Reviews
Jane, age is not relevant. I had a dreadful experience with a charmer at the age of 60. Look up Machiavellianism. It’s the third element of the so called Dark Triad of personality traits. And it is the disorder that I believe Hamish has. Knowing it doesn’t change your nightmare, but it will allow...Read full review »
Jeansgenios via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/04/20
An engaging spellbinding podcast so mesmerising it could be a feature film. Justice will never prevail enough to restore the emotional damage caused by this man’s egocentric sociopathic and predatory nature. Thank you Greg Bearup for helping others by shedding light on the slithering workings...Read full review »
The Vonstar via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/01/20
One of my favourite podcasts ever
Krusty16 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/21/20
A really well-produced and engaging series from The Australian. Lots of voices and perspectives which makes for a perfectly paced and engaging story.
Tcmspark via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/17/20
Great podcast I have a question for all of the people that were conned except Young Jane , but is there not a certain amount of greed or lunacy to be taken in by a bloke with a flashy car and 3 piece suit We have all lose some $$$ to one sort of Hamish or another, but there is the old story of...Read full review »
Paddymickie via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/10/20
So well done. What a sorry excuse of a human being - unimaginable that someone could have no conscience whatsoever. I hope he is getting therapy if only to understand more about how minds like his work. Well done Greg Bearup!
pevvvy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/09/20
Amazing that someone can treat people like this for so long & get away with it. Very sad for all the people he hurt along the way. Great listening.
Jacq Lang via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/01/20
I was so moved by the interview with Jane, my heart broke for her. I have to admit, I got choked up during the sentencing
dicoold via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/20
A bingeworthy podcast, led by a host/journalist that seems to really care. Brings home the personal toil con artists can have.
GeorgieLondon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/20
Beautifully presented. Extremely professional and well researched. Cannot believe just what this man got away with. Wholly recommend this podcast.
David Rhys via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/02/20
Brilliant follow up from the teachers pet. Keep up the great work...the Australian Shane Hickey Dublin Ireland
Shane Hickey via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/10/20
Such a great display of so many good people, taken advantage of by a horrid human. Thanks for bringing such a good story to our ears. I’m sure many have learned to be cautious.
LouisaGblog via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/04/20
Sadly this is not an uncommon experience- be careful as even people who you believe are long term friends or family are capable of this kind of crime. The police are often resistant to assist as they appear to view these crimes as business loans gone bad
inj lex via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/27/20
Enjoyable but the episodes aren’t always available, which can be really frustrating when youre looking forward to the next episodes...
whydoineednicknametorrview via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/25/20
Great pod cast unbelievable couldn’t stop listening some many twists and turns.
Claytoc via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/24/20
This is one of the most compelling podcasts ever. To listen to each segment as more victims of psycho Hamish come out with their stories. And best of all, to get the satisfaction of hearing his sentencing! I truly hope this story reaches the world - to help people have healthy skepticism and...Read full review »
Insightnapa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/20
Great podcast
g_unit213 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/09/20
Good podcast! Kept my interest.
Picy203 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/20
I enjoyed this podcast but there was big chunks of interviews that should have not been included as the phone lines were so terrible. I was lost at times and had to wait for the interviewer to summarise what had been said. It happened in almost every episode. That’s the only thing letting it down
Cez_x via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/12/20
Sorrow for all the victims. Jack & Bec sound like wonderful people. Jane too is intelligent, articulate, as the interviewer said, wise beyond her years. They are sharing her lessons and hard-won acceptance. That any of them would do the interview shows they are bravely processing the...Read full review »
andrea_in_brooklyn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/04/20
Episode 5. 20 minutes in, tell the lady speaking to have a glass of water. Her mouth noises she makes while she speaks is horrendous
brodf05 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/30/19
Absolutely love this podcast. Well told and intertesting.
