Merrick Watts to host true crime podcast ‘Police Tape’

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Merrick Watts has teamed up with Daily Telegraph crime editor Mark Morri for a new true crime podcast

The former radio host will host Police Tape, a new podcast taking listeners behind the scenes with interviews from elite police officers, giving insight into some of the biggest crimes and they’ve been a part of and witnessed.

The 10-part podcast is a joint venture between News Corp and NOVA Entertainment.

“In Police Tape you’ll hear from the men and women who have rarely spoken openly about their involvement in some of Australia’s highest profile cases,” said Morri.

“Their blow-by-blow descriptions of the moments that matter will be something you’ll never forget.”

“Like so many other people, I find these stories and people fascinating,” said Watts.

“The unexpected details, the sense of ‘being there’ and the knowledge of what law enforcement does to protect the public, intrigues me as much as anyone else. Hosting these conversations was an amazing experience.”

NOVA Entertainment head of podcasting Jay Walkerden added; “With News Corp Australia’s high-value assets across print and digital, and Nova Entertainment’s expertise in audio production, combined with the scale of our combined sales force, this is the perfect partnership.

“Our joint focus is on creating high-quality, local productions with international appeal.”

Police Tape will debut this Friday, March 29 across podcasting platforms including Acast, with a new episode to be released weekly.

Listen to the trailer here.

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Meshel Laurie
25 Mar 2019 - 3:23 pm

How original.

25 Mar 2019 - 9:05 pm

Good one SCA, shoehorn this old mate into a podcast. When I think serious crime I instantly think Merrick. Next he’ll be hosting 60 Minutes.


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