This month we can't get enough of true crime, in particular a newbie from the sleuths at The Australian, who always bring the goods. This time they're delving into the disappearance of Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez, a case that has the whole country baffled. If you’re after something a little lighter we’ve got you sorted there too with a series all about oversharing—prepare for mass lols—and a handy series on travel hacks.
You know the drill. Fire up the playlist, here are all the podcasts worth bingeing this month.
The Australian (creators of Who The Hell Is Hamish? and The Teacher’s Pet) have launched their latest investigative podcast, this time about the mysterious disappearance of Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez. At the request of Theo’s family, The Australian’s national crime correspondent, David Murray, joined the unofficial search party to investigate what happened to Theo, who hasn’t been seen since leaving a Byron Bay bar in May this year. The podcast delves into all possible scenarios highlighted by a major police investigation and takes you inside the extraordinary search by local volunteers.
Ever had those moments, midway through a convo with people and realise you’re about five mintues deep into a massive overshare? Yep, we’ve all been there, and now you can listen to three queens do just that. In each ep Kelly McCarren, Lama Zakharia and Flex Mami get together to chat all things sex, relationships, mental health and everything in between. In this fun podcast, oversharing isn't a problem, in fact, it’s encouraged.
True crime buffs, stop your Google searches on unsolved murders and plug into this truly creepy podcast stat. Dropping their second season just last week, this podcast delves in some of the world’s most horrific crimes and baffling mysteries. From inside Australia’s most haunted house to a 37-year-old missing person’s case, Investigates lifts the lid on the some of the most fascinating crimes we’ve ever heard of.
All The S**t I’ve Learned Abroad
It’s true what they say, you really do “find yourself” when you travel. In this podcast, serial wanderlust-seekers, Steph Paige and Andrea Gillis come together to recount tales from their own travel experiences, from the lows of losing passports and missing flights to the highs of making new friends, discovering cultures and solo travel. They also tackle some pretty helpful topics too like travel insurance, scams and how to best straddle language barriers.
Have You Seen This Man?
This fast paced podcast is like nothing we’ve listened to before. In Have You Seen This Man? you’ll join the real life manhunt for escaped Ohio death row inmate Lester Eubanks. While out on bail for an attempted rape in 1965, Eubanks murdered a 14-year-old school girl, which he was convicted for and sent to prison. In 1972, Eubanks was taken on a furlough with a group of other prisoners to local outlet to do some Christmas shopping. While the rest of the group met up with the guard at the appointed time, Eubanks was a no show. He has not been seen since.
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