Compelling story. Extremely well investigated.
Poppy272727 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/11/24
One of the best podcasts! Keep up the amazing work!
Tayla1996 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/17/23
Very interesting, well told story but editing and addition of advertisements was very poor.
Charlie2360 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/02/23
The way he spoke to and shamed Jane was disgusting. She was a victim of child sexual assault and emotional abuse by the hands of Hamish. Ruined the entire program for me.
SmilingInCA_247 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/23
Genuinely shocking this was produced by a major newspaper in 2023. Calling a grown man’s abuse of a child an “affair” was quite a repulsive choice. Also there were so many gross swallowing and gulping noises that weren’t edited out of the IRL recorded interviews. Sometimes the journalist would...Read full review »
kcrcrr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/23
This podcast was such great storytelling! No episode felt unnecessary, and despite my limited knowledge of the financial world Hamish operated in, I still was able to understand the impact of his duplicity. I’m also glad that the final episode referred to him as a predator and clarified that his...Read full review »
Mih_Hall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/23
Jane was groomed by a predator she would not have had the mental capacity at 16-17 to understand what was happening to her only downside to this podcast was that this wasn’t portrayed to her and the interviewer having a bit more compassion for that , other then that great podcast
EveyandJack via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/26/23
Give the listener some warning before ads. Eg “Hamish was a psychopath and a liar escape the Telstra price rise”. See what I mean?
sololady1961 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/15/23
Seriously one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to. How brave and generous of you you to share your life’s experience.
podi lover via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/08/23
I do enjoy a good financial/relationship fraud true crime podcast. This was a quality one. It was so enjoyable I listened to it twice.
Jess and Pickles via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/25/22
This story was horrific and well told, but dear God, Jane was groomed by a predator, she didn’t make a bad decision. She was 16. This guy conned everyone, and I hope she understands that now - not her choice, and Jack obviously understands that too.
DocJulz via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/16/22
This was an interesting true crime story, but my GOD the handling of child sexual abuse was horrendous. “[Jack] must have had a big heart to forgive you.” 😱😱😱 Do people in Australia seriously not know what grooming and sexual abuse is???? If not, maybe you could have interviewed an expert and...Read full review »
pizzzzza lover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/22
I really enjoyed this podcast it was a great binge listen, although unlike most people I actually couldn’t really connect with Jane and felt she knew what she was doing and was swept up in it all the money and cars. I still felt she was speaking in a way trying to sound more then she is. I found...Read full review »
williamwatts19 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/23/22
WHY DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO HAMISH IS!!!!!????????!!!,!????!!!!!?? STUPIDS 👀 🫤😐😕🤔🤔😕😐🫤 I’ll STAB YOU!!!!,!!!!!!!!!!!
Isis inde via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/12/22
I’m absolutely loving this podcast after my sister recommended it to me. I lived in NZ for years and so miss a lot of the news in Aus and NZ now I’m in the UK. I love it but I am absolutely shocked and disgusted at the lack of empathy for ‘Jane’ who was a minor and who was clearly groomed and...Read full review »
Lo-Wesley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/22
I don’t know why this isn’t towards the top of the list. This was a fascinating story ! This a wild story of Hamish who could Scam & Con with the best of them. He may be the Best. Great Podcast!
Tante143 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/12/22
I totally agree with other reviews. Age of consent varies by location, but the adults in this story should have more compassion for Jane. Hamish’s behavior was predatory and despicable. No one seems to have protected Jane. I guess the adults in her life were also groomed. It’s just so awful that...Read full review »
advisory2457 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/22
Please revisit with Jane and make sure it’s clear to viewers and her that she was a minor and he was abusing HER! She was not at fault. It would’ve been good to make sure that was clear to her during her interview. I changed my rating based on that interview. Ruined the entire thing.
JEMSLYON via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/15/22
I stumbled upon this podcast after listening to The Teacher’s Pet and decided to give it a listen. It grabbed my attention right away and I was hooked. I was very surprised when they started to talk about my little Canadian city Vernon and the Silver Star ski resort just outside of town. I had...Read full review »
featherhaze via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/02/22
As a CPA in America I find white collar crime fascinating. This is a very well done podcast that delves into the lives of Hamish’s victims. It’s just so amazing that he wasn’t caught sooner. Excellent non biased reporting!
Bamabeachfamily via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/22/22
Incredible story! Hard to believe there are people out there getting away with things like Hamish did for as long as he did. Loved the podcast!
