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How Australia’s ‘Bug Whisperer’ Solves Crimes

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Insects never lie. And in Paola Magni’s job, she's the person who helps translate what these tiny little witnesses have to say to give justice to victims of crime.

Known as Australia’s ‘bug whisperer’, Paola is the global face of the specialist forensic science that uses insects and other small creatures to help solve murders, suspicious deaths and cold cases.

She joins us today to take us behind the scenes of forensic entomology.


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Guest: Paola Magni

Host: Gemma Bath

Executive Producer: Gia Moylan

Audio Producer: Scott Stronach


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