, or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636    Get Andrew Atkinson's book at: https://andrewatkinson.australianauthors.store/ Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/20/202026 minutes, 34 seconds
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Beyond the wire: Part 1

Andrew Atkinson has been a peacekeeper in East Timor, a counterterrorism expert and a master in the arts of police surveillance. This week, he talks to Andrew about his start as a cop and his run ins with bikies, crooks and a footy mascot. Get Andrew Atkinson's book at: https://andrewatkinson.australianauthors.store/ Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/13/202022 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Big Life

WARNING: DISURBING CONTENT After a harrowing and abusive childhood, Barbara Biggs became a sex worker in Japan before turning her hand to journalism, authoring books and taking up property investing. She talks with Andrew about her colourful career and the family mystery that haunts her. Read Andrew Rule's weekly columns at: www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule. If you or someone you know is in need of help, call Lifeline on 131 114, visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp, or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/6/202038 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Entertainer: Part 3

In his final visit to the studio (for now), comedian Marty Fields tells more tales from his colourful career - including the time he MCed an event for Carl Williams. Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/28/202025 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Entertainer: Part 2

You know you have a life less ordinary when there are bullets in your curtains and guns in your dad's car. Comedian Marty Fields is back and reminiscing with Andrew about brushes with Alphonse Gangitano and a chainsaw-wielding shoplifter. Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/202027 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Entertainer: Part 1

Marty Fields was born into a showbiz family and grew up surrounded by some of Australia's more colourful characters. Now the funnyman sits down with Andrew Rule to talk about his life, and other people's crimes. Become a Herald Sun subscriber: go to www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/14/202037 minutes, 56 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Cuckoo abridged: Part 4

A grim find confirms the worst for the people of Shepparton, while police start putting together a forensics picture of the scene. Andrew reads more from his first book Cuckoo. Subscribe to the Herald Sun. Go to: www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrue - and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/11/202017 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kath and kin

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. She was known as Granny Evil, and her sons terrorised the Melbourne underworld. But, as Andrew explains,  Kath Pettingill is nothing if not a complicated figure.  Read the Sunday Herald Sun's feature on Pettingill available soon at www.heraldsun.com.au. And if you want to hear more about the Pettingal clan, find our episode, Dennis and Victor, in your podcast feed. If you or someone you know is in need of help, call Lifeline on 131 114, visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp, or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/8/202017 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Undercover Kid: Part 4

Former undercover detective Damian Marrett is back talking with Andrew one last time (for now) about crooks' confessions, his recovery and the mysterious red phone.  If you or someone you know is in need of help, call Lifeline on 131 114, visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp, or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/31/202024 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Undercover Kid: Part 3

Warning: Disturbing content. Andrew sits down again with former undercover detective Damian Marrett to talk about some shady characters on both sides of the law.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/202024 minutes, 33 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Cuckoo abridged: Part3

In this bonus episode, Andrew reads more of his first book, Cuckoo, the story of rapist and murderer Mr Stinky. Tune in to our regular Saturday show when we resume our series on the Undercover Kid. Subscribe to the Herald Sun at: http://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/21/202021 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Undercover Kid: Part 2

Andrew resumes his conversation with former undercover detective Damian Marrett to talk about the craft of convincing crooks and what a close call on the job can really mean. Subscribe to the Herald Sun by going to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and clicking on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/17/202022 minutes, 25 seconds
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The undercover Kid: Part 1

From infiltrating the mafia to drug raids with the SOG, the cop they call the Kid has seen the lot. Now, in the first of a multi-part series, Damian Marrett sits down with Andrew to talk crooks, corruption and covert work.   Looking for our series on Andrew's book Cuckoo? More parts will be released as bonus episodes soon.   Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/11/202025 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cuckoo abridged: Part 2

Andrew continues reading and commenting on sections of his first book, Cuckoo, the story of rapist and murderer Mr Stinky. Subscribe to the Herald Sun at: http://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/3/202018 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cuckoo abridged: Part 1

