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Motive and Method

English, Old Time Radio, 1 season, 33 episodes, 20 hours, 22 minutes
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Motive & Method is an expert-led Australian true crime podcast. Join criminologist Xanthe Mallett and criminal psychologist Tim Watson Munro as they unpack what really makes the offenders tick behind some of history’s most notorious cases. This show will provide insights from two minds who have worked within the legal justice system for decades.  You will also hear from victim survivors of some of these crimes, investigators who were directly involved in cases, and advocates for change who share the warning signs on what to look out for.  Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram.
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Bondi Westfield Stabbings

On this special episode of Motive& Method, Tim & Xanthe go into the weekend tragic events that unfolded in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction where Queensland man Joel Cauchi has been named as the man who killed five women and one man at the Bondi Junction shopping centre during a horrific mass stabbing on Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202417 minutes, 49 seconds
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Keli Lane: Part 2, parole denied

In part 2 of the Keli Lane special we speak to Dr Michele Ruiters from the Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative at RMIT. We did record this before Keli's parole verdict was handed down, but she offers key insights into Keli's case, the thousands of hours she has applied to the case, her involvement in trying to prove Keli's innocence and Michele's work with the Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202448 minutes, 10 seconds
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Revelations of Secret AFL drug testing

On this weeks episode of Motive and Method Tim and Xanthe discuss the events around a whistleblowing doctor revealing allegations of secret illicit drug tests conducted to enable AFL players to avoid detection on game days, the federal MP Andrew Wilkie has told parliament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202436 minutes, 18 seconds
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Allison Langdon on the Keli Lane Case

On this special episode of Motive & Method Tim and Xanthe revisit an interview they did with Allison Langdon and talk through the Keli Lane case. Keli Lane has today, been denied parole under 'no body, no parole' law Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202453 minutes, 15 seconds
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The fatal Dynamics of Unchecked Coercive Control

Welcome back to another episode of Motive and Method. On this weeks episode Tim and Xanthe explore the case of Jesse Baird and Luke Davies. We look at the details surrounding the case, look into the profile of the accused, and what can be done to prevent such acts happening in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202431 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Case Of Missing Victorian Women: Samantha Murphy

Welcome to another gripping instalment of Motive and Method. In this week's episode, we delve into the headline-grabbing case of Samantha Murthy, a Victorian woman who vanished after embarking on a routine jog in her hometown of Ballarat. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202434 minutes, 35 seconds
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Motive & Method 2023 | Cases Wrapped

In the final episode of Motive & Method for 2023, Tim and Xanthe wrap up the biggest cases from the year and discuss what's on the horizon in 2024. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202327 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Murder of Lilie James

In this episode of Motive & Method, Tim and Xanthe analyse the murder of Lilie James, a 22 year old woman who was found dead at St Andrew's Cathedral School in Sydney while working as a coach following a 5 week relationship with colleague Paul Thijssen. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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An Update on Erin Patterson | Mushroom Murders

In this episode of Motive & Method, Tim and Xanthe provide an update on the case of Erin Patterson, the 49-year-old mum, who is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202355 minutes, 12 seconds
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Corporate Fraudsters & Boardroom Psychopaths | How Alan Bond Feigned Brain Damage During Bankruptcy Trials

Following the abrupt departure of now former-CEO Alan Joyce from QANTAS amidst suspected allegations of insider trading, Tim & Xanthe take a deep dive into the exploring psychology of corporate fraudsters in high-profile positions within white collar industries. Tim also shares his experience as the psychologist for Alan Bond: an Australian businessman who became infamous for orchestrating one of the country's largest corporate frauds in the 1980s, eventually leading to his conviction and imprisonment. His fraudulent activities involved the collapse of Bond Corporation and the misuse of investors' funds & during his bankrupcy trials in the 1990s was believed to have feigned the severity of his brain injury to avoid answering questions in court. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202332 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mysterious Mushroom Deaths at a Dinner Party Investigated | The Case of Erin Patterson

On this week's episode of Motive & Method, Tim and Xanthe investigate the circumstances surrounding the mysterious deaths of three people who died of death cap mushroom poisoning after a dinner party in Victoria. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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SPECIAL BROADCAST: The Psychology of Baby Serial Killer Lucy Letby

SPECIAL BROADCAST: The Psychology of Baby Serial Killer Lucy Letby On today’s episode of Motive & Method, Tim & Xanthe explore the psychology behind Lucy Letby, a British nurse who has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering seven babies and attempting to kill six others in a neonatal ward in the English city of Chester. See Tim on Channel 7 Spotlight: https://7plus.com.au/7news-spotlight Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202355 minutes, 14 seconds
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Targetting Society’s Most Vulnerable | The Rise of Neonazism, Evangelical Kenyan Starvation Cults & tik Tok Cults

On today’s episode of Motive & Method, Tim & Xanthe explore the psychology behind who is most vulnerable to being targeted by a cult, the rise of social media as a tool for cult recruitment & how new forms of cults in both political & religious spheres are manifesting around the world and online and casting lasting impacts on some of society’s most vulnerable. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202333 minutes, 15 seconds
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Inside Australia’s Dangerous Hippie Cult | Illegal Adoptions & Forced LSD

