The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”Squizzy Taylor - the little crook with a big attitude”

”Squizzy Taylor - the little crook with a big attitude”

August 5, 2021

Squizzy Taylor was one of Australia's most notorious gangsters in the 1920's. He was an armed robber, bootlegger and pimp. Squizzy also dabbled in race fixing, protection rackets and jury-fixing.

True crime author Roy Maloy has just published "Squizzy - the Biography". It took seven years of research and includes insights from Squizzy's own 97-year-old daughter.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”Facing your demons”

”Facing your demons”

July 29, 2021

Around 12% of Australians will experience post traumatic stress disorder - or PTSD in their lifetime. Emergency service workers are more prone to suffer from PTSD, especially police officers. They're dealing with horrific scenes, violent crimes and offenders and the worst possible accidents.... well, imagine what police officers in crime squads are exposed to.

Former Detective Inspector Ken Ashworth knows. He's had a highly successful and prestigious career. Ken worked in the Armed Robbery and Homicide Squads and was involved in 7 police shootings. He was in the Purana Taskforce and investigated organised crime on the waterfront and in South America. Ken's also spent many years wrestling with PTSD and courageously talks about it with me on The Crime Couch. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”The Detective with the photographic memory”

”The Detective with the photographic memory”

July 22, 2021

Detective Senior Constable Reginald Ernest Henderson was an extraordinary police officer. In a career spanning 38 years, Reg apprehended more than 3,000 offenders, identifying many only by photographs he kept in a little notebook.  He was also known as "the Falcon of The Force" and "Eagle Eye Henderson". 

Reg was more of a diplomat than a detective; well-groomed, quiet, didn't drink or smoke and acted as close personal security for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, the Queen Mother, Prince Phillip, Princess Alexandra and the USA President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Former Victoria Police Sergeant Newton C Reynolds worked with Reg Henderson as a cadet. After leaving the job, Newton decided to write a book;"Henderson is the name" as a tribute to a man he deeply admires.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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“Walking with The Texan”

“Walking with The Texan”

July 15, 2021

Frances Stratford was partner and carer of old-time villain Billy "The Texan" Longley. Billy was one of the most feared men on the docks during the 1960's and 1970's. She met Billy over the fence one day and her life was never the same. Frances talks for the first time on The Crime Couch.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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“I wore the white hat and you wore the black hat”

“I wore the white hat and you wore the black hat”

July 8, 2021

Former Detective Inspector Ken Ashworth talks on The Crime Couch about his experiences with one of Australia's most notorious armed robbers and escapees, Christopher Dean "Badness" Binse. It all began when Ken was working in the Armed Robbery Squad.....

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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“She did it her way” - part 2

“She did it her way” - part 2

July 1, 2021

Former Crime Squad Detective Senior Constable Kaye Murphy returns to The Crime Couch and remembers the day Russell Street Police Headquarters was bombed. She also recalls when two young Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre were gunned down in Walsh Street. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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“She did it her way” - part 1

“She did it her way” - part 1

June 24, 2021

Former Detective Senior Constable Kaye Murphy paved the way for women in the job. She was the first single Mum to work in Victoria Police and youngest female detective in the CIB.  

Kaye also worked in the toughest Crime Squads; the Breakers, Armed Robbery and Consorting Squads and the Homicide Squad.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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“A fatal attraction”

“A fatal attraction”

June 17, 2021

Former Detective Senior Sergeant Wayne "Wally" Laver returns to The Crime Couch to talk about the bizarre murder of a nurse in Melbourne's eastern suburbs during 1987.

The young woman was bound, gagged and stabbed by a tradesman who'd been infatuated by her and rejected his advances. It was a case that has stayed with Wally when working in the Homicide Squad.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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“The one that got away”

“The one that got away”

June 10, 2021

Adrian Donehue is a former Homicide detective with 31 years under his belt. He headed up the Major Crime Squad and retired as a Detective Superintendent. But one case has stayed with him. It's a 50 year old cold case that still remains open. The Homicide detective describes it as "one of the worst crimes I'd ever had to deal with".

It involves the brutal murders of a pregnant woman and her three children. A 1971 coronial inquest found husband and father Elmer Crawford to be the killer. Elmer Crawford was an unqualified electrician and today would more than 90 years old if he was alive. He has never been located and did a runner after the horrific crimes. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed by Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support.

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”Inside the big house”

”Inside the big house”

June 3, 2021

Former prison guard Rick "Killer" Kaliszewski returns to The Crime Couch and recalls his tustles with serial killer Bandali Debs, convicted murder Jason Roberts and renown criminal Victor Peirce. 

He talks about an attempt on his life when a bullet was fired through his car's window after on-going confrontations with dangerous crook, Anthony Boulton. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

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