The Sydney Early Morning Herald‘s groundbreaking investigative podcast Phony, Phony: Melissa Caddick and the Missing Out On Millions has actually passed 1 million downloads less than a month after its launch. The series,
hosted by the Herald’s acclaimed chief investigative press reporter Kate McClymont and 60 Minutes press reporter Tom Steinfort, dives into the sensational scams devoted by the apparently effective Sydney businesswoman. The Caddick examination has actually captivated various individuals for various factors -scams, deceptiveness, and jaw-dropping nerve. We’re happy with the audience action to Phony, Phony and the feedback we are getting weekly informs us simply how engaged and interested listeners are, Herald examinations editor Michael Evans said. We are at the midway mark of the series and Kate and Tom have lots of discoveries still to come about how Caddick tricked those closest to her. The series has up until now revealed Caddick’s early scams, consisting of created cheques and phony degrees, the lies she outlined her very first marital relationship to attorney Tony Caddick and how she at one point took $46,000 a day from her customers– the majority of whom were household and close friends. In episode 5,
launched on Monday, McClymont and Steinfort expose how Caddick utilized cash taken from her moms and dads to pay $590,000 for a single-stone diamond ring. Herald editor Bevan Shields stated the podcast reveals the amazing reach the Herald’s quality, ingenious journalism can achieve. I’m so happy with Kate, Tom and the group, Shields stated.
This actually is storytelling at its best. Liar, Phony is the very first audio co-production in between The SydneyEarly Morning Herald and 60 Minutes. This collaboration has actually brought to life the amazing stranger-than-fiction story of con-artist Melissa Caddick
, 9’s director of news and existing affairs, Darren Wick said. Across 9, we have actually informed this story on 60 Minutes, in our documents and with our drama Vanishing Act and each has actually drawn in huge audiences as individuals are interested by the story. New episodes of Phony, Phony are launched every Monday on Spotify or any place you get your podcasts.