A 12-part documentary podcast about the notorious free‑love commune, Centrepoint.
There are crimes. But this isn’t a whodunnit. It’s a whydunnit.
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Senior Stuff journalists Eugene Bingham and Adam Dudding invested many months over a span of several years to research, record and edit The Commune, and were supported along the way by a constellation of Stuff colleagues who contributed library research, editorial advice, legal vetting, art work and digital design.
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