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BAD: ALL ABOUT
CRIME PODCAST

BAD: ALL About Crime is a new podcast from BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival, made possible through funding from the City of Sydney.

Readers’ appetite for crime fiction and true crime stories continues to soar and the team from BAD Sydney examines the hot topics and themes in crime fiction and true crime. Each month, our writer-detectives Suzanne Leal and Andy Muir explore the big questions in crime writing. They talk about true crime, psychological thrillers, domestic crime, spy thrillers, police procedurals and more with crime writers and readers, both Australian and international.

BAD: PODCAST EPISODE LIST

The Past is Never Past

BAD SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL 2021

This episode is a presentation from the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021.

Unresolved violent events in the past have a way of coming back to haunt the present. Andy Muir interviews three writers whose protagonists’ lives are turned upside down when the past which they thought was buried rises up unexpectedly. Featuring Sarah BarrieCatherine JinksBM Carroll.

We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast. 

Through the Eyes of a Child

BAD SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL 2021

This episode is a presentation from the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021.

How do children explain the inexplicable, understand the incomprehensible?  Mark Brandi and Lyn Yeowart talk about their two very different books, in which frightened children living in rural families ruled over by terrifying fathers tell their stories. Facilitated by Suzanne Leal.

We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast. 

Australia as a Crime Scene

BAD SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL 2021

This episode is a presentation from the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021, with an introduction by Andy Muir and Suzanne Leal.

Has the whole of Australia become a crime scene since colonisation? Where do we start to look? First Nations speakers Kodie Bedford, Julie Janson and Melissa Lucashenko (joining via Zoom) give us a new perspective. Facilitated by Daniel Browning. 

We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast. 

Close Encounters with a Murderer

BAD SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL 2021

This episode is a presentation from the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021, with an introduction by Andy Muir and Suzanne Leal.

How does having a friend murdered and knowing the murderer affect you? One of Australia’s best-known novelists, Robert Drewe, talks to Nicole Abadee about his personal experiences with serial killer Eric Cooke and his family, in suburban Perth, in the early 1960s.

GO TO THE BAD SYDNEY BOOKTOPIA PAGE to purchase recently released books featured on the podcast or at BAD Sydney events:  booktopia.kh4ffx.net/RyOZ3R


We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast. 

Crime Writers Talking Books
for Lismore Library

With Candice Fox, Chris Hammer and Michael Robothom

“Libraries are all about the stories they contain.” Catherine du Peloux Menage

Earlier this year Lismore Library was devastated by the horrendous floods, after having just rebuilt and recovered from the floods of the previous year. Moved by an image of hundreds of books being thrown out of the windows of Lismore Library, BAD Sydney Crime decided to help by putting on an event with Candice Fox, Chris Hammer and Michael Robothom, moderated by Kate Evans from ABC’s “The Bookshelf.” The event raised $16,000 for the Library and this episode is a recording of that event.


We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast.

Lismore Library are still in need of support. 

"The Way it is Now"

BAD SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL 2021

This episode is a presentation from the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021, with an introduction by Dr Sue Turnbull.

Bad Sydney Chair, Professor, Reviewer and Judge, Dr Sue Turnbull, talks to award winning Crime Writer, Garry Disher. Garry is the celebrated winner of the 2021 Ned Kelly Award and has a new book with a new detective, Charlie Deravin. 

GO TO THE BAD SYDNEY BOOKTOPIA PAGE to purchase recently released books featured on the podcast or at BAD Sydney events:  booktopia.kh4ffx.net/RyOZ3R


We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast. 

"Take a Life to Save a Life"

with Jane Caro and Debra Oswald

Suzanne Leal talks to bestselling authors Jane Caro and Debra Oswald about the moral conundrum they explore in their gripping new novels: is it ever be justifiable to take a life in order to save one? 

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An unusual pathway to publication

Rae Cairns debut ‘The Good Mother'

In this episode, Andy Muir talks with Rae Cairns about her debut crime thriller The Good Mother, a story of a mother forced to confront her past when her son travels to Ireland. How hard will a mother fight to protect her family? But that’s not the only story that is explored. This novel has had one of the more unusual pathways to publication we can think of and after talking with Rae, the podcast team assembles to discuss both the novel and Rae’s inspiring story about prizes, perseverance, self belief and not giving up.

https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

"Fresh Blood"

BAD SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL 2021:

This episode is a presentation from the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021, with an introduction by Andy Muir and Suzanne Leal.

Bad All About Crime Podcast host, Andy Muir is in conversation with 3 new writers about their varying experiences of launching their first novels and their very different but equally compelling protagonists.

Featuring: Sarah Thornton, Peter Papathanasiou, Lyn Yeowart, Loraine Peck

We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast. 

BAD SYDNEY CRIME WRITERS FESTIVAL 2021: "What Lies Below the Surface"

This episode is a presentation from the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021, with an introduction by Andy Muir and Suzanne Leal.

WHAT LIES BELOW THE SURFACE

Bad All About Crime Podcast host, Suzanne Leal talks to Barry MaitlandWendy JamesAnna Downes about their new books, each in very different settings.They dig deep on personal relationships gone wrong, greed, fear and the supressed secrets that lie at the heart of many crime mysteries wherever they take place.

