Loose Units: The Podcast

Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Loose Ends 36 - New Years Resolutions

    Loose Ends 36 - New Years Resolutions

    31/12/2020 Duration: 26min

    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

    28/12/2020 Duration: 34min

    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.

  • Loose Ends 35 - Bad Santa

    Loose Ends 35 - Bad Santa

    24/12/2020 Duration: 26min

    Paul and John talk bad (very, very bad) Santas, and wish you a merry Christmas... and flip the bird to the year-that-shall-not-be-named!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Tickets on Himself

    Tickets on Himself

    21/12/2020 Duration: 36min

    Why are highway patrol officers called Cockroaches? And are old people really more dangerous at driving than young ones?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Dry, with special guests Eric Bana and Jane Harper!

    The Dry, with special guests Eric Bana and Jane Harper!

    17/12/2020 Duration: 29min

    Eric Bana and Jane Harper drop by to talk about the spectacular new crime drama THE DRY, based on Jane's bestselling novel! It's out January1st, and you absolutely have to see it. If you loved Loose Units and Electric Blue, it's going to really float your boat.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Sh*t-Kicker

    Sh*t-Kicker

    14/12/2020 Duration: 41min

    Young John, fresh off a thrilling car chase, now has to get down to routine, sh*t-kicking police work. But things get interesting when a prisoner insists on showing John his tattoo...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Loose Ends 34 - Mangled

    Loose Ends 34 - Mangled

    10/12/2020 Duration: 27min

    An old woman stops John in the street, and suddenly, a decades-old murder mystery unfolds at his feet. An incredible, unexpected story from John is in store this week on Loose Ends!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Cuff Stuff

    Cuff Stuff

    07/12/2020 Duration: 35min

    How does a scrawny 21 year old cop haul a 100kg prisoner into the back of a sedan with a crowd watching? And what happens when someone gets thrown through a plate glass window and almost gets skinned in the process?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Loose Ends 34 - A Very Red Hot Loose Ends

    Loose Ends 34 - A Very Red Hot Loose Ends

    03/12/2020 Duration: 30min

    John, Paul and Tegan get together for a very special look at Red Host Australian Christmas, and to talk about the challenges of telling a story about bushfire season in regional Victoria.,  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Red Hot Australian Christmas

    Red Hot Australian Christmas

    30/11/2020 Duration: 42min

    This week, Loose Units, Castaway Studios and Tegan Higginbotham proudly present Red Hot Australian Christmas, a hilarious and touching 45-minute Christmas audio play based in Gippsland, Victoria. It’s Christmas in Australia, and Victoria is in the grip of an unprecedented heatwave.   As the mercury rises across the state, the threat of fire plays heavily on the minds of many. But for a stubborn few, Christmas is – first and foremost – a time for family, feasting, and forced frivolity. And as far as they’re concerned, the fires can go and get f**ked.  One such believer is grizzled country Grandmother Heather Kelly, who has finally managed to get her entire family under one roof in Maffra, Gippsland. But before Heather even has time to interrogate her children about their failing love lives, the family receive a fire evacuation order. Code Red – they have to leave.  With danger pressing in on them, the Kelly family pack Christmas into the back of a caravan and flee f

  • Loose Ends 33 - Something HUGE is Coming.

    Loose Ends 33 - Something HUGE is Coming.

    26/11/2020 Duration: 29min

    Paul and John discuss how to dissolve a body in lye, whether social workers can become cops, AND they reveal the single biggest thing to happen on this podcast EVER. Next Tuesday is going to be EPIC!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • SHOTS FIRED.

    SHOTS FIRED.

    23/11/2020 Duration: 30min

    21 year old John, green as hell, steps out of his first car chase and is confronted with a terrible choice. Shots are fired, suspects are fleeing, and before long, John undertakes his very first high-pressure arrest.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Loose Ends 32 - The Stalker

    Loose Ends 32 - The Stalker

    19/11/2020 Duration: 31min

    After a series of rapid fire questions from listeners, the boys field a somewhat epic and troubling tale from a UK listener involving a stalker.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Mentor From Hell

    The Mentor From Hell

    16/11/2020 Duration: 40min

    John and Paul contend with John's first - and worst - mentor on the force: Len Beater. This week on Loose Units, the boys look at working the Sylvester Switch, pining after unrequited love, and being buddied-up with a maniac-in-the-making.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Loose Ends 31 - Go Straight to Gaol

    Loose Ends 31 - Go Straight to Gaol

    12/11/2020 Duration: 29min

    Paul and John discuss the corrections officers, and the inherent squiggliness of prison as a concept. They also dive into John's weird, potentially stupid way of keeping track of things.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Autopsy-turvy

    Autopsy-turvy

    09/11/2020 Duration: 41min

    This week on Loose Units: Origins, find out what it was like for 20 year old John Verhoeven to enter a room full of dead bodies on slabs. Paul and John delve into the imapct of seeing dead bodies, talk about how brains are removed from skulls, and John mocks the very idea of bringing lunchboxes to work.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Truth Comes Out

    The Truth Comes Out

    05/11/2020 Duration: 46min

    A listener sends in a question about ADHD and autism, and suddenly, Paul and John have a talk decades in the making. This episode of Loose Units delves into father and son issues, depression, anxiety, guilt, ADHD and medication. It's also the first time Paul and John have ever aired these issues face-to-face.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • John Gets Punched in the Face

    John Gets Punched in the Face

    02/11/2020 Duration: 43min

    A young John gets smashed in the face during training for flipping a fellow cadet! A very angry man threatens to cave his skull in if he doesn't shoot straight! This week on Loose Units: Origins, the boys take a look at John's search for a mentor whilst learning to become a police officer.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Loose Ends 30 - DRUGS

    Loose Ends 30 - DRUGS

    29/10/2020 Duration: 22min

    What begins as an exploration into touch-typing mishaps soon devolves into DRUGS. More specifically, a listener tells a harrowing story of a near-miss when a cop enters their grow-house, and John gets invited into a very well-lit, very green  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Surprise Inspection... but Theres Weed out Back

    Surprise Inspection... but There's Weed out Back

    26/10/2020 Duration: 42min

    John is 21, and two police arrive at his door... but there's weed growing in the bathroom. Is John's police career about to disappear in a puff of smoke? Also: did you know that John almost ended up investing in a drug ring? Neither did Paul! It's a jam-packed and super stressful episode of Loose Units: Origins, and this week, we're looking at Chapter 2.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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