Anne Hamilton Byrne was a former yoga instructor who deludedly believed herself to be the reincarnation of Christ.  Under her malevolent influence, up to 28 children were subjected to a nightmarish existence. Their hair was bleached and cropped uniformly, while they endured beatings and even were administered LSD. The cult would be later publicly referred to as  "The Family" where many of the child victims continue to  bear lifelong psychological scars. But what are perplexing motivations that drive cult leaders like Anne Hamilton Byrne to exert control, manipulate, and inflict abuse upon vulnerable individuals? What can be said about the differences between male and female cult leaders? And is rehabilitation truly possible for the victims of cults like Byrne’s?  That’s on today’s episode of Motive and Method. Read Chris Johnston’s book “The Family”  Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/202357 minutes, 42 seconds
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What are the Impacts of Unsolved Murder Cases on Family Members?

In this episode, Tim & Xanthe take a deep dive to explore the psychological, emotional toll that unsolved homicides play on immediate family members.  Following the murder of her father in the early 2000s, Madison Mcghee has spent the better part of the last five years investigating her father’s mysterious death.  Does taking matters into your own hand help family members of victims cope & allow them to resolve past traumas or does this come with its own consequences? Who can you turn to when the justice system fails to adequately investigate a cold case?  That’s on today’s episode of Motive & Method. Listen to Madison’s podcast “Ice Cold Case”.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202327 minutes, 24 seconds
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Investigating my Father’s Cold Case | Madison Mcghee’s Story

Madison Mcghee was only a child when her father was shot in the doorway of her family home but has spent the past five years investigating her father’s cold case and has taken her on an ongoing quest for new evidence to unravel the truth around the mystery of her father’s death. What are the lasting impacts on the family members of unsolved murder cases? Who can you turn to when the justice system fails to investigate a cold case? And what does it mean to take an investigation into your own hands, when it comes to seeking answers and understanding about cases that get conveniently swept under the rug, or disregarded altogether for seeking resolution? That’s on today’s episode of Motive & Method. Listen to Madison’s podcast “Ice Cold Case”. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/202353 minutes, 27 seconds
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Reduce the Crime Rate, Address the Trauma | Russell Manser’s Advocacy

This is part two of our conversation with ex-bank robber turned advocate Russell Manser.  In this episode of Motive & Method, Tim & Xanthe talk to Russell about his experience of institutionalised abuse in boys homes & the prison system and deep dive into his work to alleviate the trauma for other prisoners.  Find out more about Russell’s work “The Voice of a Survivor”. Listen to Russell’s podcast “The Stickup”. Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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From Robbing Banks & Stealing Cars to Helping Other Prisoners | Russell Manser’s Story

Russell Manser is a man who went from stealing cars and robbing banks and spent the better part of his life behind bars in a number of maximum security prisons & boys homes.  Today, in his 50s, he is an advocate who helps other prisoners after jail around ongoing issues of institutional sex abuse in prison through his advocacy group “The Voice of a Survivor”.  He is also the host of his own podcast “The Stickup” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ask an Expert Part 2 | with Tim & Xanthe

Welcome to Part 2 of our “Ask an Expert” deep dive with Tim & Xanthe. Throughout the last season, you had many questions about our work and who we are. Today, we deep dive on everything from the role of humour in working in the criminal justice system, coping strategies for dealing with the long term impacts of being a psychologist & more. Want to ask Tim & Xanthe a question? Get involved and follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram and DM us. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202325 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ask an Expert | with Tim & Xanthe

Throughout the last season, you had many questions about our work and who we are - what it means to be a criminal psychologist / criminologist - and that’s what we’ll be doing today.  We want to answer all your burning questions in part one of our “Ask an Expert” deep dive. Want to ask Tim & Xanthe a question? Get involved and follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram and DM us. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202328 minutes, 2 seconds
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Addressing Wrongful Convictions in the Justice System

In 2003, Kathleen Folbigg was convicted for the murder of her children and has since spent 20 years in prison for crimes she did not commit. In recent weeks, Kathleen has been pardoned, leaving lasting impacts and questions on how the system may mistreat victims of violence & instead convict them of perpetrators.  In this episode, Tim and Xanthe ask why the justice system lets women like Kathleen and others down in this way, why these processes take so long & what can be done to mitigate the harmful impacts of wrongful convictions in the future.  Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202321 minutes, 36 seconds
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Justice for Kathleen Folbigg | Pardoned After 20 Years Imprisonment

This week on Motive & Method is  a very special interview with Tracy Chapman, the best friend of Kathleen Folbigg - a woman who has been released from prison following a 20 year long wrongful conviction. We were lucky enough to speak with Tracy a few weeks ago , the story has developed since then, but believe now more than ever, that we need to shed light on the backstory and nuance around this case. It really is going to shake the criminal justice system to its core as we have witnessed a woman who's been hated and vilified for 20 years for the murder of three of her children. Find out more about Tracy’s advocacy - https://justiceforkathleenfolbigg.com/  Want to get involved in the community? Follow Motive & Method @motiveandmethod on Instagram. Motive & Method is an MIK Made Production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds