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The true crime book Loose Units, out now through Penguin Publishing (and in bookstores everywhere), had one thing it couldn't do: it couldn't fit everything. So each week, Paul and John will sit down and delve into cases too surreal, brief or contentious to fit into the book.
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On a dark, mysterious morning (yesterday), John is involved in a very strange traffic accident. The boys continue to investigate a truly bizarre listener question about an airborne car and an injured witness.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Nightmare Tunnel

The Nightmare Tunnel

2021-03-0148:37

John tells Paul an entirely new, and utterly horrifying, story: a call is received to check in on a wealthy recluse. What happens next almost makes Paul physically ill.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A car flies through the air and gets wedged five metres up in a tree. How the hell does the driver walk away with just two broken ankles? And what happens when John’s ankle is shattered?   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dad gets Sued

Dad gets Sued

2021-02-2239:07

A young John, desperate for an offsider and a mentor, finally gets paired up with a woman named Sue.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. This week, John does some truly odd research and tells Paul - in horrifying detail - the perils of sticking foreign objects up your butt.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Clowns and Corpses

Clowns and Corpses

2021-02-1537:241

Why is John scared of clowns? Are ghosts real? And if a dead body washes up on the shore of Luna Park in the middle of the night, does it make a sound?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
After a year of being stuck in separate cities, Paul and John are finally back together in person to do a very special episode of Loose Ends!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Written in Blood

Written in Blood

2021-02-0848:51

John's 61st birthday results in a series of disturbing stories, culminating in a statement from a dying man scrawled on a bloody notebook. In short, it's time for a particularly on-brand episode of Loose Units.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
BURIED ALIVE! THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR JUSTICE! AN INFAMOUS ART HEIST! This episode is absolutely packed, and we're sure you're going to love it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Police Brutality

Police Brutality

2021-02-0139:11

A 21 year old cop encounters shocking, unprovoked police brutality. Paul and John discuss the implications, as well as talk about what smartphones mean for police accountability.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Anne Verhoeven, Paul's Sister, John's daughter, has a misadventure on a train hurtling across Europe. Time to find out what really happened!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Terrible Violence

Terrible Violence

2021-01-2539:011

A car chase, hidden knives, and a head-on look at police violence. In short, it's a hell of a week to be a Loose Units listener.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Paul and John weigh in on the disturbing new true crime doco, Night Stalker, and discuss what role the press plays in bringing down a serial killer.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Red Lipstick

The Red Lipstick

2021-01-1847:18

John's first real piece of detective work finds him out of area, and confronted by a truly dangerous love triangle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It's Paul's birthday, so he and John discuss names. They also talk about jandals, and whether or not traffic cops have petty little quotas to fill.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Officer Down

Officer Down

2021-01-1138:33

Paul and John discuss what happens when a brawl kicks off and the cops are called. John then reveals an untold story of an officer whose night goes horribly wrong when a noise complaint takes a dark turn.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John tells Paul about what happens when cops absolutely freak out on duty. They also talk about hitting 2.1 million global listens in 2020!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Police Rescue

Police Rescue

2021-01-0445:26

Could John make it in Police Rescue? He and Paul decide to find out, once and for all.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John reveals a secret diary, the boys discuss new years resolutions, and an explosive tit-bit from the past detonates in the hands of our heroes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bullies

Bullies

2020-12-2836:46

This week, John stands up to some bullies in the form of several hulking tow truck drivers victimising a young woman at the scene of an accident.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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1942

I physically waved hello to Tegan!! 🤣😅🥰🤩

Feb 21st
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1942

So much love for this show!!

Feb 21st
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Katharine Gordon

Horrible 😪

Dec 2nd
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Axcel Magrell

Hi guys, I've listened to every episode and this one hit some pretty meaningful and deep points for me/my life so I thank you! You guys made my night!!

Nov 6th
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David Tags

Paul, your old man is a legend! I'm from Melbourne, so curious if John had any run-ins, events or incidents within Vic?

Nov 5th
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Susan James

No, John, it is NOT cool to talk and laugh about Carlotta in such an abhorrent, disrespectful way.

Aug 20th
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Susan James

Had a friend I’m the 80’s who married a cop. She kept a police cap visible in the back window of her car - never got booked for anything

Aug 17th
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Susan James

Apologies for the typos. Long message and could not view last entries as I typed. My point is, a plea to the police: do NOT just make the easy assumption. In my case, had you asked more questions of everyone involved, and with a good deal more sensititivity, you would have found the truth, and maybe even found the nastier people that my “bad guy” was involved with, and terrified of.

Aug 13th
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Susan James

I really love this podcast for its openness, honesty and transparency, However, this particular episode has hit a personal nerve (yes. I do observe your warnings). I was in a similar situation 30 years ago. I tried very hard to extricate myself from that “bad guy” but could not. When he shot himself (under the influence of speed and alcohol) at the other end of the phone to me) the ACT Police treated me like dirt. I was not then, and have never been an illicit drug user. His entire family lied at the inquest about his bizarre behaviour prior to his death, and it was decided that the cause of his suicide was the breakup in our p. When will the police dig deeper and not assume the way option? This has affected my mental health, relationships and whole life for 30 years.

Aug 13th
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Amanda Averay-Jones

A dryer fire happened to me in our flat 30 years ago.

Jun 15th
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Emma Thomas

Jocularity 😆

Jun 7th
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Georgie McLean

hmmmm so what happened to the dear old lady after you surprised her in the shower? #unfinishedstory love your work John and Paul

Jun 5th
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Michael Walsh

antique stories are Fantastic! they're such a curiousity. keep them coming

May 15th
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Simon Fry

takes me back.

Mar 25th
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Amanda Averay-Jones

I agree you can really start to tell the different smoke/fire smells. After being smack bang in the middle of the South Coast Bushfires, I can now differentiate fresh fires from already burning fires smell, fires being put out , fires still smouldering, put out smell. Walking outside and sniffing the air became a natural thing to do and still is something I do daily during this recovery period. Lived and went to highschool in Sydney in the 80's, love all the stories.

Mar 3rd
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Alison Wonderland

do you reckon the person who rang about the steam coming off the building aircon was the one who lit the luna Park fire ?

Mar 3rd
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Michelle-Marree Parry

yep you were right this collab is strange!! it's nothing that I could have ever predicted. not in a bad way! holy crap!

Feb 11th
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Jessica Cole

Laughed so much!! So wrong, so funny!!

Feb 10th
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Lisa Smythe

you guy are hilarious, luv the podcast

Dec 28th
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Alison Wonderland

Hearing these stories certainly puts into perspective what police have to deal with. and I'm certainly glad that the detectives got payback on that disgusting German rapist. 👍🏻

Dec 27th
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