TUNE IN: ARN’s iHeart Reopens Melbourne’s Most Infamous Cold Case in New True Crime Podcast “The Easey Street Murders”

Today, ARN’s iHeart together with Australia’s #1 Crime podcast Casefile announced the launch of a bone-chilling new podcast, "The Easey Street Murders," unravelling one of Australia’s most haunting cold cases. Listeners on the iHeart app will have access to binge the entire series from launch, with episodes dropping weekly on all other podcast platforms.  

Forty-seven years ago, tragedy struck Easey Street, Collingwood, when Susan Bartlett and Suzanne Armstrong were brutally murdered in their own home. The inexplicable nature of this crime left a scar on the nation's conscience. Despite a million-dollar reward and years of investigation, justice remains elusive. The haunting question lingers: who is responsible for this unfathomable act? 

Award-winning journalist Helen Thomas, known for her dogged investigation of this case, dedicated over a decade to unravelling the mysteries behind Susan and Suzanne’s tragic deaths. Initially investigating for ABC’s "Background Briefing" and chronicling her findings in the book "Murder On Easey Street," Thomas will lead audiences through the labyrinthine depths of this enigmatic case in the podcast. 

"We know that justice delayed is not justice denied," said Thomas. "But after nearly 50 years, how long much longer do Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett have to wait for their killer to be found?" 

Throughout the series, Thomas will conduct in-depth interviews with the victims’ loved ones, unearth overlooked witnesses within Easey Street, and engage retired law enforcement officers who were present at the scene of the crime, painting a vivid and haunting picture of that fateful night in January 1977. 

“Casefile continues to deliver stories that capture the imagination of Australians, and the unsolved Easey Street Murders are no different,” said Corey Layton, ARN’s Head of Digital Audio. “This unique partnership enables audiences to listen to the podcast weekly wherever they get their podcasts, or to binge every episode now via the iHeart app.” 

"The Easey Street Murders" is a co-production of iHeartPodcasts and Casefile True Crime. Binge all episodes of "The Easey Street Murders" now, exclusively on the iHeart app or weekly wherever you get your podcasts.  

About iHeart 
iHeart, the world's fastest-growing digital audio service, was launched by ARN to the Australian market in 2013. ARN's iHeart is a free, all-in-one radio, music streaming, podcast and live events platform available to Australians in every state.  

In addition to being able to access their favourite music from around the globe, audiences can access their favourite stations in Australia from ARN, the ABC, SBS, and stations from New Zealand and the USA.  

In 2020, ARN launched iHeartPodcast Network Australia, providing advertisers with access to significant scale across local, global and catchup podcasts. The network quickly became Australia's number #1 podcast publisher. 

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 500 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.