Episodes
John, Paul and Tegan get together for a very special look at Red Host Australian Christmas, and to talk about the challenges of telling a story about bushfire season in regional Victoria.,   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/03/20
This week, Loose Units, Castaway Studios and Tegan Higginbotham proudly present Red Hot Australian Christmas, a hilarious and touching 45-minute Christmas audio play based in Gippsland, Victoria.  It’s Christmas in Australia, and Victoria is in the grip of an unprecedented heatwave.     As the mercury rises across the state, the threat of fire plays heavily on the minds of many. But for a stubborn few, Christmas is – first and foremost – a time for family, feasting, and forced frivolity....
Published 11/30/20
Paul and John discuss how to dissolve a body in lye, whether social workers can become cops, AND they reveal the single biggest thing to happen on this podcast EVER. Next Tuesday is going to be EPIC!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/26/20
21 year old John, green as hell, steps out of his first car chase and is confronted with a terrible choice. Shots are fired, suspects are fleeing, and before long, John undertakes his very first high-pressure arrest.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/23/20
After a series of rapid fire questions from listeners, the boys field a somewhat epic and troubling tale from a UK listener involving a stalker.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/19/20
John and Paul contend with John's first - and worst - mentor on the force: Len Beater. This week on Loose Units, the boys look at working the Sylvester Switch, pining after unrequited love, and being buddied-up with a maniac-in-the-making.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/16/20
Paul and John discuss the corrections officers, and the inherent squiggliness of prison as a concept. They also dive into John's weird, potentially stupid way of keeping track of things.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/12/20
This week on Loose Units: Origins, find out what it was like for 20 year old John Verhoeven to enter a room full of dead bodies on slabs. Paul and John delve into the imapct of seeing dead bodies, talk about how brains are removed from skulls, and John mocks the very idea of bringing lunchboxes to work.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/09/20
A listener sends in a question about ADHD and autism, and suddenly, Paul and John have a talk decades in the making. This episode of Loose Units delves into father and son issues, depression, anxiety, guilt, ADHD and medication. It's also the first time Paul and John have ever aired these issues face-to-face.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/05/20
A young John gets smashed in the face during training for flipping a fellow cadet! A very angry man threatens to cave his skull in if he doesn't shoot straight! This week on Loose Units: Origins, the boys take a look at John's search for a mentor whilst learning to become a police officer.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/02/20
What begins as an exploration into touch-typing mishaps soon devolves into DRUGS. More specifically, a listener tells a harrowing story of a near-miss when a cop enters their grow-house, and John gets invited into a very well-lit, very green   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/29/20
John is 21, and two police arrive at his door... but there's weed growing in the bathroom. Is John's police career about to disappear in a puff of smoke? Also: did you know that John almost ended up investing in a drug ring? Neither did Paul! It's a jam-packed and super stressful episode of Loose Units: Origins, and this week, we're looking at Chapter 2.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/26/20
Is it safe to eat - or snort - the ashes of a cremated loved one? Are John's antiques stories as thrilling as he suspects? AND ARE THOSE SIRENS OUTSIDE?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/22/20
We're going right back to the eighties. In the book Loose Units, Paul told fanciful, fantastical versions of John's adventures as a cop in North Sydney in the early 1980s. Now, he and John go chapter-by-chapter and break down the stories behind the stories. This week, why did John actually join the police force? Why didn't his family want him to enrol? And how the hell did he pass the entrance exam anyway?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/19/20
A listener sends in a truly incredible story which floors John and Paul. They also discuss whether creamtoriums have chimneys, if bodies get burnt with their clothes in, and what happens when you burn weed and are standing down-wind.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/15/20
This is it. The end of Loose Units: Dead Serious. What pushed John to leave the funeral industry? What was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/12/20
Paul and John take a look at the new Netflix true crime feature, American Murder: The Family Next Door. Warning: this episode contains SPOILERS. Also, it was recorded while Paul was moving house, so apologies for the audio quality!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/08/20
A body, wrapped in plastic. An unjust set of laws. And trapped in the middle, an ex-cop and ex-firefighter struggling with a terrible decision.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/05/20
John forgets that Paul almost drowned, the boys discover that Australian forensics experts are the reason the heist from National Treasure even exists, and a trapped demon escapes it's salty prison.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/01/20
A mysterious box full of human remains. A grieving mother. A strange request... and a terrible moment for John, who realises he's going to have to do something truly questionable to salvage this situation. Find out the story behind one of the most tragic chapters from Electric Blue in this harrowing and honest episode of Loose Units.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/28/20
John attends a seance, a folk band gets waterlogged at a funeral, and Paul tells John all about the legendary Inuit Sh*t Knife.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/24/20
John begins to work with an embalmer who performs emergency surgery on a corpse with one of John's most prized possessions. But what will said embalmer use to settle a debt? And what does UNDEAD SEX DUNGEON allude to? All will become clear on this truly twisted episode of Loose Units: Dead Serious.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/21/20
Icelandic witches, weird zombie rituals, and pants made from dead people. It’s a super-grisly Icelandic folklore edition of Loose Ends!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/17/20
A cemetery the size of a suburb, a procession of a hundred cars following you, a dead body in the back, and wife of the departed running out of oxygen. What could possibly go wrong?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/14/20
Can you smother a person to death, then get water into their lungs to make it look like a drowning? And why on Earth would you WANT to? It's time for a violent, speculative and hilarious episode of Loose Ends!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/10/20