The Backpacker Murders /// 330 /// 331

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  • Charlies angel

    Charlies angel Uk

    It's 2am in the U.K but I couldn't help myself I had to listen. I am home alone, thunderstoen raging outside. Why do I do this to myself I will have nightmares. Great episode though guys. Excellent music captain. Thanks.

    It's 2am in the U.K but I couldn't help myself I had to listen. I am home alone, thunderstoen raging outside. Why do I do this to myself I will have nightmares.

    Great episode though guys. Excellent music captain. Thanks.

  • Jackson Maddox

    Jackson Maddox Southern highlands NSW Australia

    Just started but looking forward to your telling of my local serial killer

    Just started but looking forward to your telling of my local serial killer

  • Miss X

    Miss X the south

    I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you put into your show and the amount of respect you give to your audience, the victims, family members, law enforcement, and the situation as a whole. I get frustrated to see people making petty comments about your word choices or criticizing how you chose to present the cases, because regardless of whether they agree or disagree with you, it's clear you're always intending nothing but respect. It's a weird thing to say, given the grave and tragic subject matter of your podcast, but I've been listening to you guys since the beginning, and you've become one of those "old faithfuls" that have gotten me through a lot of hard times- like a movie you re-watch a million times or an album you love. It's comforting just to hear y'all talking with each other, and it helps to get wrapped up in the case and out of my own head for a change. It's definitely something I look forward to every week. I sometimes feel guilty for enjoying true crime, like the whole culture is sensationalizing and capitalizing on these terrible, horrible things done by these terrible, horrible people. But there's clearly something undeniable about the human mind that is none-the-less fascinated by these kinds of stories, and I appreciate how you provide a place to enjoy (for lack of a better word) the mystery, psychology, and suspense without feeling like we're merely entertaining ourselves with someone else's tragedy. In every episode, you remember to bring the focus back to helping the case- renewing interest, getting it back in the media, telling people what to look out for, asking for tips, and thanking the family, friends, and law enforcement who are working hard to help solve the case. You never seem to be glorifying the criminals, and you have no tolerance for injustice. I've also always appreciated both of your compassion towards individuals struggling with mental health and the Captain's candid comments about his struggles. I, also, struggle with mental health, and it's always driven me crazy to know that if anything ever happened to me, it wouldn't be taken seriously by law enforcement since I have a mental health diagnosis. I think it's really important to talk about it and help take away the stigma. I think it was Toni Lee Sharpless's case that you said it didn't sound like someone who was giving up but someone who was trying to be responsible, seeing a doctor, taking medication, and trying her best to help herself. And honestly, that's all we can do, and we should be proud of ourselves for seeking help. I'm sorry for such a long message, but I've been wanting to say thank you for a very long time. So thank you, both, sincerely.

    I just wanted to say thank you for all the work you put into your show and the amount of respect you give to your audience, the victims, family members, law enforcement, and the situation as a whole. I get frustrated to see people making petty comments about your word choices or criticizing how you chose to present the cases, because regardless of whether they agree or disagree with you, it's clear you're always intending nothing but respect. It's a weird thing to say, given the grave and tragic subject matter of your podcast, but I've been listening to you guys since the beginning, and you've become one of those "old faithfuls" that have gotten me through a lot of hard times- like a movie you re-watch a million times or an album you love. It's comforting just to hear y'all talking with each other, and it helps to get wrapped up in the case and out of my own head for a change. It's definitely something I look forward to every week. I sometimes feel guilty for enjoying true crime, like the whole culture is sensationalizing and capitalizing on these terrible, horrible things done by these terrible, horrible people. But there's clearly something undeniable about the human mind that is none-the-less fascinated by these kinds of stories, and I appreciate how you provide a place to enjoy (for lack of a better word) the mystery, psychology, and suspense without feeling like we're merely entertaining ourselves with someone else's tragedy. In every episode, you remember to bring the focus back to helping the case- renewing interest, getting it back in the media, telling people what to look out for, asking for tips, and thanking the family, friends, and law enforcement who are working hard to help solve the case. You never seem to be glorifying the criminals, and you have no tolerance for injustice. I've also always appreciated both of your compassion towards individuals struggling with mental health and the Captain's candid comments about his struggles. I, also, struggle with mental health, and it's always driven me crazy to know that if anything ever happened to me, it wouldn't be taken seriously by law enforcement since I have a mental health diagnosis. I think it's really important to talk about it and help take away the stigma. I think it was Toni Lee Sharpless's case that you said it didn't sound like someone who was giving up but someone who was trying to be responsible, seeing a doctor, taking medication, and trying her best to help herself. And honestly, that's all we can do, and we should be proud of ourselves for seeking help.

    I'm sorry for such a long message, but I've been wanting to say thank you for a very long time. So thank you, both, sincerely.

  • Ven

    Ven Brisbane

    As an Aussie, it's great to hear your perspective on this intriguing case. Thanks, Captain and Nic.