WARNING: Disturbing content. In the first part of a summer series, Andrew reads sections of his first book, Cuckoo, the story of the Mr Stinky murders, while annotating and adding context to the story.  Subscribe to the Herald Sun at: http://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/27/201932 minutes, 54 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: The gangsters of old Melbourne

William Buck was perhaps the most violent criminal to ever roam the streets of Melbourne. In this special episode, Jen Kelly talks with historian Michael Shelford about the mad bad man of old Melbourne. This is the first episode in a special series on Melbourne's gangsters from the podcast series In Black and White.  Subscribe now: iTunes/Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/in-black-and-white/id1466009446 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2hTeZWwNn4tog31decnE4z Web: https://play.acast.com/s/in-black-and-white  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/201928 minutes, 42 seconds
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Unsolved Part 2: The murders of Middle Park

It may be one of Australia's most exclusive suburbs, but a postcode can't protect you. In the second installment of Andrew Rule's crime mysteries of the past decade, he examines the cases of Les Samba and Jeanette Moss. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/201919 minutes, 22 seconds
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Unsolved Part 1: Why kill Carl?

In the first of a multi-part series, Andrew looks at some of the decade's biggest underworld mysteries. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/201917 minutes, 40 seconds
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Q&A special

It's our 100th show (despite what some podcast software may say). And to celebrate, Andrew sat down with producer Jonty Burton to answer some listener questions. Become a Herald Sun subscriber. Go to heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule, and click on any article to begin.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/7/201928 minutes, 12 seconds
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Return of the rider on the storm

From tales of the turf to Tony and Carl, 'Jock' the jockey has seen a lot. He returns to the podcast to talk more about his time in the saddle. Leave a question for next week's Q&A show at: heraldsun.com.au/crimequestions Or subscribe to the Herald Sun at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/30/201922 minutes, 41 seconds
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The monsters inside

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. They're the worst of the worst. Andrew examines the stories of some of Australia's most evil incarcerated killers - and the brutal similarities they share.Ask a question for our upcoming Q&A show at: http://heraldsun.com.au/crimequestionsSubscribe to the Herald Sun at: http://heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/23/201923 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tall tales and true detective. Part 2

Detective xOS is back in the studio to talk with Andrew about rabid dogs, inter-departmental cricket, and the legend of the Little Sargent. We have a Q&A episode coming up. To ask a question, go to http://heraldsun.com.au/crimequestions  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/16/201917 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tall tales and true detective. Part 1

Andrew Rule sits down with Detective xOS (not his real name) to talk about some of the more colourful stories the policeman has come across over his years on the job. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/9/201928 minutes, 52 seconds
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The downfall of a racing fraudster

Bill Vlahos was a charming man, raised in the commission flats of Prahran. But he conned millions out of top businessmen and regular punters alike, until it all came undone - and an exploding ute only raised more suspicion.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/2/201929 minutes, 54 seconds
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Victoria's predator teachers

Schools across the state have paid out thousands - in some cases, even a million dollars - as more victims of child sex abuse come forward. And it wasn't just happening at Catholic or boarding schools.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/26/201921 minutes, 4 seconds
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How Neddy Smith had the run of the underworld

Notorious hitman Arthur “Neddy” Smith is now clinging to life after decades in jail - but his death, whenever it comes, won't disappoint the many people he hurt. So how did he get the run of Sydney's seedy underbelly?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/19/201921 minutes, 39 seconds
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How he became the Granny Killer

Well before John Wayne Glover started his murder spree in Sydney, he showed disturbing signs closer to home. Andrew talks with someone who knew him as a very young and very disturbed man. Read podcast companions and more at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule. Get more great Herald Sun podcasts at: heraldsun.com.au/podcasts  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/201935 minutes, 12 seconds
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The skull in the chimney

South Australia's mid north is a land of desolate towns and dark secrets. It was here that police investigating the disappearance of Martin Meffert made a macabre find. Read companion pieces and more at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/5/201918 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tragedy in Moe. Part 2

Every story has a beginning. The death of Jaidyn Leskie had its roots in a family melodrama that spanned generations.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/28/201919 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tragedy in Moe. Part 1

