Since writing a couple of posts on this humble blog about the identity of the anonymous host of the true crime podcast Casefile, I have been inundated with emails from fans of the show and curiously-minded people asking me to help them work out his identity.
You can read these earlier posts of mine here, here here and here if you wish.
A lot of people have easily worked out his first name is ‘Brad’ (Not much sleuth work required as he told Rolling Stone magazine to call him ‘Brad’ in an interview in 2016) and also his surname, but then struggled to put a face to a name. There are lot of people in Australia and in New South Wales with that same name and surname combination.
Suffice to say, I’ve been sent a lot of links to LinkedIn profiles of ‘Brad’ but they have all – rather amusingly – been the wrong ‘Brad’.
I can confirm our publicity-shy host is not an executive in the financial services industry or a sports administrator, though I suspect he might have worked in the fitness industry prior to starting the podcast. Perhaps that is how he got his famous injury which required the surgery that motivated him to create the podcast while he was at home recovering a few years ago.
“I’d just had surgery, which required a lot of lying around doing nothing. I was listening to a lot of podcasts at the time…” he told Vice magazine in October 2016.
Given all the public interest in finding out the identity of the Casefile host and the endless emails I receive (two or three a week), I have decided to provide a helping hand to those trying to work it out for themselves.
If you’re one of those fans of the podcast who don’t want to know a bit more about the man behind the disembodied voice narrated famous crimes, then STOP READING NOW.
For others as curious as me, here are a few handy tips:
Firstly, it does not require any special skills or access to secret databases.
To find out his full name you simply have to look up the company (don’t be too imaginative) on the ASIC (The Australian Securities and Investments Commission) company register and then pay a small fee to get a copy of the document. This is a PUBLICLY AVAILABLE document.
To put a face to the name is a bit tricker.
What you need to do is work out the name of the host’s regional newspaper and carry out the following Google Image search:
‘Host name + newspaper name’
Among the photos, should be one of the Casefile host taken at a social function. (He has deleted most of his photos from social media, but this one he cannot delete for obvious reasons).
This of course only solves part of the mystery – as to why he wants to remain anonymous no one really knows?
Is it just a marketing gimmick to make the show ‘spooky’ or is there a more interesting and intriguing reason?
I’ll leave that – for now – to the conspiracy theorists.
8 thoughts on “Solving the identity of the anonymous Casefile host: a few tips”
Can you save me the money and send me his photo?
Has it occurred to you the very obvious reason he wants to keep his identity a secret: that he reports on murderers that are still alive and might not like the additional attention to the case he brings? That some of the people that got off free (think the family court murders case, prior to the reinquiry) might now have motive to attack him too, for doing nothing but sharing the truth of the matter? Not gonna lie your incredible blind pettiness about this is hella disturbing.
Thanks for the comment Rhi, but to quote Withnail: “What absolute twaddle!”
You should take this down. It’s really dark that you want to expose someone who has repeatedly told you not to
How is this a years long saga for yourself?
Guessing you feel slighted because he blocked you after you doxxed him?
Parasitic behaviour from yourself.