Interviews with ex cons, gang members, gang leaders, youth mentors, mental health advocates etc. From across Australia and New Zealand who have inspiring tales of redemption and overcoming the odds.
Ex gang member turned rapper | Over a decade behind bars
George Ngaau AKA BLSD one shares his inspiring story of redemption. After growing up amongst crime and gangs he found himself in prison serving 12 years for serious offences.
During that time he turned his life around and is now a well known christian rapper spreading a message of peace and love.
30/11/2023 • 28 minutes 4 seconds
Ex Bandidos president Australia
Ex bandidos president Horton shares his story of redemption. After growing up amongst the struggle and gangs of Opotiki, he eventually migrated to Australia 20 years ago.
In that that time he joined the Bandidos where he rose through the ranks to become president of a chapter in Western Australia. He has now left that life behind and advises the youth not to make the same mistakes he did.
He now runs a food truck with his family called the Hangi Hut in Bunbury, where he is bringing together the local community.
23/11/2023 • 35 minutes 11 seconds
Former Rebels MC president Dave Martin | Ex Navy marine
Former Rebels president Dave Martin shares his story of redemption. After joining the navy at 26 years old, he found his passion. Unfortunately though because of his violent tendencies he found himself in a notorious military prison.
After leaving the navy and joining the Rebels MC he rose through the ranks to become president of his own chapter in Queensland. After the notorious VLAD laws were put in place Dave decided to leave the club life behind. He is now living his best life, and is doing his best to put his past behind him.
20/11/2023 • 48 minutes 49 seconds
Gang girl - Former meth cook Lee
Lee Bell shares her story of redemption. After being adopted and losing her adopted mother she led a rebellious life that led to crime, gangs, addiction and cooking meth.
She now volunteers at a faith based rehab "Arapohue retreat" where they heal addiction through the power of the gospel.
18/11/2023 • 28 minutes 10 seconds
Rapper 2 Keen fresh out of prison
2 keen is a rapper who has recently been deported from Australia. He shares his story after being able to reflect on his life during his time of incarceration.
14/11/2023 • 24 minutes 3 seconds
Family violence conference - Safe man Safe family
This weekend I attended a family violence conference with over 150 men from around New Zealand. Phil Paikea, Vic Tamati and the safe man safe family team are an organisation that travels New Zealand spreading hope and awareness about family and sexual violence.
This is a collection of interviews of various people who attended the conference. The full video is on my YouTube channel : "The Fresh Start w/ Dave"
SafeMan SafeFamily Fundamental
#safemansafefamily SMSF is a lifestyle choice to
UNCOVER (violence, abuse, trauma),
DISCOVER (why it happened and how to heal), and
RECOVER (through learning, practicing, failing, trying, achieving, reflecting, and resting). This is a self-led lifelong journey owned by and accountable first and foremost to oneself.
Email: [email protected]
18/10/2023 • 31 minutes 17 seconds
Breanna Muriwai - An unsolved disappearance
Breanna Muriwai disappeared on August 28, 2022 under suspicous circumstances. Her mother Jasmin Gray shares her story and that of her daughter. The heart aches, the trials, and the tribulations.
Jasmin believes the people Breanna was last seen with know more than they are leading on, and is hard pressed to uncover the truth of New Zealand's underworld.
16/10/2023 • 38 minutes 50 seconds
2 ex gang leaders unite for change in their community
Regan and James, 2 former gang leaders share their stories of redemption.
Both were born and bred on the east coast of New Zealand. They have been through a life of violence and crime, and are now looking to restore the communities they once terrorized.
Give their page on FB a follow "Hauora35"
12/10/2023 • 44 minutes 54 seconds
Ex Career criminal Peter Lyndon James | Shalom house
Peter Lyndon James is the founder of Australia's largest rehab "shalom house." He himself is a former career criminal and drug addict who spent the better half of 26 years behind bars.
After spending most of his youth and adulthood in prison he realised his life needed a change. He now helps other men and women do the same.
25/09/2023 • 39 minutes 56 seconds
Former Child Street Worker - Tommy
Former street worker Tommy Raki shares his remarkable story. After being abused in state care multiple times he ran away to K road, the red light district of Auckland.
Not long after he was engaging in street work to survive and found himself immersed in the Auckland night life. After years of violence, drugs and abuse he's now managed to find happiness, and encourages many of his former street worker friends to do the same.
19/09/2023 • 34 minutes 18 seconds
Former Bikie boss and body builder | Zoltan Banyai
Zoltan Banyai, former body builder and bikie Vice President, shares his story of redemption.
After ending up in prison when one of his shops was fire bombed, he slowly realised things need to change.
After getting out of prison he got baptised and has since renounced his old life and is looking forward to a brighter future for him and his family.