True Crime Addict 14 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/18/19
Such a great podcast. Conman on steroids both metaphorically and literally.
mjft87 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/11/19
The story is well told and the podcast is intriguing. While I agree with many other comments in the reviews about the victim mishandling during the Jane bonus episode, I found it equally empowering at the maturity and insight she displayed. I also do applaud the narrator for letting that...Read full review »
gordito&co via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/19
I’m usually into heavier true crime than this but this was really well done
MelChamp73 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/06/19
Dear Jane, nothing like what you have courageously revealed has ever happened to me. I’m 59 years old. You were only 16 when it all started...Give yourself a break darling girl. Yes you should own it - to a point. You really didn’t do anything unforgivable given your age, circumstances, etc....Read full review »
newportlady via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/26/19
So sad that Hamish wasn’t caught earlier. Interesting to hear how white collar crime is sentenced. Hamish destroyed so many lives. Podcast was well done. I was hooked after the first episode.
Run42019 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/18/19
I finished this off in about two days as it is highly addictive, beautifully crafted and full of the kind of stories that will make your stomach churn as this is the report of a truly evil man who over a period of decades did unspeakable things to honest people as a conman of almost mythic...Read full review »
Emma Mary Robertson via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/08/19
The creepy fraudster! A great story that reminds you to not to trust anyone, ever 🤣
BBnEV via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 11/07/19
For the most part, I was able to get past the host’s strained timbre and propensity for ending an interviewee’s sentences with sensational conclusions. Sure, these people invested to get rich quick, but they were also victims of fraud and deserved my sympathy. There was a distinct lack of...Read full review »
BensMichelle via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/30/19
Janes interview was very emotional. She was so brave and honest. I didn’t like the intrusive probing when she was emotional. I thought the interviewer was insensitive, when Jane already felt shame and guilt when discussing certain events. Otherwise a good, well researched podcast unfolding...Read full review »
ickleash via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/18/19
amazing account of the lives impacted by this person
irenabean2137 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/28/19
Great pod!! Feel sorry for Jane, but she was just a child. For the life of me I can’t figure out why these people fell for this! Call it a good dose of US midwestern skepticism, but I was taught the if it seems too good to be true it probably is.
Emberdreagon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/19
This story is compelling. Excellent investigative journalism.
Joshua clay black via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/17/19
Amazing podcast and fantastic reporting. Thank you!
devil-girl via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/14/19
It is absolutely insane that this was able to occur for such a long time. I have an unbelievable amount of compassion for the people's lives that hamish all but destroyed. I was so happy to hear even the small portion of the judge's verdict. Also, June. Listening to this bright, young,...Read full review »
ms.say via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/19
Great storytelling about the abuses & manipulations of a cunning sociopath. People need to be wary of these people. They’re out there & they look just like us.
jcd1969 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/19
Still confused as to how this crook was not caught sooner!
NicWHU via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/26/19
For me it’s hard to understand the many phone calls the sound quality is in some important conversations to poor.
BlondeDraak via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 08/25/19
An excellent podcast. Focused, well edited, and evenly paced. An engaging and interesting story. I highly recommend it.
McNancy1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/19
really interesting story; heart hurts for jane, who is a VICTIM and should be treated as such
__supervixen__ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/21/19
Download this podcast series. You won't regret it.Read full review »
FlemoFan via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/13/19
A crime I didn’t even know about! Story is told impeccably and is absolutely addictive!
2mumsAus via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/09/19
I am enjoying this podcast and only have one episode to go. However, I am very concerned about the portrayal of “Jane.” I am very concerned for Jane’s view of what she “did.” Jane is 100% a victim of Hamish, if not a victim of the worst kind. She was an underaged “child” who was sexually,...Read full review »
AnthonyTrask3 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/08/19
What a rock star podcast! Brilliant storytelling and investigative reporting. A standout in a sea of average podcasts. Hurry up and punch out your next production please!
Gorgeous George 45 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/03/19
I have enjoyed this podcast- well constructed and well told. But during the full interview with Jane I could not stop cringing. Just so insensitive. This young woman (girl at the time) was a victim. She remained calm and courageous in telling her story but I found the unnecessary prying from the...Read full review »
nilap52 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/03/19
Great podcast, told well
Dang star via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/02/19
This podcast was riveting. Fascinating subject, excellent interviews, sooooo compelling. What was difficult was the wet mouth noises/drinking/swallowing sounds REPEATEDLY, especially on the bonus episode. 🤢😬🤢😬🤢 Those sounds have no business being so LOUD and in my ears. Were I sitting next to...Read full review »
Risa Ann via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/19
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