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Phoebe's Fall

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A major investigation by The Age newsroom in Melbourne, Australia, into the death of Phoebe Handsjuk, who was found at the bottom of a garbage chute in a luxury apartment building.

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A major investigation by The Age newsroom in Melbourne, Australia, into the death of Phoebe Handsjuk, who was found at the bottom of a garbage chute in a luxury apartment building.

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Moving

By PC Junkie - Jun 11 2018
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I actually felt Phoebe’s spirit at the burial and among the butterflies...

Really Good

By SailorFamiLee - Jun 04 2018
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I have returned to this story several times.

iTunes Ratings

219 Ratings
Average Ratings
162
33
10
11
3

Moving

By PC Junkie - Jun 11 2018
Read more
I actually felt Phoebe’s spirit at the burial and among the butterflies...

Really Good

By SailorFamiLee - Jun 04 2018
Read more
I have returned to this story several times.
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Phoebe's Fall

Latest release on Sep 30, 2019

All 16 episodes from oldest to newest

Coming soon - The Last Voyage of the Pong Su

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When a dead body and bags of heroin washed up on the southern coast of Australia, a dark tale began to unfold...

Richard Baker tells the story of The Last Voyage of the Pong Su in a new podcast from The Age & Sydney Morning Herald.

Subscribe now - iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, RSS - and look out for episode 1 on October 8, 2019.

Sep 30 2019

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Introducing...Please Explain

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A new podcast from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, cutting through the noise to give you insight into the stories that drive the nation. Search 'Please Explain' on iTunes now to subscribe.

Sep 20 2018

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Introducing our new podcast - Wrong Skin

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Wrong Skin: a relationship banned under traditional law. A new podcast from Richard Baker at The Age, Melbourne, investigating an unsolved, suspicious death and a missing person in the Australian outback. Click the link or search 'Wrong Skin' to subscribe.

Jul 03 2018

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Phoebe's Fall - New Laws

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Victorian Government announces reforms to Coroner's Act and Phobe's grandfather Lorne responds.

Jun 22 2018

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Phoebe's Fall - A Fresh Look

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The Victorian Government has announced a review of the Coroner's Act amid widespread public concern about the inquest into Phoebe Handsjuk's garbage chute death.

Dec 15 2016

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Episode 6: Inquest & Aftermath

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We dissect the coroner's finding in Phoebe's case, raising serious questions about his conclusion and the methods he used to reach it. We examine the consequences of challenging a poor finding. And we reveal the Facebook post that prompted this podcast.

Oct 27 2016

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Mini-episode: The mystery phone number and the litany of unanswered questions

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Seven months after Phoebe Handsjuk died, forensic scientists found a piece of paper in the pocket of the jeans she was wearing when she died. Whose number was it? And what did it mean?

Oct 25 2016

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Episode 5: Saying Goodbye

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Phoebe is remembered by her friends and family. We chronicle the competing memorials and funerals. And we journey to the shores of her Viking farewell.

Oct 20 2016

31mins

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No time of death for Phoebe

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We explore the difficulties of establishing Phoebe's time of death, and a debate between police and doctors over the value of trying to estimate when somebody has died.

Oct 19 2016

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Episode 4: Policework

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We explore Phoebe's tumultuous last week and examine what she and her partner, Ant Hampel, did on her final day. Then we put the blowtorch to failings and omissions in the police investigation following her death, and the early conclusion that it was a suicide.

Oct 13 2016

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