Adam Shand At Large. (AUS)

Adam Shand At Large. takes you into the curious mind of Walkley Award-winning investigative journalist and author Adam Shand. Adam brings an independent and forthright view of our world fashioned from 35 years of journalism. This is a search for truth in engaging human stories from voices you rarely hear in Australian media. No brief, no limits, just stories that matter to you.

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Adam Shand At Large. (AUS)

Meth Destruction - Part 1

Methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, is a scourge facing Australians of all ages and walks of life. It's highly addictive and readily available and it's become the most commonly consumed illicit drug in Australia.

Adam tells the story of Tom de Souza and his journey from middle class scholarship boy in Perth to chronic ice user and budding criminal. Adam learns how Tom came back from the brink to beat ice and rediscover his joy of life. This is a harrowing story that should resonate with every family but it also offers a message of hope that ice can be defeated. 

Part 1 - Tom de Souza is a gifted child born into an affluent Australian family in London. He is a scholarship boy who had unlimited potential but then his father loses his job as a stockbroker. The family returns home to Perth where eight- year old Tom struggles to fit in. As a young teenager struggles with self-esteem and low confidence, he discovers methamphetamine which seems to be a panacea for his troubles. Soon he finds himself in the revolving door of the criminal justice system.  

00:33:19 12/13/2018

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Methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, is a scourge facing Australians of all ages and walks of life. It's highly addictive and readily available and it's become the most commonly consumed illicit drug in Australia.

Adam tells the story of Tom de Souza and his journey from middle class scholarship boy in Perth to chronic ice user and budding criminal. Adam learns how Tom came back from the brink to beat ice and rediscover his joy of life. This is a harrowing story that should resonate with every family but it also offers a message of hope that ice can be defeated. 

Part 2 - Struggling to cope with their son's downward spiral, Tom's parents' marriage disintegrates. Tom falls into the seedy sub-culture of drugs where he turns to crime to feed his drug habit. He becomes estranged from his family and sees no future in life. He finds a place on the fringe of society with other misfits and losers where he is not judged. As jail or death beckons, Tom finds the strength to deal with his demons and . Luckily for Tom, his family never gives up on him and they find the strength to help Tom turn his life around.

00:25:08 12/13/2018

Methamphetamine, commonly known as ice, is a scourge facing Australians of all ages and walks of life. It's highly addictive and readily available and it's become the most commonly consumed illicit drug in Australia.

Adam tells the story of Tom de Souza and his journey from middle class scholarship boy in Perth to chronic ice user and budding criminal. Adam learns how Tom came back from the brink to beat ice and rediscover his joy of life. This is a harrowing story that should resonate with every family but it also offers a message of hope that ice can be defeated. 

Meth Destruction - out this December on PodcastOne Australia

00:01:23 12/10/2018

A bank error offers you a multi-million dollar fantasy lifestyle. And the bank and the police aren't chasing you. What would you do? In 2011, a portal to illicit riches opened for a country barman. It was an easy way to rob a bank, almost a victimless crime. Or so he thought, until he pondered the question of conscience.

Part One. A barman-turned-bank robber contacts Adam as he tries to understand why no-one is chasing him. He has found a hole in the ATM network of a bank and has morphed into a big spending high roller but ATM Boy wants his old life back.

00:27:05 10/11/2018
A bank error offers you a multi-million dollar fantasy lifestyle. And the bank and the police aren't chasing you. What would you do? In 2011, a portal to illicit riches opened for a country barman. It was an easy way to rob a bank, almost a victimless crime. Or so he thought, until he pondered the question of conscience. Part Two. ATM Boy is on the horns of a dilemma. He can steal enough from the bank to last a lifetime. Life in a tropical hideout awaits but ATM Boy must summon the courage to abandon everything for a life of lies and deceit.
00:28:02 10/11/2018

A bank error offers you a multi-million dollar fantasy lifestyle. And the bank and the police aren't chasing you. What would you do? In 2011, a portal to illicit riches opened for a country barman. It was an easy way to rob a bank, almost a victimless crime. Or so he thought, until he pondered the question of conscience.   

Coming October 12 to PodcastOne

00:00:59 10/2/2018

The name Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. The foul deeds he confessed to appalled and fascinated us but how much of it was true? In The Real Chopper, we meet the man behind the cartoon thug. He was a hopeless crook and he spent 23 wasted years in jail as a result. The character he dreamed up in a jailhouse book became an Australian icon after Eric Bana played Chopper in the hit movie. Read then made his living from playing the man he saw on the screen. In this two-part series, Adam Shand meets the people closest to Chopper Read and reveals his greatest heist.

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00:24:16 3/21/2018

The name Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. The foul deeds he confessed to appalled and fascinated us but how much of it was true? In The Real Chopper, we meet the man behind the cartoon thug. He was a hopeless crook and he spent 23 wasted years in jail as a result. The character he dreamed up in a jailhouse book became an Australian icon after Eric Bana played Chopper in the hit movie. Read then made his living from playing the man he saw on the screen. In this two-part series, Adam Shand meets the people closest to Chopper Read and reveals his greatest heist.

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00:26:23 3/21/2018

The name Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is a by-word for crime and violence in Australian society. The foul deeds he confessed to appalled and fascinated us but how much of it was true? In The Real Chopper, we meet the man behind the cartoon thug. He was a hopeless crook and he spent 23 wasted years in jail as a result. The character he dreamed up in a jailhouse book became an Australian icon after Eric Bana played Chopper in the hit movie. Read then made his living from playing the man he saw on the screen. In this two-part series, Adam Shand meets the people closest to Chopper Read and reveals his greatest heist.

The Real Chopper - Available Now on PodcastOne

00:01:05 3/14/2018

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