It was 22 years ago that the death of Jaidyn Leskie captivated the nation. Andrew Rule outlines the crime and investigation into his disappearance. Subscribe to the Herald Sun for Andrew's columns and podcast companions.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/21/201916 minutes, 56 seconds
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Diving for the cocaine of cuisine

They're the modern day pirates picking cold gold from the seabed. But the abalone poachers of southern Australia are only ever a step or two in front of the law.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/14/201927 minutes, 3 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Swipe right for swindle. Part 2

It's not only heartbreak that Paul Carter has allegedly left behind in his wake. A number of investors and companies say they are counting the cost of having done business with him. Read the four-part series  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/8/201910 minutes, 34 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Swipe right for swindle. Part 1

Paul Carter is a charming man who, if his ex wives are to be believed, has left a trail of heartbreak and financial ruin in his wake. Guest host Anthony Dowsley and crime reporter Aneeka Simonis outline the allegations against him. Read the four-part special  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/201922 minutes, 32 seconds
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The vital clue

When children go missing, police and the press scramble to get the word out. And sometimes crucial information slips through the cracks. Read more Andrew Rule. Subscribe to the Herald Sun.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/7/201924 minutes, 59 seconds
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They had a go

In the face of danger, some rush in while others run away - and often they make headlines. Andrew Rule recounts some well known, and less well known, have-a-go heroes. Read the podcast companion and more.Subscribe to the Herald Sun.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/31/201919 minutes, 33 seconds
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The teacher's threat: Part 2

It's been a long road back for teacher Rob Hunter after he was kidnapped with his young students. He talks with Andrew about the what-ifs of the ordeal, and the power of forgiveness. Read more Andrew Rule. Get more info about Rob Hunter's book Day 9 at Wooreen. For help with emotional difficulties, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or www.lifeline.org.auFor help with depression, contact Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or at www.beyondblue.org.auThe SANE Helpline is 1800 18SANE (7263) or at www.sane.orgFor more information on how to support others who might need help and what warning signs to look for, visit: Conversations Matter.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/24/201929 minutes, 32 seconds
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The teacher's threat: Part 1

Rob Hunter was all of 20 year's old when a criminal kidnapped him and the young students in his care. He talks with Andrew about the ordeal. Read more Andrew Rule. Get more info about Rob Hunter's book Day 9 at Wooreen  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/17/201943 minutes, 23 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Was this Australia's first serial killer?

He was a cold-blooded murderer who turned on his mates - and was hanged for his crimes. But how many lives did Robert Francis Burns really take? Jen Kelly from the Herald Sun podcast takes up the story. NOTE: Disturbing content.In Black and WhiteSubscribe to In Black and White by searching in your favourite podcast app, or get more info.Read an extract from Grave Tales, or get more information on the book.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/13/201919 minutes, 28 seconds
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High country cowboys

It's a tale guns, drugs, wild dogs and deer heads. A group of rogue hunters are ripping up country Victoria and leaving a trail of destruction and death in their wake. Andrew Rule explains. Read the podcast companion for photos and more  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/10/201918 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rider on the storm: Part 2

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Andrew continues his conversation with Jock, a veteran of the turf who rubbed shoulders with the who's who of Australia's underworld.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/3/201921 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rider on the storm: Part 1

Jock was one of the best in the field on the turf. But the pressure on the track was nothing compared to his run-ins with Jimmy the Triad, George Freeman and the other men who ruled the racing underground. Read podcast companions and more  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/27/201922 minutes, 48 seconds
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Demons in the walls

From the mafia to Mokbel, the building industry has attracted its share of shady characters. Andrew Rule examines how it relates to Melbourne's current cladding crisis. Read more Andrew Rule podcast companions  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/20/201921 minutes, 12 seconds
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Crashing bad

Drug cook 'Beechworth' Bob Slusarczyk didn't have a motorhome, but he did have an ultralight aircraft. And when it fell from the sky, the question had to be asked: who was Bob working for? Read the companion piece and more  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/13/201919 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dennis and Victor

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. Within the Pettingill crime family, two sons will be remembered as the most dangerous. Andrew Rule tells their story. Read the companion feature.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/6/201926 minutes, 18 seconds
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Double lives

