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*** 2019 Finalist Independent True Crime – Australian Podcast Awards and 2019 Finalist Popular Vote – Australian Podcast Awards. ***

Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser known murders and serial killers from Australia and around the world. Though the tone of their conversations are often humorous the cases they cover are gruesome as hell. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.

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  •   In part two of this two-part special, new father, 38-year-old Mad Dog Joe Sullivan soaks up some culture while honeymooning with his wife Gail. He then gets right back into knocking mobsters for “Fat Tony” Salerno and the Genovese family, including Mickey Spillane’s top enforcer Tommy “The Greek” Kapatos, and Antonio Caponegro aka “Tony Bananas”. There was also a botched hit on Carmine “Lilo” Galante and a near miss on “Ol’ Blue Eyes” himself, Frank Sinatra. In the summer of 1978, Joe met with actor’s Jon Voight and Robert...

  • Contract killer “Mad Dog” Joe Sullivan started out life as a good Irish Catholic boy in a squarehead family in Queens. In part one of this two-part special, we cover how the sudden death of Joe’s detective father, and the horrendous effect it had on his family broke something inside young Joe. And when Joe broke, he broke bad. Mad Dog Sullivan spent most of his teen years in Juvenile Detention for petty crimes, before graduating to armed robberies and murder. After escaping from Attica maximum security prison, in 1971,...

  • In Late 2014 the prestigious $25,000 Blake Art prize was awarded to Melbourne artist Richard Lewer for his short video animation about a true crime real-life love tragedy. Richard Lewer’s work, titled “Worse Luck I’m Still Here”, tells the true story of Bernie Erickson and his long-term de facto wife Julie Kuhn. It’s a short video animation about a true crime real-life love tragedy. In the local newspaper, the artist, Lewer read that Erickson, 81, had pleaded guilty of murder for the smothering death of wife in the half fulfilment...