24/07/2023 • 49 minutes 25 seconds
Life in South Sudan | Monys story
Mony Mathew Ater shares his heartbreaking story of being deported back to South Sudan, a place where everyday life is a struggle.
After serving time in Australia he was sent back to South Sudan, a country he had never stepped foot in. He now lives day to day not knowing what will happen tomorrow, he has almost died multiple times from disease and famine.
If you would like to help or if you know any organisations that can help, you can contact Mony on:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +254 735 723501
22/07/2023 • 20 minutes 24 seconds
Ex Transgender woman interview - Walt
Walt Heyer shares his incredible testimony of the struggles and abuses he endured in his youth, which he believes led him to identify as a transgender woman.
He now travels the world with his wife sharing his testimony.
Check out his website: sexchangeregrets.com
01/07/2023 • 27 minutes 55 seconds
Franny Loco | Sydney prison gang O.C
Francis Loto, the founder of notorious Sydney prison gang OC shares his story of redemption.
After a life of abuse, drugs and crime, and after serving his last prison sentence he decided to change his life for the better and be a positive role model for the many youth that look up to him.
12/06/2023 • 41 minutes 38 seconds
Merks one | Rapper from Melton talks prison and music
Merks One is a rapper from Melton, Victoria in Australia. He shares about his troubled upbringing, jail time, and his career in music.
05/06/2023 • 19 minutes 53 seconds
Ex Proud Boy and Finks MC member Jazza 66 Searby
Jarred “Jaz” Searby is the former leader of the proud boys, an organisation the media has dubbed a racist right wing terrorist organisation. Jaz denies the allegations of rascism and gives his side of the story
Jaz is no longer affiliated to the group and now performs under the rap name Jazza 66. He has already released multiple hits.
15/05/2023 • 18 minutes 38 seconds
Gang girl - Matildas story
Matilda Kahotea shares her inspiring story of growing up amongst crime, gangs and abuse here in New Zealand. After a life of drug dealing and violence she realised she needed to break the cycle.
She is now the CEO and founder of Nga Kete Wananga Solutions where they help rehabilitate men and women.
09/05/2023 • 33 minutes 37 seconds
Sex trafficking survivor interview - Gloria
Gloria Masters' shares her heartbreaking experience. Gloria was born into a household that embraced sex trafficking, so her father used her for financial gain. She endured unimaginable suffering from his abuse for 16 years until the day she escaped.
Contact her on Social Media: https://gloriamasters.com
03/05/2023 • 33 minutes 33 seconds
Abuse in Marae - Dirty tohunga (healers)
Brenda shares her story of surviving a Maori "self-improvement programme" endorsed by Te Unga Waka marae in Auckland. The programme is run by social workers who claim to be "tohunga." The Maori equivalent to a healer or witch doctor.
After being abused and treated like a slave by the tohunga she escaped and now wants to help those still being abused.
30/04/2023 • 40 minutes 17 seconds
Gang girl - Kimi from Darkside
Kimi from Pukekohe, south Auckland shares her story of redemption. After years of abuse, gangs and drug addiction, she was eventually sent to prison for a range of crimes.
She is now out and doing her best to give back and help others heal. She is currently on tik Tok under @teamgheeghee_captain https://www.tiktok.com/@teamgheeghee_captain where she has over 30k followers.
27/04/2023 • 21 minutes 56 seconds
Unmasking freemasonry - Dr Selwyn Stevens
Dr Selwyn Stevens is a leading expert on all things freemasonry, and is also a best selling author. His works include Unmasking freemasonry, Signs and Symbols, and unmasking Mormanism.
All of his books can be found on this website and also the schedule for his upcoming tour: https://jubileeresources.org/collections
24/04/2023 • 49 minutes 56 seconds
Australia true crime - Ronald Isherwood
Ronald Isherwood grew up in the slums of Fitzroy, Melbourne. His father was a member of the notorious painters and dockers union. From a life time of crime, addiction, lavish living, and prison, Ron's seen it all.
He has served time in Pentridge prison, Melbourne. Grafton prison in Sydney, and also in Queensland jails.
He is a now a recovery, transformation coach snd the director of https://www.thetruthaboutaddiction.com.au
He is about to release a book on his life later this year.
Get in contact with Ron on FB - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064766356470
Check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@UCPT_9a-rTzYIRFJwIcC_x1A
Theme music: The Plowman: Steady marching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yrMWEojOZg
12/04/2023 • 33 minutes 7 seconds
Ariki Rigby - Unsolved murder in Hastings
Anahera Rigby shares her heart-wrenching testimony along with that of her sister Ariki. Ariki Rigby was found in a burnt out car in Havelock North. The killers have still not been found.
