The second season of ABC‘s hit true crime podcast Unravel drops in ONE. WEEK. so here’s your official notice, time to RDO Tuesday so you can fully focus on your amateur sleuthing.
SIDE NOTE – did you know, if you’re interested in this kinda thing, we have a true crime and mysteries podcast here at P.TV? We absolutely do – come check out All Aussie Mystery Hour and add it to your podcast binge list. Listen on iTunes or Spotify, or here:
After the runaway success of The Australian‘s The Teacher’s Pet and ABC’s Trace on the local front, and of course Serial, S-Town, My Favourite Murder further yonder, there’s definitely an appetite for true crime podcasts, especially ones that delve into uniquely Australian stories.
Unravel‘s aim was always to look at unsolved crimes, generating public interest which could theoretically – and did – give rise to more clues to what really happened, and more potential witnesses coming forward.
The first season, titled Blood on the Tracks, saw journalist Allan Clarke investigate the suss death of 17-year-old Mark Haines back in 1988. His body was found on railway tracks just outside Tamworth and his death was ruled a suicide, despite a number of indications there may be something more sinister at play. The series ultimately ended up interrogating the ineptitude of the local police force, and the continuing grief of Haines’ Indigenous family. As of an update late last month, the cops’ investigation into the Haines case is still underway.
This time around journo Ruby Jones delves into the disappearance of 18-year-old Sydney woman Trudie Adams in Barranjoey Road, and promises to go so far as to find links to other missing women, organised crime and evidence of high-level police corruption. Adams was last seen trying to hitchhike from a dance at Newport Surf Lifesaving Club to her home in Avalon in 1978.
Sorry to be a creepy true crime voyeur here but omg I cannot wait to listen to the first two eps when they drop on October 9. Fucken see you there mates (and afterwards come talk to your PEDESTRIAN.TV friends about it in our All Aussie Mystery Hour podcast group HERE).