The happy facade of family can often conceal a shadowy world of lies and deception, as Andrew Rule explains. Read the podcast companion.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/29/201917 minutes, 34 seconds
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Killing for a name

Alexander Robert MacDonald was a bandit and escapee who terrorised hundreds across Australia. But his worst crime would be against a lonely dad from Melbourne. Read more about the shocking crime.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/22/201920 minutes, 32 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: In Black and White

Andrew is joined by Jen Kelly, the host of the podcast , to talk about a collection of colourful characters from Melbourne's past who found themselves on the wrong side of the law.In Black and White  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/201921 minutes, 40 seconds
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Before the massacre

When Julian Knight opened fire on passers-by at Hoddle St in 1987, it would go down in Australian history as our first American-style mass-shooting. Andrew Rule looks at the mind of the man who caused the carnage. Read Keith Moor's account of meeting Knight.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/15/201919 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Calabrian crew: Part 3

When police raided a shipment of Italian tomatoes, they found themselves seizing the world's biggest ecstasy haul.... And there were no surprises which crime organisation was behind it. Keith Moor joins Andrew Rule to discuss the bust. Read Keith's original in-depth investigation.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/8/201920 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Calabrian crew: Part 2

As he stood in the street of an Italian town, hot on the heels of a mafia supergrass, journalist Keith Moor found himself looking down the barrels of three shotguns. He tells his remarkable tale to Andrew Rule. Subscribe to the Herald Sun at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/jabra  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/1/201921 minutes, 48 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: The deadly climb

What's it really like to summit Mt Everest? As the death toll on the mountain rises, journalist Matthew Kitchin outlines to Andrew Rule how perilous the journey to the world's highest peak can be. Read Kitchin's first-person account of his trek.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/30/201924 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Calabrian crew. Part 1

From their first foothold in the cane fields of Queensland, the Calabrian mafia spread to become major players in the Australian underworld. Andrew Rule charts the trail of blood left behind in their rise.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/25/201916 minutes, 50 seconds
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Meeting monsters

WARNING: Disturbing content. From interviewing mass murderer Julian Knight to literally being chased out of town, journalist and author Keith Moor has unearthed some of the biggest crime stories in Australia. He sits down with Andrew to talk about his new book, Mugshots 3. More on Mugshots 3 at: https://www.wilkinsonpublishing.com.au/book/mugshots-3  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/18/201936 minutes, 19 seconds
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The many sins of Roger Rogerson: Part 2

After being drummed out of the force, Roger Rogerson did the best he could. But sometimes that best was very bad indeed. Read more Andrew Rule at:heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/11/201928 minutes, 56 seconds
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The many sins of Roger Rogerson: Part 1

From brave young cop to convicted killer. Andrew Rule charts the rise and fall of one of the Australian gangland's most notorious figures. Read more at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/4/201933 minutes, 53 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Double trouble

Andrew meets Doug Morgan, one half of the notorious robbery gang the After Dark Bandit. Doug is joined by the authors of a new book about his crimes and path to redemption; Geoff Wilkinson and Ross Brundrett. Read more Andrew Rule at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule. More about Double Trouble at: https://www.wilkinsonpublishing.com.au/book/double-trouble  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/201950 minutes, 21 seconds
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Pell in the dock

Herald Sun chief court reporter Shannon Deery joins Andrew to talk about the extraordinary trial of one of the world's most powerful clerics. Become a Sunday Herald Sun subscriber at: heraldsun.com.au/subscribe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/27/201920 minutes, 23 seconds
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RE-BROADCAST: What's in the esky, Carl?

