Episodes
Brainwashed from CBC Podcasts investigates the CIA's covert mind control experiments - from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror.
Published 10/20/20
We reveal the story of Nicola Gobbo's audacious bid to return to Australia.
Published 09/21/20
Everything unravels, for Nicola Gobbo and Victoria Police. Their secret is out.
Published 09/14/20
Nicola hits rock bottom, but Victoria Police wants her to take on a new role ... as a witness.
Published 09/07/20
Nicola wants to be the best source ever, and she leads police to the biggest target of all: the mafia. Her double life is getting riskier, but she can't stop. This episode charts an addiction and a crash.
Published 08/31/20
Nicola crosses the point of no return and becomes a police informer. She'll represent clients, while passing on the underworld's secrets to Victoria Police.
Published 08/24/20
A drug house burglary smells of police corruption and a police informer is executed.
Published 08/17/20
As the gangland war explodes, both police and criminals start questioning Nicola's allegiances. Where do her loyalties lie?
Published 08/10/20
We meet Nicola Gobbo in a secret location, in hiding, now that her double life as a police informer is out, and she begins telling us her full story.
Published 08/03/20
Lawyer Nicola Gobbo represented some of Australia's most dangerous criminals, all the while secretly working as a police informer. Why did she do it?
Published 07/27/20
How much do you really know about the sacking of Gough Whitlam on November 11, 1975? You've probably heard his famous "well may we say" speech made on the day he was dismissed. But do you properly understand the extraordinary events leading up to the most dramatic day in Australian political history? How did it happen? Award-winning ABC journalist Alex Mann went looking for those missing pieces from the people who were there and discovered something wilder than he could ever have...
Published 02/25/20
Published 02/25/20
Trace fans should know that there are now three seasons of the Unravel True Crime podcast available. Their latest story Last Seen Katoomba takes a deep dive into the case of 19-year-old Belinda Peisley who went missing from the Blue Mountains in September 1998.
Published 03/13/19
Trace fans should know there are now two seasons of the ABC podcast, Unravel True Crime, available.
Published 12/31/18
More than a year on from their plea for a new coronial inquest, the James brothers get a decision. Will they finally get answers to the burning questions they've carried for 38 years about the murder of their mother? And what about those items Trace has been given that might have DNA on them? Can they identify the killer? We take them to one of the world's best DNA labs, with some of the most sensitive equipment, to find out.
Published 12/03/18
In their first reunion since Trace launched, former detective Ron Iddles, Maria James’s son Mark James and journalist Rachael Brown got together for a special live event at the Wheeler Centre. They discuss the challenges of reviving the cold case, its insistent questions, and the uncommon task of investigating a murder in the public arena. This special one hour event is hosted by Myf Warhurst.
Published 10/19/18
Update 7 August. Sorry, this event has sold out. You can put your name on a waiting list, for when more tickets are released closer to the event. Also, the panel chat will be posted to the Trace feed, as well as on the Wheeler Centre’s website and podcast. Rachael Brown is taking part in a panel chat at Melbourne's Wheeler Centre with Maria's oldest son Mark James, and retired homicide detective, Ron Iddles. It's their first appearance together to discuss the case and its insistent...
Published 08/06/18
New evidence has been found. So can police test it for a trace of the killer? What happened to crucial documents? And a new confession. It is nearly a year since the James brothers applied for a new coronial inquest into their mum's murder, but the case hangs in legal limbo.
Published 06/12/18
Get a sneak preview of UNRAVEL, a new ABC podcast that follows Australia's best journalists as they investigate unsolved crimes. Our Season 1 story, Blood On The Tracks, investigates the suspicious death of 17-year-old Mark Haines, whose body was found on the railway line outside Tamworth in January 1988. We follow indigenous reporter Allan Clarke’s five year investigation to its explosive conclusion.
Published 06/04/18
This original Canadian true-crime podcast examines unsolved cases of the missing or murdered. Each season focuses on a single cold case in the hope of uncovering new information, while also exploring the affects each case has had on the families and communities involved. In this special preview, we share an excerpt from the show with you.
Published 11/16/17
The fall-out from major revelations in the Maria James cold-case continue, as her sons make a desperate plea to the Coroner.
Published 09/06/17
For a closer look at the making of Trace and its implications, join Rachael Brown and Annabel Crabb for a Facebook Live at 4pm AEST Thursday 4 August, on the ABC RN Facebook page.
Published 08/02/17
There's a major break in the case, as Trace uncovers a police bungle in the murder of Maria James. But it only serves to throw up more questions than answers, as the James brothers continue their desperate search for justice.
Published 07/12/17
A second person of interest emerges within the church. Rachael Brown investigates their past and discovers a dark and disturbing history.
Published 07/05/17
Since Trace was first released, the ABC has received over 50 emails from the community with leads and tip offs. In this bonus update, reporter Rachael Brown follows up with two women who got in touch to say they saw men acting suspiciously around Maria's bookshop at the time of her murder. Send us your tips: trace@abc.net.au
Published 07/04/17