Nitty Gritty Committee Podcast

Nitty Gritty Committee Podcast

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Meshel Laurie's Nitty Gritty Committee

Meshel Laurie presents stories of the guts and the glory of life, from ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. It's an up-sized brain/soul food combo with a side order of new perspective.

JonBenét Ramsey's Dad: My Son Is Innocent.
Twenty years on, the case of JonBenet Ramsey's murder remains unsolved. Her mother, Patsy, died in 2006. Now John Ramsey, and his son Burke, are possibly the only two people alive who know what hap...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: October 5, 2016, 8:26 pm


Luke Williams: A Journalist Who Became Gripped By Crystal Meth.
When Luke Williams moved in with junkies to research addiction to crystal meth, he had no idea it would go so wrong. He became an addict himself, and his story became one of psychosis, delusions of...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:23 pm


Emily Webb Goes Inside Australia's Most Chilling Murders.
What makes a murderer? Ask Emily Webb. The true crime writer has been fascinated with murder since she was a kid, and now, she spends her days inside libraries, researching the stories of missing p...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: September 6, 2016, 12:56 pm


When Food Is The Enemy.
Atypical anorexia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa. Binge-eating disorder. Purging disorder. Night-eating syndrome.No matter what name you put on it, says Meshel Laurie, everyone with an eating disorder is...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: August 23, 2016, 11:09 pm


BONUS: Making A Murderer's Ken Kratz On Brendan Dassey Walking Free.
UPDATE: Brendan Dassey, the teenage "accomplice" of convicted murderer Steven Avery has had his conviction overturned. Dassey, who was a 17-year-old with learning difficulties at the time of his im...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: August 15, 2016, 8:52 pm


The People Who Flatly Refuse To Be Gay.
Have you heard of gay conversion therapy?It's the thriving industry built around the idea that you can "cure" people of their sexuality. There are hundreds of testimonials online from people who sa...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: August 9, 2016, 8:27 pm


The Many Conspiracies Of David Icke.
You might have heard of David Icke. He is a former British football player, a BBC presenter, and arguably the world's most famous conspiracy theorist. He calls himself a full time investigator into...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: July 26, 2016, 6:14 pm


Alain De Botton On How To Love
How do you find 'the one'? You can't. They don't exist, and in fact, you will inevitably marry the wrong person. But, it doesn't spell disaster. Alain de Botton, the Swiss-born, British-based philo...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: July 13, 2016, 1:24 pm


The Joke That Started A Media Storm.
Is rape ever funny? Can you ever joke about violence and abuse? Are there good rape jokes and bad rape jokes? Those are the questions Meshel Laurie wants answered, and in the process, she speaks to...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: June 28, 2016, 8:42 pm


The Homeless Are Human, Too.
This Winter, there's a group of Australians who are trying to get arrested. For Melbourne's homeless population, living on the street can be so brutal at this time of year that they would rather be...
Author: Meshel Laurie
Posted: June 14, 2016, 4:42 pm


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