Trace Investigative, Unsolved

Hosted By: Rachael Brown
Produced By: ABC Radio

In this serialized podcast, Trace examines the fractures in Australia’s criminal justice system, and the decades-long ripples they have caused.

Trace Podcast Host:

Rachael Brown is an award-winning Australian investigative journalist and the host of Trace. With extensive experience in crime reporting, Rachael brings her expertise and passion for justice to the podcast. She is known for her meticulous research, compassionate storytelling, and dedication to uncovering the truth behind unsolved crimes. Rachael’s commitment to investigative journalism has earned her accolades and a loyal following of listeners.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Compassionate Approach: Rachael Brown’s approach to storytelling, treating victims and their families with respect and empathy, and giving them a voice that may have been silenced for years.
  • Humization of Victims: Trace’s ability to humanize the victims, moving beyond the crime itself to delve into their lives, dreams, and aspirations, allowing listeners to connect with them on a personal level.
  • Awareness: The podcast’s impact in generating awareness and renewed interest in cold cases, sometimes even leading to fresh leads or breakthroughs in investigations.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Lengthy Background Information: A few listeners have expressed that the podcast occasionally spends an excessive amount of time on background information, which they believe could be condensed or streamlined to maintain a more focused narrative.
  • Personal Opinions and Biases: As with any investigative podcast, some listeners have voiced concerns about potential biases or personal opinions of the host, feeling that they may influence the presentation of facts or the exploration of certain angles.

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