NewsCast, News Corp Australia’s on-demand audio division, will launch Breaking Badness this weekend, a six-episode true crime podcast following former homicide detective Gary Jubelin as he goes inside the walls of a maximum security prison.
As a cop, Jubelin spent decades locking up murderers, gang leaders and rapists – and he didn’t care what happened to them afterwards.
Now, he’s going back to find out what he missed.
With exclusive access to the Macquarie Correctional Centre in New South Wales, what Jubelin discovers changes the way he thinks about crime and punishment.
Releasing Breaking Badness under News Corp Australia’s True Crime Australia arm builds on the success of Jubelin’s award-winning podcast I Catch Killers as well as investigative podcast Predatory, with Madeleine West.
Jubelin says “By bringing a focus on what happens in prisons, this might be the most significant contribution of my career.”
“As a detective I would never have thought in my wildest dreams that I’d be advocating for prison reform. But my eyes have been opened.
NewsCast Editorial Director (Audio) Dan Box says “The opportunity to spend this long inside a maximum security prison is one few people but Gary could have negotiated – and one no journalist would have turned down.”
“This is a confronting, honest, heartfelt podcast. It’s changed the way that Gary thinks about crime and punishment, and will change the way its listeners think as well.”
This is the first time NewsCast has worked with Australian podcast production company Audiocraft.
New episodes will be published every Saturday from November 25.
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