From Chasing Charlie to 'Chopper' Read: crime podcast examines cases

Australian True Crime podcast live event with Julia Robson and Andrew Rule

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Chasing Charlie podcast creator and private detective Julia Robson will be talking to fellow true crime podcast pair Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb in a live online event.

Chasing Charlie podcast creator and private detective Julia Robson will be talking to fellow true crime podcast pair Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb in a live online event.

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Private investigator - and creator of Chasing Charlie podcast - Julia Robson joins crime writer Andrew Rule on Australian True Crime: Live virtual event.

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WHEN former New Zealand policewoman-turned-private detective Julia Robson was contacted by a woman nine years ago to investigate her ex-boyfriend, little did she know how she would come to be consumed in her hunt for this sinister conman.

For seven years Robson - the woman behind the hit podcast Chasing Charlie - tracked this man around the world, finally having him arrested in 2018.

The popular podcast follows her on the search for the elusive 'Charlie', who scammed unsuspecting victims around the world and left a trail of destruction in his wake.

Now Robson is joining crime writer Andrew Rule on the Australian True Crime: Live virtual event - hosted by Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb.

Laurie and Webb are the hosts of the popular Australian True Crime podcast and this is the second live online event the pair has hosted.

A frequent guest of the Australian True Crime podcast, Rule is one of Australia's most prolific crime writers and gatekeeper to some of the country's most intriguing and colourful true crime stories.

He will talk about his time and experiences working with the infamous Mark 'Chopper' Read, and Robson will take viewers behind the scenes of Chasing Charlie, including stories that never made it to air. They will also participate in a Q&A answering questions from the audience.

The event follows the success of Laurie and Webb's debut virtual event in May.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, the original date of the event has been moved to August 8.

In a statement, the show's producers Teg Dainty said: "There are many talented people involved in bringing this show to life and unfortunately, the varying levels of restrictions across the Victoria have hindered our ability to produce the event as planned.

"We're working out a plan B as we speak-we just need a tiny bit more time-and we thank you for your patience. It means the world to us to have your support during what are trying times for everyone."

Australian True Crime: Live - In Conversation with Andrew Rule and Julia Robson will now stream live online on August 8.

Tickets from $14.90 plus booking fee from nottoodeep.com.au

Tickets are valid for the live show and replay, allowing fans to 'watch live or watch later'.

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