03/04/2023 • 1 hour 9 minutes 40 seconds
Gang girl = Angels story
Angel Taylor shares her story of growing up amidst crime and gangs on the streets of Rotorua. After years of abuse, drugs, and crime, she was on her way to prison.
By the grace of God she was eventually able to overcome her traumas and addictions and after a few ups and downs has landed on her feet and wants to share her story of healing.
01/04/2023 • 43 minutes 31 seconds
Gang member sentenced to life = Dukes story
Duke shares his testimony of being a Mongrel Mob member. After being sentenced to life in prison, he and other members starting making changes for the better whilst incarcerated.
He is still a member today and is helping other members find healing and redemption.
30/03/2023 • 30 minutes 18 seconds
One of Tasmania's most violent inmates - Caine Robert Richardson
Caine Richardson shares his story of redemption. After spending most of his youth locked up in the notorious Ashley youth detention centre, he was subject to physical and sexual abuse. Which shaped his violent behaviour throughout his years in detention and prison.
After 2 police sieges in his late twenties he realised something had to change. He now works in the spaces of rehabilitation and is making up for his past mistakes.
29/03/2023 • 44 minutes 45 seconds
Ex King Cobra gang member - Fete Taito
Former state ward and gang member Fete Taito shares his story of growing up in the boys homes suffering abuse and trauma. Then graduating from borstals to prison and becoming involved with the notorious NZ gang, the King Cobras. He currently is working with the royal commission inquiry into abuse in state care committee here in New Zealand.
05/03/2023 • 45 minutes 2 seconds
Former Black Power president Phil Paikea
Matua Phil Paikia is a former president and founding member of the black power gang in Whangerei. After years of violence and drugs he decided his life needed to change. He is now with safe man safe family, along with Vic Tamati. A organisation teaching the nation of New Zealand that family violence is not okay.
27/02/2023 • 33 minutes 29 seconds
From Recon Sniper to bikie underworld
After being sentenced to 7 years for dealing commercial quantities of cocaine, Andrew Geldert realised his life needed to change.
From a violent upbringing, Drew joined the army out of high school and excelled in the field. After coming home he became a nominee for an outlaw motorcycle club, which came to a head when he was shot twice in a nightclub.
After leaving prison he has found redemption and is now a coach, mentor, and holistic wellness practitioner.
08/02/2023 • 41 minutes 10 seconds
Charged with murder at 14 years old in Sydney
After a drug house robbery gone wrong, Dean found himself at the age of 14 sitting inside Long Bay prison in New South Whales. He grew up on the tough streets of inner city Sydney, and had already spent a lot of time in boys homes. After spending many years in and out of prisons across Australia, he ended up in rehab where he decided things needed to change, and he eventually gave his life to the Lord. He is now a successful business man and has written a book about his life called "King hit." Get the book here: https://www.kinghitbook.com
07/02/2023 • 42 minutes 36 seconds
Gang girl: Dating a gang hitman
Kayla is the daughter of a gang president. She dated a gang hitman where she was constantly abused and hospitalised 38 times in one year. She has sold large quantities of meth, been held hostage, and escaped death more than once. She has now found peace and given her life to God, and is on her path to finding redemption, this is her story.
01/02/2023 • 39 minutes 48 seconds
The wild side: Dating a meth cook
Sitting in prison on a raft of charges including kidnapping, guns, drugs and counterfeiting was very different to what Janet had imagined for her life. Excerpt from Janet Balcombe's book, "The Wild Side." Janet shares his story of going from a country girl, too dating one of the largest meth cooks in New Zealand.
29/01/2023 • 39 minutes 28 seconds
Ex-dealer & deportee Myles Gibbons
Interview with my good mate Myles Gibbons. We discuss our time in prison together, and what led to his incarceration including selling firearms and drugs to an undercover police officer. After coming back to New Zealand he has changed his life for the better, now working in the corporate world, and encourages others not to make the same mistakes he did.
26/01/2023 • 38 minutes 10 seconds
Melbourne Graffiti history | KSA crew Armed
Interview with Melbourne graffiti writer and co-founder of the KSA graffiti crew @armedksa one of the pioneers of Melbourne graffiti culture.
He shares his story of growing up in Dandenong. From boys homes he eventually landed in the notorious Pentridge prison.
Graffiti saved him and he still paints to this day.
19/01/2023 • 37 minutes 35 seconds
Melbourne prison break | Supermax at 16
Jason shares his story of growing up in a violent home, which led to spending most of his youth incarcerated. After escaping from Parkville youth Justice centre, which made national headlines, he was moved to adult prison at only 16. After being released from prison in 2014 he has never returned. After battling drug addiction, depression and attempted suicide, he is now in the best shape of his life. This is his story.