While Life and Crimes takes a short Easter break, listen to the tale of when underworld kingpin Carl Williams took some mates on a particularly gruesome car ride. First broadcast on 5/5/2018.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/20/201918 minutes, 37 seconds
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The lies of Borce Ristevski

Crime reporter David Hurley joins guest host Anthony Dowsley to go inside the strange case of a web of deceit spun by a wife-killer. Become a Herald Sun subscriber at: http://heraldsun.com.au/subscribe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/13/201924 minutes, 37 seconds
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Face to face with evil

Warning: Disturbing content. Crime reporter David Hurley joins guest host Anthony Dowsley to talk about the time he met the perpetrator of a most shocking murder. Become a Herald Sun subscriber for more crime features and specials: http://heraldsun.com.au/subscibe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/6/201918 minutes, 37 seconds
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Have baseball bat and gun - will travel

Christopher Dale 'Rent-A-Kill' Flannery was a violent man who met a mysterious end. Andrew Rule chronicles the life of one of Australia's most prolific hitmen. Read the podcast companion at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/30/201925 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sporting scallywags

As footy comes back to town, Andrew talks with veteran reporter Jon Anderson about sporting crimes, misdemeanors and tall tales. Read the podcast companion at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/23/201938 minutes, 39 seconds
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The heist

Before Ray Chuck met an untimely end, he was most probably the mastermind behind one of the greatest crimes in Australian history. Read the podcast companion at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/16/201918 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ray Chuck, you will get yours

Three gunshots at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court ended a bitter gangland war - and highlighted the shocking reach of organised crime in Victoria. Read more Andrew Rule, or subscribe at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/9/201919 minutes, 30 seconds
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Returning to Easey St

Warning: Disturbing content. Andrew speaks with journalist Helen Thomas, writer of the book Murder on Easey St about her view on one of Melbourne's most notorious murders. More information on Helen's book at: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/books/murder-easey-street. Read more Andrew Rule at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/2/201947 minutes
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On the loose

WARNING: contains disturbing content. Andrew examines the cases of three of Australia's most notorious fugitives. Read more Andrew Rule at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/201935 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Mr Asia murders: Part 3

Warning: disturbing content. The wolves close in as Terry Clark's organisation starts to crumble. And it's every man, or woman, for themselves. Read more Andrew Rule at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewruleIf you or someone you know is in need of help, call Lifeline on 131 114, visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp, or call beyondblue on 1300 224 636  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/201913 minutes, 17 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Mokbel in hospital

Tony Mokbel is fighting for his life after a prison stabbing. Andrew Rule and Anthony Dowsley discuss the life of the notorious drug kingpin. Read more at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/12/201931 minutes, 41 seconds
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The rise and fall of Darren Weir

Andrew Rule delves into the ongoing investigation surrounding one of Australian racing's biggest training names, Darren Weir.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/201932 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Mr Asia murders: Part 2

Terry Clark takes his drug syndicate to new levels of success and excess. But behind the scenes, no-one is safe from the boss. Read more Andrew Rule at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/201923 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Mr Asia murders: Part 1

In the late 1970's a group of New Zealand drug dealers set up shop in Australia. And left a trail of bodies in their wake. Read Andrew Rule's latest columns at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/201928 minutes, 48 seconds
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The ballad of Jockey Smith

Jockey was a little guy with big plans - that mostly involved stealing. Read, crime features, opinion, analysis and more at: heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/201938 minutes, 6 seconds
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The departed

From bikies to hitmen, several crooks left us in 2018. Andrew Rule tells some of their stories. Read backgrounders and more at heraldsun.com.au/andrewrule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/201927 minutes, 48 seconds
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The little pink bike: Part 3

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. An unlikely alliance forms in the quest to catch a monster. More on this case at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/201932 minutes, 7 seconds
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The little pink bike: Part 2

A horrible discovery confirms the worst fears for the family of Sheree Beasley. And the hunt is on for the monster who did it. Read more at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/201823 minutes, 28 seconds
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The little pink bike: Part 1

THREE-PART SPECIAL: When six-year-old Sheree Beasley goes missing, the town of Rosebud goes into shock. But in Melbourne, a psychotherapist starts putting together vital clues. Read more Andrew Rule at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/201833 minutes, 45 seconds
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Badness had a hand grenade

Christopher Binse has lead a hectic life - when he hasn't been in prison. Andrew outlines the crimes of one of Victoria's most colourful crooks. More Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/201817 minutes, 46 seconds
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Victoria's worst rogue cop

Paul William Higgins was a violent thug, standover man and rapist. And he did it all while wearing a badge. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/201818 minutes, 54 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: Lawyer X and Melbourne's gangland war

