Murder in the Land of Oz

28 EpisodesProduced by That's Not Canon Productions

Who said nothing ever happens in Brisbane? Join hosts Jessica Kate and Ellen Rose as they dig up the skeletons buried in our own back yard and take you on a macabre tour around Australia’s third largest city - home to the Stefan Needle, the Brown Snake, the crushing feeling that you’re trapped in a… read more

28 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Murder in the Land of Oz - Coming Soon!

May 28th, 2018


Until we hit the ether on June 4, let us tell you a little about ourselves...


The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay Part One

June 3rd, 2018


On April 20, 2012, Gerard Baden-Clay phoned the police. His wife hadn’t come home from her morning walk, you see, and it wasn’t like her to be late. …

The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay Part Two

June 17th, 2018


In Part Two of our investigation into the murder of Allison Baden-Clay, ya girls discuss the absolute gall of a man who so obviously killed his wife …

The Murder of Bronia Armstrong

July 1st, 2018


A corrupt police force. A violent murder staged to look like a suicide. A wrongful conviction. And a suicide in custody. It’s not a Netflix series, …

Eurydice Dixon

July 8th, 2018


Something a little different this week, friends.

Your girls do like to talk about murders, but we are not excited when they happen. Twenty-two year …

The Gatton Murders

July 15th, 2018


Some towns become synonymous with the crimes that happen in them - Salem. Waco. Snowtown.


In Queensland, we have Gatton. When the bodies of Michael, Ellen, and Norah Murphy were discovered in a field the day after …

The Murder of Betty Shanks

July 29th, 2018


Betty Shanks was twenty-two years old and walking home from work when she was attacked, beaten and left for dead. Could be the first line of any …

The Mayne Family

August 12th, 2018


Anyone who has roots in Brissie could probably ask ten different people what they know about the Mayne family and they’d get ten different answers. …

The Lesbian Vampire Killers

August 25th, 2018


Tracey Wigginton was convicted of murdering Edward Baldock and trying to drink his blood. Tracey wasn’t just a regular old murderer, you see. She was …

The Backpacker Murders Part One

September 9th, 2018


Seven backpackers disappeared hitchhiking off the Hume Highway in New South Wales from 1989 to 1992. For years, Australia was gripped by the mystery – was it the work of a serial killer, or just some more inexperienced …

The Backpacker Murders Part Two

September 23rd, 2018


The murders of the seven backpackers had dominated headlines for years. The police, psychologists, scientists, and the international media were …

The Murder of Anita Cobby

October 7th, 2018


Take a drink every time we tell a story about a young women murdered while walking home. And then keep drinking to help dull the pain.

This week we …

The Murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce

October 21st, 2018


Two bodies lay thousands of kilometres apart – one, a two-year-old girl in a suitcase on the side of the highway in South Australia, the other, a …

Ghosts in the Land of Oz, Halloween 2018

October 30th, 2018


For this Very Special Episode of Murder in the Land of Oz, the girls take you on an auditory tour of some of Australia’s most haunted locations. From …

The Wanda Beach Murders

November 4th, 2018


The Wanda Beach Murders are possibly Australia’s most well-known cold case. The 1965 murder of Marianne Schmidt and Christine Sharrock devastated the …

The Other Doctor Death

November 18th, 2018


What do you call a doctor that graduates at the bottom of his class? A doctor.

What do you call a doctor that graduates at the bottom of his class, gets sanctioned for professional misconduct, gets their license revoked, …

The Bowraville Murders

December 2nd, 2018

In the early 90s, three children went missing from the same street over the course of four months. If it had happened in Sydney, we’d never hear the end of it, but because the kids were Indigenous, and lived in …

UPDATE: The Murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce

December 4th, 2018


A brief update episode to discuss the new developments in the trial and sentencing of the murderer of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and Khandalyce.

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Jill Meagher

December 16th, 2018


Jill Meagher was a 29 year old Irish woman living in Melbourne with her husband, Tom. She was a bright, funny, loving young woman, who worked for the …

BONUS Murdered Musicians

December 30th, 2018


What started out as a simple guest segment on Musicals Taught Me Everything I Know somehow ballooned out to this glorious 40 minutes of discussion about musical murders.

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The Sharpe Family Murders

January 13th, 2019


On March 23, 2004, John Sharpe shot a spear into his wife Anna’s head while she was sleeping. On March 27, he did the same to his nineteen month old …

Eddie Leonski

January 27th, 2019

In Melbourne, Victoria during the Second World War, electric lights were turned off or lowered at night to prevent aerial attacks from the Japanese. The war, which had confined itself to the Northern Hemisphere for the …

Ian Jamieson

February 11th, 2019

In October of 2015, a phone call was placed to 000 from an Ian Jamieson. He told the operator that he had just killed three people, so the cops …

BONUS Ted Bundy Thoughts/Feelings/Opinions

February 17th, 2019


Ted Bundy has been talked about extensively in the past few weeks after a whole host of Ted Bundy #content has been released. Much of the chatter …

Peter Dupas

February 24th, 2019


Peter Dupas is one of the most horrific and violent serial killers in Australian history. When Nicole Patterson’s brutally mutilated body was …

Ned Kelly Part One

March 10th, 2019


Ned Kelly: outback legend, or cowardly criminal? You decide!

In this kind-of-a-bonus-but-not-really episode, we tackle an Aussie icon, none other than Edward Kelly, better known as Ned, and his gang of rambunctious …

Ned Kelly Part Two

March 24th, 2019


Welcome to Ned Kelly Part Two!

We left our heroes (?) in Stringybark Creek, just after murdering a small handful of policeman. Ned’s fame would …

The Fisherman

April 8th, 2019


Please note, this episode discusses crimes against children.

Was a man convicted of the murder of a nine year old boy in Tasmania in 1975 responsible …

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