12/01/2023 • 33 minutes 45 seconds
Over 40 years spent behind bars | Mangu Kaha OG
Michael Huna Te Pou shares his story of redemption. A patched member of Mangu Kaha Aotearoa, he has spent 40 years of his life behind bars. From boys homes to prison he has seen it all. He is now with the Grace foundation in Auckland and looking forward to his new life in recovery.
08/01/2023 • 30 minutes 32 seconds
Wikse 210 | Sydney city OG searcher
Cesar Nino AKA Wikse 210 is originally from Colombia, but as a child was adopted by an Australian family. After spending a total of 17 years inside the NSW prison system, he has now changed his life for the better. “This interview is dedicated to my son J Niṉo and Grandson Mason… 🙏🏽💯🙏🏽” WIKSE
20/12/2022 • 38 minutes 13 seconds
Aboriginal from NSW | Goulburn prison Koori yard
Dane Simms shares his story of redemption. Dane grew up on a Koori mission in New South Whales where unfortunately he landed into a life of crime. In and out of prison since he was 12 years old, he has spent almost 10 years inside Goulburn prison, one of the toughest jails in Australia. After serving his last sentence, he is now committed to making a better future for his wife and children.
14/12/2022 • 35 minutes 40 seconds
Former Nomads Vice President
Trent Reeves shares his story of redemption, and how he became the Vice President for the Nomads motorcycle club in Perth, Western Australia.
06/12/2022 • 31 minutes 12 seconds
Sydney 501 "Tongan Misi" at Christmas "hell" Island
Misi is currently being housed in Australia's notorious Christmas "Hell" Island. He shares his story of redemption, and what led him to becoming a drug addict and armed robber, before changing his life in prison.
03/12/2022 • 30 minutes 53 seconds
Muslim and Mongrel Mob Rogue member
This is the story of Maui, a sovereign being who has been able to turn his life around and start making some positive changes. Originally from Manurewa, and as a youth being involved in sports. He then found himself involved with drugs and gangs. He eventually went to prison, and joined the Rogue chapter of the Mongrel mob. He has now found his calling in life with his faith, and being registered with the Hapu Tangata Whenua Suveran Authority.
05/11/2022 • 33 minutes 39 seconds
Former Hells Angels enforcer Australia | youngest member worldwide
Neke "Snakey" Wirihana shares his story of redemption. He moved to Australia with his family as a youth to escape the gangs in his native Hawkes Bay. In 2014 Neke was the youngest Hells Angels to receive his patch in the world. In 2016 he was deported to New Zealand after serving his last prison sentence. He is now a christian, and involved with Te ao Maori, and is keen to educate the youth about not making the same bad choices he did.
18/10/2022 • 35 minutes 54 seconds
Sydney double shooting | Joshua Smart
Joshua Smart from Glebe, Sydney, shares his story of growing up in the streets mongst crime and gangs. In 2014 he was shot outside his home along with his father, who miraculously survived a bullet wound to the head. He is out of jail now and advises others not to take the path of crime and prison.
11/10/2022 • 18 minutes 22 seconds
Sonny Fatupaito Mongrel Mob Kingdom president
Interview with Mongrel Mob Kingdom president Sonny Fatupaito.
02/10/2022 • 29 minutes 7 seconds
Romper Stomper part 2 | Skinhead prison gang
Andrew Martin jumps on the show for a much requested part 2. He shares his story of spending a total of over 27 years inside prisons across Australia. He was co-offenders with Dane Sweetman and a member of a neo-nazi gang, of which the movie romper stompers is based on.
25/09/2022 • 35 minutes 54 seconds
Former Mongrel Mob president David Letele
Dave Letele Sr, one of the founders of grace foundation New Zealand, shares his story of redemption. He was made a ward of the state at 10, became a patched member of the mongrel mob at 15, then Auckland president at 19. After being sentenced to 10 years for armed robbery, he leaves the gang, and eventually finds God, and the grace foundation begins. A one of a kind organisation in New Zealand that caters for women, children, gang members, drug addicts etc and showing them the goodness of God.
18/09/2022 • 41 minutes 15 seconds
Former Sydney Vietnamese gangster
Tony Hoang shares his story of going from a heroin dealer and drug addict to a preacher and minister for Potters house. Tony grew up in Cabramatta around drugs and gangs. First incarcerated at 13 and buying his first handgun at 14, he then went on to dealing heroin. After a heroin overdose and near death experience at 21, he decided things needed to change and found God, he has never looked back since.
