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SBS True Stories

15 EpisodesProduced by SBS Television and OnlineWebsite

A five-part investigation into the untold true stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders, told by award-winning Australian journalist, Mark Whittaker. The stories are adapted from Mark's true crime long-read which will be published online at the end of the series.Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015,… read more

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S3 Ep5 How to get away with murder

October 16th, 2016

14:26

There is a way you can take a gay murder and make it not a gay murder. You get a good lawyer. This is what happened in 2011 to the brutal killing of Andrew Negre - a case that continues to bounce around the legal system.

S3 Ep4 An ordinary guy

October 14th, 2016

15:15

David “John” Saint was an ordinary guy. He worked, bought three houses, did them up and sold them. On April 16, 1991, he was found covered in blood …

S3 Ep3 The beats generation

October 11th, 2016

11:35

Beats are secretive places – they provide anonymity for men seeking sex, but this secrecy also provides a cover and protection for their attackers. “Todd” ran away at 16 and lived on the streets of Adelaide. The street …

S3 Ep2 Police become the suspects

October 8th, 2016

18:59

Dr George Duncan’s body was pulled from the River Torrens in 1972. At the time, homosexuality was illegal. Police were the suspects in the murder. …

S3 Ep1 Rex, the beat, and the bashing

October 3rd, 2016

18:50

Late one night in 1992, Rex Robinson pulled his car into one of Adelaide’s most notorious beats. High beam on, Rex sees a man lying face down, …

Season 3 Preview

September 25th, 2016

1:36

True Stories returns with a five-part investigation into the untold stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders.

Each episode explores the intriguing …

S2 Ep5 Diary of a Tumbleweed

April 27th, 2016

11:44

Living in Melbourne and struggling to become a writer, Abigail quits her job, grabs a backpack, and a buys a one-way ticket to Paris.

Listed as …

S2 Ep4 Mosque, Mourning and Girls

April 20th, 2016

15:40

Osamah is 19, and his main aim during Ashura, a ten-day Islamic ritual, is to score the chat-room nickname of Houda, the girl whose long eyelashes feed his new obsession.

Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True …

S2 Ep3 Ex-Yugos

April 13th, 2016

9:46

Born in a country that no longer exists, Sofija arrives in Australia as a child who has escaped a civil-war. Her home country Yugoslavia is divided, but as she discovers late one night on a Melbourne tram, ex-Yugos are …

S2 Ep2 Greyhound

April 6th, 2016

11:28

In the hope of settling himself, Andre leaves the city behind and journeys to what he thinks is the empty heart of Australia. Except, as he discovers, it isn’t empty at all.

Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True …

S2 Ep1 Late night in a car park

March 30th, 2016

11:58

Nakkaih Lui has just started to question if she was raped... late one night in a car park. But facing the question is harder than the answer itself.

Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with …

S1 Ep7 What's In A Name

October 1st, 2015

6:30

What’s really in a name? And what happens when you change your name? Hear writer and comedian Cyrus Bezyan grapple with just that question in his signature laconic style.

iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015


Season One, 'High …

S1 Ep6 Carmelina and Me

September 24th, 2015

9:44

Bullying and humiliation are a dark part of emerging writer and novelist Tamar Chnorhokian’s high school life. But a special friendship sees her …

S1 Ep5 Small Town Boy, Big Town Book

September 16th, 2015

6:50

This is the late 80s in regional NSW. The time of revolutionary politics and revolutionary artists. A time that made its mark on award winning …

S1 Ep4 Confidence Game

September 9th, 2015

9:19

How to escape high school? It’s all Ellen wants to do. And she’s found a way. She can escape the school yard, the classroom, the daily teases and …

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