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Two years and 448 pages later, a redacted version of the Mueller report has been made public. Here’s what we’ve learned. Guests: Michael S. Schmidt and Mark Mazzetti, who have been covering the special counsel investigation for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit...
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Tracy fell in love with Max Tavita, a man who won her over with tales of a life in the investment world and how he was working in the World Trade Center in New York when the first plane hit in 2001. Then Hamish crashed into their lives. Music credits for this episode: Meydan - L'Etoile danse pt...
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The fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the threat of a Measles outbreak and the Extinction Rebellion protests are among the stories covered in this week's News Quiz. Host Miles Jupp is joined by Zoe Lyons, John Robins, Hugo Rifkind & Danielle Ward for Radio 4's long-running topical quiz. Zeb...
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Hamish arrived on the floor of the Sydney Futures Exchange in the late 90s - he talked big, but they all knew he traded small. They called him a One Lot Wonder. And they all wondered where he got his cash. There were cars and boats and trips in private jets and a girlfriend called The Pleasure...
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Hamish McLaren was always attracted to the high-life. It was inevitable he'd gravitate to fashion. And so, nestled among the retirees and energy healers Hamish stole from was another name: Lisa Ho. But had Hamish met his match in this high profile Sydney designer?
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Skiing was Hamish Watson's great love. Before he was a puffed-up futures trader in Sydney, he was a pumped-up muscle-bound ski instructor, in Australia and Canada. The ski fields of Canada were his home away from home, a place where he could show off the millions he'd stolen. He flew in on...
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It may appear that Hamish got away with his schemes for decades. But he didn't. He kept getting caught out, time and again. It's self evident that many systems failed to apprehend this serial offender. How could this be so?
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The fight to control the narrative of a wild and explosive story.
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He killed off his parents, by air and by sea. He ran over his twin brother Phil, and killed him too. What are we to make of these fanciful stories Hamish made up about his life? We've called in experts. And, we've gathered bevy of ex-girlfriends to give us their take on their time with Hamish.
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As a bonus for all listeners, we are publishing the full interview with Jane, recorded in her house north of Sydney. She speaks at length about her experiences of Hamish, the impact it had on her life, and how she hopes to begin moving on.
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Hamish arrived in sleepy Blueys Beach with a beautiful woman on his arm, and on the run from his past. Rumours of dark deeds wafted through in his wake. Then he met Bec Rosen. He'd shower her with love.They'd be married on the balcony of a beach shack. He'd become a father figure to her boys. And...
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Jane was destined for big things. She was the great hope of her local school. She was in love with Jack, her teenage sweetheart. Life was sweet. Then along came Hamish, promising an internship and a placement at Princeton. Two families would be devastated by the results. Music credits: Meydn -...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is finally public, and it’s not great! Politico’s Natasha Bertrand joins to talk about all the explosive revelations, the fallout, and what comes next. Then we discuss Bernie Sanders’s decision to hold a Fox News town hall, and hear from comedian Chelsea...
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The first official week of the campaign could've gone better for Bill Shorten, but because it's week one, does it matter all that much? The Coalition on the other hand, spent the week concentrating on selling their tax cuts. David Crowe, Chief Political Correspondent of the Sydney Morning...
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Prosecutors in Sudan say former president Omar al-Bashir is being investigated for money laundering after a hoard of cash was allegedly found hidden in sacks at his home. Also: Teenage migrants make the dangerous crossing from Morocco to Spain, and a Japanese man has become the first blind sailor...
Barrie Cassidy interviews Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick and Mike Bowers talks pictures with Fleur Anderson. On the panel are RN Drive’s Patricia Karvelas, ABC News’ Andrew Probyn and political journalist David Marr.
When Julian Assange was arrested last week, the only camera to capture it was Russian broadcaster RT. It's the latest event in a long relationship between the Wikileaks founder and the state-sponsored network. Assange has denied working with Russian military hackers to influence the US...
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It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon. But...
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Four states have passed laws this year that effectively ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, and others, including Missouri, are expected to follow suit. Some Missourians are crossing the state line to Illinois, where abortion access is protected. We spent a day at a clinic in Illinois with...
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House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff joins Jon to discuss the release of the (redacted) Mueller report, the congressional response, and the role of impeachment. Then Jason Leopold, Paul W. Downs, and Mitra Jouhari help break down the Republican reaction, Bernie’s Fox News town hall, Notre Dame...
The global rise of the alt-right movement has caught the attention of politicians and police in Australia. But few could have predicted its followers would have already found a home in our federal parliament. Background Briefing has obtained leaked messages revealing Senator Fraser Anning has...
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On the premiere episode of The Dropout, you'll meet a young Elizabeth Holmes. Convinced of her own destiny even as a young child, she would come to drop out of Stanford in her late teens, intending to mold herself after the great tech icons of our time. Her obsession with Steve Jobs -- down to...