11/09/2022 • 39 minutes 1 second
Tongan man sentenced to life | 17 years behind bars
Simon Latu shares his story of redemption. Growing up in east Auckland with a christian family , he unfortunately fell into a life of crime. After returning from Australia in the early 2000's he landed in prison where he was sentenced to life imprisonment. After serving almost 18 years, he was granted parole and has founded, alongside another former inmate Petani Fa’avae, a youth service provider called “New leaf,”where they advise the youth not to make the same mistakes they did.
04/09/2022 • 39 minutes 22 seconds
Former NRL star turned drug dealer | Victory house rehab
Chris Nahi is a former NRL player originally from Beach haven, Auckland. He shares his story of going from being an NRL star to drug dealer and addict. After numerous prison sentences he was deported was Australia to New Zealand. Since his return he has started a rehabilitation programme called Victory house, a faith based rehab. If you would like to reach out to them, hit this link : https://www.victoryhouse.com.au
28/08/2022 • 38 minutes 46 seconds
Former Comanchero boss Vince Focarelli
Former Australian underworld figure Vince Focarelli shares his story of growing up in Adelaide. He formed his own street gang as a teenager, then escalated to working with organised crime syndicates. He eventually climbed the ranks to become the state president of the Comancheros in south Australia. He is now in Malaysia and has left that life of crime behind, and is doing his best to benefit the community through his faith.
21/08/2022 • 44 minutes 51 seconds
Rapper from Mangere South Auckland | Timani "the plowman" Taupau
The brother Timani from Mangere, south Auckland, shares his story of finding the Lord and now expressing his faith through music.
14/08/2022 • 28 minutes 58 seconds
Former bikie president Matty "the Jedi" Floyd
Matty is the owner of pinky's gym in WA. He's doing a lot of positive things, mentoring the youth and keeping kids off the street. He shares his story of redemption, growing up in the streets hustling to joining a motorcycle club, to serving time in prison for assaulting a registered police informant and convicted pedophile.
07/08/2022 • 42 minutes 11 seconds
Sydney Deportee | NZ and AUS prisons: whats the difference
The bro Richy shares his story of trying to go straight after being locked up across Australia in NSW, WA and NCT. He was deported to New Zealand where he has also served time. He speaks on some of the struggles of Rehabilitation and the difference between the prison systems he's been in.
31/07/2022 • 29 minutes 23 seconds
Mt eden prison at 16 | NZ most prolific burglar | Abuse in state care
Allan Adams is labelled by the media as the most prolific burglerer in the countries history, with over 400 convictions. His story is a heartbreaking tale of abuse, and neglect inside state care. Which led to him to being kept in over 5 boys home institutions across NZ, then being imprisoned in the notorious Mt eden mens prison at only 16 years of age.
WARNING: If you know rapist VIVIAN MOULE, BEWARE! He was also not charged by police because he is considered a pillar of the community and during his time at Beck house he was married to the Napier police chiefs daughter.
27/07/2022 • 37 minutes 57 seconds
Stormtroopers outlaws president | Kolonel Klink
Te Kai Po Ahuriri shares his story of going from drug dealing and gangs, to now giving back to the community through numerous outreach programmes for homeless and drug addiction.
24/07/2022 • 33 minutes 24 seconds
Sydney OG from Campbelltown | Ara ki te whanau
John Ropiha shares his story of moving to Australia whe he was only 6 months old. After a life of crime he was deported from the only country he has ever known. He is now running a programme called Arakete whanau, providing wrap around services ro accomodate 501s and also people coming out of corrections in the far north.
17/07/2022 • 39 minutes 12 seconds
16 years for drugs smuggling | Maroubra Sydney
Wayne Cleveland shares his story of growing up in Maroubra, Sydney, an area made infamous by the Bra Boys movie. He went from big wave surfing across the world, to being sentenced to 16 years for smuggling drugs into Australia.
10/07/2022 • 34 minutes 28 seconds
Former Rebels MC Perth Lee Tepuia | Box on boxing Blenheim
The brother Lee shares his story of being deported from Australia with zero criminal convictions and the struggles of being a 501 in NZ. He now owns a gym called Box on boxing Blenheim, an area with a very high suicide rate, mentoring youth and raising their self confidence through fitness.
03/07/2022 • 37 minutes 36 seconds
Big Roccs from Otara | Colourway records
Auckland youth worker Rocky shares his story of growing up in Otara, south Auckland, and becoming a rap artist with the infamous Colourway records.
26/06/2022 • 25 minutes 25 seconds
Graham Abo Henry | Notorious Sydney underworld enforcer
Sydney underworld enforcer Graham "Abo" Henry gives his most in depth interview, giving insight into the corrupt world of organised crime in Sydney.