It's Australia's biggest legal scandal. A lawyer snitching on a who's who of the underworld - betraying her own clients. Andrew Rule and Anthony Dowsley reveal the secret world of informer 3838 and how the story could finally be told. Read more at: http:www.heraldsun.com.au/lawyerx  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/4/201819 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gangland wives: Roberta Williams

The tough-talking wife of Carl Williams achieved notoriety of her own during Melbourne's infamous Gangland war years. Andrew Rule and Anthony Dowsley dig into the life of Roberta Williams.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/201810 minutes, 27 seconds
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Gangland widow: Wendy Peirce

Partner of notorious gangster Victor Peirce, Wendy's own life has been a colourful one.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/24/201811 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gangland women: Judith Moran

She was the self-styled matriarch of Melbourne's underworld, but despite her wealth and designer clothes, a life of crime ended the lives of her sons and husband and landed her in jail.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/201814 minutes, 43 seconds
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Gangland women: The life of Danielle McGuire

The glamorous Danielle McGuire attracted the attention of several high-profile gangland figures, including Tony Mokbel, and even gave a team of AFP agents the slip in Rome. This is part one of our series on the women behind some of Melbourne’s most notorious gangsters.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/201819 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tricky Ricky

Whether horses or cars, Rick Renzella always had an eye for a deal - and a steal. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/201810 minutes, 53 seconds
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Blood on the turf

Andrew explores the darker side of the sport of kings. Read more Andrew Rule at https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/201817 minutes, 52 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: The winning ways of Winx

Andrew Rule takes a detour from crime to talk about his new book on the champion mare with racing writer Chris Vernuccio. Read an excerpt from the book at heraldsun.com.au  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/201821 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sayonara justice

What seemed like a cheap and cheerful holiday to Australia turned into a cruel nightmare for a group of unwitting Japanese tourists. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/201825 minutes, 1 second
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BONUS EPISODE: All in the family

Michael Griffey's wife, son and daughter have all been suspects in his unsolved murder. One confessed to the crime, another was acquitted of the crime and another was accused in open court. So whodunit?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/201819 minutes, 15 seconds
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A cruel end

THREE PART SPECIAL: Final part. Years after her disappearance, clues to the fate of Pru Bird appeared. Read more Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/201816 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Russell Street link

THREE-PART SPECIAL: Part 2. The mystery over Prue Bird's death leads Andrew Rule to examine one of Melbourne's worst crimes. Read more Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/201815 minutes, 55 seconds
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A mother's torment: Where is Prue's body?

THREE-PART SPECIAL: The Ascot Vale shed where they locked Prue Bird before they killed her is gone. The 13-year-old was no runaway — but her case went unsolved for years.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/29/201812 minutes, 17 seconds
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What's up Doc?

Bank robber, drug dealer, prison escapee, author, convenience store clerk. Doc Smith had a less-than-ordinary career. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/22/201816 minutes, 48 seconds
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The echos of Walsh St

The callous murder of two innocent policemen sparked raids, police shootings and in-court drama. Read Andrew Rule's columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/15/201813 minutes, 21 seconds
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Who mourns the missing mum?

Wangaratta mum Kath Bergamin disappeared in 2002. Andrew Rule outlines her tragic life and mysterious death. Read Rule's columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/8/201825 minutes, 9 seconds
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What's in a name?

You're no-one in the underworld unless you have a decent nickname. Andrew Rule explains how some of Australia's most famous crooks got theirs. Read more Andrew rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/1/201824 minutes, 43 seconds
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The third hitchhiker

Last month, Andrew Rule wrote about the murder of Melbourne girl Fiona Byrne. His article prompted a potential witness to come forward with new information. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/201816 minutes, 27 seconds
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Rocco Iaria's shallow grave

A cemetery worker's shocking discovery points to a decade-old mystery. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/201816 minutes, 57 seconds
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A shocking crime, a silent court

Judges make suppression orders for all sorts of reasons. Andrew Rule outlines a brutal killing and why the court muzzled reporting of it. Warning: disturbing content. Read more Andrew Rule: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/201813 minutes, 13 seconds
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A murder by mistake?