Dilligaf12457459643 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/16/22
I feel for all the victims including Jane. When she said “I looked that lady in the eyes” meaning Beck I teared up.. It was at that moment I feel Jane needed a more tender touch in the interview. All in all … a well told story What does it mean when he gets released? Will he be able to...Read full review »
pcporn via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/12/22
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LopiKailahi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/26/21
Been a fan of other podcasts by The Australian and this one definitely delivers. Super interesting. Lots of great interviews.
thebatsquatch via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/03/21
A complex and gripping story of lies, and a trail of victims. Jane’s story breaks my heart, I just want to give her a hug and tell her that as a teenager being groomed by a manipulative sociopath, it is not her fault what happened. He left victim after victim behind him, and she did not cause him...Read full review »
IsabelSylviw via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/26/21
What a crazy tale….. so many lessons brilliant work to the team. That poor young girl was groomed, she tells her story so eloquently. I pray she goes back to school and makes a good life for herself and for her grandparents x
posseh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/21
I hope that Jane will forgive herself for getting played by the conniving bastard that robbed so many adults. She was only a teenager when she was manipulated and I feel sorry to hear her in tears.
kwoggletown via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/21
Listening to Jane makes me vomit, the way she makes herself to be the victim is disgusting. She slept with her boyfriend’s stepdad, a 17 year old, full of lies and deceit and disrespect to Bec and Jack. How can Jane ever show her face around Blueys Beach? She deserved to be played by Hamish....Read full review »
tsgirl1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/18/21
I can’t believe he got away with this for so long. Of all his victims I think Jane’s story impacted me the most. She was a child and he groomed her but that does not seem to be recognised and the guilt she carries is heartbreaking to me
Kyliewysy via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/08/21
Jane was a child who was groomed by a predator. Journalists must do better in how they interview child victims of sexual abuse. The Jane episode is victim blaming to the max... she was a victim of a psycho as a CHILD!
gabyown via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/17/21
A great story and fascinating glimpse into the mind of someone who doesn’t think like I do. I did get a little bored in some places because whomever edited it didn’t have the strength to ‘kill their darlings’ and make it tighter.
Rebecca.Ss via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 05/17/21
Good podcast, but FYI- a 40 something year old man does not “have an affair” with a 16 year old, as is repeatedly stated by the presenter.
Ruthcaden via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/25/21
I was riveted by the story of this terrible human being who got away with these crimes for so long, but the interview with Jane was absolutely infuriating. She was a vulnerable CHILD who was groomed by a predator. The way Greg spoke to her ‘we all make mistakes but yours had huge consequences’...Read full review »
hevdv1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/21/21
I’m so disappointed with the way Jane’s story was handled. She wasn’t another girlfriend of Hamish’s, she was a victim of child sexual abuse. The way the host handled her interview and segment of the story is horrendous.
Caseykingg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/21
I’m currently in a situation similar to this
50tina via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/29/21
This really hits home for those of us who have been drawn in by cons and narcissists. Hopefully, people will hear this and see the warning signs. Great reporting!!!
Racheltexas70 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/29/21
This podcast follows the path of destruction of an Australian criminal, and - like all the best true crime podcasts - also shines a light on a society that allows (and sometimes encourages) the narcissism / criminality.
Morgsa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/23/21
This is the first podcast I ever listened to! It broke me in and started my obsession. Still one of my favourites!
luliB1986 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/11/21
Awesome podcast! Did not enjoy the bonus episode ,I’m not sure why .Jane had the love and support of Bec and Jack but she still went behind the backs of the people who loved her to achieve goals for herself.I seem to pick up some similar traits between Hammish and Jane.I hope he didn’t pass on...Read full review »
Kelly6373 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/07/21
Great podcast. Was completely hooked from the beginning. Awesome job
Jra4776 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/27/20
Great podcast, but why aren’t you naming Hamish a pedophile as well as a prolific conman? He had a sexual relationship with ‘Jane’, a 16 year old girl and she has felt the responsibility and guilt all these years. He is a predator and she is an innocent victim. She should not be held to blame for...Read full review »
Merryn81 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/12/20
This man is as hard to comprehend & almost as destructive as a serial killer. His callous disregard for his victims is chilling.
NixVal via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/10/20
Brilliantly told story of a sad and heartless conman. Really feel for all the victims. I especially feel for Jane. Taken and advantage of in so many ways and at a time in life when none of us would be equipped to deal with a person like Hamish. Jane you sound like a wonderful young woman that...Read full review »
Ecoblue1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/15/20
Anyone who’s ever been conned by this type of personality will likely be triggered during this podcast. It was utterly captivating, totally true to the lies these people tell, the way they manipulate and isolate. I cried during the last episode. They may not get their money back but justice was...Read full review »
ShortString via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/12/20
Unique, interesting and captivating
AussieJayHi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/24/20
A really amazing true story of a man who had some brass neck to live the life he did ! Thoroughly fascinating podcast .
Jaffa1954 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/13/20
A story of a terrible person
DarlaMcbane via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/28/20
Loved this podcast - excellent reporting and very engaging!!
Spiders-webb via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/20
very impressed with this one
oldmatemillso via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/26/20
One of the best. Amazing true story and well told
J17y2179 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/24/20
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