Episodes
A War on Ourselves. Adam Shand delves into how Australia’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan has focused attention on dealing with suicide and depression in our armed forces. The Federal Government is holding a Royal Commission into veteran suicide which Dr Dan Mealey who fought long and hard for. He says some Australians have turned on our soldiers while the Taliban continue to commit atrocities against innocent people. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 06/28/21
A barometric bomb is set to explode at 20,000 feet on a Qantas Boeing 707, unless a ransom of $500,000 is paid. For Italian migrants on vacation, their Roman Holiday has become The Doomsday Flight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/04/21
Retired A380 captain James Nixon explains how today’s pilots handle bomb threats and why flying is the second safest mode of transport. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/04/21
Published 10/03/19
Twenty-five years later, Adam’s review of the case reveals strange new evidence that raises the possibility of an elaborate inside job. How much did Kerry Packer know about this theft and the people who pulled it off?    
Published 10/02/19
In 1995, a fortune in gold is stolen from Australia’s then richest man Kerry Packer. Police uncover links between Packer’s former secretary and the red-hot suspect in the crime. After nine months, the investigation goes cold.  
Published 10/02/19
In April 1995, 285 kilos in gold was stolen from the Sydney office of Australia’s richest man Kerry Packer. No-one was ever charged but police have long suspected that the culprit was a master safe cracker. But how did the thief get into Packer’s office and make off with the gold without leaving a trace?  Adam follows the investigation and brings new facts to light.   
Published 09/12/19
An ex-criminal who walked the line between warring gangs before being wrongly imprisoned talks openly to Adam Shand He reveals how he survived in and out of jail and why helping others fight for freedom was so important even though Carl Williams was framing him for murder. Part 1. Framed - An underworld figure gets 13 years jail for a crime he says he didn’t commit. He uses the time to help others fight for justice.
Published 02/17/19
An ex-criminal who walked the line between warring gangs before being wrongly imprisoned talks openly to Adam Shand He reveals how he survived in and out of jail and why helping others fight for freedom was so important even though Carl Williams was framing him for murder. Part 2. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - The jailhouse lawyer brings peace and harmony to the jail but an old friend betrays him and he faces another 10 years inside.
Published 02/17/19
As the Jail House Lawyer prepares to give evidence of police corruption, an old adversary moves to silence him. David McCulloch is arrested, handcuffed and put on a aeroplane bound for a land he left 50 years ago.
Published 02/16/19
An ex-criminal who walked the line between warring gangs before being wrongly imprisoned talks openly to Adam Shand He reveals how he survived in and out of jail and why helping others fight for freedom was so important even though Carl Williams was framing him for murder.
Published 02/07/19
Methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, is a scourge facing Australians of all ages and walks of life. It’s highly addictive and readily available and it’s become the most commonly consumed illicit drug in Australia. Adam tells the story of Tom de Souza and his journey from middle class scholarship boy in Perth to chronic ice user and budding criminal. Adam learns how Tom came back from the brink to beat ice and rediscover his joy of life. This is a harrowing story that should resonate with...
Published 12/13/18
Methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, is a scourge facing Australians of all ages and walks of life. It’s highly addictive and readily available and it’s become the most commonly consumed illicit drug in Australia. Adam tells the story of Tom de Souza and his journey from middle class scholarship boy in Perth to chronic ice user and budding criminal. Adam learns how Tom came back from the brink to beat ice and rediscover his joy of life. This is a harrowing story that should resonate with...
Published 12/13/18
Methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, is a scourge facing Australians of all ages and walks of life. It’s highly addictive and readily available and it’s become the most commonly consumed illicit drug in Australia. Adam tells the story of Tom de Souza and his journey from middle class scholarship boy in Perth to chronic ice user and budding criminal. Adam learns how Tom came back from the brink to beat ice and rediscover his joy of life. This is a harrowing story that should resonate with...
Published 12/10/18
A bank error offers you a multi-million dollar fantasy lifestyle. And the bank and the police aren't chasing you. What would you do? In 2011, a portal to illicit riches opened for a country barman. It was an easy way to rob a bank, almost a victimless crime. Or so he thought, until he pondered the question of conscience. Part One. A barman-turned-bank robber contacts Adam as he tries to understand why no-one is chasing him. He has found a hole in the ATM network of a bank and has morphed...
Published 10/11/18
A bank error offers you a multi-million dollar fantasy lifestyle. And the bank and the police aren't chasing you. What would you do? In 2011, a portal to illicit riches opened for a country barman. It was an easy way to rob a bank, almost a victimless crime. Or so he thought, until he pondered the question of conscience. Part Two. ATM Boy is on the horns of a dilemma. He can steal enough from the bank to last a lifetime. Life in a tropical hideout awaits but ATM Boy must summon the courage...
Published 10/11/18
A bank error offers you a multi-million dollar fantasy lifestyle. And the bank and the police aren't chasing you. What would you do? In 2011, a portal to illicit riches opened for a country barman. It was an easy way to rob a bank, almost a victimless crime. Or so he thought, until he pondered the question of conscience.    Coming October 12 to PodcastOne
Published 10/02/18
The name Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. The foul deeds he confessed to appalled and fascinated us but how much of it was true? In The Real Chopper, we meet the man behind the cartoon thug. He was a hopeless crook and he spent 23 wasted years in jail as a result. The character he dreamed up in a jailhouse book became an Australian icon after Eric Bana played Chopper in the hit movie. Read then made his living from playing the man he saw...
Published 03/21/18
The name Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. The foul deeds he confessed to appalled and fascinated us but how much of it was true? In The Real Chopper, we meet the man behind the cartoon thug. He was a hopeless crook and he spent 23 wasted years in jail as a result. The character he dreamed up in a jailhouse book became an Australian icon after Eric Bana played Chopper in the hit movie. Read then made his living from playing the man he saw...
Published 03/21/18
The name Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. The foul deeds he confessed to appalled and fascinated us but how much of it was true? In The Real Chopper, we meet the man behind the cartoon thug. He was a hopeless crook and he spent 23 wasted years in jail as a result. The character he dreamed up in a jailhouse book became an Australian icon after Eric Bana played Chopper in the hit movie. Read then made his living from playing the man he saw...
Published 03/14/18