Episodes
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/08/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 05/01/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/23/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/17/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/10/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 04/02/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/26/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/19/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/12/21
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 podcasts See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/10/21
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.
Published 03/05/21
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-ranks See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/26/21
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/ibaw See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/20/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/12/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/05/21
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 Foxtel See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/29/21
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.
Published 01/22/21
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/15/21
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.
Published 01/08/21
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 begin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 01/01/21
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 begin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 12/25/20
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 begin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 12/18/20
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 begin See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 12/17/20
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/andrewrule See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 12/11/20
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...
Published 12/08/20