The Lake

The Lake

Stuff Audio and Popsock Media

For more than five years, New Zealand investigative journalist Aaron Smale has been digging into the injustices - and crimes - of the state welfare system of Aotearoa New Zealand. Of all the unbelievable stories he has investigated, none is more shocking than what happened to children and adolescents at Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital in the 1970s under the supervision of head psychiatrist Selwyn Leeks. This podcast contains descriptions of physical, sexual and psychological abuse perpetrated against children, as well as swearing, and frank discussions about mental health and suicide. Take care when and where you listen.

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of The Lake?

There are 9 episodes avaiable of The Lake.

What is The Lake about?

We have categorized The Lake as:

  • History
  • True Crime

Where can you listen to The Lake?

The Lake is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did The Lake start?

The first episode of The Lake that we have available was released 17 October 2021.

Who creates the podcast The Lake?

The Lake is produced and created by Stuff Audio and Popsock Media.