20/06/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute
Royal Navy turned Sydney Debt collector | New Zealander of the year
Owen Pomana shares his story of redemption. Raised in the Hawkes bay he went on to join the Royal Navy. Through a series of unfortunate events he found himself debt collecting for notorious gangsters in Sydney. He was eventually incarcerated and served time in Sydney and Queensland institutions before being deported back to New Zealand. He is now a man of the Lord, and is currently travelling across Europe as part of an non government organisation.
13/06/2022 • 38 minutes 13 seconds
Former Pentridge prison inmate | Author of "Coming clean"
Leonard Ottone is the founder and CEO of Vicdor living centre and author of "Coming clean," a book about his life of crime and heroin addiction. Going through youth detention, then on to Pentridge prison, where he spent a large part of his adult life. http://www.leonardottone.com
05/06/2022 • 35 minutes 24 seconds
Temm Dogg | Official MOB music | Mongrel Mob Rotorua
Temm Dogg from Rotorua and patched member of the Mongrel Mob shares his story of prison, drugs, and finding redemption in his music.
29/05/2022 • 27 minutes 39 seconds
501 class action against Aus government | Felipa Payne
https://route501advocacy.org Felipa Payne and her team are launching a class action against the Australian government in regards to the 501 immigration act, the unlawful deportation of Australians out of their own country. And the horrendous conditions inside the detention centres.
22/05/2022 • 29 minutes 37 seconds
Former drug dealer Gazz from Melton VIC | @TikTokGarry
Gary Wright shares his story of redemption. From dealing drugs and controlling the trade with his crew in Melton, to serving multiple prison sentences. He now has over 30k followers on tiktok, where he shares his testimony, and encourages the youth not to make the same mistakes he did.
15/05/2022 • 39 minutes 43 seconds
Merchy from Sydney | Goulburn prison | Bloodline Aiga
Rapper Merchy from Newtown, Sydney has recently been released from prison.
08/05/2022 • 25 minutes 59 seconds
Sydney 501 deportee from East Auckland | Mark Talanoa
Mark shares his story of redemption. Going from bikie gangs and drugs, to inspiring and speaking his truth to audiences around New Zealand.
02/05/2022 • 38 minutes 38 seconds
Former Bandidos Melbourne Sgt-at-arms Johnny "2 guns" Walker
Johnny walker shares his story of growing up in the western suburbs of Melbourne. He went from being a professional boxer to Sergeant-at-arms for the Bandidos in Melbourne. After spending almost 8 years behind bars, he now has left the club and looking forward to starting his life.
25/04/2022 • 45 minutes 2 seconds
Silverwater jail escape NSW | Drug rehab worker Danny Shannon
Danny Shannon shares his story of growing up in Cabramatta, Sydney. He lived a life of crime, addiction and prison, which eventually led to him escaping from Silverwater prison. He is now a drug and rehabilitation worker at a rehab in Sydney. And has also founded an app called encapsulator, which helps clients in the recovery process. encapsulator.io
17/04/2022 • 31 minutes 39 seconds
18 years for drug smuggling | Painters and Dockers | Ronald Isherwood
Ronald Isherwood grew up in the slums of Fitzroy, Melbourne. His father was a member of the notorious painters and dockers union. From a life time of crime, addiction, lavish living, and prison, Ron's seen it all. He has served time in Pentridge prison, Melbourne. Grafton prison in Sydney, and also in Queensland jails. He is a now a recovery, transformation coach snd the director of thetruthaboutaddiction.com. This is his story.
11/04/2022 • 38 minutes 45 seconds
Former Comanchero sgt-at-arms Sosefo Tu'uta Katoa
Former Comanchero SGT-at-arms Sosefo Tu'uta Katoa shares his story of redemption. He also speaks on the horrendous conditions at the infamous Christmas Island detention centre. Much love to all the boys at Christmas island, and all of the 501s being unrightfully detained across Australia. HUGE shout out to Filipa Payne for organising this interview. Filipa Payne founder of Route501 Advocacy and Support Ltd is facilitating a Class Action Lawsuit against the Australian Government for their removal and deportation regime under s501 & s116 of the Australian Migration Act.
25/03/2022 • 35 minutes 56 seconds
Cody Matthews | One of Melbournes most violent inmates from Ringwood
My brother Cody Matthews shares his story of redemption. He grew up on the streets of Ringwood in Melbourne's east. Going from secure welfare, to youth justice, then finally graduating to prison. He has managed to stay out of prison for over 2 years.
20/03/2022 • 38 minutes 39 seconds
Aussie prison slang | Words you must know in the pen
Australian prison lingo
25/02/2022 • 19 minutes 39 seconds
Nazi prison gang Melbourne | Andrew Martin Kirby | Romper Stomper
Andrew Martin shares his story of spending a total of over 27 years inside prisons across Australia. He was co-offenders with Dane Sweetman and a member of a neo-nazi gang, of which the movie romper stompers is based on.