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A new podcast from the team that brought you The Teacher's Pet, coming soon.
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Josh Powell believed in his own greatness from at least age 5. So why wouldn't any girls date him? Why did his only other serious girlfriend before Susan Cox run away in fear? Perhaps because he inherited some of his father Steven Powell's bizarre beliefs about relationships and marriage. This...
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Traveling through south-western NSW in the federal seat of Farrer, Gabrielle Chan seeks to understand the voters’ fury towards the major parties. The towns of Albury and Blighty have voted in Coalition members for decades, but could that change this election? Chan finds person after person...
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In 1978, a couple walking their greyhounds through bushland near Mount Isa discovered the body of a man in a dry creek bed. They alerted police, who found two more bodies nearby. Spear Creek is the real-life Wolf Creek, a story of three young friends lured into the outback and gunned down. Who...
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David and Louise Turpin have been sentenced to life in prison by a California court for shackling, starving and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years. Also: Ukraine's presidential candidates trade insults at a stadium debate, and Paris marks Good Friday in the wake of the Notre Dame Cathedral...
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Police explore what appears to be unusual activity on Kate and Gerry's mobile phones.
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A day after the release of the redacted Mueller report Democrats and Republicans are treating the findings as a "choose your own adventure" as they use different parts for political messaging. This episode: Congressional reporter Kelsey Snell, political reporter Tim Mak, political editor...
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Madeleine McCann and her family travel to Portugal with a group of friends who will become known as the Tapas 7. On the sixth night, Maddie vanishes.
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As Chris Dawson's defence team, police and prosecutors work hard to prepare for a murder trial which may be heard some time next year, 2020, the team behind The Teacher's Pet podcast series discloses a new development - taking down the first 16 episodes in Australia, to help ensure Chris gets a...
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Elizabeth Holmes, once the darling of Silicon Valley, is under a different kind of spotlight. Now under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, she is forced to answer tough questions under oath. The claims that Elizabeth had been repeating over and over again to the public,...
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Miles Jupp and the team are back for series 99 of the long running topical panel show. And what a time it is to be a topical comedian, with Brexit finally sorted, and the political landscape wide open again, we can joke about all sorts of things. Or maybe not. The arrest of Julian Assange,...
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In 1997, Marion Barter boarded a plane for England for the trip of a lifetime. Instead, her loved ones never saw her again. What happened? Where is she? Marion’s daughter will never give up trying to find her.
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As Elizabeth Holmes awaits a criminal trial, how is she spending her days? A former employee who had a chance encounter tells us some surprising new details about just that, while an old classmate emerges to share some insight into her past. Plus former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of...
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Never heard before court audio reveals the battle and consequences of the McCanns’ feud with lead Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral.
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We recap the Mueller report, Democrats call for impeachment, and the media change their tune from collusion to obstruction. Date: 4-19-2019
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Two British sniffer dogs arrive in Portugal to hunt for Madeleine. The dogs alert in a number of locations.
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It was a dream job for a passionate teacher at a prestigious Gold Coast school. But then, everything changed. What happened to make Marion suddenly want to get away?
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One of the world's leading DNA scientists says he can now answer a critical forensic evidence question which baffled investigators in 2007.
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When Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s ascendance to the Supreme Court threw the future of abortion rights into question, states scrambled to enact new laws. Two neighboring states in the Midwest are moving in opposite directions: Missouri is taking action to end abortion access, while Illinois is trying...
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Her life. Her loves. Would she leave it all behind?
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After a 31-year career investigating everything from trigger-happy armed robbers to major drug importers, former Detective Superintendent Nick Bingham has plenty of stories to tell. From a crime gang's contract to kill members of his task force to the moment a police listening device was mistaken...
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The investigation begins. But Portuguese police have questions about evidence that supports the family's claim Madeleine was abducted.
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Elizabeth brings on an unexpected character as her right-hand man at Theranos and it turns out they are hiding a big secret. They strike a monumental deal with Walgreens that could potentially put millions of lives at risk while insiders say a culture of fear and intimidation at the company leads...
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The Friday shakeup with Adelaide's The Advertiser columnist Caleb Bond and 15-year-old climate activist Jean Hinchliffe.
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The investigation continues. A late night encounter on a dark street blows open thinking about the case. Could it hold the key to the Maddie mystery?
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Dissident Republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee in Derry. Also: A church wall has collapsed in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal killing thirteen worshippers. Plus, a YouTube climbing star and two friends are feared dead after an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
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Many have considered Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, to be a hero of the free speech movement and a partner to journalists. He also came to be seen as a threat to national security. Then, he helped Russia interfere in a United States election. And now, he has been arrested. Our...
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Karen Edwards, Tim Thomson and Gordon Twaddle set off on their motorbikes for their outback adventure, meeting other travellers along the way. But somewhere between Alice Springs and Mount Isa, they are befriended by a stranger. Hear from those who met the group on the road - including memories...
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