    As an Aussie, it's great to hear your perspective on this intriguing case. Thanks, Captain and Nic.

  • Kristy

    Kristy Central Coast, Australia

    Yay! I'm so excited for you guys to cover this case. I sent it to you as a listener suggestion some time ago via email along with the biggest missing persons case in Australia, The Beaumont Children (which I sincerely hope you do cover in the near future). For some reason I really enjoy listening to you guys covering Aussie cases that I'm familiar with, your episode on William Tyrell is the first episode I ever listened to, in fact it was the first podcast I had ever listened to and I was instantly hooked! Love you work, all the from Australia 🇦🇺💕

    Yay!

    I'm so excited for you guys to cover this case. I sent it to you as a listener suggestion some time ago via email along with the biggest missing persons case in Australia, The Beaumont Children (which I sincerely hope you do cover in the near future).

    For some reason I really enjoy listening to you guys covering Aussie cases that I'm familiar with, your episode on William Tyrell is the first episode I ever listened to, in fact it was the first podcast I had ever listened to and I was instantly hooked!

    Love you work, all the from Australia 🇦🇺💕

  • Abbey

    Abbey Bali

    Small snipet.on Ivan Milat his defence lawyer was a well known homosexual the night before the lesbians were to give evidence he snapped them at a gay hangout which blew the evidence they gave out of the water on their cred ? Ivan became obsessive on condition of jail library got it sorted and books covered in plastic ,another well feared standover man keen on library and books being returned was known as Conan the Librarian

    Small snipet.on Ivan Milat his defence lawyer was a well known homosexual the night before the lesbians were to give evidence he snapped them at a gay hangout which blew the evidence they gave out of the water on their cred ? Ivan became obsessive on condition of jail library got it sorted and books covered in plastic ,another well feared standover man keen on library and books being returned was known as Conan the Librarian

  • TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Texas

    Hoping the Odessa TX shooter finds pain and suffering in hell..drank cold modelos and grilled fajitas tonight while listening to the new episodes..Be safe, be kind, help others, work hard, play hard y'all. Keep up the great work and content! Ban the van.

    Hoping the Odessa TX shooter finds pain and suffering in hell..drank cold modelos and grilled fajitas tonight while listening to the new episodes..Be safe, be kind, help others, work hard, play hard y'all. Keep up the great work and content! Ban the van.

  • Luke

    Luke

    G'day guys, great job on covering the case. Growing up in Australia i remember this case and my parents warning us to never hitchhike because of the missing people. You did well with the coverage, and great job on the pronunciation of the towns/areas. If anyone is interested there was a good miniseries made about this called 'Catching Milat'. It's a 2 parter that shows how the police cracked the case.

    G'day guys, great job on covering the case. Growing up in Australia i remember this case and my parents warning us to never hitchhike because of the missing people. You did well with the coverage, and great job on the pronunciation of the towns/areas.

    If anyone is interested there was a good miniseries made about this called 'Catching Milat'. It's a 2 parter that shows how the police cracked the case.

  • Christina

    Christina Minnesnowta

    Great episode guys! I love that you bring a lot of unsolved cases into the light and appreciate the work this does for victims and families. I also like that you pepper in some solved cases as well! Thanks for all you do! Cheers!

    Great episode guys! I love that you bring a lot of unsolved cases into the light and appreciate the work this does for victims and families. I also like that you pepper in some solved cases as well!

    Thanks for all you do! Cheers!

  • True Crime Garage

    True Crime Garage

    Thanks for the kinds words - cheers to everyone! Nic

    Thanks for the kinds words - cheers to everyone!
    Nic

  • mG

    mG

    I know there are only so many cases out there, but Casefile hit this one pretty hard not too long ago......

    I know there are only so many cases out there, but Casefile hit this one pretty hard not too long ago......

  • Joy

    Joy New York

    Hey guys, really good episode...I’ve been freaked out by this case ever since I was a teenager. My sister was reading to me about it and the lights went out during a thunderstorm and we both screamed bloody murder. Anyway, I think Milat is good for a lot more cases. I really do. Maybe I’m watching too much mindhunter and as a therapist analyzing his M.O. way too much but it got me interested so I dug around. He was questioned in many cases of missing and murdered women at the time of the crimes and I think they fit with his other crimes well. I think he’s good for several of these cases: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mamamia.com.au/ivan-milat-victims/amp/

    Hey guys, really good episode...I’ve been freaked out by this case ever since I was a teenager. My sister was reading to me about it and the lights went out during a thunderstorm and we both screamed bloody murder. Anyway, I think Milat is good for a lot more cases. I really do. Maybe I’m watching too much mindhunter and as a therapist analyzing his M.O. way too much but it got me interested so I dug around. He was questioned in many cases of missing and murdered women at the time of the crimes and I think they fit with his other crimes well. I think he’s good for several of these cases:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mamamia.com.au/ivan-milat-victims/amp/

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