Listed as iTunes Best Podcasts of 2015, True Stories returns with a five-part investigation into the untold stories of Adelaide's gay-hate murders.


Each episode explores the intriguing circumstances of an unsolved case, told by award-winning Australian investigative journalist and writer, Mark Whittaker, and are adapted from Mark’s investigative long-read which will published online at the end of the series.


True Stories Season Three is inspired by the SBS network event Deep Water - a drama, documentary and online investigation unearthing gripping true crime stories and a buried chapter of Australia’s recent history.


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Season Three
Season Two: Untold Australia
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.
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.
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 still united in other ways.
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.
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.

True Stories in pictures

True Stories podcast comes to life in these animation and audio-comic adaptations!

Chinese Straight

Award-wining poet and author, Maxine Beneba Clarke, teams with award-winning artist and animator, Isobel Knowles, to create this visual, animated adaptation of an SBS...

Liverpool Boys

Enter the world of Liverpool Boys High as you’ve never seen it before in this audio comic. Presented by award-winning writer Luke Carman and cartoonist Sam Wallman.
Season One: High School
With award winning writer Luke Carman as your guide, enter the world of Liverpool Boys High. Luke wants to be a writer, but with an English teacher more interested in designing an air-conditioned coat than teaching, Luke finds inspiration elsewhere.
High School, a time of metamorphism for most of us. For award-winning poet and author, Maxine Beneba Clarke the transformation brings hope that the school-yard taunts will be over. It seems just within reach, but can she really change herself?
Welcome to the layered world of Punchbowl Boys during its dark periods in the late 90s. Told through the eyes of master storyteller Michael Mohammed Ahmed. LANGUAGE WARNING applies.
Eight years on, acclaimed author Ellen van Neerven reflects on the daily teases and taunts she suffered at high school. But there was one place she could escape. The soccer field.
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 author, poet and rapper, Omar Musa.
Bullying and humiliation are a dark part of emerging writer and novelist Tamar Chnorhokian’s high school life. But a special friendship sees her through the toughest moments.
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.