Schmidty introduces Swanny and Clarky to each other and then they delve into the weird world of prosthetic penises, blindfolds and more. Hear the tale of Kye Fortune, Gayle Newland and her unwitting lover as told by Clarky and then judged and sentenced in our first Trial by Wine
If Swiss cheese is your thing, you’ll love this episode. Schmidty takes us on a journey of food fetishism, cheese misuse and the four P’s of marketing. The Swiss Cheese Pervert is tried by our jury and given a new sentence, fitting for a Trial by Wine.
Swanny tells the cautionary tale of social media murder, in this fascinating story about Janelle Potter and her obsessive love that lead to death. Schmidty and Clarky hear the case with all the responses befitting the TBW jury and sentence Janelle and her posse to unique (and fictitious) new sentences.
Judge if Janelle really is just too pretty
Clarky takes the team on a relentless journey of knives, threats, butchery and horror in his telling of the Katherine Knight story – Australia’s Hannibal Lecter. Join Schmidty and Swanny as they hear the case with it’s many twists and turns and seek TBW justice.
Schmidty “lightens the mood” with a macabre (but not murder) story. Follow the twists and turns of the Russian Grave Robber and his bizarre collection of “dolls”. Clarky and Swanny are freaked out and revolted, but stay true to their cause and sentence Anatoly Moskvin to a fate befitting of his crimes….well, sort of.
Here's the real beautiful nail joke too.
Swanny introduces us to the not-so-perfect lives of the Wolfpack where we learn the hazards of home schooling, cougar chasing and reading too much into first testament scripture.
Clarky tells the tragic story of Marie Joseph and the risks of 240,000 gallons of Midori and milk when mixed with mediocre management. We’re joined by special guests Stuart (pool technician extraordinaire) and Henrietta who provide valuable insights into the case.
Schmidty takes us on a journey of self improvement gone horribly wrong in this story of manipulation and persuasion at an epic level. Clarky and Swanny learn the highs and lows of marketing with a crash course in what makes a house of brands in the story of Nxivm.
Swanny takes us on a ride and a half, exploring Florida's wildlife and more in this eye popping episode about the goings on in Florida on the Trial by Winers' birthdays!
Clarky proves the adage that in modern times people can have more than three careers with his story of Mona Fandey. Schmidty and Swanny debate whether there is a skills gap for shamanism and what the curriculum of the School of Trial By Wine Certificate III Shamanism would need to cover and whether internships are a good things
Schmidty unleashes the first unsolved case on the TBW crew, changing things up a little and getting the team to don their detective hats and scour through the evidence before accusing and sentencing their perps. The story centers around an underwater Stone, Brian Jones, and the mystery of his death.
What does a Jewish Pimp, a Hollywood director and Hugh Hefner have in common? A beautiful woman named Dorothy Stratten. Hear the harrowing story of Dorothy and the men that destroyed her told by Swanny.
Oh, this one is gross. Clarky takes us back in time to 1930's Italy where we learn the economical way a murderer can use their "resources" and Schmidty and Swanny write a new musical.
Schmidty tells a very light touch Golden State Killer story and then goes on to shock the Jury with the story of David Fuller and how both of these monsters were undone in the end.
Swanny delves into the world of body modification and the team are amazed at the kind of work you can get at a tattoo shop on the Central Coast.
Who doesn't love a battered Saveloy? Well, us now. Clarky tells the story of Sada Abe and her extraordinary love life.
Schmidty tells the story of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson, the Swedish twins who ran havoc on the M6 and more.
Swanny takes the team on a trip to Springfield Illinois where nuclear plant engineer Mark Winger killed his wife Donnah and alleged attacker and thanks to the investigation lead by a Chief Wiggan wannabe, very nearly got away with it.
Clarky horrifies the team with the shocking story of the Richardson family murders and Swanny discovers her talent for slam duck poetry.
Schmidty takes us back in time to Switzerland 1794 with the story of Margaretta Peter, the woman who thought she was Christ, in this story of religious fanaticism and whack-a-mole.
Swanny tells the story of the man behind the makeup, providing the background to one of America’s most prolific serial killers, John Wayne Gacy and why clowns just don’t do it for her.
Clarky, Schmidty and Swanny are joined by a special guest, Regina Lawless, who gives us her professional view on the case of McKinley "Mac" Phipps Jr. Reggie brings her wealth of experience in legal process to educate the TBW crew and we were honoured to have her join the jury!
Schmidty lightens things up a bit and in honour of April fools, takes us back in the Timey-Winey machine to the roaring '20's in this story of the King of Conmen, Victor Lustig (or at least that was one of his names), a man who made fooling people an art form.
SSwanny backs up Clown Passions and horrifies the Trial by Wine crew with a deeper dive into the John Wayne Gacy case.
Clarky delves into the story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose in this story of illness. The Trial by Wine team debate who was ill and how as it isn't as clear as it may seem.
Schmidty goes back to Florida and throws in a dose of COVID-19 in this story of how President Trump prescribed bleach to an unsuspecting populace.
