Lost in Larrimah

Caroline Graham, Kylie Stevenson

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An outback town, a missing man and 11 people who mostly hate each other. Kylie Stevenson and Caroline Graham get Lost in Larrimah.

The podcast series Lost in Larrimah was produced by The Australian in conjunction with Bond University.

Episode 1: Never Never

Paddy Moriarty is a larrikin — and when he goes missing under mysterious circumstances, the tiny town of Larrimah finds itself in the midst of an outback mystery. This is Never Never country; it’s easy to get lost here. But there are plenty of other ways a man can disappear, and all of the town’s 11 residents have a theory about what happened.

Episode 2: Off the Rails

As police begin to suspect Paddy Moriarty has met with foul play, existing tensions in Larrimah flare up. The town has been in a civil war for more than a decade. There’s a missing train, a secret cricket match and accusations of theft, arson and hooning. A rusty filing cabinet may hold the answer to what tore this Tidy Town apart.

Episode 3: Humble Pie

If there’s one thing Larrimah’s residents can agree on, it’s that Paddy Moriarty and Fran Hodgetts have been fighting for years. Now the grandmother, who make pies for a crust, has people driving past her teahouse accusing her of murder. But she has her own theory about what happened to Paddy.

Episode 4: End of the Line

For people in Larrimah, the hardship isn’t just that Paddy Moriarty’s missing. Or that he’s probably not coming back alive. They’re facing the idea that one of their neighbours might have done something terrible.

Episode 5: True Word

Paddy Moriarty loved a tall tale and was known as a larrikin. Some of the potential reasons for his disappearance sound like a tall tale themselves. There are sinkholes, crocodiles and a dangerous highway that others have vanished on. And by all accounts, Paddy had a bit of a past.

Episode 6: Last Drinks

One of the most peculiar things about Paddy Moriarty’s disappearance is that his dog, Kellie, is missing too. We investigate the strange twist that might be the key to this mystery, and what his absence means for a town on the brink of vanishing.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Australian [Podcast]
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2018


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