Adam Shand’s The Trial Of The Vampire joins PodcastOne network

Staff Writer

PodcastOne has exclusively added all ten episodes of the original True Crime series The Trials Of The Vampire.

The PodcastOne production, created with journalist and writer Adam Shand, delves into a complex and intriguing Melbourne case where a male prostitute is accused of raping and mutilating a client. She claims her attacker boasted that he was a 200-year-old vampire.

The case went on to become the most expensive investigation in the state’s history, shifting from a murder inquiry to a probe into possible links between Victoria Police and the underworld.  

Announcing The Trials of The Vampire, head of podcasting at SCA Grant Tothill said, “As we know from the success of American podcasts Serial and S-Town and the high level of engagement with Australian True Crime podcasts released over the last 12 months, listeners have an appetite for true crime stories.”

Shand says podcasting is the perfect medium “to bring crime stories to life with all their colour, intrigue and grit.

“In making the series, PodcastOne gave me an open palette to combine storytelling elements from the different media I have worked in,” he added. “I could create a story in a manner that had no limitations.”

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