NSW Police Force and Adam Shand to use new podcast to try and solve crimes

Staff Writer

Investigative journalist Adam Shand has teamed up with the NSW Police Force for what PodcastOne Australia is deeming a “world-first podcast series”.

State Crime Command Investigations will tackle NSW’s most perplexing crimes. NSW Police will use the platform to request information from the public to help solve long-standing cases, ranging from missing persons to homicides and sex crimes. It will, publicity for the podcast said, take listeners into the world of detectives as they work on active cases and bring offenders to justice.

“This podcast with NSW Police is a world-first and harnesses the power of podcasting to achieve outcomes in these cases and shows the determination of investigators to get results in cases even decades old,” Shand said.

In addition, Shand is bringing back The Great COVID Reset, which will continue to explore Australia’s “new normal”.

The new episodes include conversations with SEEK.com managing director Kendra Banks on employment trends, Nobel prize winner Professor Peter Doherty on vaccines, futurist Dr Keith Suter, ANZ Bank senior economist Cherelle Murphy and Australian entrepreneurs developing new drugs to help life return to normal.

Shand said: “It looks like we are hoping to return to ‘business as usual’ as vaccines are approved but perhaps, we are just as vulnerable to the next pandemic. Are we missing an opportunity to make lasting change that addresses issues that led Australia and the world into this emergency? In this series, I speak to people who are questioning our national narrative and propose solutions that once appeared radical but are now rational, given the lessons of 2020.”

SCA’s head of podcasting for PodcastOne Australia, Grant Tothill, noted Shand’s unique skillset.

“Adam is a great story teller with an ability to unearth information to generate fresh angles and facts that can challenge what we believe on the surface to be truth,” he said.

“He has successfully moved from print journalism, writing four books and television into podcasting, adapting his narrative structure to suit each medium and to create his own unique podcast sound and style.”

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