Clarky tells the harrowing story of Sylvia Likens, an innocent girl bullied and tortured to death by a community lead by a villain who looks an awful lot like a caricature of evil.
Swanny covers the classic story of boy meets girl, boy gaslights girl, girl loses everything set against the backdrop of Sarma Melngailis' vegan crusade.
Schmidty tells the story of three fascinating Brazilians and their penchant for long pig in our first fan requested story - thanks Kitty Kat!
Clarky tells the story of Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy, where antidepressants and text messages combined with tragic consequences.
Swanny takes us on a road trip to the salad bowl of America where Laren Sims and Sara Dutra (Karma Sutra) cross Weekend at Bernie's and Thelma and Louise in a wild story that proves real life is stranger than fiction.
Schmidty grosses the team out with the macabre story of Ed Gein, the Butcher of Plainfield who filled late nights in Wisconsin with some bizarre hobbies.
The team are joined by Risky Sour, who provides some much needed gravitas and actual expertise on Clarky's story of the Westpac Scandal.
Join the team as Swanny tells the story of Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped walking to her school bus stop and the monsters who stole her childhood.
Schmidty reveals the insidious nature of blackmail with three stories from across the globe all featuring blackmailing moles.
Clarky dives into crimes of passion, culminating in the bizarre story of Tall Hot Blonde and Marine Sniper - how a virtual romance can go very bad.
Swanny brings suite of silly stories from the UK (thank you Channel 4) and our favourite - Florida. From phallus reconstruction to a VET who loves animals too much.
Schmidty brings the Widow of Walcha to trial, where Natasha Darcy's prolific internet searching lead to her arrest.
Clarky brings to light a story from Antwerp Victoria, where Joan Vollmer was exorcised to death in 1993 in a truly shocking Australian story.
Swanny tells the tale of Kellie Lane, set against a backdrop of Sydney's sport and beach culture. What happened to baby Tegan?
What kind of idiot would use COVID to cover up a murder? Schmidty answers this in the story of David and Gretchen Anthony.
Clarky's telling of the Natalia Barnett case leaves the team with more questions than answers...and a lot of laughs along the way.
Schmidty introduces the complex and at times tragic case of Aileen Wuornos - not the first female serial killer.
Swanny introduces the concept of a non-secretor to the team and tells the story of the tragic murder of Angela Samota, where suspects abound, but only the determination of Angela's best friend Sheila brought the killer to justice.
With Swanny away, Clarky and Schmidty (with the help of Woowey and Tone) keep the home fires burning with this selection of weird and wonderful news - mostly brought to us by our favourite source - Ladbible
While Swanny is away, Clarky entertains the jury with some saucy stories from Oxygen.com discovering a whole new species of human - real life super heroes!
Schmidty takes the Real life Superhero thing further with the story of Pheonix Jones, a real life Super Hero who fell from grace.
Swanny is back and to celebrate Clarky tells the tale of the Slenderman Stabbing. Was it another case of folie a deux, or more aligned to Mean Girls?
Image: Dave Dick Illustrator
Schmidty brings a listener recommendation to the jury that shocks them into silence. The death of Pravin Varughese and subsequent miscarriage of justice is a harrowing story of a mothers fighte for justice. Thank you Lovely for your support.
Swanny takes us back to the 50's and a story of mother's love that's gone a little too far. Ma Duncan refuses to cut the cord to her son Frank with disastrous consequences.
Schmidy tells a buyer beware story of real estate jealousy that had the Broaduss family terrorised. Who was The Watcher and what was their problem?
Schmidy takes a trip down memory lane back in the Wild West of England in this story of the murders of Becky Godwin and Sian O'Callaghan and the lingering questions about their killer Christopher Halliwell. Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=72662
When is a love triangle, not a love triangle? When Liz Golyar is in the mix. Swanny tells the sad tale of the disappearance of Cari Farver at the hands of her love rival.
Clarky hangs the jury in this frankly weird story of Elisa Lam and the events that lead to her tragic death. What really happened to Elisa and did the dark history of the Cecil Hotel have anything to do with it?
If you have a fear of snakes, this one is not for you! Schmidty takes the team to Kerala for an exotic murder in God's Own Country. Hear how Suraj Kumar plotted to murder his wife Uthra and created a legal precedence in the process.
In this story, Swanny delves into the murder of Marjorie Nugent by her musical theatre loving companion Bernie Tiede and highlights the risks involved when Austin Liberals campaign for justice. (image istock)
Schmidty delves into the sad story of Abraham Shakespeare, a man who had a little, then a lot, then nothing. Would you tell anyone if you won the lottery?
Clarky brings us the story of Jack Unterweger, a killer across continents who charmed the Literati into thinking that literal reform and moral reform were literally the same thing.
Clarky shocks the jury with the tragic story of Zarah Baker, whose short life was plagued with illness and abuse. Did her step mother Elisa kill her and was her father Adam a pathalogical numnut?