21/02/2022 • 49 minutes 39 seconds
Panel Discussion with The clink, Mark Talanoa, Feleti Hema, Joey Tangaloa, Nikos, and Jeffrey Morgan.
Todays episode is a livestream discussion with the host of the clink, Brent Simpson. Mark Talanoa, a deportee from Sydney. Former Bank robber from Redfern, Jeffrey Morgan. Former Hells Angels enforcer Feleti Hema. Former bikie president Joey Tangaloa. And Nikos, another deportee from Northern Territory. ENJOI
06/02/2022 • 2 hours 17 minutes 48 seconds
Mark "Chopper" Read's sister Nicole Sutorius | Melbourne underworld
Nicole is choppers adopted sister. She met him when she was 14 years old and worked at Bojangles night club in St Kilda, Melbourne.
23/01/2022 • 36 minutes 6 seconds
Getting deported to Sudan | Broadmeadows detention centre
Juma Chol shares his story of spending over 6 years in detention after having his visa revoked in Australia. He is now stuck as the government refuses to send him to his home country.
14/01/2022 • 29 minutes 14 seconds
Former Bank robber from Redfern, Jeffrey Morgan
Got my brah Jeffrey Morgan jumping on the felon show! He talks about growing up in Redfern, Sydney. Going from petty crime to bank robberies and spending 15 years incarcerated in NSW and VIC prisons. He is now a lifestyle coach and has hosted shows on NITV.
06/01/2022 • 39 minutes 11 seconds
Prison escape in a helicopter | John Killick
Todays yarn is with hectic bank robber John Killick. He has spent most of his adult life behind bars, robbed banks across Australia, and has escaped from custody multiple times. Including once from Silverwater Prison in NSW in a helicopter. He is now a lecturer and author.
23/12/2021 • 1 hour 10 minutes 14 seconds
Former Bandidos sergeant-at-arms Brent Simpson
Brent "big Simo" Simpson shares his story of growing up in Sydney amongst violence and alcohol to becoming sergeant at arms for the Bandidos motorcycle club. He is now the host of "the clink," a podcast aimed at sharing stories of redemption.
03/12/2021 • 53 minutes 8 seconds
Criminologist Dr Laumua | Polynesian youth crime
Dr Laumua Tunufa'i discusses the overrepresentation of Maori and Pacifica in the youth justice system.
28/11/2021 • 30 minutes 23 seconds
Bank robber and prison escapee from Mt Druitt
thevoiceofasurvivor.com Russell Manser is a former bank robber and prison escapee from Mount Druitt. He shares his story of being sentenced to an infamous boys home at 15, and going to Long bay prison at 16. Abuses he suffered in these institutions led to a life of Bank robberies, heroin addiction, and a total of over 23 years spent behind bars. He is now the director of thevoiceofasurvior.com where he helps seek justice for people who have suffered institutional abuse.
11/11/2021 • 51 minutes 55 seconds
Charlotte unit SUPERMAX Port Phillip prison
Today I speak on my time in Charlotte unit, a high security/ supermax unit located in the bowels of Port Phillip prison.
04/11/2021 • 20 minutes 49 seconds
Associate professor of Forensic psychology | Swinburne university
Stephanne shares his story of going from bouncing at night clubs, to becoming an associate professor at Swinburne university. His research looks at culturally and linguistically diverse young people and their involvement in the youth justice system. He discusses his work at the Parkville youth justice centre, and some of the common threads and background stories of the inmates there. He is also involved with a number of organisations in Melbourne mentoring and guiding at-risk youth. He also gives advice to any youth workers or groups on the best way to work with young people.
30/10/2021 • 29 minutes 55 seconds
Getting deported from Australia | Being a ”501” in New Zealand
Today I talk about getting deported from to New Zealand, why the Australian government started deporting us in the first place, and the crimewave that ensued here as a result. I also talk about where the 501 name came from.
19/10/2021 • 23 minutes 7 seconds
NSW/ QLD women's inmate | Charged with trafficking 77 kilos of meth
Sherrie shares her testimony of growing up in the south coast of New south whales. By 28 she is a business owner and married with kids. After moving to Sydney and getting a divorce things take a turn for the worse as she ends up in an abusive relationship with a drug addict. With her brother she starts transporting large quantities of drugs from NSW to QLD and making a lot of money. She eventually goes to prison for discharging firearms in public and trafficking methamphetamine. She has been out for 6 months now, and is in her second year of bible college, ESHAY!
