Phoebe's Fall



Publication Details

McHugh, S. A., Posetti, J. N., Bachelard, M., Baker, R., McKendrick, T. & Young, T.. Phoebe's Fall. Audio-visual recordingWeb. Melbourne: Fairfax Media, 2016.


The 6-episode podcast series Phoebe's Fall made by Fairfax Media investigated the bizarre death in a garbage chute of Phoebe Handsjuk and the botched police investigation that followed. It asked whether Phoebe died as a result of foul play, suicide or a tragic accident and examined the controversial coronial inquest into her death. The series won a Melbourne Press Club Quills Award, a Kennedy Award for Outstanding Radio Current Affairs and Best Storytelling/Documentary Podcast at the inaugural Australian Castaways Awards (2016). It also won gold at the New York Radio Festival (2017).

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