Jane Thurgood-Dove was a suburban mum gunned down in her driveway in front of her children. When Andrew Rule knocked on her neighbour's door, a theory to her murder formed. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/4/201816 minutes, 45 seconds
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Clean boots

Grief flowed after Kaye King died in a dirty pit on her family farm. It was only later that clues suggested foul play. Read Andrew Rule's columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/201823 minutes, 16 seconds
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The last days of the Black Prince

Andrew Rule chronicles the fateful meeting that saw the death of Alphonse Gangitano - and the underworld funeral that followed. Read Andrew Rule's columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/21/201816 minutes, 33 seconds
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Little boy lost

John Landos was just 13 when he went missing. But it wasn’t until the death of another boy at the hands of a notorious paedophile a year later, that police started to believe John might have suffered a similarly horrendous fate. Read Andrew Rule's columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/14/201813 minutes, 5 seconds
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The suspect

A chance conversation with a former detective leads Andrew Rule to examine a long-forgotten murder. Read his columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/201818 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dirty Eastwood's kidnap campaign

He wasn't a master criminal but his bumbling crimes left trauma in their wake.  Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/201817 minutes, 29 seconds
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When Andrew met Chopper

Andrew Rule once co-ghost-wrote a 'rough' little book - the autobiography of Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read. This is the story of that gangster turned showman. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/201824 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Texan

Before the gangland war raged across Melbourne, bullets flew across the docks. And Billy 'The Texan' Longley was at the centre of it all. Read more Andrew Rule columns at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/201818 minutes, 54 seconds
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The shooter that struck fear into the heart of Melbourne's CBD

On June 18 2007 during the morning rush hour, a gunman opened fire on three people at the intersection of Flinders Lane and William Street. Andrew Rule takes a look at the man behind the crime, Hells Angels club member Christopher Wayne Hudson. Read more Andrew Rule at: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/201813 minutes, 48 seconds
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The horror at Easey St

Two young women lay dead in their Collingwood home at the hands of an unknown murderer. Authors, journalists, police and even Chopper Read have had theories on who committed this horrible crime. Andrew Rule runs a critical eye over the suspects. Read more Andrew Rule at:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/2/201822 minutes, 26 seconds
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How did a schoolgirl vanish without a trace?

In June 2011,  Bung Siriboon left for school and was never seen again. Andrew Rule examines the twists and turns in the frantic search for the Boronia teenager.  Read more of Andrew's columns at:http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/201820 minutes, 15 seconds
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The murderer, the rapist and the true detective

Two sets of crimes, separated by over a decade, would puzzle police and the media. It took an officer with a unique insight to unravel the mystery. Read Andrew Rule's columns at:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/201832 minutes, 13 seconds
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The charmed and charming life of McVillain

He was intelligent, articulate, cunning... and he loved the idea of making easy money.  David McMillan wasn’t always beyond the reach of the law - but even in the face of a death sentence somehow managed to come out on top. Read Andrew Rule's columns at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/201815 minutes, 34 seconds
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What's in the esky, Carl?

In 1999, just weeks before Melbourne's gangland war started, underworld kingpin Carl Williams took some mates on a particularly gruesome car ride.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/201818 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Tapp tragedy

The brutal murders of Margaret and Seana Tapp weren't widely reported and were never solved. Andrew Rule details the horrible crime and the long list of possible suspects. Read his columns at:http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/21/201825 minutes, 24 seconds
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Grandpa Harry sleeps with the turtles

Aubrey Broughill was a long-time crook who met a less than happy end. Andrew Rule looks at the life and death of the man they called Grandpa Harry. Read Andrew's Sunday Herald Sun columns at:http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/14/201814 minutes, 49 seconds
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Inside Australia's baddest bikie gang

From its inception, the Comancheros motorcycle club has been known for crime and violence. Read Andrew Rule's columns at http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/7/201820 minutes, 45 seconds
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Compelling cold cases

Herald Sun journalists Andrew Rule and Aleks Devic discuss Victoria's biggest unsolved crimes.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/19/201725 minutes, 6 seconds