BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder

BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder

Published by: Stuff
15 Episodes | First Released: Jul 22 '17 | 🇺🇸
This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation - a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain. Since then the country has asked: who killed the Bain family? David or his father Robin? In this podcast, Martin van Beynen explores the case from start to finish, picking through evidence, the mysteries and motives, and interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses. He seeks to finally answer the question: Who was the killer?
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Wilderpisces
Nov 18
Rating:   10
Riveting

I binge listened to all episodes in one day - so well done and I totally agree with your conclusion - horrific acts and he’s guilty as hell!

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Nullity
Nov 11
Rating:   6
Meh

Unsubbed after episode 2.

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Ollie NZL
Nov 7
Rating:   10
NZ investigative journalism reaches the 21st century

An informative, well researched podcast that covers one of NZs most infamous murder cases. Well presented and keeps you coming back to listen. Awesome to see NZ journalism joining the ranks of other fantastic investigative journalism podcasts. Thank you!

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Sarey84
Oct 11
Rating:   10
Evidence?

ok first i love your podcast. i am late to this case, but was either robin or david was tested for gun shot residue? i think that evidence would of helped a lot!

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ThruTheBellJar
Sep 17
Rating:   10
Great work!

I stumbled upon this podcast by accident and I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed it!

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crocdeezy
Sep 10
Rating:   4
Meh

I don't wanna be a troll so let me just say they need to do a little more research. Half of the time it seems as if they're just totally speculating.

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It's hard to pick a nickname t
Sep 8
Rating:   10
Incredible and balanced podcast

This was a well researched and balanced analysis of the Bain case. The podcasts were absolutely absorbing and I binge listened to most of the episodes. The evidence is compelling and thought provoking. Absolutely brilliant piece of investigative journalism.

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Spectre3297
Jul 26
Rating:   2
Garbage. Could have been interesting, but painfully biased.

Look. The son most likely did it. But this is not journalism. Clearly this podcaster had a point of view, great. Don’t pretend you don’t. I was okay until he said at the end that he wanted the son to live on in peace and that he hoped the son wasn’t harassed. Really? Also, to say that people of color in the u.s. are biased against police is rubbish. Shame on you.

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Hannahbess
Jun 16
Rating:   4
Embarrassingly Biased

As someone who’s never heard of this case living in America, that just enjoys listening to mysteries/unsolved cases I was left wondering way too much about this case and feeling the need to investigate more myself (which is not what one would want to do after listening to 10 full episodes). It’s fine that the creator thinks David Bain was undoubtedly guilty but it sure would’ve been nice to hear more about why others could’ve thought him innocent and less sarcastic reiterations of the same 10 things over and over throughout the podcast. I thought it was well produced and an interesting story (hence the 2 stars) but I more appreciate investigative journalism that presents a less clearly biased view so that I can form my own opinion.

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hawaiijones1978
May 28
Rating:   10
Well done

Six out of five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fluffygooey
May 21
Rating:   10
Interesting but Biased

No question where this journalist stands. Even when he has an episode that is supposed to be dedicated to the evidence against David’s dad, he still manages to start going off on tangents against David. That being said, this story is quite fascinating and ultimately a sad window into an entire family affected in various ways by mental illnesses, in my opinion.

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TezWinder
Mar 25
Rating:   10
Wow

Extremely well put together. That 111 phone call makes me so mad. David Baine is 100% guilty in my eyes and I can’t comprehend how anyone can think he is innocent. He’s a calculated, manipulative, murderer.

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call me stella
Mar 6
Rating:   10
Is he really out

I think I know what he was doing in the missing twenty minutes.He was coldly and systematically murdering his family.Stella callme🌚🌚🌚🌚

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Cocowera
Feb 6
Rating:   10
Listen n learn

This is beyond excellent it’s a incredible criminal investigation. So many facts and deep knowledge! Only one thing, I was disappointed that in the last minute of the podcast you gave David a open door. He doesn’t deserve that and when it comes down to it he will act again. He’s a killer and will kill again, that’s what he knows. Born and ChCh is like to know he’s being kept an eye on! Thanks for a great podcast!

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WLD80
Feb 2
Rating:   8
Great podcast

Fascinating podcast series and well set out. Not sure why it keeps reverting away from the Black Hands David Bane series and over to the general District part of the podcast.

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casbar_***
Jan 21
Rating:   10
Guilty

Well covered and concluded account of a murder. Highlights the issue of flawed police investigation leaving room for less worthy theories to take hold during a murder trial and subsequent appeals which then results in the guilty being freed. The tragedy of 5 lives extinguished for nothing is acknowledged throughout.

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CC NZ
Jan 16
Rating:   10
Amazing series

The analysis and storytelling is perfect - such an iconic Kiwi murder case.

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Bain case follower
Jan 16
Rating:   10
Review with a couple of questions

I have listened to the entire pod cast multiple times. Living in Dunedin and knowing of the Bain’s through theatrical circles that I move in too, and having read all the books, I found the podcast fascinating. One question, why in episode one does Martin say ‘someone brought in the days newspaper’ and then in episode ten this had changed to ‘Robin brought in the newspaper’? After listening firstly to the 111 call, which quite frankly is full of over acting and over emphasised panting and ‘I can’t breathe’ statements, then, most especially the interviews with Binnie J, how could he possibly have found him to be innocent, let alone a jury finding him not guilty.Amazing review of the case and as is revealed in episode ten, the answer in inexplicable.

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j_thirteen
Jan 7
Rating:   4
Right...

The 911 call at the beginning of every single episode is rough. Thought this was an unbiased case review podcast but the “journalist” tips his hand about halfway through the episodes. Not an unbiased opinion at all. Also find it pretty convenient that “he was a nice quiet guy he couldn’t have done it” was a good enough reason for everyone to take the blame off of the father but “he was a nice funny guy who wouldn’t have done it” wasn’t a good enough reason to not put the son in jail for 13 years. Lovely.

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Dickiesbird
Jan 5
Rating:   10
Haunting rendition

I’ve listened to a lot of true crime but this story sticks with me. It’s especially well produced and the sound effects add to it to create a haunting rendition of a tragic and historical event. Congratulations to Martin and his production team.

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