Barney and Tara join forces for a 1 hour long look at Aussie crime icon Chopper Read! Chopper was a violent standover man, robbing drug dealers and pimps and torturing those who resisted his demands until they started to see things his way. His specialities were removing toes with bolt cutters and blow torches as well as putting live explosives in his mouth and threatening to blow up everyone, including himself. He proudly spoke of his moral code, saying that although he may have killed 19 people, tortured a lot more and caused a shit tonne of property damage he never hurt any innocent civilians. When he was released from prison in the early 1990’s Chopper parlayed his unique turn of phrase and sense of humour into becoming a best-selling true-crime writer, an author of children’s books, a painter, rapper and stand-up comedian.
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Are you ready for True Crime Nerd Time? We have added a new segment to Bloody Murder and we need your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). Keep it to about 2 mins please. Email here! firstname.lastname@example.org