We would like to thank the City of Sydney, Create NSW and the State Library of NSW for their ongoing support of the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the Bad All About Crime Podcast. 

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival 2021 Sneak Peek

The Bad: All About Crime Podcast team are very excited about the upcoming BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival on December 2 - 5, at the State Library of NSW.

In this minisode, Festival Director, Catherine Du Peloux Menage chats with Festival Chair, Professor Sue Turnbull and interviewers, Suzanne Leal and Andy Muir, about the sessions they will be running, the authors who will be speaking and what they are most looking forward to at this year's festival. 

Listen in to get a sneak peek of what's in stored don't worry if you can't attend in person, most sessions are being zoomed, so everyone can still come remotely, no matter where they are. 

Head to the BAD Sydney website to check out the full program and pick up your tickets www.badsydney.com

Episode Seven: A Crime Time Christmas with the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival

Christmas is fast approaching and when in doubt there is no better present than a good crime book. In this episode the BAD: All About Crime Podcast team have Christmas recommendations covered. 

BAD Sydney Chair, Professor Sue Turnbull talks to Suzanne, Andy and Catherine about their top crime recommendations from 2021, their favourite classic crime and the perfect books to hook a person into crime this Christmas. Together they have complied a terrific list of must gives and must reads.

This podcast is supported by The City of Sydney https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Episode Six: "What if they're Innocent?" with Dr Xanthe Mallett and Candice Fox

Suzanne Leal and the BAD All About Crime team consider the all-important question: what if they're innocent?  Forensic anthropologist and criminologist, Dr Xanthe Mallett, talks to Suzanne about her investigations into wrongful convictions and tells us why some cases still keep her awake at night.  Best-selling crime writer, Candice Fox, also joins us to explain why the wrongfully convicted continue to find their way into her novels.  Andy Muir, Catherine du Peloux Menagé and Sue Turnbull then chat with Suzanne about those criminal convictions – both in fiction and in life – that have most disturbed and intrigued them. 

This podcast is supported by The City of Sydney https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Episode Five: "The Rise of the Podcast Detective" with Amy Suiter Clarke

In this episode host Andy Muir talks with debut author Amy Suiter Clark about her break out novel “Girl, 11”, true crime podcasts and Amy’s process for writing a crime novel.

Following the interview, the “BAD- all about crime” team dissect their thoughts on “Girl, 11”, citizen investigators, crime journalism in fiction, and the rise of the podcast detective. As always, all the books discussed can be purchased from podcast partner Booktopia.

This podcast is supported by The City of Sydney https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Episode Four: "The Victim Speaks" with Jacqueline Bublitz

Suzanne Leal talks to Jaqueline Bublitz whose novel, Before You Knew My Name, is taking the world by storm.  Jacqueline discusses why she decided to spotlight the victim instead of the perpetrator and how she brought her unforgettable character, Alice Lee, to life. Then Jaqueline joins the Bad: All About Crime Book Club panel - Suzanne, Andy. Catherine and Sue - to explore other victim-driven narratives in crime fiction. All the books discussed can be purchased from podcast partner Booktopia.

***Trigger Warning*** this conversation references suicide and rape. If it is triggering in anyway please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

This podcast is supported by The City of Sydney https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Episode Three: Revisiting Peter Temple "The Red Hand"

In this episode host Andy Muir is joined by Text CEO and Publisher, Michael Heyward, to discuss the work of the late Peter Temple and his book The Red Hand. Following the interview, Suzanne Leal, Dr Sue Turnbull and Catherine du Peloux Menage explore Temple’s back catalogue with Andy, unpacking Jack Irish, Truth and The Broken Shore to reflect on why he is one of Australia’s most important crime writers. All the books discussed can be purchased from podcast partner Booktopia.

This podcast is supported by The City of Sydney https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

Episode Two: Crime Fiction and True Crime

In this episode hosts Suzanne Leal and Andy Muir are joined by journalist and writer of true crime and crime fiction Caroline Overington, as well as art historian, crime novelist and true crime writer Katherine Kovacic. Caroline will talk about her books Missing William Tyrrell and The Ones you Trust. Katherine will discuss her latest book in the Alex Clayton series The Shifting Landscape and her first true crime book The Schoolgirl Strangler. You can buy the books from podcast partner Booktopia.

Episode One: Hooked On Crime

Crime fiction –once you’re hooked, it’s hard to beat the addiction. In the first official episode of the BAD: All About Crime Podcast hosts Suzanne Leal and Andy Muir are joined by Catherine du Peloux Menagé, artistic director of BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival, and crime fiction review and judge, Sue Turnbull, to talk about the books that first got them hooked and the one that’s most recently kept them addicted. 

Introducing the BAD: All About Crime Podcast

Welcome to BAD: All About Crime a brand new podcast brought to you by BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival and the City of Sydney. 

In this podcast, writers and crime aficionados, Suzanne Leal and Andy Muir, explore the big questions in crime and crime writing. True crime, domestic crime, psychological thrillers, crime noir, they’ll be talking about this and much more with your favourite crime writers every month.

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