60 Minutes releases True Crime Podcast

Throughout 40 years of 60 Minutes, some stories have featured crimes so heinous or mysteries so inexplicable that they still have us talking.

Whether it be Gable Tostee, Belle Gibson or Peter Scully, they and other unforgettable individuals continue to make headlines to this day.

In the all-new podcast series, 60 Minutes True Crime, some of these especially memorable stories are revisited by the original reporters as they reflect on why they have stayed with the viewers, as well as themselves.

With introductions from Peter Overton, each of the five original podcasts will feature new insights, previously unheard audio, and updated opinions from those who were closest to the subject matter.



Australia’s worst paedophile spent four years on the run following his atrocious crimes. Peter Scully thought that by hiding out in a remote corner of the Philippines he was beyond the reach of the law. But Scully was wrong. In this episode, reporter Tara Brown recounts the chilling case as she tracked down and came face-to-face with the depraved predator. What he has to say for himself will leave you stunned.

Reporter: Tara Brown

Original Producer: Rebecca Le Tourneau

Podcast Producers: Lydia Bilton, Liz Little, Helen Lunn and Toula Udowenko


It’s a simple question with a diabolically difficult answer. Is Tegan Lane dead or alive? She was last seen as a two-day-old baby being carried out of a Sydney hospital by her mother Keli, an aspiring Australian Olympian. That was in 1996, but 22 years on, Tegan’s fate remains a mystery. In 2010, Keli was found guilty of murdering her baby daughter, even though her body has never been found. In 2016, in a last desperate bid to prove she is innocent, Keli’s parents Sandra and Robert broke their 20-year silence and spoke to 60 Minutes. In this episode Allison Langdon discusses the mystifying case that gripped the nation.

Reporter: Allison Langdon

Original Producer: Rebecca Le Tourneau

Podcast Producers: David Hardaker, Liz Little, Helen Lunn and Toula Udowenko


It was the lie that rocked Australia. A beautiful young woman is given the terrible news she has inoperable brain cancer and only four months to live. Belle Gibson is courageous – she tries chemotherapy and radiotherapy before turning to alternative medicine. It seems to work, and she tells the world through social media, encouraging others to try the treatment. Hers is a truly inspiring story. Hundreds of thousands of sympathetic followers and fellow sufferers live every step of her journey and celebrate her success as she becomes the poster girl for the alternative wellness industry. There’s an award-winning app and a cookbook. But it’s all a lie. As Tara Brown reveals, Belle Gibson profited from the false hope she gave vulnerable people living with cancer. And that is a true crime.

Reporter: Tara Brown

Original Producers: Stephen Taylor and Alice Dalley

Podcast Producers: Lydia Bilton, Liz Little, Helen Lunn and Toula Udowenko


They both wanted uncomplicated, fast sex, and hooking up on the dating app Tinder was the perfect way to do it. But when Gable Tostee met Warriena Wright in 2014, their night of passion ended in death. That was horrific enough, but what drew further condemnation was Tostee’s apparent disregard for Warriena in the seconds and minutes after her fatal fall from his highrise balcony on the Gold Coast in August 2014. Tostee was charged with murder and what followed was one of the most divisive court cases in recent times. In 2016, Tostee was acquitted of the murder, largely because of the audio of Wright’s final moments, which oddly, Tostee had recorded on his smartphone. After his acquittal, Gable Tostee broke a two-year silence and sat down with reporter Liam Bartlett for an extraordinary interview.

Reporter: Liam Bartlett

Original Producers: Nick Greenaway and Grace Tobin

Podcast Producers: Lydia Bilton, Liz Little, Helen Lunn and Toula Udowenko


In this episode, reporter Ross Coulthart remembers the chilling case of Samantha Knight, the angelic nine-year-old Bondi schoolgirl who vanished one day in 1986. Her disappearance led to one of the largest police investigations in New South Wales history but her body has never been found. In 2001, the notorious paedophile Michael Guider was charged with Samantha’s murder, and six months later he pleaded guilty to manslaughter, claiming he hadn’t meant to kill the little girl. To this day, he has not revealed where he hid her body. What happened to Samantha remains her parents’ – indeed every parent’s – worst nightmare.

Reporter: Ross Coulthart

Original Producer: Garry McNab

Podcast Producers: Liz Little, Helen Lunn and Toula Udowenko

All five episodes are available today from Nine PodcastsApple Music and Omny,