12/10/2021 • 40 minutes 44 seconds
Auckland Youth worker Luke Liederman
Luke shares his story of humble beginnings in South Africa, where he was found abandoned at birth in a basket. His new family brought him to New Zealand where upon finding out about his origins, turned to drugs, alcohol, and violence to mask the pain. He now works for Springboard, an alternative education organisation that helps and mentors troubled youth, and shows them another path instead of the gang/ crime culture that is so prominent here in New Zealand.
05/10/2021 • 37 minutes 25 seconds
Acacia unit SUPERMAX H.M.P Barwon
My name is David Obeda and I was deported from Australia to New Zealand in 2018. In Melbourne I was a member and co-founder of a prison gang called G fam. In this episode I detail what its like inside Acacia unit, Barwon prison, located in Melbourne. One of the highest security units in Australia.
28/09/2021 • 26 minutes 3 seconds
Ballarat half a million dollar armed robbery gone wrong | Nono Ngaa
Nono shares his story of going from a league player on his way to the NRL, to finding himself deep in the drug game and planning a half million dollar heist on a JD sports bar in Ballarat. The job was half a million cash but instead, he found himself in prison with a 8 and a half year whack. This is his story of redemption, He is now a sports coach, youth leader, and active in the Manurewa seventh-day adventist church.
16/09/2021 • 38 minutes 37 seconds
Port Phillip prison officer Paul O'Sullivan | Melbourne jail exposed
Todays yarn is with Paul O'Sullivan, a correctional officer I met whilst incarcerated at Port Phillip prison in Melbourne. We discuss the harsh realities of prison life and he shares some of his prison stories, including having his throat sliced by an inmate, and witnessing a brutal murder.
09/09/2021 • 38 minutes 21 seconds
Mongrel mob notorious vice president Puk Dog
Todays yarn is with Mongrol Mob notorious vice president Puk dog. He shares his story of growing up in the mean streets of Hastings, amongst crime, gangs, violence and drugs. He also gives insight into the history of the Mongrel mob and the "notorious" chapter, formed inside maximum security prison. He is now an online coach and is helping his community try and break free of the cycle of prison and gangs.
27/08/2021 • 43 minutes 47 seconds
Mongols MC Melbourne Sergeant at arms Mahmood Fazal
Today's yarn is with Mahmood Fazal, former Melbourne sergeant at arms for the Mongols MC. Growing up in Dandenong, over the years he become involved in dealing methamphetamine. After becoming a nominee for the Finks MC, they patched over to the Mongols , a notorious club originating from California. We talk club politics and the Nike bike scene in Melbourne . Mahmood is now a journalist for the ABC and vice news, where he has travelled the world and interviewed the likes of ONEFOUR and even the yakuza in Japan.
22/08/2021 • 39 minutes 49 seconds
Susana Makerita Samuelu | former NSW inmate | 501 deportee
Sana shares her incredible testimony of redemption. Growing up in south western Sydney. Going through sexual abuse, drug addiction, prison, and then being deported back to NZ she’s been through hell and back. She now has given her life to God and studies theology in hopes of becoming a prison chaplain.
16/08/2021 • 1 hour 6 minutes 29 seconds
Graffiti writer and MC, Thorn from Sydney
Todays ep is with my cuz from sydney, Jurnan Amy Ayerest AKA Thorn, MC and graffiti artist. She grew up in Sydneys inner city and became involved in Graffiti and hip hop culture in her youth. She discusses her upbringing and being apart of a graffiti crew. Which led to her living on the streets and being in and out of juvie. Also experiencing domestic violence and being housed in adult mens detention at only 15. She now owns a production company, last minute productions, and has travelled the world as an MC, and a graffiti artist. Through hardwork and perseverance, she hasn't seen the inside of a cell in decades! ESHAY
16/08/2021 • 46 minutes 28 seconds
Convicted armed robber from Melbourne James Coriakula
Today's yarn is with my tagane F.J from Melbourne's northern suburbs. He speaks on his upbringing in Preston and the armed hold ups that landed him in prison. We also talk prison politics and how the drug game works in the Australian prison system in regards to buprenorphine, or "beup", a highly sort after narcotic that's worth a lot of money on the inside.
11/08/2021 • 38 minutes 33 seconds
Myles Gibbons 501 melbourne deportee
Interview with my good mate Myles Gibbons. We discuss our time in prison together, what Myles was incarcerated for, and what he is doing now. Including owning his own coffee cart and running a youth programme in Wainuiomata.
04/08/2021 • 52 minutes
Vili Tafokitau from Sydney
Inspirational story of Vili from Sydney, Australia. He speaks on growing up in Sydney and some of the challenges he faced including, drugs, alcohol and bikie gangs. He also talks about the demons he faced and overcame in the up and down rollercoaster ride of dealing with depression. He now owns a clothing line along with his wife Nicole called Poly kids where they also advocate for mental health, especially amongst young Polynesians.